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How The American National Parks Sparked My Travel Photography Career

One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act to protect and manage America’s National Parks. Our National Parks are spectacular, but they also hold a special place in my heart as the inspiration for my travel photography career.

Way back in November 2003, I took my first trip out west to Las Vegas, Nevada. I had been a photographer for a few years shooting weddings and portraits with a Pentax 35mm film DSLR and my very first digital camera — a Canon Powershot Pro90 IS. But no matter what I photographed, I was never really in love with my work. I wasn’t inspired. Read more →

How I Learned To Love Being Unplugged

One of the most challenging aspects of being a digital nomad is the ongoing struggle to catch a decent internet connection. When your business is online and you’re constantly on the move, good internet is essential, and not getting any is the same as not showing up for work. Read more →

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 →

A Long Weekend in Ireland Ends With a Dublin Photowalk

Earlier this month I caught a flight to Dublin. My first time traveling to Ireland, I really looked forward to getting a glimpse of the city over a long weekend before continuing on to Amsterdam. Despite the chilly time of year, the city was bustling and beautiful. Read more →

Traveling Light: Finding Meaning in Minimalism

I grew up in a lovely historical Middle-American home overflowing with collections of antiques a little too reminiscent of an episode of Hoarders. Acquiring stuff was encouraged. Eclectic chaos and clutter was the norm. Children tend to carry on the lifestyles of their upbringing, or they rebel into opposition. I was destined to become a hoarder. Or a minimalist.

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