A sneak peek at Nordstrom Eaton Centre

A few days ago I spent the evening at a private preview party for the new Nordstrom Eaton Centre, before its grand opening on September 16, 2016. We had a chance to tour the area, take snaps, and enjoy the café on the first floor, and Habitant, the fully license bar on the second floor, serving up some tasty food items. […]

The LG 360 Cam

The LG 360 Camera comes at a time when 360 photos and videos are becoming fairly popular within social media outlets. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all support these new formats and photographers are just finding out the potential for them. So when I was given the LG 360 Cam from LG Canada, I knew I had to take […]

A Quick Look at Instagram Insights

Back in May of 2016 I read that Instagram was testing out analytics features for Instagram business users. At the time I didn’t think anything of it since my account is not recognized as a business. The feature was to give marketers a more accurate view of their followers’ behaviour, so that their brands can […]

Experience Langdon Hall

Langdon Hall Hotel & Spa was a name I was familiar with, but I never knew much more about it than that. This all changed when I was recently invited by Renée Suen to the chef’s tasting menu at this luxury hotel and spa. We were given a private tour and were able to photograph the property to our […]

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 Making lemonade. When I came here well before sunrise, I was surprised to see these two people already here—they were chatting amongst themselves waiting for the sun. But rather than thinking they would ruin my photos for being there, I decided to use them as an extra element of interest in my photos. I positioned the two of them in various ways as they moved around. At one point the two separated and stood still as they watched the sun rise above the horizon. I was far enough back that I could easily position myself so that I could see the sun between the two of them. A perfect example of turning lemons into lemonade. . Check out more sunrises with my #TorontoSunriseSeriesByTaku • #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunrise_and_sunsets #sunriselovers #SeeTorontoNow #DiscoverON #DiscoverOntario #ExploreCanada #TheLast6 #TorontoClx #Heatercentral #TotesCanadian #VisualsOfLife #artofvisuals #silhouette #hypetoronto #canadiancollective #narcity_toronto #silhouettephotography #cbviews #exploretocreate #blogto #narcitycanada #torontopfr #nikonca  Sunrises are a great time to look back and reflect on everything around you. • This is part of my ongoing #TorontoSunriseSeriesByTaku • • • #pixeltheplanet #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld #sunrise_and_sunsets #sunriselovers #SeeTorontoNow #DiscoverON #DiscoverOntario #ExploreCanada #TheLast6 #TorontoClx #Heatercentral #TotesCanadian #VisualsOfLife #artofvisuals #theOutbound #hypetoronto #canadiancollective #narcity_toronto #6tour #cbviews #exploretocreate #blogto #narcitycanada #torontopfr #nikonca
 Scratching the sky. A 2.5 sec. long exposure by the marina catches this flying object. An airplane usually has breaks within the lights as hey flash. This solid line of light means the light was a constant source. What can this be? . #nightsky #ig_nightphotography #astrophotography #universetoday #nightscape #fs_longexpo #longexpoelite #rsa_night #starrynight #stargazing #longexposure_shots #astrophoto #nightimages #nightshooters #natgeospace #night_shooterz #discoveron #explorecanada #marina #gf_canada #nikonca #unlimitedcanada #nikonphotography #nikontop #nikon_photography_ #thelast6 #torontopfr  It’s mid-October and I was outside in a t-shirt for a photo shoot this morning. This warm weather is great for us, but not so great for the fall colours. I doubt we will see any vibrant colours this year as the leaves have started falling already. . Which would you rather have? Warm weather of brilliant fall colours? . #instanaturelover #macro_freak #top_macro #fingerprintofgod #igglobalclubmacro #flowersandmacro #macroworld #macro_secrets #macro_brilliance #macromood #macroshot #macrolove #macro_highlight #majestic_macros #vzcomacro #macro_spotlight #nikonphotography #nikonca #nikon_photography #rsa_nature #kings_flora #tgif_nature #nature_sultans #floralfix #ptk_flowers #floral_secrets #splendid_flowers #ip_blossoms