Derrick

Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher).

Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Lynda.com.

Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story (www.thedigitalstory.com) that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos.

You can reach Derrick at DStory@lowepro.com

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Free Bag Fridays

Filed in Contests by on April 1, 2011 4 Comments
Free Bag Fridays

While I was sitting in a meeting yesterday, one of my partners in crime, Frank Filice, got this look on his face. It’s a look that’s usually followed by a great idea. He said to me, “What if we did this new thing on Facebook called Free Bag Friday? Every Friday we provide the opportunity […]

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My Daily Bag: Lowepro CompuDay Photo 250

Filed in Products by on March 18, 2011 17 Comments
My Daily Bag: Lowepro CompuDay Photo 250

For some time now, I’ve been testing a brand new backpack from Lowepro, and I want to share my thoughts with you about it. It’s called the CompuDay Photo 250. I really like this bag for everyday use. Why? For starters, it’s very light, only weighs 1.9 lb/0.9 kg. Yet inside this “not too big” […]

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Bags Most Preferred by Nature Lovers

Filed in Products by on March 15, 2011 3 Comments
Bags Most Preferred by Nature Lovers

After spending a week working with photographers at the Nature Photography Summit in Texas, I have a good feel for the features that interest these adventurers the most. Our most active table in the booth was where we displayed the Pro Trekker and Vertex series. You would have thought these bags were loaded with magnets. […]

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What to do when your bag gets confiscated?

Filed in Pro Photographers by on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
What to do when your bag gets confiscated?

I received an interesting email from Lowepro photographer Julie Dermansky about her travels to Egypt to cover the transition from former president Mubarak to the new leadership. I thought you’d find her comments interesting on many levels. “I got to Cairo just in time for the key moment when Mubarak stepped down,” writes Julie. “Unfortunately […]

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Bag Within a Bag

Filed in Products by on February 2, 2011 2 Comments
Bag Within a Bag

When I’m on the road, I often use the “bag within a bag” approach to carrying a camera so I can keep a low profile in urban settings. This is particularly important when exploring parts of a city that I’m not familiar with. In this situation, I’ll work with a smaller camera, such as an […]

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Pro Trekker Among the Frozen Falls

Filed in Pro Photographers, Products by on January 21, 2011 0 Comments
Pro Trekker Among the Frozen Falls

Pro shooter Ed Heaton just sent us an update about his latest adventure in upstate PA. As you can see, the conditions were rather icy. Fortunately, Ed’s gear was protected in a Pro Trekker 400 AW backpack. Here’s what Ed had to say about the adventure. As a professional landscape photographer and workshop instructor, I […]

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Creative Use for Memory Card Wallets

Filed in Products by on January 14, 2011 2 Comments
Creative Use for Memory Card Wallets

I remember when I discovered my first Lowepro memory card wallet tucked inside a Classified 200 AW shoulder bag. I thought to myself, “Oh, this is neat. What should I do with it?” I didn’t really want to store my CF cards inside of it, but it seemed too cool not to use for something. […]

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