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*GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT* At @Vancity, our goal is to end social isolation in Vancouver. At COV, we plan to reach that goal through creating a community that brings creators together. We strive to giveback to the community and encourage everyone to create. As a result, I have created a 15 preset pack to help you with your photography edits, and weโ€™re giving it away! To enter, make sure to: 1- Follow @CreatorsOfVancity and @Vancity 2- tag your photos with #CreatorsOfVancity and #COVEdits 3- Like this post and comment what does community mean to you? Three winners: 1st place- 15 preset pack, an editing session with me, and a camera strap from @PNWStraps ($340 Value) 2nd place- 10 preset pack and a camera strap from @PNWStraps ($100 Value) 3rd place - 5 preset pack and a camera strap from @PNWStraps ($60) Contest will run until December 31st, 2018, and the winners will be announced on January 8th, 2019. All photographs are accepted; urban, visual art, portraits, landscapes, nighttime... etc. We canโ€™t wait to see what you guys create. Good luck to all. Together, we can end social isolation in Vancouver. This giveaway is not associated with Instagram Inc. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Two Shots on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 70-200 F4 OSS ISO 100 F5.6 1/80s - 1.6s @ 97mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Photoshop + Lightroom using my TIDAL and SLOW MOTION preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. I slept through Sunday, so hereโ€™s a late Sunday Story Time for ya! I once insulted an officerโ€™s daughter right to the officerโ€™s face. She wasnโ€™t there! Thereโ€™s more to that and itโ€™s not as bad as you think. Iโ€™ll leave you with that! Yes, I do enjoy a lil hype and a lil tease every now and then. Thatโ€™s just me =] anyway, @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling. I donโ€™t disagree!

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Boi, have I got a story to tell you... tomorrow! #CreatorsOfVancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM ISO 1000 F2.8 1/60s @ 16mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Lightroom using my MOONLIGHT preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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We are Creators. #CreatorsOfVancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS ISO 100 F5.6 2.5s @ 97mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Lightroom using my UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. Finished a 20 pack preset pack. Will be doing a giveaway on @creatorsofvancity be sure to follow!

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She gives me kisses like she needs me, and itโ€™s so sweet because I know she doesnโ€™t. So I kept my guard up because you were the one to runaway. This is fresh out of the kitchen, my RUNAWAY preset. #CreatorsOfVancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 50mm F1.8 ISO 125 F1.8 1/50s @ 50mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Lightroom using my RUNAWAY preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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SUNDAY STORY TIME: One time, we were mingling with a crowd at this bar. My mate and I were chatting with this lady at the bar at which point I felt like sharing a story about my visit to the UK. I was so passionate about telling the story; you should have seen me. Like I was using hand gestures, making eye contact and building up the suspense. Nonetheless, my punchline delivery was weak. It was more like whack so whack that the room got silent! At which point, my mate looks at me and says, โ€œbro, you suck at story telling!โ€ I didnโ€™t disagree. It was then that I decided that every Sunday Iโ€™d share a story with everyone, so there you go... another one. Oh, did I mention that @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling, and that I still most definitely donโ€™t disagree. #CreatorsOfVancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM ISO 800 F2.8 1/80s @ 16mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Lightroom using my NIGHTWALK preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. I met a content creator that I savagely judged them for what they shoot with. Like I referred to their Instagram as a basic iPhone shots gallery (IN AN INDIRECT, FUNNY, AND INNOCENT WAY). I know. I know. Iโ€™m aware of what I did was bad. Now, Iโ€™m looking for Husky pups to adopt. Thatโ€™s the only way theyโ€™d talk to me again. Hank could use a friend too. DM me if you know someone! Cheers.

