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How NOT To Organize Your Photos

I have learned how NOT to organize my photos after adopting systems from other photographers to organize my photo library. In this video I show what that has taught me, and the new method I am using now after my own trial and error. Will my current method change again? Probably. What I think is important is that you should determine …

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Iao Valley in Maui

Iao Valley is an easy day trip from Kaului Airport in Maui. I hear there are nice beaches on the north shore of Maui too. Why would anyone want to sit on a beach when they can hike in a jungle, get rained on, and come back covered in mud? Yes that is rhetorical. My idea of a good time …

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Approach to Prambanan

The approach to Prambanan temples honestly feels like you’re entering a sort of amusement park. The temples in the distance look surreal and staged as if they were purpose built for tourists to climb on, over, under and through them. The entrance is beautifully landscaped and there are street vendors selling all manner of knick knacks. It feels like a …

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Green Bay Indonesia – Teluk Hijau

Green Bay Indonesia is a popular place for a local holiday on East Java Island. I was here on new year’s eve, but this wasn’t my destination. I was headed to Meru Betiri park when my driver; Rudy Hartono, pulled into a random parking area and didn’t tell me where we were going or why we were stopping here. He asked me to …

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Maui Twin Falls Lagoon

Maui Twin Falls isn’t the most glamorous waterfall, or the tallest, or the most beautiful. It is easily accessible and a favorite swimming hole for those who live on the north coast of Maui; or so I was told. For that reason it was a perfect stop when I had a day to kill in Maui. The trees on the …

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Local Friends as Travel Helpers

Local friends are made when I connect with them as travel helpers to aid me during a trip. I have written about this before, and the more I travel the more I find that it holds up. These aren’t people I know before I get there, but they often become someone who I would really like to go back and visit …

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Never Delete a Photo

Never delete a photo? Okay, I don’t mean that literally; just don’t do it before you have a VERY good grasp on what a good photo means to you. I have learned this the hard way after I deleted photos from an event or shoot only to wish later that I hadn’t. When you are starting out taking and managing …

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Cuba’s Doorstep Life

Doorstep life in Cuba is the best way to take in the world, keep up with your neighbors, and to pass the time. The life of Cuba is in the streets and for the most part the streets come to everyone’s doorstep. The scenes are a little different as you pass through different cities in Cuba, but the purpose is …