Category: photography

Africa from the air

This short video features George Steinmetz’s stunning aerial photography over Africa. George is a great photographer; his aerial photos are second to none. I once had the fortune to take him around Manokwari in West Papua for a day.

Flying in a motorized paraglider over one of the most diverse continents in the world, George Steinmetz captures in his photographs the stunning beauty, potential and hope of Africa’s landscapes and people. See the project at

The city limits timelapse

Another cool timelapse video, showing the contrast between cities and nature.

Timelapse – The City Limits from Dominic on Vimeo.

Arctic photography by Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen is probably the world’s top Arctic and Antarctic photographer. His photos are unequaled, as is his zeal to get THE shot. This excellent TED talk gives a taste of the lengths he goes to to get his award-winning photos. Enjoy.

How does photography connect us

David Griffin, Director of Photography at National Geographic, gave a great talk at TED about how photography connects us, and the stories that the best photos tell.

Tips on taking night photographs

Leading star and northern lights photographer Yuichi Takasaka gives some great tips on how to take successful night photos. Yuichi was the photographer for the recent Canadian Geographic article on Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve.

San Fransisco time lapses

I am a big fan of time lapse videos. Here are two very cool ones from San Fransisco. The first one is not all that different from the timelapse of Vancouver.

The Unseen Sea from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

Steaming City from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

New photos of Jasper online

I have uploaded some images of Jasper and Mount Robson to a new Photoshelter account. Check out the Jasper National Park and Mt. Robson galleries on the new site.

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

Mt. Robson from Hargreaves Shelter

Movie shot with new Canon 8-15mm fisheye

Canon recently commissioned a short movie, shot exclusively with its new 8-15mm Fisheye. The results are pretty amazing. So is the technique to create the movie – using a remote-controlled helicopter. Very cool.

Canon Fisheye movie

Canon Fisheye movie

The making of With

The making of "With"

Vancouver timelapse

I love the endless possibilities of digital cameras, and timelapse photography is one great application. This timelapse video of Vancouver is an amazing example. Turn up your speakers and enjoy! it also happens to show off Vancouver at its best.

Aerial video system

Check out the Draganflyer X8 – a new way to make aerial photography affordable! It is a small remote-controlled helicopter with a payload of about 1kg, perfect for a full HD video or still camera. It would be an amazing tool for shooting nature or wildlife from the air. The price is steep, but it is still a lot cheaper than renting a helicopter. And the company is Canadian (from Saskatoon) to boot.