Vanessa dewson photography
Vanessa Dewson is an award-winning photographer as well as a graphic and web designer based in Ottawa with a cottage in Sturgeon Point in the Kawartha Lakes. She is also an avid traveler and became a travel agent in 2015 in order to organize and host photography tours as well as help people plan the perfect trip.
She first became interested in photography at a young age as a way to capture the world around her. She was the president of the camera club at her high school and received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Image Arts: Film Studies from Ryerson University in 1998. She received her Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) from the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) in 2016 and is also the current Past-Chair of the PPOC’s Eastern Ontario Branch. She has been teaching photography courses for teens and adults at the Ottawa School of Art since 2013. Her work has been exhibited as part of the annual instructors show at the Shenkman Arts Centre, a joint Professional Photographers of Canada show and she also had a solo exhibit at the Galerie Eugène-Racette in Orleans, Ontario.
She is fully bilingual and loves sharing her passion and knowledge with fellow photography enthusiasts whether in a classroom or as a host on photo tours with Focus on Photography Tours, which she founded in 2015.