Category Archives: Blog

Blog posts about travel and photography.

Where have I been? A long overdue update

It was about time. This post has been long overdue, and difficult to write. It’s not a tutorial, it’s not about travel. It’s something personal, explaining the reason why I went silent for close to 2 years… also a bit of a rant. You don’t need to read it, and regular photography posts should be back very soon. I could just shrug off everything and carry on posting photography content (which I will do), but it wouldn’t be really honest towards my followers. So if you want to skip it, feel free. If not, here goes. It’s been close to […]

How to create Panoramic Images in Lightroom

Sometimes, it feels like our cameras and wide-angle lenses can’t really capture the immensity and beauty of a landscape. One easy way to overcome this limitation is to create a panorama (and print it in  large format!). Creating a panorama isn’t as hard as it sounds, especially with Lightroom. Sure, we have smartphones that can do the job easily, but it won’t have the scale and details of a proper panorama created with a DSLR. The idea is simple: take a number of photos and then stitch them together in a software. Previously, it was a pain to stitch photos […]

Tanzania Panorama created in Lightroom

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 […]

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, […]

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