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Finding the Perfect Mongolia Tour - Budget Friendly and Beautiful

  • July 13, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
Mongolia is a dream location for travel photographers. But on arriving there, I was shocked to learn that when looking for Mongolia tours, budget options...

Colca Canyon Without Hiking

  • May 4, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
There are a number of treks in this area but they are super intense, so we decided to see Colca Canyon without hiking. I've been...

8 Great Gifts For Beginner Photographers

  • April 29, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
Do you have a photographer in your life who's just getting started? Perhaps it's you! This list covers some awesome gifts for beginner photographers, with...

Best Photo Spots in Myanmar

  • April 28, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is full of mind-blowing locales that are incredible for photography. There are thousands of temples, beautiful glassy lakes on which...

The Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Travel

  • March 29, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
Now that you've bought a micro four thirds camera, you're probably looking to get the best micro four thirds lenses for travel photography. When traveling,...

Best Online Backup For Photographers

  • February 15, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
Online backup is one of those things that everyone knows they need but no-one wants to set up. The last ransomware incident finally lit a fire...

Panasonic Lumix GX85 vs. G85 - Which one's right for…

  • February 12, 2019
  • Shimona Carvalho
While I love Panasonic's lineup, I'll admit they are not the best at naming and differentiating their cameras, resulting in a bit of confusion. The...

Great Places to Take Pictures in San Diego

  • December 23, 2018
  • Shimona Carvalho
San Diego is a beautiful and fun city and there's a lot to do and see. So naturally, there are a lot of amazing places...

A DIY Camera Bag is the Best Travel Camera Bag

  • July 30, 2018
  • Shimona Carvalho
Alright peeps, I've had a number of camera bags along the way and honestly, most of them have been downright ugly. So my rec is...

The Best Camera for Travel in 2019

  • June 13, 2018
  • Shimona Carvalho
People often ask me which camera to buy, so I figured, why not consolidate what features I consider must-haves and what I believe to be...

The Best Photography Classes with Assignments

  • May 14, 2017
  • Shimona Carvalho
If you think a photography course with assignments is for high school students, you'd be wrong. I think assignments are the best way to learn...

The Best Tripods Under $100

  • March 15, 2017
  • Shimona Carvalho
The running advice in photography circles is that you must spend a couple of hundred on your first tripod, or forever rue the day. So...

Essential Travel Photography Gear

  • February 5, 2017
  • Shimona Carvalho
I often get asked what's in my camera bag or basically what I think the best travel photography gear is if you want to travel...

Photo Locations Map Search now Live

  • October 30, 2016
  • Shimona Carvalho
Hey everyone, excited to announce that you can now see and search the photo locations in a map view! The map view allows you to...

3 Ways to Find the Best Places for Photography While…

  • October 22, 2016
  • Shimona Carvalho
The #1 reason I love travel is to seek out the best places for photography. I mean I love the food, and culture and people...

Why You Should Research Photography Locations

  • September 21, 2016
  • Shimona Carvalho
The best way to get a great photograph is to find a beautiful location and then show up at the right time and place, prepared...

These 3 Things Make Great Photos

  • September 12, 2016
  • Shimona Carvalho
There's 3 important components to great photography. If you’ve been reading any photography guides at all, you probably think I’m talking about ISO, shutter speed...