Memories for a lifetime

"The more I traveled, the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends." 

- Shirley MacLaine

I've always loved that quote from Mrs. MacLaine. In my experience, the more I travel, the more I understand the true power of fear. Fear has a way of turning people who could be friends into strangers. However, traveling has allowed me to overcome my own fears and prejudices, and to see how people from all over the world live, work, and play. Seeing how others live, work, and play has given me a more broad, nuanced understanding of the world and its inhabitants. As Anthony Bourdain once said, it's important to "be a traveler, not a tourist." For me, that means engaging with the places I visit on a deeper level, and trying to learn as much as I can about the people and cultures I encounter. If I could, I'd always be traveling with a camera swinging off my hip, capturing the beauty and complexity of the world through my lens.

As much as I love travel, I love photography, and with the advancements in cell phone camera technology, it has become easier than ever to capture high-quality images on the go, allowing us to seize moments we may have missed before. The capabilities of cell phone cameras have evolved to a level where they can rival some of the best professional cameras on the market. But the creativity doesn't stop there. Drones have taken photography and videography to new heights, literally. With their ability to capture high-altitude perspectives and unique angles, drones have opened up a whole new world of possibilities. The combination of high-quality cell phone cameras and drones has made it easier than ever to capture stunning photos and videos from almost any location.

Although I have a deep appreciation for the classic metal-bodied SLRs and rangefinders of the past, I have come to appreciate the convenience and quality of modern technology. I am constantly learning and exploring new ways to capture the world around me, but one thing remains the same – my passion for freezing moments in time and preserving memories for a lifetime.

Lake Moraine, Alberta