Candace is a nature and conservation photographer, educator, wildlife & wolf advocate based in Washington State. Connecting with viewers on an emotional level, while also drawing attention to important issues relating to environmental issues, conservation and climate change is her goal as an artist. Her work has captured the attention of global audiences and been featured by acclaimed outlets such as World Wildlife Fund and Pattrn / The Weather Channel.
Having a background education and degree in art history contributes to her artistic vision and she often portrays a painterly type of style within her work. Aside from photography, Candace is currently pursuing a higher degree in Wildlife Conservation Actions.
"Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my photography website. My hope is that it will inspire you to appreciate and soak in the natural world a bit more.
Maybe you will feel more compelled to do your part to conserve what is left for the sake of our last remaining pristine wilderness areas, the creatures who have no voices to defend themselves, and for those we are leaving this planet to when we are gone. In the end, we protect only what we love.
I appreciate your time, comments and consideration."
- Candace Dyar
Born and raised in Ohio, Candace has had an intense love for the natural world for as long as she can remember. As a child she would frequently venture out on weekend hikes through various parks with her father and trusty rottweiler. It was there and on camping trips in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania that she developed a great appreciation for the wilderness and natural beauty.
As a young adult, Candace grew a fondness for the fine arts and went on to attain a degree in Art History. The Hudson River School, and master landscape painters Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Cole inspired her, and she was also drawn to the highly imaginative, dream-like atmospheres from Surrealist artists. Her artistic background contributes to her vision as a photographer.
Based in Washington State for the past two decades, Candace first discovered her passion for photography while venturing out into the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. An avid hiker, she yearns to explore new areas while also hoping to provide a unique vision through her photography, and is passionate about photographing the diversity of wilderness areas including wildlife, landscapes, flora and intimate scenes. Her goal as a photographer is to reach viewers on an emotional level, while also spreading awareness of the necessity and vitality of the natural and last true wild places that many either take for granted or might never experience at all.
“As a photographer, I want to be able to reach the viewer on an emotional level, and also draw attention to important issues relating to conservation and climate change. I try to accomplish that by attempting to bring the person viewing into the photograph. If at all possible, I aspire to stir something within the viewer and to move and motivate them.
My hope is for viewers to gain even a remote sense of what I felt while I was looking through the lens and processing the image. More importantly, I want people to realize that wilderness is vital not only for the human spirit and creativity, but in order to exist at all on this planet.
The last undisturbed wild areas on Earth are a critical part of what makes us all human, and it is crucial that they remain protected."