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Bike Gear Packing List for a Cycling and Photography Tour

Your bike gear packing list on a cycling and photography tour will be different than what you would normally ride or travel with. So what should you bring? I like to be ready for anything, and that means I often pack more than I need to. Even if you’re an avid traveler and you can pack a bag for a three …

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Training for a Multi-Day Bike Tour

This cycling training plan will prepare you to get the most out of your cycling vacation or bike tour. The more prepared you are before arriving, the more you will enjoy your time both on and off the bike. Your bicycle adventure with us is not designed to be a stroll across town on a cruiser with a cute basket …

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What Should Be in Your Online Photography Portfolio

I do this at least once a year to highlight my new favorite images and to represent my most important personal projects. I should start out by saying that this is as much about what should not be in your portfolio as what should be. The statement that “only your best images should be in your portfolio” really is a …

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Cycling and Photography Tour – Planning a Cycling Vacation for Photographers

Have you ever heard the phrase, “We become who we are.”? Even in the busy day to day of life we find a way to pursue our passions. I go out for a ride on Saturday mornings while my wife takes our boy to swim lessons. In the spring; when the nights start to get longer, I ride in the …

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Imagebrief for Freelance Photographers – How and Why I Use It

ImageBrief is a tool that can provide value to freelance photographers if you know what to expect from it and how to use it. There have been many variations on this over the years and ImageBrief is only the newest flavor. The core concept of the platform is very simple. A company, ad agency, or creative director posts a brief …

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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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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 …

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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 …