About Me

About Me

About Me
About Me

Growing up my Grandmother was always artistic, crafting, painting, creating, it was here that I started to catch the bug. She encouraged me to see things differently, to create, to explore, to dream. Around 10 I found Photography, the family camera would tend to go missing. Saving my allowance I would buy rolls of film to photograph anything and everything around.

At 14 I  began to venture to the Rockies with my friends to snowboard some of the most amazing mountains in the world and of course the camera was in tow. An old 35mm Minolta!

Fast forward to present day, I have recently become a Nationally Accredited Landscape Photographer of Canada with successful online and print publications and has started to embark on creating a lasting business.

Over the past year few years I have been trying to figure out what photography means to me and what I wanted my work to achieve.

I began to think about how much negativity, suffering and destruction there is in the world. When we are faced with constant news of violence and loss it can make it seam like there is no hope. It does not have to be that way, we all have a choice and sometimes that choice just needs encouragement.

So this is my mission, my guiding light…

To inspire others to do the best they can, to succeed and to be strong enough to fail, to be better than they were the day before.

To discover nature, to value our planet, to explore it, to get lost in the moment only to find themselves again.

To find love for one another despite differences, to ignite a passion for making a difference. To give more than we take and leave the world better than we found it.

E: david@davidwilder.ca

P: 1.403.606.3161

Calgary Ab Canada

Solo Exhibitions:

Deville Coffee – Calgary – 2016

Group Exhibitions:

Metro Photo Competition – Edmonton 2009 – (lafarge trails)

Western Photography Showcase – Calgary Stampede 2016

Radljost – Icelandic Show – Resolve Photo 2016

Exposure Festival – Motion Gallery Feb 2017

Exposure Festival – Emerging Photographer Showcase Feb 2017

Western Photography Showcase – Calgary Stampede July 2017

Publishing (print):

Rogers Magazine 2006 – Upcoming musicians article

Metro Photo Competition 2007 – First Place Canadian – (lafarge trails)

Publishing (online):

The Weather Network – Photo Feature 2014 – (wrath)

fstoppers.com – Photo of the Day Jan 2 2017 (sunburst sunset)

Canadian Destinations – Photo Feature Jan 5 2017 (walk the line)

Stone Ridge Mountain Resort – Photo Feature Jan 8 2017 (walk the line)

We Own the Night – Photo Feature Jan 17 2017 (Aurora Pond)

fstoppers.com – Photographer of the Month – Jan 2017

Awards:

Metro Photo Competition 2007 – First Place Canadian – (lafarge trails)

Epson Pano Awards 2015 – Bronze Award Open and Amateur class – (sky on fire, aurora pond, flat rock, shifty, ocean bound)

Epson Pano Awards 2016 – Silver Award Amateur class – (sleeping giant, hourglass, winter reflections)

Epson Pano Awards 2016 – Bronze Award Open class – (banff under goliath, three sisters reflection, milky way, chinook arch, golden beach, winter reflections)

Nationally Accredited Landscape Photographer – PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada)

About Me