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This week for the Blog I want to share a few creators who have inspired me to challenge myself, tell stories and have fun with the whole process.


This dude sends it.

Such a cool story and amazing content.

He has had his fair share of challenges in life but keeps it real and brings a positive spin.

Works with Justin Bieber & the Chainsmokers etc

Rory's channel:


I stumbled across this channel when teaching myself how to work a camera.

Simple and clean tutorials/advice.

A cool channel

Nice on mate...

Simon's Channel


I hate myself for including him because lots of people in the industry emulate his style but the fact is... HE IS GOOOOOOOD.

Sam travels the world and creates some pretty epic pieces of content.

Worth a watch

Sam's Channel


A great story teller

Wears glasses most of the time.

His vlogs inspired me to keep it simple and document things in my own vlogs.

A legend in the Youtube sphere...

Casey's Channel


Daniel & Rachel host an epic Youtube channel called Mango Street.

Simple, fast and clean tutorials.

Funny vlogs

interesting editing style.

These two really inspired me to develop my photography game.

Mango street Channel

There are many other channels that I have learnt from or gained inspiration but these few were the first to pop up.

I might throw some more links up in another blog post in the future :)

Want to see more of my stuff?

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January 2019

Ok so Summer is here and we should be out and about capturing sunsets for the GRAM but lets be honest. You sit on the couch every night watching Netflix.

This week I decided to throw some suggestions at you of things I think are BINGE WORTHY.

Now if you are a heavy Netflix consumer you may say "Dave we have already seen all of these shows on your stupid list"... If that is you, Well done! you watch good things..

Lets get into it..

1. Ozark - The hype is real with this one. It's one of those shows you can watch back to back and the storyline keeps you hooked. If you were a fan of Breaking Bad then you will lap this up.

2. Fyre ( The greatest party that never happened )

This has been BLOWING UP on social media recently and for good reason.

The festival that seemed too good to be true...


This doco provides such an interesting look inside the planning and strategy for the famous FYRE festival.

It was incredible to see how powerful "influencers"shaped the course of this festival FLOP.

3. Sex Education

This British comedy-drama initially didn't appeal to my wife and I but after sampling the first episode and giving it the classic 20 minute test, we were hooked.

( If we make it through the first 20 minutes without switching off, we are in!)

Ok so it has an American Pie/The Inbetweeners/Skins feel with lots of cringe moments and hilarious situations. The characters are well developed, interesting and keep cringing but also wanting to join them on this awkward ride haha.

I swear high school was not this awkward...

Huge fan...

4. Avicii True stories

Threw this one on the list only because I am a huge music fan and the "behind the scenes" docos appeal to me. I was a fan of some of his music and was interested to see how Avicii progressed from making beats in his bedroom to headlining huge festivals.

Sad to have seen him go so early. A huge talent.

5. Conversations with a Killer - The Ted Bundy Tapes

This was a recent watch for me. I knew very little about Ted Bundy but after watching the trailer I knew this series would be worth a watch!

The series circles around the actions of Ted Bundy, one of Americas worst serial killers. Such a strange but interesting series and pretty freaky stuff.

Worth a watch...

Thanks for checking out the list!

Hopefully you found something on there that you haven't watched and you can binge that bad boy ASAP!


BIRDBOX - I found it pretty meh

RUSSIAN DOLL - I saw parts of the first season. Strange concept..

YOU - Currently watching this. So far its pretty buzzy

If you think something is missing from this list...

Chuck it in the comments below.


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OK so I am a little bit late to the party.

Winter has arrived in New Zealand with temperatures plummeting and the sun refusing to come out!

I recently went on an insta-meet where we travelled to Methven and headed up to Mt Hutt for a morning sunrise mission.

It was ABSOLUTELY freezing at Mt Hutt in the morning and I stupidly forgot to bring gloves. Luckily for me the staff at Mt Hutt hooked it up so I was able to operate my camera without a few fingers falling off.

When we got to the top of the ski lift there was a pinkish glow as the sun was battling to pop out. The snow was half way up your shin in some patches and getting to the prime spot was tough.

Everyone rushed to their positions and whipped out their cameras or all shapes and sizes.

My camera (Gh5) was getting frost and snow all over it! Some of the other cameras were seizing up and not working but luckily for me my camera kept working (the lens starting fogging up - it was stressful haha)

We were planning to have a spa at the top of the Mountain but the winds were so cold that the staff suggested we shouldn't attempt it. I certainly was not keen to whip the speedos out in a hurry.

We grabbed some delicious breakfast from a local spot (info in the video) then headed to the insta meet 'Talk'.

Polkadot Passort aka Nicola shared some of her secrets about content creation, working with brands and how to stand out from the crowd. She was so lovely!

I then jumped back into the car and started the trip home. The two creators that I was travelling with (Jillian and Ryan) wanted to stop off and grab some snaps somewhere along the way so we found a nice row of trees to get some 'bangers' for instagram.

A massive thanks to ChristchurchNZ and Mt Hutt for hosting us on the trip.


I love connecting with like minded people and getting the creative juices flowing.

The next blog post (coming in the next 2 weeks) is going to be about 'Things to do on a Rainy day!" I think Cantabrians will need that one after the weather we have been having lately .

THE VLOG of the trip! -

Polkadot Passport getting the shot

Take care, Dave


ChristchurchNZ have created a bunch of articles and links to some activities going on in the city if that is your cup of tea.

Polkadot Passport Website

Ryan and Jillian

My Winter essentials

A good beanie

A warm rain proof jacket

Lemsip (For when the man flu hits)

Weather sealed camera gear!


Waterproof boots/shoes

Warm socks

Earpods (to go under the beanie!)

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