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Hey everyone, long time no see! by Ricardo Seah

Photo-Adventures, Travel, Photoshoots… Here’s an update of what I've been up to since my last post.

Photograph: Astrophotography shot at Yosemite National Park. (Nikon D810, 14mm, f/2.8, 30sec, ISO2500)

Photograph: Astrophotography shot at Yosemite National Park. (Nikon D810, 14mm, f/2.8, 30sec, ISO2500)

Sorry for disappearing for so long, I know it's been some time since I last wrote a blogpost. Here are some highlights of photography adventures and events that I’ve been up to since we last spoke.

2018 in a Nutshell

West Coast Road-trip: Oregon > Yosemite > San Francisco

Thats right! Just over a year ago a couple friends and I went on an epic road-trip that involved the camping in the great outdoors, exploration and lots of awesome photography.

We spent most of the trip in tents especially in Oregon and Yosemite, allowing us to be close with nature. I have to say though, it was much colder than expected and I clearly remember freezing and hearing wildlife around the tent while I was trying to fall asleep. This was my second time visiting Yosemite National park and definitely not my last. Theres something about the park that makes one feel so connected to nature and the scenes and viewpoints were just spectacular. a

On the way back to Vancouver from Yosemite we spend a couple days in San Francisco which was a great opportunity to get more photography done and see the sights. I highly recommend checking out “Twin Peaks” at night to get views of the city if you’re ever in San Francisco.

From San Fran we drove back up the Oregon Coast which was such a scenic drive. Anyways, the time spent with friends, experiences we had and the breathtaking views made this a great way to start the year and definitely an unforgettable adventure.

And if you’re wondering how I got the cover shot for this blogpost or just want to know how to take pictures of the stars, check out my blogpost guide to Astrophotography!

 

Short Trip Back to Asia: Japan > Singapore > Bali 

Had a short but great time travelling back to Asia for a friend’s wedding and had the opportunity to do a long layover in Tokyo along the way where I got to meet a good friend, Emily for dinner and drinks as well as photograph the famous Shibuya Crossing.

From Japan, I flew back to Singapore and I got to surprise my family who didn’t know I was coming. I also got to play tourist at home for a couple days which is always nice, and I photographed some attractions in-between the meetups with friends. Oh and if anyone out there is planning to visit Singapore and wants a little guide to Singapore with places to photograph and what to see and do, please contact me and I’ll send you my guide.

From Singapore, I flew to Bali for a couple days for a friend’s wedding and though I wasn’t behind the camera for the most part, I was infant of the camera as the wedding emcee. Hence I didn’t really do much photography while in Bali, but I highly recommend visiting this great place.

 

Euro-trip with the Fam: London > Paris > Florence > Rome > Venice

It’s not very often that the whole family get the chance to go on a holiday together and this was definitely a trip to remember. We had a great time travelling together, and though it wasn’t a photography focused trip for me, I got to sneak out a couple of time on my own to explore and photograph the cities.

It was a fantastic family trip and the views, food and experiences we shared were amazing. The only tips I have for those of you who want to travel to and within Europe is a) If you are taking the train systems please get there early and know exactly which platform you’re supposed to be at because we missed our train once while in Italy. b) DON’T TO GO IN THE SUMMER! It is extremely hot and I wasn’t expecting that. In fact I almost had a heat injury. So if you want to go please don’t go in the summer, and if you do go in the summer be sure to hydrate and stay in the shade.

 

Did some cool commercial and event photography for clients

Had the opportunity to work with some awesome clients such as the BC Tech Association, Belgian Fries, ReviveKit, CBRE and UBC to name a few. From commercial and product photography to event photoshoots, it was a great year and here are some shots I have to share :)

And as always if you or anyone you know is looking for a commercial or event photographer to capture the moments that matter don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

 

Spontaneous Camping Trip to Callaghan Lake

It was one of those spontaneous adventures with a couple of my bros to a location we hadn’t explored yet and that was decided upon only a couple days prior. The location was Callaghan Lake (somewhere near Whistler) and it was a bumpy road in and only accessible by a 4X4, so thank goodness my buddy Jo had a Jeep Wrangler. It was a nice chill get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and allowed for some nature photography to be done.

We spent the rest of our time by camping by the lake and keeping warm by the campfire as night fell. The one thing we weren’t completely prepared for was the cold. It was so so cold at night making it difficult to sleep and when we finally got up the following day we woke up to snow weighing down on the tent and a winter wonderland outside. All in all it was cold yet great experience with the boys and one to remember.

