Canadian Rockies

The Rockin’ Canadian Rockies!

Whilst on our travels, we have had some jaw dropping moments. Walking through the oldest desert in the world, setting sail through the gigantic islands in Halong Bay, Vietnam and now the Canadian Rockies left us dragging our jaws along the pine needle coated floors as we made our way along the winding roads, gasping at every turn, as the vistas opened up to ever more inspiring scenery.

More than once along this road trip we had to pick our jaws up from the floor as we admired the pure perfection of the many crystal clear jewel toned lakes surrounded by abundant forest all sitting against the rugged Canadian Rockies mountain range and then we would turn around and the sunlight would stream through the trees and bam, we would be frozen once again and left awestruck by the beauty from every angle.

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8 Ways to Simply Step Up your Travel Photography

Nowadays, travelling and photos are deeply intertwined, we all want to capture those memorable moments. But getting a postcard-perfect photo without the crushing crowds cluttering up the view, all fighting for their very own photo with Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal… We all know the great struggle of  wanting to see those iconic sites, yet not wanting to share them with all the tourists!

There are definitely times where you would want people in your snapshots, whether they are the locals going about their daily chores or bustling along city sidewalks. Often enhancing the story you are trying to tell. But hordes of tourists bunched up with selfie sticks on the Great Wall of China is not one of those times!

If you are anything like me, a perfect photo is void of photobombing tourists. And so over the years I have mastered a few techniques that have helped me step up my travel photography game and capture beautiful – most often people free – photographs.

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Captured Moments: Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, is recognised as having some of the best beaches in the world. With that kind of accolade, you quickly conjure up images of paradise. Images of powder soft sand greeting your toes as you walk along the endless stretches of pristine beach, lined with palm trees and the crystal clear Caribbean ocean lapping the shore. In reality, it did not disappoint, here are a few snaps from our week in paradise – Punta Cana.

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Top Photography Spots in Toronto

11 Top Photography Spots in Toronto

When visiting Toronto there are a few key photography spots to ensure you capture the iconic skyline, the diverse architecture and the many unique elements that give Toronto its character. Everyone wants to get that perfect shot and Instagram-worthy photos but let’s face it there are only so many ways to photograph the CN Tower when you are standing right below it.

I always try to look for a different angle, reflections and elements of colour to spice up my photographs (which means I am often lurking in bushes). We all want nice travel photos, that not only capture the moment but are beautiful enough to frame and tell the story of where we were.

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