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Always Wanted To Travel Around The World?

February 9th, 2020

Always Wanted To Travel Around The World?

Have you always wanted to travel around the world but want tips and encouragement before you take the plunge?

Or maybe you are currently living abroad and need some nomadic lifestyle tips on how to live and prosper while walking down the road less traveled?

This e-book by Wilko van de Kamp will teach you travel hacks and help you keep your sanity and cool when traveling from country to country.

Wilko van de Kamp is a #1 international bestselling author, who is ready to share his experience of living in many different countries including Europe, Asia, North American, and South America. In his new travel e-book “On My Way“, he will share practice traveling advice, travel lifestyle tips, how to get the best prices when using airlines, along with entertaining stories from around the world.

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Truth or Dare. De-Friend Me. A Disruptive Take On Social Media

January 13th, 2020

Truth or Dare. De-Friend Me. A Disruptive Take On Social Media

It’s funny how just over ten years ago no one had even heard of Facebook. Yet today we seem to experience physical stress when we’re de-friending (or being de-friended by) someone on the social network. I’ve struggled with the definition of “friendship” for a long time. True friendship to me means, amongst other things, actively involving those people you call your friends in your own life. Sharing is caring, so to speak. Let’s face it – if you have 400, 800, or even more people in your friends list that becomes impossible, even if you “share” a lot on social media. Most of those “friends” appear to be merely a collection of individuals we met once or twice in our lives.

To me, this can be a good thing. Living across the Atlantic I have many people I deeply care about who I can now stay in touch with via various social media sites. Have you ever realized how lucky you are to have friends from all over the world at your finger tips? It’s so easy to stay in touch with far-away friends, family and relatives we otherwise would have lost touch with long time ago. The internet is a beautiful thing.

But, as with most things, there’s a shadow side. Science has proven we experience an endorphin release in our brain when someone “likes” us on Facebook. Does that mean our brain has physically replaced the human need for interaction with others, by someone clicking a button on a website? Even if that’s partially true, we live in a lonely planet. We’re always connected, but never truly engaged.

I chose quality over quantity, and went from over 400 friends in early 2013 to just under a 100 just a few years later. Most of those I de-“friend”ed myself (sorry), others de-friended me (I know who you are). It’s ok. What’s the point in keeping a collection of people that play no part whatsoever in our daily lives, that we yet somehow feel good about saving as a “friend”. People come and go, leaving memories and (for some) footprints in our hearts.

Curious about my disruptive take on social media? Download my free social media guide here. You’ll get 200 powerful social media tactics for increased sales, fans and followers. From Facebook to YouTube, it’s all covered in my guide! Even if you could only use one of the tips, it could create a pivotal shift in your social media results…

Tips To Take Better Travel Photographs

April 15th, 2018

Tips To Take Better Travel Photographs

I’m a bit opinionated when it comes to taking pictures, in particular travel photography. There are plenty of, sometimes useful, books already written that attempt to help you get the most out of your camera and take the best travel snapshots possible. Buy some and keep the ones that help you.

I’m not going to discourage you from taking pictures. Actually I would encourage anyone to take amazing photographs, preferably better than mine. Contrary to what people believe there is very little competition in photography. We all have our unique view of the world, and there are an unlimited number of viewpoints a person can take to view the world from. Recreating an image that someone else took (or sometimes millions of others have already taken) is in most cases relatively easy. A quick search online will show some amazing pictures of the Eiffel Tower, and most of them look very similar. I still take the “traditional” Eiffel tower picture every time I visit Paris (or Las Vegas). However the second Eiffel Tower picture I take, I’ll always take from an uncommon viewpoint. I might crawl on all fours over the pavement, looking up at the tower to create a different composition.

On the other end of the spectrum, next time I might charter a helicopter like I did in New York to fly over the tower and get an aerial view instead. The opportunities are endless, and even the most common landmarks still have many unique angles that haven’t been explored yet. The challenge is to find one that works. Be crazy, be creative, and try something unique. Thanks to the digital cameras there is no risk of wasting expensive film anymore. So shoot away, and have some fun.

But wait... before you start: Taking good pictures takes time, a lot of time. So instead of snapping away and coming home with thousands of pictures spread out over multiple memory cards, I set myself a goal. What am I going to do with those pictures when I come home?

