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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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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 …