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2020 SNEWS Retailer Survey results, part 4: Camping sales

This is part four of a multi-part series. The next installments will be published in the coming weeks. You can read the entire series here.

We’ve reached the point in our analysis of the 2020 Retailer Survey results when we start digging into individual product categories to identify the top brands by sales volume. 

Which tent brand outsold all others this year, as people flocked to the backcountry to escape the claustrophobia of the pandemic? What kind of sleeping bags did customers shell out their cash for? Read on to find out.

How we collected our data

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The Guiding Light, Part 2: Backlight

As I stated last week, there are three key ingredients to create a quality image: the quality of the subject, the quality of the composition and the quality of light. In part one of this series, I addressed front light. In part 2, I now touch upon backlight.


Alluring results can be obtained when backlight is the primary source. Depending upon the subject and intensity of the light, images with mystery and radiance can be created. Subjects can be portrayed as silhouettes or bathed in a rim-lit glow revealing shape, rim lit texture and form.


Backlight provides dramatic