Meditation in Landscape through Creative Process: The Desert Southwest (Part 2 of 3)

We are two artists dragging a lot of sand from one place to another. To trace the trails of water past and present is to empty our liquid bodies into this moving stream of time….

Meditation in Landscape through Creative Process: The Desert Southwest (Part 1 of 3)

Follow a trail of pink powder into the canyon at dusk. (Collect your attention at the backs of your knees). Do you feel the slants of pink light stretching to touch you there? And falling…

How to Wander: The Ethos of a Traveling Photographer

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH DAKOTA – Two nights have passed and the expanse above our heads stretches to the horizon with overcast clouds. Rachel Nicole, a fellow photographer, stands next to me as the harsh…

At the Heart of Photography: Interview with Moment Travel Lead, Dani Chase

Twelve hours after landing in Tokyo, Dani Chase walked into the lobby of the hotel. She saw something she didn’t expect. It was the first day of a Moment Travel trip and the international attendees,…

A Tale Of Two Cities: London & Paris In Polaroid

I realize this is terribly cliché. Really, I get it. Most Americans are obsessed with Europe, and I happen to be one of them. Of course, there are zillions of other incredible places worth visiting…

Interview: Westfalia the Movie

Instagram is a place to share your favorite memories — a beautiful respite from reality — until it becomes your actual reality. Haley Finnegan, an actress from Los Angeles, was fed up from the persistent…

Jonathan Taylor Sweet Takes Us To Kenya

Wayward sat down with Seattle-based professional photographer Jonathan Taylor Sweet to learn more about his creative process, staying inspired, and how Kenya changed his life. We dare you not to fall in love with his…

5 Tips for Shooting in the Rain

As a travel photographer, I have to be prepared to shoot in all kinds of weather. Sometimes that means a crisp, clear morning with the perfect sunrise over Istanbul but just as often I face…

Vintage Photos & Techniques with Lomography

Photographing with film is always an exciting and unpredictable medium.  As new models of “a dying art” re-emerge into the market, how do you know which analog camera is best for you? Though there are…

Gifts for Adventurous Photographers

Lucky Shot: Interview With COOPH Photographer Craig Semetko

Craig Semetko started traveling the world as a performer and comedy writer. Working for some of today’s largest corporations, Semetko found himself in a number of far-flung locals and decided on a whim to start…

Go Back in Time for a Behind the Scenes Look: Perpetual Motion in Baja Norte

Fact: Not one person throughout history enjoys sitting through a slideshow of someone else’s vacation. Which is essentially what “behind the scenes” parallels. So instead of me boring you with a timeline of events, which…

In an Instant: Mickey Alice’s Lomography Experience

It’s not often you meet a taxidermist. Let alone one who lives in Chicago, teaches pop-up taxidermy classes for beginners, and also makes custom jewelry and lapel pins. Needless to say, Mickey Alice Kwapis is…

In an Instant: Austin Santiago’s Lomography Experience

Now every phone can take pretty good photos, but it’s easy for the feeling of the moment to get lost when it stays in a digital medium. There’s been a recent resurgence of instant film…

Fleeting Moments: Tofino Photographer Kyler Vos on Shooting Wildlife, Nature and Surfing

If “right place, right time” are two of the main ingredients for a great photo, then photographer Kyler Vos has a leg up. After growing up in the small Vancouver Island town of Port Alberni, Kyler made the move West, down the highway to the even smaller coastal community of Tofino