Darlene brings more than 24 years experience as a professional photographer to Burwell School of Photography. She is a graduate of the Nait Photography program and was a highly honoured and awarded member of the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada) for 18 years, winning Photographic Artist of the Year in Alberta in 2006. She has worked professionally in the areas of commercial photography (product photography, food photography, editorial portraits, and event coverage); portrait and wedding photography (running her own studio for 11 years); and most recently travel and fine art photography.
Her work proudly hangs in many people’s homes and has been featured in several magazines including: Good Sam’s “Highways”; Night of Artists annual; Art Trends; the Notebook; Photo District News; as well as at various local festivals and events; and currently at Daffodil Gallery in Edmonton.
Darlene is a seasoned traveler having spent time in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Spain, and 6 months in the US on an extended RV trip. Darlene loves exotic locales, exotic food and experiencing different countries directly through the local people and the cultural arts. She enjoys helping others and she also teaches classes with McBain Camera, Metro Continuing Education and her own Travel Photo Tours. Her goal is to bring her passion to photographer to others, and help new photographers improve their images and have fun.
Darlene currently teaches the courses Available Light Photography, Night Photography and HDR Photography at the Burwell School of Photography.