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About Mark

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Photo of photographer Mark van Dam
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Hi there! My name is Mark van Dam and I’ve been a professional photographer since 2000. I started my business in Peterborough, Ontario, near my hometown of Bridgenorth, and have had the privilege of working with clients all over Ontario and Canada. My work has taken me to countless resorts, cottages, homes, businesses, clinics, hospitals, camps, wineries, and more to capture imagery for my clients.

I started my photography journey using Fujifilm professional films and testing my lighting with medium format polaroid film. Back in the film days, polaroid film was the only means of catching a glimpse of how your images would turn out before they were developed at a professional lab. Today’s digital technology offers instant feedback and breathtaking quality that would have been considered magic back then.

I’ve also had the opportunity to share my passion for photography as an instructor at Trent University’s Continuing Education program, where I taught classes on adding flair to photos using techniques such as manipulating Polaroid Time Zero Film.

When I’m not behind the camera, I enjoy an active lifestyle including windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding, and more. I live near Bluewater Beach in Tiny, Ontario with my family and hold a Master of Arts from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph.

My photography has been recognized by Fujifilm Canada with an Outstanding Achievement in Wedding Photography Award, and my clients have included Globescan, Club Intrawest, Trent University, Wolf Energy, the AOM, and more. My work has been published in various magazines, books, and has been exhibited at galleries.

I continue to capture moments in the southern Georgian Bay Region, the Muskokas, the Kawartha Lakes and anywhere in Ontario. I’d be honored to have the opportunity to work with you and create breathtaking unique, creative, and lasting memories and imagery through my photography.

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