N49 welcomes Simon Bolyn!

New instructor announcement!

Today we welcome Simon Bolyn to our group of instructors! Simon is a very dedicated photographer that provides nothing but top quality bird images. Situated in Montreal, Quebec, Simon is a self-taught, award winning amateur avian photographer supportive of efforts to protect endangered species and their diminishing natural environments.  He has had many of his work published in print and online including Canadian Geographic, Nature Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Federation's Wild Magazine, Outdoor Photography Canada, and many others.  He also has international exposure including the National Audubon Society of America, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, BBC Online, among others.

Simon believes that study of a species over the course of a extended period of time is necessary to properly develop an understanding of an individual creatures traits, mannerisms and character.  This process helps him to choose how best to present a bird in his works, hoping that this brings a better understanding and appreciation for the environment we share.

Simon is ready to share his years of knowledge with N49 clients, to help them produce award winning images for their own portfolio. He has experience in the training, promotion, marketing and advertising side of the photography industry, and received training from Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and others in the use of their products. He presently works on a contract basis for The Sherpa Group, an electronics distributer, as their Imaging Specialist aiding in the sale and education of industry leading brands such as Sigma, Manfrotto, Gitzo, and Sandisk.

Simon will be offering new workshops for our clients in the East of Canada, as well in the southern states of the USA. Stay tuned for our updates!!

Please take a moment to look through some of Simon's images and give him a warm welcome.


Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com