A little bit about me ...

"You don't take a photograph, you make it."      - Ansel Adams


My name is Tracy Holland, a photographer who hangs my hat beside my husband's and son's in Fort McMurray, AB.  An incredible place I have called home for 25+ years. 

I figure looking at the world through a lens is much like the legend of the hummingbird.....(I promise there is a point) ... floating free of time, carrying hope for love, joy and celebration.  Legends say the hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has a meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation … this is what I am reminded of when I look through a lens.

The nature world is where I take my family any chance I get.  Photographing nature, (especially when mankind is somewhere within it), stopping time for just a moment, capturing raw emotion and keeping the memories alive are a few reasons I am attached to my camera ... it truly has become an appendage.  

 In October of 2012, I purchased my first DSLR ... a short distance ... and I mean short distance ... into the journey, I fell in love with it.  I can never thank you enough, Rick Hawkins ... you, my friend and teacher,  unravelled the mystery allowing me to unleash my passion. Being able to express what I see is … well … addictive.  There is never “just one more shot…!”  What photography gives to me I want to give others ... memories that are visually alive ... a journal of life’s incredible moments ... peace and comfort. 

I knew I was in trouble as soon as my shutter finger started to twitch.  Here’s to celebrating life’s moments ... to writing and recording them with light.


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