While living in Montreal (working at the National Hockey League as their statistical researcher) I joined the Montreal Camera Club. Here I improved my 'eye' for 'the 'perfect' shot from the weekly critique, and at the end of my eight years stay in the big city, I was asked to judge several competitions. As a result of Polio as a young child I have been unable to handle heavy and/or complicated photography equipment, so compared to today’s cameras basically a 'point and shoot' has been my tool. I believe you can have the best equipment money can buy, but if you don't have an 'eye' for photography, then your chances of having a 'winner' are limited.
After I moved back to Fredericton in 1980 I joined Photo Fredericton and was fortunate to have a couple of my scenic photos accepted in a cross-Canada exhibit. Photography then took a back-seat for a few years while I pursued other interests in the sporting world. In 1994 dogs again became an important part of my life, especially my Rottweiler, Clancy, and so found a great reason to reactivate my camera. With the introduction of digital cameras, photo enhancement software, and the encouragement of my sister, I ventured back into the realm of scenic photography. Today with my camera tucked in the basket of my little red 3-wheel electric scooter, I try not to miss an opportunity to capture that perfect shot.
“An intimate city with a cosmopolitan flair,” Fredericton, the Capital City of New Brunswick, has many heritage buildings and over 120km of walking trails along both sides of the St. John River. I am honoured to have the opportunity to showcase some of the beauty of the City or one's pet through my photography at several locations throughout the city or by special request.
As a child, I (Carol A. Randall) always had a camera in my hands taking pictures of either our dogs (German Shepherds) or of members of our equine family (ponies and Standardbreds). Once I entered the workforce I took a photography course at the local YMCA and later from Joe Stone, while developing a love for scenic photography.
My husband, Eldon McGarrigle, and I live in South Devon, part of Fredericton North. April 2021