Outdoor Photographer’s New Travel Columnist… Me!
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
The Write Stuff As with most years, 2019 was a roller coaster ride in so many ways for me and one of the best highs from the year had to be that I started to do some writing for one of my all-time favorite photography magazines, Outdoor Photographer. I was also fortunate enough to get one of my photos to grace the cover of this prestigious publication and I still smile each time I think about that. Fisherman at Inle Lake in Myanmar   My first article titled Take Better Travel Photos was a compilation of some of the best tips I could think of on how to improve your travel photography and take ..read more
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Interview with Terry Kyle – CEO of WPX Hosting
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
I had a lot of positive feedback on my last post titled “Why Photographers Need A Blog” and thought it would be a good idea to do a follow up with an industry expert on web hosting, Terry Kyle the CEO, and founder of WPX Hosting. Terry is a well-known figure in the hosting game and has turned WPX Hosting into the most reliable and well-secured WordPress web host in the world. Terry is also an animal lover and advocate for sheltered cats and dogs. He spends much of his free time volunteering with animal shelters and raising funds to feed over 500 homeless dogs and cats a day. Hosting a website ..read more
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Why Photographers Need A Blog
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
Friends! Photographers!  If you’re driving attention to your work using nothing but social media, I’m asking you – begging you – to slam the brakes on.  Like, right NOW. Your Career May Depend Upon This   Putting all your photography on social media is not how you’re going to build up your career to where it really takes off. I speak from experience. That’s not how I did it. If I’d put all my time and energy into building a social presence, I’d be terrified right now. Absolutely witless with fear. Seriously. Here’s why. Every year, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (and Pin ..read more
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Italy Photo Tour
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
Viva Italia! I’m really thrilled to announce that my Italy Photo Tour is back and better than ever before. That being said, I have 2 spots left and would love to have you join me! On this special tour, I’m bringing only 8 guests to keep the group small and intimate. We visit world-class museums like the Vatican Museum in Rome and the legendary Ufizzi in Florence. We also get expert guides on these museum visits, skip all the lines with VIP passes and do the same at several other historic sites like the Colosseum (pictured here), the Roman Forum, the Duomo in Florence and more! Oh, then there ..read more
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Travel Photography Essential Gear
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
Travel Photography Essentials   So you’ve booked the travel photography trip of your dreams, or maybe a client is sending you on your first assignment somewhere across the globe. It’s time to plan your excursion, buy any necessary gear, and pack for the trip. So what should you bring? Here’s a list of travel photography essentials that will elevate your travel photography to the next level. Camera, Lenses & Tripod There are dozens of cameras, lenses, and tripods on the market, each with various strengths and weaknesses, and choosing the right setup could be the topic of its own article. T ..read more
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How to Photograph on Safari – Webinar
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
A FREE Webinar Join me on Ugo Cei’s upcoming webinar where I’ll be the guest discussing How to Photograph on Safari. For many photographers, going on a photographic safari in Africa is right at the top of their bucket list… and for good reason! This is one of the most incredible photo opportunities that anyone will ever live and in the end, it isn’t just about great photos, it is also about having an awesome life experience that you’ll never forget. In 2019 I’ll be running photo safaris during two different times of year and both will offer unique wildlife photo opportunities that our groups ..read more
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50 Awesome Inspirational Travel Quotes
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
As many of you know, I love to use quotes on my blog. Like a good photo, a good quote can stop you in your tracks and fill you with wonder. And when it comes to travel quotes, a good quote can make you stop what you’re doing, buy a plane or a train ticket, pack your suitcase, and run out the door for your next adventure. So here are 50 of my all-time favorite travel quotes. Hope you enjoy them! The Eifel Tower as seen from Trocadéro at dawn “To Travel is to Live” ~ Hans Christian Andersen “Travel makes you modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” ~ Gustave Flaubert ..read more
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Travel Photography Safety Tips
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
Safety, Travel, and Photography should all go hand in hand… As travel photographers, we often explore new horizons and go on remote adventures. While this is exhilarating, it can also lead to safety concerns. So to keep as safe as possible when you travel, I’ve compiled a list of the top ten travel photography safety tips. "Safety is as simple as ABC - Always Be Careful" ~unknown Gateway to Hell or Stockholm metro station? Do Your Research There is an abundance of information available online for someone who wants to travel the world. Use this to your advantage by researching any potent ..read more
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Night and Day
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
The importance of light Lighting is everything in photography. It matters not if we are talking about the kind of work I do in travel or be it any other form of the craft. Wedding photographers have to deal with tricky mixed light situations, studio photographers are masters of controlling all the light that hits their subject, wildlife shooters have the best of luck when the light is soft at sunrise and sunset, architectural interior photographers have to be meticulous with accent lighting, and even pure news photojournalists get the best results when the lighting offers them the opportunity ..read more
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Do You Really Need Travel and Medical Insurance?
Ken Kaminesky
by Ken Kaminesky
3y ago
So, you’re going on a trip. Do you need to buy travel and medical insurance?   Well, unfortunately, the answer is not as clear-cut as you would hope. The answer is: most likely but it depends. It depends on the type of person you are, the place to where you are traveling, the activities in which you plan to engage, and the things you plan to take with you. Travel insurance is entirely dependent on the traveler’s circumstances and the type of insurance coverage. It can either save you a great deal of money and grief or if not used feel like a waste of money. So, it’s important to consider wisel ..read more
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