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Richard Vandegriend is a self-taught landscape and fine-art photographer living in Vancouver, Canada.  Photographing a scene connects the photographer to the location and immerses him in the experience of the place.  Believing that composition and timing are critical to a great image, compositional elements are not altered in post-processing.  Instead care and patience are exercised to ensure the image was captured perfectly in camera.  The excitement of landscape photography comes from the surprise at nature's unexpected conditions and adapting the frame to those conditions.   As landscape photography is so dependent on lighting and weather conditions, more often than not, great images are discovered rather than planned.  One must give themselves the time and opportunity to discover these images.  

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year - Finalist, Places - "Life from Above, Barcelona"

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year - Finalist, People/Portraits - "Life at the Beach"

2018 Sony World Photography Awards - Commended Architecture - "Life from Above - L'eixample"

2018 Monovision Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Architecture Series - "Life from Above"

2018 Fine Art Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Abstract - "Fountain at Montjuic"

2018 Fine Art Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Architecture - "Life from Above - Streets of Barcelona"

2018 Fine Art Photography Awards - Honourable Mention People - "Motorcycle Ride"

2018 Fine Art Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Night Photography - "A Nightly Scramble"

2017 WOW Worldwide Photo Contest - 1st Place Global Travel Category: "At the Precipice"

2017 WOW Worldwide Photo Contest - 3rd Place Global Travel Category: "A Nightly Scramble"

2017 WOW Worldwide Photo Contests - Honourable Mention Capture Canada Category: "Lighthouse Sunset"

2017 PhotoLife Magazine Showtime "Street Scenes" Contest Feature: "Urban Canyon"

2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Competition Finalist: "Shinjuku Scramble"

2017 Monovision Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Landscapes: "Ancient Forest"

2017 Monovision Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Landscapes: "At the Precipice"

2017 Monovision Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Landscapes: "The Wreck"

2017 ND Awards - Honourable Mention Architecture Bridges: "Flanked by Lions"

2017 ND Awards - Honourable Mention Architecture Cityscapes: "Awakening"

2017 ND Awards - Honourable Mention Nature Landscapes: "Monument Sunrise"

2017 ND Awards - Honourable Mention Nature Landscapes: "At the Precipice"

2017 ND Awards - Honourable Mention Nature Trees: "Sacred Forest"

2017 ND Awards - Honourable Mention Street Photography: "Shinjuku Scramble"

2017 Chromatic Awards - Honourable Mention Landscapes: "Bryce Rainbows"

2017 Chromatic Awards - Honourable Mention Nature: "Panther Creek Falls"

2017 Monochrome Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Landscape: "The Wizard's Hat"

2017 Monochrome Photography Awards - Honourable Mention Architecture: "Life from Above"

2017 International Photographer of the Year - Honourable Mention Architecture: "Flanked by Lions"

2017 International Photographer of the Year - Honourable Mention Fine Art Series: "Canyons of the Southwest"

2017 International Photographer of the Year - Honourable Mention Nature: "Bryce Rainbows"