Ralph Velasco

Travel photography instructor, author and international guide Ralph Velasco has organized and led a variety of cultural tours around the world, including to Egypt, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Iceland, Central Europe, Morocco, Vietnam, the Adriatic, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Death Valley, Chicago and San Francisco and others. Additionally, as of this writing he’s organized and led more than a dozen fully-licensed People-to-People programs to Cuba.

His latest eBook is titled Essence of a Place: A Travel Photographer’s Guide to Using a Shot List for Capturing Any Destination, and in it he discusses working from a shot list in order to create a well-rounded portfolio of images that tells a complete story. In his first book, Ralph Velasco On Travel Photography: 101 Tips for Developing Your Photographic Eye & More, he outlines a variety of photography and travel tips and tricks he’s learned from the road, as well as provides over 100 sample images and interesting quotes.

As creator of the My Shot Lists for Travel app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch® (free on iTunes), Ralph has taken the age-old concept of maintaining a shot list and brought it into the 21st century. Designed to help all travelers to bring back a more well-rounded set of images from any destination, the app is a powerful organizational tool, no matter the user’s photography skills or type of camera used.

Listen to the episode, if you want to know more about Ralph, his travels, and his photography. Duration: 34m 57s.

Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


  • Who is Ralph Velasco
  • The myth of talent
  • On giving back
  • Spain
  • Ralph’s bucket list
  • Upcoming tours


Some photos by Ralph






TTIM 13 – Giving Back with Ralph Velasco
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