WPY 2015

Photograph Details

Winner 2015

The Rising Star Portfolio Award

Connor Stefanison, Canada

Technical specification

Image 1: Canon Rebel XTI + Tokina 12-24mm f4 lens at 15mm; 1/200 sec at f9; ISO 400; Trailmaster 1550-PS infrared trail monitor; x2 Nikon SB-28X2 and Nikon SB-800 flashes.
Image 2: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 16-35mm f2.8 II lens at 16mm; 1/1000 sec at f7.1; ISO 1600.
Image 3: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 16mm + Vello cable release; 25 sec at f4; ISO 3200; Canon 430EX II flash; Gitzo GT3542LS tripod.
Image 4: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 16-35mm f2.8 II lens at 22mm + polarising filter; 1/60 sec at f13; ISO 1600; Yongnuo YN-560 II and Nikon SB-800 flashes; Vello wireless remote; tripod.
Image 5: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 70-200mm f2.8 IS lens at 200mm + B+W polarizing filter + Vello cable release; 10 sec at f16; ISO 200; Gitzo GT3541XLS tripod.
Image 6: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV + 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 16mm; 1/60 sec at f8; ISO 2500; Canon 580EX II flash.


Mount Hollyburn, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: latitude 49.400707, longitude -123.18253 Mount Hollyburn, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: latitude 49.400707, longitude -123.18253

Mount Hollyburn, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Connor Stefanison

Connor Stefanison, Canada

Living in British Columbia in Canada, Connor has first-hand experience of the wilderness, and his photography draws on the knowledge he has gained through a life spent outdoors. Since taking up photography in 2008, Connor has worked as a photographic instructor and photojournalist. He holds a biology degree in ecology, conservation, and evolution from Simon Fraser University.

  • The flight path
  • Silent flight
  • Hot-spring magic
  • Lucky pounce
  • Evening peace
  • Camouflage
  • Night of the mountain goats
  • Creekside nursery
  • Hot-spring skeletons
  • Aerial buffet
  • A black bear looks in