Greetings fellow travelers, photographers and adventurers!

I am blogging here on photography, travel and adventure. Sharing resources, learned lessons, some funny stories and hopefully just being transparent and connecting with my tribe who love to adventure, chase light and capture moments. It means the world to me for you to pop by on one of the social channels and say hello, share an adventure or ask a question.

Paul M Hansen

Chief Executive Adventurer

Himalayan Sunrise with Diwali madness

Last night we were back up at Sarankot for landscapes and some drone footage for our documentary on Nepali Entrepreneurs. We decided to stay up at the top at a very cool but rustic place so we were on site for the sunrise at 5:30 am. Turns out it is Diwali and we were...

Empty Talons means try again

How many times have you had your sights on something that looked delicious and rewarding? Your vision was sharp as an eagle. You have the skill and experience but you are still not a veteran at this game. Your hopes are high, you take aim, execute the plan and...

Rest

By the seventh day God had finished his work. On the seventh day he rested from all his work. God blessed the seventh day. He made it a Holy Day Because on that day he rested from his work, all the creating God had done. This is the story of how it all started, of...

They got away

Unfortunately when traveling with about 20 people in a mini bus for a 20 hr trip you cant just say "stop I need that shot!" every time you see a great image. If I could have stopped these amazing African tree's would find themselves in my lens just as the sun set or...

Africa called – the answer was yes

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is a bit of a longer saga but the quick and easy version is "Africa called & I said yes" Just a few short months ago I decided that I was going to start saying yes to the doors of opportunity and adventure that opened before me. When one is...

Nepal Quake

<update> I wrote this the very morning of the quake but as we all know it is incredibly worse than imagined. This wont be fixed over a weekend and it will be a long road re-building. We have many friends in Nepal and plan to get involved by resourcing them....

Forget your iphone 🙂

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]id you notice my last post was "don't forget your iphone". The simple point of the post and images was to say, you can take amazing photographs with your phone. Of course you probably already know that but we often fall into the trap of thinking...

Don’t forget your iphone

Apple has managed to sell over 700 million iphones to date. To say that another way they have sold over 500 million cameras! Each new version has more and more incredible camera technology hiding in that little sleek and simple box. If you take a little time with...

Farm house on fire

As I was causally wandering around my hard drive bumping into long lost images I came across this image of an abandoned farm house I shot in Wisconsin. I used this image to do some playing around in Photoshop with a filter they have since taken out of PS Cloud. I was...

The best pork belly on the planet

Last  year during our 4th annual visit to our Akha friend in northern Thailand I was happy to discover that my young Akha brothers could not only play a mean game of soccer, swing like monkeys, catch and kill cobra snakes but could also butcher and cook the best pork...

Lessons from shooting horses in Wisconsin

In my travel photography there is one lesson that stands out and repeats itself over and over. The lesson is that in order to get awesome travel photos you have to chase light and capture moments. Whether  is it a sunrise in Pokhora (see this album) or a child caught...

Who is on your Christmas list?

  Two kinds of people Who is on your Christmas list? This article is for two kinds of people. Those for whom Christmas is a very energizing and wonderful time and those for whom Christmas is a time when they wish they could disappear for a couple of weeks and...

The relaxing boardwalk of Puerta Vallarta

After enjoying an amazing opportunity to shoot a international wedding just south of Puerta Vallarta at Playa Fiesta my wife and I had a chance for some R&R in a beach condo just north of the wedding shoot.. This area is just minutes south of old town Vallarta....

Comox Valley Calendar

I wont let it happen again! Last year I was late getting my act together on my calendar, not this year. Welcome to the early bird special. It goes without saying that I love shooting the local landscapes of the Comox Valley but what is even more fulfilling is having...

Of of my favorites shots from Chiang Mai

Like so many images this happened to be a moment where "I was there" and "I was ready". The monk who is late entering the temple was a surprise last minute event as I was already engaged shooting the present scene. It pays to just jump on a scooter and go adventuring...

Finally the wonders of Nepal – Part 2

Here is the long over due part 2 of the wonders of Nepal. Lesson learned - better to not do 2 part series unless your ready for the second part! As I look back on our first time in Nepal I still have such an incredible feeling around the sunrise shoot we took in at...

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