Being a travel photographer my goal is two-fold: I mainly take pictures for myself of anything that somehow left an impression while I was traveling. That way I come home with some pictures that tell a personal story of my trip, and I usually end up printing and framing some of my work for my own enjoyment. The second goal is to fund my next adventure by selling some of my work as photographic art. To do that I need to ensure I come home with some truly unique viewpoints that people will love enough they’ll want it on their own walls. Not everyone who enjoys traveling is as dedicated to (read: obsessed with) photography as I am while traveling. Finding some unique point of view takes a lot of time and effort. I notice more and more people choose to take very little pictures while they are travelling, and instead opt to buy the work of a travel photographer like myself from the place they visited. I’m fine either way.

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. (Aaron Siskind)

Get the most out of your camera next time you travel - give me 15 minutes of your time for a free preview lesson of my digital travel photography course.

The wonders of beautiful British Columbia, Canada

October 29th, 2017

The wonders of beautiful British Columbia, Canada

In my photography book A View to Take Home I explored the awe-inspiring beauty of Western Canadian provinces Alberta and British Columbia by motorcycle. Today, I'm going to share some of the highlights of Canada’s westernmost province: beautiful British Columbia.

Sell Art OnlineBritish Columbia stretches from the Pacific west coast, all the way to the Rocky and Columbia mountain ranges in the east. The province is famous for its spectacular mountain and coastal scenery. So famous in fact, that every car license plate will say "beautiful British Columbia" - and nobody disputes it. Many species of wild life that have become scarce elsewhere still do very well here. You can encounter anything from wolves, bears, and whales who enjoy hanging out along the rugged coastline.

For animal and bird watchers, nature and travel photographers, and anyone who enjoys any kind of outdoor adventure sports, British Columbia is the perfect place to have an extended vacation away from it all. In summer activities range from cross-country bike touring, hiking, fishing and horseback riding, to cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling in winter.

Northern British Columbia

The top part of the province stretches from the mountainous fjords on the west coast, to the incredible Rocky Mountains, featuring pristine forests and countless lakes, rivers and streams. Here you’ll find plenty of wildlife to photograph, and excellent hunting, fishing and hiking. There are great camping spots in the National Parks. In my photography class (over 1000 participants, and counting!), I'll teach you everything about my photography secrets to make sure you get the most out of your camera next time you travel, and don't miss that shot-of-a-lifetime!

Cariboo, Chilcotin and Coast

British Columbia’s central region is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Cariboo Mountains in the east. This popular region is a land of alpine meadows, glaciers and snow-capped mountains, grasslands and lush valleys, waterfalls, lakes and meandering streams, and wild, splendid fjords on the coast.

Okanagan and Similkameen

Art PrintsThe south includes the Okanagan and Similameen valleys, where you'll find lots of vineyards, orchards and farms. Your accommodation options in this area include anything ranging from back-country camping to ultra luxury resorts. The lakes provide excellent fresh water fishing and watersports, and the many resorts offer golf, horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking. In winter there’s a full range of any snow-related sport imaginable at your disposal.

The Kootenays 

These mountain ranges lie side by side in the southeastern part of British Columbia. Your travel photography will include postcard-perfect images of pristine lakes and streams, natural hot springs, and panoramic mountain views. Some of the most popular outdoor activities include kayaking, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing and boating in summer. In the winter months you'll find a great variety of snow and ice related activities.

Vancouver Island

Photography PrintsMy book A View to Take Home features some of my unseen coastal work from Vancouver Island. Don't miss this magnificent destination in your Canadian adventure itinerary. During your stay on Vancouver Island, you'll get the chance to explore BC’s capital city, which is not Vancouver as so many people (myself included) believe. Victoria, located at Vancouver’s southern tip, is famous for it’s super relaxed lifestyle and hospitality with visitors from around the world. From here you can take a whale tour, not cheap but definitely worth it. This cosmopolitan and friendly city is the perfect place to start your visit to scenic British Columbia.

See it for yourself in my book

A View to Take Home is a collection of high-resolution, exquisitely-shot photographs that offer readers an in-depth experience of a world that expands from the Canadian prairies all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Featuring photographs from Calgary to Victoria on Vancouver Island, A View to Take Home provides an escape into rugged nature, and surprising urban angles. Western Canada is a world filled with vibrant colors and textures, and Wilko brought them all together in his book. The Canadian Rocky Mountains are inhabited by an entertaining population of characters from the animal kingdom, each with their own unique personalities. A View to Take Home uncovers a unique perspective on this world, and brings it right into your living room.

Introducing my new Travel Photography project

October 15th, 2017

Introducing my new Travel Photography project

Using a camera is very simple. Just look through the viewfinder or display, point it at the subject and press the shutter. Results however may vary. Have you ever tried taking a perfect photograph on vacation or while traveling, and after you came home the result wasn’t quite as you remembered it? You knew that what you saw with your own eyes was better than what the camera had captured. It happens to the best of us, right? Or does it… read on.

