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My name is Kelly Beckta,
I’m a photographer.

I’m passionate about crafting unique imagery across all genres of travel photography inspired by my desire to explore the intricate beauty of the world around me. Over the last 35 years, I have shot travel photography in over 100 countries across six continents, and I have had the pleasure of creating images for World Nomads, Lonely Planet, Intrepid Travel, and Kathmandu. I have been lucky to work with some amazing people and I have had my photos published and displayed all over the world. I have had numerous images selected by National Geographic as photo of the day and won travel photography competitions including those sponsored by Sony Alpha Female, World Nomads, The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times. I am incredibly grateful for these experiences.

In 2021 I founded Kelly Beckta Photography Tours so that I could share my love for travel and photography with avid photo enthusiasts from all over the world. Savouring art, food, history, and culture with tour groups in places like Dubai, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Iceland. Local workshops in the streets of Toronto are great fun too, with lots of historical store fronts and colourful street scenes, having fun in my own backyard.

Canadian by birth but a nomad by choice, the truth is I love wandering the earth and taking a whole lot of photos along the way, there is a huge planet out there and it is calling my name, I hope to meet you on my journey.

See you there,


My Skills

Travel Photography

Capturing the heart & soul, the grit & grime and the bold & beautiful moments of people and places in time across the globe.

Street Photography

Random moments and chance encounters recording everyday life in my favorite streets around the world or right here at home.


In words or images of people, places, and things, capturing the decisive moment, the ephemeral and spontaneous.


Fabulous travel scenes from my photography journeys uniquely designed and embedded onto your favorite clothing items.

Why Choose Me?


Creating stories with light and shadow, using natural light positioned correctly to create quality, clarity, tone, emotion and so much more. Paying attention to how light plays off of the angles and curves of my subject, and which parts of the subject are illuminated or in darkness, I have mastered how to harness light in the most effective way for any given project.

Professional skills

I possess strong technical photography skills combined with creativity, patience, and concentration with attention to detail.

Perfect Equipment

Creating with cutting edge science using a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera and the exceptional ZEISS lenses, delivering high-resolution images without any compromises, outstanding light intensity and legendary bokeh

Unique Vision

Bringing everything together and using my uniqueness to create the flavour of the scene, that could include smoky & foggy, mysterious, colourful, bold, or edgy images


Over the last 34 years, I have shot travel photography in over 100 countries across six continents, and I have had the pleasure of creating images for World Nomads, Lonely Planet, Intrepid Travel, Kathmandu, and Expedia.

Kindness, Empathy & Ethics

My warm, friendly, and considerate nature combined with the ability to understand and share the feelings of other while simultaneously taking an ethical approach to positively impact the world beyond my lens.

Latest News

Man In The Café

Man In The Café – This is one of my favourite images shot in Soho, London and was selected as one of the Guardian Travel Photography Competition Winners – the judge Paul Goldstein had this to ...

Strange Roots

Strange Roots – My image of a Dragon Blood Tree in Socotra, Yemen I called Strange Roots because it came from a place known as the most alien looking place on earth, was selected as a National...

Cuban Barber

My image of a Cuban Barber in Havana, Cuba was included in the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of The Year Contest and was selected as the editor’s top pick and featured by many n...

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