The website of
nature photographer
Donald Ferguson

I grew up at the edge of the forest in east central Saskatchewan and now call Swift Current, Saskatchewan home. Living in southwestern Saskatchewan means that most of my photographic time is spent in western Canada but I also enjoy photographing other parts of Canada when I get the chance.

I have been a student of photography for a number of years now (pre-digital) and I feel that while I have learned a lot, there is still much for me to learn. I have no formal training in photography, learning from many, many books and a lot of trial and error. The technical aspects of photography are relatively easy to learn, the hardest part is learning how to create art with a camera. It took many years of practice before I was satisfied with my images.

I love wandering around in the great outdoors, hiking or canoeing into places where I can be surrounded by Mother Nature. My camera is  

just a tool that I use to try and capture some of the beauty, peace and joy that I experience while being in a meadow at sunrise, surrounded by the music of Meadowlarks, dew glistening grass and the warmth of the rising sun. Of course all mornings are not created equal, the sunrise may be hidden and the Meadowlarks silent, but the best thing about nature photography is that even if I have been out all day and don’t capture anything great on camera, I have been out… all day…in nature.

My photographic style is more artistic than documentary, when I make a photograph I am not trying to show the scene exactly as it appeared to the naked eye but to use photographic technique (different lenses, slow shutter speeds composition, etc.) to create art out of the elements that Mother Nature has given me. The emotion of the image is the most important element to me.

Donald Ferguson