 

Road-trip to Portland & the Oregon Coast

Rented a car and headed down to Portland with a couple close friends to explore, eat and drink. We had a great time hitting up the different food spots and breweries. And we also enjoyed a breathtaking sunset by Canon Beach along the Oregon Coast.

A little tip if you want to catch an awesome sunset shot at Canon Beach or any view point for that matter is to get there early to explore the location and frame your shot. Anyways this was a great road-trip with friends and one where I definitely gained some weight after all that eating.

 

Short trip back to Asia: Guang Zhou > Macau > Singapore

Went back to Asia for a couple weeks and it was the perfect way to end an epic year! It was my first time in China and was there for my buddy’s engagement, spent New Years in Macau and Surprised my parents when I went back to Singapore.

All in all it was s great time spent with friends and family and the best way to round up 2018.

 

2019 Starting off the year right!

Road-trip to Seattle

Started the year right with a short road trip down to Seattle with some friends to explore the city and see the sights and of course get some Din Tai Fung in our tummies.

Although it was just a weekend rod trip it was a fun time and we got ourselves some of Seattle’s favourites: Rachel’s Ginger Beer and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Oh and we also visited a Starbucks reserve which was pretty awesome.

 

More awesome commercial, event and portrait photoshoots!

Been fortunate to start the year off right photographing some client events and a profile shoots. Here are just a few.

I’m looking forward to working with more amazing clients this year so if you or anyone you know is looking for a photographer to capture events or portraits or even conduct a photography workshop, don’t hesitate to contact me :)

 

Thank you all so very much for your continued support and stay tuned for more to come! Till next time, keeping shooting, keep smiling and take care!

A Spontaneous Adventure to the Rockies by Ricardo Seah

Spontaneous Overnight Photo-trip to Banff

First stop on the photography checklist. Photographing Moraine Lake as the sun is setting.

First stop on the photography checklist. Photographing Moraine Lake as the sun is setting.

From deserts and canyons of Arizona to the cool and lush Canadian Rocky Mountains. Here’s a little summary of my latest spontaneous adventure to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. 


Q&A Time

But Ricardo haven’t you been to the Rockies before?

Yes! And the thing is I can never get enough of it! It’s just such a beautiful and picturesque place. Literally everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity and its a place you can keep returning to because the seasons change and theres always a new location to shoot.

How long was this adventure? 

It was literally a 2 Days 1 Night spontaneous adventure

So where in the Rockies did you go to this time?

 

This time I visited Banff and due to the time constrain only managed to photograph a few locations. The primary objective of this trip was to photograph Moraine Lake at sunset and sunrise the following day. 

The secondary objective was to photograph other lakes within Banff such as Peyto Lake and  the famous Lake Louise. 


Here are some of my shots from Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake and Lake Louise

My tips for photographing the Rockies during this time of year:

  • Have a tripod.

    • I cannot stress this point enough. Especially if you want the best sunset-landscape or astrophotography shots, you are going to need a proper tripod. Do yourself a favour and invest in a good one, not that cheap plastic/tacky ones. The last thing you want is for your tripod to fail on you and have a tripod leg break during your trip (just ask my buddy @guangyow whose old tripod broke while doing astrophotography).  

  • Bring gloves and dress appropriately.

    • Although I brought the right attire and shoes, I’ll admit, I totally forgot to bring gloves. And because of this my hands were absolutely freezing especially since my tripod was made of metal. But its a good lesson to learn from and the pain was worth enduring for the pictures.

  • Get to desired shooting locations before the crowd.

    • If you know you want to capture a specific event such as sunrise then you should be aware that you aren't the only one who has that in mind. Get to the location before the crowd does because the last thing you want is a bunch of tourists with selfie sticks in your frame. 

    • Arrive an hour beforehand if possible, this will allow for time to find parking and will allow you time to find the right spot. This will also hopefully help you avoid those big bus loads of tourists. As I left Moraine Lake after getting my sunrise shots there were at least 6 buses that were going in while I was going out (that would have been at least 200 people to deal with).

  • Include buffer time.

    • Related to the previous point, allow yourself some buffer time to get to locations because there is considerable traffic at certain times of day approaching places of interest such as Moraine lake. Parking can also be a hassle because of the sheer amount of people who want to visit the location so take into account that it might take some time to get a parking spot.

