Kevin Allen Pepper
Without the love and support of my family I couldn't lead photography workshops across Canada and around the world. They are every much a part of my success by just supporting me and this crazy passion I have for photography.
I am also very lucky to have partners that help me do what I do. Sigma Canada, Manfrotto, Panasonic, they have all been great partners of mine for the last five plus years. They have been a big part of my professional life while I have been teaching and leading workshops and tours here in Canada and around the world.
My first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Canadian landscape and wildlife are my inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in my portfolio. From street photography in Paris to urban exploration of abandoned buildings, I love to capture it all with my camera for my corporate clients and growing personal portfolio.
My images have been used in Canadian Nature Photographer, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Canada/Ontario 150 initiative, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, Quebecor Media, The Weather Network, Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, and National Geographic Online. To date my work has also been used by companies such as the City of Cambridge, Panasonic, Olympus, Sigma, Manfrotto, GORE Mutual, TVO and African Lion Safari.
I get asked all the time, "What makes a good photo"? My answer is always, "In my opinion a good photograph is one that evokes some kind of emotion. So many people get hung up on composition rules that they are bombarded with online, they forget to personally connect with their subject matter in order to tell a story of what they were seeing at that very moment with their image."
Thats what I try and empathize on my workshops... You see, taking photos is something that I love to do, but more than taking photos, what adds to my continued amazement, and fuels my love of photography is guiding people and helping them. Watching the smiles and hearing the excitement in people’s voices that are seeing something for their first time. Something that I helped them connect with on an emotional level, thats what makes what I do special and keeps me out in the field.
My Photography Gear
Cameras: Nikon D4, Nikon D800e, Nikon D500, Panasonic LUMIX GH4, GX8 and GH5
Sigma Lenses: 20mm f1.4, 24-70mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4, 24-105mm f4.0, 70-200mm f2.8, 120-300mm f2.8, 150-600mm f5 to f6.3
Leica and LUMIX Lenses: 100-400 mm f4.0-f6.3 Leica Lens, 35-100mm F2.8 Lumix lens, 12-35mm F2.8 Lumix lens, 15mm F1.7 Leica lens, 7-14mm f4.0 Lumix lens
Tripods and Tripod Heads: BeFree compact tripod for travel photography, The Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fibre Tripod, the Manfrotto XPRO Ball Head in magnesium with Top Lock, the Jobu PRO2 gimbal head
Memory Cards: Because I shoot a lot of wildlife and video, I use the SanDisk Extreme Pro Memory Cards. For my D500 I use XQD memory cards on any camera that offers the option, and I also use the Panasonic SDUD Series memory cards.
Software: Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge and NIK
Filters: a complete assortment of Breakthrough filters from polarizing to ND3 and ND6 filters.
Why You should travel with Kevin Pepper Photography
I have been running almost all of my workshops for many years. For the ones that i have continually run because they are so popular, I know where we need to be, and at what time of day we need to be there to maximize the light and get you the shots that you expect from these locations. For the workshops I may not be as experienced with, I partnered with a local photography guide that has extensive knowledge of the areas we will be visiting.
I also will make sure you are prepared with the right equipment before you leave home. My pre workshop briefings and preparation documentation will ensure that you have packed the right clothes and you've got the gear you need. You will also know where we are going to be photographing each day of your photography vacation with me.
All the logistics will be handled, all you have to do is show up, shoot and have fun on vacation.
I am certified in First Aid and CPR and I am also a licensed guide and tourism operator in our northern regions, the Yukon and in Northwest Territories.
Here Are A few of my favourite Images taken on the workshops I lead
I thought I would share with you the type of photography I like to do. Below will give you an idea of my favourite images I have taken over the past few years. These would be the kind of images you would learn to take while you are on a workshop with me.
On my workshops I teach shooting techniques, but I also offer editing and computer time on my workshops. I think its important that you not only learn how to compose and take that image you are proud of, but its important you learn different editing techniques to make you a well rounded artist on your own personal journey of photography.
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