A Photographers Review of the Samsung Galaxy S9

June 29th, 2018|

This Samsung Galaxy S9 review was part of my partnership with Samsung Canada; however, my review was done independently and reflects my experience with the Galaxy S9 and its camera.

Samsung released its updated flagship phone, the Galaxy S9, a few months ago and I was lucky enough to receive one from Samsung Canada […]

An Adventurous Santa Rosa Island Travel Guide

October 2nd, 2018|

After a long blog-writing hiatus – I spent the summer without a laptop as I hiked across the Balkans – I’m back at home and determined to start writing regularly. To kick things off, I am revisiting my trip to southern California to share my Santa Rosa Island travel guide.

If you’ve never heard of Santa […]

2018-2019 Adventure Photography Workshops

June 30th, 2018|

Over the next 12 months, I am excited to confirm four exciting travel photography workshops in four different countries!

After partnering with Zoe Timmers and Conor MacNeill on the past two successful F8 Faroe Island Workshops, we’re happy to announce we’re not just returning to the Faroe Islands but also expanding to two new locations. Meanwhile, […]

How to Build a Preset in Lightroom

May 1st, 2018|

I recently shared how to build a preset in lightroom on my Instagram story, and I realized it would make an excellent photography tutorial for my website, as well.

I am a huge fan of Adobe Lightroom Classic and use it to edit most of my images.  Although I will occasionally dive into Photoshop for […]

How to Photograph People

April 10th, 2018|

Learning how to photograph people is such a vital skill for travel photographers. People are often one of the best photography subjects, showing us a window into their world in a single image. But they’re often the most difficult subjects to capture, especially for new photographers still nurturing their craft.

When I first started traveling, I […]

How to Photograph with Back Lighting

April 4th, 2018|

It isn’t easy to learn how to photograph with back lighting, but it’s a valuable skill to practice and learn. Back lighting adds remarkable contrast to an image, but often comes with one of two issues. Either the foreground falls into dark shadows or the sky is wildly overexposed.

We’ve all taken our iPhones out and […]

Grayl Ultralight Water Filter Review

April 1st, 2018|

Staying hydrated while traveling, especially in countries where tap water isn’t safe to drink, doesn’t need to be difficult. There are plenty of solutions, from SteriPEN to pristine water tablets, but the Grayl Ultralight Water Filter might be the easiest to use. It works just like a french-press coffee maker:

  1. Remove the lid and […]

How to Photograph a Waterfall

March 26th, 2018|

Waterfalls are such a classic photography subject and, without question, one of my favourite landscape subjects. I am just two weeks away from my annual Faroe Islands workshop with Conor MacNeill and Zoe Timmers and I am most looking forward to photographing some of the waterfalls that fall directly into the sea. Learning how […]

How to Photograph Star Trails

March 20th, 2018|

Throughout December 2017 and January 2018, astro-photographer Jack Fusco and I traveled across Alberta to photograph the six dark sky preserves. Over 20 days – spread across two trips – we drove more than 10000 km, watched northern lights in five of six dark sky preserves, and watched the Geminids Meteor shower in Jasper […]

Mindshift Gear rotation180° Horizon 34L Review

February 28th, 2018|

Over the holidays, I received a Mindshift Gear rotation180° Horizon 34L camera backpack to field test on upcoming projects. It was tough timing, as I usually carry a ski touring-specific backpack throughout the winter rather than a standard camera bag. During my recent trip to Kalispell, Montana, I carried the Horizon backpack during […]