PODCAST INTERVIEWS

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  • Darlene Hildebrandt and Latin America

July 18, 2017

  • Robert Scott Kelly and the Travel Tape

July 11, 2017

  • Bryan Peterson, You Keep Shooting

July 04, 2017

  • Ignacio Palacios

June 27, 2017

  • Christian Høiberg and Long Exposure
  • Photography

June 20, 2017

  • Matt Payne and Night Sky Photography

June 13, 2017

  • In the News: Electronics Flight Ban and
  • Google Terminates Nik Plugins

June 06, 2017

  • Jim Cline in Peru

May 30, 2017

  • Daniel Korzeniewski

May 23, 2017

  • Orinta Labutyte in Lithuania

May 16, 2017

  • Matt Brandon

May 09, 2017

  • Gordon Laing “In Camera”

May 02, 2017

  • Drone Photography Special

April 25, 2017

  • James Maher in New York

April 18, 2017

  • Michael Muraz and Photographing Architecture

April 11, 2017

  • Nicholas Syracuse, The Traveler

April 4, 2017

  • Steve Simon, The Passionate Photographer

March 28, 2017

  • Dave Bouskill and the Planet D

March 21, 2017

  • QT Loung and the National Parks

March 14, 2017

  • David duChemin and the Soul of a Camera

March 7, 2017

  • Susan Portnoy in Mongolia

February 28, 2017

  • Ibarionex Perello on Staying “In the Zone”

February 21, 2017

  • Expert Roundup #3 Newbie Mistakes

February 14, 2017

  • Rosh Sillars on Photography Business and Marketing

February 7, 2017

  • I2016 Year in Review with Ralph Velasco and Ugo Cei

January 31, 2017

  • Chris Smith Goes Out of Chicago

January 24, 2017

  • Roberto Salas and the Cuban Revolution

January 17, 2017

  • Anthony Pond Between Film and Digital

January 10, 2017

  • at Skip Cohen University

January 3, 2017

  • Jen Pollack Bianco and Mobile Travel Photography

January 10, 2017

  • The Business of Photography with Ken Kaminesky

December 27, 2016

  • A Passage to India with Ralph Velasco

December 22, 2016

  • Traveling Scared to Death with John R. Milton

December 15, 2016

  • Enriching Travel Photography with Ralph Velasco

December 27, 2016

  • Black and White Landscapes with Andrew S. Gibson

December 8, 2016

  • Going Beyond the Snapshot with Brenda Tharp

November 29, 2016

  • Fixing Problems with Brian Cruickshank

November 22, 2016

  • Introducing Ralph Velasco

November 15, 2016

  • Inside Vietnam with Ralph Velasco

September 27, 2016

  • Episode 180

July 26, 2016

  • Episode 24: Working off a Shot List with Ralph Velasco

January 11, 2016

  • Episode 488: Travel to Northern Romania with Ralph Velasco

October 31, 2015

  • Episode 138: Travel Photography with Ralph Velasco

March 16, 2015

  • Interviews: Follow Up with Ralph Velasco

June 11, 2014

  • Interviews: Episode 353: Travel Photographer Ralph Velasco

March 29, 2014

  • Episode 397: Travel to Morocco (Essaouira & Chefchaouen) with Ralph Velasco

December 1, 2013

  • “Episode #22: Travel Photography with Ralph Velasco”

September 10, 2013

  • “Huge Photo-educational Show with All Flatbooks Authors”

July 1, 2013

  • “Episode 133: Emotional Support for Flatulence”

February 24, 2013

  • “Travel to Segovia and Toledo with Photographer Ralph Velasco”

August 11, 2012

  • “Episode 200: Travel to Spain with Ralph Velasco”

April 9, 2012

  • “Interview with Photographer & Traveler Ralph Velasco”

January 25, 2012

  • “Episode 005 – An Interview with Photographer Ralph Velasco”

January 21, 2012

  • “Travel to Chihuahua, Mexico with Photographer Ralph Velasco”

