Richard Wintle shooting the Honda Indy Toronto
Working the top of the IndyCar trailer. © 2013 Rick Andoga for Honda Indy Toronto. Used with permission.

I am a scientist by training and trade, and a spare-time photographer. I shoot motorsports, events, stock photography, some wildlife and scientific themed material. For the past four years I have been a credentialed photographer for Honda Indy Toronto, covering the race weekend and pre-race activities, which explains the photograph above (thanks, Rick!). More about me can be found here. More of my best shots are in my Portfolio collection.

DSC02286 - Will Power confetti shower
Winner Will Power in 2011.

Much of what I’ve been focusing on (see what I did there?) recently has been stock photography for Getty Images. Feel free to click on the links below to see my Getty portfolios.

Creative images

Editorial Images

Don’t ask me to shoot your wedding – your special day is too precious for us to mess it up like that.

Scott Dixon in Toronto 2012
IndyCar driver Scott Dixon, Toronto – July 2012

I use Nikon D5000 and D70S cameras, and have moved my editing from Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop CS4 to the easier Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 on a MacBook Pro, not that it really matters. Lenses I use include:

  • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR – a general-purpose wide angle to medium telephoto zoom; used most frequently for landscape and architectural work
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR – a mid- to long telephoto zoom; my go-to lens for portraits, wildlife, and sports
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G – a very fast (wide aperture) fixed-focal-length “prime” lens. Sharp as a tack, it sees a roughly normal field of view; my choice for low-light shooting and indoor portraits
  • AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D – another fast prime, tack sharp and light as a feather
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC USM – a wide angle zoom, good for landscapes and architecture

I also use a variety of film cameras including a 1937 Voigtländer Brillant, a 1958 Agfa Silette LK, and an early 1970’s Voigtländer VF-101. You can read more about those cameras here, here, and here. A complete gallery of my film arsenal is in this Flickr set, and the results are in this collection. Some medium format film photographs are also on 500px.

Alive 2012 - lights and music
Alive convention, Mississauga – November 2012

Recent events I’ve shot in an official/credentialed capacity include:

  • June 2014: Pre-race events for the Honda Indy Toronto – photos here
  • June 2014: Jimmy Rankin at First Canadian Place – photos here
  • May 2014: Lapping Day, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – photos here; read the article here
  • November 2013: Context With Lorna Dueck – taping and behind the scenes here
  • July 2013: Honda Indy Toronto race weekend – photos in three sets in my Autosport collection
  • June-July 2013: Honda Indy Toronto pre-race activities – photos here
  • November 2012: Alive convention – photos here

Bangkok side street at night
Bangkok – October 2012

My photos have been used in textbooks, annual reports, advertising copy, press releases, art exhibitions, news stories, and websites. You can see a selection of screenshots and tearsheets here.

Desert Lake, dawn, July 2012
Desert Lake, Ontario – July 2012

Published Work

Motorsport and Automotive

  • CRP Racing
  • Flagworld
  • Frank Ewald
  • Honda Indy Toronto
  • IZOD IndyCar Series
  • Lola Heritage
  • MotoIQ
  • Motorsport Club of Ottawa / Inside Track Motorsport News
  • Provinz Magazine
  • Race Canada
  • Race Time Radio
  • National Speed Sport News
  • Newstion
  • Performance Racing News (PRN) Magazine
  • Simone Performance Imports

Science and Education

  • Boise State University
  • Canadian Business and the Law, 4th ed. / Nelson Publishing
  • Epicentre Forum
  • Examinations (medical text) / Gyldendal Publishing House
  • F1000Prime
  • Greatest Creative Factor
  • Huntington’s Disease Advocacy Center
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • NeuroDevNet
  • ONE Magazine (Johns Hopkins / Carey Business School)
  • Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
  • Royal Ontario Museum – ROM Field Guide to the Butterflies of Ontario
  • SickKids Hospital
  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
  • University of Waterloo Daily Bulletin

News Media

  • Global News Toronto
  • The Guardian
  • Himal Southasian
  • The Times Scotland


  • Alto Marketing
  • DigitalCamFan
  • EnCor Capital Management
  • Home Made Simple
  • Mark’s Daily Apple
  • Popular Photography
  • Promise Keepers Canada
  • Schmap Canada
  • Solipsistic Nation (podcast)
  • Steve Farrar
  • Surf Excel
  • Tide
  • Tramlines / BC Transit Museum Society
  • W5RAN
  • Zum Thema / Katholische Militärseelsorge

Provinz Magazine - July 2012 cover
Screencap - The Times Scotland, Apr. 19, 2014
Epicentre Forum - cover screen capture
IZOD IndyCar Series ScreenCap / Tearsheet - William Ashley trophy unveil
PRN Magazine ScreenCap/Tearsheet
Tearsheet - Promise Keepers Canada
Screen capture - Encor Capital Management

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