I have been involved in photography for over 3 decades when film was king and disco was the lay of the land. Overly confused and dissatisfied from all the techniques and intricacies and gears of the trade, I formally enrolled and achieved the much needed education at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba to the point was good enough to get contracts and work in local paper and magazines and other publications.
Without any particular interest in certain field, I shot just about anything worthy of my time and artistic expression – from flora and fauna, sports to portraits, weddings, kids, pets mainly to quench my thirst for creativity and to acquire awesome gears.
With digital revolution, my thirst is even greater – new techniques, new gears, and ability to control every processes - from capture to post processing and printing large format panoramic to custom framing – it’s pure fun and frustration, but the reward I must say is greater than it’s ever been.
Dissatisfied with limited landscape and western style photography in Manitoba, I packed my gears and headed to Calgary, Alberta – One of the most scenic and beautiful landscape in the world where I now work and play. Armed with Nikon gears and several gigs of memory cards, I head off to the battlefield aimed to conquer the highest mountains at least with my Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 and the widest field with my 10-20mm Sigma. Gone are the days when I used to carry 50 lbs of arsenal on my back, now I can leisurely engaged with full mobility to shoot Rodeos, Pow Wows, Indy car races, Skiing, Parades, Fashion Models, trekking the Alberta and British Columbia Rockies…ahhh! Pura Vida.
I have been a member of foothills camera club (FCC) in Calgary and served as a program chair for 2 years. FCC has been the catalyst to challenge my creativity to a higher level, have developed friendship and shared my vision and passion with like-minded and talented photographers.
I have been concentrating more these days with panoramic photography. I find this format provide the feeling of being there, to see more of my world and places I've been in a single shot.
More images can be viewed on my gallery www.adejphotography.ca