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The Moments Between || A New Chapter

When I was a kid, one of my dreams was to some day fill an entire passport. Now, fast forward to today, and since 2009, it’s a wonderful feeling to share that I’ve already completely filled three of them!

My old passport on the left is actually 74 pages thick (triple density), since I’ve added pages two separate times. The new one on the right is a 52 page (double density) passport, since the US Passport office no longer allows the addition of pages at a later date.

Since I’m leaving the USA and flying to Rome today, I’m also excited that the first stamp in this shiny new passport will be from Italy. I’ll try to keep this passport in better shape though. Just Saying. ;)

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The Moments Between || Don’t Look Down

Actually, you should definitely look down. That’s the whole point! ;)

Seriously, Dubai is a cityscape photographers dream, where each building’s vantage point lends a unique perspective to the incredible skyline. More often than not though, the camera setups can be a bit tricky, as some of these rooftops were never really intended for casual city viewing, let alone a photographers tripod.

As you can see for this shot, I had to get a creative in order to shoot a pano with my Really Right Stuff Multi-Clamp, PG-01 Panoramic Gimbal, and Fujifilm X-Pro2.

#dubai #photography #cityscape #rooftop #fujifilm #themomentsbetween +Really Right Stuff
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Even though the year is almost over, I still have more than 16,000 miles to fly.

Next stop: Dubai!

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I just got my hands on the inaugural issue of the +Really Right Stuff, Light and Shadow Magazine, and I'm delighted to see my 8 page article as the lead story!

The article is about how investing time in photography will never go unrewarded and how creative vision, passion, patience, determination, and a whole lot of coffee all come into play when producing quality work that you can be proud of.

And speaking of being proud, hats off to RRS for creating such a beautiful magazine. There’s a wealth of knowledge and information from many talented photographers and artists. You guys rock!

#photography #published #magazine #reallyrightstuff
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The Moments Between || Shooting in Israel

Though I’m only a few days into my visit to Israel, I’ve already been able to explore and photograph many beautiful locations. There’s truly a wealth of history here a traveler to discover.

On the top, we found a great overlook of the old city of Jerusalem, and on the bottom, the perfect vantage point to capture the modern downtown skyline of Tel Aviv. What an incredible mix of both old and new!
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I’m honored and humbled to announce the release of the latest +SmugMug Film about our nomadic lifestyle. From the bottom of our hearts, a huge thanks to the entire SmugMug team for sharing our story in such a beautiful and inspiring way.

In 2012, +Naomi Locardi and I made one of the biggest decisions of our lives by selling nearly everything we owned and becoming 100% location independent, living on the road full-time and perpetually traveling the world. And while we expected this lifestyle to push us to the limits of our comfort zones and be full of challenges along the way, we knew in our hearts that it was the right decision. We were certain it was our path to take, and we haven’t looked back since.

Life is a series of actions, decisions. You grab hold of the things that catch your eye, the things you love, the things you want, need, and desire. But other times, it’s about letting go - pushing past the things you think you need to find the things you really need, so that you can be open to the opportunities that life puts before you. And I truly believe that in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

#SmugMug #film #travel #photography #inspiration

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14 Countries, 78 Cities, 97 Flights, and 215,158 Miles! What an amazing year!

First, I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the continued support with the kind comments, likes, plusses, tweets, and shares. It has been both an honor and a pleasure to share my photos and experiences with all of you and please know that you’ve all helped make 2016 a truly wonderful year.

Wow! 2016 has been a wild, perpetual and non-stop rollercoaster ride of huge projects and a ridiculous amount of flying. Looking back at the year, having taken almost 100 flights and logging over 215 thousand miles, I can’t believe we were able to take on so many projects while surviving all the airline food. ;)

In retrospect, it’s incredible to see how much our lives have evolved, our businesses has developed, and how the experiences of 2016 have caused me to step so far outside of my comfort zone with constant challenges, that I’ve grown in countless profound and positive ways.

