About - Tim Shields Photography

About Me

Tim Shields the founder of Photography Academy, the author of The Photo Cookbook and the creator of the Photography Transformation Four-Step System.  He holds the designation of Master Photographer in Fine Art, and is the recipient of the International Nature Photographer of the Year Award from Master Photographers International. 

Tim helps photographers take award winning photos through the Photography Transformation Four Step System Masterclass. You can take his free webclass to learn more.

Tim's passion for photography began at an early age. He bought his first DSLR film camera at age 13 and began shooting action photos and developing film in a home made darkroom. His photography evolved into landscape photos because it connected with his love for hiking, skiing and camping in the mountains. His photography style specializes in landscape, travel and outdoors.


Tim's journey through the complicated process of mastering photography has not been an easy one. He is self taught, but has been guided and motivated through the learning process by many outstanding photographers. Tim understands that photography takes life long learning, and he teaches and instructs in landscape photography and post processing using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Landscape photography has taken Tim to far away locations around the world in pursuit of the perfect lighting at carefully chosen locations such as the desolate sand dunes of the Middle East, the baking rock of Death Valley, remote rice fields of China, the mystical pyramids of Egypt, and soaring rocky peaks in the Yukon. Tim's philosophy is that the more remote the destination, the better the experience will be. Travel and photography go hand in hand, and Tim is never without his camera gear while traveling.

Tim specializes in creating ultra high resolution panorama photos suitable for printing in very large formats of eight feet wide and beyond. 

Aside from photography, Tim is a successful online marketer. He loves the outdoors and believes that landscape photography can actually help to enhance your life through travel, adventure, creativity, planning for the future, and looking for the light...in everything.

Tim Shields wife, Lea, stands with Tim at their favorite
place in the Rocky Mountains - Moraine Lake.

AWARDS

2019  Gold Award, Epson International Pano Awards in Nature category for The Veins Of A The Tree
2019  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards in Nature category for Water From A Glacier.
2019  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards in Nature category for Glacier Dreamland.
2019  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards in Nature category for The Colors Of Fall.
2019  Nominated Fine Art Photographer of The Year for Master Photographers International.
2019  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers Internationa for Fall Glory.
2019  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Secret Waterfall
2018  Awarded International Nature Photographer of the Year by Master Photographers International.
2018  Awarded 4 silver and 8 bronze awards at the Epson International Pano Awards.
2018  Designated Master Photographer in Fine Art by Master Photographers International.
2018  Finalist in the Belle France Photo Competition 2018 for Eiffel Tower During the Blue Hour.
2018  Finalist in the Belle France Photo Competition 2018 for The Abbey Senanque.

2018  Finalist in the American Photography Open 2018 by Pro Photo Daily for Majestic
2018  Winner, fourth place in the 3rd  Waterscapes Exhibition by Fusion Art for The Island's Spirit.
2018  Finalist in the 3rd Waterscapes Exhibition by Fusion Art for Vancouver Lights.
2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Rice Fields Forever.
2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Gateway to New York.
2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for
Golden Grand Canyon.
2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Golden Dunes.
2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for The Last Minute of the Sun.
2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Majestic.
2018  Prestige Award, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Big Dreams.
2018  Prestige Award, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for The Island's Spirit.
2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Rice Fields Forever.
2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Horseshoe Bend.
2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Bow Lake.
2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Mesa Arch.
2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Gateway to New York.
2016  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Spirit Island.
2016  Silver Award and top 50 finalist, Epson International Pano Awards for Majestic.
2016  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Moraine Lake.
2014  Top 50, Open Category, Epson International Pano Awards for Vancouver Skyline
2014  Top 50, Open Category, Epson International Pano Awards for Vancouver From Stanley Park
2014  Top 50, Amateur Category, Epson International Pano Awards for
False Creek
Authored article, PictureCorrect.com, How to Take HDR Photos
Featured photo, The Huffington Post, The World's Top 5 Cities for Celebrity Sightings
Featured photo, ExploreWhiteRock.com, Best Places to Catch the Sunset
Featured photo, The Burrard Street Journal, The City That Never Stops Complaining About Rain
Featured photo, MoonCalendar.co.uk, Blood Red Moon Images
Featured photo, Miss604.com, Vancouver Skyline Reflection Photos 
Featured photo, WhiteRockVW.com, Fun Things to do in White Rock
Featured photo, InsideVancouver.ca, Is Vancouver Getting a New Central Plaza?
Featured photo, Mega-News, World's Second Least Affordable City Survey Finds
Featured photo, JayBanks.ca, Home Sellers Hesitate to List Their Homes
Featured photo, Travel.bc.ca,  Vancouver
Featured photo, Peace Arch News, White Rock Billboard Greets Border Traffic
Featured photo, VancouverPlanning.ca, Vancouver City Planning Commission