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Biography - Mike Grandmaison

Canadian photographer, Mike Grandmaison, has been working in the field for many years and his portfolio is proof of the vast amount of experience he has gained. Several of Mike's images have been published in prestigious magazines and periodicals.

Not only is Mike a great photographer, but he is also an instructor of photography as well. Mike has taught nature photography workshops for years, and he has also conducted nature-focused seminars to various groups. Included among Mike's clients are: Canadian Geographic, Ducks Unlimited, Kodak Canada, World Wildlife Fund, and many others. Several multi-national corporations have used Mike's images as artwork in their brochures and advertising campaigns, and even for decorating their corporate offices!

Our staff enjoyed every minute we had while evaluating the outstanding portfolio of Mike Grandmaison, and we believe you will as well. Be sure to take your time browsing through Mike's portfolio, as each image has something special to offer!,I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario (Canada), an area that had been ravaged by pollution from mining, fires and timber harvesting. The physical environment in which I spent the first 25 years of my life influenced not only my career but also shaped my philosophy in many ways. I studied biology in university and worked in water quality and forest entomology and pathology for the next 20 years, based first in Edmonton and later in Winnipeg. In 1996, at the age of 42, I launched a new career in photography.

My first experience with a camera came in my early twenties as I admired the photographs that my friends recorded during our "university field trips". Envious of their images, I purchased my first 35mm camera upon graduation from university. I read nearly every book on photography I could find, viewed as many art exhibits as I could, and became actively involved in the Images Alberta Camera Club and the National Association for Photographic Art (NAPA, now CAPA). I attended many photography seminars and conventions, immersing myself in photography as much as I possibly could.

My passion for nature and photography made my decision to pursue a career in photography an obvious choice. Although my strongest interest remains nature photography, my photography business now focuses on agriculture, architecture, industry, nature and tourism, either on assignment or for stock. In addition, I also produce fine art images dealing mostly with the natural world. My training and employment in the biological sciences have given me a considerable insight in capturing the essence of the natural world in my images. Where possible, I try and incorporate elements of the natural world in the images I create for my clients.

I love to capture fleeting moments of light and exploring for pattern, texture and color. Although I particularly enjoy photographing early or late in the day to capture the "sweet light", I find photographic images almost anywhere. By keeping an open mind, I am able to continuously discover photo opportunities nearly anywhere. Although beautiful images can be made from every corner of the earth, I made a conscious decision very early on to focus on the Canadian environment. My life long task is to capture the essence of this land in beautiful images that speak to the heart.

Upon viewing this portfolio, I would also invite you to visit myWinner of the Profotos Pro Site Awardweb site at to browse a larger collection of images. The site was awarded with the Profotos Pro Site Award in September, 2001, for its outstanding design and images!

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