  • Bring extra batteries & memory cards.

    • The last thing you want is for your battery to die or realise you don’t have anymore space on your card while a magical moment unveils (eg. sunrise/sunset). Batteries die faster in the cold so bring a couple of spares. Since you are probably going to be shooting in RAW file format (recommended if you are doing any post-processing), you will be filling up those memory cards fast so definitely bring extras and keep them in a proper case to keep them protected.

  • If you have polarising & ND filters bring them.

    • This will help bring back some of those blown out highlights in the sky while exposing for the landscape/foreground. (i.e. these filters can help you get a more evenly lit shot)

  • Take all the shots but be intentional and don’t delete anything.

    • I don’t know why but especially when I was first starting out as a photographer I just didn’t take certain shots because in my mind they weren’t going to be perfect or were just inconvenient.

    • But think about it. you’ve travelled all this way and that one shot you didn’t take could have been "the one". Whats there to lose? Just take everything you have in mind and don't give in to self doubt and irrational fears. It's better than going home and hating yourself for not shooting it from up there or from down low or across there.  

  • Take a couple shots where everyone is then move.

    • Shoot where all the other tourists and instagram folks are shooting from but move on after that to find the shot that will make your image unique. 

    • I like to to spend 10% of my time on locations taking the "popular shot" or "postcard shot" and 90% finding "my shot". Find a way to make your images different or stand out by shooting from a different angle or by including different elements.

  • Don’t shoot for the first 5 minutes.

    • As photographers we always want to get right into it. We tend to get excited when we come across amazing scenes and dive right into it.  The problem I find is two fold:

      • 1) we tend to settle on the first composition which we think is “the one” and negate ourselves from exploring other (potentially better) angles & compositions. I always tell my students to take 5 steps to the left and right, go high, go low. In essence what I’m saying is to explore the environment because it is foreign to you, understand it and look for nuances that make it unique and give it time to speak to you.

      • 2) Once we start shooting that scene we don’t stop and before you know it the moment is lost and the only memory of it will be looking through a viewfinder. Take 5 minutes to soak it in, the visuals, scents, air, vibes,  the way it makes you feel. Take time to be in the moment because you travelled all the way there.

  • Lastly, don't forget to take a self portrait 

    • Don't forget to take a self portrait on location to remember the moment and place yourself within the environment. 

    • I'm guilty of this and as such I don't have shots of myself on location the way I see the scene. Too often I live behind the lens and I'm sure many fellow photographer do too, but it's a nice change to make yourself the subject and places yourself in perspective of the body of work you are creating.

My turn to be in-front of my lens!

That concludes my blogpost on a super spontaneous trip to Banff and I hope you liked it!

More photos of this adventure can be found on my instagram account @ricardogtaphy so don't forget to check that out! 📸

I hope this has inspired you to get out, explore and take some awesome shots! And as always, don't forget to leave a like below if you enjoyed this and share this post with family and friends!!

Thank you! 

Travel Blogpost: Eurotrip 2017 (Valencia) by Ricardo Seah

The Second stop of my recent Eurotrip: Valencia!

This is the second instalment of my Eurotrip travel blog series. Do have a look at my Barcelona blogpost if you haven't already done so. Without further ado lets  jump right into it!

From Barcelona to Valencia!

I woke up pretty early to catch the train from Barcelona Sants to Valencia and this was my first time travelling a long distance on like a proper train (not like a metro) so I was pretty excited. The south bound train ride to Valencia from Barcelona took a little over 3 hours and I have to say it was a pretty comfy ride. Needless to say, the views were amazing as the railway ran along the coast (with the Balearic Sea to the left) for the most part. 

Unfortunately I don't have any footage of the scenery as the glass on the train windows were rather reflective and not too clear (it was great to just enjoy it in the moment though). I also managed to get some photography work done on the train so that was great! 

Covering Valencia in a Day

Because we only had day to cover Valencia we got right to it! Went to the visitor centre at the train station to get recommendations and a bunch of pamphlets and we were on our way. 

After dropping off our luggage at the hotel (which was really close to the City of Arts and Sciences #supercool) we headed in search of the "Hop-on/Hop-off Tour Bus" as we decided that would be the best way to cover the most ground given our limited time. 

