Richard Wear: Going Far Afield to Capture Images
by Vincent Morban, IACC Treasurer
On October 8, 2015, IACC members enjoyed learning about the photographic experiences of Richard Wear, an award-winning photographer whose works are represented by numerous galleries and are published in several photo magazines.
As a young boy in Saskatoon, Richard was into street photography. He used film, rented darkroom space and used a box camera with no controls. He is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton in photographic arts and has a history as an IACC Club member and judge.
Now a young retiree, Richard’s favorite subjects seem to be wildlife, landscape and people. He has gone far afield to capture his images (e.g., grizzly bear in Alaska; elephants, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, leopards and lions and hippos in Africa; tigers in India; birds in Iceland).
His landscapes are sometimes:
Richard shared some of his learnings over the years: