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by Katherine Yaksich

This is Greg, who used to be my boss. Almost 5 years ago, I filmed myself tendering my resignation to Greg in a conference room, and here we are stand up paddling nearly 5 miles around Dana Point, my old stomping ground. The water is freakishly warm, and we’re pretty happy to say the least. 
 (at Dana Point, California)

This is Greg, who used to be my boss. Almost 5 years ago, I filmed myself tendering my resignation to Greg in a conference room, and here we are stand up paddling nearly 5 miles around Dana Point, my old stomping ground. The water is freakishly warm, and we’re pretty happy to say the least.

(at Dana Point, California)

by Katherine Yaksich

BlackRapid Double  
 I reached out to the team at   BlackRapid   and asked if I could try out their Double camera strap during my photo residency in the Arctic this past summer, and they were so kind enough to send me a strap. I was really impressed by how functional and comfortable the strap was, and it truly allowed me to take photos much more quickly and efficiently and made my job easier. You can miss a lot of shots in the Arctic if you’re too slow because the wildlife doesn’t seem to wait around. The right equipment can truly help make or break your shot! 
 I have a lot of friends and colleagues that shoot with 2 camera bodies without a double camera strap system, and it seems inefficient and challenging from what I have observed (one of my friends recently purchased the Double and another BlackRapid strap and is extremely satisfied). I’m excited to head down to Antarctica next month with the Double, especially since Antarctica is my final continent to explore and has been on my bucket list ever since I was in 4th grade! 
  I highly recommend the BlackRapid Double strap and outline some pros and cons below:  
 PROS 
  The Double is extremely comfortable (much more comfortable than using 2 separate camera straps) and distributes the weight of heavy camera/lens combinations quite nicely. In fact, it is the most comfortable strap I have used when using a heavy DSLR camera and long telephoto lens combination. 
 It is highly functional, easy to adjust, well built/designed, and lightweight. It’s a very secure way to use 2 cameras and allows you to access either camera body both quickly and efficiently. 
 The Double can easily be transformed into 2 separate single straps if you only want to use 1 camera. 
 It is very well priced, and worth every penny. Think of it as an investment into your body. Your back and neck will thank you for it. 
  CONS 
  If you bend over at the hips, the camera bodies will swing forward with your body and can potentially bump into objects in front of you, ie, if you bend over a railing to look down. 
 The metal carabiners (that lock the cameras to the strap) scratch easily but this is purely cosmetic and really a non-issue. It won’t affect the performance of the strap. 
  Live Adventurously,   Reuben

BlackRapid Double

I reached out to the team at BlackRapid and asked if I could try out their Double camera strap during my photo residency in the Arctic this past summer, and they were so kind enough to send me a strap. I was really impressed by how functional and comfortable the strap was, and it truly allowed me to take photos much more quickly and efficiently and made my job easier. You can miss a lot of shots in the Arctic if you’re too slow because the wildlife doesn’t seem to wait around. The right equipment can truly help make or break your shot!

I have a lot of friends and colleagues that shoot with 2 camera bodies without a double camera strap system, and it seems inefficient and challenging from what I have observed (one of my friends recently purchased the Double and another BlackRapid strap and is extremely satisfied). I’m excited to head down to Antarctica next month with the Double, especially since Antarctica is my final continent to explore and has been on my bucket list ever since I was in 4th grade!

I highly recommend the BlackRapid Double strap and outline some pros and cons below:

PROS

  • The Double is extremely comfortable (much more comfortable than using 2 separate camera straps) and distributes the weight of heavy camera/lens combinations quite nicely. In fact, it is the most comfortable strap I have used when using a heavy DSLR camera and long telephoto lens combination.
  • It is highly functional, easy to adjust, well built/designed, and lightweight. It’s a very secure way to use 2 cameras and allows you to access either camera body both quickly and efficiently.
  • The Double can easily be transformed into 2 separate single straps if you only want to use 1 camera.
  • It is very well priced, and worth every penny. Think of it as an investment into your body. Your back and neck will thank you for it.

CONS

  • If you bend over at the hips, the camera bodies will swing forward with your body and can potentially bump into objects in front of you, ie, if you bend over a railing to look down.
  • The metal carabiners (that lock the cameras to the strap) scratch easily but this is purely cosmetic and really a non-issue. It won’t affect the performance of the strap.

Live Adventurously,
Reuben

by Katherine Yaksich

I’ve enjoyed bouncing off walls ever since I was in junior high, literally #peterparkour #selfportrait (at Williamsburg Bklyn) 
 I captured this photo using a tripod and intervalometer. I wish I had a behind the scenes photo to show for all of my effort but I was by myself. A bunch of bystanders got a free show and snapped some behind the scenes photos.

