Steve Ricketts Photography
I'm a photographer based in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada.
I became interested in photography in 2010 as a retirement project and as a homage to my Dad.
I mostly do landscape photography. While the Alberta Rockies are spectacular, there is also a lot of beauty in the Alberta prairies, and I concentrate on the landscape in and around my home, especially in Strathcona, Minburn and Lamont Counties. That is, rather than show the grandeur of the Rockies, I prefer to show take the viewer on a journey around my backyard to enjoy the subtlety of the Prairies.
I have found myself increasingly drawn to black & white photography as I like how it draws the viewer’s attention to the contrast and texture in landscapes. I often use a telephoto lens and zoom in on a small area.
I endeavour to minimize the amount of editing that I do; while today’s software allows for powerful manipulation to create a wonderful image, I prefer to challenge myself to be in the right place and at the right time to capture the image that I have in mind.
InFocus Photo 2016 exhibit (1 image)
Jake's Framing and Gallery: Images Alberta Camera Club exhibits 2015, 2016, 2017
Common Ground Café, Sherwood Park, exhibit, Oct 2016
Black & White Spider Awards 2016, Nomination
InFocus Photo 2017 exhibit (2 images)
Kaasa Gallery, Northern Jubilee Auditorium, solo exhibit, May-June 2017
Black & White Spider Awards 2017, 3 Nominations
InFocus Photo 2018 exhibit (1 image)
Strathcona County 2018 Art Acquisition program (1 image selected)
Black & White Spider Awards 2018, 1 Nomination
Common Ground Café, Sherwood Park, exhibit ("The Many Faces of Grief"), Nov 2018
Black & White Spider Awards 2019, 1 Nomination
Member, Images Alberta Camera Club