about me

Odds are you've figured out my name is Dean, but that may be all you know about me.

I'll start with a disclaimer - I'm not a professional photographer. I'm an amateur photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a passion for the outdoors. I try to use photography to capture and share my experiences with nature. 

I've known for awhile I enjoy photography, but it wasn't until a little over5 years ago I picked up my first DSLR camera. A friend helped me pick out the Canon Rebel t3i, which at the time seemed massive and expensive. Little did I know of what was yet to come. I taught myself how to use it. There were some pretty big "learning moments" along the way (if you ever need hundreds of blurry dolphin pictures, let me know). Now I've got the basics figured out, but I know there is still so much I've yet to learn.

What I have learned, is what I love shooting - nature. There's something about being submersed in nature, whether it's scrambling up one of the Rocky Mountains, camping on an active volcano in Nicaragua, or staring a great horned owl in the eye. I find there's this moment of excitement for exactly where I am. It's hard to explain. I'm sure people can relate with whatever their particular passion may be. I hope I've been able to convey this feeling as you look through some of my photos.

I would love to hear from you. If there's anything you really liked or any (constructive) criticisms you have, please send me a message. You can also give me a follow on facebook, twitter or instagram (see icons below).