To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. -Elliott Erwitt

find life experiences and swallow them whole. travel. meet many people. go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. try everything. exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.  - lawrence k. fish

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Hi there, brave reader...I’m Jim - traveler, photographer, wanderlust sufferer.  Writer, poet, blogger.  I take photos, share photos, and write about things that interest me.  I feel like this blog resides at the intersection of travel and photography, of discovery and inspiration.

My photographic preferences are landscapes and cityscapes, and my photographic style is expressive and colorful - that’s just how I see the world.  My camera is my accomplice and my co-conspirator.  It compels me to get out the door and go see something.  It doesn’t matter what the result is, it just matters that I got up, went out, and tried it.  That’s an accomplishment some days.

My hope is to motivate people to travel and take photographs; to inspire creativity in others by sharing what I create, how I create it, and even what I use to create it with.  I hope to inspire people to go explore someplace new, to just get up and give it all a try.  

So go see something new.  Try something different.  Travel.  Take a photo.  It doesn’t even have to be a good photo.  Just take it.  Create something.  There’s a kind of magic that happens when you do.  

We have a beautiful world on our hands, and it’s so worth going to see it.  


Over the years, I have morphed my blog from being a site that just shares my travel photos into one that shares a significant amount of educational content, reviews and opinions. It's actually more fun for me this way, and many readers seems to get helpful tips and tricks from my ramblings, recordings and such. I love to do it, and it's helpful for others - that's a win-win.

I spend a significant amount of time working with the Macphun suite of products, specifically Luminar and Aurora HDR. After years of trying a lot of different tools, I have found that I get the most out of these tools, and without the distraction of other stuff, I can learn these tools better and deeper and thus become masterful at their use.

Apart from the preset packs that I sell here on the site (and one eBook thus far), I provide all of this training and educational content at no charge. I make my living via commercial licensing, preset and affiliate sales, and one-on-one training. If you enjoy this content and feel it has been helpful, consider using my links when you purchase something at Amazon or Macphun, or you can make a small donation to me directly. I appreciate all of the support and let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping by!

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