Last day of the month - that means contest winners are chosen tomorrow. Make sure you enter for this month if you haven't yet.
As the guy always taking the photos of scouting activities, I have only a handful of shots that I'm in after 8 years and hundreds of days camping and backpacking with the troop. This morning, I tried out a Stick Pic so I can take pictures of myself, like Scoutmaster Jerry does here.
In this photo, you can see that a landscape shot can include the hiker, even if he's the only one around. This works by connecting your camera to the end of your trek pole, setting the timer delay, and then pressing the button. It looks like you've got your own camera crew along because you don't have your arms out holding the camera.
Getting the whole crew in a photo is now pretty easy and that poor old scoutmaster doesn't need to be left out!
Of course, my first video attempt was spinning around in circles :-) but I'm excited to get more experience with this little bit of gear so I can get more interesting shots on the trail. Take a look at the short video below to see how it all works and find out how hot it is here in MN today.
The guys that invented the Stick Pic have given me a few to give out as prizes when I return from my Arizona Trail hike. We'll find out who wins in May.