Losing Weight Article in Adventure Kayak

Friday, 13 June 2008
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Adventure Kayak CoverI was pleasantly surprised to see the feature article that I wrote for Adventure Kayak magazine published this quarter.

The article is a short piece on lightweight camping and the benefits of cutting the fat from the amount of gear that you bring out.
Adventure Kayak CoverI know that the latest Adventure Kayak was released two weeks ago but I finally got my hands on a physical copy.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the feature article that I wrote for Adventure Kayak magazine published this quarter.

The article is a short piece on lightweight camping and the benefits of cutting the fat from the amount of gear that you bring out.

For the past year and a bit, I have been actively working to cut back on the amount of unnecessary gear that I take out on trips. I have easily cut back about a 1/3 of the stuff totted along each trip.

It has its advantages for sure. With less stuff, there is less trips back and forth from the boat to the campsite. I am also a lot more organized then before as I don't need to search through as many dry bags just to find the extra socks!

Also, did you take a close look at the cover for this issue? If you didn't, look again. The photographer used a really cool lens or Photoshop treatment to soften the edges and trick your eye into thinking it's a model. If you want to replicate it for your own photos, here is a little tutorial on the Tilt-Shift Miniature Fake Technique.

If you are bored at work this afternoon, dive in to the tilt-shift flicker pool for some fantastic examples of the treatment in use.


David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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