Every traveler has that story of one place or the one moment ingrained in technicolor that inspired them to drop everything and become a permanent traveler. For those who have yet to find this moment, they can be teased of its arrival with a collection of travel photographs taken by renown and self-made travel photographers who all individually discovered their passion for travel and their affinity for capturing and conveying the emotion of their experiences through their photographs.
Below, in no particular order, is my some of my favorite travel photographers that you should start following this month.
Dave and Deb Bouskill have been digital nomads for the last eight years, with the sole goal of inspiring wanna be travelers to “step out of their comfort zones and prove that you don’t have to be an uber-athelete, adrenaline junkie or part of the ultra rich to be an adventurer.”
In 2007 Gary Arndt sold his home and put everything he owned into storage with the sole goal to travel the world. As stated on his website, Arndt has been to over 175 countries and counting. During this near decade long time span, Arndt went from being a complete beginner in photography to an award-winning travel photographer. Check out more on his blog Everything Everywhere.
Now residing in Stockholm, Sweden, Akinmade was born in Nigeria, educated in the United States, and now, a resident of the world. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Creative and characterized by its vibrancy and stark emotion that pervades in her commonly seen close-ups of photo muses. You can read more about her travels on her blog and check out her photos on her online portfolio.
Co-founder of Dream Photo Tours, Kaminesky runs a travel and photography blog where he shares his photos and experiences with followers and the world, while never shy to interject his lovable sense of humor.
Food lover, YouTuber and blogger, Mark Wiens adds photographer to this list of professions he has undertaken quite successfully. His blog is a food journey through Thailand, where he currently resides, and wherever his roaming takes him through the world. His blog is a constantly updated collection of the finest and most unique dishes you may, or may never, eat.
After a 10 year long career in Post Production and Motion Design, Locardi decided he had enough of the structured life and, following a period of sedentary reflection, embarked on a location independent lifestyle with his wife Naomi. Now they travel and share their experiences via Blame The Monkey where Locardi offers photography lessons and tutorials for others interested in chasing this nomadic lifestyle.
Being only in her 20’s, Samantha Murphy from Real Picture Blog is one of the younger travel bloggers out there. But age detracts little from content as her photos stand to match those of her photo-blog seniors. Using less color enhancement and saturation than many other photographers, Murphy is able to create a much more realistic looking image that is as soothing as it stands out.
A west coast based photographer, with degrees hailing from NYU Tisch and USC’s producing program, Jen Bianco shows us a blogger lifestyle that is both luxurious and adventurous.
A slight divergent from the previous few, Carin—creator of Paris in Four Months, runs this lifestyle blog to document her travels and lifestyle/fashion/art sightings around the city. With a very ethereal aesthetic, Carin mingles the best of girly and tasteful into a beautifully soft blog both content and image wise.
Following a similar thread of trendy Parisian blogs, Farfelue was created after Faye Bullock moved to Paris. Her blog is a diary of her travels around Paris and her lifestyle habits within it, and her European Travel guides are informative and easy to follow.
Genevieve Hassall is a young travel obsessed photographer and writer who spends her free time wandering around the world, especially her home country of Australia, in search of vibrant colors and food. Lots and lots of food. Her posts are always well written and will leave you with a smile on your face and a growl in your belly.
We are going to suggest new travel blogs to follow in the middle of every month. Have a travel blog you think would make a great addition? Let us know in the comments!