Neil McElmon Photography

An adventure enthusiast, with a deep passion for photography & travel.

Visual creativity has always been a major influence in my life. The Alberta High School of Fine Arts in Okotoks, AB was my first hands-on experience with photography, film, and darkroom techniques back in the late '90s.

I attended Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB from 2012-2013 completing the Photography Certificate Program. Always keen to learn new and exciting techniques I am regularly seeking advice and knowledge through reading, online resources, and fellow photographers.

I try to combine my love of the outdoors, travel and live music within my photography striving to ultimately capture unique and inspiring moments that I can share with others.

Live music and arts festivals are huge part of my life and I've certainly taken in my fair share over the years. Some festivals I have either attended or worked at in the past include Lollapalooza, Boonstock, Riot Fest, Sasquatch, X-Fest (Calgary), Beaverfest, Squamish, Pemberton, Badlands, Coachella, Chasing Summer, Shambhala, Bass Coast, Astral Harvest, Vibrant, Wicked Woods, Circle Carnival Calgary, FozzyFest, Bamboo Bass, and Envision Music and Arts Festival.

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CV / Professional Work History

Article / Blog Features

FREQ Magazine (FREQ Does Shambhala20) > Featured Photos & Header Image

FREQ Magazine (Kid Koala @ Commonwealth) > Featured Photos & Header Image

FREQ Magazine (In Review: Vibrant Festival Pre Party) > Featured Photos & Header Image

Betty and Kora (The Tropical Juice Is Worth The Squeeze) > Featured Photos & Gallery

Music and Arts Festival Events

Beaverfest Music Festival (2014)

Astral Harvest Music Festival (2015 and 2017)

Circle Carnival (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)

Bass Coast (2015, 20162017, 2018, and 2019)

Le Cirque de la Nuit - Día De Los Muertos (2016)

Le Cirque de la Nuit - Deja Vu (2017)

Le Cirque de la Nuit - Mad Max: Fury Road Pyro Edition (2020)

FozzyFest (20152016 and 2018)

Chasing Summer (Sunday 2017)

Shambhala Music Festival (2017, 2018 and 2019)

(LEMF) Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (2017 and 2018)

Wicked Woods Music Festival (2017 and 2019)

Northwestival Winter Warm-up (2017 and 2018)

Bamboo Bass Festival, Costa Rica (2018)

Envision Festival, Costa Rica (2018)

Vibrant Music Festival (2018 and 2019)

GlowFest YYC (2020)

Gala and Conference Events

Agriculture for Life Harvest Gala (2016 and 2017)

(AEMCON) Alberta Electronic Music Conference (2018 and 2019)

Sporting Events

Run or Dye 5K Fun Run (2014)

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