One Technique That Will Change Your Travel Photos Forever

Making my first $1 million from selling travel photos was pretty tough.  Partly because it hasn’t happened yet.  So why should you listen to me?  I’m going to give you a simple technique that you won’t find anywhere else.  You won’t need a new camera to do it, or a new lens.  It’s just one question. Continue reading

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Suspected gunman in custody at PHX

A friend of mine just sent a text that there’s a gunman in custody at the American terminal at PHX and they’re looking for a second. Passengers are being moved to another terminal while they’re searching the terminal. It’s safe to say pretty much any American flight out of PHX is delayed for the moment.

UPDATE: looks like it was a robbery and high speed chase that for some reason ended up at the airport.

Everyone be safe out there!

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The BEST Camera for Travel Photography

There are massive arguments about the best camera for traveling.  Point and shoot?  DSLR?  Mirrorless?  What do those words mean anyway?

Nikon?  Canon?  Sony?  Fuji?  Olympus?  Panasonic?  Apple?

So many options…so what do you choose? Continue reading

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What I Learned About Travel From Protesting the $40 iPhone Upgrade Fee

Every 2 years something pretty cool happens: I commit to paying AT&T $2400 over the next two years.  In exchange, they give me $300 off the price of an iPhone.  Pretty dumb deal, actually, when you phrase it that way.  Anyway [shoves logic aside], I get a new iPhone every two years.  “BUT THE SAMSUNG IS BETTEI’m happy you like the Samsung, but I’m happy with my iPhone, and yes I’m going to leave that quote unfinished.

Here’s something incredibly dumb about upgrading with AT&T.  I’m committing to paying a number of dollars with a comma in it over 24 months to them, but they have a curious little charge called an “upgrade fee”.  This time around it was $40, last time it was $35.

What follows is a tale of my frustration with this fee and what we can all learn about traveling from it. Continue reading

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Picture Post: Peaceful sunrise over Dallas’s White Rock Lake

Friends,

I haven’t posted in a week or so, simply because I’ve been flat out exhausted.  Saturday morning I was awake early (I’m typically a terrible sleeper so I’m usually always up) and went out to White Rock Lake in Dallas to relax and be in a quiet place for a while.  This wasn’t the most effective strategy, as White Rock Lake in Dallas quickly becomes overrun with cyclists and marathon training groups early on Saturday mornings.

But, for a few peaceful moments, I was able to grab some pictures that turned into the below.

Sunrise over White Rock Lake

I hope everyone is doing well!  Next up, I’ll be telling you about a quick weekend trip to Arizona and the famed Antelope Canyon.

 

Best,
Andy

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100,000!

Today was a great day here at ATB. I checked my stats, and the long-awaited day has arrived: we surpassed the 100,000 lifetime views mark! This is a short post, since I’m on the road in Cusco, Peru, at the moment, but I wanted to pause and say thank you/gracias to all who have made this ride so much fun!

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Sunday Picture Post – Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park

Went out to Dallas’s new Klyde Warren Park, which covers a highway near downtown Dallas.  Enjoyed getting some long exposure shots at night and hope that you will too!

When you’re reading this, I’ll most likely be at Machu Picchu, so hopefully you can look forward to some great pictures from Peru soon!

Arches

Arches

Pavilion

Pavilion

Entrance to play area

Entrance to play area

Fountain area

Fountain area

Park area with pavilion in foreground

Park area with pavilion in foreground

Benches

Benches

Light trails

Light trails

And, my favorite!

Tree line

Tree line

 

Best,
Andy

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Off to Machu Picchu!

Well, by the time you all read this, I’ll be well on my way to Machu Picchu on a cheap LAN Airlines ticket via Mexico City.  Look forward to some great pictures, a hell of a story about me almost ruining the trip, and how even the most astute travelers sometimes screw things up.

All my US readers, have a great holiday weekend!

 

Best,
Andy

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Etihad Diamond First Class AUH-IAD

Let’s get down to business.  I had many options for my return flight from Europe, and a few people have asked why I chose the long way home via Dubai.  You know why?  Because of Etihad Diamond First Class.  It’s a well-known and well-reviewed product, but I had never been to the Middle East and kinda just wanted to treat myself after flying to Europe and Dubai in Coach.

So, how was it?  Did it live up to the hype or was it all glam and little substance?  Read on to find out.

My closet mirror

My closet mirror

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Sunday Picture Post – Kyle Field in College Station, Texas

Friends,

I’m back this Sunday (although it’s late, sorry) with another picture post.  I’ve been getting better with my Sony a7 and decided to take it down to my alma mater today to shoot some pictures of campus as well as Texas A&M’s new football stadium development.  Enjoy!

(friendly reminder: you’re free to use these on personal and/or non-commercial sites, if you’re interested in licensing full resolution versions please contact me)

Kyle Field Panorama 

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