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Light Exploration #1 | Winnipeg Wedding Photographer | Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Light Explorations #1

Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

Someone asked me this week ‘‘how do I become a professional photographer’’ I answered very simply. You need to learn light, that is no 1!!! They asked me to explain more, so I followed with. You need to be able to see light, see when it changes, see it change it all it’s glory. How it creates shadows, pockets of light, master light and you can become a professional photographer…picking up a camera does not make it so.


Winnipeg has some wonderful sights to see. Here is one of my many explorations to keep learning and studying light.

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Winnipeg Walkabout #2 | Winnipeg photographer | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Here are some shot's I toke while on a walkabout in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Winnipeg Walkabout #1 | Winnipeg photographer | Winnipeg, Manitoba

I truly believe that to become a better photographer you have to continusly train your eye to see the things you don't normally see, to explore light, shapes and shadows. To know light you really have to study it in all forms then and only then can you master it. I love to get out for a walkabout, camera in hand just exploring and photographing things that might interest me. Winnipeg, Manitoba is actually a very interesting city to explore. Here are some images I snapped on a walkabout in the city.

Paphos | Cyprus | Travel Photography

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Paphos is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. In antiquity, two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos, today at Kouklia, and New Paphos.

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The current city of Paphos lies on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km (30 mi) west of Limassol (the biggest port on the island), which has an A6 highway connection. Paphos International Airport is the country's second-largest airport. The city has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island.

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Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage for its spectacular ancient remains, and was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017, along with Aarhus.

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Tombs of the Kings - Paphos | Cyprus | Travel Photography

I have been very fortunate to have traveled the world and see some amazing sites. Here are some pictures from my trip to The Tombs of the Kings in Cyprus. The Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis lying about two kilometres north of Paphos harbour in Cyprus. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BC, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the third century AD (the name comes from the magnificence of the tombs; no kings were in fact buried here). Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls. Archaeological excavations are still being carried out at the site. The tombs are cut into the native rock, and at times imitated the houses of the living.

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Location Scouting 2 | Canada | Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

Every now and then I get to go and explore the endless locations that Manitoba houses, I love the open road, music on and camera in hand. Here are some pictures from my last outing. Enjoy - Michael :)

It wouldn't be a Manitoban road if it didn't have a few bumps and cracks!!!

It wouldn't be a Manitoban road if it didn't have a few bumps and cracks!!!

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 “We were meant to explore this earth like children do, unhindered by fear, propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery. Allow yourself to see the world through new eyes and know there are amazing adventures here for you.” Laurel Bleadon Maffei

 “We were meant to explore this earth like children do, unhindered by fear, propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery. Allow yourself to see the world through new eyes and know there are amazing adventures here for you.” Laurel Bleadon Maffei

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The snow is nearly gone, and the weather warms up enough to get out there more with the family and explore some new spots.

The snow is nearly gone, and the weather warms up enough to get out there more with the family and explore some new spots.

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A black and white version...I couldnt decide which I liked more...

A black and white version...I couldnt decide which I liked more...

Location Scouting | Winnipeg , Manitoba

Out for the day location scouting. Winnipeg is a cool place with lots of interesting spots to photograph either landscape or for wedding couples to grab a snap. I really enjoy heading out for the day just me, my camera and a tank full of gas. Here are some pictures that I capture when I am out and about in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. One thing for sure is there is that you don't have to go far to find something interesting. Enjoy....Michael ;)

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Athlone | Ireland | Travel Photography

Athlone is a town in central Ireland. The medieval Athlone Castle offers views from its battlements, plus displays on local history. South of town, along the River Shannon, the early Christian ruins of Clonmacnoise include a cathedral and 7 churches. To the north, vast Lough Ree is dotted with islands, some housing monastic ruins. Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park has a ring fort, a forge and rich birdlife.

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Cliffs of Moher | Ireland | Travel Photography

The Cliffs of Moher are located just south of the Village of Doolin in Co Clare Ireland. Rising slowly from Doolin they ascend to over 700 feet (213 metres) stretching south for nearly five miles (8km) to Hags head. The drive from Galway is a winding sweeping road with beauticul sights that surround you for every mile. The cliffs are Ireland's premier tourist attraction and a must see for anyone visiting Ireland.

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Ireland | Part One | Travel Photography

One thing I love about being a Winnipeg wedding photographer is getting to travel so much, I am fortunate enough to be able to travel back home to see family and friends. I am going to blog a couple of different posts from my last trip home with my wife and daughter. Here is the first.....ENJOY!! - Michael

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Irish Ruins | Ireland | Travel Photography

Playing around with some editing techniques from an image I toke on a visit back home to Ireland. This was shot at the monastery of Clonmacnoise which is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone. Clonmacnoise was founded in 544 by St. Ciarán, a young man from Rathcroghan, County Roscommon. Being a Winnipeg wedding photographer living away from home, family and friends I always love to get back home either in person or through some of the images I have shot over the years. If you are ever in Ireland this is a wonderful place to go and visit.

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For more information about the monastery of Clonmacnoise, have a read about it on Wikipedia here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonmacnoise