About Dianne Mursell

Let me tell you a little about myself and my absolute passion for photography. For as long as I can remember I have had a camera in my hand. I was always the one at the family gathering with the camera in everyone’s face, most quit bringing theirs because it was just known that I would have mine. Family photos, travel photos, animals, flowers, sunsets, you name it I was taking pictures of it. Then for many years, like everyone, I was busy working and raising my children. Photography was always in the background though, at one point I pondered taking a photography course but just really never had the time and it got put on the back burner.

Suddenly, a couple of years ago I got myself an entry level dslr camera. Well, my old love for photography had never really gone away and it absolutely blew up. I signed up for a class to learn how to use this camera in the full manual settings as I wanted to be able to make it take the pictures I could see in my mind. Using the automatic function just didn’t cut it anymore and I couldn’t get enough. From there I continued on with my education, signing up for and participating in hands on fieldtrips where I learned about composition, exposure, shooting at night, portraits, whatever I could take advantage of I signed up for. In addition to that I was out shooting daily with my camera, you name it, I shot it. I was thrilled to see how my photography was improving and the more progress I made the more excited I became. When I got my first really good Northern Lights shots I was ecstatic, from there progressed to wildlife. You can imagine my excitement this past spring to get some fantastic shots of some baby foxes and in the winter to do some macro work on snowflakes! I never ever thought I would be photographing individual snow flakes?!

From there I decided to work on the one area where I felt I was weak and made me nervous ~ people! Again I signed up for portrait workshops and started to gain confidence in this area. I began to hound family and friends to let me “practice” on them lol. Now I am comfortable to take on family portraiture and feel confident that I can produce beautiful images for families. My real joy with taking “people pictures” is children. I came up with our Giggle Snap sessions where I photograph children in real life moments, blowing bubbles, playing with toys, in trees, on play structures, etc. I feel you get more natural expressions and little moments of “real life” are captured.

This year some wonderful things have happened for me with my photography. I have had my work shown on Good Morning America, Canadian Geographic have used my fox image and also one of my Northern Lights images. I am thrilled that Prairies North Magazine used a different one of my Northern Lights images on the cover of their calendar for the year 2014 and have the image inside the calendar as well.

The majority of my work is from within Saskatchewan however as I travel you will also see work creep in from those trips, Ontario, Alberta, last winter from the Cayman Islands, to name a few. I love to share it all but mostly I will be sharing my love of Saskatchewan, the prairies, the people, and the life here. It’s very hard to beat! I am looking forward to see where this photographic journey will take me, and thank you so much for stopping by.  I will end by sharing a favourite quote of mine :
“You are never to old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream” ~ C.S. Lewis


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