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Trip Tips: On the road to great photos!

Finding great shots while on the road, for me, used to mean finding great shots while hanging off the side of a road. My photography manta has often been “anything to get a great shot.” I keep a pair of rubber boots in my trunk just in case I end up in a place I might need them for a photograph; I’ve had friends hold my feet while trying to get the right angle for a photo (be careful!); and I’ve been nearly arrested for trespassing (don’t recommend this one, Dreamstimers&#... continue reading

Beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are one of the most beautiful mountains that I have visited in the world.                   continue reading

Photographing Edmonton: The Muttart Conservatory

Canadian winters are famous for being long and cold, really long and cold. So how can you bring a camera out when it's -30? You really can't. I've tried and literally frozen up leaving me with nothing to show.So if you're here in those long dark months, what do you do?My mom's favorite place (and somewhere I really like too) is to visit the Muttart Conservatory, a beautiful little oasis in the river valley.There's 4 glass pyramids, containing different biomes from desert to rainforest. Not... continue reading

Photographing Edmonton: The Best Places To Go

One of the first things that people notice about Edmonton is that it’s a small city, but it’s spread out like butter on a hot piece of toast. If you catch the airport bus in (#747, $5) you’ll see that it takes a few minutes to get into where the city basically starts, and then you have to hop on another train. Forget suburbia, unless you like Walmart, The Olive Garden and have a car to drive around, there’s not much to do. The major action in Edmonton (and also the best picture taking spots)... continue reading

Welcome To My City

Whenever I say I’m from Canada, people ask three questions: Am I from Toronto, Vancouver or do I speak French (meaning am I from Quebec). Neither A, B, or C are correct actually and when I say where I’m from, 99.9% (ok, maybe 90%)of people have never heard of it.I live in a city called Edmonton, capital of Alberta, population under a million, which for many is a small town. But my city is lovely and we are continuing to change. We have many wonderful festivals (most in the summer as people... continue reading

Canada - Alberta, British Columbia - National Parks

Hello Dreamstimers ! I wanted to share with you a more detailed view of my trip to Canada, National Parks of Alberta and British Columbia.      Have you been to British Columbia and Alberta? If so, where is your favorite spot?Hellen continue reading

Get ready for the Stampede

In about two week's time, the Calgary Stampede will kick off with a parade in downtown Calgary, Alberta.It is known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, and promises lots of action and family fun.If you have a family, plan to hit the Stampede early on July 11 for free admission for the whole family...The town literally goes crazy for the 10 days, with free pancake breakfasts all over town each day, and hat and boot clad bar patrons all night.Businesses get decked out in western... continue reading

Fall camping

Fall camping has its charms over summer camping:1. Get to wear cozy sweaters.2. Getting close around the fire to keep warm.3. No bugs!Downsides:1. Better chance of getting rained on.2. Swimming in mountain rivers isn't nearly as much fun.3. Shorter days.Our family likes to make an excursion for the labor day long weekend each year.This year's trip was out to Kananaskis Country.It is a beautiful area of Alberta, Canada.One of the great things about camping is the... continue reading

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