Wapusk National Park of Canada

A Dream Job for a Photo-nerd / Nature-enthusiast Like Me!

Lisa Small
FSWEP Student: Wapusk National Park and Manitoba North National Historic Sites

This summer I’ve had the ultimate experience working for Parks Canada as a Videographer / Photographer / Virtual Tour Maker. I hardly expected that, only one week after completing a degree in Professional Photography at the Dawson College Institute of Professional Photography in Montréal, I’d be jet-setting half way across the country to Churchill, Manitoba to work on a job that would combine two of my passions; photography and the outdoors. Creating a larger database of photographs and videos of Wapusk National Park (NP) and Manitoba North National Historic Sites has given me the opportunity to camp in Wapusk NP and experience the beauty and serenity of this unique and remote park, as well as to visit York Factory National Historical Site. These are two places that very few people have the opportunity to visit. I also proposed a project that I will be continuing to work on into the fall - creating a virtual tour of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site. Using digital photos, programmed with specific computer software and enhanced with video clips, I am creating a self-guided video tour that will provide a great experience for those unable to visit this historic fort in person.

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