ABOUT TIM SHIELDS

Tim Shields
Tim Shields is an award-winning landscape photographer and eCommerce coach.  He is the founder of Photography Academy and LaptopLife, the author of The Photo Cookbook, and the creator of the Photography Transformation Four-Step System.  He specializes in outdoor landscape photography and he holds the designation of Master Photographer in Fine Art from Master Photographers International.
 
EARLY LIFE:  
Tim's interest in photography began when he was 13 years old.  He was riding his bike on Broadway Street in the City of Vancouver when he stopped in front of the camera store, Lens & Shutter.  This store had used cameras on display and Tim spotted a Minolta camera through the window, and he instantly wanted to buy it.  The camera cost more than he could afford, so he saved for months from the money he earned part-
time delivering pharmacy prescriptions on his bike.  When he had enough saved, he bought the camera and ultimately took thousands of photos with it over his
lifetime.  After buying the camera, he created a darkroom in his parent's basement where he developed black and white film.  He keeps this camera on his desk to this day as a reminder of where he came from.
 
CAREER:
Photography was a hobby for Tim through his adult years.  In fact, he describes it as a love-hate relationship.  There were times when he loved it, and other times when it caused him untold frustration and stress because he couldn't figure out how to take the same gorgeous photos he saw others taking online.
In 2009, Tim began getting serious about landscape photography and combined family summer holidays with landscape photography trips to national parks and other famous photo destinations.  After returning from a trip to the Grand Canyon, he stopped at a gallery owned by world-famous landscape photographer Peter Lik.  When Tim saw the incredible wide-format prints in Lik's gallery, he saw what was possible and vowed to learn how to take magazine-quality photos.

For the next five years, Tim conducted extensive research and field trials to find a new way to take gorgeous photos.  It was then that he discovered and created the Photography Transformation Four-Step System
Tim Shields, photography, Grand Canyon
Landscape photography has taken Tim to faraway locations around the world in pursuit of the perfect lighting at carefully chosen locations such as the desolate sand dunes of the Middle East, the baking rock of Death Valley, remote rice fields of China, the mystical pyramids of Egypt, and soaring rocky peaks in the Yukon.  Tim's philosophy is that the more remote the destination, the better the experience will be.  
 
PHOTOGRAPHY ACADEMY:
After winning the prestigious award of International Nature Photographer of the Year, Tim began teaching other photographers how to take their own stunning photos using his four-step system.  He launched TimsPhotos.com in 2018 which grew into PhotographyAcademy.com the following year.  Photography Academy products and tools have been downloaded by over 280,000 photographers worldwide.  These products include Lightroom presets, books, courses, a masterclass and a coaching program.

If you want to learn the simple and easy-to-learn four-step framework that Tim created, click here and watch the free webclass.  Over 7,000 photographers (as of March, 2021) have purchased the Photography Transformation Masterclass which is the foundation of Tim's four-step framework.
Photography coaching:  Tim also hosts the Fine Art Photography Coaching Program for photographers who want to truly take their photography to the next level through small group coaching.  Learn more about it here.
 
PERSONAL LIFE:
Aside from photography, Tim is a successful online marketer and teaches people how to start online businesses by selling what they know.  He loves the outdoors and believes that landscape photography can actually help to enhance your life through travel, adventure, creativity, planning for the future, and looking for the light...in everything.  He is married to Lea Shields and they have two adult kids who absolutely rock!  They live in White Rock, BC, Canada.

You can watch Tim's videos on Youtube here.
You can see Tim's photos on Instagram here.
You can join the Photography Academy Facebook community here.
Tim Shields and Wife

Tim Shields wife, Lea, stands with Tim at their favorite place in the Rocky Mountains - Moraine Lake.

Photography Awards


2020  Best in Class Award, the highest-scoring image in  the fine art landscapes category, MPI, Foreverland

2020  Best in Class Award, the highest-scoring image in the wildlife category, MPI, Wild Horses

2020  Honorable Mention, International Photography Association, Seceda

2020  Honorable Mention, International Photography Association, Sunburst

2020  Honorable Mention, International Photography Association, Wild Horses
2020  5 Bronze Awards, Epson Pano Awards in Open category.

2019  Gold Award, Epson International Pano Awards in Nature category for The Veins Of A The Tree

2019  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards in Nature category for Water From A Glacier

2019  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards in Nature category for Glacier Dreamland

2019  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards in Nature category for The Colors Of Fall

2019  Nominated International Fine Art Photographer of The Year by Master Photographers International

2019  Award of Excellence, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Birch Forest

2019  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Fall Glory

2019  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Secret Waterfall

2018  Awarded International Nature Photographer of the Year by Master Photographers International.
2018  Awarded 4 silver and 8 bronze awards at the Epson International Pano Awards.

