BioDan MacDonald has been a photographer for almost 20 years.Mostly self-taught, he has progressed from hobbyist to professional, from film to digital, and from the traditional darkroom to the digital darkroom. Dan’s work and interests span a number of genres but the emphasis is always on natural scenes and natural settings: people, places and things recorded in their own environment, untouched and unfettered by the artist’s controlling hand. His unwillingness to interfere with his subjects captures an authenticity of character, of energy, and of emotion rarely found in studio photography. He claims no particular style, and relies on no single technique, for he continues to learn, grow and evolve both personally and artistically.Dan, born in 1969 in the North-West Territories, has resided in Moncton since 1984. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick, he has been employed in construction, education, management and manufacturing. His personal interests, besides his two children, include history, genealogy and, of course, photography.Services
I offering the following services:
- Team and Individual Portraits for sports teams
- General action photography for sporting events
- Specific action photography for individual athletes and/or teams
- Dance, concert and stage photography for performing arts groups
- Documentary and editorial photography on a freelance basis
At the present time, I do not offer onsite sales and printing for sporting or similar events. Photo sales are, however, available online through this website.
I am not a wedding or family portrait photographer. Please stop assuming that all photographers shoot weddings, families, babies, etc.
I may offer other services or take on certain projects, with the exception of weddings and family portraits, depending on the nature of the work and the type of photography involved.
If you have any questions about my services or my availability for work, please feel free to contact me
at your convenience.Artist's Statement
I’ve always had trouble with artistic statements.
The artsy-fartsy types want to hear about colours and composition, texture and technique, etc, etc, etc. Everyone else is interested only in the gear. Both groups are missing the point.
I once wrote a very different artistic statement for a grant submission. The artsy-fartsy types thought it was brilliant. I thought it was several paragraphs of complete and utter bullshit.“But it will get you grants and exhibitions,”
They were wrong.
Fact is, I usually just tell people that I put my eye to the viewfinder and, if I like what I see, I press the shutter release. If not, I don’t. Simple. Straightforward. Concise.
So that’s what I’ll tell you here, too.