When Justin Sinclair peers through the viewfinder of his Canon 5D Mark III, he sees memories waiting to be captured. From the time he was 13 and borrowed his dad’s Canon T2i to take some pictures on a family holiday, Justin has been enamored with photography.
His father never did get the camera back and he was OK with that because Justin immediately showed an outstanding aptitude for this new-found passion.
THE SINCLAIR GALLERY
I recently spent an afternoon with Justin at his family’s home enjoying homemade cookies and his picture perfect accomplishments. Grant Sinclair is quite content to attribute his son’s talents entirely to his wife Sharon who is an artist in her own right.
The walls of their home are adorned with Justin’s photography, Sharon’s water-colour paintings and their daughter Jessica’s canvas-covered art.
View Justin’s new website here. Gorgeous landscape images for your viewing enjoyment and purchase.
A CLASS OF HIS OWN
Life hasn’t always developed perfectly for Justin. Health issues made life challenging at times. He was bullied in high school.
He often felt alone in his class.
He never imagined one day that he could be in a class of his own – the future to which his gifting, passion and hard work are leading him.
Justin explained to me that photography has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with how you see them. When he talked about “leading lines” and the “Rule of Three” I saw more than technical explanations of photographic best practices. Justin lights up when he talk about his devotion to precision.
PAYING IT FORWARD
Much of what Justin has learned about photography is self-taught but he’s had a lot of unsolicited but much appreciated help along the way. Local photographers like Dale MacMillan have taken a shine to Justin, providing him with opportunities to learn from and shoot with them.
He won the Muttart Conservatory’ s 2013 Photo contest.
The Sturgeon Valley Golf and Country Club hired Justin in 2015 to show off their gorgeous fairways and pristine greens.
View Justin’s work on his professional website. Purchase his photography or employ him to capture memories at one of your events.
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