In The Field: Full wetsuit in 0 degree
water. Anything for the shot!
Being born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, it has served as a platform to launch my landscape photography career. I started taking pictures many years ago, but at the time, I wasn’t able to find my niche. So, my camera sat idle for many years.
I finally picked up my camera again a few years ago because I found myself looking more and more at photography again. It piqued the interest of what had been ingrained in me for years. What had really caught my eye was how incredible astrophotography had become in the wake of my time off from photography. Seeing these incredible photos had rekindled a deep passion that never left me, but just needed to be unearthed by the proper tools. Knowing how good our dark skies are in Saskatchewan, I decided astrophotography/night sky photography was the perfect outlet to get back into this adventure.
I finally upgraded my gear to support my unbridled need to create milky way shots, and I began to plan as many weekends out in our wonderful dark night skies as I could manage. I found myself at the southernmost points of Saskatchewan in the badlands, capturing beautiful starry skies, with the camera giving me the ability to peer deep into our milky way galaxy and come away with stunning images. I started travelling for photography shortly after, and now I find myself planning trips many months or years in advance of ever reaching them.
Now, the prairies don’t always serve as my photographic canvas, but looking back I realize they were a most important stepping stone to traveling long distances with the pursuit of capturing other grand landscapes.