Articles by Jcimagery

Dream Trip to the South Pacific

This last Spring we were able to take the trip of a lifetime to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific - and it was paid for entirely with photography money.It wasn't all stock money (not even close), but it was sports teams, High School Seniors, Family Portraits and fine art sales.It took a year of savings, but with the goal of this trip in mind, it gave us the energy to keep going.The Cook Islands is a remarkable location, poised as Hawaii was 50 years ago.They are not kidding... continue reading

Dump and Back Up!

Yeah, that sounds a little wrong, but here's the deal/lesson.My husband, teenage daughter and I recently traveled to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.Between us we had a total of five cameras.Three were Nikon D300's, two were smaller Olympus shockproof/waterproof point-and-shoots.We also took a laptop, thumb drives and external hard drive.Every day, at some point, I would remove a memory card from a camera.I would dump it on the laptop, backing it up to an external hard drive... continue reading

Overseas Travel Surprise

We've been fortunate enough to travel with a regular frequency.Everything from Hawaii to Alaska to more far flung locales like Panama, Costa Rica, Cayman Islands, and more.Canada is our neighbor so we make it up there at least once a year.Until two years ago - we took a ski hiatus and went to the US sun instead.So when I booked our ski vacation to Whistler this year, I was shocked when the credit card bill came back.Yes, the dollar amount was correct (even though the exchange rate... continue reading

Take Warning Signs Seriously

Living on 55 acres banking a scenic river, with a 270 degree view of a mountain range, we get all kinds of people on our property.Rafters systematically pull up and cut across our pasture to get to the county road, dropping their popped rafts/tubes/floaties/beer bottles and more on our riverbank - and yes, taking the needed bathroom break in the grass (hello, go in the river).Drivers who ignore No Trespassing signs, unhook the gate, shoot out the lock, drive over the fence, whatever... continue reading

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