Christopher Donovan is Calgary based photographer who works in variety of genres and formats. A graduate of the AUarts Media Arts program Christopher has experience ranging from video production to sound design. A dedicated film shooter, Christopher is always happy to chat about sheet film, giant cameras and photo books.
Dr. J. Ashley Nixon is a documentary photographer, writer, filmmaker, and university teacher, with a Ph.D. in ecology. His exploration of people, places, and performance focuses on sustainability themes, music, dance, art & design, and sports.
Gary brings over ten years of photography and IT experience to The Camera Store. For the past five years, he’s been focusing on portrait photography and an extensive portion of his portfolio comes from shooting Cosplay. He is also the technical consultant for the TCS TV live streams. When he isn’t in the store, he is most likely on the road helping run photo booths for Comic Conventions all around Canada and the US.
Gina is an award-winning and internationally published photographer with a passion for mentoring and teaching both mom photographers and landscape photography. Gina has taught photographers from all over the world, and her goal is to teach you how to become the photographer you are meant to be. Gina is passionate about photographing the fleeting moments of childhood and gorgeous landscapes. Gina and spends as much time as possible in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and also enjoys hiking mountains, running, and reading a good psychological thriller.
Jason was born in New Brunswick and graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with an honours degree in Chemistry. After working as a chemist in Toronto he moved back to the Maritimes and switched careers to web and graphic design, which reignited his passion for the art of photography.
He is a landscape, action sport and commercial photographer who has been pursuing the craft since 2007. It was around that time that he started to travel and hike in remote locations around the world. He has since photographed in more than ninety countries for many clients and in many capacities. Mountains, snow, intense cold and prolonged periods of hard effort provide ample motivation for his landscape work, and the incredible amount of logistics involved when shooting rally has completely consumed him. He loves it.
Photography is a study of light, and who better to provide insight into light than the grandmasters? Jason draws inspiration from classical landscape photographers like Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell, expedition photographers including Jimmy Chin and Tim Kemple, and Josef Albers, a pioneer in the fields of shape and composition. The immediacy of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work also finds appeal. In recent years, he has had the privilege of working with outdoor great Lars Schneider and portrait maestro Peter Hurley.
Jason currently lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is an F-Stop Gear Staff pro photographer, a Lumix Storyteller, and a collaborator for Altitude Sports in Montreal. He has received financial support for his work from the New Brunswick Arts Board and is also a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada.
Having gotten his first DSLR camera at the age of 14, Drew has been taking photos on and off for the better part of a decade. He predominately shoots events and sports photos, but in recent years has taken an interest in live streaming and has been an active twitch.tv streamer for the past three years.
Monika began her photography career as a concert photographer. Focusing mainly on heavy metal bands, she has had the opportunity to photograph many of her favorite bands over the years and travel to many festivals across North America and even in international waters on the world's largest heavy metal cruise. Her concert photos have been featured at metal-rules.com, Pitch Black Magazine, Calgary Herald, Beatroute AB, Examiner.com, SMN Magazine and Terrorizer Magazine.
While Monika still enjoys photographing concerts, her portfolio has expanded to include a few new passions including night photography and landscape photography. Alberta provides a variety of landscapes which Monika enjoys exploring and roaming around at night and sometimes during the day.
As well as being a photographer Monika works as a physicist by day and is a fitness enthusiast who spends a lot of time hanging off aerial equipment or hiking up mountains.