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 […]

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 […]

How to Plan a Winter Adventure in Kalispell, Montana

February 24th, 2018|

Near the end of January, I headed south to the Flathead Valley in Montana to photograph winter adventure in Kalispell with Discover Kalispell.

After four days, I left thoroughly impressed. From the stunning landscapes in Glacier National Park to the vast Flathead Lake, there are so many ways to plan the ultimate winter adventure in […]

Seven Reasons to Explore Saskatchewan

August 23rd, 2016|

Earlier this month, I met up with travel photographer Brendan Van Son for a week-long camping adventure to truly explore Saskatchewan. It was my second experience working with Tourism Saskatchewan, but my first time exploring the southern portion of the province.

Roadtrips are the best way to explore saskatchewan

Leave a Trace

July 20th, 2016|

I frequently get asked to post guest posts on my blog and almost always refuse. When Yannick and Luc reached out to  me about Leave A Trace, I made an exception simply because I love the concept behind their startup travel booking site. Rather than do my own article about it, I decided to let […]

17 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Florida

June 3rd, 2016|

I recently had the opportunity to visit Florida, splitting my time between Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Everglades and Miami. In just four days, I discovered a surprisingly diverse destination with sharp contrasts between vibrant cities and surprisingly beautiful natural areas.

When I boarded my flight south, I honestly had no idea what to expect. […]

How to Camp This Summer

May 5th, 2016|

Spring arrived early in Western Canada, but it’s still only early May and the entire summer camping season is just getting started. Whether you’re heading into the backcountry for the first time or setting off on a lengthy through hike, here are 10 tips to help you camp more this summer:

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Five Reasons to Mountain Bike in Golden, BC, This Summer

May 2nd, 2016|

The wheel size debate probably thrives in the outdoor mecca called Golden, BC, as the major trail networks – Mountain Shadows, CBTs and Moonrakers – offer everything from wide-open machine-groomed flow trails to ultra technical rock’n’root sections. There are jump lines, wooden features and white-knuckle descents mixed in with a healthy dose of […]