One of my motivators for great photography is traveling to new destinations. I enjoy finding my way through a new location and not only hitting the highlights, but finding a feature that makes each place special. A departed photographer friend used to say, "Luck favors the prepared." No truer words have been spoken in the photography realm. Knowing your camera and being prepared to capture the scene is usually all that is needed. Examples of this include a beautiful sand storm at sunset in Death Valley National Park; a quick thunderstorm over Manhattan as I boarded the Staten Island Ferry; wildlife activity at hunting and feeding times; or simply knowing when and where the sun/moon will rise or set. Lisa Hale Photos Guided Photo Trips encompass all this knowledge and skill with each day and each planned activity so that everyone has a chance to capture better, more special, highlights.