A picture may be worth a thousand words, but images cannot speak for themselves; here's a bit of context behind the images I capture to inform and inspire

The Photographer's Guide to Trekking Everest Base Camp

May 05, 2017  •  1 Comment
Everest - the highest peak on our blue planet. Just hearing the name stirs up a nostalgic sense of adventure and images of towering, snow-capped peaks. While Everest's summit - at 29,029 ft - is out of most of our physical reach, trekking through the rugged Himalayan landscape to Everest base camp (EBC) at a measly 17,598 should be on everyone's bu...
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The Real Ha Long Bay

December 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Chances are you've seen a postcard or photo of Ha Long Bay - much like the one above - and admired its striking landscape, even if you aren't familiar with its name or geographic location. What is Ha Long Bay? Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin in Northern Vietnam, consists of hundreds of karst islets (small islands) that emerge precipitou...
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Inside Hanoi: 10 Tips for Photographers

December 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
After spending the past week in Hanoi, Vietnam - walking the streets, smelling the smells, sampling the local fare, and taking arguably too many photos, I've developed a keen sense what this old and culturally rich city consists of. And I'm here to offer insider advice on how to approach Hanoi photographically to help you better capture the essence...
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Recap: June 2016 Photo Safari

August 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
After traveling through Europe for the first 3 weeks of June, I hopped on a flight from Barcelona to Arusha to co-lead another photo safari with Everlasting Tanzania Travels. Our four lucky clients - a family of four from Ohio - and I spent a week together traveling through the Serengeti by Land Cruiser along with our Everlasting Tanzania guide...
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Recap: Heart of Tanzania Photo Safari

March 07, 2016  •  1 Comment
Just over one week ago, two highly contented (and exhausted) clients and I went wheels up over Arusha from Kilimanjaro International Airport after spending 11 days experiencing some of the best Tanzania has to offer on safari with my partner Everlasting Tanzania Travels. Our clients - a retired couple from my hometown of Austin, TX - were treated...
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Witt Pit: The Best BBQ Joint You've Never Heard Of (that happens to share my name)

November 11, 2015  •  3 Comments
As most folks out there know, Texans are a proudly unique breed with our own distinct culture and set of traditions. And when it comes to Texan traditions, barbeque (or BBQ as we commonly abbreviate it) is near the top of the list. I've developed a distinct palate for BBQ throughout my years, and I've tried it all - good, bad, great, meh. And last...
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Choosing the Right Lens(es) for a Photo Safari

September 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The lens: a photographer's most crucial piece of kit. That is, so long as he can properly operate his camera body - as discussed in my write-up on choosing the right camera body for safari. Weight limits are often a constraining factor on the puddle jumpers you'll likely be boarding en route to wildlife photography destinations, and glass isn't li...
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Battle-Proofing Your Tripod

May 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Tired of dinging up your expensive tripod? Battle-proof it! I recently shelled out the bucks for a slick Gitzo 1-series mountaineer tripod. After taking it into the field for the first time I noticed that I had put a big white scuff up and down a section of its leg, incurred by brushing up against an old, white-painted metal fence post. Being prim...
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The Painted Churches of Texas

April 20, 2015  •  8 Comments
After having visited my family's ranch near Schulenburg, TX for my entire life I have long been vaguely aware of the painted churches that stand in the surrounding countryside. Recently I finally made the time (yes, after 26 years) to visit a few of the painted churches, and I can't believe I let so much time go by without paying them a visit. Wha...
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Astrodome Turns 50: The Eighth Wonder After Half a Century

April 14, 2015  •  1 Comment
On April 9, 2015 the Astrodome celebrated its big 5-0, and the festivities were of the same magnitude as the structure itself. Thousands gathered to celebrate the half-century mark for Houston's iconic domed arena, and I was lucky enough to stand at the center of its floor to witness the condition in which stands and, of course, take photos so you...
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