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Sunday Story Time, yesss, itโ€™s still a thing, so hereโ€™s one! Iโ€™m an incredibly competitive person. Youโ€™ll probably never see that side of me unless you too are just as competitive. My competitive side just comes outta no where. In this case, it happened Friday night during a game of crosswords THAT I WAS DESTROYING! Hehehehe anyway, this conversation followed... Me: do you know those abstract artworks with a blank background and just a splatter of paint? Not me: Yeah, Iโ€™ve always wanting to get into painting but I have no time. Me: letโ€™s do that! Letโ€™s have a paint night and create a pole of our artwork and see whoโ€™s artwork gets more votes!! We canโ€™t tell anyone whoโ€™s artwork is whoโ€™s though. Not me: done! Iโ€™ll probably win! So here I am shopping on this very Black Friday weekend for blankets and plastic covers to use as drapes, as Iโ€™m literally building a paint room in the middle of my living room so that the paint splashes donโ€™t get intense and fly all over the place. This is absolutely ridiculous! This pathetic-always having to prove yourself right-competitiveness needs to stop, BUT Iโ€™m totally gonna win though. PS. Iโ€™m recording a timelapse of the whole thing. Be patient! Another PS. DM if you know where to buy decent paint buckets... yes buckets!! A final PS. I hope yโ€™all vote for my artwork! Until then, @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling. Yโ€™all know I still donโ€™t disagree. #creatorsofvancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Two Photos Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 50 F1.8 / Sigma 20 F1.4 ART ISO 50 F11 / F9 20s / 10s @ 50mm / 20mm White Balance: Daytime โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom using an UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. This time of the year is busy at work, so Iโ€™m gonna try and challenge myself to re-edit older shots and create new perspectives since I donโ€™t have that much time to shoot.

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I know this is a tad late, but Iโ€™ve gathered my thoughts and now can speak my mind a bit better! Iโ€™m an ambitious person. I tend to plan out a lot of things to get done, but I only end up getting about a 1/4 of it done. My ultimate goal is to give back to the community that supported me throughout my photography journey. I have so much planned, but I canโ€™t execute things alone. Thatโ€™s why the team at @vancity and I share that same passion and goal; to bring a community together and to give back to it. At @creatorsofvancity we strive to create a community that is passionate about content creation. Whether youโ€™re a photographer, videographer, a visual artist, a model, or a person that just wants to get into any of this, COV is there to expose you to other people within the community that share the same interests. Weโ€™re not looking to start a feature page. Weโ€™re looking to fix a problem which is to make people feel comfortable and confident that there is a group of individuals out there who they can reach out to for anything related to content creating in Vancouver. Much love to @vancouverlookout for providing us with space to host our meet-up! Much love to everyone that attended. Finally much love to @vancity team for trusting me with leading this community. #creatorsofvancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 70-200mm F4 OSS G ISO 100 F5.6 Variable shutter speeds @ 112mm White Balance: Daytime โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom using variable of my presets. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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@tellez_g trolled me hard asking me to explain how reflections worked. I legit went into details explaining it all. She got me goooood. #creatorsofvancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sigma FE 20mm 1.4 ART ISO 100 F4.0 1/160s @ 20mm White Balance: Daytime โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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That time @elizabethgadd invited us over to her fairytale world. #creatorsofvancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sigma FE 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 640 F4 1/160s @ 20mm White Balance: Daytime โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Lightroom using OPUS presets (added a warmer tint to it). To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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Just waiting on @kay_trinh to come up with a caption for this one. Until then, I wanna take a moment and wish Lions Gate Bridge a happy ma-fkn belated birthday! Youโ€™ve been there since day one, bro. Youโ€™ve been patient with me. Youโ€™ve let me experiment all sorts of edits on you. You donโ€™t even look 80! That being said, I canโ€™t stand driving through you every day to work. #creatorsofvancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Nikon D7200 Sigma 10-20mm DX F3.5 ISO 100 F3.5 / F9.0 1/160s - 1/500s @ 15mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom using variable of my LOTUS preset (right photo). To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. Iโ€™ve probably shot and edited this bridge in so many different ways! Itโ€™s how I can measure my progress.