Most common issues are that the image came out too bright, too dark or blurred. These are common mistakes that can be easily resolved once you know how to use your camera and get the most out of it. New digital cameras have sophisticated technology that makes most of them relatively easy to use. But there’s more to photography than technicalities of applying the right camera settings. Developing an eye for capturing that perfect image is something that only comes through lots and lots of practice, and applying some photography principles.

Taking pictures while traveling means wherever you find yourself there is a new scenery to capture. I usually don’t visit a destination twice, so getting it right the first time is crucial. This becomes even more important if you’ve traveled halfway around the world to cross another item off your bucket list. Creative use of the camera gives everyone with a bit of imagination something to say.

Once you capture that perfect memory you can turn those into personalized keepsakes such as cards, t-shirts, calendars, posters, and much more. There is room for color correction, resizing, cropping and creative effects using photo editing software, but if your original image isn’t close to perfect to begin with editing will only make it worse.

I invite you to take the plunge into the world of photography with me. I recently launched my brand new website, called Travel Photography World, where I share my methods to start taking sharp, clear and high quality pictures like a professional photographer. I’ll personally show you how to create photos like a pro, so you can capture your perfect travel moments. I’ll also share my own travel photography from around the world, including my personal stories behind them and how they were taken. See if for yourself at

Is it time to give up on your DSLR camera?

July 20th, 2017

Is it time to give up on your DSLR camera?

I've been lugging around a big DSLR and lens kits for years on my travels, but after my recent trip to New York I decided I've strained my back enough. The technology behind cameras hasn't really changed for years - all the big players really did was switch out film with a digital chip. "Upgrading" a camera is almost exclusively focused on size: a bigger chip, lens, or body seems to be where it's at. Isn't it time for some more innovation than just upgrading size?

I've been considering making a change for some time now, and after observing the market (and my back) I came to the conclusion that, aside from a silly megapixel war between camera manufacturers, most change is happening in the mirrorless space. The new mirrorless technology was disruptive to some extent, however results were not to the DSLR standards I was used to. To test something different I purchased one of the first, higher end compact mirrorless camera from Sony. Even though it had some good features the image quality was disappointing to say the least, with unacceptable high levels of JPEG noise. For my fine art work the camera was beyond useless.

What I needed was:

  • something light and small, preferably pocket size, easy to travel with (unlike my bulky DSLR). Size does matter when it comes to travel photography.

  • picture quality comparable to DSLR, with NO JPEG noise so I can print in large format without loosing quality

  • Option to shoot in RAW format preferred

  • Must have some optical zoom (digital zoom is useless)

  • Reasonable price point (Fuji has some cool mirrorless cameras but the 8000$ price point isn't what I'm looking to roam back alleys in South America with, if just for safety reasons alone :-)

To clarify, in my fine art photography work I focus solely on the fine art space: using innovative printing techniques on museum quality finishings, I document (and share) my travels around the world. I no longer do weddings and family portraits, and therefore get to be a bit more creative in terms of equipment. My comments are based on what's important to me as a travel photographer, I would never be willing to sacrifice image quality for a reduction in size and weight only.

The usual suspects like Canon and Nikon seem to do nothing in terms of true innovation and appear to be watching the market from the sidelines. Samsung had something going with a smart camera for a bit but nothing worth mentioning. After extensive research (buying a new camera isn't necessarily an easy process) I came up with two final contenders: the Sony RX100II, as well as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10. Both are around $500-$600. The Sony is super lightweight and has a 3.6x optical zoom, and you can shoot in raw. The Panasonic doesn't have as good of zoom (2.8x), nor does it have a viewfinder, but does have the option to also shoot in raw.

Out of the two, the Sony weighs the least. It seems to me that if I was truly looking for a potential DSLR replacement for travel photography, then we should take weight into consideration. It slightly out-edges the Lumix for megapixels, and it has a viewfinder. Battery life is slightly better than the Lumix. The Lumix has a touchscreen (which the Sony doesn't) and video capabilities. It's zoom capability isn't quite as good as Sony's.

For completeness sake and not abandon the brand I had been loyal to for so many years, I played with the thought of buying a Canon G7 Mark II. Unfortunately both the price point and weight is significantly higher than the Sony option. While it has raw capability, it lacks video capability and a viewfinder.

After careful consideration, I decided to give the Sony RX a shot, and have been happy with the results so far. Please see for yourself - images in my travel gallery can be viewed at 100% if you click on the image. I no longer need to decide what equipment to bring on a trip, but can fit everything I need into a small bag. As one fellow photographer said, "that's freedom". While the size and weight weren't my main reasons to make the switch, I agree.

