paulparent.org: Bio & Gear

The beauty of the worls around us inspires me to take my camera wherever I go. It doesn't matter how expensive your equipment is, the inspiration to create is the most important equipment tou can have with you.

I bought my first Nikon Camera in 1976, A Nikon F Ftn, I now use a Nikon D4s.

Some of my pictures were published on Fox News, The Montreal Gazette, Royal Ontario Museum’s Biodiversity Centre in Toronto, National Wildlife Federation (2012 front page of their annual report), Canadian Geographic Picture of the year (Macro), La Ville de Montréal, Montréal Métropole Culturelle, Global News Canada, Fashion Weekly Magazine (China), Trail Canada, La Métropole, and one in the Ottawa Museum of Nature,

Now that every person in the world is able not only to shoot millions of his or her own photos, but also to manipulate billions of others’ images, the skills of gifted and trained photographers are more invaluable than ever.


As we increasingly experience photographic images in a disorienting and dematerialized manner, the force of the increasingly rarified, examined, processed and printed photo becomes immeasurable. Photography, as a medium and a craft, culminates with the creation of an object.


The original artwork conveys as much of the artist’s vision as do the subjects it depicts, the manner in which figures are framed, the palette of tones highlighted by various chemical processes and so on.

Many people go and buy all the gear they think they need, and then wonder why outstanding photos don't just pop out, even though they've read everything and know they're doing everything right. In photography, too many people confuse buying cameras and playing with software with photography itself.



Equipment

Nikon D5 & Nikon D3s
Nikon 200-500mm VR f5.6
Nikon 300 2.8 VR
Nikon 28-300 VR
Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR II
Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR
Nikon 14-24 wideangle 2.8
Nikon 16-35 Wide Angle
Nikon 60mm Micro 2.8
Nikon 50mm 1.8
Nikon 16mm Fisheyes
Nikon 200 Micro f4
Nikon TC20E II
SB-900 Flash
Nikon R1C1 Macro Flash


Publications & Contests

paulparent.org Facebook Group


Nikon Professional Service Canada Member