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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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.
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In March I was hired by Roxy to shoot photos and create content at the 2015 Roxy Pro Gold Coast. On one of the ‘lay days’ actor/model Zoe Cross of @CrossandBone and I went on an adventure to shoot the new Roxy #POPSURF line. View some of the photos below…
View more photos from the photoshoot and an interview I did with Zoe on ROXY or see more photos on Zoe’s blog, CrossandBone.
A Local’s Guide To Riding Whistler
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…
Back in our natural habitat with @barkerfoto @katlynmurdza A photo posted by Caley Vanular (@caleyvanular) on
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.
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.
Above the clouds. A photo posted by Caley Vanular (@caleyvanular) on
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.
To the Peak. @whistlerblackcomb A photo posted by Caley Vanular (@caleyvanular) on
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…
Lunch break. #cave #natureporn A photo posted by Caley Vanular (@caleyvanular) on
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
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…
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..
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.
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!
Planning the Journey under the shade of Palm Trees
Playa de Mermejita
Exploring Punta Cometa
The guys trying to look like studs on Playa San Augustinillo
Making use of my Herschel Tote bag in La Punta, Puerto Escondido
Boat riding through Laguna Chacahua, Herschel luggage up the front
Local kids fishing in Laguna Chacahua
Lazy afternoon in Chacahua
Local kids of Chacahua
Back of a truck heading up the mountain backroads
Climbing up to some mountain caves in Tepoztlan
Looking over Tepoztlan
Siesta with a view
Mountain Caves, Tepozlan
Looking over Oaxaca from Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua – the most ridiculously beautiful place
Swim time part 2
Back down the mountain – Back of a truck sunset style
Back of the truck down the mountain camera in hand
The lush life in San Jose Del Pacifico
Our Spot in San Jose
Enjoying the late afternoon cloud show from the roof
Cheesy San Jose Sunset shot
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.
The road trip begins driving through lava fields
Preparing to hike up the mountain
The scenery is breathtaking
We walk around boiling hot mud pots
Burning hot water
The weather and the color of the soil changes drastically
The colors are breathtaking
A hot spring seen far away
Taking a break and enjoying the scenery
Andrean takes a brake after a long hike
Walking to the mist of the hot springs
Trying not to fall into the burning hot springs
End of a beautiful day