BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
As a Professional Photographer-Jim Ford-British Columbia-Canada-2016, I received my training in Photography at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta. During the summers, I worked as an Industrial Photographer at Cominco. After graduation from N.A.I.T. I was hired to teach color processing and photographic aspects of Radiology. I also taught continuing education courses in photography for three years at N.A.I.T. I left N.A.I.T. to become the senior Medical Photographer for the School of Medicine at the University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I was involved in documenting various medical procedures, producing multi projector slide shows, and using a wide range of photographic technology and techniques from Portraiture, Photomicrography, Macro photography, Motion Picture, and patient photography in the operating rooms. After five years as a Medical Photographer, I was hired by Selkirk College as the Audio Visual Coordinator and Instructor. For 27 years, I taught photography, video production, and workshops in using visuals for presentations to most of the technology students.
In 1998, I purchased my first digital camera and I am now using my 10th version. Being retired, I have the opportunity of combining my love of photography with my love of traveling to various countries. I especially enjoy meeting and photographing people. I feel really blessed that my love of photography has not diminished from using my first roll film camera to now capturing the types of images that give me satisfaction using the always changing digital technology.
Over the years, I have won a number of awards for my photographs, regionally, provincially, and nationally. One of my photographs, was selected by the National Film Board for a traveling exhibit that went across Canada.