Blue Pixel captures Eco-Challenge - digitally, of course!|
(Monday, October 22, 2001 - 19:44 EDT)
Pro photographer Rob Galbraith documents the bewildering array of equipment required to take on the challenge of a sporting event that covers every environment from snow-capped mountain peaks to glacier-fed rivers...
Rob Galbraith, the Canadian digital photojournalist behind the superb Rob Galbraith Online website, has posted a very interesting article looking at the equipment he'll be using to document Eco-Challenge New Zealand along with the other members of Blue Pixel, a Digital Workflow Consultancy which is the official photo team of the event.
Not familiar with Eco-Challenge? Imagine 350 kilometers of the most photogenic terrain you could wish for... Now add an environment that will not only test the competitors who'll cycle, raft, ride, hike and climb across it, but will equally test the photographers who have to follow along with vast quantities of high-tech gear to capture it all for posterity!
Rob, a partner in Blue Pixel, along with Managing Partner Kevin T. Gilbert, Partner Reed Hoffman and photojournalists Porter Binks, Jeff Lawrence, Corey Rich and Tim Wimborne are using an array of top-end gear that includes Nikon D1X digital cameras and lenses, CompactFlash cards from Lexar, SanDisk and Think Computer Products, Apple Powerbook and iBook laptops, and a lot, lot more - hop on over to Rob's article and prepare to get what we call "gear envy"... :)