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How to Take Great Photos at Blue Hour

Twilight is probably my favorite time of day to take photographs. It is that fleeting interval between night and day, both before the sun rises and again shortly after it sets, when the sun lies just below the horizon. It overlaps with both part of the golden hour—that magical time when warm shades of yellow,…

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5 Easy to Follow Rules for Photo Composition

You can use the best digital equipment in the world, be at the most beautiful place in the universe, but the composition of your photo is what makes the difference. It’s what separates the professional photographers from the amateurs. Composition makes a photograph interesting, vibrant, and alive. Too often, photographs contain one or more basic…

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7 Ways to Find Inspiration in Your Surroundings

I’m not sure about you, but I believe everyone is a creative being, with moments of brilliant inspiration. At times we’re unstoppable—regardless of the outlet through which we find freedom of expression. That’s one side of the coin anyway. The other is when absolutely nothing happens. The times we can’t seem to drum up an…

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5 Tips to Turn Travel Snaps into Saleable Photos

Travel photography can be tricky. Attractions at a destination are often a minefield of obstacles. You get photobombed constantly, people bump into you, and it can feel like hours waiting for that split second when thousands of tourists part like the Red Sea so you can finally take a photo.  This is normal and part…

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The 10 Photos I Take Whenever I Travel

As a travel writer, you want to capture the true essence of a destination. Mainly to inspire people to go there, but also to have saleable photos to go with your articles. See, photography is much more than just pretty pictures. Done right it inspires, captivates, and motivates others to visit that place, try that…

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Travel Writing for Wedding Publications

When it comes to saying “I do,” for travel writers that can mean only one thing—writing for bridal/wedding publications. It’s an area of travel writing that caters to the 2.5 million weddings held every year…and that’s just in the U.S. Just looking through a bridal magazine you will see that most of it is about…

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Write for In-Flight Magazines With These 3 Tips

As more and more traditionally print publications move to an online-only model, airline magazines don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, with a bevy of new budget carriers opening new routes around the world, now is a great time to try breaking into the world of writing for in-flight magazines. Here are…

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5 Tips for Landing Your Best Press Trip Ever

All-inclusive press trips. The ultimate dream for the travel writer. When I launched my travel writing career in the fall of 2014, landing a few bylines was not my only objective. I love to travel and was anxious to break into the world of press trips. At the time, however, it wasn’t easy. More experienced…

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5 Tips for Effective Instagram Stories

As a travel blogger, there is an array of different promotional tools available to ensure that your content performs well, and Instagram is without a doubt the best place to start. It boasts millions of users eager for wanderlust pictures and travel tales—so there’s an extremely large audience that you can tap into. But with…

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