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24th birthday thoughts

I think a lot of people that know me think of me as a laid back guy who doesn’t worry or have issues. That’s pretty inaccurate though. Like anyone, I am constantly afraid of failing, doing the wrong thing, messing up, saying the wrong thing or figuring my life out. I thought this year would be a good time to talk, not about the daily stresses we all have, but certain ways I deal with them.

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Sunday Share – Elizabeth Dunn: Happy Money & Spending Meaningfully

Elizabeth Dunn is a Psychology Professor at the University of British Columbia, and Co-Author of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending (Amazon Link). The focus of her research is on the link between wealth, spending, and happiness and how changes in behaviour may help enrich our lives without necessarily having to make more money. I first discovered her in this interview …

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San Francisco Travel Photography Essay Pt. 2

Continuing on with the photo essay of beautiful San Francisco, this week I’m sharing a few more photos of the city – including a few common tourist haunts like Alcatraz, and also the highlight of the trip: a Sidewalk Food Tour taking place in the Mission district! Street cars and Cable cars from San Francisco, and imported from other cities like San Diego and …

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Portland Travel Photography Essay

Despite being a professional photographer, I often suck at documenting my own life in pictures. It’s the multitasking that I struggle with. I’m either full-bore photogrpaher mode, or focusing on fully experiencing and being present. There’s no easy in-between for me. On my latest trip – this time a road trip to Portland & Vancouver with my fiancé for our 5th …

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Coolest Photographic Movie Posters

The marriage of the worlds of still photography and motion video can be an interesting thing to see. So similar, yet the differences are what you notice. No better case for this can be seen than in trying to make a creative photographic movie poster. Something that must boil down the movie into it’s core elements and grab and hold …

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Africa Part One

(The view of Uganda.)  From April 8th till May 15th I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Africa for work and then to Iceland to bike across the country. I have yet to write about any of the trip on here as it takes a while to let it sink in.  I still don’t think it has, but I’m ready …

2013, You’ve Been Great.

Projects Everything Edmonton has been a big part of 2013 for us. In case you don’t know, E.E. is project focusing on interesting and unique local businesses in Edmonton that are lead by passionate people. Portraits are taken of people (typically owners or founders) within the walls of their workplace/storefront/creation. We’re gearing up to show the project as an exhibition in …

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Happy Holidays! + Photography Retrospection

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday break. We’ll be resuming a regular blogging schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays come the New Year. Thomas and I are very excited for 2014 and all the things it will bring. Here’s to photography, and the way it helps us capture our memories, emotions, ideas, and dreams. I always enjoy going back …