So you have your gear and now you are ready to go out and take some awesome shots right? Where to begin? Start with something you are really interested in. I usually see an amazing photo and think “I want that shot, I want to be there and see that in person”. And than I … Continue reading How do I get my Photos: Location, Setting, Timing
Airbnb: Airbnb is a similar concept to staying with friends and family except you are staying with strangers. You can often get the whole place to yourself which is a huge plus. Prices are economical especially if you look hard enough. I recently stayed in a lofted apartment in Austin Texas, 2 miles from downtown, … Continue reading Where should I stay when I travel? Airbnb
So you have all your gear now. How do you set up the camera? I almost always use manual mode on my D3300. I can be way more specific and have much greater control over the outcome this way. I find that auto tends to overexpose things. I do use the Auto setting for my White … Continue reading How I get my photos: Camera Settings
We awoke early morning a few weeks ago in a wonderful, clean, picturesque hotel in the Utah Wilderness near the town of Panguitch. The hotel is a Quality Inn by name but appears to be an old western themed mountain resort hotel with numerous small buildings each named after some western theme. The rooms were … Continue reading Adventure in Bryce Canyon
Friends and Family: Traveling where you have friends and family nearby is probably one of the most economical ways to find lodging. Your aunt lives in NYC and invites you to stay for a few days. You can have the spare bedroom. Most likely some meals. All free. However be careful, she may be expecting … Continue reading Should I Stay with Friends and Family When I Travel?!?
Page Arizona is a small, desert town right next to the lake Powell Dam on the Colorado River. It is probably on the map primarily due to two popular tourist attractions nearby besides Lake Powell: Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River and Antelope Canyon in Navajo Nation. Horseshoe Bend is a spectacular vista point on … Continue reading Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Page Arizona
Reykjavik is the little big city. Its official population is 119,000 people with about twice that living in the surrounding towns. In the US or most of Europe this would be quite a small city; however, Reykjavik really pulls off a bigger town feel. Language: Almost everyone in Reykjavik speaks decent English so communication shouldn’t … Continue reading Reykjavik, Iceland