Travel Photography

One of the many gorgeous photos on

I’m obsessed with the photographs on Mimi Thorisson’s website. How does she do it? The woman has six children and a dozen dogs. And just look at the tranquility and beauty in these photos. Her husband is a professional photographer (duh) and his talent is humbling. He also has châteaux in rural France, a drop-dead gorgeous wife and endless supply of stylish children and french villagers.

But still. Wow.

My life is not that photogenic. But I do occasionally go to interesting places and I want need to improve my photography skills. Last week, I took a field trip to Chinatown and came home without a single useable photo! It was so frustrating. In my own defense, it was pouring down rain. But as my husband would say, “sounds like a development opportunity.” (That’s Amazon speak for get your shit together.)

So next week I’m taking a 2-hour seminar entitled “How to Use the Manual Settings on Your DSLR.” I’m so excited! I hope it will give me the confidence to experiment with all those settings…


Some fun links on travel and photography -

5 Secrets to Better Travel Photos

This post covers some basic photographic principles

How to shop for souvenirs like a local

You have a travel itinerary. How about a travel eatinerary? I love this idea!

Paris Restaurant Recommendations from Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat.

Of all the books I read in October, this one was my favorite! So hauntingly good.

I dare you to watch just one episode of this show without getting completely hooked.

Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl. This movie was so inspiring to the girls. When we got home, Sasha made a poster for her wall that says ALASKA.

Have a great weekend!