Author: Brian Merry
I'm a professional photographer and recreational climber based in Banff, AB. I'm married and run my photography business with my beautiful wife, Kazue. Together we organize and lead travel and landscape photography workshops and tours in both of our homes where we grew up, Cape Breton and Japan. We also lead tours based in my hometown for the past 20 years, Banff, AB. We have been lucky to live, and now work, in some of the most beautiful places in the world.

How I Convinced Two Advancing Adult Grizzly Bears to Stand Down

A Close Call with a Pair of Grizzly Bears in Banff National Park      I had an interesting grizzly bear encounter on Thursday, June 27, 2018. My wife, Kazue, and I were backcountry camping at Norman Lake near Sunset

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Summer is my Slow Season for Photography Tours – But Why?

Summer is my Slow Season for Outdoor Photography Tours… But why?     Most people think that Summer in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, where I base my landscape photography tour business, would be absolutely hopping busy in the

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Does Wearing Camouflage Help Wildlife Photographers to get the Shot?… “Ask Brian…” Vol. 1 No. 1

 Does wearing camouflage help wildlife photographers to “get the shot,” and, do I use blinds? This is a great question From Kevan that I received via the contact form on my website.  And, it’s a good question to discuss here.

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What is the “Ask Brian…” Question and Answer Blog Series?

Do you have a Question about outdoor photography?  If you do, then Ask Brian… In an effort to make myself more accessible to photographers who follow my photography I’ve started a fun new way for you to communicate with me. 

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The Banff National Park Landscape Photography Day Tour, June 3, 2018 Edition is Almost Sold OUT!

The Banff National Park Group Landscape Photography Tour on June 3, 2018        Yep.  It’s probably going to sell out again.  The Banff National Park Day Tour only has a few spots left on it as of 12

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Polar Bear at Sunset in Churchill Manitoba

Polar Bear

Polar Bear Photography at Sunset in Churchill, Manitoba     Last Fall I was graciously given the opportunity to help lead the Polar Bear Photography Specialty tours in Churchill, Manitoba for Frontiers North Adventures.  It was a great a experience. 

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Marble Canyon in the Canadian Rockies in Kootenay National Park – Landscape Photography Location Profile

  Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park Location Profile   Marble Canyon is an easy objective to photograph in both the Summer and in the Winter.  Visit this location on a heavy overcast or snowy or rainy day.  However, this

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Use Emotional Communication and Photographic Excellence in Landscape Photography to Express Yourself Completely

What is Emotional Communication and  Photographic Excellence in Landscape Photography?     Photography workshops are great to help you to find new ways to photographically express yourself.  I try to tak one somewhere in the World every couple of years.  Usually

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Pre Visualize the Perfect Landscape Photograph, then wait 22 years…

Rainbow over the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel An example of the classic technique:  Pre Visualize the Perfect Landscape Photograph and then relentlessly pursue it until you get it, Photographic Excellence achieved! Finding paradise I moved to Banff a few weeks after completing

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It’s an Honour to Win the 5th Most Read Outdoor Photography Blog award in Canada

This Blog Won an Award for Placing Fifth Overall for the Most Read Outdoor Photography Blog in Canada!   This week the blog on my website won an award for being “the 5th Most Read Outdoor Photography Blog in Canada.”  Click

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