TTIM 85 – Darlene Hildebrandt and Latin America

Darlene HildebrandtThis week’s episode sees the return of one of our favorite guests, Darlene Hildebrandt, who was on the show almost exactly one year ago, in episode 33.

Darlene is the creator of Digital Photo Mentor. She has been a professional photographer for over 26 years, and photography educator since 2011. Darlene provides valuable articles on her site, has a free ebook, and offers online photography courses, as well as photography travel tours. Her next tours are to Morocco in May 2018 and India in November 2018.

We spoke with Darlene about her passion for Latin America, its countries, and its people, including her recent misadventure in Medellin, Colombia. We also talked about her upcoming photowalk in New York with James Maher and how to approach photowalks or first visits to a location without making too many newbie mistakes.

As an exclusive for the readers and listeners of TTIM, Darlene has offered a 30% discount on all her online photography courses. Just use code 30offTTIM at checkout!

Duration 35m 02s.


TTIM 84 – Robert Scott Kelly and the Travel Tape

Robert Scott KellyRobert Kelly is a travel writer and podcaster based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was born and raised in Canada, but has lived abroad for the past 21 years, including an 17 year stint in Taiwan, where he began his travel writing career on the Taiwan Lonely Planet guide in 2003. In 2016, bored with the direction travel writing is going (lists, lists, lists!), he started Travel Tape, an immersive documentary audio program that covers subjects as diverse as China’s Ghost Cities, the changing life of Kenya’s Maasai people, and a night in the notorious Golden Triangle of Myanmar. Robert is currently completing the pre-script for a film documentary on Taiwan’s flourishing temple culture, which will start shooting in the fall.

Duration 1h 3m 41s.


TTIM 83 – Bryan Peterson, You Keep Shooting

Bryan PetersonOur next guest on the Traveling Image Makers podcast is none other than Bryan Peterson.

Bryan has been a successful commercial photographer for over 35 years whose clients include American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips and Citibank.  In addition he has received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual seven times, Print Magazine four times and has also won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award.  He has also been a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazine and he is also the Co-Founder of the world’s number one on-line photography school,

Within the photographic community he is best known as the photographer/writer of nine best-selling books, Understanding Exposure, Learning to See Creatively, Beyond Portraiture, Understanding Digital, Understanding Close-up Photography, Understanding Shutter Speed, Bryan F Peterson’s Understanding Photography Field Guide, Bryan F Peterson’s Field Guide to Understanding Composition and his latest book, Exposure Solutions as well as the photographer for the “You Keep Shooting” videos that are seen on  Bryan also offers photography workshops all over the world.

Duration 52m 34s.


TTIM 82 – Ignacio Palacios

Ignacio PalaciosIgnacio Palacios is a Spanish/ Australian travel photographer based on Planet Earth that stops in Sydney from time to time. He is best known for his travel, landscapes and fine art photography. His previous background was in engineering and management consultant for various companies in wind and renewable energies. Although he has been a part time photographer since 1998, he became a full time professional photographer in 2012 following the footsteps of three generations of photographers in his family. Ignacio has traveled around the world since 1998, gathering an extensive collection of images of people, places, wildlife and landscapes across more than 80 countries in five different continents. He is one of the world’s few full-time professional photographers/guides and he has led tours to Patagonia, the Altiplano, the Atacama Desert, Galapagos, Spain, Norway, Finland, and Iceland since 2013. Ignacio writes and provides images to numerous magazines and publications around the world, such as Luminous Landscape and Lonely Planet books and guides. He has received Australian and International awards and has been a finalist and highly commended in some prestigious competitions. In 2014 he was awarded with a LUX Gold in Spain (the most prestigious professional photography award in his country).

Duration 31m 53s.


TTIM 81 – Christian Høiberg and Long Exposure Photography


Christian HoibergOur guest for this week’s episode of the podcast is Christian Høiberg, who recently published an interesting eBook about long exposures. If you are willing to explore this genre, you would do well to listen to this episode, because we tried to pick his brains about it as much as possible.

Christian is a Norwegian landscape photographer with a passion to travel and explore new destinations. Besides being in the field photographing beautiful landscapes, Christian teaches photography through his website CaptureLandscapes, a place where you can find landscape photography tutorials and resources. Oh… and he loves sushi!

Duration 38m 29s.


