Fusion Speaker – Albert Normandin

Travel Photography – Be Prepared and Enjoy the Ride

Albert will discuss the ins and outs of traveling to some of the more exotic and challenging locations of the world. He’ll cover being prepared for any possibility, health issues and concerns, cultural differences, being aware of the local customs and having respect for their religions and ways of life, visas and much more.

He will talk about what equipment to pack, image file management, editing and saving your work, backing up your work as you travel and shoot every day, and getting home safely with your body of work.

He will also show images from his travels and discuss his approach to getting out there and discovering locations, festivals and events.  He will share his thoughts on taking the time and patience to find these special moments.

Albert Normandin is an international award winning professional photographer based in Vancouver, BC Canada. As a child, he discovered his visual interest with a Kodak Brownie Box camera. Eventually he moved into a career as a technician in the Graphic Arts industry as photography continued to be a big part of his life. After ten years in this industry, he decided to get serious about photography and bought a one-way ticket to New York City to work for the legendary Jay Maisel. Working for Maisel over 3 years, Albert returned to Canada to begin his own photographic career, establishing himself as an advertising, corporate and industrial photographer.

Now with over 30 years in business, he has had the pleasure of working on a wide range of assignments. Some of his clients include Air Canada, Canada Post, Destinations British Columbia, General Motors, Caterpillar, Helijet Airways, Telus Communications, Vanity Savings and Petro-Canada. He has accumulated a long list of awards and accomplishments over the length of his career, including awards from Communication Arts, Applied Arts, Art Directors Club, Photo District News, Graphex and the Graphic Designers of Canada.

Albert’s commercial work has supplied the means for his deep dedication to his personal work, which includes creating images with talented dancers and models, panoramic landscapes and continuing his passion for world travels. He has travelled extensively in Africa, South America and Asia. His latest addiction is Myanmar – Burma. With 14 trips in the last 13 years to the Golden Land, he has assembled a vast body of work.

Albert is sponsored by Fujifilm Canada.

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