About Darrell Uruski
The Artist - Darrell Uruski
Darrell Uruski has been working as a professional photographer in Canada since 1976. Today he works exclusively as a fine art photographer producing high quality fine art prints and canvas wall art.
At the beginning of his career Darrell worked with many different film-based cameras including large format view cameras and medium format film cameras. During the popular days of film-based photography Darrell also worked in the darkroom to process and print all of his own black & white and colour photographs.
In 1997 Darrell made the switch to digital photography, and still continues to edit and print all of his own work. His main focus is to produce photographic art that can reveals the beauty of God’s creation. Art that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
Every artist has his own unique style. For me the journey has been a long and interesting path whereby I gained experience in many different fields of photography. It has taken me many years to define what type of artist I wanted to be. Today I work exclusively in the medium of photography. The art that I produce is the result of my artistic expression and style. The finished art is my personal interpretation of my artistic expression.
As a photographer I prefer to keep my work as real and vibrant as possible. For me the finished photograph needs to be believable to the eyes and to the mind. My goal is to produce art that can deliver the same emotional experiences that I had while viewing the scene.
It is hard to believe I have been involved in photography since the mid 1970's. Over the years photography has always been a big part of my life.
In 1976, I received a photographic diploma from The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. After that I worked as a portrait and wedding photographer.
In 1980, my photographic career took a very different path whereby I worked for the Calgary Police Service in their photographic department. This involved processing and printing forensic evidence photographs, and working in their Surveillance Unit taking video and film surveillance photographs.
In 1981, I was married, became a Christian, and in 1982 we had our first child. Since then Kathy and I have added two other children to our family of five.
In 1995, I transferred to The Calgary Fire Department and worked in their Audio Visual Unit. While at The Calgary Fire Department I was responsible for their corporate and industrial film and photography needs. This included all of their public relations photography, training materials, and emergency calls to photograph and film incidents that occurred in the Calgary vicinity.
In addition to their photographic assignments at The Calgary Fire Department I also was in charge of producing their audio visual training programs. During this time period I received seven international LEVA Shield awards for the training programs that I had produced.
In 2010 I decided to leave the world of corporate and industrial photography and focus my passion towards producing Fine Art Photographs.
Curriculum Vitae 2013
1974 to 1976 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Photographic Technology Diploma
1992 Southern Institute of Technology (SAIT) Business Administration Certificate
1997 Applied Multimedia Training Centres, Computer Graphics & Dynamic Multimedia Diploma
1998 & 1999 Sheridan College Certificate program Avid 101 and 110 Media Composer Editing
AwardsLaw Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association International Inc. LEVA Shield Awards
2008 Training Technical Safety Category LEVA Silver Award CFD Chain Saw Safety Video
2007 Training Professional Policy Category LEVA Silver Award CFD Backing Signal Using LED Traffic Batons Video
2007 Internal Communications Category LEVA Gold Award CFD Breathing Apparatus Review Video
2006 Internal Communications Category LEVA Gold Award CFD Compressed Air Foam Techniques Video
2006 Training Technical Safety Category LEVA Silver Award CFD Saber Jet Nozzel Video
2006 Training Technical Safety Category LEVA Honourable Mention CFD Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Video
2002 Internal Communications CategoryLEVA Gold Award CFD Personal Flotation Device Safety Reminder Video