My Evolution As A Photographer

This photo, taken in Wadi Rum, has been one of my most popular
This photo, taken in Wadi Rum, has been one of my most popular
A few days ago was the second anniversary of my first daily photo. Since then, I’ve put a photo on my website for over 730 consecutive days. It was originally just a way for me to put something up every day without having to write something. I was just being lazy. Somewhere along the way, photography has become the signature feature of my website. So much so that some people consider my site to be a photoblog, which I something I do not consider it.

When I first started traveling, I didn’t know my ISO from my aperture. I literally was so ignorant of the basics of photography, I’m embarrassed to talk about it. I purchased a camera which was way over my head in terms of my ability that in hindsight I should have been prevented from buying it by the store owner. My initial goal for taking photos wasn’t to put images online, it was to one day be able to decorate the walls of my home when I was done traveling. I envisioned the walls being covered with photos of the places I’ve been. I still might do that, but things have gone in a totally different direction.

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Princess Cruise Recap

A gigantic screen above the pool on the Crown Princess
A gigantic screen above the pool on the Crown Princess
I’ve been off the ship now for almost two weeks, and that has given me plenty of time to reflect about the experience I had on the Crown Princess. This was my first ever experience on a cruise, so that is where I am coming from. Also, it was a media trip sponsored by Princess Cruises, so keep that in mind as well. My experience wasn’t 100% what an average person would have on a cruise ship.

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13,311 Miles, 85 days, 25 States and 17 Heritage Sites Later

During my road trip I saw the buffalo roam...
During my road trip I saw the buffalo roam...
My three month North America road trip is over.

This was by far the most driving I’ve ever done in a single period in my life. The final tally for what I saw and experienced was more than what I initially expected. It was a busy three months and in the end it was something I was very glad I did.

There were two major reasons why I decided to undertake this trip. The first, is that I would always meet people who were interested in visiting the United States and many of the places I suggested they visit were places I myself had never been. I figured before I set off to travel around the world again, I should take the time to explore my own country. The second reason was so I could meet in person many of the people I only knew from online. On both counts the trip was a success.

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This Week in Travel – Episode 15

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s Guests:Nancy D. Brown, Johnny Jet, Rich Whitaker, Brett Rounsaville A special episode recorded aboard the Crown Princess on the first Twitter Cruise. Topics discussed include the ethics of press trips, cruising, the environmental impact of cruise ships and the controversy the cruise sparked on Twitter.

Road Trip Update – The Home Stretch

After two and a half months, I’m entering the last leg of the road trip. Today I’m just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee where I’ll be visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and taking photos. Tonight I hope to be in Nashville, then on Saturday I’ll be visiting Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and driving up …

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