About Esta Baker
Fine Art Photographer: Landscapes, Nature, Wildlife and candid photography
Hi! I am Esta Baker and I am a travel, tourism, and events photographer from Spruce Grove, Alberta.
I was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories but raised in Vegreville, Alberta, a farming town. I was homeschooled with my five siblings from preschool to graduation. During those years, I explored art, writing and creating. I loved painting, coloring, cooking, reading and writing. Post high school, I continued my creative way by exploring welding, construction and creative writing.
In 2014, I got my first Canon camera. This fueled what was once a small hobby, into a passion that has brought me here. I am a landscape, cityscape, wildlife and nature photographer with a love for candid photography. I explore across Alberta regularly visiting provincial parks, small towns, cities, trails, rivers and lakes with my 5 yr old son.
Despite photography being a passion, I have learned it is an incredible learning venture. Over the past couple years, I have begun doing small online courses in photography. I have completed courses in Adobe Lightroom, Long Exposure, Night Photography, Landscape, as well as a Photography Masterclass. In Oct 2018 I went to NAIT for a Photoshop course.
I’m excited to be apart of The Spruce Grove Arts Gallery. Getting to know the art gallery members has been inspiring. Being surrounded by a community of artists, I started exploring more in-depth different art mediums with acrylic being my primary focus. I cannot wait to continue to learn and grow with this incredible community of artists. I believe that art is not only the product of individual inspiration but is also the result of the collective.
-Photography Masterclass – Udemy
-Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Photo Editing – Udemy
-Night Photography – Udemy
-Long Exposure, Composition and Long Exposure Class -Udemy
-Photoshop – NAIT, Oct 2018
Member of the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove
Submissions to Shows
-Northern Beauty Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove – November 2017
-Juried Members Show Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove -March 2017
-Open Photography Competition and Show Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove -June 2017
Placed Third for Bay Enterprise
-2018 Open Art Competition Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove - September 2018
-Wild Inside Multicultural Heritage Centre - September 2018
Photography to me is an exploration and a constant learning process. One where I capture memories and moments of my life of adventure and the people I meet.
‘Photography is the art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with they way you see them’