About me

My exposure to photography began quite recently. It was prior to a trip to a safari in Kenya in 2012 where I decided to upgrade from my 5 megapixel point and shoot camera to something that would best capture the beautiful part of the world and do it justice. Little did I know that the week that was spent with Jason Edwards, a photographer from National Geographic, would set in motion a number of events that would lead me to where I am now.

For the week that we were in the Maasai Mara, I experienced what would have been best described as an accelerated learning curve to a beginner’s guide to photography. Jason critiqued our photos at the end of every evening and showed gave us a crash course in photo retouching – and from that moment, I was hooked.

kenya safari

What started it all.

Six months after that trip, I quit the corporate life and boarded a flight to Mexico with the intent of travelling through Latin America all the way down to Chile. Not a day went by where I didn’t spend a few hours each day photographing and then finishing the day off, fixed on the laptop watching tutorials by my favourite photographers and studying how to improve my photography.

My travels took me through thirteen countries and by the end of the eight months, I wasn’t ready to stop there. After a short stint back in Australia, I booked a one way ticket to Cambodia where I have travelled through SE Asia, Europe, the Middle East and back to SE Asia, where I currently make Vietnam my temporary home – feasting on noodle soups.

alternative to inca trail

After a four-day trek in Peru to Machu Picchu.

It’s been nearly two years now and I’m my hunger grows to travel and explore our planet that seems to become larger, with every additional stamp in the passport. I support my life on the road by offering my services as a photo retoucher, giving photo tours, shooting interiors, freelance travel writing and living a minimalistic lifestyle. What little that I make I invest into experiences and getting to the next destination.

A passion of mine is to share my travel experience and knowledge of travel photography and post processing to prove that beautiful photographs can be made without the use of expensive gear – hence the sole purpose of this blog. If this is sounds like something that you would enjoy reading, then sign up for my newsletter where you’ll receive my blog updates as well as other exclusive news, offers as well as interesting stories that aren’t published on the blog.

I also blog at JimmyEatsWorld about travel and food and also post real time content on social media with Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks for reading!

– Jimmy