Portrait photo of Tim Shields, a VAST photographer artist creating very high resolution fine art photos of landscapes and nature

Tim Shields

White Rock, BC, Canada

Tim Shields is the founder of Photography Academy, author of The Photo Cookbook, and creator of the Photography Transformation Four-Step System.

In 2018, Tim was awarded "Nature Photographer of the Year" by Master Photographers International and holds the designation of Master Photographer in Fine Art (MPI).

Tim specializes in ultra-high-resolution panoramic images. His passion for the outdoors takes him to remote hike-in locations where he packs in his photography and camping gear in search of unique landscape compositions and warm "golden hour" light. Tim believes that mountains, streams, and oceans are the world's most beautiful pieces of art, and his goal is to capture vibrant images that reflect the true beauty of the earth so that a brief moment of perfect light can be enjoyed for years to come.

Tim Shields has traveled throughout North America, Europe, and China in search of the perfect landscape image. He has won numerous photographic awards and lives in White Rock, Canada. He is an honors graduate from the BC Institute of Technology in Civil and Structural Engineering and holds a master of arts degree.

VAST photographer Tim Shields of the VAST artist collective


2018: Nature Photographer of the Year - Master Photographers International

2018: Finalist - Belle France Photo Competition

2018: Finalist - American Photography Open by Pro Photo Daily

2018: 4th Place - Waterscapes Exhibition by Fusion Art

2018: Award of Distinction - International Image Challenge

2018: Prestige Award - International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International

2016: Silver Award - Epson International Pano Awards