Monthly Archives: May 2012

3 Photos I Took Just Seconds After Getting Out of Bed

Posted by on May 24, 2012

Most photographers will tell you about the need to carefully set up a photo or to wait in a particular spot until the conditions are just right. Sometimes, however, a photo just happens. In a few cases, the photo is just waiting for you when you get out of bed. Here are three photos I took immediately after getting out of bed. I wish I could say I planned it, but in every case it was just dumb luck.


Six Months of Digital Housekeeping

Posted by on May 23, 2012

The desktop computer I never use

The desktop computer I never use

After 6 months, I finally arrived back in Wisconsin yesterday. I’ll be here until June 11 when I fly to Colorado to take part in the annual TBEX Travel Bloggers conference.

My mother’s house is the closest thing I have in the world to a home base if for no other reason than I have a desktop computer here. However, I’m only here a few weeks out of the year and I haven’t been here in almost 6 months, when I flew to Ushuaia, Argentina for my trip to Antarctica.

It isn’t something people usually think about, but when I computer goes unused for half a year, there are tons of updates that pile up. Here is a list of everything I had to do once I flipped the on switch: (more…)

Tour Wrap Up : Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Salton Sea, San Diego

Posted by on May 19, 2012

The Everything Everywhere photography tour has rolled into our last stop in Los Angeles. After two weeks in a van visiting some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States, we have reached the end of the road.

I think I can speak for everyone in saying they had a great time, saw some amazing things and took some great photos. I was very impressed with the quality of the photos taken by everyone on the trip. If you take the time and put yourself in front of great things, you can capture fantastic images without high end SLR cameras.

Thanks to SmugMug for being the official photo host for the tour. Also, thanks to the folks at Scottevest who provided travel vests to everyone.

I’ve already starting talking with the folks at G Adventures about our next tour. Stay tuned for more information!