I’ve enjoyed bouncing off walls ever since I was in junior high, literally #peterparkour #selfportrait (at Williamsburg Bklyn)

I captured this photo using a tripod and intervalometer. I wish I had a behind the scenes photo to show for all of my effort but I was by myself. A bunch of bystanders got a free show and snapped some behind the scenes photos.

by Katherine Yaksich

// THIS ARCTIC LIFE // In exactly 25 days, I will embark on a 5 week Arctic adventure and photography residency onboard an expedition boat in Svalbard, the northernmost place in the world with a permanent population. I am incredibly grateful and beyond excited for this opportunity. Thank you so much to @laurenfarmer @mtmorgie @tybrandon and Greg Harvey for helping me get here. And last but not least, a huge thanks and shout out to @loweprobags for partnering with me and helping me keep my gear safe and dry out there!  
#thisarcticlife #svalbard #norway #lowepro #selfie #selfportrait #vscocam #vsco #arctic  (at New York City)

// THIS ARCTIC LIFE // In exactly 25 days, I will embark on a 5 week Arctic adventure and photography residency onboard an expedition boat in Svalbard, the northernmost place in the world with a permanent population. I am incredibly grateful and beyond excited for this opportunity. Thank you so much to @laurenfarmer @mtmorgie @tybrandon and Greg Harvey for helping me get here. And last but not least, a huge thanks and shout out to @loweprobags for partnering with me and helping me keep my gear safe and dry out there!
#thisarcticlife #svalbard #norway #lowepro #selfie #selfportrait #vscocam #vsco #arctic (at New York City)

by Katherine Yaksich

Self Portrait Series 
 Stand up paddling my old stomping ground with @evanburgher @gopro @gopole #gopro #selfie #goprooftheday #SUP #danapoint (at Dana Point Harbor)

Self Portrait Series

Stand up paddling my old stomping ground with @evanburgher @gopro @gopole #gopro #selfie #goprooftheday #SUP #danapoint (at Dana Point Harbor)

by Katherine Yaksich

Self Portrait Series 
 Going Up, a self portrait inspired by @laurenfarmer. I love these handmade Rag & Bone boots! #ragandbone #raleighdenim (at Williamsburg)

Self Portrait Series

Going Up, a self portrait inspired by @laurenfarmer. I love these handmade Rag & Bone boots! #ragandbone #raleighdenim (at Williamsburg)

by Katherine Yaksich

A motion picture selfie making fresh tracks and floating on clouds on New Year’s Day, 2014 in Vail Colorado. Filmed on the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition using a GoPole.

Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

by Katherine Yaksich

A self portrait taken on January 1st, 2014 in Vail, Colorado. We managed to score some fresh powder and were all smiles. Taken with a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition and a GoPole. 
 Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

A self portrait taken on January 1st, 2014 in Vail, Colorado. We managed to score some fresh powder and were all smiles. Taken with a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition and a GoPole.

Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

by Katherine Yaksich

I woke up at 7 am and nearly froze my fingers off taking this self portrait this morning in Central Park, hence the mean look. It took quite a bit of patience waiting for the mall to clear out and enduring the cold to get this shot. I also wanted to show off my merino wool scarf, that I commissioned   Gretchen Kreutz   to make for me after searching for a bright orange knit scarf for a year. She’s a freelance knitwear designer for Rag & Bone and has mad skills!  
 merino wool knit scarf by gretchen kreutz  rag & bone boots  sandro top  raleigh workshop denim 
 Equipment used: Manfrotto tripod with video fluid head, Canon 5D mark III, 24 - 70 f2.8L II lens, intervalometer, down jacket and lambswool gloves for warmth in between shots. 
 Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

I woke up at 7 am and nearly froze my fingers off taking this self portrait this morning in Central Park, hence the mean look. It took quite a bit of patience waiting for the mall to clear out and enduring the cold to get this shot. I also wanted to show off my merino wool scarf, that I commissioned Gretchen Kreutz to make for me after searching for a bright orange knit scarf for a year. She’s a freelance knitwear designer for Rag & Bone and has mad skills! 

merino wool knit scarf by gretchen kreutz
rag & bone boots
sandro top
raleigh workshop denim

Equipment used: Manfrotto tripod with video fluid head, Canon 5D mark III, 24 - 70 f2.8L II lens, intervalometer, down jacket and lambswool gloves for warmth in between shots.

Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

by Katherine Yaksich

Hadouken Texas schoolyard edition, and probably the best selfie I’ve ever taken. I used a remote timer, along with my watch, and captured this image on the 5th take. I’m so thankful for my family, and my brother and I love each other so much that we throw fireballs at each other, as New Yorkers tend to do. (at Texas) 
 Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series

Hadouken Texas schoolyard edition, and probably the best selfie I’ve ever taken. I used a remote timer, along with my watch, and captured this image on the 5th take. I’m so thankful for my family, and my brother and I love each other so much that we throw fireballs at each other, as New Yorkers tend to do. (at Texas)

Part of my ongoing Self Portrait Series