Great Gifts for Photography Lovers

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Do you have a photography lover on your gift list? I’ve compiled some of my favorite products and services any photographer will love. Promise. (This post contains affiliate links. If you buy products using the links below, I receive a small percentage of the sale with no cost to you.) The Best Gifts for Photography […]

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: How to Know What’s 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 provide value 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 […]

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

Central Park in the fall

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 Kiboko 2.0 Backpack is the Best Camera Bag

Susan Portnoy the Insatiable Traveler wearing a Gura Gear Camera backpack

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 2.0 backpack camera bag. (I know what you’re thinking but this is not sponsored.) Finding the Gura Gear Kiboko Backpack Years ago, […]

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 […]

Indispensible Safari Photography Tips

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

Two kinds on Coney Island - Peter Turnley New York Street Photography Workshop

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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What makes a bad photo? Well, that’s in the eye of the beholder, right? But usually, it goes something like this: You see something that really inspires you, you take the photo and you’re completely underwhelmed because what you had in your mind’s eye is not what you imagined. I feel you. I’ve been there. […]

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

Leopard sitting in a tree in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

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 […]