Entering the world of Photography 22 years ago, I worked and honed my skills as a Photojournalist and Sports Photographer. My first professional contract took me across this beautiful country shooting the Canadian Superbike Series. Travelling coast to coast, I was immersed in a world of high speed & spectacular action where I learned the exciting trade of Sports Photography and in some of the most challenging shooting conditions imaginable. The result?... I was hooked. And soon determined to grow and develop my skills in the art of photography.
While continuing with a photo-journalistic approach, I began to study and learn the art of landscape photography. It was a personal challenge but I loved that it forced me to really look at things not just see them. To take an every day view but find a way to make it spectacular! This new pursuit pushed me to uncover dynamic and unique perspectives. Whether it was from creative angles, various shutter speeds, light painting or general composition. As my skills developed, so did my desire to shoot beyond the expectations of my clients.
JACQUIE MATECHUK, MPA
CANON CANADA AMBASSADOR
Today I enjoy many adventures jet-set and snap-happy, from the dirt grounds in the center of my hometown rodeo arena, to the peaks of Aspen at the Winter XGames. Whether I'm climbing pyramids in Caracol or shooting the perfect cup of latte for a local Coffee Bar, I will continue to strive to uniquely and creatively capture people, places and moments.
With 11 National Accreditations, a Masters of Photographic Arts and several international award-winning photographs now in circulation, I invite you to enjoy the world as I see it.
CANON EOS R3 LAUNCH
In July of 2021, Jacquie Matechuk met with Canon Canada
to discuss joining forces with film producer, Rupert Walker to create
Canada's instalment of the EOS R3 Global Launch. This video was released September 14, 2021 it was dubbed... 'The Chase'
BEHIND THE SCENES
It was 4 days of travel and photography on multiple locations with one challenge, one goal. Showcase the speed and agility of the all NEW Canon EOS R3 camera as we threw high speed sport action and a flair for unpredictability with wildlife at it, to see what it could do. Join us behind the scenes to learn more.
IMAGES CAPTURED with the EOS R3
NOTE: ALL images are protected by copyright. Use of images is strictly prohibited.
PROUDLY REJOINS TEAM CANON
AS A FUTURES CREATOR
The inaugural young creators incubator program, Futures by Canon Creator Lab was launched September 2021. The Futures instructional and mentorship program is designed to not only accelerate the visual storytelling and creative skills sets of Canadians aged 18 to 24, but also offer them insights into the business of being a creative. This will be Jacquie's second year as a Future's Mentor
CORPORATE CLIENT LIST
See the images that passed the rigorous judging of a National Panel to earn Accreditation in the category of STOCK Imagery
See the images that passed the rigorous judging of a National Panel to earn Accreditation in the category of WILDLIFE
See the images that passed the rigorous judging of a National Panel to earn Accreditation in the category of NIGHT Imagery
See the images that passed the rigorous judging of a National Panel to earn Accreditation in the category of SPECIAL EVENTS
Accreditation is a first level of achievement for an active member of the association and is achieved by submitting a portfolio to a Pan-Canadian PPOC Evaluation Board.
This honor demonstrates that the artist has the ability to deliver imagery that is a "cut above" in a specific category by capturing content that exemplifies impact, creativity, style, composition, presentation, mastery of colours, focus, lighting, subject, image quality and technique. These are the criteria evaluated by a panel of 6 nationally Accredited Judges.
In addition to other Merits Service and Merit Photos required, accreditation is required to qualify for the title of “Craftsman of Photographic Arts” and two are required for the title of “Master of Photographic Arts”.