Annie Maltais, photographer

Photography – Edmonton

Photography was originally supposed to be a retirement project, but health issues meant that I started this much sooner. One day, I was sitting on a bench trying to photograph a Black-capped Chickadee and I only got pictures of branches. I decided to go to the store and buy something to actually get a bird in the picture. Since that day, photography has become addictive for me. I bought my first DSLR in May 2021 to learn how to photograph in manual mode and since then I have completed learning online and I practice as often as I can to improve my skills. I am a bird lover, I like to sit and observe their behavior. My love for birds comes from my grandma and I make portraits of them to give justice to their beauty. Every time I see a bird, I feel privileged no matter if it is a common or rare bird. Also a privilege to witness nature in action, and I relish the opportunity to photograph any wildlife. I have always preferred to shoot with Canon gear. Currently I am using a Canon 90D and Canon R6 bodies and primarily a Sigma 150-600mm lens for birds and wildlife. I recently purchased a Canon 70-200 f2.8 for horse shows. I aim to keep the original image as much as possible and edit only when necessary, utilizing Photoshop and Topaz DeNoise Al.