I’m so proud to announce that my bestselling FUJIFILM eBook, X SERIES UNLIMITED, is now available as a print book from Rocky Nook. FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited: Mastering Techniques and Maximizing Creativity with Your FUJIFILM Camera has just been published as … Continue reading →
The Ultimate Bucket List Destination
Like for many of my friends and colleagues in the travel business, Antarctica has long been the quintessential feather in the traveler’s hat that we all seek. I’ve been inspired by several people that I know who have made the journey and have read books on and studied documentaries on the great explorers like Shakelton who pioneered the exploration of the last continent. So it is with great pleasure that I get to announce that I’ll be travelling to the icy continent along with nine intrepid guests on a photo scouting expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia Island, and the South Shetland Islands in January of 2019.
The journey begins in style in Buenos Aires, Argentina where we will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful city before flying to the very bottom of the South American continent in Ushuaia for the embarkation to our ship that will transport us in style to all of our polar destinations. From there we will head to South Georgia Island for some of the most amazing displays of wildlife on Earth. There are over 300,000 King penguins on the island and I can just imagine the sight, sounds, and yes… the smell! Standing more than 3ft tall, king penguins are among the largest of the world’s 17 species of penguin. This is going to be (to use a word I rarely use;-)) AWESOME!
While that sounds like a lot of birds, get ready for a mind-blowing statistic. There are roughly 50 MILLION seabirds and several million seals on South Georgia. There are also a total of 3 million penguins (including the King penguins) that call the island home. This is exactly the reason why I made sure that our team gets to visit this unique destination on route to the Antarctic peninsula. I firmly believe that when we have the opportunity to do something above and beyond the normal experience on a tour, we do just that.
What are some of the other highlights I’m looking forward to? I’m glad you asked!
Antarctica Photo Tour Highlights
All the tour details can be found on the Discovery Photo Tours website.
After running a very successful Photo Safari in Tanzania last year, this Antarctic expedition is like the icing on the cake of destinations I’m able to now provide to all the wonderful photographers that travel with me all over this beautiful planet. Does this mean that I’m done with new locations, destinations, and countries to explore and share with you? Why of course not! Stay tuned… there’s more to come.
Since I reached out to my past tour group guests before going public with this announcement, I am only able to offer a very few spots on this expedition. Four spots remain available at this time. Please get in touch with me or contact Discovery Photo Tours for more details or if you have any questions.
I’m currently road tripping in the southwest US on my Desert Heat Speaking Tour. I started in Vegas last Friday night, where I blew a couple bucks on nickel slots at the Bellagio before giving a presentation at B&C Camera … Continue reading →
I’m giving three presentations down in The Southwest this week: one in Las Vegas this coming Saturday, and then two in California next week, in Riverside and Palm Springs. I’m calling it the FUJIFILM Desert Heat Tour. Here are the details about where … Continue reading →
The Traveling Image Makers
I had a ton of fun when I did my first podcast with The Traveling Image Makers when we talked about The Business Of Photography. Ugo Cei and I talked in depth about the realities of the business side of photography and I wanted to be frank about my perspective on things. I’m not often asked about the business side of travel photography so it was a refreshing take on the typical interviews I do.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
~ Winston Churchill
Ugo usually teams up with fellow travel photographer Ralph Velasco as a co-host on these podcasts and unfortunately, Ralph was out on the road doing what he does best during the taping of that podcast. The good news was that he was back in the saddle to co-pilot the second podcast I was asked to record for TTIM.
This time, the subject was a topic that has recently become near and dear to my heart… wildlife photography on Safari in Tanzania! Oh, and we also chat about other travel photography related issues. My thanks to Ugo and Ralph for inviting me back on TTIM. Hope to do another episode sometime soon.
If you read my recent post on the subject “Tanzania Photo Safari – The Trip of a Lifetime“, this podcast will be a great companion piece to that article.
“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.”
~ Richard Mullin
If any of this makes you long for your very own African Safari Adventure, might I suggest joining me in August & September when I host a very small group photo safari with Discovery Photo Tours.
Hope you enjoy the podcasts!
A happy discovery
And speaking of something that has nothing to do with the above safari related stuff…
I recently got an email from a printing and framing company called Bumblejax, who offered to give me a sample of their work. As in any case like this, I told them that I’d be 100% honest with the review and they agreed to do the work for me at no cost.
Now I had never heard of Bumblejax before but that doesn’t mean much. There’s a lot of good companies that I’ve never heard of and it just so happens that they turned out to be one of the good ones. I love discovering new companies that do exceptional work.
I sent them a file of one of my favorite photos that I shot on a perfect sunrise in Paris and I was thrilled with the result. These guys absolutely nailed it in terms of attention to detail in every way such as prompt and thorough customer service, perfect packaging and shipping, and the most important thing of all, the exceptional print quality and impeccable framing and acrylic mounting they did.
People that know me, know full well that I’m insanely picky about this kind of thing but in all honesty, I can’t find anything wrong or bad to say about my experience with Bumblejax. I’m actually wishing I had at least one small negative to mention just to at least sound more objective but nothing comes to mind.
So it is without any hesitation whatsoever that I can recommend Bumblejax to you. They even offer you a discount code to save you 20% on your first order.
Just use the code BjaxKenK20 at checkout.
I’m excited to announce that I have a brand new Dan Bailey Photo Store on Amazon, which features a wide selection of my own favorite items- everything from camera gear, hard drives, solar chargers, useful accessories, books, and even some outdoor … Continue reading →
One of my favorite things is riding my bike. It’s always been that way, ever since I let go and launched myself forward on our little downhill gravel driveway in Evergreen, Colorado back when I was 4. That day, the world … Continue reading →