The Ultimate Photography Bucket List

The top 100 things to photograph in the world The Photography Bucket List project started as a private, personal project to help me plan some new adventures around the world, and if I’m honest, to help me assess what I have and have not achieved in my life so far. Many people keep a mental bucket list, you probably even have one yourself, but isn’t it easy to ignore? At least that’s what I found, so I went one step further and I started to write things down. I found that not only did it help me visualize where I …

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Photographing Morant’s Curve in Banff National Park

Morant’s Curve is a bend in the railway that runs between Banff and Lake Louise, right through Banff National Park. The curve happens to have a spectacular mountain backdrop, and it’s easy to photograph it from a pullout on the side of the Bow Valley Parkway. Highway 1A (Bow Valley Parkway section) runs parallel to Highway 1 between Banff and Lake Louise and if I’m headed in either direction I usually take the slower and more scenic parkway because you can often see wildlife such as grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, elk and moose. The curve is a couple of …

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Photography Bucket List: Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival was hiding there on my photography bucket list before I even realized it. I’ve been obsessed with cars for as long as I can remember, but it took a fateful bus ride and a chance meeting with Nova Scotia-based automotive artist Paul Chenard, to introduce me to the event that would dramatically boost my creative confidence and completely re-map what I thought was possible with my photography career. In 2011 I was living Halifax and had somehow managed to become the official photographer for both the local track Scotia Speedworld and the Maritime Pro Stock Tour. Regularly …

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Epic Photography Trip Around Iceland’s Ring Road

This past October, I spent a little over a week in Iceland and was completely blown away by the photographic possibilities. That’s not to say my expectations were low going in. Like many, Iceland has been on my proverbial bucket list for some time, complete with mental snapshots of dancing aurora and volcanic landscapes. I’d just never really made it a priority to visit, as it lingered perpetually on the “some day” list thanks to its remoteness and the never-ending list of places to explore in my own backyard here in the Yukon. But when my better half got the …

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