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Travel Portraits – How to Take People Pictures Like the Pros

You’re hitting the road and your camera is at the top of the old checklist. Your goal is to make photographs that will be memorable and bring back the feelings of being there. So how can you do that? Of course you’ll need a good photo of the Eiffel Tower or Taj Mahal. But photos of cityscapes and monuments only tell part of the story. To capture the essence of a place, you need to capture the element that makes it most unique: the people.

Get Your Priorities Crooked

Sitting at sea level three years later, it all feels like a dream. We left Darjeeling by jeep and rattled our way towards Sikkim on roads that would make the worst streets in New Orleans feel like the world’s smoothest highways. We hiked through valleys and over glaciers for four days to the base of Khangchendzonga. One day a snowstorm blew through and we sat huddled around a stovetop warming our bodies and souls with hot Tibetan Chhaang. When we emerged from the hut, the clouds had descended into the valley below and we climbed a nearby peak. Nobody

A Walk in the Woods

We loaded up our backpacks with MREs and headed out to Yosemite with some friends. Along the way we made a video of my friend "growing" a beard. How We Did It This is the story of Dave, JP, Victoria and Patrick going on a hike in Yosemite and making a timelapse. Dave started with the beard you see at the end of the video. He took one step backwards for every photo that we shot, and trimmed his beard ever so slightly every three steps. Victoria provided assistance with the mirror and JP was our background actor. I took

BUKU Fest

Scored a press pass for the BUKU fest. Check out the photos here.

Les Joutes – Jousting on Boats in France

In the South of France during the heat of the summer you can find a crowd by the river drinking Ricard and watching Les Joutes Nautiques. Nautical Jousting: it's exactly what it sounds like. Any man filled with enough wine and testosterone is welcome to grab a spear and shield, and hop on the elevated tail of a boat holding 10 rowers, a captain, and a band (consisting of a wooden clarinet player and a drummer). Two boats head full speed towards each other, and the jousters' spears make contact with each others' shields. One monsieur puts all of

A neon deer’s head!

Check out this awesome piece that I photographed tonight for New Orleans-based artist Elizabeth Chen. The deer's head is made up of thread embroidered onto sheets of plastic that are hung with strings, and lit with a black light. To see more of her beautiful work, check out www.elizabeth-chen.com

Swamp people

Ahh, the Louisiana wilderness. After traveling around the world and seeing some truly beautiful, mountainous landscapes, the swamps can pale in comparison. That is, until you hop in a canoe and really start to explore them. The beautiful cypress knees and trees with spanish moss gently blowing in the breeze; a beautiful egret flying overhead, and if you're lucky, a gator or two. It's so calm and untouched and WILD. My friend Nathan took me out on his canoe one gorgeous autumn day. We drove west on I-10 for half an hour and hopped into the blind river. Nathan

POTD – Smile for the Camera

Well here’s another picture of me. I know what you’re thinking…”It’s time for Patrick to start taking pictures of other people!” And you are correct! So that’s coming in the near future. But for now, you’re stuck with my new favorite self-portrait.

POTD – Smoke Break

Towards the end of my trip in India, I headed down to the beaches of Goa. I had heard good things about it, but was wary of having a similar experience to my visit to the islands of Thailand (wherein I encountered more drunken sunburned 18-year-old Brits than I care to admit). I arrived at Palolem Beach and was pleasantly surprised at the awesomeness of it. A super laid-back beach with huts and delicious cheap food and beer. It was paradise. At the end of the day, the fishermen would arrive with their hauls and the fresh fish would