Biography - Shirley Anderson

Shirley's earliest memory of taking photographs is on family vacations with a Kodak Instamatic camera that took 126 film. Eventually she upgraded to a model that used 110 film. It wasn’t until Shirley was in her late teens that she acquired a Fujica SLR 35mm camera. She still has a few large containers of negatives and photo albums to show for the adventures she had with those cameras.

She called Canmore home for 15 years and this is where she fell in love with the mountains and back country. Whenever Shirley goes back, she takes a day and explores the back roads and goes hiking with her camera. Each time she sees something new and exciting to photograph. At the end of 2000 she moved to Penticton which opened up so many new photographic opportunities for her.

Changing over to digital was something Shirley resisted but once she did there was no turning back. She has a couple point and shoot digital cameras but her favourite is the Nikon D80.

"It is great to not be adding more large containers of negatives to my collection. A perfect day for me is to go exploring outside with my camera in hand, capturing the magic of nature."