Claude Dalley claims to have always had an interest in photography, but it wasnt until after retiring from the B.C. Government to become an avid RVer that he had time to more actively pursue this leisure activity. Travelling extensively throughout the southwestern United States, Alaska and making trips across Canada presents Claude with numerous photo opportunities while digital photography allows him the luxury of taking thousands of photos while learning his craft.
Wanting to take photographs that were more than just holidays remembrances, Claude purchased a Canon EOS D-SLR and enrolled himself in several digital photography courses. 2005 marked the transformation from hobby to craft as he worked in earnest perfecting techniques and putting into practice the knowledge hed gained along with tips picked up from more experienced photographers.
In the last few years Claudes work has not only been selected for several juried Fine Art Shows but has earned awards. In addition to Fine Art Shows, numerous photographs taken by Claude have been selected for display at the Comox International Airport. He has also been published in Photographers FORUM-Best of Photography 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 as well as in the 2011 and 2013 Comox Valley Visitors Guides.
Claude is currently an active and enthusiastic member of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, Courtenay Art Gallery, Pearl Ellis Gallery, The Campbell River Arts Council, the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Comox Valley Camera Club. Prior to moving to the Comox Valley on December of 2006, Claude was an active member of the Victoria Camera Club.