Ken Kaminesky is the co-founder and owner of Discovery Photo Tours as well as a commercial travel photographer and the travel photography columnist for Outdoor Photographer. His work has been featured worldwide in numerous commercial and editorial publications, including the New York Times and on the cover of National Geographic. His passion for travel and the incredible landscapes and people he encounters along the way are the inspiration for his popular blog, and the other publications he writes for.

Throughout his travels, Ken seeks to capture images and stories that will inspire and motivate people to step out their front door and embrace adventure. As one of the founders and tour leaders at Discovery Photo Tours he gets the chance to share his love for travel and photography with avid photo enthusiasts from all over the world. Savouring art, food, history, and culture with tour groups in places like Jordan, Tanzania, and Japan is one of the most rewarding aspects of his work.

His favorite place in the world is always his next destination. He believes that each place has a unique story that will inspire others, which he aims to capture in his images.

He doesn’t usually talk about himself in the third-person.

Articles by Ken Kaminesky

Photo of the Eiffel Tower in Paris at night
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Timing Isn’t Everything

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

Travel photography has been an excellent teacher for learning the art of tenacity.

Photo of a group of zebras
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Safari Adventure

Thursday, July 28, 2022 | Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

Tips for success on photo safaris, from equipment to techniques.

Image of a cheetah in Tanzania
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The Last Place On Earth

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

Looking back for perspective as I plan my next photo adventure.

Image of a monk meditating in Myanmar.
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Mindful Photo Editing With Gratitude

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

An attitude of gratitude brings great things.

Photo collage of images from the author's recent travels
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The Best Time To Travel

Friday, December 11, 2020 | Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

If you want to see the world and photograph its beauty, do it now.

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Good Friends And Great Adventures

Monday, May 11, 2020 | Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

Your connections to everything around you define who you are and shape your photography.

Take Better Travel Photos
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Take Better Travel Photos

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

A pro travel photographer shares his top tips to return home with a portfolio of memorable images.

Featured Photos by Ken Kaminesky