A scientist's sideline as a shutterbug

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Focusing on lighting, composition and colour in nature is a diversion for amateur photographer Tyler Hickey.

Typically the PhD student's days are absorbed by analyzing the bacteria that wreaks havoc on bodies affected by tuberculosis.

"Much of my time away from my research lab is spent outdoors taking pictures," said Hickey.

The University of British Columbia student packed up his celluloid images of the west coast landscape before heading back to his local stomping grounds for a holiday visit with his family.

And they are on display at the Jitterbug Java until the end of this month.

Hickey spent most of his youth here, attending Flamborough Centre Public School and was among the class of '98 graduates at Waterdown High School.

Hickey purchased his first camera in 2003. While in BC, a friend introduced him to the North Shore Photographic Society in west Vancouver.

He found himself in good company.

"Few other amateur photo clubs consistently produce award winning images."

His creative and technical interests in photography soon flourished -- although he admits he hasn't mastered the computer manipulation program Photoshop. As a result, his graphic and simple images are all the more appealing from a purist's perspective.

A scientist's sideline as a shutterbug

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Focusing on lighting, composition and colour in nature is a diversion for amateur photographer Tyler Hickey.

Typically the PhD student's days are absorbed by analyzing the bacteria that wreaks havoc on bodies affected by tuberculosis.

"Much of my time away from my research lab is spent outdoors taking pictures," said Hickey.

The University of British Columbia student packed up his celluloid images of the west coast landscape before heading back to his local stomping grounds for a holiday visit with his family.

And they are on display at the Jitterbug Java until the end of this month.

Hickey spent most of his youth here, attending Flamborough Centre Public School and was among the class of '98 graduates at Waterdown High School.

Hickey purchased his first camera in 2003. While in BC, a friend introduced him to the North Shore Photographic Society in west Vancouver.

He found himself in good company.

"Few other amateur photo clubs consistently produce award winning images."

His creative and technical interests in photography soon flourished -- although he admits he hasn't mastered the computer manipulation program Photoshop. As a result, his graphic and simple images are all the more appealing from a purist's perspective.

A scientist's sideline as a shutterbug

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Focusing on lighting, composition and colour in nature is a diversion for amateur photographer Tyler Hickey.

Typically the PhD student's days are absorbed by analyzing the bacteria that wreaks havoc on bodies affected by tuberculosis.

"Much of my time away from my research lab is spent outdoors taking pictures," said Hickey.

The University of British Columbia student packed up his celluloid images of the west coast landscape before heading back to his local stomping grounds for a holiday visit with his family.

And they are on display at the Jitterbug Java until the end of this month.

Hickey spent most of his youth here, attending Flamborough Centre Public School and was among the class of '98 graduates at Waterdown High School.

Hickey purchased his first camera in 2003. While in BC, a friend introduced him to the North Shore Photographic Society in west Vancouver.

He found himself in good company.

"Few other amateur photo clubs consistently produce award winning images."

His creative and technical interests in photography soon flourished -- although he admits he hasn't mastered the computer manipulation program Photoshop. As a result, his graphic and simple images are all the more appealing from a purist's perspective.