Nov 242017
 
Weekend Sales

While I don’t want to encourage anyone to just go out and buy more “stuff” on Black Friday, there are some really good deals happening this weekend from some of my favorite gear and service providers. If you’ve been wanting to buy one of these products anyway, now’s the time. Each of these deals is available from November 24 through November 27, 2017. Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you buy, I’ll get a reward, but [read more …]

Feb 282017
 
Oregon Photography Book Wins Award

NATJA, the North American Travel Journalists Association, just announced the results of their 2016 travel media awards competition. I’m very happy to share that my newest book, Oregon, A Photographic Journey, won Gold in the Travel Book/Guide category. In addition to the Gold award, I earned a Silver in the Landscape Photography category for a photo of Smith Rock State Park in Oregon that was published in VIA Magazine, and was cited as a Finalist in the Travel Guide category [read more …]

Jan 032017
 
Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

2016’s run around the sun turned out to be pretty darn nice for this traveler. Many thanks to all the friends, family, clients, newly met folks, and complete strangers who made it so. I’ve got a huge backlog of images to process from this year’s travels in Oregon, California, Montana, Wyoming, Trinidad & Tobago, and Hawaii. A long overdue return visit to the Big Island and the opportunity to once again witness a live lava flow was a fantastic way [read more …]

Mar 212016
 
Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast

Cape Kiwanda and the beach at Pacific City are unique among locations on the Oregon coast for several reasons. And each of those unique attributes makes an excellent subject for photography. First, unlike the volcanic rock that forms most headlands on the coast, Cape Kiwanda is largely sandstone. As typical of that soft rock, it gets eroded by water and wind into pleasing formations. Second, Haystack Rock, a volcanic remnant, is the sole sea stack jutting out of the ocean [read more …]

Jul 182015
 
Summer Sale on Photography Guidebooks

Trying to decide where to go and what to photograph in the Pacific Northwest? Here’s a great deal: through the end of July, I’m selling my award-winning guidebooks with no charge for shipping. That’s the equivalent of more than 20% off for a personally autographed copy of Photographing Oregon and Photographing Washington. Note:  This deal is only for orders placed via the “Add to Cart” buttons on this page http://www.gregvaughn.com/books.html and it is only good for books to be shipped to U.S. addresses [read more …]

Apr 162015
 
Top 10 Locations on Kauai for Nature Photography

The islands of Hawaii are not just one of the top travel destinations in the world, but also a paradise for nature and landscape photographers. Of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai more than the others is the vision that most people have of a tropical Pacific Island – lush green valleys, volcanic mountains covered in rainforest, and miles of gorgeous white sand beaches along the coast. I visited Kauai quite a few times during the years I lived in Hawaii and [read more …]

Feb 122015
 
Photographing Washington wins NATJA Award

The North American Travel Journalists Association has just announced the winners in their annual awards, and I’m very pleased to say that Photographing Washington was honored with the Bronze award in the Travel Book & Guide category. The NATJA award comes on the heels of receiving the Silver award in the Travel Book category in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards. For more information on Photographing Washington and my other award-winning guidebook, Photographing Oregon, please click this link. These books are part [read more …]

Feb 072015
 
Prepping for Peru

It’s genetic, I’m sure. Not only did I inherit a love of travel from my parents, but I’m sure I got my penchant for planning from my mom as well. On family vacations, we had a daily itinerary with details of each stop determined long before we all piled into the station wagon. My sister inherited it, too. She’s heading to Greece this spring, and already she’s devoured multiple guidebooks, checked out numerous DVDs from the library, spent hours checking [read more …]

Sep 132014
 
Photographing Oregon and Photographing Washington now available as ebooks

For those who have been asking if my books Photographing Oregon and Photographing Washington are available as ebooks, I’m happy to announce that complete versions of both are now available in Kindle and iBook formats. Both books have won honors for editorial and design excellence in the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, and both continue to receive very positive reviews at Amazon.com, as well as on a number of websites and in print publications. For more information about the books, including links to order or [read more …]