People of Algoma

People of Algoma

"I studied the Auto Visual Course at Cambrian College. The course consisted of learning about photography, videography, radio broadcasting, psychology and work through television networks." Lynn Buller grew up and did her schooling in Sudbury until the age of 21, when her knowledge and love of photography got her a job in Sault Ste. Marie.

Her first photography job was at the -now closed- K-Mart Portrait Studio. In the 1 1/2 years she worked there, she gained a lot of skills and experience. "We only had a room that was like 13ft by 13ft, so I had to learn how to do a variety of poses in an extremely small spot. This was also my first time dealing with customers. There were lots of things I had to learn all around".

From there Lynn worked at three different photography labs, Parken Photo, Photo Mill and Custom Colour Photo (labs are where photographers send their photos to, to get them professionally printed). "I had the job of taking peoples film rolls in, and then taking the film and developing and enlarging them into photos. There are lots of challenges making film into prints. I had to adjust the colours of the photos all the time so they didn't look blown out or the colours being out of portion". Throughout the 9 years working in labs, her favourite one was Customer Colour Photo. "I got to work with the City Police doing forensic photography. Being a Forensic Photographer was -and still kinda is- one of my dream jobs. It's so cool!"

After that she moved on to doing family and portrait photography for 5 years at Kevanna's Photography Studio. With more knowledge under her belt, Lynn broke off into running her own photography business, Northern Lens Photography. "When I first started my own business, my main focus was on doing weddings. I would do about 25 every year". Lynn's profession shifted into Sports Photography in 2001. At about the same time she moved to Pine Island, where she is still currently living with loving husband Kelly and adorable daughter Tori.

Sports photography continues to be primarily what Lynn does today. Her business now focuses mainly on creating dance, hockey and soccer portraits. She is also the Century21 photographer. Lynn has gone through many stages of photography in her life and says, "Even though it has challenging days, I wouldn't want to do any other job".

People of Algoma

Emilya graduated from CASS last year and is now taking a year off to work, to gain money for college. She has gotten the pleasure of working with Kevannas Fine Photography, Northern Lens Photography, and ACE Studios within the last year. In 2017 Emilya plans to enroll  in the 2 year digital photography course at Lambton College in Sarnia. She owns her own business, Emilya Junor Photography, and specializes in family and couple portraits along with special occasion photography. She is passionate about her work and has loved taking photos from a very young age.  Emilya was chosen to design and photograph the 2017 calendar for the Down Syndrome Society of Sault Ste. Marie.