Category: Photography

Take your sharpest pictures

The 50 megapixel Canon 5DSR, the 43 megapixel Sony A7RII, and the 36 megapixel Nikon D810 – these and other cameras are megapixel behemoths that can capture every last ounce of detail present in a scene. Unfortunately, […]

Photography and Travel in 2016

Happy New Year! Let’s take a look at the state of photography and travel today, and what we can expect in 2016: Camera technology has plateaued Camera technology won’t get any better in 2016. Instead we’ll see the […]

Emotive Travel Photography

There are really two kinds of travel pictures. The first are the quick snaps which don’t require much thought or planning. These pictures make up the vast majority of travel photographs, yet they do little more than prove that we […]

Switching from Canon to Nikon

When you buy a DSLR you aren’t just buying a camera. You’re buying into a camera system full of lenses, flashes, batteries, and accessories. It’s a costly investment for which the camera is only the tip of the financial iceberg. […]

Fall Photo Tips

Fall is my favorite time of year – the temperature is pleasant and the air is refreshing. The sun is lower on the horizon during the day, leading to more opportunities to shoot in dramatic light, […]

Some trips stick with you.

How long does a vacation really last? There have been several articles which claim that the benefits of a vacation fade quickly after it’s over. While I’ve found that to be true for short, easy trips, I’ve also found longer […]

New Gallery: Belgium

I really love Belgium. The people, the scenery, the fact that it’s not super touristy (relative to some places in Europe), and of course the beer. Seeing that I’ve been to Belgium twice now, it’s about time […]

Dramatic Light Photography

One of the best ways to improve any photo is to use dramatic light. Sunrises and sunsets provide the best and most reliable opportunities for good photographs in dramatic light. I always get a rush when I see […]

Facebook Cover Pictures

Is the old Facebook profile getting a bit stagnant? Is your cover shot in need of a facelift? Introducing The Polar Route’s collection of Facebook Cover Shots. Facebook cover shots are a total pain. You […]

You Should Go To Sri Lanka.

Just go there. It’s cheaper, more exotic, prettier, more laid back, and better than just about every other beach destination on Earth (yeah, even Thailand). Have your doubts? I’ll prove it to you.   It’s cheap […]

New Destination Gallery: RUSSIA

Twelve Cities, Six Weeks Worth of Travel The new Russia gallery is the culmination of about six weeks of travel through Russia on two separate trips. Cities included St. Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Tyumen, Tomsk, […]