Sheree Zielke




🇨🇦 Canada



Selected photos in 2020



Selected photos in 2019

TOP10 photographer in 2020

TOP5 photographer in 2019

With us

4 years

Studio Name

Visuals by Sheree

Retired DSLR photographer and camera teacher. Now I use my 12Pro 100% of the time.

Winning photos

A dramatic summer thunderstorm cell passing over our neighbourhood. The string colours ended in about 15 minutes. It always pays to wait out a sunset.

71st Collection

A little creative use of flowers from my garden, an old bird bath, a black card (with a husband to hold it) and pretty natural side lighting.

70th Collection

A gorgeous vista on a sunny day in Fairmont Hot Springs. These towering hoodoos can be found just down the highway from the hot springs. I love the contrast of the tall tree against the even taller rocky background.

69th Collection

A country drive nets old churches, cemeteries, and ramshackle buildings like this old outhouse. Three holes (for aeration) served as perfect portals for bright sunshine. And the flowers (I suspect from the nearby cemetery) were handy. I staged them and took the shot. I loved the brightness on the rugged old boards.

68th Collection

I find the macro on the new iPhones is quite capable. I make jewelry and decided to play with this necklace with a dusty clock face as a backdrop. The clarity in the gemstone is amazing.

67th Collection

A glorious winter’s day in central Alberta. Diamond frost on the trees with a bright sun peeking through.

65th Collection

A favourite locale in Alberta is the tiny town of Sylvan Lake. The people of the town did a fine job of redesigning this popular summer city into a year-round delight for locals and visitors alike. This walkway is built along the lake’s edge providing a great vanishing point perspective.

64th Collection

We were driving along country roads in Alberta, thick with fog. Although slippery, my husband managed to make a stop when I espied this pretty shot. A little trial and error put a sun star in the perfect nestled position in the branches. The splayed God’s rays and deep long shadows provided balance for this spindly group of trees.

64th Collection

Neon Alley in Edmonton Alberta in the Ice district. Well worth a nighttime visit to see these old reclaimed and refurbished colourful works of advertising art.

63rd Collection

One of my favourite spots to visit anytime of the year but especially in the winter is Laurier Park in Edmonton, Alberta. I love that the iPhone can capture all the variances of light and shadow, while capturing this great depth of field.

63rd Collection

Our new favourite getaway is Sylvan Lake, Alberta. The autumn sun goes down very quickly, so I had to put myself in the right place fast. I had seen the boat framed by the trees earlier and guessed it would make a great shot in capturing these rich golden hues.

62nd Collection

My husband and I love ocean life but are now not able to travel to either Canadian coast. So, Sylvan Lake, in our province of Alberta, with its representative lighthouse (a tribute to the one at Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia) lifts our hearts. Especially with its nighttime light show. I shot this low with the phone upside down for that long alleyway look.

61st Collection

Three of my photo loves in one shot: a cemetery, a skewed view, and a sun star in a deep blue sky accented with wispy white clouds. Shot in Alberta, Canada.

60th Collection

I call these Canadian grain elevators (a disappearing architectural form) the grand dames of the prairies. A cerulean blue sky is the perfect backdrop for these majestic beauties. I am saddened each time one is torn down.

60th Collection

My peonies were not abundant this year, but the bush did create this glorious pink bloom. I love the 12ProMax ability to do close-up focus. And rain drops are always a fave. Even if created with a spray bottle.

59th Collection

Who can resist a shot of a delicate purple petunia. Especially with a few diamond drops of rain. The iPhone “PORTRAIT” setting is tricky when trying to avoid too shallow a depth of field.

58th Collection

My husband and I love road trips, and coming across graveyards here in our province of Alberta. We love the textures, the history and the stillness. I also love the “portrait” feature on my iPhone 12Pro Max. This bright dandelion was the perfect foreground subject against the grey of the gravestones. The phone’s camera does a great job with selective DOF.

57th Collection

An unexpected heavy wet springtime snowfall here in Alberta, followed by warm afternoon sun led to this photo. I used a small hand mirror to catch water droplets from the melting snow, and to reflect light back up into the snow laden branches. . I loved the deep blue sky backdrop in the reflection.

56th Collection

A cold and snowy day in Edmonton, Alberta. We were driving through a local park near our city’s river. We pulled over so I could take a better look around. A short walk in and I found this magical winter pathway, well-trodden, but completely deserted that day.

52nd Collection

I was on my way back from getting groceries when I caught a glimpse of this gorgeous Alberta autumnal light. My husband knows to slam on the brakes when I say, “I NEED that photo.” As I was framing my shots, a man drifted into the image (I learned later he was a visitor from Holland) and I took the picture. I called out to him and thanked him for giving my shot perspective. I showed him the image and told him that it was my next award winner. No editing was necessary. None. God makes great sky paintings.

50th Collection