8 NL Photographers Who Dazzle Us Behind Their Lens

Capturing all that makes Newfoundland and Labrador glitter is no easy task. We recently short-listed 36 of NL’s finest tourism photos for our own website collage.

But it is this eclectic group of 8 photographers who capture NL’s finest and thrill us time and again with curious, creative and insightful photography.

a kaleidoscope and collage of things to do in Newfoundland and Labrador including eco adventure, wellness, culture, heritage, foodie and cultural travel experiences

1. Paul Kinsman
St. John’s

Paul Kinsman is a musician by birth and radio host and media producer by choice. This beloved broadcaster and multi-instrumentalist has performed alongside countless NL artists including Ron Hynes, Barry Canning, and Alan Doyle just to name a few.

As a visual artist, Paul knows no limits in the photography and media production realm with sensational, quirky shots and creative, bold videography.

photo of the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, city of st. john's with plane flying over and pink skies, a world class cultural heritage destination to visit

overlooking ocean sunrise from the narrows of st. john's harbor in Newfoundland during winter with snow capped hills and downtown, a beautiful sight to see on your holidays

winter time at the loop in bannerman park in st. john's at night with skaters skating on ice around the gazebo, a family fun filled vacation activity in Newfoundland

2. Paul Dolk
Open Hall

Dutch-born, Paul Dolk is a nature photographer and videographer who calls two provinces home, Newfoundland and Friesland, Holland. Since his arrival, Paul has captivated us from land, sea, and sky capturing Newfoundland’s spectacular natural habitat with dazzling brilliance.

Paul’s work is proudly on display at his studio “Stage of Art” in Open Hall during the summer months. Be sure to stop in and say hi on your NL travels.

Dutch photographer Paul Dolk sitting in a boat with camera in hand in front of a massive iceberg on the northern coast of Newfoundland, a breathtaking travel encounter
humpback whale breach alongside 2 puffin birds flying away and rocky coastline of eastern Canada, Newfoundland, a beautiful marine life and eco adventure spot

3 women and two dogs chat on rocky beach in front of a shed as humpback whales comes up for air, a part of everyday eastern NL life and travels

3. Valerie Ploughman

Valerie likes to describe her photography as “Just For Fun”, so our fingers are crossed she gets serious. Valerie is a passionate photographer who captures the timeless tranquillity and beauty of our island. Her sweeping images of Newfoundland’s natural and cultural landscapes always leave us in awe.

ocean and sea sunset over a forested hill in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, a hiker's wellness paradise of tranquility

sunrise at dawn over hills from a forested grassy plain with water in the foreground, a tranquil holiday expanse

fog sweeping over coastal town with ocean and blue sky's, an eco adventure wellness holiday excursion

4. Dru Kennedy

Corner Brook

Dru is an action and landscape photographer on Newfoundland’s west coast. An outdoor enthusiast and avid snowboarder, Dru delivers electrifying photography of our dramatic landscapes and heavens.

Dru’s feet are planted firmly on the ground but you will often also find him looking to the stars.

northern lights (aurora borealis) shining brightly over ice coated waters and snow covered hills in western Newfoundland, Canada, a beautiful travel encounter

night shot of lights beaming from western NL community reflecting over water, a wellness travel holiday stay
dusk photo taken from a forested hill of lights emitting from bay of islands in western Newfoundland and Labrador, a hikers dream

5. Geoff Goodyear
Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Geoff has been involved in photography, both as a professional and an amateur, for over 40 years. A naturist and historian, Geoff is a helicopter pilot by trade, so not a bad vantage point for a photographer.

Geoff’s breath-taking images capture some of Canada’s most remote regions and tell the countless stories of northern Labrador.

aerial photo of Labrador's mountainous coastline and ocean, thrilling vacation destination

a killer whale coming up for air along Newfoundland and Labrador's coastline with an iceberg in the background, unbelievable travel adventures

black and white photo of dilapidated historic structures in Hebron, Nunatsiavut, Labrador, Canada, an historical trip to take

6. Gord Follett


Gord is a landscape, seascape, cityscape and nature photographer. Photography is an obsession of Gord’s and he describes himself as a lifetime student of photography, rather than a student of photography.

He is an exceptional, vivid photographer who continually explores and captures the microcosms of NL life.

white Newfoundland lighthouse at night under celestial sky, beautiful travels

Bowring park in St. John's, NL at night during winter with ice frozen trees and multi colored Christmas lights, a beautiful spot on a trip

high definition photo of rock at arches provincial park in western Newfoundland with ocean in the background, an eco adventure destination to explore

7. Newfie Nomad 
Deer Lake

Newfie Nomad is the dynamic duo of Wayne and Heather Bryant. Two years ago they were living in Kelowna, BC and decided to get out of the rat race and follow their true calling.

Heather is a passionate photographer with a keen eye for capturing the perfect shot. Wayne is a commercial pilot with a background in digital media and design.

Combining their aviation, videography and photography backgrounds, Newfie Nomad shines brightly as they capture the countless gems and treasures we call home.

on a beach with waves rolling in and crashing with iceberg and blue sky in the background in western, NL, Canada, an adventure wellness vacation

aerial view of western Newfoundland over a white church and steeple and water and forested hills in the background, an eco adventure heritage travel experience

grassy plains of western Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada with multi colored fishing stages, hills and water in the horizon, a relaxing, calm holiday excursion
8. Darlene Stamp
Spaniards Bay

Darlene is a landscape, seascape and architectural photographer. With unbridled enthusiasm, Darlene captures the natural and cultural sides to outport living. Her colorful, fanciful photography can be described as Smurf Village meets Newfoundland.

boat tied on a wharf at sunset in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, a wellness travel locale

colorful wooden crayons tied to a white picket fence in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, a cultural holiday experience

overlooking a hill and ocean in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, Canada with bright;y painted heritage home, a hiking cultural vacation
About Us
At Experience NL, we are planners of experiences…not simply vacations.

These are compelling, personally tailored getaways for engaged, curious travelers seeking life-enhancing opportunities.

Contact Matthew or John to start planning your most exceptional journey!

Sitting in a field at Spillars Cove, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada with ocean and cliffs in the background is Matthew, Experiential Travel Planner with Experience Newfoundland and Labrador Travel Agency
Matthew Barrett, Experiential Travel Consultant
Standing next to a Leprechaun at Dublin City Center in Ireland is John, Experiential Travel Planner with Experience Newfoundland and Labrador Travel Agency
John Keough, Owner & Experiential Travel Consultant
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