Photo talk/gear

Following are my official web sites, stock sites and special interest blogs that I maintain and links to other travel related websites that inspire

Official photography website and portfolio

http://noelmorata.com/

 

Stock, international travel images, personal artwork

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12701042@N04/sets

 

Here’s a list of specialty blogs I author

My blog about living in Hawaii, lifestyle, food, culture and daily life

http://noelmorata.blogspot.com/

I blog about exotic plants, tropical flowers and sustainable gardening at

http://aplantfanatic.blogspot.com/

This blog is mostly image driven with gorgeous images of Hawaii

http://bigislandimages.blogspot.com/

 

Travel gear

I try to travel as light as possible. Shorter trips will usually be a hand carry that I can tuck into any airline overhead compartment. I usually bring a pair of slacks, assorted t-shirts, a dress shirt and walking shoes. In addition, toiletries, underwear, socks and reading materials cover the carry-on.

 

Camera gear

In addition, I usually have a sturdy backpack to carry my laptop, camera and accessories. Typically I carry one camera body (my trusted Cannon 7d) and three lenses, 24-70mm, 18-135mm for general use, and my 70-300mm for zoom coverage. I find that with these three lenses, I can pretty much cover a full gamut of distances and depth of field. Traveling should be minimal in gear especially when I don’t have to worry about storage and security. If I can only bring one lens, the 18-135mm gives me the most coverage from close up to zoom and can shoot in most conditions except for extremely low light.

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