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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 …

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Solo Travel – Lessons From my First Experience

I did my first solo travel in July 2011. It’s not uncommon for professional explorers, writers, photographers, or permanent nomads to do this, but it is uncommon for those taking precious vacation days away from their normal day job. I have a family that I like to be home with, and I don’t make a lifestyle as a permanent traveler. …

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Moving the Site to WordPress – Why?

I like to keep the posts short, but this one may go long. I’m not going to give you technical steps to do the change. This is more about the why. When I started the website it was prompted by a friend who wanted to share some images on her blog, and she asked where she could link back to. …

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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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Photo Management – Storage and Backups

  While I don’t shoot a ton of images daily right now I am making several thousand photos a year that I want to keep safe from the point of capture through to working with them and then saving them to long term backups. I’m still fairly new at all this and expect that these processes will change over time. …