- Second Place in Members Only Challenge
The Colorscapes Masterclass
I fell in love with photography back in Fall of 2015. I was 15 years old at the time. I always had a fascination with the Universe and I thought it would be very cool to be able to capture photographs of the stars. I knew I wouldn't have much success with my phone camera at the time, so I did a little research on the internet to learn more about how I could start taking star photos with an actual camera. One of the first things I read about was this thing called a DSLR. At the time, I wasn't all too sure what that was. I knew it was a camera of some sort, but I had no clue why it was called a DSLR. Regardless of my lack of understanding or knowledge, I asked my parents if we had one and it just so happened that we did!
Getting Creative With Color
Finding Focus Color has been the main focus of my photography and editing ever since I really started getting serious about it back in 2017. I wanted to be unique with my work and so I tried everything I could to pinpoint a way of doing that. I wanted to narrow down my focus to one general thing that I'd always accentuate in my images. I looked at all the work that was popular at the time and being shared all over Instagram, and then I did the opposite. Not necessarily the complete opposite of what everyone was doing, but just enough to be different.
Behind The Shot: Endless Horizons
Post-production is one of the best ways to create a unique look to your imagery and stand out in a world filled with photographers. While the idea of editing and photo manipulation is still not widely 'accepted' by many in the world, I honestly believe that post-production is the future of photography. Every single photographer edits their images to at least some degree. In fact, Peter Lik, one of the world's most famous landscape photographers who has sold over $500 million worth of prints, heavily relies on post-production in order to make his images stand out and attract buyers.
Welcome to Nanaimo
Nanaimo is a little harbor city with a population of around 100,000 people. Located on Vancouver Island, a 460km-long island on the Westcoast of Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
My Home Island
Vancouver Island is the place that I have called home ever since I could remember. I was born in mainland BC, but when I was about a year old my family decided to move to Vancouver Island and I have been here ever since.
- First Place in Solo Trip Challenge
My First Solo Trip
Early December 2019, my parents are getting ready to leave on a dirt biking trip with some friends in Southern California. My family had been planning this trip for months. But I wasn't invited. Not because they didn't want me there... I think... Rather, this was the first year I was without a dirt bike, as I had just recently sold it in exchange for a larger street-legal motorcycle. In addition to that, I no longer lived at home, so I wasn't always automatically included in trips with the family. Due to these factors, I was understandably told to sit this one out. Which was a tad disappointing for me...
The Beauty of Our Planet
Earth is beautiful and there is no doubt about that, wouldn't you agree? We all know it, we have all seen beautiful photographs from amazing places from all over the world. But how often do we stop and think about just how special this planet is that we call home? When was the last time you went for a walk out in nature and really soaked it all in? Ignoring all the menial things going on in your life and just focusing on what surrounded you at that exact moment? Perhaps it has been a while, I know it has for me.
Going Wide with the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6
This review is for the Venus Optics Laowa 10mm-18mm f/4.5-f/5.6 Sony FE lens. This was kindly sent to me by Laowa for testing purposes. I am not sponsored or being paid to write this review. However, there will be a couple affiliate links at the top and bottom of the page to check out this lens for yourself.