Dear Friends, Welcome to my gallery! You'll see the cream of the crop of 27 years of being an award-winning photographer, author, artist, educator, mother, and world citizen.
Want to learn how to take amazing photographs with any camera?
Join us! I lead photo safari retreats on Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii, check out my 2015 photo safari schedule here: http://vagabondtravelmag.com/2014/10/change-your-life-on-kauai-and-the-big-island-of-hawaii/
Who am I?
I've led programs at Stanford, Intel, Apple, and worldwide for humanitarian foundations and in my own private sessions guiding 506 students to learn one-on-one in real time and online what I've learned in 27 years of shooting professionally in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Your photography is guaranteed to greatly improve immediately in your private session with me or your money back!
I've explored 32 countries (this year was Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal and India,) traveled solo around the world twice buying one-way tickets along the way, and I have an app for ipads/iphones Vagabond Travel Photography Mag advice on longterm travel, and inspiration to get you out in the world now.
Read my books on Amazon the newest one is Discover the Best of Big Island, Hawaii check it out now
web site: http://www.bartnikowski.com
543,879 views! On YouTube
Travel videos of me discovering and ranting from around the world. See the Dalai Lama, twin baby elephants, and my most viewed video, Uluwatu, Best Beaches in Bali. Why? It did help to open with a Brazilian babe in a bikini.
See it now http://www.youtube.com/user/zestyzippy
Stay in touch on my Blog: http://vagabondtravelmag.com
Here are some highlights of the last 7 years,
Photographed the Dalai Lama twice, rode elephants bareback in Nepal, taught children and elders English in Colombia, lived in an ashram in India on the Ganges River teaching yoga and photographing saints, surfed in Ecuador and Peru, hitchhiked solo in the Himalayas, explored the Nubra Valley in Ladakh while crammed in a share jeep driving over the highest motor-able pass in the world at 18,000 feet, scuba dived in Grand Cayman, motor-biked in Thailand and lived to tell the tale after crashing, shot Angkor Wat by biking in the dark 9 miles to see the sun rise over Ta Prohm Temple and discovered Myanmar and Cambodia and now I'm on Kauai after swimming with wild dolphins on Hawaii Island, no not in a tank, in the wild, people!
In between shootings I taught photography to Sikh students in Amritsar, photographed the golden temple at 3AM, celebrated Kunigan a holy day in Bali, played in the Holi festival in India, bathed in the Ganges River, tango-ed in Buenos Aires, fell in love in Florence, got drenched by the biggest waterfall in the world between Argentina and Brazil, fund-raised for abandoned people in Argentina by writing and photographing, taught photography to people in India, Bali, Thailand, Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Nepal and USA.
She taught the staff of the Nepal Youth Foundation how to take great photos, taught photography to Sikh students in Amritsar, meditated in holy caves in Sikkim and Ladakh, lived in a Buddhist temple in Thailand where no one spoke English waking up at 3AM every day to meditate, tackled the Thai language and lost, climbed Picchu peak in Machu Picchu, photographed lightening in the middle of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, floated down the Mekong River on a slow boat in Laos, taught yoga to Buddhist nuns in Nepal at 4AM and more.
Come to think of it I bought my first bikini in Brasil right after my 50th birthday.
But we won't go into it here.
Join Mary in Hawaii in 2015. http://vagabondtravelmag.com/2014/08/amazing-kauai-photo-safari/