BSOP Instructor Bios

profile photo of Bruce Clarke, Edmonton photographerBruce ClarkeBruce is a professional event, wedding and portrait photographer. Bruce focuses primarily on wedding and event photography but also enjoys portrait and commercial photography. In addition to running his photography business, Moments in Digital Photography, Bruce is also the Director of Content for the popular website and podcast This Week in Photo with Frederick Van Johnson.
Chris Stambaugh, MPAChris is the former president of the Professional Photographer's of Canada and has been a professional photographer for over two decades. Chris holds the designations of "Master of Photographic Arts" and "Honorary Lifetime Member" by the PPOC. Chris has won numerous awards for his work including being a finalist in the Alberta and Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year. Imagine that Photographics is the name of the photography company that Chris has built and you can check out his work and services through web site.
Darcy Evans - BSOP InstructorDarcy EvansA born and raised Edmontonian, Darcy is a freelance photographer specializing in candid pet photography. He has always been fascinated by the creative process and has always loved the beauty that can be found in the simplest things around us. Capturing the nuances of light and shadow fascinate him and it is his desire that his photography reflects this. Candid moments of his clients and their pets doing things they love are a passion.
Darlene Hildebrandt | BSOP InstructorDarlene HildebrandtDarlene brings over 24 years of professional photography experience and has worked professionally in the areas of commercial photography (product, food, editorial and event photography), portrait and wedding photography and most recently travel and fine art photography. She is the Managing Editor of the Internet's top online photography resource, Digital Photography School and she leads photography tours in Drumheller, Alberta and exotic locations like Nicaragua, Morocco and Cuba. You can find Darlene online at Digital Photo Mentor website.
David-Buzzeo-180David BuzzeoBorn in Newcastle upon Tyne England David emigrated, with his parents, to Edmonton, Alberta Canada in 1952. David obtained a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Alberta in 1971. In 2007, after a 39-year career in the insurance industry, David turned his attention to photography as an art form. David has studied extensively at Edmonton’s Metro College. In January 2011, David obtained accreditation in the scenic category with the Professional Photographers of Canada.

Although David’s focus is landscape photography, he is also exploring photography as contemporary art. His goal is to create innovative and high impact images.

David is resident in Edmonton, Alberta and spends much of his time photographing in and around Jasper and Banff.
profile photo of professional wildlife photographer Greg HarveyGreg HarveyGreg enjoys nature, photography and travel. He combines these passions to create wildlife images from around the world. Armed with a large format printer and a workshop, Greg prints and frames his own work. He leads photography groups to Southern France, Kenya and Alaska. Greg says “I’m either taking pictures, editing pictures, treating, stretching and framing canvases”. See more of Greg’s amazing photography at Harvey Wildlife Photography
Maxine-and-ShellaineMaxine & ShellaineMaxine and Shellaine have been working together creating beautiful timeless newborn images since 2013. Together they make up the team that has become one of Alberta's leading newborn and maternity photography duos.

Shellaine is a Burwell school graduate and former school teacher. Maxine has a customer service and marketing background. Both newborn photographers before they met, they merged talents to create Maxine•Shellaine~ The essence of newborn art; providing their clients with beautiful memories of this fleeting time.

They look forward to sharing their knowledge with you!
Rocco-Macri_x180Rocco MacriIn 1982, Rocco Macri began Macri Photography in Edmonton, Alberta. Macri Photography is now located on a beautiful acreage minutes east of Edmonton. His full-range of photography includes: architecture, aerial photography, food and dining, concerts, extravagant nature photographs, portraits, and precise commercial, industry, and business photographs.
Rocco Macri’s photography has garnered him numerous awards:

  • 2013 Pixoto members voted two of Rocco Macri’s images as top 20% in the Landscape category.
  • 2001 Fuji Professional Portrait Outstanding Achievement
  • 1998 Professional Photographers of Canada Loan Collection Travel Image
  • 1995 Kodak Professional Gallery Award for Architecture
  • 1995 Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) NOTE: Few photographers achieve this degree in the course of their career.
  • 1995 Alberta Professional Photographers Association (APPA) Commercial Photographer of the Year
Sandy WeatherallSandy Weatherall has worked in various areas of the photography industry since graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology over 25 years ago. She enjoys photographing her favorite things in life such as pets and sports but her greatest passion is Food Photography. Sandy has been published in food magazines and over 30 cookbooks. She also shoots restaurant menus, product labelling and marketing material for major food companies. Sandy's Jinsei Photographics web site will let you learn more about her and her photography.