Ansley Sawyer climbing rock

The Truth About Life as a Digital Nomad

Ansley Sawyer is a producer with Brandon Li, whom you may recall, was the cinematographer on my Guam documentary. In 2015, I interviewed Brandon about life on the road, including the misconceptions and myths about digital nomadism. Now you can read my candid interview with Ansley, a millennial whose Facebook check-ins inspire a flurry of…

Guam Photo Tour

Guam Photography Tour

Experience the tropical U.S. territory of Guam while developing your photography and filmmaking skills! Travel with a small group around the island with a focus on arts, culture, and landscapes. Learn from photographer and filmmaker Jessica Peterson who has called Guam home for nearly seven years. Photographers and filmmakers of all levels are encouraged to book….

Camera & Photography Gear Buying Guide (for Beginner, Intermediate & Pro)

Whether you’re shopping for gifts or perfecting your blogging game, figuring out which camera to buy can be confusing. That’s why I’m breaking down cameras and gear by price, purpose (still photography or video), and skill level (beginning, intermediate, or pro). Have more questions about the gear I use? Ask me in the comments section….

Game-Changing Photography: Shooting Golden Hour on Guam

Golden Hour is the 60 minutes or so before the sun sets. The soft low light is ultra flattering on the face and skin looks great with a golden hue. Get your subject to face the setting sun, which helps brighten the skin and eyes (and the model will thank you for not shooting in harsh, mid-day sun). Bring…

10 Tips for Indie Documentary Filmmakers

10 Tips for Indie Documentary Filmmakers

  Funny thing… Six months ago I was asked to speak on a panel of Guam filmmakers about women as directors despite the fact that I had not yet made a feature. It felt a bit like a sham, but the festival director insisted so I did it. Fast forward to today and I can proudly…

Explore the Elements Photo Contest

Explore the Elements is a contest that invites bloggers and photographer to showcase the images they’ve captured on their travels. There are four categories (Earth, Water, Fire and Air) and the challenge is to submit photos that capture the essence of each of the elements. There is no stipulation on how long you’ve been blogging, so bloggers new and old are welcome to take part.

My Favorite Travel Photos of 2014

I no longer know how to travel and not take photos, it’s such a part of me now. Instead of detracting from the experience, photography actually enhances my travel and I love reflecting on my trips through my photos. I’m so glad the Hubs bought me my first DSLR in 2009. Watch my review of 2014…

5 Ways to Take Better Travel Videos with Your Phone

There’s nothing worse than watching a travel video in portrait mode. You know, with the black bars on the sides? Turn your camera on its long side to shoot landscape. This will quickly separate you from the amateurs. Of course, if you’re shooting video for Instagram, you’ll want to shoot vertically.

7 Ways To Take Better Travel Photos with Your DSLR Camera

Last month, you learned 13 Easy Ways to Take Better Photos with Your Phone. The tips below apply to shooting with a DSLR. I started as a frustrated novice photographer just a few years ago. Here, I break down technical terms and techniques to make travel photography as enjoyable to you as it is to…