CREATIVITY, ADVENTURE, PASSION

Catherine Babault is an award-winning photographer. She specializes in Vancouver Island’s nature and wildlife and has a keen interest in urban and abstract photography. Catherine sells fine art prints to private and corporate clients, offers informal outdoor photography workshops and licenses images for advertising, editorial purposes, retail products and web use.

'' Photography allows me to express my love and respect for nature as well as my perception of the world. When I was a child, I enjoyed observing nature, drawing flowers, animals and landscapes; in my teenage years, I switched to oil painting and later to photography. Whenever I’m in the field, I always look for interesting elements such as tones, shapes, lines and patterns, and when I find a subject, I take time to portray it by using the light, depth of field and framing to create an overall balanced image. The composition has to reflect my emotions towards the subject.

In a world saturated with images, I aim to distinguish my artwork by creating unique and compelling photographs. I seek to show the beauty of our planet and raise awareness about our collective responsibility for its protection. ''

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Catherine Babault est une photographe lauréate de deux prix. Elle se spécialise dans la nature et la faune de l’Île de Vancouver et a un intérêt particulier pour la photographie urbaine et abstraite. Catherine vend des tirages d’art à des clients privés et des entreprises, elle donne des ateliers de photographie de nature sur le terrain et elle vend des licenses pour l’utilisation de ses images à des fins publicitaires, éditoriales, commerciales et pour le web.

‘’ La photographie me permet d’exprimer mon amour et mon respect pour la nature ainsi que ma perception du monde. Quand j’étais enfant, j’aimais observer la nature, dessiner des fleurs, des animaux et des paysages; à l’adolescence je suis passée à la peinture à l’huile puis à la photographie. Lorsque je vais sur le terrain, je recherche des éléments intéressants comme des tons, des formes, des lignes et des motifs et lorsque je trouve un sujet, je prends le temps nécessaire pour le capter en utilisant la lumière, la profondeur de champs et l’encadrement afin de créer une image équilibrée. La composition doit refléter ce que je ressens vis-à-vis de mon sujet.

Dans un monde saturé d’images, je tiens à me distinguer en créant des images évocatrices et à caractère unique. Je veux montrer la beauté de notre planète et sensibiliser les gens envers notre responsabilité commune pour sa protection. ‘’

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Enviro friendly

Catherine Babault Photography is committed to reduce its impact on the environment. We acknowledge that Vancouver Island is a wild island with fragile ecosystems, which we are committed to protect from creeks to sea to sky, including its flora and fauna. We are committed to keep it clean and safe for the wildlife.

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Tours and workshops

Catherine Babault Photography only hires local guides who understand and respect wildlife, who act responsibly by keeping a safe distant from the animals and do not attract them by any means like food.

Participants and the host keep a safe and respectable distance from any wildlife they might encounter during workshops and tours. We do not harass, stalk, feed, bait or trap wildlife. We observe wildlife from afar with (hopefully) a good telephoto lens in hand. If the animal chooses to get closer, it’s up to us to determine if he sees us as a threat, a delicious meal or just a funny looking human being. We reduce our impact on the environment by staying on designated trails when possible and we pick up after ourselves. We promote car-pooling for the participants.


MEDIA

Radio Interview with Radio-Canada

Interview with Marie Villeneuve, Phare Ouest, on 6 May 2019

Radio Interview with Radio Victoria

Interview on 1 April 2019

Article in L’entraînés, online magazine of Assemblée francophone des retraité(e)s et aîné(e)s de la Colombie-Britannique

Issue of March 2019, pages 12 and 13

Opus Art Supplies

Portrait and services

Le Corridor - National initiative, sponsored by the Dept of Canadian Heritage, to promote tourism businesses that deliver services in French, outside Québec.

Listed on their map for British Columbia

Totem Times, unofficial publication of 19 Wing Comox, Royal Canadian Air Force

Issue of 28 October 2018, page 11

Association Francophone de Campbell River, BC

Portraits of professionals in the Comox Valley