Cariwest Festival and Parade

Edmonton Cariwest Festival is an annual event which lights up the city for a few days with fabulous colors, rich sounds and wonderful tastes. You cant help but move your body when surrounded by music, dance and laughter. Great times for Edmonton in the summer. Get out and enjoy the Cariwest parade too

Winning Photograph for Edmonton Photo Walk

Winning Photo Edmonton Photo Walk

On July 18, 2009 Darlene participated in Scott Kelby’s 2nd annual World Wide Photo Walk. She joined the Edmonton walk #2 led by Jason Bouwmeester. Update: Darlene is leading an Edmonton Photo Walk 2011 route on Oct 1, 2011. About 35 photographers (amateurs, hobbyists and pros) met at the Shaw conference center and embarked on […]

“Visions of Peru” Fine Art Coffee Table book – 100% profit goes to charity

Mama Sentuza of the Sacred Valley Peru

This book has been an idea in my head for a year and a half. I’ve already told the story of my journey to Peru and my experiences there, previously on this blog. What I want to convey here is the reason for making this book and why I want as many people as possible […]

More Poetry and Peruvian Images

More collaboration with poets to write poetry to accompany my Peru photography

Poetry inspired by Darlene’s Peruvian images

Poetry written to accompany a few of the photographs I took while in Peru. A collaboration of sorts. These are the first two poems.

Story of my journey to Peru 2007

Saint Augustine said “The world is a book. Those that do not travel read only one page.” After 3 weeks in Peru I think I read a whole chapter and it makes me want to read more. Our private womans tour group began in Lima, then visited Cusco, the Sacred Valley and machu picchu. Our group brought supplies for a childrens charity and we hiked up into the mountains to bring them new shoes and prepare hot chocolate for them.

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About Your Tutor

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Born and raised in Edmonton, Darlene has had formal training in photography at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She enjoys portraits, fine art, and travel photography. She is a seasoned traveler having spent time in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Cuba and Australia. Darlene loves exotic locales, exotic food and experiencing different countries directly through the local people and the cultural arts. Her vision is to share her artistic talents through teaching “the art of seeing”, and to spread love and tolerance through the experience of truly connecting with and understanding people of different cultures.