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Cuba – A Day in the Life

This first trip to Cuba is the first time I have attempted video while traveling mostly because I haven’t wanted to carry extra equipment and deal with the luggage. Well, an iPhone is a pretty amazing tool to have in your pocket. I didn’t clear space on the phone before the trip to record in 4K so I left it on 1080p at …

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Surfing Jaffa Beach

Jaffa Beach is a part of the Mediterranean Coast I hadn’t seen before. It was my first time in Tel Aviv, and I wanted to see the old parts of the city first. I wandered over to Jaffa to walk around for a few hours. Everything old is new again with shops, restaurants and residences embedded in the old stone …

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Jaffa Streets in Israel

When I wandered into Jaffa I was expecting an old seaport fishing village. As it turns out Jaffa is home to incredible restaurants, galleries and shops. I only had an hour to spend here one afternoon, but hope that I can return. It happened to be Purim and everything was closed so all I could do was take some photos of …

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Where the Heck are all Your Photos?

Beginning Photo Management is something any photographer should get a handle on before taking thousands of photos. This video is Photo Management Part 1 and is about my frustration with all of the backup services trying to own my cloud storage. Modern cameras let you take the image straight from the camera to a mobile device, make edits, and then …

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Ha Long Bay at Sunset

To wrap up this trip through Ha Long Bay, our boat docked at an island with a beach for everyone to do their tourist thing on an exotic beach. I’m not one for sitting on the beach so I took a quick hike to the top of the nearest vantage point for a higher look at the bay. The sunset …

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Landscape of Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay Vietnam is a beautiful place. I booked a cruise at my hotel in Hanoi and hopped on a bus to Hai Phong not knowing what to expect. We left the bay in mid day sun and I was immediately on deck taking photos. Usually mid day pictures are too harsh for my liking, but a nice black and white …

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Ha Long Bay Fishing Village

Cua Van Fishing Village in Ha Long Bay Vietnam is one place where people are born, live and die without ever stepping foot on land. I was incredulous to hear this and gave a look of total disbelief to the guide who told me. These people really do live their entire lives in this floating fishing village. Even the buyers …

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Get the Local Perspective

Getting the local perspective can be hard, but sometimes it finds you. I was wandering around Hanoi on my own on the first day I arrived. Walking onto the grounds of the Presidential Palace I snapped a few photos. This was before my serious photography days so I had a small point and shoot with me and not my full …

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Oldest Pagoda in Hanoi

The oldest Pagoda in Hanoi Vietnam is an unassuming tower called Chua Tran Quoc with multiple tiers of Buddhas. I had no idea what it was when I took the  picture. What is there to say about this site? It was moved once to preserve it and also restored more than once so it must be important to the Vietnamese people …

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Hanoi Traffic Strategy

  If you’re new to travel in southeast Asia, don’t plan on renting your own car to get around. I guess if you stick to the countryside and aren’t planning to drive in any cities you might be okay, but don’t count on it. Even if the country you’re visiting drives on the same side of the road as you’re …