About Peter West Carey

Peter West Carey is a world traveling professional photographer currently leading photo tours to Bhutan, Nepal and Alaska. He also hosts basic photography workshops along the West Coast of the USA as well as the free welcome 31 Days TO Better Photography series on his blog.

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The Rhythm and the Colour of Bhutan’s Masked Dances

The Rhythm and the Colour of Bhutan’s Masked Dances

Peter West Carey August 7, 2014 0

Photographer Peter West Carey takes us to Bhutan to see traditional masked dance - just one of the many beautiful things this Himalayan kingdom has to offer. Feast your eyes on this!

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Discover the Cool, Clear Waters of the Riviera Maya’s Cenotes

Discover the Cool, Clear Waters of the Riviera Maya’s Cenotes

Peter West Carey June 4, 2014 0

Burned out by the beach? Discover the cenotes of the Riviera Maya, Mexico's antidote to Cancun

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Postcards and Portraits: Using a Mixture of Photo Styles to Make Compelling Images

Postcards and Portraits: Using a Mixture of Photo Styles to Make Compelling Images

Peter West Carey May 27, 2014 0

Photographer Peter West Carey shares his tips on how to take memorable travel shots. It's all in the details, folks

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Leaving Something Behind: Creating Community with Photos

Leaving Something Behind: Creating Community with Photos

Peter West Carey March 24, 2014 8

Giving back while traveling can be one of the most rewarding experiences any of us receive when getting off our couch and heading into the vast, exciting world. As a photographer, I look for

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Visual Adventure: National Parks of Utah

Visual Adventure: National Parks of Utah

Peter West Carey February 27, 2014 1

The magnificent southern deserts of Utah offer a landscape that is rarely seen on our planet. The mixture of sandstone – laid down over millions of years – that has then been weathered by

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Should I Bring a Tripod on my Next Trip?

Should I Bring a Tripod on my Next Trip?

Peter West Carey February 3, 2014 4

One of the regular questions I field as a photographer is, “Should I bring a tripod on my next trip?” My answer is always to ask more questions. Let me lay out some pros

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Get Closer: The Importance of Photographing Details

Get Closer: The Importance of Photographing Details

Peter West Carey December 30, 2013 4

Hello everyone! It’s time for another travel photography tip. In the past, I have given you tips for taking photos of waterfalls, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and while on an African Safari. Can’t

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Questing through Queensland, Australia

Questing through Queensland, Australia

Peter West Carey November 5, 2013 0

I am excited to have the hustle and bustle of Brisbane, Australia behind me as I cruise steadily south toward the plethora of National Parks awaiting any traveler with a little time and a

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Visual Adventure: Himalayas

Visual Adventure: Himalayas

Peter West Carey September 27, 2013 1

The biggest problem with visiting the Himalayas is finding time to just stare. There is so much to take in while visiting the Nepali Himalayas and many different areas to explore, but my favorite

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A Traveler’s Guide To Taking Better Waterfall Photos

A Traveler’s Guide To Taking Better Waterfall Photos

Peter West Carey August 1, 2013 3

This post is a departure from typical waterfall advice. Sure, some of the normal stuff is in here, but I want this post to be a realistic look at how to bring back great

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