TTIM 80 – Matt Payne and Night Sky Photography

Matt Payne

Our guest for this episode of the podcast is landscape photographer and podcaster Matt Payne.

Matt’s passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions. His work encourages viewers to stop and take a moment to appreciate the natural wonders of our world in ways that can’t be captured with the naked eye.

“Through wilderness exploration I have developed a unique vision for the otherwise mundane in our day-to-day life,” explains Payne. “My hope is that my life-long passion for the wilderness and exploration will continue to bring me to some of the world’s most amazing places so I can continue to share my vision of those places with the world.”
Matt is obsessed and passionate about landscape photography. He began and refined his craft on the slopes of Colorado’s most difficult mountain climbs and has since honed his vision and skills and is working diligently to bring himself to new levels. In 2014, Matt moved to Portland, Oregon and enjoyed photographing all of the wonders that Oregon has to offer, including waterfalls, rain-forests, mountains, lakes and beaches. In late 2015, Matt moved back to Colorado to reside in the town of Durango at the base of Colorado’s most amazing mountains.

Recently, Matt started his own podcast, called F-Stop Collaborate and Listen, dedicated to interviewing the world’s best landscape photographers, discussing the passion and artistic enjoyment of the craft.

Duration 42m 29s.


TTIM 79 – In the News: Electronics Flight Ban and Google Terminates Nik Plugins

In the current episode of the podcast Ugo and Ralph discuss about two recent news items that are of interest to travel photographers:

  • The banning of large electronic items, including cameras, laptops and tablets aboard US-bound flights originating from several countries and how it affects travel photographers.
  • Google’s announcement that it will stop updating its Nik Collection of image processing plugins.

Duration 34m 14s.


TTIM 78 – Jim Cline in Peru

Jim ClinePlease welcome our guest for this week’s interview, Jim Cline. Ralph recorded this interview with Jim while on the road. It’s a bit long, but it’s packed full of useful, practical tips, especially if you are interested about Peru.

Jim Cline is an award-winning cultural documentary and travel photographer based in San Diego, California. Jim is known for his willingness to shoot all around the edges of light, creating images with tremendous impact that capture the essence of a place or culture. He always strives to transcend ordinary travel pictures, and to convey a strong sense of place, and the spirit of the people in his photographs.

Jim’s wanderlust and search for compelling images has brought him to many less-traveled areas around the world. He takes particular interest in the indigenous peoples and traditional and tribal cultures of developing nations, and in documenting these disappearing cultures. Through his images he strives to portray the dignity and timeless beauty of these people living in harmony with nature.

As well as winning numerous awards, Jim’s work has been displayed in the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Museum of Photographic Arts, and in many galleries, both in the U.S. and abroad. He gives frequent slide presentation lectures of his travels throughout the world. Jim and his photographs have been featured in several books. His images have also been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, annual reports, tourist brochures, calendars, websites, and CD covers. Jim founded Jim Cline Photo Tours in 2002 and he currently leads small-group photo tours to various locations around Latin America.

When not busy running his Photo tours business and leading trips to the best photographic locations in Latin America, Jim works on assignment as a photographer for humanitarian organizations. His images have graced the covers of annual reports for groups such as Freedom From Hunger, and have appeared on websites, brochures, postcards and other mediums promoting their efforts around the globe.

Duration 1h 13m 8s.


TTIM 77 – Daniel Korzeniewski

Daniel KorzeniewskiFor this week’s episode, we sat down to chat with Daniel Korzeniewski.

Daniel is a Miami-based travel photographer whose work has appeared in several publications. He contributes to various stock photography outlets and often leads photography travel tours. Find more about his work, travel adventures, and upcoming tours at his website here. You can also follow him on Instagram.

We talked about some of our favorite destinations–including Morocco and India–how to relate respectfully with your subjects, the practicalities of flying a quadcopter in a foreign country, and much more.

Duration 36m 14s.


TTIM 76 – Orinta Labutyte in Lithuania

Orinta LabutyteLithuania is one of the less known though most beautiful and interesting countries in Europe and few people know it as well as Orinta Labutyte.

Orinta is a professional tour guide and traveler photographer based in Vilnius. She sat down to chat with Ralph about the many things that might entice visitors to come to her home country and dispel some myths about it. Ralph and Orinta also discussed about traveling to Turkey and Iran, where she has led several of her own tours.

Duration 42m 32s.