The Ultimate Guide to Polar Bear Tours and Things to do in Churchill Manitoba

Polar bear walking in the snow

Situated on the remote western shore of Hudson Bay in Canada’s subarctic, is Churchill, population 900, give or take. It’s a quiet town in the province of Manitoba, surrounded by hundreds of miles of rugged wilderness. The only way to get there is from Winnipeg by plane or endure a 40-hour train ride. Why should […]

Great Gifts for Photography Lovers

Woman holding a camera - Best gifts for photography lovers.

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 Tours in the World

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Do you dream of being a photographer in Africa, making amazing pictures of some of the most incredible animals in the world? One of the best and most economical options (relatively speaking) is to join a group on an African photo safari (tour) led by a professional wildlife photographer whose job it is to help […]

Photography Workshop or Tour: Which is 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 a single product 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 DSLR backpack. (I know what you’re thinking but this is not sponsored.) Finding the Gura Gear Kiboko DSLR Backpack Years […]

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. […]