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Shay Dodds

Who says science and photography are not connected? Yes, science is mathematically calculated and has rules that govern what can and cannot be performed, but then again so does photography. A photographer is limited only by the tools they use and the creativity they apply. An image can be analyzed and critiqued using techniques such as the rule of thirds, use of lead-in lines and the incorporation of shapes and balance within the photo. The harmony that needs to exist between this creative and scientific approach when creating a photo is what attracted me to this amazing hobby. As an engineer you're constantly searching for answers, solutions and formulas to perfect a design, machine or assembly. With photography these formulas can be found naturally by simply opening your eyes and seeing. A moment in time can be stopped with the snap of a shutter and captured forever. This is a very powerful ability and can be used to evoke emotion, passion and excitement. A photographer must be willing to open their mind and look at the world as an infant; it's at this state that one can truly appreciate the little things in life that are taken for granted nearly everyday. My goal is to reintroduce the viewer to the beauty found on Earth, whether it originates from human intervention or natural phenomenon.

Currently, I've started a side project that was inspired by the videos produced by TSO Photography, Tom Lowe (Timescapes) and Dustin Farrell (Landscapes). It will be a portrait of Southern Alberta that uses timelapse photography to create a short video. This will be an ongoing hobby of mine over the next year that I will be updating every so often on my Vimeo account ( My objective is simple, recreate the same feeling I, as well as so many others, experienced when first watching "The Mountain" by TSO. There is no doubt in my mind that Alberta is one of the most magnificant places on Earth and now it's my turn to reintroduce it to the world using the full capabilities of this digital art. Stay tuned.....

I am available for certain events you would like photographed and all my prints are available for purchase. Size, price and type of print can all vary so if you are interested please contact me and I'm sure we can work something out. Please note this is a hobby more than a career for me so I'm mostly available to shoot during weeknights and weekends. Send me an email with any questions you may have and I'd love to help you out.

Keep yours eyes and mind open,

Shay Dodds

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