Christopher DoddsJoin world renowned Canadian nature photographer Christopher Dodds in a very special event to benefit Le Nichoir. The last time Chris presented his work and talked of his adventures as a benefit for Le Nichoir, it was to a sold out crowd so reserve your tickets early.

Tickets $20 at the door

Saturday March 9, 2013 6:30 p.m.
John Abbott College Casgrain Theatre

(21275 Lakeshore, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9)

Tickets $20 at the door
Raffle and door prizes

Dessert and coffee and the opportunity to meet with Chris at intermission.

The show is designed to be entertaining and informative to all; nature lovers and photographers alike. Stories of adventure, natural history facts and information are all on the menu. Over one hundred of his images will be projected, many unseen. Everyone is welcome!

Visit Chris’ blog and Facebook page to see some of his stunning photography and learn more about his fast paced life as a nature photographer.

Tickets $20 at the door

Christopher Dodds has combined his life-long passion for nature with highly technical expertise to become one of the top nature photographers of the time. Chris follows the call of the wild to the most breathtaking locations in the world to capture the true soul of nature in his lens.

An inaugural member of the Canon Northern Explorer of Light and elite X-Rite Coloratti, he has over 27 years’ experience as a full-time freelance nature and wildlife photographer, nature photography workshop & safari leader, photography educator, blogger, and lecturer.

Chris first discovered his love of the great Canadian outdoors during camping, canoe, and backpacking excursions during his childhood after moving to Canada from England when he was eight. By the time he was fourteen, Chris thrilled at freezing fleeting glimpses of birds and the resulting ability to study every detail of their intricate beauty. Today Chris travels to some of the most exquisite locations in the world photographing, teaching nature photography workshops and leading nature photography safaris.

Chris’ experience has run the gamut of photography expertise; having purchased a photo studio in 1987 he left after two years to pursue photojournalism and wedding photography, with the ultimate goal of total immersion in his passion: capturing the stark beauty and grit of the world and its creatures through nature and wildlife photography.

Chris launched his photography workshops & safaris business in 2001 and has since built a loyal client base that follow him from Alaska, to Newfoundland, Florida to Africa, to capture stunning photographs under Chris’ sharp tutelage.

His widely-read blog has become the “go to” resource for many nature photographers from around the world. Chris’ images appear in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers and among countless private collections.

Chris has apprenticed and mastered both color and black and white chemical darkrooms, but today embraces the computerized, digital workflow. Renowned for capturing images of nature in an artistic, yet technically perfect, manner, his images are collected and published regularly in world-class publications.

Chris lives near Montreal with his soul mate and wife, Julie. When not out traveling the world with his camera, he is often seen near their home on walks with their adorable, 140-pound Rottweiler, T-Bone.

“I’ve always had a deep love and interest in nature and photography, so it was only natural that I followed my passion as a nature photographer. I try to capture an unobtrusive, close and intimate view into my subject’s lives; at their level and without disturbance. I spend an enormous amount of time learning every detail about my subjects, their behavior and their lives. As a visual storyteller, there is nothing more rewarding than recording a unique behavior or moment, and doing so without my presence felt by my subject, or the viewer. As an educator and workshop/safari leader, I love sharing what I’ve learned and it truly is wonderful to see a participant improve their skills and learn how to reliably create awesome images filled with visual impact.”