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About Dena Haines

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Dena HainesHi, I’m Dena.

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This is my personal blog where I share photography tips and inspiration.

I’m a wife and a mother. I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, and travel. My family is super important to me, I can’t get enough of them!

Here we are having fun in the Galapagos.

Check out my recent posts.

Dena is a partner at Storyteller Media, a Canadian-based digital publishing company.

She blogs at Storyteller Travel and GudPixel.


We lived in Ecuador for 6 years (2009 – 2015). If you’d like to read more about that, check out Storyteller.Travel where we blogged about our expat experiences, learning Spanish and our travels in Ecuador.

Along with my husband Bryan, we created GudPixel a photography site with a focus on GoPro and other action cameras.

Photography is all About Moments

I love photography because it allows me to capture moments. And not only can I capture them, I can help share the feelings that go along with them.

Time passes so fast and while we see things, there is so much we don’t really take in, or remember. Like the way the sunlight filtered through the trees at our favorite campsite last summer, or that gorgeous deep-blue night sky we saw while squid jigging with friends.

A walk in the woods

Deep In The Blue

Learning how to capture those things is so exciting, because it brings back the moments and the feelings.

I love using a DSLR because it makes me slow down and think about what I’m creating. It forces me to really take notice of things, and drink in the details.

Watching my daughter grow up has really helped me take time to cherish moments.

Playing In The Leaves

I think photographers feel a photo the way a songwriter feels a song coming on, or a musician feels a piece of music.

A photograph is an inspiration that has to be captured and expressed.

Please Share With Me

Please comment, share a tip or a story. I really love hearing from fellow photography lovers.

When you take the time to comment it means a lot to me. Your comments also help me, and others to learn and improve our skills.

And, when you enjoy a post or find it helpful, please remember to share it with your friends.

I hope you’re feeling snappy, I know I am…