Background photograph by Bob Cook,
owner of Branded Visuals
Featured Contributor Bpb Cook
owner of Branded Visuals
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A gracious Great Grey owl with a framed canvas print inset – by Bob Cook
Years ago, Bob learned how well digital photography translates onto canvas, and he endeavoured to learn everything he could about the process. His growing appreciation for how this medium could consistently enhance any photographic image motivated him and my wife Candy to re-invent Branded Visuals Inc. (est. 1996) in early 2011.
Of course, given Bragg Creek's unique charm, close proximity to both Calgary and the spectacular beauty of Kananaskis, basing his wildlife gallery in the heart of the hamlet was a natural choice.
Bob Cook and his wife Candy are owners/operators of Branded Visuals Wildlife Gallery, located in Bragg Creek's Trading Post Mall, where they showcase their own wildlife images on both paper and canvas.
They also represent the work of professional wildlife and landscape photographers Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou, as well as offer informative workshops and excellent canvas printing and framing services. Through Branded Visuals, Bob is an ongoing sponsor of our photography competition
For Bob and Candy, wildlife photography brings awareness of, and appreciation for, the many wandering treasures that are found right in our own backyard.
For more information on Branded Visuals, call (403) 949 3000, visit www.brandedvisuals.com or stop in at Branded Visuals for a chat with
Bob in person.
A returning migratory Tree Swallow landing on a fence post, signals the beginning of spring
– by Gilles Korent
Around late March to late April every year, his search for the first Tree Swallow of the season begins. It has become a personal tradition of Gilles that truly marks the arrival of spring for him. Enthusiasm usually compels him to begin looking way too early in the season, so he often finds himself out on several outings before succeeding.
Gilles Korent is a self-taught photographer based in Calgary, with over 20 years of nature and wildlife experience, who often combines his love of photography with many other varied outdoor activities.
From his start in Paris, France, where he specialized in candid portraits, he continues to use some of the same photographic techniques today, even though his primary subjects are now wild creatures.
Gilles generally spends extended periods of time working on particular subjects in an effort to document part of their life story. He endeavours to capture his subjects’ best sides by photographing them in their natural environment. With some background in sketching and painting for his own pleasure, he has come to create images in a more artistic way.
We are very grateful to our Featured Photographers who have contributed both their photography and articles to throughout the years. You can view more of their photography on their respective websites:
Robert Berdan – www.canadiannaturephotographer.com
Bob Cook – www.brandedvisuals.com
Chris Martin – www.christophermartinphotography.com
Gilles Korent – www.wildlife-expressions.com
Philippe Widling – www.pwidling-photography.com
Darwin Wiggett – www.oopoomoo.com
Sam Chrysanthou – www.oopoomoo.com
Peter Gold – www.goldphotography.com
Rob McKay – www.robmckayphotography.com
John Marriott – www.canwildphototours.com