My name is Karyn Lee, and I am a Nationally Accredited, Award Winning Calgary Photographer and graphics artist, living in High River, Alberta and serving the Foothills. I hold a Craftsman of Photographic Arts designation from the Professional Photographers of Canada.
I never really intended to become a professional photographer – it sort of happened by accident. I never purchased a camera thinking “Gee, one day I’d like to be a professional photographer.”
I never even thought “One day I’d actually like to be a good hobbyist photographer.”
I just wanted to experiment and play. I wanted to try things, and really see what my camera could do.
And that’s it. I never woke up one morning planning on becoming a professional photographer. I just woke up every morning wanting to learn something more. And along the way, I became a professional photographer. There is no one defining moment I can look back on and say with any sort of certainty “Yes, this is when I officially became a professional photographer.”
I only know that I love my job, I love my clients, and I want to keep learning.
I have many interests in photography, but I find most of my clients are Businesses looking for corporate coverage and professional head shots, Clubs and Organizations like dance schools and hockey clubs, as well as families seeking portrait sessions.
As for me, I am 31 years old. I’m a wife, and a mother.
It is extremely important to me to keep my skills up to date, and to gauge my progress through the participation in professional organizations.
I still watch cartoons. I don’t like reality TV.
I like to watch sports and events that are off the beaten path, like curling, gymnastics and fencing. But nothing beats a good old fashioned game of Hockey. Go Flames, Go!
I like all sorts of music, and I sing it at the top of my lungs quite shamelessly and often in public. My dancing could use some improvement.
If I had endless amounts of time and no responsibility, I’d spend all day with my horse. I am very passionate about my Guinea Pigs, Pikachu and Tamao.
I like to make cupcakes, mostly just so I can eat the batter.
I do not like paper cuts, the smell of seafood, holes in my socks and scary movies.
Craftsman of Photographic Arts – Professional Photographers of Canada (April 2016). Read more about the Craftsman of Photographic Arts Designation here.
Certified Image Competition Judge for Professional Photographers of Canada – Provincially & Nationally
Nationally Accredited Professional Photographer – Professional Photographers of Canada
2017 National Image Competition – PPOC (February 2017)
2016 Saskatchewan Image Competition – PPOC (September 2016)
2015 Alberta Image Competition – PPOC (August 2015)
2014 National Image Competition – PPOC
2014 Alberta Image Competition
2013 National Image Competition
Nikon D800 (Gripped)
Nikon D750 (Gripped)
Nikon D7000 (Gripped)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR II
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 ED
Nikon AF Nikkor 50 f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105 f/2.8G IF-ED
Sigma 85mm F1.4 ART
Signma 35mm F1.4 ART
Sigma 12-24mm Wide Angle Lens
Nikon SB-600 Flash