TV Night!

I came home from work utterly exhausted today; I’m not quite sure why either since I had a good 7 hours of sleep last night. I guess it may have to do with the fact that I was sitting in front of the computer for a good 8 hours. When I got home, I grabbed […]

Saturday Night Live’s Season Finale

For some reason or another I was watching Saturday Night Live (SNL) this evening. It’s been a while since I watched the show. It brings me back to those good old days when the only things you had to worry about were if you did your math homework or if you remembered to wash your […]

It’s all about Diana DeGarmo

What’s with Simon and his complaints about how Diana is too young to be on the show? Would he just drop that? That’s such a poor excuse for him not liking her. If the age restrictions on being on AI starts from 16, then that means 16 year olds should be considered equally as someone […]

Finally!

Taku’s first blog has opened after months and months of procrastinating!

Taku

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This is my honest-to-goodness blog with insight and thoughts on what I’ve come across throughout the course of my work as a photographer and art director.

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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