Calgary Camera Club Program for Guest Speakers 2021 - 2022

September 22, 2021

Documentary Photographer

George is the recipient of numerous National Magazine Awards (Canada) including Gold Awards in 2010 and 2018, multiple Awards of Excellence from The Society For News Design (USA), and The International Documentary Photography Award (Korea). His books include Saskatchewan Book, Alberta Book, Badlands, Prairie Gothic, In this Place, Last Call, People of The Blood, A World Within, and Requiem. George’s photographs can be found in Canadian and international museum collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Glenbow Museum (Canada), Museum Ludwig (Germany), Australian National Gallery (Australia), and the Bibliotheque Nationale (France). In 1999 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in recognition of his contributions to the visual arts in Canada.

November 10, 2021

High-Performance Photographer

A Calgary-based Olympic and Paralympic sport and athlete photographer working out of the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary. After completing a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, Dave worked in the oil and gas providing regulatory and health and safety consultation to industry leaders. Though he was in a completely different world, he always kept an eye on elite amateur sport, spending most of his holiday time traveling to international events supporting our athletes in competition. In 2013 Dave had the opportunity to work as a photographer at the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games, so he took a leap of faith, left his downtown job, and began working in sport full time cataloging Canada’s best athletes. He has never looked back and has since been to countless World Cups and World Championships, two Olympic and four Paralympic Games. He has also shot the recent Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games, Dave is now planning for the Tokyo Olympics and hopes to share some of his work from that event with us as part of his presentation on High-Performance Photography.

January 5, 2022

Still Life Photography

Born in Calgary and raised by hippie parents, surrounded by unruly houseplants, bookishness, and art supplies, with CBC radio playing softly, constantly, in the background. It was inevitable, then, that she would grow up to be an artist. She holds a BA in French from the University of Calgary and a BDes in photography from the Alberta University of the Arts. Her multidisciplinary practice includes digital and analog photography, fiber art, and book and paper sculpture, and seeks to question the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. She draws inspiration from science and natural history, classic children’s literature, and a lifetime of very Canadian summers at the family camp at the lake. If she is not in her home studio working on something tiny, she's out in the forest working on something big.

April 6, 2022

Wildlife Conservation Photographer

Dax Justin is a Canadian explorer, adventure photographer, contributor to Canadian Geographic, certified educator for National Geographic, Helly Hansen ambassador, and a public speaker. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dax uses his photos and stories to connect humans back to nature. His work demonstrating a balance between humans and our natural ecosystems, it proves to convey concern for wildlife conservation, ecotourism, ocean health, humans’ impact on the environment, indigenous culture, and the ongoing challenges our youth face with technology. Having grown up in Calgary, Dax recognizes that his environmental surroundings helped shape his adventurous lifestyle. “I describe my home city of Calgary as the ‘basecamp to the Canadian Rockies’ as we are less than two hours away from one of Canada’s most notable national parks—Banff National Park,” Dax explains. “Being this close to the pure outdoors has allowed me to explore on a frequent basis. The Rockies are ENDLESS.” Dax also expounds his advocacy for discovering everything Calgary has to offer, including the people, communities, art, and its social impact.

October 20, 2021

Topic: Long Exposure

Note: Virtual Presentation
With 15 years of photography experience and over 20 years of business experience, Dave has over 100 images published in books, magazines, calendars, etc. around the globe. Dave is continuously inspired by both landscape and wildlife photography and has photographed across Western Canada and the Yukon, many US states, and recently Italy. Dave is the Best-in-Class Winner of Fine Art 2020 PPOC National Image Competition. David will be speaking to the club on Long Exposures and how you can get the most out of this technique in your photographs.

December 8, 2021

Topic: Focal Lengths

Based out of Calgary, Scott is an award-winning photographer, world-renowned teacher of specialty imaging techniques, and computer scientist. His images have appeared in magazines and books around the world and his fine art prints adorn the walls of homes and businesses alike. In 2015, Scott received the prestigious international award of “Panoramic Photographer of the Year” by Kolor for his pioneering work in the field of high-resolution image-making. Scott will be speaking with the Calgary Camera Club on the ins and outs of focus in photography. How focal lengths can change your photos, the impact on image different lenses have, and more.

February 16, 2022

Topic: Light and Color in Photography

Note: Virtual Presentation
From the ’70s, with a film SLR and a garage darkroom, college work with 4×5 view cameras, Kodachrome slides, and into the digital age, Rick has pursued photography for over 45 years. An enthusiastic member of the Boise Camera Club he is a contributing writer of several photography articles at Join us as Rick discusses the use of light and color in photography to create stunning eye-catching images.

March 9, 2022

Topic: Composition

Note: Virtual Presentation
Barry, a travel photographer from Dublin, Ireland with family ties to Calgary. Specializing in urban, street, architecture, and landscape photography. Among his favorite activities is wandering around a new and unfamiliar location with his camera at the ready.

Learn about his work while Barry speaks on 25 different ways, we can improve photographic composition and create photographs with greater visual impact. These will include the Rules of Thirds, the Golden Ratio, Juxtaposition, Rules of Space, Color combinations, and more.

The Snapshots Speaker Series.

Meet and engage with individuals whose passion and love for photography showcase their unique personalities while learning about the different forms of photography they specialize in.

In Focus Speaker Series.

Time to get back to basics and put a Focus on your camera skills. Join exciting presentations that will help you learn and polish your photography techniques.