Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Tapas Bar in Seville, Spain

Tapas Bar in Seville, Spain

waldens-pond said: hiya!! i love yr photos! i'm exploring with film photography, + wanted to ask were there any good online sites/articles that were any help to you? keep up the fantastic photos! have fun in russia!!

Hmmm, my biggest source of help and inspiration is my friend, Johnny.

But I have downloaded a couple books to read: The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal ExpressionAnsel Adams: The Camera, Black and White Photography, Within the Frame, Street Photography- from Atget to Cartier-Bresson. You can find free downloads online, which may be legal or not, but they exist…

One of my favorite resources is this free magazine for the iPad called ABOUT Photography. It’s features cool artists- from newbies to long-established pros- and seems to be purely about the art.

Some websites for photography inspo, check these out:

If you are looking for ‘how to use an analogue camera’ help, I Still Shoot Film has an easy to understand beginner’s guide here and other great guides to develop your skills and style here.

I <3 film photography and I hope you will, too! Wishing you the best of luck and thank you for following ^^

interstellarmonestaries said: Hey! I've just turned 18 and I'm really excited to start adulthood and spend my summer's traveling and stuff. when did you start traveling/how do you have money for these things? I love your blog!

Hi! I know this is long overdue, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Don’t let anyone tell you differently- adulthood rocks!

When I was younger, I used to travel every other year or so to Portugal to visit my grandmother, well, until it got super expensive.

But I guess, you can say that I really got started when I was 16. I saved up money from working a summer job, so that I could go on one of those super expensive two-week tours of Spain. I was so excited to go. While on this trip, I realized how much I loved being in Spain and how much I hated being a tourist-tourist. While others were off doing whatever, I was being a loner, wandering aimlessly through the streets, trying to fit in as much as my obvious American self could, fumbling through Spanish, and trying to order ice cream. I thought I was so cool hah.

Almost three years passed before my next big trip. I was able to stave off the travel bug with road trips with friends and the bf at the time (often without telling our parents hehe). Then I went to Russia again and I’ve been traveling pretty consistently since!

Most of my trips have been funded by working. I was a waitress for 5 years- super lucrative- and sometimes even worked 3 jobs- yikes. But hey, if you really want something, you do whatever it takes to get it, right?

Some of my other trips have been paid by other means:

Good luck with school and traveling! One last thing, if you are looking to travel during summer breaks and don’t have much money, look into summer camps in really cool places!! YMCA has English camps all over the world and there are so many other organizations looking for camp counselors. And the summers are hot for hospitality jobs in all parts of the US. The pay can be pretty shitty, but often room and board is provided or at least very cheap. Idk, there are a lot of things out there, you just need to do some research :))

domdros said: have you ever considerd going to iceland? I have been there and it was amazing tho the weather can turn on you really quickly

I really want to! My best friend’s old roommate has a film photography blog, An American in Iceland (and other places too), that has inspired me to visit and also take more photos with my camera :).
When Hannah’s not working on her MA, she’s traveling all around Iceland (and other places too), photographing everything from all the awe-inspiring natural wonders to cool old cars she sees around town. Her blog will make anyone want to go!!

Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan, Russia
I&#8217;m so happy to be living here. I just love this city so much.

Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

I’m so happy to be living here. I just love this city so much.

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Mount Grinnell, Glacier National Park, MT
New Blog Post- Hiking to Grinnell Glacier Take I and II: Bear Scare and Trip Endings

Mount Grinnell, Glacier National Park, MT

New Blog Post- Hiking to Grinnell Glacier Take I and II: Bear Scare and Trip Endings

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My dream man. Trying really hard not to post all my new photos at once. 
Glacier National Park, MT

My dream man. Trying really hard not to post all my new photos at once.

Glacier National Park, MT

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Painted Canyon Overlook, North Dakota
There is something about the NPS font and colors that feel like happiness.

Painted Canyon Overlook, North Dakota

There is something about the NPS font and colors that feel like happiness.

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I miss Lisbon, like almost every day.
In one year, you will be home.

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Picture of my friend, Kali, and I. Taken on our hike to Lac Blanc.
Also, check out my new blog post about this day- Hiking in Chamonix: Lac Blanc Hangs

Picture of my friend, Kali, and I. Taken on our hike to Lac Blanc.

Also, check out my new blog post about this day- Hiking in Chamonix: Lac Blanc Hangs

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Hiking in the Tatra Mountains, Poland

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Anonymous said: whats fulbright?

"The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.” (from the website)

You can find out more about Fulbright here!

But I am specifically doing the English Teaching Assistant Program in Russia, which is available to recent graduates who want to gain teaching experience and promote cultural exchange in another country.

"Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind."

Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations (via kvtes)

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Morskie Oko Family Photo
I&#8217;m probably pretty creepy..

Morskie Oko Family Photo

I’m probably pretty creepy..

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