Born and raised in British Columbia, Jaclyn Tanemura has been drawing inspiration from her natural surroundings all her life. Through her photography she hopes to raise awareness of the negative impacts humans are having on the natural world and how we can become more conscious of the choices that can make a difference.
We recently asked Jaclyn 10 questions and here's what she had to say:
WELCOME TO 10 WITH JACLYN
What do you find special about living where you do?
I love living in the Shuswap. We are halfway between Vancouver and Calgary, with all sorts of fantastic landscapes in between. The Shuswap has a lot of great forested hiking & waterfalls to explore, as well as a huge lake to play in. It’s a very chill place to live.
How does being in nature make you feel ?
Being in nature is very therapeutic for me. All the everyday stress melts away. It really lets a person breathe properly and become centred and grounded. On the flipside, it can also be exciting, and sometimes a little scary. But no matter what, it brings me into the moment which is something I really appreciate.
What got you into into photography ?
My dad is who got me interested in photography from a young age. One day I decided to take it more seriously, and the rest is history.
Your favourite shot ever taken ?
My favourite shot is always changing. Usually, it’ll be a more recent shot I’ve gotten and end up adding to my portfolio.
What is your most valuable advice to adventure photographers starting out?
Look for critiques, and try not to be oversensitive over differing opinions on your work. Listen to people who have a different point of view, but stay true to yourself as well. And keep shooting.
Your secret spot that never gets old?
It’s not much of a secret, but I love Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia. It’s a place that excites and awes me each time I visit.
What do you shoot with?
The Canon 5D Mark IV, and the Canon 1dX currently. My lenses currently include:
- Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II
- Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II
- Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 - 5.6
- Canon 100mm f/2.8
- Canon 50mm 1.8
If you could only shoot with one lens for the rest of your life which one would you pick and why?
That’s a tough one. Right now, I’d say my Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II lens.
Your Holy Grail photography trip?
New Zealand is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit and photograph for over 20 years.
What is your favourite feature of the FJORD 36?
The fact that it’s such solid quality. I like the whole package.
If you would like to see more of Jaclyn's wonderful work you can find on instagram or her website.