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Cooper + O’Hara 2014 “The Times They Have Been A-Changin'”

Happy New Years Eve! Whether you love Auld Lang Syne, or avoid New Years parties like the plague (like John Oliver), I think it’s safe to say this time of year lends itself to nostalgia, and we find it fun and educational to go back and review all the experiences and changes that take place in a calendar year.   2014 was …

Sunday Share – Our Van View

Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend and can take some time to kick back and relax. Here’s something we saw this week that we thought was really cool and inspiring.   Jon Gaffney (@thevanman) and Gale (@she_explores) quit their jobs, fixed up a beat-up 2004 Dodge Sprinter into a cabin on wheels, and are now traveling around the …

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Europe Part 2!

Sorry for the late response.  I want to thank everyone who put in a guess.  Sadly none of you were correct.  The goal that I completed was   Drum roll please   20 countries in the past four years.   * Skip to the bottom if you just want to try and win postcards shot by me!   To some …

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Travel Update

Bonjour!  Thomas here. I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend.  I thought I should write in and update people on my status.  On September 15th I left with my girlfriend to Europe for a two month expedition. The trip is not entirely photo-based, but I will reveal the goal of the trip as it comes to fruition around the …

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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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San Francisco Travel Photography Essay Pt. 1

Good day blog readers! We’ve been absent on the blogging front for awhile. Lots of things have kept us away, including Bryan getting married and going on his honeymoon! But that is the very thing we’re going to be talking about today – a photo essay from Bryan’s travels to San Francisco, The City By The Bay All of the …

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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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Freebie Friday – Perfect Is The Enemy Of Done

We’re going to start trying to give away more freebies here at Cooper + O’Hara! Our manifesto is to provide you with relevant and interesting content that we would read ourselves. And I have to say… we love free stuff! Today’s freebie is a set of desktop wallpapers and printables (5×7 and 8×10) featuring a photo from Thomas’ amazing adventure …

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Biking Iceland

  After Africa I decided to stop in Iceland on my way home.  I had wanted to bike across the country for about two years and couldn’t think of a reason not to.  Luckily flights from Edmonton to Iceland had just started which made it easy for my friend Josh to meet me there. Neither of us had done any …