Join Me in Peru AND Bolivia for a Photo Adventure
Apr08

Join Me in Peru AND Bolivia for a Photo Adventure

It’s with great pleasure that I announce that I’m now booking a second photo tour in South America in 2015! Since the booking for the first workshop – which is taking place in Peru, May 2015 – has been so successful, we decided to add another date to accommodate the people that couldn’t make the first trip’s dates.  Specifically, we had in mind the many teachers who let us know that they could only come in the summer months.  Well, here’s your chance. Get all the booking info here. A Bolivian Twist This tour, which will run starting July 13th in Cusco, Peru will not be the exact same workshop as the previous, however, as well be adding a Bolivian twist to it all. The tour will commence in Cusco, Peru where we will visit famous Peruvian sites like Ollantaytambo, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu.  From there, we will work into Bolivia and experience some incredible places such as the Uyuni Salt Flats, the Potosi Mines, and the great city of La Paz. All of the places we visit on this trip are tremendously photogenic, and we’re going to have a blast.  I hope you join us! Dates and Prices Start Date: July 13, 2015 in Cusco, Peru End Date: July 26, 2015 in La Paz, Peru Cost Per Person: $2,990usd For more information on the itinerary, FAQs, and what’s included in the tour, please head over to the info page for the photo workshop on Adventure.com What’s a Photography Workshop? I can’t speak for all photography workshops, because everyone operates differently.  However, in our workshops the goal is to have a genuine travel experience well not feeling rushed to take our photos, as well being in the right places at the right time for photography.  Moreover, these photo workshops give participants a look into what life is like as a professional travel photographer.   Our workshops also include 1-on-1 time with the professional photographers to discuss things like photo editing, and to do image critiques.  Of course, a big part of a photography tour is also meeting other people who have a passion for photography. So, whether you’re a professional photographer looking to build your portfolio quickly, an amateur photographer thinking about making the jump to pro, or just a hobbyist that doesn’t want to feel rush in the hobby, these trips are for you. More Information If you need some more information from me directly, you can always get a hold of me on my contact page.  So, if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a quick...

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Join Me in Peru AND Bolivia for a Photo Adventure
Apr01

Join Me in Peru AND Bolivia for a Photo Adventure

It’s with great pleasure that I announce that I’m now booking a second photo tour in South America in 2015! Since the booking for the first workshop – which is taking place in Peru, May 2015 – has been so successful, we decided to add another date to accommodate the people that couldn’t make the first trip’s dates.  Specifically, we had in mind the many teachers who let us know that they could only come in the summer months.  Well, here’s your chance. Get all the booking info here. A Bolivian Twist This tour, which will run starting July 13th in Cusco, Peru will not be the exact same workshop as the previous, however, as well be adding a Bolivian twist to it all. The tour will commence in Cusco, Peru where we will visit famous Peruvian sites like Ollantaytambo, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu.  From there, we will work into Bolivia and experience some incredible places such as the Uyuni Salt Flats, the Potosi Mines, and the great city of La Paz. All of the places we visit on this trip are tremendously photogenic, and we’re going to have a blast.  I hope you join us! Dates and Prices Start Date: July 13, 2015 in Cusco, Peru End Date: July 26, 2015 in La Paz, Bolivia Cost Per Person: $2,990usd For more information on the itinerary, FAQs, and what’s included in the tour, please head over to the info page for the photo workshop on Adventure.com What’s a Photography Workshop? I can’t speak for all photography workshops, because everyone operates differently.  However, in our workshops the goal is to have a genuine travel experience well not feeling rushed to take our photos, as well being in the right places at the right time for photography.  Moreover, these photo workshops give participants a look into what life is like as a professional travel photographer.   Our workshops also include 1-on-1 time with the professional photographers to discuss things like photo editing, and to do image critiques.  Of course, a big part of a photography tour is also meeting other people who have a passion for photography. So, whether you’re a professional photographer looking to build your portfolio quickly, an amateur photographer thinking about making the jump to pro, or just a hobbyist that doesn’t want to feel rush in the hobby, these trips are for you. More Information If you need some more information from me directly, you can always get a hold of me on my contact page.  So, if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a quick...

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Announcing my First Photography Workshop: Ireland
Jul21

Announcing my First Photography Workshop: Ireland

So I guess this is kind of a two part announcement.  The first announcement is that I’m finally getting to one of these fancy travel blogging conferences everyone keeps going on about.  Yes, I’ll be in Dublin for TBEX this October, can you believe it?  Brendan van Son at a travel blogging conference.  I never thought I’d see the day.  If you’re going to be there as well, let me know, I’d love to meet up. The second announcement is the bigger of the two. As many of you know, I started my travel magazine in the hopes of giving budding travel journalists a platform for their voices to be heard.  I wanted to give some talented people opportunities to get some work experience and earn a tiny bit of cash at the same time.  It has worked.  I’ve had some incredibly talented people waltz through the digital door of Vagabundo Magazine.  And now, as I begin to revive the magazine that got stuck in cyber space as I was rolling through Africa, I have decided to take things a step farther. I’ve started a project called How to Be a Travel Writer.  Over the next couple of months there will be some big announcements in regards to that project.  However, in short, we’ll be providing training courses and seminars all over the world for travel journalists looking to either get into the industry or improve their craft.  Seminars will range from a couple days to a couple months.  Some will be specifically targeted towards certain niches, and others will be more broadly based.  In time, we’ll be exposing bits of that project to the world. Today, I’m exposing the first part of that project: A photography workshop in Ireland! Ireland Photography Workshop Directly following TBEX (Oct 5-10), Pete Heck from Hecktictravels.com and I will be conducting a travel photography workshop in Ireland.  The workshop will be spend only the smallest amount of time in a classroom setting, and the vast majority of time on the ground getting hands-on training from either Pete or myself.  It is a travel photography tour meets workshop, and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun. For more information about this particular workshop click here. Anyways… I do urge you to check out the workshop details and really hope that you give us a shot.  I promise the program to not fit into what you might imagine to be a work training session.  Rather, it will be a fun way to explore, and we’ll help you see Ireland through the lens’ eye.  Come play along with...

