Capturing The Essence Of America

D'Arcy Evans Photographer

The beginning

I have no skill in creating with my hands, I can't draw an apple and have it look like an apple. I have no speciality. I am competent in many aspects of photography including portraits, macro, landscape and astrophotography. I  have developed the ability to "see" a picture. That, along with the passion, a desire to learn and an understanding of composition has been all I needed.

Thank you to Mr David Knox, my high school geography teacher who used a photo I had done of the Yukon River in Alaska as an example of a meandering river. His approval was the catalyst in my taking a photographic course the next year - the rest is as they say history.

Thank you also Kathy Scott and the nurses at Collingwood General and Marine hospital. The enthusiasm you showed way back at the start was the catalyst for my photographic endeavors over the years.

Thank you to my wonderful wife Ingrid who never complains about the gear I buy, listens (mostly) to me blithering on about the latest lens, camera or must have shiny trinket. For being my sounding board and biggest inspiration. You truly are a gift form God.

Thank you to my late wife Pauline. You were there at the beginning through the good times and the bad, you will never be forgotten.

I have been hired to photograph  multi million dollar real estate holdings, met and photographed a presidential candidate, a Canadian Supreme Court Justice. I was booked solid photographing weddings during the season. I've owned three art galleries and had showings that resulted in sell outs of original works.  I've been on retainer by local Chamber of Commerce creating images for their website and promotion. I've done work for Hino a Japanese motor company, various police and fire departments. I've had photos used by the US Veterans Administration and Hartcore publishing in New York for a children's science book and my images have been sold all over the world in some form or another. 

I use a variety of equipment, my favorite is the Nikon D850 as well as several Nikon digital cameras and both the Nikon F4s and F5 cameras for film. I still use a Hasselblad 500CM medium format camera. For video I use the Nikon D500, Osmo Action and Osmo Pocket both by DJI. For arial photography, I use a Mavic 2 Pro. I prefer Sirui Tripods the Godox flash system, light modifiers and various “gizmos” that make life easier. 

I use a variety of photo software including Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Luminar AI and Topaz.

DArcy Evans

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A Look Back

Sample images from over the years. Although I don't accept commercial work anymore there was a time I was very busy, here is a snippet of some of those images. I loved working with people but it was affecting my passion, I wasn't doing what I wanted to do so I gave it up and moved on.

If photography were a journey, this is mine...

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