Beginner’s Guide to Astrophotography

If you’ve ever looked at a beautiful photo of the Milky Way and wondered… but… how?!… this post is for you! I know this genre of photography can feel intimidating, but trust me, you do not need to own a fancy telescope or have a ton of technical knowledge to create photos of the night […]

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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Beginner’s Guide to Underwater Photography

When it comes to learning a new skill, especially if that skill has to do with technology, I’ve found myself easily intimidated. Underwater photography definitely fell into that category for me, and from plenty of other people too, if my DM’s are any indication. 😉 I have wanted to learn to shoot underwater since I […]

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Recovering From Burnout

Though I knew I wanted to, I haven’t felt ready to write this post for a while. I hinted at this in my 2018 wrap-up blog post. A year ago, I was having a tough time. In addition to chaos in my personal life and a nonstop travel schedule, I was dealing with depression and anxiety […]

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CAREER

How to Spend Three Weeks in New Zealand

Five years ago, after spending a year on a working holiday in Australia, I headed to New Zealand for a few months of camping and spending time outdoors. I was hoping for mountain views, gorgeous beaches, and rugged adventures, and NZ sure did not disappoint. The country left a big impression on me and I […]

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OUTDOORS

The Ethics of Travel Photography

When is it OK to take a photo? When is it not OK? I ask myself these questions on every trip. More specific questions include: Should you ask? Will asking someone permission ruin the candid nature of the photo? Is it OK to not ask? Is it OK to take photos of someone’s property? Of […]

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Guide to Travel Credit Cards

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of credit cards, especially when using them means racking up points to use on flights, hotels and more. But over the past decade of my own credit card use and frequent travel, I have come across a theme: people are scared of credit cards! I have […]

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Deep Thoughts from 2018

Last year, I spent New Year’s Eve doing a bunch of different and random things. I was still new to Los Angeles and didn’t have a group of friends to hang out with, so I did things that I thought might help me feel some kind of closure on 2017. I watched the sunset on […]

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