Photo credit - Noella Steinhauer Photography.
Mark Jinks is an award-winning, internationally published nature photographer, writer, and educator based in Leduc, Alberta. His main photography focus is on creatively capturing landscapes, wildlife, severe weather, and the night sky. Passionate about conservation practices, his goal is to raise awareness of our natural world through his imagery.
Originally from England, he moved to Alberta, Canada, at a young age and instantly fell in love with the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Mark is a self-taught photographer and has been featured in numerous publications in both print and online formats, including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Westjet Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Outdoor Photography Canada, and many more. He has won numerous photography competitions, and his imagery has been licensed by agencies worldwide. He can often be found exploring the vast landscapes of nearby western Canada and beyond. Showcasing the beauty of Alberta from the Rocky Mountains to the prairies and everything in between, including the beautiful northern lights, and powerful summer thunderstorms.
Mark teaches photography in small groups and private lessons across Alberta from the rocky mountains to the prairies and beyond, including Aurora Borealis retreats in the North.
As a travel photographer and writer, Mark specializes in promoting tourism to specific areas with his imagery, working on campaigns and projects with various tourism boards across North America, and has collaborated with brands such as Ford Canada, Nikon Canada, Bellstar Hotel Resorts, Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, Westjet Magazine, Rocky Mountaineer, Backroad Mapbooks, LumeCube, Northwest Territories Tourism, Travel Alberta, Bonjour Quebec, and more.
Awards and Accomplishments:
2023 - Completed and graduated from the Travel Alberta Creator program
2022 - Light Chasers Conference - guest speaker on the subject of Northern Lights chasing.
2021 Northern Lights Photography of the Year Top 25 -https://capturetheatlas.com/
2021 International Pano Awards - Bronze Award x2
2020 Alberta Magazine Awards Nominee - Photograph: Landscape, Still and Architecture
2019 Nikon Canada Social - workshop host - Edmonton, Alberta
2018 Nikon Canada Partnership - https://en.nikon.ca/learn-and-explore/a/ideas-and-inspiration/mark-jinks.html
2018 Westjet Magazine Cover - December
2018 Runner-Up Winner - Canadian Geographic - Wild Weather
2018 Top 25 Northern Lights Photos of the Year Finalist
2017 Official NiSi Ambassador to Canada region
2017 Outdoor Photography Canada Grand Prize Winner - Landscape Photography contest
2016 Best Mountain Artists Grand Prize Winner - Landscape Photography contest
2020 - Waterfalls of North America - Waterfalls for Days - featured
2019 - Canada - Harper Collins Publishing - featured
2018 - NiSi Landscape Photography Volume 1 - featured