Join us in Peru and/or Iceland!
Jan18

Join us in Peru and/or Iceland!

Of all the places we get requests to run tours, Peru and Iceland and far and away the most popular.  I get emails almost every week asking when our next Peru travel photography workshop will be.  I get about the same amount of emails for Iceland.  So, it was just a matter of time before we’d go back to Peru, and initiate our first workshop in Iceland. Going Back to Peru Our trip to Peru in 2014 was a massive success.  Not only did we have a great tour filled with incredible imagery, but we had an amazing group of participants which made the tour even more special. Peru is one of the most photogenic countries in the world.  It’s also one of the most diverse places in the world for photography.  In just a 2 week period, we’ll photograph the desert, the coast, the Andes Mountains, and even parts of the rain forest.  As far as subjects are concerned, there will be people, mountains, wildlife, seascapes, and so much more to photograph in the country.  As usual, Jeff Bartlett will be co-leading this tour with me. You can download the full itinerary for Peru here. And, for more information on the trip to Peru or to book, visit this page. Iceland! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be heading back to Iceland.  It’s one of my favourite countries to shoot, and definitely one of the most impressive places I’ve ever been.  As usual, I’ll be running the Iceland photography workshop alongside my buddy and fantastic photographer, Jeff Bartlett.  He has also spent a lot of time in Iceland scouting locations and organizing this trip.  We’ll also have with us a local photographer named Ivan Olaffson who will help guide us around and show us some of the secret photo spots off the usual beaten path. For the full itinerary for Iceland, click here. And, to book, or for some more information on the trip, click here. Images from Peru and Iceland If you’re interested in seeing some of the imagery you can come up with in these two incredible countries, check out the videos below.  The first one is a piece I put together from my first time in Iceland in which I spent a week exploring the ring road of the country location scouting. The second video is from my last photography workshop in Peru: Can’t Join These Ones? If you can’t join these photography workshops, but are interested in potentially joining one in the future, be sure to sign up to the form below.  That way, when we launch future workshops you’ll be...

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A Day in the Life of a YouTube Star
Dec20

A Day in the Life of a YouTube Star

I’ve been running this series on my vlog called “A Day in the Life…”. And, if I’m being honest, I was kind of running out of styles of photography. However, this trip gave me an idea: I don’t have to be the host, every time! So, on this episode, I handed my GoPro over to YouTube star vlogger Claudia Ayuso. The girl is a ball of energy and is straight up crazy. I think she even managed to take her energy to the next level in this vlog. A massive thanks to Claudia for taking over the vlog for a day! It’s funny, I created this series to show you the work that goes behind certain types of jobs that people see as kind of glamourous. I wanted to show the behind the scenes editing, computer work, pitching, etc. that happens. However, Claudia is the type who doesn’t want her experiences interrupted by work. So, she really just drinks in the experiences and waits until she gets home to do all the video editing and office work. But, still, it was so funny to watch her run around India wild. I think it was also fun to see myself on the other end of the camera while she vlogged. I find Claudia to be absolutely hilarious, so I hope that through my edit and her craziness I was able to capture that. What’s Next? While in India, I did a Q&A for the viewers of my travel vlog. Rather than business and work questions, I made this a personal Q&A and answered the burning personal questions that many people have including “what happened to...

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A Day in the Life of a Blogger Trip to Modena, Italy
Oct22

A Day in the Life of a Blogger Trip to Modena, Italy

I know you guys are still getting used to all the different styles of episodes I’m doing now, but this is one of the last ones, I swear. I did a “Day in the Life…” episode a while back and it was really popular. I think it’s a pretty fun format. Lots of these vlogs show just a snippet of my day. They often make it look like I’m only working for 10-20 minutes a day. When, the reality is that a day in the life of a travel blogger is always busy. If you’re not out exploring or taking part in some activity, you’re working on the computer or researching or any number of other things. So, I thought that a couple times a month I’d do these episodes. I’ll trace what I’m up to each hour as the day goes along. Moreover, each time I’ll take a different angle. For example, this one is “A Day in the Life of a Travel Blogger”, in the future I may do a wildlife photographer, or something like that. I think it’ll be fun. The first day in my life was a pretty food-filed one here in Italy. Check it out: The Breakdown of My Day 7am: Wake Up and Have Breakfast. 8am: Packed and Hitting the Road. 9am: Working from the Bus. 10am: Balsamic Vinagre producer and tour. 11am: Balsamic Vinagre Tasting and back on the road. 12pm: Arrival at lunch destination, tour and cooking class. 1pm: Lunch, finally. 2pm: Still lunch; because Italy. 3pm: Back on the road. 4pm: Editing photos in the bus. 5pm: Enzo Ferrari Museum. 6pm: Leaving the museum. 7pm: Heading back to the hotel. 8pm: Workout while uploading images and vlogs 9pm: Dinner 10pm: Dinner is done. 11pm-1am: Working in hotel room. Some Photos from the Day It was a very food-heavy day in Emilia Romagna, and I’m not complaining about that at all. The food in this area is next level. I really wish I could just stay here and eat, and get fat, and not worry about it. Of course, with such a food-heavy day, most of the images from today are food. What’s Next? I’m heading back to Africa tomorrow! I have a couple things scheduled in Emilia Romagna in the morning first, and then I have a long journey ahead to South Africa. ———————————————————- **This post was brought to you as a result of the #EuroFoodTrip campaign, created and managed by iAmbassador in partnership with Costa Brava, Girona Pyrenees and Emilia Romagna Tourism. As always, I retain all editorial control of what is...

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