Hi! My name is Derek Galon,
a photographer & videographer for those who need top work.
Born in Poland, I studied there music, arts and photography. My first photo job came at age of 14, and my first solo exhibition at age of 16. I have vast photography experience supported by knowledge of arts and decades of creative work.
After living for 30 years in Canada, I decided to relocate to Dominica, Eastern Caribbean, which I now call my home. I earned several prestigious titles and distinctions such as Fellowship of Royal Photographic Society (UK), won dozens of international awards, sat as a juror of top photography competitions, co-managed photography books publishing house Ozone Zone Books, created 3-D animated holograms, organized workshops and competitions. To say it simply – my work is my passion. I am glad to share my knowledge and teach. I am also a videographer creating short documentary films, stock video, music videos, filming nature and working with various producers.
My works were used by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NatGeo, CNN, Phaidon Press, Virgin Atlantic, Sothebys, MACO Caribbean Living, Toronto Star, Hyundai/Fomex, WestJet Magazine, and YellowPages – to name a few (very few).
I am a Getty/iStock contributor, and have large library of stock images (mostly Caribbean, but not only). My nature photography and video can be found at Nature Picture Library (UK) – a world’s leading stock agent specializing in the finest nature imagery. All my stock images and video are also available directly from me (best deal).
I also created my Youtube channel to share the beauty of Dominica (nicknamed the Nature Island), offer you photography tips, and also to comment on photo/video equipment I use. See my Youtube channel here.
This is my personal site highlighting my current activities. If you wish to see my full portfolio, bio, see a list of awards and medals I won, my clients and publications, and other such info – please see my portfolio site ArtPhotographyServices.com
– Derek Galon, MA, FRPS, FOPS, hon.CPE, hon.FSAP
My Other Sites & Links
Extensive portfolio and bio – my main photo / video site:
Wedding photography / video site:
My personal blog – written together with my work partner – writer, art historian, and my wife – Margaret Gajek:
My Youtube video channel:
What I Do
This is what I shoot most often
Creative portraits, studio art portraits including black and white, fashion, boudoir & fine art nude, maternity, family, corporate portraits. I do specialize in studio creative lighting for artistic, dramatic effects.
Landscape Photo & Video
Nature and Landscape, including macro, time lapse, garden photography, location shoots, drone aerial, artistic landscape. I do it as a freelancer and to add to my stock library. I just love this work.
Commercial/Corporate Photography & Video
Corporate portraits, creative advertising (including video commercials), food and product photography, high fashion, real estate, architecture, and more.
Wedding & Events Photography $ Video
All weddings – large and small. Family and official events, celebrations, performances and concerts. Photography and Video, including aerial. Email me for details.
Nikon D850, D7100, Z6
Atomos Ninja 4K recorder
Fomes studio strobes
Nikon flashes SB800, SB900
Dji Mavic 2 Pro, DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Programmable slider Konova
4K and HD monitors
Adam A7 studio speakers
Marshall studio microphone
Wi-Fi field microphones
Epson 3880 pigment printer
Panoramic head Nodal Ninja
Sea&Sea underwater system
Brands which used my images
Interested in working together?