"Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble....."

I shoot a variety of subjects and enjoy when they serve to inform and tell a story. The images on this site are from my travels, my home town of Toronto, competitions, displays and workshops. I am also skilled in the multi-mediagraphy fields of video, audio and publications, undertaking local projects and assisting with video documentaries.

My father was a keen amateur photographer and I was enthralled by the magic of the print slowly appearing in the darkroom.... he got me on my way with a Pentax K1000. From then my photography skills are self taught through books, podcasts, blogs, viewing art, taking photos and, most importantly, making mistakes. The Toronto Camera Club and local Beach Photography Club have added immensely to my knowledge through lectures, activities and competitions.

Specifically, my go-to photo podcasts now are Lenswork with Brooks Jensen and the Candid Frame with Ibarionex Perello. I also enjoy the resources made available by David duChemin on the Craft & Vision website.

I volunteer at the Royal Ontario Museum as a ROMwalks guide. I enjoy the walks' group dynamics and the ongoing learning for the walks. My career has been in corporate IT where I was an outsourcing services exec with IBM Canada and Bell Canada. I am a long time resident of the Beach area in Toronto where I see the inspiring mid-February winter sunrise over Lake Ontario pictured above.

Paul Vaculik