Recovery and Ruins in Huanchaco, Peru
May23

Recovery and Ruins in Huanchaco, Peru

Northern Peru weren’t exactly kind to me.  In Mancora, I picked up a nasty stomach bug from a hamburger.  So rather than spending the 3 days there surfing, eating ceviche, and laying around on the beach, I spent it on the toilet, and letting anti-biotics wage war in my body.  So, by the time I got to Huanchaco I was feeling really itchy to go out and take some pictures, and explore a little bit. I’ve been to Huanchaco...

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5 Places I Need to Revisit and Re-Shoot
May21

5 Places I Need to Revisit and Re-Shoot

As a travel photographer, it’s often a bit painful looking back at some of your old images. Sometimes, you just didn’t get good weather. Other times, you go a bit lazy in a certain destination and your images show that. And, of course, some times it’s been so long since you’ve photographed a place that your skill set is different and you wish you had captured it differently. I’d be lying if I said that I...

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The Cactus Flash: An Off-Camera Flash Game Changer?
Apr30

The Cactus Flash: An Off-Camera Flash Game Changer?

Before leaving Canada this winter, I wandered into my local camera shop and asked if there was any “cheaper” pocket strobes that they might be able to recommend.  The salesman, who I can never manage to leave the shop without chatting photography gear with for over an hour with, told me that there was a cool product called Cactus Flash that was meant to arrive any day.  This flash, he told me, works with a hotshoe...

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Lightroom 6 (CC) Review and New Features Walkthrough
Apr23

Lightroom 6 (CC) Review and New Features Walkthrough

We interrupt our usual travel photography adventures for an announcement: Lightroom 6 (CC) is now available. So, if your photographer missed your wedding, portrait shoot, or news assignment, you know where to find them – at home playing with the latest features. After struggling with the download a bit (and by a bit I mean a lot), I got Lightroom 6 – also called Lightroom CC if you’re on the Creative Cloud program which is $9.99...

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A Day Trip to the Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia
Apr17

A Day Trip to the Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia

About 3 years ago, on a trip to Ecuador to visit The Galapagos Islands, I made a stop at a place called Ipiales – just north of the Ecuadorian border with Colombia.  I had been told of a stunning church that crossed a river valley and was back-dropped by a waterfall.  How could I miss that?  Thus, I made a visit to the Las Lajas Sanctuary, which must be one of the most beautiful churches in all of South America. This trip down...

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