If you'd like to join me on my photography journey, please click here. It doesn't matter what kind of camera you have, as long as you're committed to get the most out of it next time you travel. My Travel Photography World program is a seven week journey into the world of photography, and contains the same material (and more) from my sold-out, in-person photography workshop in Canada's Rocky Mountains. Watch the trailer here, and learn everything about my program. I'd love to have you on-board.

My deal with a four-year-old girl

February 4th, 2017

My deal with a four-year-old girl

A while ago, a 4 year old girl came to my booth at one of the art festivals I participated in, looking for freebies. Quite excited about the free wristband in her all-time favourite colour (blue!) I gave her, she wanted to buy my book. Her mom wouldnt let her, so we made a deal: Shes going to school to learn how to read first, and then shed come back. My website was on the bracelet, after all.

Before she left, she pointed at her sister, only a few months old, sleeping on moms arm. And her favourite colour is yellow. Ill keep it in a safe place until shes old enough.

This girl is going places.

Vancouver aerial photography - Granville Island

November 29th, 2016

Vancouver aerial photography - Granville Island

Art PrintsA few weeks ago I wrote about one of the mostexpensive photographs I've created so far. While not as expensive as New York City, chartering a seaboat plane in Vancouver was definitely up there in price too, but a fun experience resulting in some unique photographs - such as the feature image today: Vancouver from Above.

My photographic art comes with an invitation: which is to go see all the beauty this world has to offer for yourself. Get inspired toplan a Canadian adventure.The cosmopolitan diamond in the rough of Vancouver shouldn't be skipped on your Canadian itinerary.My bookThe Freedom Projectexplains, for the first time, the secrets of travel I haveused to explore the world, and fly for free. Pick up your copy today - it's available onAmazonas well as through finer book retailers worldwide.

See more of my aerial photography

If you're curious to learn more about my take on travel photography you're welcome to join my onlineDigital Photography Masterclass. It contains the same material as my sold-out in-person photography workshop in Kananaskis Country, Canada - I would love to have you join the class.

My travel art spans almost 200 prints from over 25 destinations around the world... and counting

June 20th, 2016

My travel art spans almost 200 prints from over 25 destinations around the world... and counting

My inspiration comes from traveling all over the world: I fell in love with the exceptional things I saw and the remarkable people who crossed my path. My photographic art is my way of giving some of my travel memories back to the world.

Check out my new travel map on my fine art photography website:


About the artist

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world.

Posing tips and photo tips for models

April 22nd, 2016

Posing tips and photo tips for models

Most photographs dont come naturally even with the most beautiful models. A good, professional photographer can give you some photo tips and guide you through a variety of model poses throughout the photo shoot. But whether you aspire to appear in print magazines, do high fashion shows, or just want to improve your next selfie, these modeling poses and photo tips will help you achieve much better photographs both when youre the model or the photographer taking the shots!

Do not always look directly into the camera. To enhance the quality of your photo shoot, look away from the camera with a mix of head and eye poses. Your head and neck can remain stationary and your eyes can do all the work. Look off to the right or left side. Tilt your neck. Try different facial expressions.


Do not hold your breath for a pose; always remember to breathe and appear at ease.

Keep your back straight and your shoulders up. Slouching affects the mood of the photograph and enlarges the appearances of your stomach. Flex your stomach muscles. This will make your abdomen appear more toned despite your weight or state of shape.


When posing, make sure to differentiate your arms and legs with asymmetrical poses. If you have one arm long and straight by your side, make sure the other arm is bent. The bend will make the modeling pose look more real, less artificial. Continue the asymmetry to your legs. If one leg is locked straight, give the other leg a casual bend.

Sitting Poses

Dont slack off during sitting poses. If you are sitting down or reclining, put your weight on the back of one thigh, rather than distributing your weight equally on both thighs. This pose will result in a slimming effect!


While leaning forward bring your arms together at your waist, keep your arms straight at the elbows and clasp your hands together below your waist, or simply cross your arms. When leaning backward, raise your arms about your shoulders and head, keep your arms apart. Both poses will help maximize your cleavage.

Last, but not least: Smile!

To add variety to your modeling poses, try switching up your smile with a cute frown, a bratty bout, a friendly laugh, or even an edgy scowl. Your facial expressions can make or break your modeling poses.

Want to learn more? Check out my Portrait Photography Made Easy e-book!

Discover how to capture the perfect portrait photo, and take your photography skills to a new level in Portrait Photography Made Easy.


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