October 29, 2011

  • “Travel Photography Podcast with Ralph Velasco

June 25, 2011

  • with Ibarionex Perello #108 Ralph Velasco

March 7, 2011

  • podcast with Dave Warner, “Travel Photographer Ralph Velasco Episode 0063”

September 21, 2010

  • “TSB#20 Interview with Ralph Velasco”

August 1, 2010

  • podcast 110 with Rosh Sillars

July 19, 2010

  • podcast, “Travel to Montenegro”

May 15, 2010

  • podcast, “Travel Photography”

January 16, 2010

  • “Got a Passion? Make it a Living!”

January 10, 2010

  • podcast, “Travel to Montenegro”

February 23, 2008

  • “Ralph Velasco’s Photo Tours”

March 19, 2007

AWARDS + ACCOLADES
AWARDS + ACCOLADES

 

Ralph Velasco’s photography has won various awards both online and in print and his images have appeared in Budget Travel magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Orange County Register, The Daily PilotThe Australian, the Los Angeles Times, the Newport Beach Official Guide, QSR magazine and on NBC5 television in Chicago.

 

December 15, 2016: Ralph Velasco’s image of a Toareg camel herder and his animal in the Sahara desert of Morocco selected a finalist in the 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year’s Smart Shot – iTravelled, iCaptured category.

December 15, 2015: Ralph Velasco selected as a finalist for the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 award.

October 15, 2015: FlipKey.com, a TripAdvisor company, selected Ralph Velasco as one of 10 Photography Travel Bloggers to Inspire You This Year.

September 8, 2014: Ralph Velasco chosen one of the 10 Best Travel Photography Bloggers by USA Today‘s 10best.com.

March 5, 2014: Travel photographer Ralph Velasco featured in Workshop to help photographers improve skills and create art at Calumet Region Photo Club by NWI.com

February 21, 2014: Honored to be selected one of The Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World by chillisauce.co.uk.

May 4, 2013: Ralph Velasco’s Photo Walking Tours featured as one of the Best Walking Tours in Orange County by David McDonald of CBS Local Los Angeles.

March 7, 2013: RalphVelasco.com selected one of GoAbroad.com’s Top Travel Photo Bloggers

July 31, 2012: RalphVelasco.com selected one of the Best Travel Blogs of 2012 by Washington Flyer.

Date Unknown: Chosen Best-of-the-Best Travel Photographers in “Inspiration” by LivingIf.com.

October 26, 2011: RalphVelasco.com selected one of “Our Five Favorite Travel Sites” by BlackBook Magazine.

June 26, 2011: RalphVelasco.com was selected one of “The 11 best new travel blogs of 2011” by consumer advocate and journalist Christopher Elliott at Elliott.org.

2009 & 2010: Orange County-based travel photography instructor Ralph Velasco awarded “Open Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County (PPOC)

MEDIA

MEDIA OUTLETS WHERE RALPH AND PHOTOENRICHMENT ADVENTURES HAVE BEEN FEATURED

September 29, 2016: The Traveling Image Makers – “What do you always carry with you? 18 expert travel photographers reply”

August 15, 2016: The Traveling Image Makers – “Expert Roundup – Travel Photography Challenges”

January 15, 2016: Holiday Lettings – “13 Sensational Travel Photos from 2015”

December 2, 2015: TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals Blog – “19 Travel Photography Bloggers Give a Daily Dose of Wanderlust (and Tips!)”

October 28, 2015: The Post Athens – “Fully Focused: Photographing in foreign countries requires a little luck and a lot of trust” by Lauren Bacho

September 20, 2015: Vilnius Tourism Office – Interview titled “Vilnius Is A Photographers’ Dream”

July 26, 2015: LA Times Travel Section – “Photo tips and virtual tour of Vietnam at REI with Ralph Velasco”

July 16, 2015: Niumba Blog for Travelers – “25 Travel Photographs That Will Leave You Breathless”

March 12, 2015: The Acorn – “Mindful Photography” by Thor Challgren

February 25, 2015: Leisure Group Travel – “Tour Operators Tell All on Cuba Travel” by Laura Reiniger

November 18, 2014: Volunteer Latin America – “Taking Better Pictures” by Meera Dattani

September 6, 2014: Los Angeles Times – “Readers Recommend…”

August 2014: Travesías magazine (México City) – “El Mundo Desde una Lente” (translation: The World Through a Lens)

July 31, 2014: The Global Frame – Talking with Ralph Velasco

June 4, 2014: RestlessBackpack.com – Travel Q&A With: Ralph Velasco

May 5, 2014: Huffington Post – “Ralph Velasco Talks About Improving Your Travel Photography”

March 5, 2014: Latinos Behind the Lens – “Ralph Velasco: Talks About Improving Your Travel Photography”

December 12, 2013: Digital Photography School – “How to Capture the Essence of a Place – Travel Photography Tips by Ralph Velasco”

October 3, 2013: Quoted in the Washington Post – TSA’s new Pre-Check program raises major privacy concerns by Christopher Elliott

August 13, 2013: Mentioned in Chicago Tribune – Des Plaines Camera Club (DPCC) begins its 2013 season

June 6, 2013: Mentioned in Travel Photography: The World Through A Lens on Essential Travel

February 2013: Ralph Velasco mentioned in 15 Things You Should Be Doing to Improve as a Travel Photographer on Virtual Photography Studio

August 8, 2012: Emilio Dawson Travels – “Postcards from Amigos: Aqueduct Stairs, Segovia Spain by Ralph Velasco”

July 26, 2012: Huntington Beach Independent – “Natural Perspectives: A photographic tour of Surf City’s varied scenes”

July 24, 2012: Travel Photography Inspiration Project – Spain images and tips

May 9, 2012: DISfunksion Magazine – “Ralph Velasco: The Genius Behind a Lens”

March 28, 2012: The Departure Board – The Best Travel Quotes of the Year So Far

March 6, 2012: Travel Photography Inspiration Project – India images and tips

March 3, 2012: Trains on the Brain – Copper Canyon Railway: El Chepe Photo Tour

January 17, 2011: Examiner.com – Thousands packed the Long Beach Convention Center for travel and adventure.

October 22, 2011: The Australian – Stink bugs and street food by Kendall Hill

September 4, 2011: No Place to Be Travelblog – Random Traveller #57 Ralph Velasco

June 28, 2011: Odcloneno.com – “Ralph Velasco – THE BEST FOTO ‘THING’ ”

June 26, 2011: Elliott.org – “The 11 best new travel blogs of 2011”

June 13, 2011: Gadling.com – “Travel photo app invites users to ‘think outside the camera.’ ”

May 1, 2011: PhotographyTalk – “Why a Shot List is Essential to Any Photographer” by Ralph Velasco

April 12, 2011: Digital Photography School – “The Only Tip You’ll Ever Need for Creating a More Interesting and Well-Rounded Set of Images for Any Destination or Subject” by Ralph Velasco

April 1, 2011: Travel Photographers Network – “Capturing the Essence of Cuba” by Ralph Velasco

November, 2010: PhotoQuotes.com, Ralph Velasco – On Travel Photography – Showcase #5

September 2, 2010: OC Weekly, “Irvine Fine Arts Center 30th Anniversary”

June 29, 2010: OCMetro magazine, “Movers & Shakers”

December 5, 2009: SmallBizAmerica, “Interview with Successful Entrepreneur and Photographer Ralph Velasco”

July 27, 2009: Murray on Travel, “Improve Your Travel Photography”

March 13, 2009: The Daily Pilot, “CHECKING IN WITH….Ralph Velasco: Photography in Focus”

May 6, 2008: Orange County Register, “Q&A: Travel Photographer and Teacher Ralph Velasco”