- am a happily married man
- prefer cities over nature
- choose Windows over Mac
- am a huge New York Mets fan
- spent my 4th birthday atop the Eiffel Tower
- have no siblings
- love pizza above all other food
- prefer to take the train
- hit my head a lot while traveling (I’m 6’3″)
- have a James Bond Web site
- can’t stop taking photographs of everything
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Here are two of the proudest moments in my career:
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I’m a city guy, born and raised. That means I like my comfort, convenience, air conditioning and easy way of life. Traveling the world with only a backpack is pretty much the opposite of that, which leads to amazing personal growth… and a few complete meltdowns.
Many of the stories on this site are journal-based and follow the adventures of me and my wife Carrie. My goal is to offer an honest look at the highs and lows of backpack travel, accompanied by some of my favorite photographs.
Writing these stories in my head is often the only thing keeping me sane during some of our more outrageous experiences or 36 hour transportation sagas. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I love writing and living them.
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We’ve already established that I’m a “city guy,” so it should come as no surprise that my favorite subjects to photograph are cityscapes, manmade objects, roads, baseball stadiums and the intersection of civilization and nature.
As for my stance on postprocessing (aka, Photoshopping), I’m all for it!
While traveling, I rarely have time to set up that “perfect shot.” Coming back later never seems to happen, so I always strive to make the best of what’s in front of me.
The real fun comes later, when I import the image into my digital darkroom. Using masks and layers, I can bring out all the hidden potential of a photograph.
Sometimes, it’s just a matter of making the shot pop; other times, I create an entirely new scene. The one thing I don’t do is change the actual content of the image: no taking heads out or inserting things that weren’t there. Oh, and I do NOT do HDR.
It’s not just photography; it’s Digital Photographic Art!
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I started Adventures of a GoodMan as a simple e-mail newsletter to bring my family and friends along on my travels. Since then, it’s grown into something I never could have imagined.
Sure, I would love to have art shows and see my photos on the cover of National Geographic, but I’m also happy curating this site: my own always-evolving gallery and the magazine of my life.
It’s my passion, it’s fun, and it’s me!
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- TravelGrill: Photo Shoot Debriefing
- Sunday Spotlight: The Symmetry Project
- Backpacks & Bunkbeds: Travel Blogger Interview
- Topaz Labs: Travel Photography Projects
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This site is dedicated to my parents, Bonnie and Daniel Goodman, who instilled the love of travel in me from a young age, and to Carrie: the wonderful and adventure-instigating love of my life.
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