This is my one of my favorite photos from my Yelp shoot that did not make the 140 series. A portrait of Yelp Co-Founder & CEO Jeremy Stoppelman. Hanging with Yelp was a big highlight for me. It was a true pleasure to share a look inside.
We finally shot our Summer 2015 Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel contest winners lifestyle session with Stephan & Sarah and it was a good’r.
The peanut butter and honey sandwich is another essential travel item for me. They have some shelf life and are perfect to keep me at the location longer or getting in a few more hours behind the wheel. I rarely buy food along the way… unless a hotel is involved, then it’s all about finding a bucket of chow mein.
That time after sunrise and before sunset. This is the time you need to stop and slow down, especially when driving long miles. It could mean the difference of a sun set lighting up the cliffs on the ocean vs the sun set lighting up yet another Carls Jr location. Anticipate where you will be when the light ‘should’ be at its best. This is super hard for me not to keep moving. It is getting a little easier these days, but still a battle. This is also a first look a my sleeping arrangements on these drives.
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“One of my favourite local hikes is Mount Boucherie. A dormant volcano in West Kelowna that erupted over 50 million years ago. The hiking pay-off is stunning 360 views of Kelowna and the surrounding valley.”
“Camping season is back in the Okanagan. Bear Creek Provincial Park Campground in Kelowna is our traditional first trip of the year. Lakeside sites, full playground for the kids, and hiking trails across Westside Road. And well, nothing beats breakfast over an open fire.”
“Starting in spring, the vineyards come back to life. With over 80% of the total vineyard acreage in the province, it’s hard to not celebrate the importance of wine in the region.”
“I am not a fisherman myself, but I did jump at the chance to check out one my friends secret fishing spots. I wish I could tell you where this was, but between the extreme 4×4 road into the location, and my lack for an internal navigation system, I can’t pinpoint this spot. I can tell you it was a short drive from downtown Kelowna
Darren Hull is an editorial and commercial photographer that has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s top image makers with work informed by a strong sense of storyline.
Having studied the art from from a very young age, he started his career in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but eventually moved west to open a studio in Vancouver where he earned a reputation for shooting graphic, evocative portraiture and editorial photography. Now based in Kelowna, BC, Darren captures innovative images for global and local clients.
Darren’s thirst for photography is his profession and hobby. He has passion for the images he creates, as well as the relationships he builds with his clients and subjects, shown in his ability to shoot a broad range of styles and situations. Patience, practice and persistence are commonalities found in his work, with a foundation based on 20+ years in the industry.
No is essential – “If you believe that you must keep your promises, overdeliver and treat every commitment as though it's an opportunity for a transformation, the only way you can do this is to turn down most opportunities. No I can't meet with you, no I can't sell it to you at this price, no I can't do this job justice, no I can't come to your party, no I can't help you. I'm sorry, but no, I can't. Not if I want to do the very things that people value my work for. No is the foundation that we can build our yes on.” -Seth Godin