Can an iPad Pro Replace Your Laptop for Travel Photography?

In March of this year I took the plunge and bought an iPad Pro to use as my photography editing and storage device while travelling. Tired of the size and weight of my 15” 2014 MacBook Pro, I wanted to see if I could replace my laptop while on the go. Five months and a multitude of domestic and international trips later, I absolutely love it. The experience hasn’t been perfect, so today I want to detail both the positives and negatives of handling my post processing of photography on the new iPad Pro, while on the road.

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Alex Lostak
The Power of Film

In 2013, Ben Stiller released his second film as a director, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. What to many was a feel-good movie for the 2013 holidays, for me, ended up being a demonstration of the catalyst film can be for action, and changed my life forever. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a story about Walter Mitty, a film asset manager at Life Magazine, who spends his days daydreaming fantastical scenarios around him, as he muddles through mundane everyday tasks, but the daydreaming began to fade as Walter is sent off on an unexpected adventure, that brings the excitement right in front of him.

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Uganda's Impenetrable Forest on Rarlo

There is something unique about photography that sets it apart from most other art forms. Most art, whether it’s a painting, a film or a music composition, is often created over a period of time. Photography though, in its simplest form, takes place in a fraction of a second. Months of planning, research, and travel can go into capturing that fraction of a second, and much can happen after during post-processing, but the exact moment of pressing down on the shutter to get the desired shot, is so quick you could miss it. This series of photos is a collection of those moments. Months of planning, research and preparation for a trip into the middle of Uganda’s Impenetrable Forest, all led up to standing just a few feet from wild Silverback mountain gorillas.

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Alex Lostak