Staying at the World Famous Banff Springs Hotel

Staying at the World Famous Banff Springs Hotel

Banff Springs Hotel Review : As a resident of Calgary, I have had the opportunity to stay at the Banff Springs Hotel a number of times. I have visited on family trips, conferences and for weddings.  One of my favourite memories is bringing my daughter to the Banff Springs Hotel for her fourth birthday so she could have her birthday at a ‘castle’. She was pretty into Elsa and Disney’s Frozen at the time. Still is actually.

Magic Kingdom Photography – A Holiday Guide

Magic Kingdom Photography – A Holiday Guide

Magic Kingdom Photography – A Holiday Guide :  When someone says Disney World or Magic Kingdom you might think about Mickey Mouse (or maybe Elsa), Cinderella’s Castle, princes dresses and exciting rides.  It also happens to be an outstanding place to take photographs.  In fact, there are very few places where you can take children and your camera equipment and have so much fun with both. General Magic Kingdom Tips If visiting during peak times and you can afford to…

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Joshua Tree National Park Is Beautiful

Joshua Tree National Park Is Beautiful

Joshua Tree National Park Photography Guide : If you don’t live in the desert and you just happen to be in the neighborhood of Joshua Tree National Park then you need to stop here and spend some time exercising your photographic muscles.  I grew up in rural Saskatchewan and now live in Calgary Alberta. The landscape of Joshua Tree is as far from Canadian prairies as you can get. So the opportunity to photograph Joshua Tree National Park was something…

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Alberta Rockies – Photography for the Non-hiker

Alberta Rockies – Photography for the Non-hiker

  Alberta Rockies – Photographic Opportunities for the Non-hiker : We have all seen those fantastic landscape images of a sunrise on a mountain peak in the Canadian Rockies in some incredibly beautiful mountain environment… you know, somewhere like Banff. Sure, they started climbing the mountain at three in the morning in complete darkness in order to summit before sunrise. Maybe sometime I will try that too. Honestly.

Stirling Castle – A Photography Guide

Stirling Castle – A Photography Guide

Stirling Castle – A Photography Guide : Stirling Castle may just be the best location in Scotland for a photography enthusiast who also happens to be an amateur historian. For you historically challenged… don’t worry Stirling Castle is one of those places even the kids will love. 

Glasgow Photography Guide – Part 1

Glasgow Photography Guide – Part 1

Glasgow Photography Guide – Part 1 : Glasgow may just be the best kept secret in Europe.  Glasgow oozes with grand Victorian architecture built during the glory years between 1870 and 1914 while Glasgow was one of the richest cities in all of Europe and second only to London within the British Empire.  With the decline of Glasgow’s role in the industrial revolution and the collapse of the ship building industry, Glasgow fell on hard times and the grand buildings…

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Panoramic Travel Images – Travel Tips

Panoramic Travel Images – Travel Tips

Panoramic Travel Images :  Looking to set your holiday photography apart from your friends?  One fantastic way to change up your photo game and add a new element to your photography is to shoot panoramic images.  Like anything else, shooting panoramic images can be as easy or as complex as you want to make it.  The professionals invest in specialized equipment such as panoramic tripod heads to deal with parallax issues.  We don’t worry about that on holidays, particularly if…

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Castles of Scotland – A Holiday Photography Guide

Castles of Scotland – A Holiday Photography Guide

Chasing Castles in Scotland : Scotland is pretty much synonymous with castles. There are literally hundreds of castles in Scotland located in all parts of the country. Often what makes these castles both unique and spectacular is the incredible natural surroundings that provide the backdrop and that special something – that ‘oh wow’ feeling.  Whether its the Scottish borders or the highlands, the landscape has a way of casting a spell on these castles and the visitors to them –…

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Honolulu Photography – A Holiday Guide

Honolulu Photography – A Holiday Guide

Honolulu Photography – A Holiday Guide :  Honolulu is a remarkable city.  Richly urban and multiculturally complex, Honolulu can’t be dismissed as an overhyped tourist trap.  I made that mistake before first visiting Oahu for a family vacation. Wow… so wrong.  The more time you spend in Honolulu the more you will come to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the city.

Destination Photography Workshops

Destination Photography Workshops

Destination Photography Workshops  :  When I travel with my family, I always consider scheduling a photography workshop at our holiday destination.  Usually, I try to schedule a full day workshop so that I have all day to myself, while my wife and daughter get a solid mommy daughter bonding day. Really, I am only doing this for them, taking one for the team. Right?  There are lots of other great reasons you need to book a destination photography workshop on…

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