I’m excited to announce that on Friday November 20th, I’ll be teaching a Photography and Post-processing workshop in Tokyo.
During the workshop, I’ll be demonstrating my entire workflow from start to finish. This is a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in learning how I achieve the look of my images.
The workshop will be from 2-6PM, and all if you’re interested, you can find the info and RSVP to this page: https://www.facebook.com/events/836696066427794/
#workshop #photography #tokyo #japan
After a long few days of travel from Fiji, I finally arrived in Meteora Greece where I'll be flying around and capturing the landscape with a DJI Inspire 1 and the new X5 Pro Camera.
This cool new micro 4/3 camera system boasts 13 stops of dynamic range, while shooting 4k video and 16mp RAW stills. To say that I'm excited to put this system to the test would be a huge understatement. :)
#aerialphotography #themomentsbetween #inspire #greece
Last December when The Fstoppers team and I were filming the Photographing The World Series in Iceland, we had an exceptional night of aurora activity at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The spectacle lasted for hours as multiple bands of light twisted into beautiful shapes above. There was also a large moon that night so the surrounding landscape was almost completely illuminated. It made for one seriously fun night of winter photography!
recently kicked off our 2015 Iceland Dream Photo Tour and the Aurora outlook for the coming week looks very promising. Fingers crossed for more epic lights and clear night skies!
#iceland #northernlights #aurora
With fog rolling into Dubai yesterday morning, apparently being on the 50th floor wasn’t quite high enough! Still, the patchy spots of humidity and low clouds made for a seriously dramatic shooting environment in this fascinating world of outstanding architecture.
I’ve been in town for a few days and tonight, I’m excited to say that I’ll be speaking at the #shinedxb event, hosted at the beautiful Burj Al Arab. Should be fun! :D
#shinedxb #instagram #themomentsbetween #dubai
While I was in Dubai a few weeks ago, I had a very interesting morning shooting in extremely high humidity and low patchy spots of clouds. In fact, it was so hot and muggy outside that my camera was literally dripping water from all the accumulating moisture. Every few minutes, I had to soak it all up with a towel and wipe the fog off the front of my lens. Though I can’t say it was a fun experience, the complicated conditions resulted in a very interesting atmosphere to photograph. If you look closely in the background, you can barely see a small piece of the Burj Khalifa as the rest of the monstrous structure has been totally engulfed by the fog.
Speaking of Dubai, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be teaching 3 different Photography Workshops at Gulf Photo Plus next February!
#dubai #travelphotography #cityscape #gpp2016 #panorama
As we enjoy the fall colors together, I’ll be demonstrating how to capture silky smooth video with the new DJI OSMO. From Yoyogi Park, we’ll continue on to Shibuya Crossing, and have some fun shooting the busiest interchange in Tokyo.
This is a 100% free event and everyone is invited to join. RSVP your name, along with the words “Tokyo Photowalk” to JapanEvents@dji.com. We’ll meet at the main park entrance gate. I Hope to see you there!
You can also RSVP by joining the Facebook Group Page here:
#PhotoWalk #Instameet #Tokyo #FallColors #photography
For anyone attending Photo Plus Expo this week, I’ll be speaking on the Fujifilm Stage about my Travel Photography and Post-processing Techniques. If you get the chance, feel free to swing by and say hello!
A huge thanks to the FB and IG teams, not only for organizing such an amazing event, but also for making Instagram such a wonderful social media community to be a part of. Over the years, IG has become one my favorite platforms to share my photography.
#dubai #instagram #mydubai #photography
There was a brief moment, standing here, taking this photograph, when I felt like everything I had done in my life had in some way led me to this spectacular view. It was a refreshing burst of insight that made it seem like up until this point, I've only been experiencing the world around me through my eyes and not with my heart. This was different, there was just something special about this place that pulled me in, left me transfixed, and refused to let go. As a seasoned traveler, this is a rare experience that I always find to be truly special - and one that I appreciate tremendously.
To be fair though, it may not have just been Tiger’s Nest that captured my heart. From the second we touched down into Paro, Bhutan, we were greeted with warm hospitality. It was clear from the start that the country that claims to be the happiest land in the world, seems to really be just that. I can honestly say that after only a few days, the laid back Bhutanese feeling of everything being harmonious and content in the world starts to become comfortably contagious. It’s not long before everything just feels all right.
A huge thanks to everyone who made this visit possible. The experience was incredible from start to finish! :)
Next year, I’ll be putting together a photo tour that will highlight some of the most beautiful places that Bhutan has to offer. Full details will be released as soon as they are available. For now, you can sign up for future information about the tour by visiting: http://dreamphototours.com/fall-bhutan-photo-tour/
#Bhutan #TigersNest #paro #travelphotography
Currently Residing on Planet Earth
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 www.blamethemonkey.com, 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:
- Featured in an 8 page article in Professional Photographer Magazine
- Wacom Cintiq Companion Feature Video
- Video Interview with CNET Australia
- “The Art of HDR Photography” Talk at Google Sydney HQ
- Featured Guest Post on Scott Kelby’s Blog
- Interviewed by Travel Longer Magazine
- 2013 Travel Photography Year in Review
2014 Photo Tours
- Italy Dream Tour - Spring (May 1st - 9th) *Registration Closed*
- The Beauty of Iceland (September 4th - 12th)
- Italy Dream Tour - Fall (September 25th - October 3rd)
- Incredible Jordan and Petra by Night (October TBA)
- Thailand Charity Tour (November TBA)
- Cambodia Charity Tour (December TBA)
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
- “Digital Blending” Sydney, Australia (February 10th)
- “HDR and Manual Blending” San Diego, California (March 23rd)
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