Shona Iverson (B. Ed, U of S) is a nature photographer and high school photography teacher. She encourages her students to recognize that photography is a creative endeavour, not simply a documentary process. Along with the fundamentals of exposure and composition, she teaches her students to see potential photographs everywhere they look.
Shona has rarely been without a camera in hand since her uncle gifted her one at the age of eight. Growing up an a farm surrounded with animals - both domestic and wild - inspired a love of nature which ultimately merged with the joy she found from photography, and a nature photographer emerged. She has since photographed everything from monitor lizards sunning themselves in Singapore to bison wandering through Grasslands National Park, with a few Scottish castles thrown in along the way.
Shona on teaching: I teach to share my enthusiasm for photography. My goal for my students is to build the skills necessary to make, not simply take, photographs. Whether they have the latest model of DSLR or a hand me down mobile phone, students can learn to wield it like a paint brush and create beautiful scenes. The key is to get out and use whatever you have and keep working to make the next image better than the last.