About Me

I'm Joseph Savant, photographer and moto adventurer. 

I just completed an amazing motorcycle journey to the tip of South America from Alaska, exploring and photographing all the way. I hope you enjoy the blog!

 

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© 2017 by Joseph Savant

April 6, 2018

In June of 2016, my trek to ride the Americas began. Six months and over 20,000 miles were spent exploring the Rocky Mountain states, Canada and Alaska, followed by the West Coast and back through Texas. From Texas, the next portion was Mexico, where three months and 1...

February 27, 2018

In my hotel room in Ushuaia, the fatigue of 7 months of travel finally caught up. I laid across the bed after dropping my gear and fell asleep for most of the afternoon. Strangely, I felt almost no emotions. No sense of accomplishment, joy, sadness or much of anything....

January 1, 2018

I promised to share my thoughts on the intangible aspects of shooting and what contributes to making good images vs average ones, so...


It's all about Emotion:

If you want to move away from being an average shooter, I suggest studying the images of Henri Cartier-Bresson...

December 22, 2017

Concerning raw files for those who don't understand the purpose and differences:

Sony Raw file imported into Lightroom into Adobe colorspace (purposely underexposed when shot). The image looks dull and lifeless. This is not how the scene looked in real life, but the dat...

December 21, 2017

From online requests, the following are my thoughts and opinions, biased solely towards adventure travel by motorcycle.


I'm not giving my opinion on sports, studio, wedding or other arenas so save your criticisms for elsewhere. If you're a pro level shooter, this isn't...

September 22, 2017

From the time I mentioned traveling to Mexico years ago, I've never heard one good comment, Everyone, especially those who've never been, have warned me over and over not to go. Surely I'll be robbed, decapitated, kidnapped or worse. There's a bandit behind every bush!

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September 3, 2017

Over the years I've used several camera systems for my travels and the search for perfection will likely continue. Traveling on a motorcycle is similar to backpacking in that space is limited, and the quest for smaller, lighter and better never ends. 

My career as an ad...

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Notes & Anecdotes

Thoughts and ramblings on gear, travel, life on the road and more