Category Archives: Travel

Travel Photography

The Surface Pro 4 Review for Photographers

  Is the Surface Pro 4 the perfect lightweight “laptop” I was looking for to carry around during my travels? I have to admit, my back is a mess. I carry too much stuff, with all my camera gear, tripod, laptop, hard drives,. My old laptop was too bulky, heavy and had the bad habit of overheating thanks to an accident involving chocolate stuck in the air vent (don’t ask). I searched for the perfect travel device for a while. I even thought of replacing my laptop with my Android tablet to do my online work and editing on the […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review for Photographers

Serengeti Wildlife- Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park is huge. It’s a vast ecosystem that covers about 30,000 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 […]


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

More Granada photos through my phone’s lens ~ Spain

A few months ago, I added a short photo gallery of images I took of the beautiful city of Granada, all with my phone. Since it was pretty successful, I decided to do another round of images I have taken since then. All photos are taken with my Nexus 5, and edited mostly in Snapseed (maybe 1 or 2 images in VSCO). I’m still having a blast carrying only my phone and making the most out of the small camera. It’s challenging sometimes, but with good lighting, composition and editing, you can create some great images too. So sit back and enjoy […]

Bib-Rambla Gate in Granada.

Granada through my phone’s lens ~ Spain

As a photographer (and a geeky guy in general), I like to stay up-to-date with my equipment, and sometimes, buy the latest gadgets available to improve my craft and facilitate my job. I recently did the jump to full-frame with the purchase of a Canon 6D, and got myself a new graphics tablet and upgraded all my editing software. But, as we all know (right?), “gear isn’t everything“. And in the past few months, since I bought the Nexus 5 (android phone), I’ve been really enjoying walking around my beautiful city, hands free, without any gear but a phone in […]

Granada Fountain at Night - Spain

Photo Gallery: Granada Cathedral of Incarnation ~ Spain

There’s something about cathedrals that make you just stand there in awe, dwarfed by the stunning architecture full of details. Those gigantic structures, often overlooking the city, have been built over centuries by thousands of men who had none of today’s tools. It was one thing that I really missed when living in Asia. After 6 months of living in Granada, I remembered that I’ve yet to visit the cathedral in town. Hidden behind buildings and overlooking a tiny square, the Granada cathedral is easy to miss and doesn’t really stand out in the open like the Notre-Dame in Paris, […]

Golden Pipe Organ - Granada, Spain

The last rays over the Alhambra ~ Granada

  The last rays over the Alhambra, as the sun sets behind the distant mountains around the beautiful city of Granada in the South of Spain. I think this might be my new favorite spot in town. I might not have a cool balcony view like I had in Chiang Mai, but this one beats it for sure. It’s also keeps me fit since I need to walk up a steep hill for about 40min to reach that point. Photo Tip: Looking at this photo, I also realize that I’m a big fan of complementary colors, especially warm/cool colors in […]

The last sun rays over Granada in Spain

Overlooking the Alhambra ~ Granada, Spain

In 2 weeks, we’ll be celebrating our 6 months in our new home after leaving Thailand: Granada, Spain. I have to admit I didn’t spend much time exploring different neighborhoods of the city or even the surrounding areas, but so far, I absolutely love it here and I can see ourselves spending our life in this relaxed and gorgeous city. There are many reasons I enjoy Granada. In a few ways, it reminds me of Chiang Mai in Thailand, with its laid back feel and not-too-big-not-too-small size. The people don’t smile as much as in Thailand, but they’re kind and […]

Overlooking the Alhambra in Granada, Spain