Kelly

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

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. I have been lucky to work with some amazing people and I have had my photos published and displayed all over the world. In the last five years, I have had numerous images selected by National Geographic as photo of the day and won travel photography competitions including those sponsored by World Nomads, The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times. I am incredibly grateful for these experiences because I am absolutely in love with travel photography, and it is incredible to be acknowledged for doing what you love.

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 when travel returns. For now, local workshops in the streets of Toronto will be great fun too, with lots of historical store fronts and colourful street scenes, having fun in our own backyard.

My blog Becktacular Time Travel was born out of my desire to keep traveling during a time of travel restrictions by reliving those retrospective travel moments over the last 34 years. Sharing my travel adventures and misadventures hopefully helps a few people in a big way or help lots of people in a small way that entertains, educates, and inspires because we are stronger together.

The idea behind my shop The Beckta Boutique is driven by my desire to be surrounded by travel all day, so I created unique one-of-a-kind fashions, personal and home décor items from my travel photography. Enjoy a day out in historic Lisbon, Portugal in the comfort of your Yoga pants compliments of Kelly Beckta Photography and have a Becktacular Time!

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 Becktacular journey.

See you there,

Kelly

My Skills

100%
Travel Photography

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

95%
Street Photography

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

90%
Storytelling

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

80%
Fashion

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

Why Choose Me?

light

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

Experience

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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