MacVoices #21210: Jeff Carlson and Mason Marsh On Lessons Learned and Being “In The Moment” (2)

Jeff Carlson and Mason Marsh of Photocombobulate finish up a discussion of on-the-road workflows and talk about the benefits of being “in the moment” for photography and so many other things. We wrap the conversation with some lessons learned by Jeff and Mason that might be useful to you in your next project, whether it is a two-week photo journey, or just a weekend of casual activities that includes taking some photos with your iPhone. (Part 2)


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Author and photographer Jeff Carlson (@jeffcarlson, [email protected]) is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a contributing editor at TidBITS (, and writes for publications such as Macworld and Photographic Elements Techniques. He is the author of The Connected Apple Family, The iPad for Photographers, Third EditioniPad & iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, and Take Control of Your Digital Photos on the Mac, among many other books. He believes there’s never enough coffee, and does his best to test that theory. You can find him podcasting about photography on both PhotoActive and Photocombobulate.

Mason Marsh is a photographer, educator, and guide in Portland, Oregon. His passion for life-long learning comes from decades of teaching in museums, on tall ships, and in classrooms. He has developed and lead numerous highly-rated Road Scholar workshops on a variety of topics, including photography programs in the Pacific Northwest. His photographs have been published world-wide but he believes that his work is ever evolving and that he has much to learn. His photographs can be seen at, and you can hear him talking photography on the Photocombobulate podcast.


Photocombobulate Episode #6 about the trip

Mason’s Blog about Bodie, one of the sites on the trip

The camera bags Jeff and Mason used on the trip, (Jeff has the 30L and Mason the 35L)

The charging plug Mason uses in coffee shops:
Anker Quick Charge 3.0 43.5W 4-Port USB Wall Charger

Jeff’s fabulous puffy jacket

Mason’s fabulous puffy jacket

Mason’s page with lists of current gear

The car charging magsafe mount that Jeff used on the trip (however, it broke so he wouldn’t recommend it):
WAITIEE Magnetic Wireless Car Charger

The car charging mount Mason has ordered:
PeakDesign Car Mount

The car charging mount Jeff is looking at to replace his failed one: 
Anker 613 Magnetic Wireless Charger (MagGo), Car Charging Mount


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