Hey everyone! 👋

I’m so excited to announce that my website www.nathanielatakora.com is now live! If you want to do any bookings or buy any prints you can do it there. I will also be doing regutig posts on there if you want to know more about what goes on behind the camera. Feel free to check it out! 😘

Hey everyone! 👋

I’m so excited to announce that my website www.nathanielatakora.com is now live! If you want to do any bookings or buy any prints you can do it there. I will also be doing regutig posts on there if you want to know more about what goes on behind the camera. Feel free to check it out! 😘

Wanderin the Ram Falls River and the jagged foothills it winds through.

Wanderin the Ram Falls River and the jagged foothills it winds through.

Neah Bay

Cape Flattery III

Cape Flattery III

Cape Flattery II

The landscape of Cape Flattery’s coastline is so unique. It is covered in great, bulging trees that seem to grow whichever way they choose. Water has carved huge caverns below the rock, causing parts of the mainland to fall into the sea. As a result the entire coastline is made up of massive cliffs and little islands. Probably the coolest part of the area are the little trails that off-shoot from the main path. These tight isles were sometimes only inches from the edge, some of them are so overgrown we had to crawl through. It felt like being a kid again.

In the places where the underbrush opens Emmalee and I would sit and take in the views offered. I was mesmerized by the changing colours of the ocean bathing over yellow seaweed covered rocks. Changing from deep blues to hues of aquamarine and finally white as the water crashed down on stone.

I count myself blessed to see and experience places like Cape Flattery. But places will fade. In a hundred years Cape Flattery will more than likely have fallen into the sea. I find more meaning in the relationships forged in these places. I revel in the bonds made through shared experience and I’m so happy I got to share this place with Emmalee.

Cape Flattery

This was one of my favourite trips. Emmalee and I sat in a McDonald’s near the Tsawwassen Ferry brainstorming and researching where we wanted to adventure. I was dead set on going to Vancouver Island and Emmalee wanted to head up the Sunshine Coast. After stumbling around on the internet for a while we decided to visit Cape Flattery in Washington State. It is located on the Northern most tip of the United States. And it is one of the most spectacular areas I’ve ever seen.

Paul the Cowboy

Love this guy.

Love this guy.

My Finding Iceland Crew

My Finding Iceland Crew

b-roll-b asked: How did you get into photography- like in the beginning? Did you just learn everything about the cameras, lenses, settings, etc. on your own? Photography is something I'd like to start taking more seriously, but I don't know where to start. I want to try and learn some stuff before I invest in a nicer camera, so I'm not wasting all the added features. Were there any books or resources you found helpful? There's just so much to learn! I love your work and I find it really inspirational! Thanks!

I’ve always like photography, but it wasn’t until I bought a DSLR that I kind of committed any time to it. That was about 4 years ago. I challenged myself to shoot everything full manual when I started. I figured that relying on the camera to make decisions about shutter speed and aperture was not going to teach me anything. I was no good for a long time, but I just kept at it.

To be truthful Tumblr was a big help. Watching and responding to how people received my work taught me a lot about what is good and what isn’t. Admiring and following other photographers taught me what I like and challenged me to shoot in new ways.

If you like photography in any capacity it is a great companion to almost anything else you are doing. I feel like cameras are always good investments that way. They force you to find a moment worth capturing and sometimes they push you to create that moment.

I haven’t really used a lot of resources. When I’m stuck on something I google it or keep shooting until it is resolved. It’s flattering to hear you find me inspirational. If I do inspire you then I tell you this. Get a good camera and then find something worth sharing and share it.

All the best,

Nathan

Archived photos from a great hike just east of Jasper National Park. I love these people with all my heart. There is nothing like sharing the beauty of the mountains and losing yourself in their splendour with people you count as friends.

Abby and Andrew Klumpenhower

Whytecliff Park

Photo credit to Emmalee for the bottom two. She’s got a good eye.

It’s been one of the craziest months of my life. I do apologize for my absence from my blog as of late. I’ve tried to include some Instagram shots to keep you up to date, but it isn’t the same I know. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all you new followers and a deep thank you to those who have been with me for some time.
This past month has seen me travelling all over the place. I was blessed to travel to Oklahoma to shoot a friends wedding in Norman. It was a beautiful ceremony and I’m excited to share some of what took place that special day.
Just a day after arriving back to Edmonton from Oklahoma, I departed for Reykjavik, Iceland and spent two weeks in what I have to consider the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I do promise to share my many photos and videos from that place as soon as I possibly can.
Two days after returning from Iceland Emmalee arrived from Vancouver and we headed south to our hometown of Red Deer to spend some time with our families. This was so refreshing. Family is everything and I enjoyed my time with my parents and siblings. It was also great to get to know Emmalee’s family as well.
After our time in Red Deer, which included a real scare when I thought I’d contracted meningitis, Moe (Emmalee) and I headed west to Vancouver as her semester break had come to an end. We rolled into town maybe thirty minutes before the Canada Day fireworks erupted over Crab Park. I spent a few days in Vancouver, mostly enjoying time with Moe at some cafe or a beach along the Sea to Sky highway. We visited Whytcliff Park and Porteau Cove. I must say I love that city. It was hard to leave this past Saturday, especially given the fact that somewhere along the way I managed to catch strep throat. Not the best 14 hour drive of my life and to make matters worse my car broke down about 45 minutes from home.
Everything feels like it’s grinding to a halt right now, but I have faith they’ll be better soon. I’m feeling healthier and my car is nearly fixed. This summer has been a strange one, but it there are no bad notes, just new challenges to conquer. I hope all is well with you, God bless.

It’s been one of the craziest months of my life. I do apologize for my absence from my blog as of late. I’ve tried to include some Instagram shots to keep you up to date, but it isn’t the same I know. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all you new followers and a deep thank you to those who have been with me for some time.

This past month has seen me travelling all over the place. I was blessed to travel to Oklahoma to shoot a friends wedding in Norman. It was a beautiful ceremony and I’m excited to share some of what took place that special day.

Just a day after arriving back to Edmonton from Oklahoma, I departed for Reykjavik, Iceland and spent two weeks in what I have to consider the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I do promise to share my many photos and videos from that place as soon as I possibly can.

Two days after returning from Iceland Emmalee arrived from Vancouver and we headed south to our hometown of Red Deer to spend some time with our families. This was so refreshing. Family is everything and I enjoyed my time with my parents and siblings. It was also great to get to know Emmalee’s family as well.

After our time in Red Deer, which included a real scare when I thought I’d contracted meningitis, Moe (Emmalee) and I headed west to Vancouver as her semester break had come to an end. We rolled into town maybe thirty minutes before the Canada Day fireworks erupted over Crab Park. I spent a few days in Vancouver, mostly enjoying time with Moe at some cafe or a beach along the Sea to Sky highway. We visited Whytcliff Park and Porteau Cove. I must say I love that city. It was hard to leave this past Saturday, especially given the fact that somewhere along the way I managed to catch strep throat. Not the best 14 hour drive of my life and to make matters worse my car broke down about 45 minutes from home.

Everything feels like it’s grinding to a halt right now, but I have faith they’ll be better soon. I’m feeling healthier and my car is nearly fixed. This summer has been a strange one, but it there are no bad notes, just new challenges to conquer. I hope all is well with you, God bless.