Hi there, I am currently an american portrait and wedding photographer in a small and boring town with a diminishing market for my work. I am very strongly considering becoming a Canadian and am searching the country over for a place to settle. First things first... I don't speak french, so keep it to the English speaking provinces
Looking for a mid-larger sized town (with modern commodities) up to a bustling city. Just not enough work in smaller towns. And a very strong cultural population is a MUST. Even the podunk town I'm from has a summer arts festival. (and it's good too). I've heard very good things about the arts in vancouver, but I've heard VERY bad things about prices and costs of living relative to income.
Would prefer either mountains or ocean, not a plains fan (thats where I am now, want a change in scenery if i can afford it)
I've seen good things said about the economy in Halifax, but not as strong a culture as others.
Cold winters aren't a big deal. I'm 50% Scandinavian... My ancestors where vikings, I can deal with snow.
And of course if there's no local camera store... it's right out! lol
Any first hand suggestions or references would be greatly appreciated.
Or at least information on where/what websites to further my search...
D800E, 24-120 F4 VR, 50mm 1.8G, 85 1.8G, 28mm 3.5, 135mm 3.5