Depth of Field Podcast: Piper Mackay

Piper Mackay

Piper Mackay

Piper Mackay represents the dream of so many photographers out there. She was working a successful career and gave it up to follow her new found passion of photography.  Her career was in the fashion industry and the area of photography that captivated her was wildlife and later cultural work. In this interview we look at how she did her own, “Great Migration”. Piper speaks openly and honestly about her fears and her doubts. Did she make a mistake to follow her passion. Will she make it in the field of wildlife photography when other more experienced photographers she respects tell her she is nuts to enter.

Join Piper Mackay and I talk about her journey and her struggles. This will be an encouraging shot in the arm if you are a struggling photographer. It doesn’t matter if you are an enthusiast or a professional, there is nuggets in this hour that will make you say, I really can do this!



Follow Piper Mackay’s works:


Blog: HERE

Tour/Workshops: HERE

Facebook: HERE

Twitter: @pipermackay1


A Talk with Plateau Photo Tours About Tibet 2012

The other day had the pleasure of chatting with Brian Hirschy and Jamin York of Plateau Photo Tours about the Tibet workshop this coming March and April.  We talked for about 45 minutes and covered almost every aspect of this tour,  from our transportation, the altitude, where we will be sleeping to the things that we will be photographing. This trip has been referred to many times as a”bucket list” trip.  If you don’t know, a bucket list is a list you make to complete before you die. In other words, this is a trip that you don’t want to miss.  I could go on talking about what we talked about but that would be silly, since we recorded it. It is best if you just listen to the interview yourself, so I’ll shut up and you can do just that. Just click on the link below.  We still have a few spaces available though it is selling out.

For more information on this trip visit this LINK.

We also would like to encourage you to visit our sponsors for this trip. My very good friends at Think Tank Photo and Black Rapid Strap.

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Here are a few reminders of that trip.

Jamin York, the Tour Manager shooting the Tashilhunpo Monastery.


Lighting butter candles in Lhasa, Tibet


The old fort overlooking Shigatse.