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Bird Photographer Profile: Ian Routley

 By Evelyn Drake

Ian Routley is a nature and travel photographer from Lillooet, BC.  He grew up with a father who loved photography, and he started carrying a camera around as a very young boy.  “My interest has waxed and waned over the years. But, has become a serious hobby over the last 15 years.  I originally started photographing birds as a way of keeping records of the more unusual and rare species I found during my tenure as a Regional Coordinator for the Breeding Bird Atlas of BC from 2008 – 2012.  My passion grew from there as it can be quite a challenge to get a good shot of a species that tells a story, more than just a “Bird on a Stick”.

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Travel Photographer Feature: Dr. M Robert Ito

 By Evelyn Drake

When asked what he loves most about photography Dr. M Robert Ito referred to a quote by the writer-photographer, Ralph Hattersley: 

“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” 

Robert enjoys photography as a means of seeing events, places and people in a way that has meaning to him, unfettered by demands of editors, art directors and others that may have a different agenda, and to be able share his interpretation of the world that he sees with others. He said, “friends say that I am happiest when I am out exploring and shooting images.” I think many of us can relate to that. 

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Photographer Feature: A Student of Wildlife Photography

 By Evelyn Drake

75-year-old Don Mcvee is a self-proclaimed student of photography from Kelowna, and has been shopping with The Camera Store’s online department for nearly a decade. We came across his Flickr account while reviewing his order one day, and were struck by the diversity of the wildlife he has captured around the world. Don truly has a passion and eye for photography. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his journey of making photographs.

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Infrared Photography, Part 4

 By RonMay

In this final installment of our infrared series Ron May discusses post-processing false colour images into black and white, his thoughts on composition and subjects, and his closing thoughts.

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