Q. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog?
I am Christie, a San Francisco based travel photographer. My blog, ckanani.com, is a place for adventurous souls with a love for colorful landscapes and adventures of any kind! I share travel recommendations as well as photography tips and tricks.
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3 things I never travel without: my @mgemi sneakers, @aloyoga leggings, and my Christie @gattabag (named after me)! I’m in OKC right now with @visitokc. I haven’t had time to edit any pics yet but I’m getting a million replies to my stories so go check those out and let me know what you think! So far I LOVE OKC.
Q. What inspired you to start blogging?
As a photographer I was naturally drawn to Instagram as a way to share photos from my travels with people around the world. As people would see my images more and more, they'd want to hear recommendations for the places I shared photos of and eventually, it no longer made sense to try to relay that info via Instagram. So the blog was more of an afterthought to Instagram and although I don't love writing, I have started to really enjoy sharing my experiences on my blog!
Q. What camera do you use?
I have a few different ones but these days I find myself almost solely using my Canon 6D with the Canon 35mm f1.4L lens.
Q. Where is the most photogenic place you have ever been to?
Positano, hands down :) I'm also a huge fan of Interlaken, Paris, and the Croatian islands.
Q. What do you typically carry inside your GATTA bag?
My Canon 6D, credit cards, my ID, keys, a pair of aviators, Aquaphor, and a lipstick or two.
Q. What do you like about your GATTA bag?
I like that it doesn't look like a camera bag! When I travel I try to pack as light as possible which means I don't bring an additional non-tote bag with me. Since my GATTA bag is so cute, I use it as my purse when I go out even when I'm not bringing my camera.
Q. What’s your best photography advice?
To practice as much as you can. Practice makes perfect! Same goes for editing.
Q. Where are you going next?
New Zealand in two weeks
Q. Where can we find you? (social media/blog)