In 1994, I came west, from Ottawa to Jasper, by way of train, with a simple 35mm point-and-shoot camera. A latent photographer at that point, I knew the natural beauty of my destination rivaled the historic beauty of my hometown and that capturing it was important.
More than two decades later, that hunch has become a career as a professional photographer in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Sure, the cameras and lenses I use have come a long way since that early point-and-shoot camera; but the fundamentals—composition, lighting, timing, and more—remain the same.
There’s a great photographer in each of us. It doesn’t matter what camera you’re using. Cameras are just the tools. Learning how to channel your creativity into a beautiful photograph is all that matters.