Zoom Meeting: Dave Sandford: Shoot
Dave Sandford is based in London Ontario, a couple of hours from Lake Erie. As a kid he loved the outdoors and had a passion for nature and sport. Aged 9 he thought he would grow up to be a hunter. His dad had different ideas and gave him a Pentax camera and said ‘shoot’ animals with this instead. Like any Canadian kid his other passion was ice hockey. Realising that he wouldn’t make it as a professional ice hockey player he went on to study photography and became a sports photographer to combine earning a living with experiencing and photographing some of the greatest sporting events including the Olympic Games. Dave has been in lockdown in Edmonton in the ‘NHL bubble’ for the past 10 weeks covering the playoffs.
Dave became interested in ocean photography in Australia after spending time with Warren Keelan and spends a couple of months down under most years. His ‘Liquid Mountain’ series capturing the towering waves during the winter storms on Lake Erie went viral and changed his career. You don’t have to be a ‘pro’ to shoot waves here are Dave’s top 5 tips. Now nature and wildlife dominates his calendar with the ‘National Hockey League’ occupying the remaining 6 weeks. He regards the timing learned in sports photography using strobes as key to his wildlife and nature photography.
This promises to be a fascinating evening and Dave will be sharing stories covering his photographic journey.
See Dave’s website for more examples of those famous waves and more of his natural history photography at https://www.davesandfordphotos.com.
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