News flash for those that don’t know me: I am a perfectionist. I like plans, making plans, executing plans, and imagining a perfect outcome in every situation in life! One of my goals for personal growth during my upcoming trip around the U.S. is to be more flexible and embrace imperfections. I thought this would probably come a simple form, like not planning where I eat before I get to a city, but already my patience has been tested in a BIG way! [Read more…] about Flexibility Tested Already?!
As a part of my preparations for my trek up and down the coastal United States, I have to decide how I want to document my adventure.
Whenever I travel, my gear can include a DSLR camera (big boy camera), lenses, tripod, batteries, cards, steadicam, GoPro and accessories, not to mention the equipment to support all of it, like a computer and card reader. It was not unusual for me to carry a whole backpack just of camera gear, weighing over 30 lbs, just so I could capture moments in the highest possible quality. My goals varied from corporate marketing to personal memories, but I always wanted to make sure I had gotten everything superbly documented. So, why is this trip different? [Read more…] about Enjoy the Moment vs. Photograph the Memory
A little while ago, I saw a post from my nomadic friend Dustin Wong, called “Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek).” To give you a little background, I have known Dustin since preschool and he recently left his steady engineering job to travel around the US in a van and become a photographer.
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Remember the old United Airlines flights to the mainland? I remember boarding the plane and on the CRT monitors around the airplane, they scrolled countless ways to say “Welcome” in different languages. “Bienvenido.” “ようこそ.” “Willkommen.” “Welkom” Then, the scroll would fade out, and a dramatic fade-in would say in triumph, “Welcome.” [Read more…] about The First Post is Always A Welcome Message!