Making of a Photograph

Join Melissa, as she takes you on a journey through her process and influence when creating photographs. She’ll share with you the what, the why and how after more than 15 years of making photographs, returning to the basics helped bring her work to the next level.

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Welsh Takes Home 2 Best in BC Awards

At the Annual Awards Banquet of the Professional Photographers of Canada – British Columbia (PPOC-BC), held in Port Moody, British Columbia on November 3, 2018 Melissa Welsh MPA, a professional photographer from Nelson, BC, had 4 images accepted and exhibited in the Provincial Image Salon. Welsh won a Judges Choice award as well as the…

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2018 BC Photographer of the Year Finalist

What exciting news I received yesterday…all four of my photographs were accepted into the 2018 BC Salon which means I qualified as a finalist for BC Photographer of the Year!       The last time I was a finalist was in 2011…the first year I was a member of the PPOC. I had no…

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Apples & Hazelnuts

This past march when we came to visit Nelson, I spent a couple of hours pruning these apple trees. It was rainy and cold…but I was so damn happy, I actually cried. I love my backyard. I love climbing the trees and looking out over the mountains. It can be pretty overwhelming at times (weeding the never-ending…

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Vancouver Island Adventure

When some of your favorite people in the whole world live 4000km away…it’s super important to plan an adventure every couple of years. 2018 was one of those years, and this time, the Ritz family flew to BC for some island time. We met in Cowichan Lake and spent 7 days on our own “loop”…

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Hangin’ in Ucluelet

A few weekends ago, thanks to my parents, Cam and I got away for the weekend to explore Ucluelet. We headed up after lunch on Friday and headed back Sunday morning so that we’d be back in time to take care of regular kids/school night/chores. Weekend Warriors! Ucluelet was a little sleepy this time of…

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A Birthday Portrait – Clio Magnolia

Every year, I try to create some kind of portrait of my children on their birthdays. I never really have a plan for it – I just go with the flow of the day and see what happens. This year, we were spending the weekend in Qualicum with family (read more about those adventures here!),…

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