Travel Noob

Often times while searching for new places to visit and explore you can find a bit of information and one or two worthless photos. The idea behind TravelNoob is to showcase the beauty of these locations through photography so you’ll know what to expect.


Jourdan Laik and Matthew Cooper, natives to Wisconsin and Georgia respectively, are on a journey to photograph the interesting nature spots of their states and beyond. Join them as they visit both familiar and unexplored territory in search of natural beauty.

Matthew Cooper

I’m originally from Jacksonville, Fl, but now a resident of Atlanta, GA. I started shooting for the first time at the end of 2010 as I wanted to find a way to express my love for Walt Disney World.

It did not take long for me to get hooked on photography in general and soon started expanding my focus into landscape and nature photography. I’ve always enjoyed traveling and my hope is this site will drive me to visit many new exciting places to bring back to all of you.

I also enjoy photography education. You can check out my photo editing series from my Youtube page linked below. Check out the rest of my work and follow me on your favorite social media site.

Jourdan Laik

I absolutely love being creative! Whether it is with code, color, a camera or a piano. I enjoy designing things and then making them work; specifically for the web. And when I’m not designing and building web applications, I’m photographing or composing music.

I started designing in high school and interned at a Milwaukee Branding Agency. From there I grew into a full-scale Web designer and programmer. By now I have 16+ years of professional experience in programming, graphics and interface design for Web and Windows.

I have my own photography business and enjoy shooting landscapes, lifestyle & portrait, as well as doing complex retouching and compositing.


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