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The BalancedLight blog was first setup as the Des Paroz on the go blog around 2002. Today it is a place for me to publish my photographs as well as to write about my personal adventures, experiences and thoughts on photography, writing, diving and travel.

BalancedLight is a self-hosted WordPress site. Posts are generally written in the Markdown format in the excellent MarsEdit 4.0.

I have a second site, Micro Thoughts, which is a Micro.Blog site that serves as a link blog and a home for short thoughts, particularly on productivity, technology and photography. It acts as a complementary site to BalancedLight.

Photo Gear Info

I get some questions regarding my photographic gear. If you’re interested in my photo gear, please take a look at my Camera Bag.

About Des Paroz

I am a writer, photographer and trainer based in Canberra, Australia. I have strong interests in writing, photography, presenting, marketing/public affairs and diving.

Des Paroz.

As a PADI Course Director I teach PADI Instructor Development Courses and first aid/CPR instructor courses. I also teach Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo.

Around the web

You can also find me on the web in the following places:

  1. All views and opinions expressed are my own – except when quoting someone else. And then those views are theirs.