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POW: A Morning in Venice

POW: A Morning in Venice

DESCRIPTION   When I think of Venice, I think about the old buildings, canals, cathedrals, gondolas, and the vivid colours. And somehow, I think this picture captures everything in one shot. Well, maybe not the gelato, but that deserves a picture all to itself...

POW: The Blue Alley of Chefchaouen

POW: The Blue Alley of Chefchaouen

DESCRIPTION   When you go to Chefchaouen in Morocco, it's like stepping foot into the middle of a Dr. Seuss book. You might expect to see all of the Who's from Whosville dancing around a giant Christmas tree. In fact, there is actually a giant Christmas tree in...

The Fix 16: Lone Tree in Vinales

The Fix 16: Lone Tree in Vinales

Focus of Episode: Editing Photos of Dark Spaces The Story Behind the Photo: In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on September 3rd, called Lone Tree in Vinales. I took the photo in 2016 on a trip to Cuba....

New Zealand: Skydiving and Stewart Island

New Zealand: Skydiving and Stewart Island

After a busy few months, I thought it might be about time to post a quick update on what we’ve been up to. For the past year, we’ve been working and living in New Zealand on working holiday visas. These visas ran out at the end of September, however, which meant that...

POW: Sunrise Colours from Coromandel Peak

POW: Sunrise Colours from Coromandel Peak

DESCRIPTION   Roy's Peak has become exceptionally famous and is probably one of the most photographed views in New Zealand. I have to admit myself that ever since seeing photos from the peak, I really wanted to do the climb myself. One thing that I didn't realize...

POW: Rolling Green Hills from Te Mata Peak

POW: Rolling Green Hills from Te Mata Peak

DESCRIPTION   The North Island of New Zealand is full of rolling green hills, but this place takes it to a whole new level. This is taken from the top of Te Mata Peak in the Hawkes Bay area along the east coast of the North Island. We stopped here on our initial...

POW: The View from Isthmus Peak

POW: The View from Isthmus Peak

DESCRIPTION   Isthmus Peak is a bit of a tough one to say, but the hike is really awesome and makes learning how to pronounce its name worth it. This was the first hike that we did in the Wanaka area and it is wedged in between Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea so you...

The Fix 15: Standing on Top of Turtle Mountain

The Fix 15: Standing on Top of Turtle Mountain

Focus of Episode: Editing DJI Phantom Drone Photos The Story Behind the Shot: In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on December 18th of 2016, called Standing on Top of Turtle Mountain. I took the photo in...

POW: The Streets of Ho Chi Minh City

POW: The Streets of Ho Chi Minh City

DESCRIPTION   We're currently travelling in Vietnam and our introduction into the country was Ho Chi Minh city. I always seem to have mixed feelings about cities and city life in general because on the one hand, there are always things to see and do and you are...

POW: Fall Colours in the Orchard

POW: Fall Colours in the Orchard

DESCRIPTION   I took this photo on May 1st, and if you're like me I know what you're thinking..."Fall colours in May...WTF?". This one, however, was taken in Cromwell, New Zealand which is about 30 minutes from where we are currently living in Wanaka. And as you...

POW: The Secret Temple of Bagan, Myanmar

POW: The Secret Temple of Bagan, Myanmar

DESCRIPTION   In Bagan, Myanmar, the best way to get around is on an e-bike. If you’re not sure what that is I’ll give you a quick definition. Burmese E-Bike: 1. :A less than stellar electrically powered motorized vehicle with two wheels that may or may not get...

The Fix 14: Purple Skies Over the Rippon Winery

The Fix 14: Purple Skies Over the Rippon Winery

Focus of Episode: Using the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on August 27th, called Purple Skies at Rippon Winery. I took the photo in the summer of 2017 while...

POW: The Winding Road

POW: The Winding Road

DESCRIPTION   There's certain places that I go where I find myself wondering what it would look like from above. Thankfully, I'm usually able to answer those questions with the aerial perspective that I can get with my quadcopter (a DJI Phantom 4). This would be...

POW: Super Trees in Singapore

POW: Super Trees in Singapore

DESCRIPTION   Singapore is by far one of my favourite cities that I’ve ever visited. It’s quite large but very clean and easy to get around. Everywhere you look there seems to be cool lights, tall buildings, green spaces, and shopping malls. We’re currently...

The Fix 13: High Above Lake Wanaka on Coromandel Peak

The Fix 13: High Above Lake Wanaka on Coromandel Peak

Focus of Episode: Creating Contrast Between Warm and Cold Colours In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on July 2, called High Above Lake Wanaka on Coromandel Peak. I took the photo in 2017 while living...

New Zealand: Leaving the Country After a Year

New Zealand: Leaving the Country After a Year

Well, it seems crazy to think that exactly one year ago we were flying over to New Zealand and I was writing about leaving our home in Canada. At the time, it seemed like our time in New Zealand stretched out in front of us like an eternity, but after plenty of...

POW: High Tide at the Moeraki Boulders

POW: High Tide at the Moeraki Boulders

DESCRIPTION   The Moeraki Boulders are quite a famous spot on the eastern coast of New Zealand. They're about an hour north of Dunedin near a town called Hampden. There are quite a few of these boulders (apparently there were a lot more before people started...

What’s New in Macphun’s Aurora HDR 2018?

What’s New in Macphun’s Aurora HDR 2018?

Aurora HDR 2018 - Everything You Need to Know Not very long ago I wrote a full review on Aurora HDR and now, a new version has just been released. A company called Macphun is the creator behind the program and released the first version of Aurora HDR back...

POW: The Window to Bridal Veil Falls

POW: The Window to Bridal Veil Falls

DESCRIPTION   New Zealand isn't really well known for its amazing waterfalls, but there definitely are a few awesome ones in the country. Bridal Veil falls on the western coast of the North Island is one to check out and it's easy to get to. The falls are a quick...

The Fix 12: Rainy Day at Bruarfoss

The Fix 12: Rainy Day at Bruarfoss

Focus of Episode: Stitching Panoramas in Photoshop In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on January 1, called Rainy Day at Bruarfoss. I took the photo in the summer of 2016 on a trip to Iceland with a...

POW: Lone Tree in Vinales

POW: Lone Tree in Vinales

DESCRIPTION   Of all the places that Hilary and I travelled to in Cuba, I think Vinales was probably my favourite. We went to Vinales directly after Havana and the quiet and calm of the small town and countryside was a total relief from the overwhelm of Havana....

POW: Purple Skies at Rippon Winery

POW: Purple Skies at Rippon Winery

DESCRIPTION   It always takes a bit of an effort to get up for sunrise, but most of the time it's definitely worth it. On this particular morning, I had a day off of work and woke up to catch the sunrise at the Rippon winery which is just a few minutes out of...

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