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11 photo editing tips from Nepal

We were fully immersed in the experience from the moment we set foot in...

The most beautiful lake in the world

The Pearl of Siberia It’s known as The Pearl of Siberia. Really,...

Some trips stick with you.

How long does a vacation really last? There have been several...

Exploring Iceland’s Ring Road: Part 1

I scan the landscape as I pull out of Keflavik Airport. Customs was quick...

Memories from Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit

Finishing I remember reading about trekking the Annapurna Circuit online...

The Fascinating Towns of the Himalayas

Teahouse Trekking Although the terrain is at times harsh and unforgiving,...

The Unbelievable Beauty of Nepal

Navigating harsh, high altitude terrain; occasionally soaked from rain, at...

Planning the Annapurna Circuit

Why Go? It’s daunting at first glance. And then you look closer and...

High Spirits and then a Snag in Kathmandu

A Memorable Flight I’m mesmerized by the view from our plane’s...

A Layover in Delhi, India

A Culture of Chaos Walking past the designer brands in the airport and...

A Rough Start on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

The grade is steep and the air is getting thin I look ahead hoping to find...

A Change in Perspective

I’ve just landed in Japan. It’s my first time here and...

A Day in Bangkok

“Only 10 bhat tip? Give me more. You give me more!” Thus began...

Breathing in Northern Asia

A short story to cool you off It’s late July, North America’s...

How to Lose a Tail in Goa

“Hey man, I think those guys are following us.”   We had...

The most beautiful lake in the world

The Pearl of Siberia It’s known as The Pearl of Siberia. Really,...

Some trips stick with you.

How long does a vacation really last? There have been several...

Exploring Hawaii with Film

Hawaii was the first trip I’ve done while shooting exclusively on...

Photo Essay: Getting away from it all in Hawaii

I’ve done some pretty crazy trips recently, but I still love getting...

4 ways to keep your sanity in India

When people ask me, “did you like India?” I answer honestly: I...

Exploring Iceland’s Ring Road: Part 1

I scan the landscape as I pull out of Keflavik Airport. Customs was quick...

Memories from Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit

Finishing I remember reading about trekking the Annapurna Circuit online...

What are Russian Hotels Like? In Defense of Russia and its People

The media has been arriving in Sochi over the last week in advance of the...

Taking Pictures in Brussels

I already wrote a good bit about Brussels (and why I love it) at my friend...

A Very Belgian Christmas: Glorious Ghent

I spent most of last week in Belgium exploring the markets of Bruges, Ghent,...

A Very Belgian Christmas: Beautiful Bruges

Last week I visited Bruges, Ghent, and Brussels. I loved it, and needless to...

Why You Should Go to Siberia This Year

A Winter’s Journey to… Siberia? While most of your traveler...

Taking Pictures in My City

We try to make our homes as comfortable as possible. To me, “comfort” is...

The Fascinating Towns of the Himalayas

Teahouse Trekking Although the terrain is at times harsh and unforgiving,...

The Unbelievable Beauty of Nepal

Navigating harsh, high altitude terrain; occasionally soaked from rain, at...

11 photo editing tips from Nepal

We were fully immersed in the experience from the moment we set foot in...

Fall Photo Tips

Fall is my favorite time of year – the temperature is pleasant and...

Some trips stick with you.

How long does a vacation really last? There have been several...

Exploring Hawaii with Film

Hawaii was the first trip I’ve done while shooting exclusively on...

Photo Essay: Getting away from it all in Hawaii

I’ve done some pretty crazy trips recently, but I still love getting...

7 biggest mistakes new and amateur photographers make

Thinking you need to use manual mode all the time If your subject matter...

Mamiya lens comparison: 80mm f1.9 vs 80mm f2.8

A normal lens Normal lenses free the photographer from the complexity and...

Shooting Medium Format Film

It’s nearly the size of a cinder block and it weighs about as much,...

You Don’t Need a New Camera

I totally get it. You’ve saved some serious cash for your next big...

Why you should Shoot Film (at least once)

In a great demonstration of coming full circle, popular edits these days are...

How to Create Your Own Photography Website

There are a million reasons why you might want to create your own...

New Gallery: Belgium

I really love Belgium. The people, the scenery, the fact that it’s not...

Dramatic Light Photography

One of the best ways to improve any photo is to use dramatic light....

Neutral is Boring, Why HDR Sucks, and A World in Color

Happy New Year! Hello everyone and Happy (belated) New Year! I needed a...

Top 56 Shots of 2013

I’ll keep this short and sweet: Here are my personal top 56 photos...

Traveling with the Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars

Nepal: My first trip with Swarovski’s CL Pocket Binoculars Hiking the...

eBook Review: Powerful Imagery The Photographer’s Insight

There are two often repeated basic tenets of photography: Good photos tell...

Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars in Nepal

Harsh Conditions on the Circuit I was loaned a pair of CL Pocket Binoculars...

Vonage Mobile Review + $50 iTunes or Google Play Giveaway

The Verdict. I know you’re busy so I’ll get right to the point....

Battle of The 50s: A Bokeh Comparison

This is a totally unscientific, just for fun bokeh comparison between three...

Review: Canon 50mm f1.0L. Yeah, 1.0!

A Big Old Heaping Pile of Glass… The first thing you notice about this...

Flickr’s Badass New Look. Yeah, Flickr’s Awesome Again.

I’ve always liked Flickr, although lately I had admittedly been...

Instagram… in Real Life

This is Gracie. She’s my family dog, and this is her...

I Never Liked Instagram and then I Actually Tried It

Cell phone photos suck. Color rendition is poor, noise is high, dynamic...

My Favorite sub $1000 DSLR

I am not being paid to tell you about this camera. These opinions are...

Why the Canon 6D Could be the Best Travel Camera Ever Made

I’m excited about the just-announced Canon 6D camera, a (relatively)...

Review of the Canon 5D Mark III

This is a real world review of the Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera, released...

Review of Canon 28mm f1.8 Lens

This is a real world review of the Canon’s 28mm f1.8, released in 1995. At...

A trip with the Canon Powershot SD1300

I just got back from a quick trip to Southern California where I attended a...

Review of Canon 24-105mm f4.0L Lens

I’ve had the Canon 24-105 f4L lens for a few months and I was finally able...

Understanding Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

Your Camera Needs Light Like that prissy little Goldilocks and her porridge,...

Why You Don’t Need a Great Camera to Take Great Pictures

Don’t Buy Into the Hype! There’s no limit to what you can spend...

Three Steps to Your Best Pictures

Once you’ve found the photographic elements that are important to you,...

The Elements of a Great Photograph

A Thought Experiment Photography is a very subjective and personal thing, so...

Why Good Travel Photography Enhances the Travel Experience

Do you use Twitter, where the 140 character limit makes every communication...

Why Travel Photography is Inherently Challenging

Your photograph’s viewers only know what you show them. They...

This is The Visual Guide to Travel Photography

Here’s one of my earliest travel pictures. It was shot in Amsterdam...

9 Easy Ways to Start Taking Better Pictures Right Now

Let’s get right to good stuff. The following tips are easily...

Introducing The Visual Guide to Travel Photography: Sunset on Koh Samui

The Visual Guide to Travel Photography I’ve been quietly working on...