Adventure photographer Mike Biden speaks at the Vernon museum April 8. - Image submitted

Adventure photographer Mike Biden speaks at the Vernon museum April 8. - Image submitted

Talk given by photographer who lives on the edge

Penticton photographer Mike Biden is part of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives speaker series

  • Mar. 26, 2017 6:00 a.m.

Penticton photographer Mike Biden’s motto is “if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space!”

Audience members are sure to be infected by his contagious love of life when the self-taught photographer and publisher of five books speaks in Vernon April 8.

Biden will give tips on how to create better adventure photographs when he is the next guest of the Greater Vernon Museum &Archives Speaker Series.

Biden has not only parachuted, he has travelled by hot-air balloon, tank, jet fighter, Second World War vintage airplane, aircraft carrier and even submarine, and he has done all that with a camera in hand.

He has served more than 30 years as a ground Search &Rescue technician, rescue diver and Search &Rescue pilot, and is also an experienced survival instructor. He has travelled extensively from Alaska to South America, Europe to the Caribbean, recording his adventures.

As a dedicated Nikon fan, Biden has contributed to magazines and newspapers, including Canadian Geographic, West Jet Magazine, Triathlete Magazine, and Okanagan Life Magazine, to name just a few.

The photography tips will be helpful whether “you’re in a helicopter, scuba diving or flying jet fighters or Second World War airplanes with propellers or if you are taking landscapes, portraits, or wildlife and structure fire photos,” said Biden.

Guests will be treated to a slide show of Biden’s photographs. His most recent book, Jewels of the Okanagan, will be available for purchase following the presentation.

The presentation and slide show runs from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by Q&A, April 8 at the Greater Vernon Museum &Archives. As space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call 250-542-3142 to ensure a spot. Cost is $5/person at the door. For more information visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on facebook.