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Author: Brian Merry
I'm a professional photographer and recreational climber based in Banff, AB since 1996. 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, Nova Scotia, Japan, and to many other places around the World. I lead tours year round in my hometown for the past 23 years, Banff, AB, which is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. I've have been lucky to live, and now work, in some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Win a Bit of Free Camera Accessory Swag!

Here’s a flash, the verb, not the noun, outdoor photography contest for you. This very informal contest will have 5 winners. All you have to do is follow the simple steps outline on my Facebook page. Click through below to

How to Photograph The Rundle Diamond

How, Where and When to Photograph The Rundle Diamond One of the Most Famous Winter Landscape Photography Compositions in the Canadian Rockies     Since I first captured “The Rundle Diamond” back in 2012 this photograph and become a well

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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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