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Articles & Other Featured Work


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Articles & Guest Posts

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June 2015: Backpacker Travel: Tips from Photography Experts

I let Backpacker Travel in on one of my top tips for improving your photography in a compilation of tips from top photographers. My photo of sunrise at Hamnøya was also featured.

May 2015: NRK: Dette bildet er blant favorittene til National Geographic

NRK, the national broadcaster of Norway, interviewed me about my experiences travelling in the Lofoten Islands, and in particular about my sunrise photo of Hamnøya that was an editor’s pick in the National Geographic Traveller photo contest.

May 2015: Official Tourism Queensland Blog: A Scenic Country Road Trip to Queen Mary Falls

My photo of Queen Mary Falls, taken at the official Queensland Instameet in March, was featured in Tourism Queensland’s article about roadtripping in the south Queensland country.

May 2015: A Photo Essay by Vanguard Professional Kristin Repsher

In my first post as a Vanguard Professional, I write about ten of my favourite photos, the stories behind them, and some of the photographic techniques I used to capture them.

April 2015: InsureMyTrip : Travel Photography Tips with Kristin Repsher

An interview where I explain “the secret to taking beautiful travel photos” — with plenty of my own photos as illustrations.

April 2015: Fox News: Why This Bag Is Selling Out on QVC

I may be referred to as “Kristen Respher,” the software engineer from Austin (rather than Houston), but it’s definitely me being interviewed in this article. In it, I discuss my experience with the safety features of Travelon bags.

March 2015: The Travelette’s Guide to Brisbane’s Suburbs

My photos of the Paddington, South Bank, West End, and Fortitude Valley areas of Brisbane accompanied this great guide written by my friend Hayley on Holiday.

March 2015: Solitary Wanderer: The Man on Koh Tao and Other Stories of Kindness

In the 7th instalment of the “Kindness of Strangers” series on Solitary Wanderer, I told the story of the good samaritan who found my stolen wallet in a park in Croatia and mailed it to me at home in Australia.

March 2015: One Weird Globe: March Book Reviews

In their March book reviews, One Weird Globe reviews my Guide to Lapland and Northern Norway in Winter, saying “It’s informative without trying to push anything on you, and is a pleasure to read even if you have no plans to visit. For other travel writers, I just found you a gold standard to shoot for.”

March 2015: Official Tourism Queensland Blog: The 10 Best Sunrise and Sunset Spots in Brisbane

My Instagram photo of sunset silhouettes at the Mount Tamborine Queensland Instameet was featured on the “Hello Sunshine” blog (the official blog of Tourism Queensland) in their article about the best sunrise spots in the Brisbane area.

October 2014: Pegs on the Line: Tasmania, We Need to Talk.

My photos from Freycinet National Park and Bicheno in Tasmania helped to illustrate Tassie’s gorgeous natural beauty in my friend Megan’s frank assessment of the tourism industry of her home state.

April 2014: Travel Made Simple: An Introduction to Brisbane and South East Queensland

An introduction to Brisbane and South East Queensland as part of Australia month on Travel Made Simple. This guide helps people decide how they want to spend their vacation time in the Brisbane area.

August 2013: Her Packing List: The Ultimate Female Packing Guide for Lapland

The “Ultimate Female Packing Guide for Lapland” on Her Packing List is designed to help other travellers — especially those as unexperienced in snow as me — t0 know what to pack for a winter trip to Lapland.

November 2012: Her Packing List

I was the featured blogger for the month of November on Her Packing List, a website focusing on travel gear for women. As the featured blogger, I wrote three articles about my favourite gear, including my Travelon bag that stopped me from getting pickpocketed, my Olympus OM-D mirrorless camera, and my Teva Tirra sandals.

September 2012: Expat Life in Australia: It Can Be Tough, But It’s Worth It

In this post for AmateurTraveler, I wrote about how being an expat in Australia can sometimes be trying, especially when you’re having a rough time and just want a friendly shoulder to cry on, but in the long run, it’s been worth it — especially because the Australian government mandates that you get at least 4 weeks of leave a year!

April 2012: WotifBlog: A Tiki Tour of Canterbury

I won a blogging competition run by Wotif and as a result got to take a nine-day trip around Canterbury in New Zealand’s South Island. I wrote 31 blog posts during the trip about all of the amazing activities, accommodation, and food. I also kept readers up-to-date with my progress via Instagram, and a book of these photos is now on sale (with all proceeds going to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal).

2 Mar 2008: Solas Awards: Why I Beat a Girl with a PVC Pipe

Third place in the Young Traveler’s Division!

