Born and raised in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. The “Land of Living Skies” is the backdrop for most of my photography. A true lover of nature; its beauty, its power and its never ending ability to amaze me!
Tools of the Trade
I originally started out with photography using a Canon S45. I managed to capture some amazing photos with this small digital camera. I then moved on up to a Canon S80. The S80 gave me some higher quality photos but left me wanting more from my photographs. I finally broke down and purchased a digital SLR camera. I absolutely love using my Nikon D80 to take photos. The quality is tremendous to say the least. I have a AF-S NIKKOR 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 G lens and a AF NIKKOR 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 G lens (stolen). Depending on lighting and mood I sometimes use an Optex circular polarizing filter to capture my images. I have recently added a new tripod and a Colkin graduated ND filter to my arsenal. Any post processing and retouching of my photos is done with Lightroom and Photoshop CS5. For the most part all retouching is minimal and only untouched photos will be claimed As Is.
I have recently started pursuing portrait photography. Let’s face it, there isn’t much money in scenic photography unless you are famous. I hope to become famous through shooting family/wedding portraits. I added some new equipment to help in this pursuit. I purchased a AF NIKKOR 50mm 1.4 lens, a Speedlight SB900, along with an umbrella and stand.
I really enjoy outdoor photography and seeking that special object/scene that would stand out in a photograph. It would be a dream to make that step from amateur photographer to a professional one.
I have recently started to dabble with HDR photography. I have uploaded some of my HDR work and am hoping to improve those skills with time.
Please feel free to contact me, leave comments on my photos or even supply me with some tips/tricks to improve my work. I hope you enjoy my photos and thank you for taking an interest in my work.
© Copyright 2009 Heath Dreger, All Rights Reserved.
Featured Artist in a Group
“combine world” – Group avatar for the Canadiana group on October 20, 2009. Featured in Rural Around The Globe group on October 23, 2009. Featured in A Place To Call Home group on November 5, 2009.
“this old barn” – Featured in Color and Light group on August 15, 2009. Featured in The Fabulous Prairies group on August 18, 2009.
“Crossings” – Featured on REDBUBBLE home page on February 3, 2009. Placed third in the Red & White challenge in the Canada…“The Great White North” group. Featured in Canada…“The Great White North” group on February 3, 2009. Featured in Canadiana group on March 16, 2010.
“The Power of Nature” – Featured in Severe Weather group on February 2, 2009. Placed 6th in the Lightning Bolts challenge in the Mood & Ambience group.
“this old house” – Featured in Rural Canada Coast to Coast Pre 1960’s group on February 7, 2009. Featured in Natural color and light group and Your Magic Place group on February 17, 2009. Featured in Everything Winter group and Rural Around The Globe group on February 20, 2009. Placed 3rd in the Art challenge in the Rural Around the Globe group. Placed 5th in the Buildings of trees challenge in the Dilapidated Buildings group. Featured in the All the Colors of the Rainbow group on September 13, 2009. Group avatar for the Everything Winter group on December 15, 2009. Featured in the FEATURED ONLY group on May 15, 2010.
“view for my soul” – Featured in All About Your Best Work group on February 9, 2009.
“River History” – Featured in Natural Color and Light group on February 22, 2009.
“Last Light” – Featured in Your Magic Place group and in Mornings & Evenings — Sunbeams & Storms group on February 24, 2009. Featured in AMERICAS ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free group on February 25, 2009.
“Precious Moments” – Featured in That One Great Shot group on March 2, 2009. Featured in The Wild West Show group on March 27, 2009. Placed 8th in the Man and their Friends challenge in the Man’s Best Friend group. Featured in the Country Bumpkin group on July 31, 2009. Featured in the Man’s Best Friend group on August 10, 2009.
“Cowboy Campfire” – Featured in Silhouettes group on February 13, 2009. Featured in Dawn and Dusk Light group on February 16, 2009. Featured in Rural Around The Globe group and Your Magic Place group on February 17, 2009. Featured in Natural Color and Light group on February 22, 2009. Featured in The Wild West Show group on March 20, 2009. Placed 3rd in the Cowboy’s (or cowgirls) kicking back challenge in the The Wild West Show group. Featured in the AMERICAS ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free group on April 3, 2009. Featured in the Style! Class! Elegance! Excellence! group on April 12, 2009. Featured in the All About Fire group on early May, 2009. Featured in the All About Rodeos group on May 15, 2009. Placed 2nd in the Man & Fire challenge in the Mood & Ambience group. Placed 2nd in the Two Light Sources challenge in the Mood & Ambience group. Placed 2nd in the Human Silhouette challenge in the Silhouette group. Featured in A View somewhere….. group on November 1, 2009.