Remember the good old days when all you had was a roll of 24 from Kodak, sadly so do I, that’s how old I am. My passion for photography began in the 1970’s with an old Minolta and a fixed 50mm lens which I carried with me into the bush around Elliot Lake where I grew up. In those early days it was landscapes that caught my eye however as a starving student the cost of film processing limited my efforts to 24 pictures and that might be over a period of a month. Fast forward a few decades into the digital era and I consider myself spoiled as I might shoot 500 images in a day and not think anything of it. Mind you back then I thought long and hard about composition, exposure, white balance, etc. before I pressed the shutter.
I contribute the discipline required from my film camera days towards making me a better photographer or perhaps that’s just a clever way of justifying my age.:))
Over the past decade my gear has gone through numerous upgrades as have my interests. I still have a keen love of landscape photography and in 2009 decided to bring many of those images together in a book entitled, Without Colour. As I review those images now it reminds me just how much my skills as a photographer have changed in the past ten years for the better, so it is a nice chronology of my progression.
In 2007, I turned my focus to wildlife photography and I invite you to visit the sister site to this one at www.coolwildlife.com. I have had a blast shooting wildlife and will continue however one snowy morning in February 2013 I was taking a scenic landscape shot while out shooting owls and thought to myself that I needed to carve out a little more time for landscape photography and design a website to share those landscape images with the world.
My ultimate goal with Coollandscape.com is to share with my viewers the diversity of Canadian landscapes which are ours to to observe provided we continue to be diligent in our conservation efforts. Through my blog I will call for your attention and support to environmental initiatives that require our collective support. Together we can preserve Canadian habitats for generations to enjoy hundreds of years from now.
Other Books and Accolades:
For the Love of Chocolate – Brings to life the inquisitive world of Chocolate Labrador Puppies
For the Love of Yellow – Yes you guessed it, this book presents the adventures of Yellow Labrador Puppies
January/February 2012 Issue
Canadian Geographic – December Issue 2011 – Winner in Bird Category for Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest
Digital SLR Photography Magazine, Readers Showcase, April 2012 (Click on image for larger view)
Copyright: Bill Maynard Photographer