Hot Shot: Motorcycle Photography

May 14, 2013 View Comments by

Great photography is one thing that distinguishes RoadRUNNER from most other magazines. Having no photographic background, other than the usual family album shots, it’s quite a challenge taking worthy pictures with a rather basic compact digital point and shoot camera. We usually take around three hundred shots while on a tour, most of which are […]

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Touring Weekend Photo Tour With John Flores

Mar 15, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcycle touring and photography go better together than baseball and apple pie. After all, when was the last time you had apple pie at a baseball game? On the other hand, we’re all lucky enough to ride in some pretty special places, and for some of us it’s natural to stop, smell the roses, and […]

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Fuji Rides the Retro New Wave with the X-E1

Mar 06, 2013 View Comments by

If you’re the kind of rider that likes modern interpretations of classic bikes and eschews cordura and hi-viz yellow for classic, durable leather, then the Fuji X-E1 may be the camera for you. Literally dripping and oozing with retro style, the metal and faux leather finish harken back to the days before SLRs, when rangefinders […]

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GoPro or Go Home

Feb 18, 2013 View Comments by

GoPro’s are all the rage these days, and the motorcycle world is no exception—and for good reason too. You can get some great shots and video with this little device. It’s a great tool, but it’s not perfect yet. When I go out for a ride, I usually set the camera in either two or […]

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Bonus Photos: Nepal, Jan/Feb ’13

Feb 01, 2013 View Comments by

After surviving their trip through India (chronicled in the Nov/Dec ’12 issue) RoadRUNNER’s world travelers, Simon and Lisa Thomas, crossed the border into Nepal. Their journey through the world’s most mountainous country appears in the Jan/Feb ’13 issue of RoadRUNNER Magazine. Here are some extra photos that did not make it into the original article. […]

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Pentax cameras for Digital Riders

Jan 09, 2013 View Comments by

Pentax wanted to show us three cameras that they thought suitable for the motorcycle tourer. The Optio WG-II is a rugged all weather camera that can be used in the cold, under water, and in other extreme conditions. The Q10 is as small as a point-and-shoot but has interchangeable lenses just like a DSLR, and […]

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RoadRUNNER Speaks with Panasonic at PhotoPLUS

Dec 18, 2012 View Comments by

Panasonic brought a panoply of cameras to New York and had three in particular that they wanted to show us—the new GH3 mirrorless camera, the FZ200 super-zoom, and the mighty compact LX-7. New York based pro photog, and fellow-motorcyclist, Rick Gerrity was also there to share some real-world experiences with Panasonic cameras. The GH3 is the much-anticipated successor to the GH2, […]

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Getting the Shot

Dec 17, 2012 View Comments by

Last week I talked about taking the road less traveled and finding the hidden gem of Dos Lagunas, which was in a ranger station in remote northern Guatemala near the border of Mexico. The most common way in is a two-day donkey ride, which the locals would take, or in the dry season you can […]

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The Road Less Traveled

Dec 10, 2012 View Comments by

I like to get off the beaten path when traveling on my motorcycle. Over time I have realized that this is easier said than done. The world certainly has a lot of people in it, I think it’s up to seven billion now; so when the road forks, I tend to take the less traveled […]

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The 50-mile Dead End Road

Dec 06, 2012 View Comments by

You can never fully trust the GPS. In this case it was a blessing. Had I known I was embarking down a 50-mile dead end road I never would have had the following experience. The year was 2009 and I was traveling south in the Yucatan of Mexico heading for Belize. My GPS showed a […]

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Summer with the Contour ROAM

Dec 04, 2012 View Comments by

Over the course of the summer, the Contour ROAM became my default POV camera for one simple reason – it’s so easy to use. While other cameras have small LCD screens and little buttons to maneuver through configuration menus and video quality settings, the Contour ROAM was often pulled off the shelf and thrown into […]

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Canon’s New EOS 6D

Nov 27, 2012 View Comments by

When we visited the manufacturers at PhotoPLUS, we asked them to show us one or two cameras that they thought had the qualities that Digital Riders like you and I were looking for. We were looking for cameras that were small, rugged, high quality, with extra credit for features like GPS tagging, weather resistance, and […]

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Sony Shows Us the RX100

Nov 20, 2012 View Comments by

We stopped by the Sony booth at PhotoPLUS and asked them to show us a camera for motorcyclists. It wasn’t a surprise when they trotted out their RX100 point-and-shoot, as Sony’s been making quite a stir, promising near-DSLR image quality from a camera you can slip into your jacket pocket. The accolades from the media […]

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Notes from PhotoPLUS

Nov 13, 2012 View Comments by

Just before Tropical Supermegastorm Sandy crashed into New Jersey, the annual PhotoPLUS expo was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. All the big players—Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc.—come to this event to show off their latest and greatest wares to photographers and photo enthusiasts. It’s a big event, as big as the […]

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Bonus Photos: Colorado’s Grand Tour, Nov/Dec ’12

Oct 31, 2012 View Comments by

Featured in the November/December ‘12 issue of RoadRUNNER Magazine, our recent tour through the mountains of Colorado encompassed an almost 700 mile loop out from Colorado Springs and passed through such notable places as Vail, Breckenridge, Glenwood Springs, and Estes Park. On the tour was Christa and Florian Neuhauser, along with recent website contest winner […]

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