Jim Hamel: Travel  + Photography

My Photography

For the last 12 years, I have been on something of a quest to see the most beautiful places in the world and to photograph them. Whether they were big cities or remote places, famous or unknown, I would go there with my camera.  You can check out my photos on this page.  I am also proud to be affiliated with BEHN Gallery in Carmel, Indiana.

Teaching Photography

Along the way my photography skills increased to the level that I now teach photography to both amateur and professional photographers.  If you are just starting out learning photography, check out my book Getting Started with Photography on Amazon.  If you have been shooting a while, check out my webpage with free tips and tutorials.  If you would like a complete course on all aspects of photography, head over to Digital Photography School, where they offer my best-selling course 31 Days to Becoming a Better Photographer.  

Tours and Travel

My focus lately has been travel.  I now offer tours to some of my favorite locations – Ireland and France – for photographers and non-photographers alike.  Check out the tours, my free travel information, and also the reviews of my tours.  Feel free to email or call me with any questions. 

Awards and Recognitions

  • Awarded “Master of Photography” by the Professional Photographers of America.
  • Best-selling author:  Getting Started with Photography.
  • Gold Awards in the 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022 International Photographic Competition.
  • Silver Awards in the 2017 and 2021 International Photographic Competition.