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Don’t Buy Your Followers

Followers on social media channels should not be purchased. Okay, there’s my synopsis and you know where I stand so you don’t need to read on unless you want to know why I feel that way. I can’t be the only person who believes and behaves this way right? I know that social media is heavily commercialized now and growing a …

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International People

International People is more of an idea and an ongoing collection of photos than it is a single entry about my travels. My preferred travel style is to go alone and then connect with someone in that country to show me the sites and help me get familiar with the place. Get the Local Perspective, is a short post about …

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Cuba – City or Countryside?

Cuba’s cities are very diverse. Life in a big city like Havana is different in many ways from life in the rural communities such as Viñales. I didn’t get to any extremely rural corners of the island nation, but the differences I saw were something that could also be felt. Not that this is unique to Cuba. Every country has …

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Photos for a Yoga Studio?

What kind of photos would I select from my library to hang in a yoga studio? Hmm, good question. I used to do a lot of studio/product work but that was all food and jewelry. I don’t have stocky type photos of dew on grass or a balanced stack of rocks. That’s what comes to mind when I think yoga studio. …

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Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

Another church; really? Yeah, I often have that response when somebody tells me that I simply have to see the one in their town. Churches are not always a mandatory stop for me. So why see Basilica of the Annunciation?  There is historical significance here, but I enjoyed it for the main reason that most churches draw my attention – the …

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Location Planning – Mar Saba Monastery

Not every location I set out to photograph will be a winner, and every day of travel photography won’t come up sunshine and rainbows. When the weather or circumstances don’t cooperate, there are other ways to make the most of travel photography days. My goals are to find interesting places, events, people and things to photograph, and then to be there at …

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Tobacco House in Cuba

This tobacco house in Vinales Cuba is where some of your favorite Cuban Cigars start out. I wasn’t expecting everyone here to be so inviting, but they all played along while I went through making my pictures. Some of the plants from here go to fancy cigar factories and some are rolled and smoked by the locals. So this is what …

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Birthplace of Christ

The birthplace of Christ is something most everyone wants to see when they visit Bethlehem. With a lot of religious historical sites in Israel, the question is; where did that really happen? Often you’ll get different answers or at best a commonly agreed upon location where said event is likely to have maybe, we think, possibly taken place. To be …

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A Walk in Bethlehem

Bethlehem was not a researched stop where I had a list of shots and places I wanted to see, but I knew I wanted to spend a few days in Bethlehem. Everything in Israel has some religious and historical significance so I knew I would find some sites for those purposes and come away with some photos. My standard procedure is to …

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Developing the Travel Experience

Developing the experience of travel through photos isn’t all that difficult but it is something that has to be learned. I prefer to tell stories in photos and it’s just as easy to be lazy when composing a story with photos as when doing it with words. When I started sharing photos I had no plan other than to use …