Geoff Fierce: Owner/Photographer - Event Photographers
As far back as I can remember I have been a lover of wildlife and nature. My parents both enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and hiking through the woods, but my Dad was more of an influence on me as a young boy, than anyone else when it came to my love of all things in nature. Coupled with my love of nature, I have always enjoyed taking pictures and as a teenager, began collecting and repairing old cameras and then experimenting with them as to how well I could make a picture look like what I saw with my eyes.
In recent years I switched to digital and at the same time decided it was time to expand my horizons and learn to take photos of everyone and every thing. I spent countless hours volunteering my time to photograph every event in the Town of Souris for close to 2 years, where I became proficient in everything from Rodeos to indoor Concerts, and from Weddings to Pet Photography. I look forward to being able to assist you with all your photographic requirements and giving you a full photographic experience that you will not soon forget.
Henk Von Pickartz: Photographer/DSLR and Lightroom Instructor - Event Photographers; Co-Owner - Boreal Pursuits
I have been a nature lover since the early 60's as a child. My parents were usually divided between "Culture" and "Nature" and the choice for holidays was often a mixture of both. As a result I adore old architecture, archaeology and history, but also everything nature. Nature from animals and plants to severe weather. In the mid seventies my parents got me a camera that was at the end of its life by 1982. Poor thing.
Fast forward to 2005 where I bought my first digital camera and I have used them ever since. Never looked back. By trade I am a computer programmer in mostly any language that imposes itself for a specific job. I came in contact with Lightroom as of version 1.2 in 2007. I have used it ever since and have seen many issues, as well as solved them. Today, Lightroom is my go-to program for the development of my pictures. The use of Lightroom is an integral part of my daily photo workflow. I am happy to teach it and even to divulge some of my "secrets" on how to get things done with the least possible effort. This is a valuable addition to every tour Stu and I have done together over the years.
Stu McKay: Photographer/Wilderness Guide/Co-Owner - Boreal Pursuits
Stu Mckay, self-taught naturalist and nature photographer, has spent his entire life exploring the great outdoors. For over thirty years I have owned and operated a highly successful sport fishing guide service, catering to an international clientele.
I also operate a highly successful and highly praised eco-tourism service, specialising in "nature photography workshops." These workshops are geared for those who are seeking the thrill of photographing the mighty and iconic American Bald Eagle or the magnificent Great Grey Owl, both in their natural state and natural habitat. If your desire is to learn "how to" successfully photograph the Ruby-Throated hummingbird, we can help you! I operate in my home Province of Manitoba, Canada. With over 400 migratory bird species that come to the province to breed and raise their offspring each year, Manitoba is a birding photographer's paradise. Maybe your passion is to view in person and learn how to successfully photograph Mother Nature's "Greatest Show On Earth" the incredibly beautiful Aurora Borealis. If so, I am at your service!