It has been a wild (and jet lag filled) ride, and along the way, 2016 has continued to confirm for me that without a doubt, passion, hard work, and dedication will never go unrewarded.

This post is a collection of our favorite moments, favorite photos, and favorite memories from 2016. Thanks for being a part of it!

#travel #photography #2016 #photographer #review

2016 was an amazing non-stop year of epic projects, travel photography, and events. Here's a look back at what helped make it so special.
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I was recently able to thoroughly go through the new book Above The World by DJI, and I’m blown away by the wealth of beautiful images from around the globe. The book itself is also laid out perfectly - a huge congrats to Andy Knight for putting all of this together.

This is the first published book of drone photography in existence and I’m honored to have 7 of my photos included. In a matter of only a few short years, DJI has empowered us to see and capture the world from an entirely new perspective.

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Nine Dragons || Shanghai

Over the past series of years, most of the building and high point access I’ve gained access to all over the world has been a result of research, seeking the appropriate permissions, getting some help from local friends, and even bribing a few security guards along the way.

Sometimes though, even after doing the necessary research and taking all the appropriate steps, I still need to do things the old fashioned way to get the shot. And what’s the old fashioned way? Well, it’s sneaking in of course.

Now first of all, I never recommend this to anyone because there’s always a chance you can land yourself in some serious trouble. But, if you’re willing to accept the potential consequences of your actions, sometimes the reward can be totally worth the risk.

Shhhhh… Don’t tell China. ;)

#china #shanghai #travelphotography #cityscape
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The Moments Between || Dead Sea Sky

Saying that we had an epic sky at the Dead Sea this morning would be a massive understatement. For a few brief minutes, the sky burned with intense color and light. And then, just as the spectacle began to fade, it started pouring rain. What an incredible way to spend my last morning here!

Thanks once again to Adam Frimer for capturing the behind the scenes moment.

I've had such a great time here, but now, it's time to get ready for my flight.

#travelphotography #sunrise #deadsea
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Having the honor of speaking in front of 2,300 people at the Israeli Photography Convention was without a doubt one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had so far this year. It was also a very unique way to spend Thanksgiving Day!

A huge thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome here, and a special shout out to the Galitz Team. I know how hard you all worked to put on an amazing event!

Big thanks as well to Adam Frimmer for the awesome behind the scenes photos. :)

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Pro travel photographer, videographer, writer, public speaker & educator who spends his life shooting the most beautiful places in the world

I’m a professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker, and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspiring destinations in the world. Location independent since March of 2012, my wife and I live a 100% mobile (global nomadic) lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since I began traveling full-time in 2009, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting more than 45 countries while flying well over one million miles.

Throughout this perpetual journey, I enjoy teaching the art of photography on my website, while sharing my images and stories across various social media outlets. I also collaborate with many different sponsors, brands, and tourism boards, and lead Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide. Feel free to drop me a line anytime and if I happen to be in a town near you, I’m always up for a good conversation and coffee.

Follow me on Instagram to keep up on my latest locations and projects. I’m also extremely active on Social Media with daily posts and consistent engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and of course Google+.

You can also view my complete Photography Portfolio.

Recent Interviews, Publications, and Video Appearances:


2014 Photo Tours

2014 Post-processing Workshops

  • ADV Exposure Blending and Luminance Masking” Portland, Oregon - (May 24th)
  • ADV Exposure Blending and Luminance Masking” Cologne, Germany (August TBA)

2013 Photo Tours

2013 Post-processing Workshops


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Key Largo, Florida - Singapore, Singapore - Venice, Italy - Reykjavik, Iceland - Atrani, Italy - Copenhagen, Denmark - Prague, Czech Republic - Stockholm, Sweden - Tokyo, Japan - Vancouver, Canada - Sydney, Australia - Shanghai, China - Chiang Mai, Thailand - Seoul, South Korea - Barcelona, Spain -
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