Allied Arts Council

Esta Baker

Photography

About Esta Baker

Fine Art Photographer: Landscapes, Nature, Wildlife and candid photography

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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.

Esta Baker

Education

-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

 

Memberships

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

 

Artist Statement

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’

Elliott Erwitt