A Canon Northern Explorer of Light

Christopher Dodds has combined his life-long passion for nature with highly technical expertise to become one of the top nature photographers of the time. He is the very first inaugural member of the Elite Canon Northern Explorer of Light initiative and a member of the prestigious X-Rite Coloratti, he has over 28 years’ experience as a full-time freelance nature and wildlife photographer, nature photography workshop and safari leader, photography educator, blogger, and lecturer. Chris travels to some of the most exquisite locations in the world photographing, teaching nature photography workshops and leading nature photography safaris.

Chris launched his photography workshops and safaris business in 2001 and has since built a loyal client base that follow him from Alaska, to Newfoundland, Florida to Africa, to capture stunning photographs under Chris’ sharp tutelage.

His widely read blog naturephotographyblog has become the “go to” resource for many nature photographers from around the world. Chris’ images appear in many of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers and among countless private collections.

“I’ve always had a deep love and interest in nature and photography, so it was only natural that I followed my passion as a nature photographer. I try to capture an unobtrusive, close and intimate view into my subject’s lives; at their level and without disturbance. I spend an enormous amount of time learning every detail about my subjects, their behaviour and their lives. As a visual storyteller, there is nothing more rewarding than recording a unique behaviour or moment, and doing so without my presence felt by my subject, or the viewer. As an educator and workshop/safari leader, I love sharing what I’ve learned and it truly is wonderful to see a participant improve their skills and learn how to reliably create awesome images filled with visual impact.”



Door prizes will be available, provided by the following:

Atlantic Photo Supply

  • 1 [pro]master 5in1 Photo Reflector Disc ($89.99)
  • 1 [pro]master 7in1 Photo Reflector Disc ($129.99)
  • 1 [pro]master Tabletop Studio ($129.99)

16×16′ lighting box, 2 high intensity quartz lights with stands,
heavy duty camera stand, black, white, red and blue backgrounds, built-in
storage and travel carrier.

  • 6 coupons for lab box printing of $50 value each


  • 2 4G SD cards
  • 1 Black’s Gift Card ($50.00)
  • 2 Black’s Print+ Card for 101 4X6 prints


  • 3 16X20 (mounted) Cotton Rag Art Print certificates ($43.00 ea.)


  • 1 Gift Card ($75)
  • 1 Gift Card ($50)