2018  Designated Master Photographer in Fine Art by Master Photographers International.

2018  Finalist in the Belle France Photo Competition 2018 for Eiffel Tower During the Blue Hour.
2018  Finalist in the Belle France Photo Competition 2018 for The Abbey Senanque.

2018  Finalist in the American Photography Open 2018 by Pro Photo Daily for Majestic

2020  Honorable Mention, International Photography Association, Abstract Reflections

2018  Winner, fourth place in the 3rd  Waterscapes Exhibition by Fusion Art for The Island's Spirit.

2018  Finalist in the 3rd Waterscapes Exhibition by Fusion Art for Vancouver Lights.

2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Rice Fields Forever.

2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Gateway to New York.
2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for
Golden Grand Canyon.

2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Golden Dunes.

2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for The Last Minute of the Sun.

2018  Award of Distinction, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Majestic.

2018  Prestige Award, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for Big Dreams.

2018  Prestige Award, International Image Challenge, Master Photographers International for The Island's Spirit.

2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Rice Fields Forever.

2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Horseshoe Bend.

2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Bow Lake.

2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Mesa Arch.

2016  Bronze Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Gateway to New York.

2016  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Spirit Island.

2016  Silver Award and top 50 finalist, Epson International Pano Awards for Majestic.

2016  Silver Award, Epson International Pano Awards for Moraine Lake.
2014  Top 50, Open Category, Epson International Pano Awards for Vancouver Skyline
2014  Top 50, Open Category, Epson International Pano Awards for Vancouver From Stanley Park
2014  Top 50, Amateur Category, Epson International Pano Awards for False Creek

 

Media and Articles

 

Featured TV interview, Weather Channel Originals, Heroes and Survivors: Defying Death, for the White Rock storm.

Featured TV interview, AMG, Weather Channel, Weather Gone Viral, Season 6

Authored article, PhotographyAcademy.com, Should I buy a laptop or desktop for photo editing?
Featured article, Petapixel.com, We shot an award-winning landscape photo using a fog machine.
Featured article, DIYphotography.net, Learn how to read your camera's histogram through music.

Featured article, DIYphotography.net, How a photowalk almost turned deadly.

Featured article, fstoppers.com, Taking photos of extreme weather almost ended in disaster.
Featured article, fstoppers.com, How to take a great supermoon photo.

Authored article, PhotographyAcademy.com, The unabridged Lightroom Classic beginners guide.

Featured article, fstoppers.com, Aerial photography is not as easy as it looks.

Featured article, fstoppers.com, How to take photos of the fog when there is no fog
Authored article, PictureCorrect.com, How to Take HDR Photos
Featured photo, The Huffington Post, The World's Top 5 Cities for Celebrity Sightings
Featured photo, ExploreWhiteRock.com, Best Places to Catch the Sunset
Featured photo, The Burrard Street Journal, The City That Never Stops Complaining About Rain
Featured photo, MoonCalendar.co.uk, Blood Red Moon Images

Featured photo, Miss604.com, Vancouver Skyline Reflection Photos 
Featured photo, WhiteRockVW.com, Fun Things to do in White Rock
Featured photo, InsideVancouver.ca, Is Vancouver Getting a New Central Plaza?
Featured photo, Mega-News, World's Second Least Affordable City Survey Finds
Featured photo, JayBanks.ca, Home Sellers Hesitate to List Their Homes
Featured photo, Travel.bc.ca,  Vancouver
Featured photo, Peace Arch News, White Rock Billboard Greets Border Traffic
Featured photo, VancouverPlanning.ca, Vancouver City Planning Commission
 

Business Awards

 

2021 Two Comma Club Award, Clickfunnels.com
2020 Two Comma Club Award, Clickfunnels.com
The Two Comma Club Award is given to entrepreneurs who generate over $1,000,000 USD in online sales.

Featured video interview, Clickfunnels Official, How this photographer turned a hobby into a million-dollar business

Featured interview, The Online Course Guy, 7 figures teaching photography by focusing on transformation 
Featured interview, Clickfunnels.com, Photographer's journey to 2 Comma Club in 16 months

Featured interview, Logo.com, Founder's interview: Tim Shields, PhotographyAcademy.com

Tim Shields holding business awards from Clickfunnels

Tim Shields holding the "Two Comma Club" Awards from Clickfunnels.com

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