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A Closer Look: Tiffany Nguyen

Hey guys it’s Tiffany Nguyen here! I’m a full time dentist from Southern California on the weekdays and a part time adventurer on the weekends.

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    Do you remember the first time you picked up a camera?

I picked up my first camera almost two years ago when I got the Sony a6000 with its kit lens. The a6000 was a great first camera to learn on and really made it easy to make the switch to a real camera. Before that I had shot exclusively with an iPhone, but I wanted to be able to better capture everything I saw around me. I knew it was time to upgrade to something capable of higher quality so I could properly capture my favorite moments outside.

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    “It doesn’t matter how many times I visit this place, it never fails to blow me away.”


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    Favorite source for inspiration?

Without a doubt, my favorite place to visit and shoot is Yosemite National Park. The first time I visited I knew right away that there was something special about it. I instantly fell in love and something about it just keeps bringing me back. Yosemite has it all: the tallest waterfall in North America, epic views of Half Dome, the Merced river, the list goes on. It doesn’t matter how many times I visit this place, it never fails to blow me away.

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    Tiffany, tell us about your latest adventure...

The last trip I went on was to Thailand. My favorite moment was taking a boat out to explore Phi Phi Islands with a group of 8 other Instagrammers. Swimming in the crystal clear turquoise water was literally the definition of paradise.

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    How'd you hear about Just Chill?

I heard about Just Chill about a year ago through Instagram. They were big fans of my adventures and lifestyle and wanted to work with me. I had never seen the drinks in stores before, but sampled all the flavors they sent me and was super surprised at how light and refreshing the drinks were. I definitely enjoy the Tropical flavor after a long day of exploring. It’s so awesome to see them popping up all over the place now.

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    Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I hope to own my dental practice and have had traveled to at least half the places on my bucket list (which I’m sure will have grown significantly by then). I’d love to continue to share my adventures with others whether it’s through Instagram or some other form of social media.

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    One spot to visit in your hometown

My favorite spot to shoot back home is the Manhattan Beach Pier. Manhattan Pier offers something a little different than the piers of nearby beach cities. Something about its symmetry and the way the sun hits the beams during sunset makes it so photogenic. It’s also a rad spot to hang out and grab a bite to eat or a drink.

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    Any last words?

Aside from traveling and adventuring, I’m a huge fan of ice cream and tacos. I think I could legit eat both of these on the daily 🙂

Head to @tiffpenguin on Instagram to see more of Tiffany Nguyen’s awesome work & a look into her adventures.

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