A Look at the Huawei P10

Advances in smartphone technology has been phenomenal over the last few years. From larger screens to dual lenses on the back, every manufacturer from Samsung to Apple to LG has been pulling out all the stops to attract new customers and gain more market share. So wouldn’t you think it’s crazy for another manufacturer to […]

Alone on the Toronto Islands

With the Toronto Islands officially reopening tomorrow (Monday, July 31), it’s an exciting time for Torontonians who have missed their dose of beautiful views, picnics under the tree, kayaking throughout the islands, and biking around its many paths. The recent increase in water levels here in Toronto started from a constant rainfall that plummeted the […]

Product Review: Oowa Lenses

Mobile photography has become so popular within the last few years thanks to the advances in the technology mobile devices use. With iPhones spitting out billboard-worthy photos, there seems to be an ever-growing trend to see which mobile device can capture the best image. Using just the device, however, may have its limitations—and that’s where […]

Product Review: Sleeklens Workflow

One of the best things about post-processing may also be the worst thing about it. We have so many choices these days—which is great—but if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you can easily get overwhelmed by the plethora of choices you have in front of you.

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 It’s International Mountain Day, so here’s a view of Bow Lake and the Icefields Parkway as seen from the Bow Lake lookout, which is a great hike that many do not do as the nearby Peyto Lake lookout is so much closer to the parking lot. Loved this view! . #explorecanada #explorealberta #mybanff #banffnationalpark #bowlake #idratherbeexploring #hikingadventures #hikingecollective #naturel #canada150 #imagesofcanada #mountainpeopleunite #bestmountainartists #instanaturelover #exploreeverything #neverstopexploring  I’ve been asked this question a lot so I thought I’d give an answer here on IG. People wonder how safe it is to take a picture looking directly at the sun. . If you look at my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku you will no doubt see some photos where I have directly aimed at the sun, so it must be alright, yes? . Well, to an extent. If it’s for a very short period of time, I don’t see the problem in taking a photo or two of the sun itself. What I don’t advise you do is to look at the sun in your viewfinder for a length of time. . If you think of it, your lens essentially acts as a magnifying glass, magnifying the blinding sun on your retina. That can’t be good any way you look at it. And if you point the lens towards the sun for a long period of time, you may even risk the chance of melting your camera’s sensor. . So how do I do it? When I take photos of the sun, I generally know what type of photo I’m After. So I go for the shot, and then spare no time in looking elsewhere. Sometimes I use live view, while other times I do use the viewfinder out of efficiency (but really, I shouldn’t!). . The final word? Don’t look at the sun if you really don’t have to! . ———— Prints now on sale at bit.ly/thefirstlight from as low as $25 for 8x10! ———— #education #blogto #torontolige #sunrises #balloflight #instanaturefriends #morningsun #colonelsamuelsmithpark #etobicoke #thelast6 #6ixwalks #seetorontonow #discoveron #opcmag #narcitycanada #ontarioparks #wallartdecor #elledecor #designsponge #canada150???????? #
 Is throwback Sunday’s a thing? . Rowers in the sun always make for an interesting subject matter. My question is, is it better to photograph them before they stroke, or after, like in this photo? . $25 print sale on now for those in the gta! See bit.ly/thefirstlight for details.  . See more rowers on my #TorontoSunriseSeriesByTaku • • • #thelast6 #discoveron #sportscenter #sunrises #rowingmachine #lakeshorelife #rowing #blogto #athleteslife #exploretocreate #naturegeography #nature_perfection #natureaddict #natureonly #nature_hub #nature_wizards #dream_image #naturediversity #rsa_rural #awesome_earthpix #sunrisesofcanada #nikonca  One of the densest fog we’ve seen in recent memory gave way to an eerie field dotted with bird feeders. I just had to stop the car and grab a shot or two...or three of this. . #foggymorning #foggy #torontoclx #thelast6 #6ixwalks #pixeltheplanet #seetorontonow #blogto #narcitycanada #etobicoke #southetobicoke #colonelsamuelsmithpark #naturel #birdfeeder #birdofparadise #birdstagram #instanation #naturelovers_gr #fieldofdreams #dreamy #surrealart #wallartdecor #wallarts