Behind the Image: Glowing Home

Here is another example of combining two cool things to hopefully get something cooler than the sum of its parts. I love to photograph people who are truly passionate about what they do. I don’t mind if my subjects are not the best in the world at what they’re doing. I just love documenting people…

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Port-a-Grounds now available at your local Costco!

I’m thrilled to announce that Costco will soon be carrying several of my landscape photography products, starting with the ever-popular Port-A-Grounds as early as May 2016: Portable foregrounds for your landscape photography. We’ve all been there: conditions are perfect, except you can’t find a foreground to make the shot a winner. You run around, photo gear…

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Top 15 Images of 2015, by Paul Zizka

2015 was one of the best years yet, with my travels taking me to some places on my bucket list, such as Arctic Bay, Nunavut, and Greenland (can you tell I like Northern destinations?). Additionally, I was treated to a successful ascent of Mt. Robson, family time in Belize, some spectacular sessions shooting the aurora borealis, and various other adventures here in the Canadian Rockies.

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Photo Essay: An Ascent of Mt. Robson

Photos from a 2015 ascent of Mt. Robson in British Columbia, Canada.

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Summoning the Spirits: 10 Aurora Images from the Canadian Rockies

The Aurora Borealis are by far one the most majestic and awe-inspiring natural phenomena we can enjoy during our time on this Earth. Like spirits in the sky, they enchant and entrance us, keeping us up for hours on end as they move through the sky, disappearing and reappearing again with sudden and surprising new patterns.

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25 (Other) Perspectives of Canada’s Icon: Moraine Lake

If you’re familiar with the typical “$20 bill” view of Moraine Lake and the Ten Peaks, you know it’s already an impressive place. But this region of Banff National Park has so much more to offer to the keen photographer or adventurer. From lake-level to summit; underwater to aerial; daytime to nighttime; summer to fall to winter – here is Moraine Lake like you’ve probably never seen it before.

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The Stories Behind the Images: Top 10 of 2014

It has been a wild year here at Paul Zizka Photography, with opportunities to shoot throughout the mountain parks and in remote destinations on the other side of the world. This collection comes from images I have posted on my Facebook Page. I don’t often have the chance to tell the stories behind the images, and the process is a far cry from “point and shoot”. So, for this round-up of top images from this past year, I have written out the stories behind each one. Thanks for taking the time to view and read, and I appreciate all your support the past year!

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Hanging Out with His Highness: An Aerial Tour of Mount Robson

2014 has been an exciting year here at Paul Zizka Photography. I was fortunate to spend a considerable amount of time in some of the most beautiful parts of the Canadian Rockies. One of the highlights of my year as a photographer occurred while shooting for Mount Robson Provincial Park in October, and I thought I would share the experience by putting a blog post together.

The entire Robson experience was a highlight – photographing caves under glaciers, obscure summits and icebergs – but as a photographer it is hard to beat flying over a landscape. I got to do just that for a few hours, along with ranger Jesse Milner and Yellowhead Helicopters. In glorious weather and light, we buzzed around the King of the Rockies for quite some time, getting dropped off on the summit of Rearguard Mountain along the way for a few land-based photographs. It was a rather bumpy ride, especially when we ventured right along the summit ridge, with both doors off, feet dangling. But thanks to pilot Dale it was quite a memorable experience and I am back to write about it!

Here are a few highlights from a thrilling trip up high with the King!

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