International Award Winning company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that specializes in Alberta Nature photography, including Wildlife and Landscape photography.
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Jardene Photography provides fine art prints from this website shop. We travel around Alberta, the heart of the Rocky Mountains, to get Nature photos that are unique and in demand. Our team promotes the safe use of the National Parks and is fully licensed. Visiting parks like Banff National Park, Elk Island National Park and Kananaskis. We also visit the city parks like Fish Creek Park, Carburn Park and Weaselhead Natural Area. Our company, Jardene Photography, has a Business License in the City of Calgary and is fully insured. Starting August 1st, 2021 we now donate 15% of our profits to the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.
Andy Denton owns Jardene Photography, originally from England. He played fast-action sports, including Hockey and Skiing, while attending his Computer degree at University. Andy moved to Canada in the ’90s and has spent years in the Canadian Rockies. Our company’s main focus is Nature Photographers / Photography Nature.
In his youth, Andy raced mountain bikes and took part in the 24 hours events in Canmore, Silver Star and MOAB. He has skied in the Canadian Rockies for the best part of 27 years and he has held Ski instructor and Ski Coach Certifications. Consequently started photographing fast-action ski racing in 2012.
He is employed full-time by a company that provides engineering services to a variety of clients in the oil and gas industry. His second career in photography, which he is advancing in as his skill level rises. Andy is now a member of Master Photographers International. A Craftsman degree in Nature Photography was awarded to him within the last year. In addition to working on his Craftsman and Masters’s degrees in Fine Art Photography, he has started collecting points towards a Master’s in Nature Photography.
Andy became a Platinum member of Canon Professional Services recently and exclusively uses Canon products. He currently uses the Canon R5 with a Canon 5D Mark III as a backup camera.
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Firstly, we have been partaking in landscape photography after completing several high-level courses. Basically, to capture great landscape photography, you need something to make the photo stand out from the crowd. Photographers use a lot of different techniques in Landscape photography to do this. Whether it be a sunrise, sunset or weather condition, that makes the photograph unique these events require planning.
Secondly, Research and Planning are the cornerstones of a landscape photography tool kit. To know that the sun rises at a specific time and place for the location and what to expect before arriving. Also, Milky way photographs require research too, about weather patterns, wherein the sky will the milky way show itself, and what compositions I want to achieve.
Thirdly, in our spare time, we spend evenings chasing lady Aurora in and around Calgary. We have been as far as Jasper and Abraham Lake all the way to Elk Island National Park chasing Aurora in Alberta. With Aurora, there is always the Aurora weather that needs to be researched and then there are the apps that provide forecasting and predictions.
Our photographs include Kananaskis, Spray Lakes, Peyto Lake, Two Jack Lake, Vermilion lakes, Mt Rundle, Three Sisters Canmore, Aurora Borealis, Lake Herbet, Morant’s curve, Astotin Lake, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake to name a few.
Our main passion is wildlife photography, and we spent nearly three years in Edmonton photographing the Bison in Elk Island National Park. Andy has spent years working on fast-action photography required for Wildlife Photography. Wildlife photography is not just the skill behind the camera to take the photo; most of the time, it’s tracking down the subjects to take the picture in the appropriate setting. There is research required for each species. Questions are asked, for instance, what gear do we need, is the species within hiking distance, is it dangerous, and what safety equipment do we need.
Usually, we hike to locations in most of Alberta’s Canada parks. Being away from our transport presents some risks with dealing with wild animals and their environment. Whether Snowshoeing or climbing, an escape from a dangerous animal might not be available. Some of our trips require backcountry camping which requires extra planning for equipment to be taken for safety and meals.
Photographs include Moose, Eagles, Elk, Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Snowy Owls, Great Horned Owls, Great Gray Owls, Bull Moose, Cow Moose, Baby Moose, Bull Elk, Coyotes, Boreal Owls, Pygmy Owls, Birds of Alberta to name a few.
Canada’s first national park was Banff National Park. Founded in 1885, it has a long history. Over the years, the park has grown from 26 square kilometres to 6641 square kilometres. There are few places on earth more beautiful than Banff National Park.
In the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park offers some of the most spectacular mountain and lake scenery. Banff National Park attracts millions of visitors every year who are attracted by its emerald lakes and the flower-filled meadows at Sunshine Meadows.
Depending on the season, the area is home to snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers, tranquil lakeshores, raging rivers, and sweeping vistas. In addition to wildlife and nature, Banff National Park has year-round activities.
It takes two hours to drive from Calgary International Airport to Banff National Park. Banff National Park’s commercial heart is Banff. In Banff National Park, there are three world-class ski resorts: Norquay, Sunshine, and Lake Louise.
Banff is the number 1 best place to visit in Canada. Banff is 4th in best places to visit in December. Banff is 14th in the world’s best places to visit.
Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake are the most popular places to visit in Banff National Park. Along the Icefields Parkway, lakes like Herbert, Bow, and Peyto are also popular tourist attractions. Vermillion Lakes and Lake Minnewanka are also beautiful locations. In Banff National Park, Mount Rundle is one of the most photographed mountains.
In 1913, Elk Park became a federal park, and in 1930 the National Parks Act made Elk Island a national park. Located along the Trans Canada Highway, the park is 35 km from Edmonton. Elk Island is Canada’s largest enclosed park, with 194 square kilometres of enclosed terrain.
There are a variety of mammal species found on Elk Island, including Coyote, Bison, Moose, Mule Deer, Lynx, Beaver Elk, and White-Tailed Deer. The park is also home to black bears and timber wolves. Elk Island is also known for its bird species, with over 250 different types of birds.
Besides being a dark night site, Elk Island helps photographers and astronomers observe stars and galaxies. Elk Island is a popular spot for Borealis Edmontonians to observe and capture the Northern lights, sometimes known as the Aurora borealis.
Astotin Lake is a popular destination all year long for activities such as volleyball, kayaking, skating, snowshoeing, sunbathing, BBQs, and family outings. The campsite is open during the summer. Additionally, Elk Island offers excellent hiking opportunities. Summer months are a popular time to visit Bison Loop, where bison congregate.
The Fish Creek valley is protected by Fish Creek Park, a provincial park. The City of Calgary borders it on three sides, while the Tsuu T’ina border it on the west. There are some 100 kilometres of paved and unpaved trails in the park that are popular for hiking and biking.
A variety of wildlife can be found in the park, including deer, coyotes, owls, beavers, snakes, and frogs. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds. Fish Creek Park is Canada’s second-largest urban park. Approximately three times larger than Vancouver’s Stanley Park, the park stretches for 19 km from east to west.
There is a visitor center, an environmental learning center, picnic shelters, fire pits, group day-use areas, a restaurant, concession stands, a boat launch, and a golf course at the park.
The Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society provides programs to maintain the park as a non-profit, volunteer organization. Various courses and events are also offered, such as bird watching.