HITTING the Road RV-STYLE With Professional Photographer Dawn Wilson.

Are you ready for a road trip? Do you long for adventure where the highway ends in wilderness? If so, this podcast is for you! Listen in, as Ron and Mark are joined by talented photographer and writer, Dawn Wilson. Hear about her inspirational career path, as well as her incredible 15-month adventure across North America. What sparked Dawn to do it? She shares her story, highlighting her many experiences at some of this continent’s most iconic destinations. Dawn also offers many insightful tips for aspiring long-term travellers who are motivated by their passion to pursue wildlife and nature photography.

Show Notes

00:05:57 - Mark’s Pro Tip - Do not review images during a shoot.

00:07:31 - Ron’s Pro Tip - Quickest way to improve your photography.

00:10:24 - Question of the week - What medium is preferred for wildlife photos?

00:23:22 - Mark welcomes Dawn Wilson

00:26:00 - Why Dawn settled in Colorado?

00:28:18 - Dawn talks about work shops for social media

00:35:00 - Dawn shares what animals appeal to her.

00:37:44 - What motivated Dawn to embark on her travel adventures?

00:55:29 - Photographing Muskox

01:04:05 - Highlight of the 15 month trip.

01:09:48 - Ron asks about NANPA organization.

01:13:04 - Dawn talks about guiding work shops in Lake Clark National Park

01:18:47 - Dawn shares tips and tricks of RV-ing .

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Images by Dawn Wilson

Cattle Egret: Louisiana was not a location I had on my list before hitting the road, but meeting Richard, a native of Louisiana, meant I was now spending long periods of time in the southern state. I discovered that the bird photography was amazing down there, including this one rookery I learned about that had cattle egrets, roseate spoonbills, little blue herons and more.

Cattle Egret: Louisiana was not a location I had on my list before hitting the road, but meeting Richard, a native of Louisiana, meant I was now spending long periods of time in the southern state. I discovered that the bird photography was amazing down there, including this one rookery I learned about that had cattle egrets, roseate spoonbills, little blue herons and more.

Muir Woods: This shot is a self portrait of me walking through the giant redwoods that make up the small preserved forest, Muir Woods National Monument. It was unbelievable to look up at those towering trees.

Muir Woods: This shot is a self portrait of me walking through the giant redwoods that make up the small preserved forest, Muir Woods National Monument. It was unbelievable to look up at those towering trees.

Firefall: This was the goal of my RV travels. I had tried for four years before hitting the road to experience this natural event that happens for about 10 days in Yosemite National Park. On my fifth try during my 15 months on the road we timed it perfectly. Being in the RV allowed us to extend our trip by several days as well since it was such a great experience that week. This event is when several factors align to create what looks like liquid gold down Horsetooth Falls off El Capitan: sunset light, angle of the sun (which only happens in February) and enough water on the falls to have the water flow.

Firefall: This was the goal of my RV travels. I had tried for four years before hitting the road to experience this natural event that happens for about 10 days in Yosemite National Park. On my fifth try during my 15 months on the road we timed it perfectly. Being in the RV allowed us to extend our trip by several days as well since it was such a great experience that week. This event is when several factors align to create what looks like liquid gold down Horsetooth Falls off El Capitan: sunset light, angle of the sun (which only happens in February) and enough water on the falls to have the water flow.

Missy MacKenzie