Don Johnston is a self-taught natural history photographer. He has a degree in Biological Sciences and taught high school biology, retiring after nearly thirty years. Don has been pursuing nature and landscape photography for more than twenty five years. He has travelled and photographed extensively throughout North America and has studied with such notable nature photographers as John Shaw, Freeman Patterson and Tim Fitzharris. This award winning nature photographer currently lives in Lively, Ontario with his wife Brenda and son Matthew.
His extensive file includes stunning wildlife, plant, landscape and photo-impressionist images from locales as near as his backyard and as far as British Columbia and western USA. His website www.donjohnstonphotos.com has been recently revamped to include a searchable file of over 8000 images, which is constantly growing.
Don was the 1995 grand prize winner of the Sierra Photo Contest.
He is widely published in various print media including magazines such as National Wildlife, Nature Canada and Canadian Wildlife. His images have appeared in calendars such as World Wildlife Fund, Audubon and Harrowsmith. Along with noted Canadian photographer Mike Grandmaison, Don produced photos for Sudbury's 'Healing the Landscape' a coffee table book celebrating Sudbury's re-greening. His prints hang in private collections in Sudbury and as far abroad as Atlanta.
Don has photographed digitally since 2003. Currently he uses Nikon D3 and D3x cameras as well as an assortment of Nikkor lenses. "One of the great advantages of digital photography is the freedom it gives me from the 3:2 aspect ratio of 35 mm film. Now I can see and make composite images in panoramic and square formats"
Don Johnston- Dawns Images Nature Photography North American Wildlife, Florals and Landscapes New Website! http://www.donjohnstonphotos.com 388 Kantola Road, Lively, Ontario, Canada P3Y 1G9 1 (705) 692 3901