Posts tagged Photography

Kijiji Canada: Second-Hand Van

This past spring I worked with Kijiji Canada on their new YouTube series called: Second-Hand Van. My contribution to the project was to shoot photos, Instagram stories and b-roll video to help promote the project and their presence in British Columbia. Check out the complete project below…

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People Footwear: Death Valley, California

National Parks are a magical place. A place where people from all walks of life join to look at things they may not find at home. To enter into an ecosystem foreign to them and come out educated and awe-inspired. In this #DayOutWithPeople join photographer Caley Vanular as she ventures into a place, not like home, Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park in California, USA. View some images from her road trip below…

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Featured in this post is #ThePhillipsKnit in Heathered Grey/Skyline Grey, available now in our online shop.

To read this blog post on PeopleFootwear.com click here.

People Footwear: Day Out With People: Beaches Of Bali

The island of Bali is a special place, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy, nightmare and alternative reality all at once. Soak up the sun on a stretch of fine white sand, or get into the mix in the latest #DayOutWithPeople shot by Caley Vanular.

Watch out for high tide.

The waiting game.

Run on island time here.

Surf everyday and be happy.

They say any dummy can get barreled at Bingin.

View from the Tuti Warong deck.

The majority of sand on Bali is black. Watch your toes.

A local fisherman sold us his catch.

A feast for kings.. or beasts who knows.

The perfect companion for reef cuts and scooter rides.

View the full blog on PeopleFootwear.com.

To learn more about the #DayOutWithPeople series click here and to learn more about Caley Vanular visit her website and blog.

Destination Canada: A Local’s Guide To Whistler

 

A Local’s Guide To Riding Whistler

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Whistler BC, is an amazing place to grow up. The beautiful outdoors, inspiring people and unmatched terrain is an experience only those who visit can truly understand. Especially in the past few years. With the arrival of new restaurants, facilities, retail stores, terrain access, express lifts and more, Whistler has grown from a small ski town to a globally renowned ski resort, featuring a community filled with amazing opportunities for action, adventure, cuisine, and culture.

Follow along as I give you some locals tips to skiing and snowboarding in one of the best places on earth, for the easy riders, powder hounds, park rats and backcountry enthusiasts in your group…

 

I woke up surrounded by Delicas.#onthemoon #canada #explorebc #mountain

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For The Easy Riders:

Whistler Blackcomb is a huge resort, with over 8,171 acres of skiable terrain. It is smart to take a look at the trail map to get an idea of where you want to ski before you hit the slopes. My favorite morning runs are on the green Family Runs. Featuring beautiful scenery and perfect corduroy, it is a nice way to ease into the morning.

 

Dropping next. #pipejocks #wssf #shredshow #boarding #funtimes @duckworth

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For The Park Rats: If you or someone in your family is looking to ride park, Whistler Blackcomb has some of the best terrain parks in the world. Ranging from green to extreme, the resort has something for everyone. Whistler’s park is traditionally the novice level park, with fun jibs and welcoming jumps. Blackcomb terrain park is built on a steeper run and hosts a blue, grey and black park. The black park is where you will see professional athletes and Olympians training, it has the biggest jumps and requires a special pass and helmet to ride.

 

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For The Powder Hounds:

Looking for powder on Whistler Blackcomb? You will need to know where to go. If you are on Whistler and see Peak Chair switch from ‘closed’ to ‘stand-by’, rip on over and jump in line. When it opens, you will experience amazing snow, endless terrain, and big open bowls. Ride back down to the lift and enjoy a show as skiers and snowboarders drop off cliffs viewable from the lift line. You can lap Peak Chair to Red Chair, all day and explore different routes and traverses leading you to some of the best terrain the resort has to offer.

If it is too windy to open Peak Chair on Whistler, take the Peak-To-Peak gondola over to Blackcomb. Blackcomb mountain is steeper and features the new Crystal Ridge Express chair which gives you access to playful terrain and powder-filled glades.

