Ralph’s photography has won various awards both online and in print and his images have appeared in Budget Travel magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Orange County Register, The Daily Pilot, The Australian, the Los Angeles Times, the Newport Beach Official Guide, QSR magazine, on NBC5 television in Chicago and in several exhibits and personal collections.
May 4, 2013: Ralph Velasco’s Photo Walking Tours featured as one of the Best Walking Tours in Orange County by David McDonald of CBS Local Los Angeles.
March 7, 2013: RalphVelasco.com selected one of GoAbroad.com’s Top Travel Photo Bloggers.
July 31, 2012: RalphVelasco.com selected one of the Best Travel Blogs of 2012 by Washington Flyer.
Date Unknown: Chosen Best-of-the-Best Travel Photographers in “Inspiration” by LivingIf.com.
October 26, 2011: RalphVelasco.com selected one of “Our Five Favorite Travel Sites” by BlackBook Magazine.
June 26, 2011: RalphVelasco.com was selected one of “The 11 best new travel blogs of 2011” by consumer advocate and journalist Christopher Elliott at Elliott.org.
2009 & 2010: Orange County-based travel photography instructor Ralph Velasco awarded “Open Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County (PPOC)