Artist John Philip Stratton captures the beauty of nature through stunning landscape photography. Find more of his work by visiting his website.
I picked up my first camera when I was eighteen years old, and I never put it down.
I’ve had no formal training and began by just taking snapshots of people and scenery. In 1982 I met my wife and moved to Canada, where I became part of the Professional Photographers of Ontario organization.
I started my own photography business in 1993, focusing on wedding photography and portraits. I have photos that are accredited with both the Professional Photographers of Ontario organization and level of License Professional Photographers of Ontario.
In more recent years, I have transitioned my focus to taking photographs of landscapes and fine art photography.
I don’t know why I was drawn to pick up a camera forty-six years ago, but I haven’t put it down. I fell in love with capturing moments.
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I’m inspired to express myself through photography by seeing the pure joy my subjects, friends and family show when they view my creations. The enjoyment I feel while capturing the mood of the person, place or thing I am photographing is like none other.
When taking photographs, I enjoy playing with the lighting. I will use natural as well as artificial light to create shadows and bright spots within the photographs.
On a few occasions I will use Photoshop to enhance photos so that they match the vision of what I have in my mind.
My goal since opening my own business has always been to make my passion my only profession. Ultimately I would love to be able to work for myself, creating images that inspire, entertain and get people thinking.
I often see beauty in the small moments in life and in many places I go. I would love to be recognized for capturing and sharing these moments with others. Being able to share my love for these snapshots in time is truly my passion.
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