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Awesome New Issue of Vagabundo Magazine
Oct11

Awesome New Issue of Vagabundo Magazine

I’ve been holed up on the beach in Cote d’Ivoire for the past week putting the final touches on the latest issue of my travel magazine Vagabundo Magazine.  Believe me, there are worse places to be stuck working than the beach here in Grand Bassam.  I literally hear the ocean rolling away as I type, and I don’t think there’s a better place in the world to be able to step outside for a break from work.  I am very thankful for the life I lead.  I am also very thankful for an amazing staff over at Vagabundo Magazine.  We honestly had a bit of a struggle getting this issue out, mostly because of my own errors as well as the fact that technology seems to hate me.  However, it’s here, it’s amazing, get used to it. The latest issue is sexy as hell.  I’ve once again forced myself onto the cover, but I swear that once you get past looking at my back you’ll see some brilliant content.  We have featured stories from British Columbia, Laos, Scotland, Uganda, and Peru.  There are also bits and pieces from The Philippines, India, New Zealand, and more.  It really is a great issue, and I don’t think I’m being biased. Anyways, I’m running on about 1 hour of sleep in 2 nights so I’m going to stop mumbling and start letting you enjoy this issue. If you want to buy a subscription or a single issue you can do so by visiting the sales page here.  It’s cheap, and I really do think it’s worth it. If you’re still not sold on the content, I’ve attached a bit of a preview below that you can flip through.  It’s been an adventure putting it together, and I hope it inspires an adventure from those who read it. So thanks again to everyone who contributed and those who are reading it....

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Vagabundo Magazine Summer Edition
Jul16

Vagabundo Magazine Summer Edition

Every issue we publish we make a few less mistakes, learn a few new lessons, and in general things get a little bit easier.  However, one thing that doesn’t change is that when it’s all said and done, and the magazine is finally published, there is a massive sense of satisfaction.  The sense that you have created something is really the greatest feeling in the world.  I suppose, Vagabundo Magazine has turned into my baby in many ways.  It needs nurturing to grow, care to maintain it, and most of all a whole lot of love. I’m very excited to tell you that my baby has turned 3 (in magazine years). As of just now, you can pick up the latest issue of the magazine———-> HERE! If you’re not familiar with my magazine, I’ll tell you that it’s quite a bit different, or at least I’d like to think so, than the usual magazines.  We focus more on travel stories than we do on other things like guides and ads.  We post articles that we hope inspire people to get out and explore the world.  We hope that the pieces sweep the reader away; because, really, if an article can’t transport the reader to the destination than what is the point? This issue has articles from just about every corner of the world.  It is by far our longest issue yet at 114 pages, and those pages aren’t filled with fluffy garbage ads, that’s content. Anyways, enough chatter check out the magazine!! Orrrrr…. just buy it here. Check out the preview below Vagabundo Magazine ————————————————— Own a website? Want to become an affiliate?  Check out our affiliate details...

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My Travel Magazine is Now in Print
Apr09

My Travel Magazine is Now in Print

Can someone please tell me what this “sleep” thing is that everyone keeps talking about?  I don’t think I’ve had a proper night in about a month.  Not that I’m complaining though.  Not sleeping means that there are much more exciting things going on. Over the past two months I’ve travelled across 11 counties, taken countless photos, written far too many articles and all the while producing the latest issue of my travel magazine “Vagabundo Magazine.”  I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity. All bragging aside, publishing this issue was a completely different game than the first one.  I was basically all alone in publishing the first issue; I taught myself inDesign and I put everything together myself.  This issue I had a great group of people helping me out.  I am especially happy to have had one of the Vagabundo interns, Luis Alvarez do the design work, because – let’s face it – I am perhaps the worst designer in the history of the world and I think I proved that in the first issue.  Luis’ work on this magazine successfully illuminates my vision of having a very photo-centric magazine with a clean professional look.  I’m sure you’ll see a massive difference in this issue in that regard. I also feel very luck to have had the help of 4 other people.  My associate editor Will Peach has been great in promoting the product through as many streams as possible as well as running a good portion of the website work.  Furthermore, editing interns Sarah Kloke, Jackie DesForges, and Ed Rex have been amazing in putting every bit of spare time they have into this project.  I can’t thank them enough. Ok, enough cheesy talk.  Let’s get to the magazine. After hearing from a number of people last issue that they wish they could get the magazine in print, even if it was a little more expensive, I decided that I would publish the magazine with MagCloud, as well as in its usual digital form.  We don’t set the price, and it is a little high due to the fact that they are essentially printing single issues for us.  However, the quality tests we have done have come back amazing and we’re really excited about it. Preview I have  taken a random bunch of pages from the magazine and stuffed them in a preview for you to check out.  The way you are previewing the magazine is exactly how you will view it if you buy the digital download. Table of Contents Features: Dubai: Behind the Glitz, Glam and Glass by Genevieve Hathaway Malawi: Keeping Pace with the...

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