10 of the Best African Photo Safari Companies in the World

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Do you dream of photographing wildlife in Africa? One of the best and most economical options (relatively speaking) is to join a group on an African photo safari led by a professional wildlife photographer whose job it is to help you make the best images possible. 10 of the Best African Photos Safari Companies To […]

Photography Workshops and Tours: Are They Right for You?

Learn the difference between workshops and tours; what to expect, and how to find a photography workshop or tour that's right for you.

One of the best ways to improve your photography skills is to take a workshop with a pro. But workshops cost money, require commitment, and only succeed if you’re serious about learning. Is a Photography Workshop Right For You? Let’s start with a little Q & A to provide some context. What is a photography […]

Central Park in Fall – Best Places to See and Photograph Autumn Foliage

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If I could only visit New York’s famous urban respite once a year to make photos, I’d choose Central Park in Fall. In winter, New York is a snow-capped wonderland. In spring and summer, a flower lover’s delight. But Central Park in Fall is utterly magical. There’s nothing like wandering the park’s winding paths and […]

Why Gura Gear’s New Kiboko Backpack is the Best Camera Bag

the Gura Gear Kiboko 22L Camera Bag

I typically don’t write entire posts about single products but when I find something I really love and use I like to share. Hence, my wet kiss below for the Gura Gear Kiboko backpack camera bag. (I know what you’re thinking but this is not sponsored.) Finding the Gura Gear Kiboko Backpack Years ago, I […]

Essential Gifts for Travel and Travel Photography Lovers

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If you’re looking for gifts that are essential for travel or photography lovers passionate about exploring the globe and capturing the world around them, you’ve come to the right place. Every item is something I use and recommend to my friends and family. They’re products and services every adventurer will thank you for and actually […]

7 Tips for Photographing Amazon Rainforest Animals

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You’re headed to the Amazon for a river cruise, a beautiful and exotic destination teeming with wildlife and photographic opportunities and you want to take some great pictures. Awesome. But take heed, the jungle has its challenges: from a towering canopy to problematic lighting, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind […]

Safari Photography Tips When Planning and During Your Adventure

Close up of lion face in the Maasai Mara, Kenya | How to Take Amazing Wildlife Photos on an African Safari

On an African safari, wildlife is nothing less than spectacular but creating truly memorable images is challenging. Animals don’t appear on command and when they do, making sure we make great pictures isn’t high on their list of priorities. A professional photographer knows amazing wildlife photos are not only made in the moment but in […]

What Photojournalist Peter Turnley Taught Me About Street Photography

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My photography has felt a little uninspired lately. When I travel it’s easier. A new place, new people, I burst with motivation. But at home in New York City, a place I’ve lived and gotten used to for over 15 years, I go blank. In hopes of igniting a spark of creativity, I took a […]

8 Reasons You’re Taking Bad Photos and How to Make Them Better

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How many times have you taken a bad photo, when in your mind’s eye what you imagined was wonderful? I’ve been there. I  knew what I wanted creatively but I wasn’t able to make my vision a reality. Or I was close to the vision but the photo was blurry, underexposed or blown out. From the practical to the […]

14 Tips on How to Prepare for an African Wildlife Photo Safari

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One of the most spectacular photographic opportunities on the planet is an African safari. I wish I had the skill to properly convey how amazing it is in all the ways one would dream about. And how impossibly inspiring it is from dawn until dusk. But even as I read this I know my description […]