The Gift of a Cuban Serenade

Paolo serenading me in Havana, Cuba

It’s already been a pretty wonderful day. In the morning I’d met Maria Theresa, a local woman who invited me and my fellow photographers, four complete strangers, into her home. She was kind and sweet and had made a huge impact on us all. Hours later, I am sightseeing on my own, walking at my […]

At Home in Cuba with Maria Therésa

Photographing Maria Theresa in her apartment in Havana Cuba

Eduardo, the young Cuban photographer guiding our merry band of five is shouting at the sky behind me in Spanish. Seconds later, a set of keys drop into his hands. He smiles. “She’s inviting us into her home. Do you want to go?” I look up but the “she” he’s speaking of has already disappeared […]

Cuba Photography: Exploring Havana with Santa Fé Photographic Workshops

Front facade of a colorful home in Havana

For the avid traveler and photographer, photographing Cuba and its people is the definitions of an embarrassment of riches. It’s visually compelling and the source of 24/7 inspiration far beyond the brightly colored buildings, decaying facades, and a seemingly inexhaustible fleet of vintage automobiles. Cuba’s challenging history and complicated present should not be ignored, and […]

Where to Photograph Stunning Views of the New York City Skyline at Night

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Updated December 2019 There are few cities with the grandeur and magical quality of the New York City skyline at night. Its skyscrapers and bridges light the dark like a fairytale. Along the east and Hudson rivers are a couple of easy to get to parks close to public transportation, as well as great spots […]

Liliana Bobo: The Patron Saint of Central Park’s Feathered Set

Lillian Bobo feeds a flying pigeon in Central Park

I was so disappointed. I was basking in the glow of a wonderful wildlife moment and in she ruined it. Not on purpose mind you, I know that, but without warning my subject, a big, beautiful Canadian goose who was stretching and preening like a supermodel for my camera, abandoned me, leaving me bewildered and annoyed. […]

Costa Rica: 38 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit The Rainforest

Spider Monkey eats berries in Costa Rica

The thrill for me when I photograph nature and wildlife is that I always feel as if I am on a treasure hunt—I never know what might be around the next corner and I am rarely ever disappointed. Peek-a-boo! I see you Ms. three-toed sloth. This typically difficult animal to spot was sitting in this […]

Tackling The Infamous Black Hole Drop in Belize

Getting ready to drop! BElize and the Black Hole Drop

I was hankering for a real adventure. I wanted something a little different, a little daring, and I found it with The Black Hole Drop in Belize. I was staying at the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, located 12 miles south of Belmopan, the capital city. Nestled in the middle of the rainforest, Caves branch was […]