Dear Fellow Travel Photographers,
I want to thank you for joining our community of travel photography enthusiasts and for coming along on the wild ride during 2019. During its first three years, our group has grown to several hundred active members. We shared a variety of experiences together, including three photo tours in amazing destinations around the world (Myanmar, Chile–including the total solar eclipse, and Morocco); several fun local SF Bay Area photography walks, classes, and workshops; and of course dozens of posts filled with practical tips on how to improve your travel photography.
This year I was honored to be named one of three Emerging Professionals by leading international trade publication “Digital Photo Pro Magazine” in their 2019-20 search. While my professional life has become much busier as a result of this and other recent awards and publications, I remain committed to offering our To Travel Hopefully community a wide range of fun and practical learning experiences in 2020. But I need your help!
To Travel Hopefully is not currently meeting its financial goals. While readership is up, engagement–including interaction with the daily posts, sharing your favorite articles with fellow enthusiasts, and click-through on the ads and Amazon affiliate sales–is low. Let’s make 2020 the year when we grow not only readership but also engagement.
Please reply to this post and let me know what topics most interest you. I want to make this group relevant to your interests and goals. Tell your friends about To Travel Hopefully and encourage them to join. Check out interesting links for affiliated photo gear and advertisements. Your actions can help ensure our community continues to grow and thrive. As always, To Travel Hopefully will be dedicated to helping us all improve our travel photography skills and learn to use our lens as a tool to build bridges between cultures and to give back to the people we encounter around the world.
Thanks for your feedback and ongoing engagement! Looking forward to sharing some wonderful experiences in the coming year.