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Happy Canada Day!

So excited to be heading back to one of the most beautiful places in Canada... Make that the world!

Banff National Park, here I come :-)

When I travel the world and meet people from other countries, this is usually the vision they have about Canada. Rugged mountains, crystal clear lakes, pristine forests, and unrivalled natural beauty as far as the eye can see. 

You know, I like their vision of my country. I like it a whole lot :-)

 To all my fellow Canadians, take a moment to reflect on just how lucky you are to live in such a beautiful country.

Wishing you all a wonderful and happy Canada Day.

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Adobe Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Check out my blog for this cool new Lightroom & Photoshop list of keyboard shortcuts...

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The Ultimate Adobe Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
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Some sunsets are nice, some incredible, and some are impossible to describe even with a photograph.

This sunset in Dubrovnik in Croatia started off slowly but turned into one of the most dazzling displays of colour that I have seen in years. The colors are so bright and vivid that it makes it hard to show what it really looked like in a photo. It’s almost too much colour and looks unreal but I promise you that this is how the sky really looked.

Five minutes after taking this photograph from the fortified walls that surround the old city of Dubrovnik, security guards came to get us to leave as access to the walls ends just around sunset. Not a happy coincidence for a photographer.

My heartfelt thanks go to Daniel at Plura Travel for making my trip to Croatia as awesome as it was. If you're looking for an amazing Croatia travel experience contact Daniel for all the help you'll need to make the most of your visit. You’ll be happy you did.
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the only thing more awesome than a sunrise is a sunset! +1
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Made some new friends today at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Just the beginning of my adventure with Viking River Cruises as we explore Burma for the next 11 days.

What a beautiful and kind people the Burmese are. I'm truly taken with their sincere smiles and friendly disposition. They are genuinely happy to see us and take the time to talk with us and share a laugh and a smile.

Looking forward to what tomorrow brings! 

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Make Lots Of New Friends And Send Lots Of Pics.
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Dreaming of Italy as I sip my espresso this morning. Coffee tastes better when in Italy... Then again, EVERYTHING tastes better in Italy! ;-)

http://dreamphototours.com/italy-photo-tour/

We have 2 spots left on our awesome Italy Dream Photo Tours for this May and would love to have you join us. Registration closes soon.

Grazie e abbiate un fine settimana meraviglioso!
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Photographer Jason Sheldon takes issue with Taylor Swift's rather hypocritic stance in her open letter to Apple regarding the new Apple Music service's policy not to pay artists during the free three month trial that is being offered.

Seems to me that her letter was more of a publicity stunt conceived by Swift and Apple rather than a complaint. After all, who writes a letter of concern and condemnation and uses terms like "astronomically successful Apple" or "I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done" or "innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field" or "we admire and respect Apple so much"... Sounds more like an advert for Apple than an open letter condemning their policy of not paying artists. 

If it was a publicity stunt, then bravo! Well done. That's creative marketing strategy. Regardless of whether it was or not, Swift's policies for photographers shooting her shows is now in the spotlight and she needs to address the fact that she is doing the same thing that she is condemning. Even worse, in the contract that she makes photographers sign before photographing her concerts, it states that the photographer can only license images a single time in one named publication, never use them again, and she would be allowed to use them for non commercial (i.e.: publicity) use for all eternity, without having to compensate the photographer. The contract also threatens the destruction of photographers equipment (including but not limited to cell phones, memory cards, etc) if they breach the agreement.  

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Dear Taylor Swift, I have read your open letter to Apple where you give your reasons for refusing to allow your album ‘1989' to be included on their forthcoming Apple Music streaming service. ...
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What a great way to end my trip to Myanmar and Thailand...

New blog post: http://bit.ly/Well-Travelled

Spending a quiet evening in Bangkok photographing temples was quite the contrast to the evening before. On the previous night, I spent my birthday out on to town and somehow ended up in a tiny Japanese pub with a live Rastafarian Reggae band playing. And then the police raided the joint. But that's a story for another time ;-)

What's a #LifeWellTravelled if you don't have a little excitement once in a while?
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Yes, Fuji seems to be thinking about it, from what the guy at their booth at photokina intimated. That would make me drop my 5D. Carefully though, because that beast is heavy.

Oh, and happy birthday!
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Myanmar was one of the most interesting places I've ever visited. Every aspect of life there is quite different than what we live here in the west and it was so much fun to meet so many kind people and see so much rich history.

Watching the sunset from the top of one of the thousands of stupas and pagodas in Bagan was just one of the special moments I experienced on my +Viking River Cruises Myanmar journey. Getting a chance to discover the country via river cruise ship was something new for me and relaxing in such luxury while exploring Myanmar was definitely a highlight of the year for me.

Thanks also to +Cathay Pacific Airways 國泰航空  for getting me there in style. Getting a bump to business class allowed me to arrive well rested and ready to seize the day :)
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We just lost one of the most important photographers of our time.

Thank you Mary Ellen for sharing your vision of the world with us for so long.

You will be missed.


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Mary Ellen Mark has died. She was 75.
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The Future of Business Cards is here!!

You have to see this to believe it but I just got my new fully functioning CAMERA BUSINESS CARDS from Jukebox Print and I can't say enough good things about them!

Solar powered, 64 Bit Processor, Camera And Touchscreen!!

WOW!!!

Check out my blog post for more details and a great video!
http://blog.kenkaminesky.com/2015/04/01/awesome-functioning-camera-business-cards/

Don't forget to visit JukeboxPrint's site for all the details and a very special introductory price on your first order of incredible fully functioning camera business cards!
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Microsoft has now published part two of the story they wrote about me on their blog.

This time they focused on the story behind the photo and how the images I shoot have deeper meaning for me. They touch on the importance of image editing, the experiences that surround the photographs, how the people that join me on my photo tours inspire me, and how I try to make the images that I create an homage to the places that I travel to.

It is quite an honour to have one article about be on the Microsoft blog and I'm thrilled that they saw fit to publish a second story. I had a lot of fun talking with them and they did an awesome job conveying what I said and meant in a very eloquent way.

Hope you enjoy the article... Have a great start to the week :-)
Stories are an essential element of creating great experiences. Stories need not be large or long to be memorable: they just need to resonate with [ ...]
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What a wonderful article, you have a been given a gift and have not wasted it!!! Bless you..... Tonight I feel lifted by having seen your images...truly.
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I had a lot of fun judging the Explore the Elements photo contest from Thomas Cook UK and the winners were announced yesterday.

I was the judge for the Water category and was instantly drawn to the photo by Marius Vieth seen in the link here.

For all the winning photos fro the categories of Air, Earth, Water, and Fire, as well as the grand prize winner of the £5000 travel fund, check out my blog post.

Thanks to everyone who entered... And congrats to all our worthy winners :-)
Explore the Elements Photo Contest Winners: There were some tough choices to be made and here are the judges top picks! Congrats to all the winners.
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