New Zealand Photography Adventure

Josh Cripps' New Zealand Photography Adventure, April 2012

For me the best things in life are traveling and taking pictures. This April, for the first time in four years I have the opportunity to go on a international photo trip. I spent a lot of time thinking about possible destinations: I could go somewhere iconic in the photography world like Iceland, Patagonia, or the Himalaya but I don’t like the idea of traveling to these highly-photographed locations to take the same pictures as every other photographer who goes there. But it occurred to me that there is a place just as beautiful which has somehow managed to stay off the world’s photography radar: New Zealand. I’ve been there a few times before and always been blown away by the sheer grandeur of the place. Yet I’m baffled by the lack of quality photos from this gorgeous country. So I’m going there for the entire month of April not only to create new and beautiful imagery from this spectacular place, but also to help put it on the photography map.

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Going to Tern Island!

Woot!  In a sudden turn of events (no pun intended), the powers that be have seen fit to allow me to visit / volunteer at / shoot Tern Island for a whole month, starting NOW!  Tern is in the French Frigate shoals, a series of small coral atolls about half way between Honolulu and Midway.  I’ll be there from March 5th (but I need to be in Honolulu March 3rd for orientation) until March 30th, returning to California on April 6th.

I’m closing down the store until then, but never fear, because I’ll be back and better than ever in April!