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How to Become a Professional Travel Photographer

When I was just eight years old I would flip through the pages of National Geographic and imagine being a photographer in Africa. I was captivated by the faces and places that seemed worlds apart from my typical Middle American hometown. Fast forward years later, and I’m living the dream as a travel photographer working throughout Africa and Europe. If you’ve ever wanted to travel the world with your camera, here’s my advice to help you get started and thrive in professional travel photography. Read more →

Underwater with a GoPro: Experiments in Lake Michigan

It’s a shame to spend $200 on a dress you’re only going to wear once. Especially for a minimalist like myself. So when a cousin’s wedding came and went a few weeks ago, I knew I just had to do something more with my blue full-length bridesmaid’s gown. An underwater photoshoot was in order.

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PRO TIP: Use a Reflector To Add Life To Your Outdoor Photo Shoot

Much of my photography is shot outdoors in purely natural light. I find it more rewarding to work with shifting sunlight, shadows, and reflections than within a controlled studio environment. As the color and quality of natural light changes and the photo shoot progresses the photographer must keep pace with the whims of the sky. Chasing this natural light is a joy and artform in itself. Read more →