MEET TAKU

As a freelance photographer and print designer based in Toronto, this is my honest-to-goodness blog on photography and design, where I hope to provide you with some insight and thoughts on what I’ve come across throughout the course of my work in both industries.


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 I came here in a hurry one sunset evening since the view by Vermillion Lakes was a letdown. As the darkness fell upon me coming up the winding 5km drive up Mount Norquay, I encountered a grizzly bear and deer on the side of the road. I stayed here for no more than 10 min. since I didn't want to drive back down in complete darkness. As I rushed to get my camera out the car, my strap got caught somewhere, and I dropped my camera with my 24-70mm lens attached, on to the road below. It landed on the lens hood first, that snapped off, and it bounced a little before stopping. Thankfully the lens hood saved my lens and camera from any damage and I escaped with just a little scratch on the hood. No matter how much of a rush you're in, slow down and remember to take good care of your gear!
 Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park, from a short, steep climb up the mountainside. Definitely worth the effort up here.
 The Johnston Canyon hike in Banff National Park has many waterfalls to take pictures of. Just don't forget your tripod!
 If you're free this Saturday from 12pm-2pm, I invite you to the Microsoft Store in Yorkdale Mall, where I will be sharing the spotlight with @lifewithart in a ClickChat, hosted by @TorontoClicks and @YNTKdigital, showing you how we edit some of our photography. I'll be showing you how I edit my Nikon landscapes in addition to how I edit some of my iPhone photos. Lunch will be provided by @Panago_Pizza. Go to @TorontoClicks for more details and to reserve a spot! Hope to see you there!
 If it's one fence you don't want to hop over, it's this one.
 When you're hiking in the Rocky Mountains, that's exactly what you're doing. Hiking in rocks on a mountain. Don't be fooled by the paths though. The end reward is often very worthwhile your efforts up the steep inclines.