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  • Photography,  Whale Watching

    New online event – come and learn about whale photography!

    Did you hear the news? I’m offering a new online event, all about whale watching and whale photography!

    After I posted my ‘top tips’ instastory and blog post a couple of months back, people had LOTS more questions. There were so many more things I wanted to cover!

    While I would LOVE to share my knowledge through in-person whale photography tours 😍 it’s not so easy to do in this world of COVID-19.

    Enter… the online event. It will be an hour-long webinar-style event and I’ll share with you some things I’ve learned whale watching the last 10 years. That will include things like:

    • What camera settings to use
    • Where (geographically) you can find whales – and which types!
    • Behaviours you’ll see the whales do
    • General tips when taking photos of whales (or wildlife, generally)
    • How to avoid or minimise seasickness

    Yep, I’m even going to cover off a few tips to help you be comfortable on a boat! I know not everyone has a cast iron stomach…

    I would love for you to join me at the event. I’m even going to prepare a ‘handout’ (what’s the online equivalent of a handout? ‘eBook’? 🤔) for attendees which will have a lot of the information I’m discussing.

    To sign up for Whale watching and how to get those awesome photos!, CLICK THE LINK to secure your ticket/access.

    As for the in-person whale photography tours/workshops? Well, I’m not ruling those out just yet. Keep an eye out for 2021! 🤞

  • Photography,  Whale Watching

    My top 10 tips for whale photography

    So you want to know how to take photos of whales? You’re in luck! I’ve received a few questions recently about tips for whale photography, particularly while out whale watching on boats. So I’ve pulled it all together into a blog post!

    Note: I’m not a professional wildlife photographer but I AM a passionate whale watcher who’s been going whale watching (and taking photos of whales) for a good 10 years or so. These are all tips that I’ve picked up along the way.

  • Photography,  Travel

    Rockies Premium Tour – Day 3

    More #RockiesPremiumTour adventures in Banff with Discover Canada Tours!

    Grab a cuppa – or other beverage of choice – and get comfy. This entry is longer than most of the others because it was a BIG day, spent in the stunning Banff and surrounds. I would go back in a heartbeat. ❤️

    2 October 2019
    Hi Banff! I love you! 😍 Can I come back, pleeeeaaase?!

    Banff, AB and surrounds

    Banff Gondola

    Snow capped mountains
    Sunrise glow! (Apologies for the blur – low light and moving gondola carriage!)

    We started our day early – literally in the dark! – meeting at the bus for a drive up to the Banff Gondola! We were booked for brekky at the top of Sulphur Mountain… and it was perfectly timed so our gondola ride was during sunrise! 😍

    The sky had hints of pink in spots – really beautiful – and the reflections off the surrounding mountains were just magic. 💗

    Sulphur Mountain

    Once we got to the top, Kerstin (a fellow tour member 👋) and I immediately headed upstairs and outside to check out that cracking view.

    Holy. Crapola. This was a brand new level of cold I hadn’t experienced yet. 🥶 Even with multiple layers (seriously, a sleeveless tee, a long sleeved shirt, a flanno, beanie, scarf, fingerless gloves etc) AND a fleece-lined jacket with faux-fur lined hood (!) we had to go back inside after about five minutes. That wind factor made ALL the difference!

    Outdoor open plaza with mountaintops in the background
    Sunrise views from the top of Sulphur Mountain

    (Not that it was blowing a gale or anything, but it was blowing enough to be seriously icy on my face and my poor exposed fingers holding the camera! 😬)

    Having said THAT, the views were absolutely magnificent… 360° of magnificent. It was so QUIET (wind notwithstanding) – that real absence of noise. And with only Kerstin and I upstairs at that point, you’d honestly think you were completely alone in the world. Incredibly peaceful and I’m dying to do it all again. 💙

    Breakfast back inside was yummy (again with the a-ma-zing breakfast views!) but I demolished mine rather quickly so I could get outside and explore. (That’s a continuing theme through this trip!) There was a snow-covered mountainside with my name on it and who was I to refuse? 😁

  • Photography,  Travel

    Rockies Premium Tour – Day 2

    Continuing on from Day 1 of the #RockiesPremiumTour with Discover Canada Tours

    1 October 2019
    Being in the mountains is freezing – even when it’s not winter yet! – but oh man, did I fall in love with the Rockies. 😍 I would go back in a heartbeat if I could!

    Revelstoke, BC to Banff, AB

    Revelstoke, BC

    Morning light on the mountains

    I was sharing a room/suite with the awesome Maggie – a fellow Aussie, of course! 👋 – and we woke up to amazing views of sunrise hitting the mountaintops. 😍 What. A. View.

    I didn’t want to miss the light so in only my PJs – not even any socks on my feet! – I grabbed the camera and traipsed out onto the balcony to take some photos. Of course, I only lasted a few minutes then I retreated back inside – I needed some feeling back in my toes. 😅 It was like 5°C outside or something!

    Those beautiful views continued from the restaurant while we had breakfast! Seriously, Canada is THE place for breakfast and lunch views.

    Just sayin’.