From untouched wilderness to vivacious cityscapes, celebrate Canada Day with ten Canadian stock photographers as they share their favorite shots of home.
Oh, Canada! Today is Canada Day, and we’re celebrating this Canadian holiday by sharing 10 Canadian stock photographers that we love here at Shutterstock and Offset. Canada is a diverse country filled with nearly every type of landscape you can think of. From rolling hills in the prairies to alpine mountains, Canada is a wild country filled with surprises. One surprise that you might know of? Canada is also home to the largest coastline in the world. Besides epic landscapes, Canada is also home to a diverse population of people, and these Canadian stock photographers are pro at capturing exactly what it means to be Canadian.
Harrison Lake, BC by EB Adventure Photography
In this article, we’re highlighting the profiles of ten Canadian stock photographers to be inspired by. Whether they are photographing the landscape from coast to coast or highlighting the diverse groups of people that exist in this stunning country, these photographers continue to impress us with their creativity and ingenuity in stock photography.
Ten Canadian stock photographers you need to know.
Whistler, BC | Offset Portfolio | Instagram
One of the world’s top snowboarding photographers, Ashley Barker inspires athletes, photographers, and people around the world through her images. With over a decade of experience, she captures the personalities of her subjects with the complete precision of a pro. She’s shot for global clients, and as a Canadian stock photographer, she also lists some of her electrifying work on Offset.
Snowboarder on a mountain by Ashley Barker
Snowboarder Taylor Godber by Ashley Barker
Alli and Will of Sight Seven Productions
Hamilton, ON | Shutterstock Footage Portfolio | Instagram
The breadth of diversity that exists in Sight Seven Productions’ portfolio is completely outstanding. From close-ups of eyes to drool-worthy food images, Alli and Will cover nearly every genre in the stock photography book. In their personal work, expect to be inspired by their YouTube channel and video escapades around the world.
Still from Canada Flag footage by Sight Seven Productions
Still from Border Collie footage by Sight Seven Productions
Vancouver Island, BC | Shutterstock Portfolio
Russ Heinl is an aerial pro—and we don’t say that lightly. With over twenty-five years of experience up in the air, he’s logged thousands of hours of personal helicopter time to capture his stunning images. This Canadian stock photographer has also published fourteen books with a selection of his best aerial work from across Canada and beyond. If you’re looking for professional-quality aerial images, Russ is your guy.
Alberta Tar Sands by Russ Heinl
Iceberg in Newfoundland by Russ Heinl
Vancouver, BC | Offset Portfolio | Instagram
It’s been an exceptional pleasure to see Bruin’s photography expand into new genres. In fact, his recent travels on Instagram are a perfect example. The adventure photographer and writer from Canada is an ex-professional athlete, who picked up photography as a hobby during university. He shares his stories through both his images and words, captivating an audience from around the world. Follow Bruin on his adventures both at home in Canada and around the globe.
Mountains at Sunset by Bruin Alexander
Lake Mountain by Bruin Alexander
Vancouver, BC | Shutterstock Portfolio | Instagram
Canadian stock photographer Stephanie Bracconier is a landscape architect by trade, with a passion for photography. In her portfolio, expect to see a connection of city and landscapes. From street scenes to urban nature, public spaces to city sidewalks, seeing a city through Stephanie’s eyes is a true treat not to be missed.
North Vancouver Views by Stephanie Braconnier
Irons Gate in Vancouver by Stephanie Braconnier
Calgary, AB | Shutterstock Portfolio
Timothy’s dynamic use of color and composition continue to surpass our expectations for what we think Canada looks like. From coast to coast, the Calgary-based photographer captures the world around him. On his stock portfolio, expect to see everything from images of arctic penguins to stunning architecture from cities across the country. Any preconceptions of Canada’s appearance are blown away after glancing at Timothy’s portfolio of work.
Sunrise in Banff by Timothy Yue
Peace Bridge in Calgary by Timothy Yue
St. Johns, NL | Shutterstock Portfolio | Instagram
Located on the far Eastern coast of Canada, Dolores picked up photography while attending university a number of years ago. After that, she worked at a family photography business where her true love of photography blossomed, and where she started to develop her skills. This Canadian stock photographer’s work features everything from adorable seals to brightly colored coastal homes.
Harp Seals by Dolores Harvey
Coastal Storage Sheds by Dolores Harvey
Whistler, BC | Offset Portfolio | Instagram
Michael is an adventure and lifestyle photographer based out of Whistler, British Columbia. He is also a Shutterstock Custom and Offset contributor, and we previously featured his work in this interview. His love of mountains sparked at a young age, and he’s continued to document them over the years. Michael has established himself as a prominent figure in the outdoor creative industry.
Snowy trails by Michael Overbeck
Alpine Flowers in BC by Michael Overbeck
Edmonton, AB | Shutterstock Portfolio | Instagram
Edmonton-based photographer Adam shoots a lot of content, but it’s his landscape and epic travel work that truly sets him apart. In his portfolio, expect to feel instant wanderlust to travel to Alberta and seek the mountains and lakes that encompass this beautiful province. Plus, you may even see the occasional wild animal, such as a mountain goat, if you look hard enough.
Walterdale Bridge by Adam Zihla
Alpine dips by Adam Zihla
Edgar Bullon (EB Adventure Photography)
Greater Vancouver Area, BC | Shutterstock Portfolio | Instagram
We truly think that Edgar has seen more of Canada than most people, at least based on the images he uploads to his Shutterstock portfolio. This self-proclaimed adventurer and explorer seeks to discover and capture the extremities of the world. What’s more, he shares that photographed world as a Canadian stock photographer here at Shutterstock. We couldn’t be more impressed with Edgar’s compositions, style, and complete knack of capturing and showcasing the environment that surrounds him.
Revelstoke roads by EB Adventure Photography
Vancouver Sunsets by EB Adventure Photography
Darko of Darko-HD Photography
Calgary, AB | Shutterstock Portfolio
Darko is a portrait, wedding, architecture, and landscape photographer based in Calgary, Alberta who truly does it all. In his Shutterstock portfolio, you really see that diversity shine through the images he showcases. From stunning top-down images of food to beautiful landscapes of his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, the versatility in Darko’s portfolio is truly masterful.
Downtown Calgary by Drako-HD Photography
Mount Rundle by Drako-HD Photography
Mathieu of Mat277
Montreal, QC | Shutterstock Portfolio
Montreal-based photographer Mathieu of Mat277 made us fall in love with his landscape work, but it’s his portraits of people that have truly blown us away as of late. The way he captures his subjects is the work of a complete pro and leaves you wanting to know the stories of each and every one of those people. We especially love his series on firefighters, and encourage you to check out his work to get inspired to shoot more people.
Montreal in Autumn by Mat277
Forest Fire Protection by Mat277
Featured Image by Bruin Alexander
Need more Canadian inspiration? Check out these articles.
- Featured Interview with Adventure and Commercial Photographer Michael Overbeck
- A Wild Canada: 20 Images to Inspire Your Next Trip Up North
- Artist Series with Surf Photographer Marcus Paladino
- 10 Travel Photographers on Instagram You Need to Follow
- 8 Photographers Share Their Adventures in Forests Around the World