Ryan Vince has had an interest in photography and nature since the early age of 15. He grew up in the small town of Keswick, ON. (If you haven’t visited this little gem of a town, then you should.) It’s no wonder Vince focuses on landscape and wildlife photography as Keswick is surrounded by it.
He began shooting seriously with his dad's Canon 20D, and it wasn’t long before he upgraded to all pro gear. Now focusing his efforts on travel photography, incorporating hiking and camping, Vince shoots mainly Canadian subject matter. To improve his photographic skill set further the youth enrolled in the Digital Photography and Imaging program at Georgian College in Barrie, ON.
"I really recommend this program to up-and-coming photographers looking for that extra push,” he said.
When we asked what was on the horizon for Vince his reply was, "To work for National Geographic one day."
He went on to talk about an experience that has fuelled his desire to shoot for the famous magazine.
"One of my most memorable wildlife experiences was seeing my first wolf on Highway 17, just outside of Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park,” he said. “I was so awe-struck seeing this huge, cream-coloured wolf just standing in the middle of the road that I didn't even reach for my camera. I didn't want to risk missing the moment. He slowly walked off into the woods without a care in the world it seemed."
Sometimes it’s when you’re not shooting that can bring life-changing emotion to the forefront.
2012 Professional Photographers of Canada National Salon Competition:
-Student General Award
-Student Outstanding Award
Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 7D, array of lenses from 17mm to 400mm
Adobe Lightroom 4
Adobe CS6 Master Collection
Wacom Intuos4 large tablet