For the Love of Wildlife

ceromonyThe planet is an endless inspiration. With or without a photographer’s eye, it’s not hard to see the wonders that surround us in even our everyday life. It’s really a matter of stopping for a minute, taking a few deep and cleansing breaths and simply looking.

While at my daughter’s wedding last month I noticed the surrounding forest was teeming with the occasion. Critters were stirring, birds were playing around in the trees leaving tales of bird speak wherever they flew. Flowers graced the bushes and along the soft footpaths. It was as if the entire backdrop to Nica’s wedding was being staged deliberately by nature.

When the Kitchener wedding limo pulled up to the edge of the clearing and my beautiful girl stepped out, it was as if her new-bride radiance encompassed the life of the woods. As someone who appreciates the natural world, I seldom go anywhere without my camera. While this wasn’t what I could call “wildlife”, I saw it as a piece of life that had to be captured from the forest’s point of view.  Read more “For the Love of Wildlife”

African Safari Photo Shoots


The thrill of seeing African wildlife never lessens. For those who venture onto the Serengeti and expansive plains of the great continent never leave without having an experience indelibly engraved on their souls. Not only is the wildlife endlessly forthcoming in its magnificence, the scenery is often jaw dropping. As a photographer, when visiting Africa, I always find that magnificence with little to no effort.

My first trip to Africa was memorably the best. The first of most life changing events has a special impact that launches them into a category of their own. I was on a photo safari with 9 other people. I was the novice in the group which meant I had mentors – willing or not – around me the entire trip. Our lodging came with all the amenities of luxury camping. Other than a minor glitch requiring shower repair while out in the bush, I couldn’t have been happier if I were in a 5 Star Hilton.

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