PPOC-Saskatchewan Creative Foundry Event

I’ve been invited to deliver a presentation at this weekend’s Creative Foundry event in Saskatoon, hosted by the Professional Photographers of Canada’s Saskatchewan chapter. The organizers reached out to me, asking if I would like to talk about wildlife photography, but I’m going to take the opportunity to explore and expand that concept. 

Rather than getting caught up in which lens or camera works best, I think the top way to boost the impact of your wildlife photography is by connecting your photographs with a purpose. Yes, capturing a dramatic, well-composed shot of beautiful animal can be rewarding on its own, but as a conservation photographer, the question that comes next is “what are you doing with the image?”

During the presentation, I’ll take a deep dive into my 2019 expedition into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For this trip, I partnered with the International League of Conservation Photographers and local Gwich’in leaders to walk in the footsteps of the Porcupine caribou herd on their annual migration. The herd has one of the longest land migrations of any mammal on earth, and access to their calving grounds on the coastal plain of the Refuge is under threat thanks to both climate change and increased pressure to develop oil and gas resources in the area.

There are several other great presentations on tap for the weekend. Grab your ticket here.

If you’re in or around Saskatoon, it would be great to see you there. If not, I’ll plan to share images from the presentation with you soon!

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