About Murray Feist Photography

About Murray Feist Photography

Hello. I am a part time freelance nature and wildlife photographer located in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. My work and personal life has ultimately resulted in a passion and dedication toward the photography of nature and wildlife of western Canada.

Professionally, I hold a Master of Science Degree in Animal Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan specializing in the nutrition and biology of of deer, elk and bison in western Canada. Currently I am employed by the Province of Saskatchewan where I provide nutrition support to ruminant livestock producers and conduct lectures on cervid and bison nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. 


The current photographs taken illustrate my pursuit to capture unique and intriguing images of wildlife in their natural environment and hopefully some provocative and enlightening images from western Canada.  I am mostly self taught with no formal  training in photography.  My main learning was with slide film and my study included books by John Shaw, Art Wolfe, Moose Peterson and Tim Grey.  My equipment consists of the Canon digital-SLR system and lenses. 


  • Canon 6D

  • Canon 30D

  • Canon EF 300 f4

  • Canon EF 24-105 / f4

  • Canon EF 70-200 f4

  • Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6

  • Tamron 17-35

  • Sigma 10-20

  • All equipment carried in Lowepro, Tamrac bags and Cotton Carrier system

  • Gitzo and Slik Tripods with Jobu Gimbal and Sirui Ballhead



A list of useful books used as references include the following:

  • Nature Photography Field Guide by John Shaw

  • John Shaw's Closeups in Nature by John Shaw

  • John Shaw's Photoshop Field Guide by John Shaw

  • The Art of Photographing Nature by Art Wolfe

  • Guide to Wildlife Photography by Moose Peterson

  • Color Confidence: The Digital Photographers Guide to Color Management by Tim Grey et al.


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