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Photography Tips from World Traveler Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere

Gary Arndt is what you might call a professional traveler, as well as being a photographer. He spends most of his time away from his home base and has been to over 175 countries, all seven continents, all the states in the USA, every Canadian province, and over 300 Unesco World Heritage Sites.

He lives a dream life many people may envy.

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But let's see what you can learn from Gary that you can apply in your own life and photography, regardless of whether or not you travel.

I met Gary a few years ago at a conference in Las Vegas where I was giving one of the lectures. He attended my talk and we connected afterward, we even met up in my own home city of Edmonton when he was my area. Listen and watch as we talk about photography and life, and see what you can learn.

(Apologies for the jumpy video quality, thanks Google Hangouts!)

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Gary's three photography tips:

  1. Spend less money on gear and more on travel. Gain experiences, that will make you a better photographer.
  2. Have goals and make a plan. This applies to travel, and photography. Know where you want to go, and takes steps to get there.
  3. Make your work public. When you start sharing your work and putting it out there you force yourself to cull diligently, and put out images you're proud of. So it forces you to get better. You'll also get feedback on them you don't get in your own bubble.
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Listen to Gary talk about this shot and what it took to get there.

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Links to articles mentioned in the interview:

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Learn how Gary used a filter and long exposure here to get rid of people walking through the scene in his image.

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Learn how Gary used an extremely high ISO to get this shot, which would have otherwise been impossible.

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Where you can find Gary online:

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I hope you can take away something from our talk that you can use to help you with your photography. Tell me in the comments below, do you agree with the tips? Have you tried them yourself? Please share your thoughts. If you have any questions for Gary please ask and I'll try and make sure he sees them.

Cheers,
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