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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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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. …

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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 …