 

In the belly with my good ol’boardin pal @luisakhp. @whistlerblackcomb #powday #trees #neature

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So many fun things to do just off the Duffy.

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For The Backcountry Enthusiasts:

Not only does Whistler play host to the world-renowned ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, it also has numerous backcountry access points within a thirty-minute drive. From epic heli skiing, snowmobiling to split boarding, it is worth checking out the operations in the area and getting yourself a guided tour of the surrounding mountains. Only if you want bottomless powder and no lift lines that is…  

 

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Such a great day : ) #lotsoflols #sunshine #backcountry

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To learn more about exploring Whistler, British Columbia follow @GoWhistler on Twitter.

For more photos from life in Whistler follow me @CaleyVanular on Instagram.

To view this post on The Canadian Tourism Commission’s website visit here. 

Summer Series: Aaron Blatt

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Aaron Blatt is a professional photographer known for shooting both action sports and lifestyle images for brands like Nike, Vans and Burton Snowboards. Along with his bustling freelance career, Blatt is also the online senior photographer for Snowboarder Magazine. Originally reining from Boston, Massatuchetts, Aaron currently lives in Portland, Oregon. We caught up with Aaron to find out what he gets up to in the summer…
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Firstly Aaron, what do you do?

I take pictures. Primarily of snowboarding right now, but I like shooting any moments or trips surrounding lifestyle in the outdoors.Where are you from?I’m from Boston, but I just moved into Portland, OR. So much to do here!

What do you look forward to most in the summer?

The long days are the best – the sun’s out forever! There’s so many activities you can do in a day.

So many activities is right! Which summer activities do you enjoy doing most?

I like riding bikes the best. Mountain bikes, road bikes, city cruisin’ bikes. I’m down for any camping trips for the most part. I’m down to just hang in town and party and barbecue too..

Barbecue has to be the ultimate summer activity. Do you have a killer recipe you can share with us? 

I’ve never really eaten meat, so I’m pretty down for grilling vegetables – portabellas and stuffed peppers are top notch.

I also heard you’re on a futsal team this summer how did that come about?

My friends Ami & Colleen invited me to join their co-ed team this summer. I haven’t played soccer since I was 13 or so, and tonight’s the first game – I’ll let you know how it goes.

After all the activities are said and done do you have any hobbies that don’t require as much energy? 

I play guitar – love doing that.

So it is safe to say you are into music. Are there any bands or artists you’re into this summer?

Not really any new summer hits – just been listening to a bunch of old blues and bluegrass as usual… Current favorites would be Lightning Hopkins for blues, and Jorma Kaukonen for bluegrass.

View Aaron Blatt’s photography here: http://www.aaronblatt.com

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Read the full interview here. 

Tamanawas Falls, Oregon

Earlier this summer Cale, Maya, Bryan and I went on a hike to Tamanawas Falls right off the Sherwood Trailhead near Mt. Hood, Oregon. The hike in is pretty mellow,  it is only about two miles to the waterfall with very little  incline.  Take a moment to view some of the photos I shot using a Nikon F camera with Portra 400 film…

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For full details on how to get to the Tamanawas Waterfall in Oregon click here. For more of my photography check out and follow my photography Tumblr. 

Top 20 Instagram Influencer Hashtags

Hashtags, love them or hate them they are a useful tool in digital marketing. Hashtags can be used  to organize niche content,  expand your reach, amplify your brand, target your market, get your content found, improve your SEO, and more.. Although they are generally abused by 15-year-old Instagram stars to gain followers, there is a positive side to the ‘hashtag’ formally known as the pound sign.

Using a popular niche hashtag can get your post seen by a lot of like-minded people. In this case I have complied a list of trending niche photography Instagram hashtags where you can connect with like-minded users and Influencers.  Take a look at the top Instagram Influencer Hashtags  list below..

