Landscape photography is a gateway to the natural world, allowing the viewer to experience scenery that they may never have the opportunity to see in person. It’s a way of highlighting what Mother Nature has created and the importance of preserving it for future generations.
In Montreal, you’ll find some of Canada’s best landscape photographers, who have plenty of inspiration in their backyard. Read on to learn about some of our favorites, including those who specialize in cityscapes, travel imagery, and light painting.
Ready to start your search for landscape photographers in Montreal? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for you.
The Fox Photo
Fadi Hage is the owner and artist behind The Fox Photo, a Montreal-based business that specializes in landscape photography. His journey began back in college when he took a black and white film photography course and he went on to study commercial photography at Dawson College.
Since 2015, Fadi’s interest has shifted to landscape photography and he says that living in Montreal gives him access to an abundance of nature. His ultimate goal? To photograph all of the parks in Quebec, then continue documenting nature around the globe. In addition to selling his prints, Fadi offers photography workshops in the magnificent Canadian Rockies.
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Shaune Thompson is a Montreal-based cityscape and landscape photographer who has been working out of her studio in St-Henri since 1994. She describes photography as a “visual love affair with life” and, as a photographer, tries to isolate scenes from the world to evoke emotions and tell stories.
Shaune prefers to shoot during the early morning hours or at the end of the day when the light is at its most atmospheric. Her images are held in private collections around Canada and were selected by Canadian Geographic to appear in their 2020 and 2021 calendars.
Jessica Auer is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and educator who is currently based between Montreal and a decommissioned fish factory in Seydisfjördur, Iceland. She received her MFA from Montreal’s Concordia University where she now teaches part-time and her images have been featured at the Canadian Center for Architecture and The National Museum of Iceland.
Over the years, Jessica has received numerous awards from the Guardian, Radio Canada International, and Femmes Photographes and she has completed residencies at the Banff Centre in Canada and Iceland’s Bær Art Center. Jessica mainly works in large format photography and is most interested in the study of landscapes as cultural sites.
Based in Montreal, Viktor Elizarov runs Photo Traces, an online blog that assists creatives in honing their landscape photography skills. He is a designer by trade and has worked for some of the biggest TV networks in the world. But for long before he was renowned, Viktor used the art of photography as a creative outlet.
Over time, he's transformed this hobby into a full-time business and now sells his images and teaches others the nuances of landscapes. So if you’ve found yourself asking “How do I find the best locations for travel photography?” or “What tools and techniques should I use to process my photos?” – then Photo Traces might just have the answers.
Hand of Fate Photography
Dave is the Montreal-based owner and photographer at Hand of Fate Photography, which specializes in documenting society, scenery, sidewalks, and silence. While he has always been interested in photography, Dave began to take things more seriously once the industry went digital.
Today, he's passionate about shooting in natural light and at unique locations, with the incredible scenery surrounding Montreal often serving as his inspiration. Dave also offers photography walks to help others to develop their confidence behind the lens, whether it’s with a camera or a smartphone.
Seasoned photographer Chirag Pandya runs Studio Zoomtech, a Montreal-based business that draws on his more than 20 years of experience in the photographic industry. He describes himself first and foremost as a storyteller and shoots with a photojournalistic style.
In addition to being a highly talented portrait and wedding photographer, Chirag is also a passionate travel and landscape photographer and has shot images for stock photography agencies, magazines, and corporations. He says that not only is it rewarding to take images in spectacular locations but to experience and work with other cultures.
Montreal-based photographer Eric Pare has garnered a reputation for his light painting, which he often fuses with landscape photography to achieve incredible results. He says that his work is about playing with “light, space and time through light painting, bullet-time and stop-motion techniques to create a unique animated photography signature.”
When he’s not on the road, Eric works from a 176-camera studio in Montreal, which provides him with a 360-degree camera setup. His work has been featured on CNN, MTV, and BBC, and his previous clients include Microsoft, Intel, and Sony.