From the tour bus we got to see pretty much the main spots in Valencia including the city centre where we did get off to have a look around and walk to the beautiful Cathedral. Ooh we also got to the city centre as they were having some festival/event called "Mascletà" where they were blasting fireworks into the air in the afternoon. It was interesting and definitely loud with a great atmosphere as the plaza was packed with people.

We also got off at the City of Arts and Sciences which was just breathtaking. It consists of an opera house, a science museum, an aquarium and a 3D cinema. We had tickets to all the attractions in the 'City' but we only had time to cover the Oceanogràfic (aquarium) section. So if you are thinking of covering the entire City of Arts and Sciences, I'd recommend setting aside a whole afternoon for it.

The City of Arts and Sciences was architecturally amazing and I definitely wish I had more time to spend there but my folks were a little tired from all the walking and wanted to just chill by the beach.

After chilling by the beach and a nice Paella dinner we headed back to the hotel and called it a day, well at least thats what my folks did... I couldn't sleep without getting some shots of the City of Arts and Sciences at night so thats exactly what I did!

Photography Tips! 

  • If you only have a day to explore a foreign land, do your research ahead of time and plan your trip based on the locations you want to see/shoot. 

- Thats right, do your homework! Go on instagram, travel blogs, social media sites, trip advisor.. etc. to figure out what you want to see ahead of time.

- If you're travelling with family, it's a good idea to make sure everyone is game and cool with your plan.

- As I was travelling with my folks who weren't too game on hitting up all the spots by foot, we compromised and took the tour-bus which hit up most of the attractions & sites. I still managed to get some great shots from the open-top tour-bus so thats cool.

- Location location location! If it is within your means, try to book your hotel near a site of interest that you'd like to shoot. 

  • Bring your tripod with you only if its a carbon-fibre travel tripod or when you know you will absolutely need it like when it gets dark and you want to capture landscapes. 

- Basically don't let a heavy tripod get in the way of your experience of a place.

  • Go out and explore at night while your family is asleep!

- If and when travelling with family, live in the moment and don't expect them to wait for you all the time as you get that awesome shot.

- Important Note: Don't forget to stay safe when you do this! Learn some martial art and know what to do incase things go south

Hope you enjoyed this short Valencia Travel Blogpost! Stay tuned for the next leg of my Eurotrip covering Madrid!

Till next time, keep shooting!

Travel Blogpost: Eurotrip 2017 (Barcelona) by Ricardo Seah

A breakdown of my recent trip to Europe (Barcelona Edition) 

My recent trip to Europe was pack full of fun and involved lots of tapas, wine, sangria, sightseeing, photography, Cathedral visiting but also a lot of walking, rushing from place to place, and just a tad of stress travelling with the parents (younger peeps will understand what I mean). Just so you get a big picture idea of the trip, it was: Barcelona > Valencia > Madrid > Paris > Toulouse > Barcelona. This blogpost will cover the first and last leg of my trip and subsequent ones will cover the rest. So Without further ado let get right into it!

The First & Last Stop and the focus of this post: Barcelona! 

I flew in with Lufthansa and transited through Frankfurt, the total flight time was about 11hours 45minutes. It was a pretty comfy flight (got to watch lots of movies) aside from the connecting flight from Frankfurt to Barcelona (it was a much smaller plane and older plane).

Upon arriving in Barcelona the first thing I did was to get a local SIM card with data (definitely cheaper than using your home network provider) from the Vodafone stall by the exit. Then I took the Aerobus to the city which is much cheaper than taking a cab (I believe the bus ticket cost like 5 euros). It was a pretty good ride and I got to the city in about 25mins where my parents were waiting for me. Thankfully our hotel wasn't far from the bus stop so we went up to the room to drop my luggage and begin our exploration of Barcelona.

We spent 3 days in Barcelona and here are some of the highlights and my recommendations.

La Rambla and La Boqueria 

La Rambla is this nice stretch/main street you have to walk down. Its pretty nice and there are vendors and some street performers but beware of pick-pockets (didn't happen to me but always a good idea to be cautious with your belongings in that area).

However if you are a foodie like me you can just speed through La Rambla and head on to La Boqueria (a market place to the side of La Rambla) which is full of colour, fruits, meats (especially that really awesome Jamon), and most importantly tapas. We settled on a restaurant/eatery toward the back of the market called "Restaurante Bar Boqueria" which was the bomb. They had beer glasses the size of my dad's face and the best tapas I ever had. We got a seafood platter and other small bites but what really stood out as my favourite of the entire trip was that steak cubes and foie gras (so so good). And of course we couldn't leave the market without buying some jamon (cured ham). This place has to be on your list if you're a foodie!

Mercat Del Encants

This huge flea market was the probably the nicest designed (architecturally speaking) flea market I've been to. The roof/ceiling was made up of mirrors at different angles which made for some unique photographs. There was of course everything you could ever expect from a flea market on sale, from antiques and fabrics to old gadgets.

La Sagrada Família

This architectural masterpiece designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was definitely a sight to behold. It's beauty and sense of peace was just breathtaking and left us speechless. Fun fact: the construction of this basilica commenced in 1882 and is still under construction till today with its anticipated date of completion being 2026. Definitely worth the visit and actually going in to admire the beauty even if you aren't Catholic or religious. A little tip is to book your tickets online ahead of time as there are set timings for the tickets that will let you enter the basilica, and going there to buy them from the booth might mean you have to wait a couple hours.

Park Güell

Another one of Gaudi's major works, this place is a public park consisting of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill. Although we didn't get tickets to go into the paid area (because my folks were too tired from all the walking), the free area of Park Guell was beautiful enough and worth the walk up the structures to get a good view of the city below. 

Camp Nou to catch a FC Barcelona game

We watched an FC Barcelona game against Celta Vigo and it was pretty amazing, the atmosphere and seeing the players right infant of you is really something else. Like every time that Messi would score a goal, the whole crowd would just erupt and chant Messi Messi Messi... 

My little tip is not to buy the food inside because the bread was really hard and none of us liked the sandwiches, and if you want to get a drink just be aware that they do open the bottles and keep the caps so you got to be careful not to accidentally knock/spill you drinks. Another tip is to book your tickets online way in advance because they get bought up real quick and there aren't many open seats available that are close to each other because season pass holders usually buy blocks of seats together. We got pretty good seats in the stadium close to the action and though the tickets were a little pricey it was well worth it. One last thing to take note of is that it is almost impossible to catch a cab right after the game because the streets are just filled with people coming out.

Shopping at the "La Roca Village" Outlet 

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I was abit hesitant about including this in the post but oh well I'm sure there are a number of you reading this who love shopping. I apologise for not taking more pics here (because we were too busy shopping and I don't bring my DSLR to outlets.. nobody really does). It's a really nice place with good brands and big discounts and if you are from out of town like me then you can get a tax return which is pretty sweet savings. Only draw back is that it is not close to the city and you have to take a shuttle bus or a taxi to get there.

Hunt for good tapas & dinner spots 

I went to a bunch of tapas and paella places and also got the chance to catch up with my friend Alice who was in Barcelona on exchange. On the first night in Barcelona we went to a place with really good seafood paella called "La Barca del Salamanca". It was by the marina and was a nice place for a family dinner. 

On the other night we met up with my friend Alice for dinner at a place she recommended. We had a tapas dinner at an awesome spot called "Sensi Mezzanine Tapas" around the Gothic quarter area and it was awesome! Small portions and good variety meant that we had a lot to eat and got to try many items on the menu.

Overall a good foodie experience in Barcelona. I kinda wish I had remembered to take pics before eating so I could share with you guys and gals but most of the time we were too hungry and totally forgot. 

The Cathedral of Barcelona (and surrounding Gothic Quarter)

On the opposite side of the La Rambla stretch from La Boqueria market is the Gothic Quarter which has a different feel and nice architecture (great for photography). It is also where the Cathedral of Barcelona is located. It was totally worth going in and admiring the beauty of the design and architecture of the Cathedral as well as pray and be in a state of peace. You can also access the rooftop of the Cathedral which offers stunning views of the city and surrounding buildings. 

While in the Gothic Quarter is a nice place to take photographs, it is also a good shopping area. So I found myself being pulled into stores by my mom such as this shoe store above (I really can't remember the name of it.. really colourful shoes though). 

Last but not least, pay a visit to Montserrat

Monserrat (serrated mountain) is a multi-peaked mountain range located near the city of Barcelona. It is the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. According to the guide on the tour bus (which by the way is the best way to get there), it is considered to be a holy mountain by Catholics in Spain and an important spot to go on a pilgrimage. This beautiful mountain offered stunning views and even if you aren't religious, I highly recommend a trip here. 