01 Mar 2007: Bootsnall: The Pharmacist’s Honest Opinion

On Bootsnall, a traveller’s network I belong to. The blurb: Of all the remedies for a broken toe, Kristin Repsher certainly did not expect the pharmacist to suggest this one.

 

Featured Photography

Remnants Ablaze

August 2014: “Remnants Ablaze” was featured on Trover as one of thirteen awesome shipwrecks around the world.

Moraine in Monochrome

December 2014: “Moraine in Monochrome” got an honourable mention in the Monochrome division of the DIGA Circuit in the USA.

The Glow of an Arctic Dawn...at Noon

April 2015: “The Glow of an Arctic Dawn at Noon” won the $1500 Trover roadtrip challenge.

The Lights of the Bay

December 2014: “The Lights of the Bay” got an honourable mention in the Open division of the DIGA Circuit in the USA.

Rushing to Cradle Mountain

December 2014: “Rushing to Cradle Mountain” got an honourable mention in the Monochrome division of the DIGA Circuit in the USA.

The Other Giant's Causeway

December 2014: “The Other Giants Causeway” got an honourable mention in the Nature division of the DIGA Circuit in the USA.

Warning! Incoming Humpbacks

December 2014: “Warning! Incoming Humpbacks” got 2 honourable mentions in the Nature division of the DIGA Circuit in the USA.

Skelleftea Bonnstan

October 2014: “Skellefteå Bonnstan” got an honourable mention in the Open division of the German Mega Circuit.

Crystal Clear Svinøya

October 2014: “Crystal Clear Svinøya” got a diploma in the Open division of the Olympic Photographic Exhibition in Greece.

The God of the Sky

October 2014: “The God of the Sky” got a ‘salon praise’ in the Nature division of the Rtanj Exhibition in Serbia.

Emerald Reflections

September 2014: “Emerald Reflections” got an honourable mention in the Open Colour division of the Finland Digital Circuit.

The Rorbuer of Reine

September 2014: “The Rorbuer of Reine” won a silver medal in the Photo Travel division of the Finland Digital Circuit.

Winter on Cylinder Beach

July 2014: “Winter on Cylinder Beach” won the Trover #TroverDetour competition.

The Other Giant's Causeway

July 2014: “The Other Giant’s Causeway” won a blue ribbon in the JIPF photo exhibition in Japan.

Moraine in Monochrome

June 2014: “Moraine in Monochrome” won a gold medal in the monochrome section of the Photo Art Monte Exhibition in Montenegro.

Pink, Green, and Gold

May 2014: My photo of the northern lights at Kätkävaara got second place in the Trover #TroveOn competition.

Moraine in Monochrome

March 2014: “Moraine in Monochrome” got an honourable mention in the monochrome section of the Queensland International Digital Circuit.

Emerald Reflections

March 2014: “Emerald Reflections” got an honourable mention in the Open Colour division of the Queensland International Digital Circuit.

Pink, Green, and Gold

May 2014: “Pink, Green, and Gold” won a silver medal in the Photo Travel section of the Queensland International Digital Circuit.

The view from inside my GLASS IGLOO!

April 2013: My photo from inside one of the glass igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen was featured in a post about the hotel on the Instagram blog.

The Bay Bridge from the Embarcadero

January 2011: National Geographic featured “A Not Too Foggy Night” as their Photo of the Day!

Rice University in Miniature

April 2012: “Rice University in Miniature” was featured in an article by Sonia Smith about the highest paid professors in Texas.

The First Sunrise of the New Year

January 2012: “The First Sunrise of the New Year” was featured in an article about how you should send “stunning local photographs” in to the Grimsby Telegraph.

A Portrait of Curiosity

March 2009: Schmap used “A Portrait of Curiosity” in their guide to the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

Ooh, I Won!

January 2009: “Ooh, I Won!” was included in an Australian Traveler article called “Friendlytown, NSW?” about how Temora is known as one of the friendliest towns in NSW.

Kayaking Into the Unknown

July/August 2008: “Kayaking into the Unknown” was used on the second page of InTravelMag’s “Mosquito Bay’s Bioluminescence, Vieques, Puerto Rico.”

The Zorbonaut

June 2008: “The Zorbonaut” is being used in the “New Energy” English course handbook in Italy that will have 10,000 copies published.

The Unisphere

April 2008: Mondial Enterprise is using “The Unisphere” on the front page of their site.

Federation Square

March 2008: Glasmod used my photo of Federation Square in Melbourne on their homepage.

We Are French!

December 2007: Schmap used “We Are French!” in their guide to the Schubert Theatre in NYC.

Making an Ass of Himself

February 2007: “Making an Ass of Himself” won Honorable Mention in the Rice University International Programs 8th Annual Photo Contest with a rather toned-down title.  I also designed the photo contest website.

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