Contributors Wanted – Share what you know

Welcome to Beyond Your Bag. This is a blog primarily aimed at the photographic community but will likely appeal to others as well. The idea is to freely share our knowledge with one another. Anything that will help achieve a better photograph is welcome. From the best vantage points to animal behavior to learning how to approach…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Butterfly Hunt

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I enjoy photographing insects. Starting off, butterflies were easy for me. They are cute, unthreatening and some species even sit still. A while back, on a beautiful summer day, I found what appeared to be several Monarch butterflies congregating on some flowers. I later came to know that those…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Travel and the choices we make

We’ve all been there. We’re getting ready for a trip and we have to decide which of our gear we should take. We want to make sure we have the right equipment for every situation but that means we have to carry a lot of heavy, and expensive, gear. But if we don’t then we…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

The Film Experience (sort of)

One of the big complaints you hear from those that learned on film is that, with digital cameras, people don’t take the time to make each picture count since storage is so plentiful. Perhaps there is a bit of truth to that but it’s just the way the digital world works. And there’s nothing wrong…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Rediscovering photography

Recently I was thinking about how I regained my interest in photography. While there a few things that came together, it really came down to one subject thatI enjoyed shooting. And that was…. insects. Prior to my discovery of the fun it was to shoot them and even more fun to study the images after,…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Introduction

Welcome to Beyond Your Bag. This blog was created to allow photographers to share their knowledge and experiences with each other. Consider it a magazine, or blog-zine, created by you, our readers. All of us have read the various photography magazines (Popular Photography, Amateur Photographer, Digital Photography and so on) and thought that we have something…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.