Photographer Tips for Barcelona:

  • No need for a tripod! If you brought one you can leave it in the hotel because you likely not going to use it. Most places are crowded (at least the ones I went to) and a tripod can be heavy and bulky (at least mine is). 
  • Camera Strap & Secure Camera Bag! Because your camera will often time cost more than your phone, keep it safe and close to you at all time and if you have it in a bag-pack then make sure it has some sort of security feature.
  • If the weather outdoors isn't good, head into a Cathedral. There are always things/subjects to photograph indoors like churches and food. 
  • Don't forget to look up! Great architecture everywhere makes for interesting compositions and street photography.
  • Don't get too engrossed with taking photographs all the time, live in the moment and don't forget to have a good time! 

Well that about sums up my trip to Barcelona!

I hope you enjoyed it and have an idea of what to look out for if you are planning a trip there :) Stay tuned to the blog for the next section of my trip: VALENCIA!

Till the next post, take care and keep shooting!

What I've been up to! by Ricardo Seah

A blog post to answer the question:

What's been going on and where are you?! 

Hey everyone! I haven't been as active on the blog as I'd like to be and I have a bunch of excuses but heck no ones really interested in those so here's an update on what has been going on since my last post!

  • I was part of a local photography exhibition here in Vancouver 

A big big thank you to everyone who came out to support me!!! You guys and gals mean a lot to me and really motivate me to keep raising the bar with my photography!

TBH I kinda wish there were more pics of the exhibition but the only other one I could find is on my friend Joan's Instagram. 

There are some prints from the exhibition that are still available for sale so if you'd like a beautiful piece of my work to adorn your home or work place, or if you know of anyone that might be interested, please check out the "Products" section of my website where you'll be able to purchase prints and help me continue doing what I love!

  • I had the awesome opportunity to photograph the Move UBC Campaign

Move UBC was a great campaign that encouraged people (including myself) to get off their butts and move! It was tiring but definitely a fun campaign to shoot and worth spreading the message of being a bit more active in our daily lives. Plus I got to work with some cool friends on the shoot which was pretty awesome.

  • I went to Europe for the first time ever

I had always wanted to go to Europe and this was a dream come true for me. You see my younger sister went to Europe with her school when she was younger and my parents have both been to Europe (and even skyped me while they were there saying: "You should be here to take photos!! its so beautiful!" while I was in university having final exams... C'mon who does that) so naturally being the photographer in the family I was like TAKE ME TO EUROPE!!!! 

So this year my parents finally gave in and off to Europe we went! We visited Spain and France. It was a tiring but awesome trip though I wish it was longer. In 10 days we went from Barcelona to Valencia to Madrid to Paris to Toulouse and back to Barcelona before heading back to Vancouver. I think I'll be making a more detailed blog post of the trip and my recommendations (really depends if you guys want it or not). 

For now I just want to say a big thank you to my parents for their love, an awesome trip, great views and yummy tapas! 

ps. more photos on my instagram account

  • I got the chance to photograph a Dog Meet up at UBC which was crazy fun and adorable

A day after getting back from Europe and still being a little jet-lagged I shot this awesome event, the "UBC Doggo Meetup" for the UBC Arts & Culture district. There were so many dogs and puppies and even more dog lovers around. The atmosphere was amazing and full of energy with dogs running around... people running after the dogs running around... dogs licking peoples faces... It was just great! 

  • I've been leading guided Photowalks with "Vancouver Photowalks"

So Ive recently joined Vancouver Photowalks as their newest and only male photo-guide and its been pretty awesome, there's even a blogpost of me joining the team which might be a fun read. I'm sure Ive tried to explain what I do as a photo guide to some of you already but long story short, I give guided photo-walks of different locations in Vancouver and teach people how to use their camera and improve their photography. It's been crazy fun and great to work with the team and meet new people from all over the world who come on the photowalks to better their photography. What's even more crazy is that since I started giving photowalks in February I've already gotten like 5 Five Star Trip Advisor reviews which is pretty sweet :)

  • Feeling lost and it's ok

Recently I've been feeling just a little bit lost. There have been a ton of things on my mind like having to move out and find a new place..  having to find a more stable full-time job.. having to pay the bills and so on.. But you know what it's ok. I know it's just part of life and we gotta face the challenges infront of us. I know things will fall into place and I just need to remember to breathe and keep going at it. So I'd like to end this blogpost in the words of Bob Marley "Don't worry bout a thing, cuz every little thing's gonna be alright" :)

Till next time, take care and keep shooting!