 

1. #MakePortraits

2.#PuddleGram

3.#FiftyFifty

 

4.#ChasingLight

 

5.#FromwhereIstand

6. #Bluronpurpose

7. #Throughthefence

8.#ThingsOrganizedNeatly

9.#VanLife

10.#OnTheTable

11.#WellTravelled

 

 

12.#MeHoldingSomething

 

13.#MaskMeLikeThis

14.#MorninAutos

15.#CaughtGramming

16. #CampVibes

17.#TinyPeopleInBigPlaces

18.#ChasingFog

19. #LetsGoSomewhere 

20. #LiveAuthentic 

 

If the above wasn’t enough for you, here are some more resources to help find trending and influencer generated hashtags:

  • Hashtags.org  – Find trending, declining and constant trends, as well as metrics about your social brand.
  • Statigram  –  Search for Instagram hashtags trends and get alternatives for hashtag words, so you can choose the most popular tags.
  • Trendsmap –  See a visual map of geographic hashtag trends. As a local business, this is a great way to quickly know what’s trending in your area.

 

Know some other Instagram Influencer Hashtags to find great social media photography? Write it in the comments below.

Well Travelled: Oaxaca, Mexico

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Adrian Morris is an artist and photographer currently traveling the world and creating beautiful imagery. Join him on a recent trip through Mexico as he captures his surroundings for Well Travelled…

This series of photos is the start of a journey I have begun in Mexico, that I will carry through to South America. Initially I just wanted to escape a cold and rainy London winter, but life on the road has been too great to stop now. The trip you see here is of me and a few friends adventuring along the Pacific Coast of Mexico and up through the mountains of Oaxaca. Enjoy!

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Planning the Journey under the shade of Palm Trees

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Playa de Mermejita

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Exploring Punta Cometa

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The guys trying to look like studs on Playa San Augustinillo

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Making use of my Herschel Tote bag in La Punta, Puerto Escondido

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Boat riding through Laguna Chacahua, Herschel luggage up the front

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Local kids fishing in Laguna Chacahua

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Lazy afternoon in Chacahua

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Local kids of Chacahua

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Back of a truck heading up the mountain backroads

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Climbing up to some mountain caves in Tepoztlan

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Looking over Tepoztlan

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Siesta with a view

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Mountain Caves, Tepozlan

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Mexicano local

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Looking over Oaxaca from Monte Alban

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Hierve el Agua – the most ridiculously beautiful place

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Swim time!

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Swim time part 2

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Back down the mountain – Back of a truck sunset style

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Back of the truck down the mountain camera in hand

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The lush life in San Jose Del Pacifico

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Mountain Shave

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Our Spot in San Jose

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Enjoying the late afternoon cloud show from the roof

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Cheesy San Jose Sunset shot

Enjoyed Oaxaca? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Adrian’s photography here.

Well Travelled: Krysuvik, Iceland

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Katrin Braga is a young inspiring photographer from Iceland who is currently jumping back and forth in between Vancouver and her homeland. She loves traveling and photographing her experiences along the way. Enjoy the words and images by Katrin below…

As an Icelander me and my friends often go on road trips together to experience the beautiful scenery of our homeland. In this trip we decided to visit Krysuvik which is known for it’s geothermal fields, mud pots and colorful soil. The hikes there are short and breathtaking.

HSC_Blog_Iceland_1The road trip begins driving through lava fields

HSC_Blog_Iceland_2Preparing to hike up the mountain

HSC_Blog_Iceland_3The scenery is breathtaking

HSC_Blog_Iceland_4We walk around boiling hot mud pots

HSC_Blog_Iceland_5Burning hot water

HSC_Blog_Iceland_6The weather and the color of the soil changes drastically

HSC_Blog_Iceland_8The colors are breathtaking

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A hot spring seen far away

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Taking a break and enjoying the scenery

HSC_Blog_Iceland_10Andrean takes a brake after a long hike

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Walking to the mist of the hot springs

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Trying not to fall into the burning hot springs

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HSC_Blog_Iceland_14End of a beautiful day

Enjoyed Krysuvik? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Katrin’s photography here.