Category Archives: Blog

Blog posts about travel and photography.

Serengeti Wildlife- Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park is huge. It’s a vast ecosystem that covers about 30,oo0 square km (11,500 square miles) and stretches from the North of Tanzania to the South-Western region of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai language and means “Endless Plains”. Although it’s the same ecosystem, the Kenyan part is called Maasai Mara. The area is home to about 70 types of mammals and about 500 types of birds. It’s mostly famous for being the location of the great annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeests and zebras. I had the chance to visit the Serengeti a couple […]


How to Photograph the Moon

We have a beautiful moon. She likes to show off and catwalk across the sky and doesn’t mind being photographed, especially on those rare hyped days the media gets all excited about (SuperMoon, Rare Blue Moon, Blood Moon, Money Moon, UltraMoon…). But too often, we see some of our acquaintances take photos of the moon and post them on Facebook. They mostly look like white sad blobs. And since you don’t want to be that person, here are a few tips to help you get a great shot of the moon easily. 1- The gear: – A Camera (says Captain […]

How to Photograph the moon photography tutorial

A Lightroom Photo Processing Workflow [Video]

This is not the first time I create tutorials, or “How I Edited” workflows, but this is certainly the first time I created a VIDEO tutorial! I’ve had a few requests from readers asking me to do video tutorials that are easier to follow than reading a bunch of text, but I’ve always postponed it to that famous “later” date. Well, it seems that later was today! So, here’s my first video, hopefully the first of many more to come. I’m going to show my entire workflow and how I turned a boring, underexposed photo I took back in 2008, […]

Lightroom Editing Workflow Video

How to: Create a Metadata Preset in Lightroom

Thanks to the invention of Internet and social platforms, photographers don’t really need agents anymore to represent their work and they have the ability to share their work to millions of viewers and increase their reach exponentially. However, it’s also very common that all the relevant information attached to the image, such as the author and copyright information, get lost during the process. (Which is also why I insist that we should all play our part and not support only curators, but also artists). But fear not! Thanks to Lightroom, we have the ability to embed all our copyright information into our […]

How to create a metadata preset in lightroom tutorial

Travelling Lighter: WD MyPassport Wireless HDD review

Chiropractors love photographers. It’s no wonder, with the amount of gear we carry around during our trips: camera bodies, multiple lenses, tripod, filters, flash units, batteries, cables, clothes (clothes are always last..) and of course a laptop and all the different hard drives. Let me tell you, the smell of Tiger Balm has become a part of me. So in order to avoid that, we’re constantly trying to minimize our gear and end up with a lighter backpack. The rise of mirrorless cameras is already helping, but there are also other options. Recently, I purchased the WD My Passport Wireless 2 […]

WD MyPassport Wireless Hard Drive review

How to add light sources easily in Lightroom

One of the most important skills of photography is Patience: Waiting for the right moment, and snapping that photo when all the elements work together. But it’s not always possible due to various reasons, such as time, permissions, accessibility, etc.. Luckily, there are instances where you can fix or enhance your image during post-processing to make it look the way you want it. Keep in mind that I am not advocating the “I’ll shoot and fix later in Photoshop” mentality. Try your best to take the image you want, but if it’s not possible, use post-processing software to enhance it. It’s […]

How to Add Light Sources in Lightroom tutorial

How to correct perspective distortion in Lightroom

I usually travel with multiple lenses for the different situations I encounter. One of my favorite lenses to use is my 17-35mm wide-angle lens. My wide angle lens allows me to capture as much as possible of the scene and works especially well for landscape and architectural shots.   However, one issue with shooting wide is the distortion that naturally occurs from the lens and the perspective we shoot from. This distortion is especially visible when shooting city skylines, or interiors. The buildings seem like they’re going to topple. Sometimes it works well, exaggerating the scale of the landscape or size of […]

Correcting perspective distortion in Lightroom 5

The importance of Vision over Technique (Within the Frame Book Review)

Learning about Photography is easy. There are plenty of resources online, from websites, videos to thick hardcovers and ebooks that cover every topic and genre, and often focus on the technical part, such as gear, camera settings and how-to’s. But very few books actually talk about what fuels our passion and what vision drives us forward. Personally, I hit a wall during my earlier days in travel photography. I became good enough to capture technically correct images, I impressed my friends and family (as well as some confused strangers online) but I also realized that those images I worked hard on capturing still […]

Within the Frame by David duChemin