The Best Lens For Landscape Photography

For a long time, my go-to lens for landscape photography was the 24-70mm f/2.8. It's an incredibly versatile lens. It's fast and sharp. It's by far one of the best lenses for landscape photography in my opinion. It's also big, heavy, and expensive. It was my workhorse...

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8 Tips For Photographing Children

I am one of those people who naturally gravitate towards children. Apparently, I was always that child who wanted to hold the baby. Any baby. It’s just the way I am. I guess that’s what drew me to become a paediatric nurse. It’s also probably why I love to...

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Pacific Coast Highway – West Coast USA Road Trip

I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted to do a road trip of the entire West Coast of the USA - the famous Pacific Coast Highway. It’s been on my travel bucket list for a long time. Last summer I was finally able to tick it off. My guess is that most people start...

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31 Days To Becoming A Better Photographer – Review

Every photographer wants to be a better photographer. Whatever your motivation - fame, fortune, or just the love of creating art - you want to get better at taking great photos more consistently. The road is different for everybody, but there are a number of lessons...

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3 More Photography Books That Changed My Life

I read a post this this week on one of my favourite photography blogs called "Five Books That Changed My Life as a Professional Photographer". It was a great read, and one that I couldn't agree more with. I have read and loved three out of those five photography...

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5 Must-Have Apps for Travel Photographers

Google Photos Having been an Android user for quite a few years now, I have come to love Google's Photos app, and couldn't imagine travelling without it. The biggest advantage for me is that the app backs up all my photos to the Google servers, giving me the peace of...

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CreativeLive Photo Week 2017

It's that time again over on CreativeLive - Photo Week! As far as high-quality, free photography education goes, it doesn't get much better than CreativeLive's classes. I've followed CreativeLive since the beginning and have watched numerous courses, and even...

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Brandywine Falls – Whistler, BC

I love waterfalls. I mean I REALLY love waterfalls. I could stare and listen to the sights and sounds of thundering water falling onto rocks for hours. Whenever I'm visiting somewhere new and researching potential photo locations, I almost always search for...

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The Power of Shutter Speed In Two Seascape Photographs

Shutter speed is one of the first elements of photography that you learn as a beginner. Learning how to control your camera's shutter speed to make sure your images are sharp and well exposed is Photography 101. Learning how to use shutter speed creatively to...

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Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Walking up the Mount is a popular activity for locals and visitors to Mount Maunganui. I really had no idea how popular it is though. I got to this location around half an hour before sunrise and even in the dark there were loads of people on the track heading up to...

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Tribute To A Beautiful Soul

It's not often I write about personal things here on this blog, but sometimes the most personal stories are the ones worth telling. I apologise in advance if it's a bit of a downer. This one is about a beautiful girl named Xena. Unfortunately, for reasons I would...

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