Being away for an extended period without a specific agenda allows me to experiment and to reflect. I usually make it a practice to start a new sketch book with every trip. During the day, I will either use the pinhole camera for long exposures in parks or places that I can set up my tripod or meander around more unencumbered, carrying only my DSLR and iPhone. Often in the evening, I will use my iPhone photos as notes or reminders about things I want to draw. I don’t consider my sketchbooks to be anything other than that; but, they are a great reminder of my travels and the physical act of drawing places things deeply in my memory. I bring an old fashioned self-inking date stamp with me and date each drawing as it is made.