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Trigger happy exploring majestic forests with friends. #creatorsofvancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 400 F4.5 1/160s @ 20mm White Balance: Daytime โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Lightroom using an UNNAMMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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Iโ€™m gonna keep this nice and sweet. Iโ€™m thinking of a number between 1-1270. Guess it and youโ€™ll have the horizontal orientation of this as a print! Ready? Get set. GO! #CreatorsOfVancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 70-200mm F4 OSS G ISO 100 F5.6 Variable shutter speeds @ 97mm White Balance: Daytime โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom using variable of my presets. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. Time lapses are cool. You sit there and let the camera do all the work. Itโ€™s nice because you get to enjoy the scenery. Until you get home and notice that you have 1270 photos that you took that needed to be reduced to 127 for a #timeslice It only took me 2 days to edit because how does a machine process 127 images of 85MB/image added as layers that Iโ€™m required to mask 127 times! Oh did I mention I had to create a freaking pattern layer too! Gosh my patience has run out on this one. Donโ€™t even get me started on.... Ok Iโ€™m done now! Cheers!

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@joelschat and I went up Cypress Mountain to shoot some time lapses of the fog moving through the Vancouver skyline. I took 777 shots of nothing but a blue, dark city because the clouds were blocking the sunlight. I look to my left and I saw the gigantic cloud that was blocking the sunlight, so I took a still of it instead. Overall, I think the shoot went well. I also think there really is a heaven on Earth. Can you guess which city is burning down there? PS. This was edited in Lightroom only. #CreatorsOfVancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sony FE 70-200mm F4 OSS G ISO 100 F9 1/500s @ 153mm White Balance: Daytime โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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Weโ€™re never actually lost. We tend to make a few wrong turns but eventually find our way back home! It fucking feels good to be back! #creatorsofvancity โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sigma FE 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F9 10s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. Photoshop is what made me fall in love with photography. Itโ€™s nice to find the courage to get back to creating Visual Art again. Appreciate the support Iโ€™ve been receiving nonetheless.

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Working closer towards my goals. Exciting news to come #creatorsofvancity @creatorsofvancity . โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on Sony Alpha A7Riii Sigma FE 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F4 / F8 1/250s / 1/160s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom using my FREEFALL preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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If you ask me if I have a dog, Iโ€™ll tell you this... the long answer is no, while the short answer is yes. So if you ask me if I have a dog, Iโ€™ll tell you his name is Hank Beast McCoy. #emadou โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmaCanada FE 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F1.4 1/320s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my FREEFALL preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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Sunday Story Time, I got asked if I voted yesterday. Well let me tell you a story. One of my favourite summers (I think I mentioned this in an earlier story) was when I was a reckless, careless teen. I stole (borrowed) just about anything and everything. From swapping random carsโ€™ license plates to โ€œborrowingโ€ my neighboursโ€™ Jet Skis. I think I did it all. So yesterday, I was with young master hobbit, and she expressed her thoughts on the whole voting thing. I kinda agreed with what she had to say, so I figured Iโ€™d relive that reckless, careless part of my life with her. So we found a block filled with โ€œVOTE FOR ME SIGNSโ€ and we figured weโ€™d steal some of those signs. Man, it was a rush. Just cramming those signs in the trunk as fast as we could and then just bolting outta there was tons of fun too. So, again, if you ask me if I voted, Iโ€™ll tell you that I donโ€™t enjoy talking about politics much, but I will tell you that our little adventure may have helped one political party over the other. PS. If anyone knows and has recommendation of what I should do with these signs, please let me know. Until then, nothing felt better than this. @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling. I donโ€™t disagree. #emadou โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 800 - ISO125 F1.4 - F7.1 1/50s - 8.0s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my GRAVITY presets. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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People see colour differently. This, right here, is the world as I choose to see it through my lens. Donโ€™t be afraid to show off your colours. #emadou โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 400 F5.0 1/200s @ 20mm White Balance: Daylight โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS presets. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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