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The total solar eclipse crossing the United States on August 21st will be the first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years which will be visible from coast to coast, depending where you are in the U.S. It will also be visible in parts of Canada to varying degrees. Here’s some tips from none other than NASA on how to best photograph it: #1 — Safety First To take images as the… Read More

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GRAND OPENING: September 16th -17th, 2017 Be a part of the celebration:  https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/news/events-and-calendar/salish-sea-marine-trail-grand-opening-events

When composing an image it’s important in a creative sense to consider angle and perspective. When you do, an otherwise normal composition can be transformed into something entirely different especially when you get down low. Before After

I’m very excited! I was recently contacted by documentary filmmaker Paul Novy from Iceberg Films. http://www.icebergfilms.com Paul and I are going to collaborate on a segment in an upcoming documentary film. I’ll be helping to showcase the relationships between photography and our natural environment. It’s going to be fantastic! Paul is a true talent, check out a sample of his work below:  

I’m recruiting potential British Columbia based paddlers to join the BC Marine Trails Coastal Journey’s Team for 2017. This is a great way to showcase and share your adventures through writing, photography and video. Contact me for more information.

It’s been said that once you enter a natural environment, that it takes up to half an hour for nature to begin to restore itself and allow for one’s presence. As with any highly interconnected ecosystem and unbeknownst to us this is all subject to our limited understanding of the natural events that may already be transpiring. Photographing wildlife in this natural environment is challenging to say the least. There’s always surprises… Read More

Okay, I could name names and provide visual references to surely justify this rant but out of respect for others I wont. Increasingly I am seeing images that are so heavily processed it’s utterly distasteful. Do manufactured sunbursts, stitched in skies and so forth really have a place in nature photography? I don’t think so! It’s a disservice to our natural environment and those that view these images. Sure, I use lightroom… Read More

How the B.C.’s First Nations are trying to save Canada’s wild giants, the Grizzly Bear, and the Humpback Whale, with eco-tourism. This is a touching documentary by Brandy Yanchyk. Much thanks to her, Marven Robinson and Joelene Brown for their continued efforts and for raising awareness. watch.cbc.ca/…e-prize/38e815a-00a5922b618

In July of 2013 I paddled from Tofino and made my base camp at Blunden Island. The following morning I set out to paddle across to Vargas Island. The crossing is only 2 km at best and conditions were calm. The goal was to photograph the Wolves on Vargas Island and because the crossing was minimal I only brought along a few provisions, minimal food, a little bit of water and that… Read More