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Chris Klapheke - who has written 5 posts on The Digital Photo Experience.

Chris is the owner of Outdoor Photo Gear, an online photo retailer specializing in photo gear for the active outdoor photographer. He is also our Gear Guru here at DPE. Chris is also an avid nature photographer, concentrating on avian images. His images have been published nationally. You can visit Outdoor Photo Gear at

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These Aren’t Your Mother’s Galoshes!

February 25, 2010


Think back to when you were a kid, heading to school in the snow or rain. Your mom dressed you up to look like that poor little kid in Christmas Story, including horrendous, floppy black galoshes.  You just knew that the other kids would make fun of your big floppy rubber boots. Things have changed […]

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Be Ready For The Second Shot

February 9, 2010


Last summer I was fortunate to have some unusual visitors to my back yard.  We had a cicada invasion, and the insects were crawling up out of the ground and making their usual racket. Siting in my office, I thought I saw a dog run across the clearing.  On further inspection, it was a Great […]

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Imaging USA Nashville Impressions

January 27, 2010


A few weekends ago I drove down to Nashville to take in Imaging USA, the PPA’s (Professional Photographers of America) annual photo expo.  I was fortunate to have the show so close to home.  Unlike the CES and PMA shows which cater to photo dealers, this show is for consumers, namely professional photographers. I went […]

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Great Gift Ideas From Our Gear Guru

December 18, 2009


Yes, it’s that time of year again, where gift idea lists multiply like holiday bunnies.  We’re no exception.  We’ve tried to make this gift idea list simple–nothing requiring sizing or items for specific equipment.  That way, you can print this article out and give it to your favorite gift giver (a yellow highlighter would help) […]

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Black Rapid Camera Straps

December 9, 2009


I feel like a gunslinger.  Draw, pardner!  Only instead of a six-shooter, I have my spanking new Canon 7D by my hip.  Up comes the camera, fast and ready to shoot. For events, parties or photo walks, the Black Rapid camera straps give you instant access to your camera, and keep weight strain off of […]

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