Todd Vorenkamp

Todd Vorenkamp

Senior Creative Content Writer for Explora, Todd Vorenkamp has been taking photographs for almost 30 years. A photographic artist, he has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Academy of Art University and is an adjunct instructor of photography at Dakota College at Bottineau. He is a former US Navy and Coast Guard helicopter aviator and a licensed merchant marine officer. His personal website is www.trvphoto.com.

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There is an adage that goes: “A good brush does not make a good painter.” But what if one particular brush were better for the task than others? When it comes to light painting, COAST’s “inspection beam” flashlights will certainly give the light painter a tactical advantage and, for those not painting...
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Right on the heels of a competitor’s announcement, Lexar has rolled out its Professional CFexpress Type-B memory cards to meet the demands of videographers and digital photographers producing massive quantities of data at a fast clip. Engineered for the needs of raw 4K...
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Enter the Speedmaster! Since 2014, Mitakon Zhongyi has been making its rival version of the legendary Leica Noctilux—the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster. Today, the company...
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Fujifilm has just released the new X-A7! Like the Fujifilm X-100T, the X-A7 represents a very solid way to ingress into the Fujifilm X-system of spectacular lenses and technology. At its core, the X-A7 features an all...
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Manfrotto is releasing its new-and-improved Advanced II line of camera bags, shoulder bags, backpacks, messengers, and camera holsters to replace the popular bags of its existing Advanced collection. The adage suggests that you cannot keep everyone happy all the time, but Manfrotto is definitely trying to make camera bags for every...
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Canon has just released its brand-new EOS 90D DSLR camera and its mirrorless stablemate, the EOS M6 Mark II. With all of the noise and excitement surrounding the latest full-frame mirrorless offerings these days, it is nice to see a company throw some love at the APS-C cropped...
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Look around a hot vacation spot, and you’ll likely see the popular Joby GorillaPod around supporting everything from action cameras to smartphones to DSLRs. For content creatives, especially vloggers and others working with video, there is often a need for mounting accessories with your camera. To help build your rig, Joby’s new...
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Known by some as the ultimate mountaineering, travel, and adventure bags, the full lineup of f-stop camera bags for the visual creatives who find themselves well off the beaten path is now available at B&H Photo. Photographers and videographers alike have sworn by the capabilities of the f-stop system since the company’s inception,...
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In these days of digital photography, stumbling upon a semi-secret, not well-known photographic tool is a rare pleasure. Enter the Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue polarizer filter. With the power of modern digital cameras and post-processing software, we tend to think that anything we want to see in an image can be created,...
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Congratulations to NASA, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and United Launch Alliance for their successful launch of the Parker Solar Probe to study the closest star to Earth, the Sun, at distances never accomplished before. With this successful launch, it is time to add details of the Parker Solar Probe mission to this list of American interplanetary spacecraft photo gear...
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Are you currently a photography student? Are you enrolled in high school, college, or graduate-level photography classes this fall? Here is some unsolicited advice from professional photographic educators to take with you into the classroom or out into the field. 1. “It is totally natural to emulate other photographers who you admire as you start your journey with the medium of photography, but...
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The debate between analog film photography versus digital photography has been settled for most of the photographing populace. This just in… digital is, by far, the choice of today and the future. This article is not about dredging up that debate for the modern photographer—instead, let’s take a look at that discussion through the lens of someone just starting out in photography—a first-year...
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For a working professional photographer like renowned maritime photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Onne van der Wal, the most valuable part of his business is not the tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of cameras and lenses he carries, it is that which cannot be covered by insurance or easily replaced: data. Clients don’t care if your Canon camera was lost to Davy Jones’s Locker in the...
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Gitzo has updated, improved, and re-invented its classic 3-way tripod head. The new Gitzo 3-Way Fluid Head is designed for photographers looking for the precision that ball heads rarely offer, with the controlled and fluid movements of a geared head without the size and weight of that type of...
Nikon COOLPIX W150 Digital Camera
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Nikon has just released the Nikon COOLPIX W150—an update to its entry-level family-summertime-fun digital waterproof COOLPIX W100 camera. The COOLPIX W150 camera is the perfect...
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