Posted on October 23, 2013
I recently finished a trip traveling to 20+ national parks in search of fall colors. It was unfortunate to say the least to hear of the park closures in the midst of beautiful fall colors. Read More
Posted on August 13, 2013
Photographer’s Forum Magazine, a magazine dedicated to the work and life of emerging professional photographers has just selected one of my imagers for inclusion in their upcoming annual book Best of Photography 2013! I have been a reader of Photographer’s Forum Magazine for quite a few years so it’s a very humbling experience!
“While photography is founded on the ability to see & record, it expresses itself only through a competence of technique. Yet over-attention to the technical aspects can cripple & inhibit creative photography.” Tom Ang
Posted on March 20, 2013
The Photo Alliance ‘Our World’ annual photography portfolio review was held this past weekend in San Francisco. It’s a national juried portfolio review and some some 3,000-5,000 photographers apply to in hopes of getting their work seen by professionals, with around 50 accepted. I was lucky enough to be accepted and was pretty excited to attend.
Posted on February 25, 2013
SanDisk was one of three companies to develop and market the SD (secure digital?) in 1999. 14 years later (2013), SanDisk has gone from a 1GB CF card to a 128GB SD – quite the progress. This 128GB SD capacity ranks high as RAW file sizes, as well as 1920 x 1080/30/25/24p HD Video Capture, writes in larger and larger as image sensors keep improving noise levels to ultra-high levels.
Posted on October 27, 2012
Posted on February 11, 2012
Donsol is one of those off-the-beaten-track adventures that lives up to the traveler hype. Not too long ago it was hardly spoken of, barely on the map, and today it’s a well-known whale shark migration spot where you can get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures.
Posted on February 5, 2012
The streets of the worlds most densely populated city is quite an experience, and a necessary one for any trip to the Philippines. Behind the seemingly hostile exterior, the traveler can find some of the friendliest people in the world on these streets, which are surprisingly safe, easy and fun to explore!
Posted on January 24, 2012
Travelers looking to get transport from Manila to the magical Donsol have a couple of options to choose from when planning trip: Air or Bus.
Posted on January 15, 2012
Architecture, food and music defines essential Chicago for me. There’s so much history here spanning Native Americans, gangsters, to jazz and blues music. Not only is this stuff in the history books, but its alive in the streets. A walk around the city brings the imagination alive wondering what it would have been like in the grand era, and the architecture and food of Chicago gives the backpacker reason alone to remember this city.
Posted on January 14, 2012
Without polish or elegance this is a metropolis of immense proportions that defies expectations. Manila is the worlds most densely populated city in the world, and with a low surface quality tourists are often intimidated and easily discouraged from venturing into a city that begs adventure. Appreciating the charm and significance of Manila demands a certain level of sensitivity, and also some tolerance against the small things from controlling expectations. If one can look past the surface layer, some of the worlds friendliest people and utterly authentic experiences wait to be discovered.
Posted on January 6, 2012
Colombia’s historic countryside has an incredible array of colors, architecture and culture. It seems like everywhere you travel you meet particularly hospitable and interesting people that make the Colombian experience all the more unique. Only three hours from the capitol, but a world away from the bustle of Bogotá, lies the historic countryside town of Villa de Leyva.
Posted on January 3, 2012
What is a Jeepney? The Jeepney Experience is one of those essential things every traveler must do in the Philippines. Jeenpeys are highly regarded and beloved for their unique style and charisma, however to the backpacker these reckless machines spew massive amounts of pollution, have zero predictability and are ridiculously fun.