An introduction – Who is Roland Bast?
I discovered my passion eight years ago when I came to a crossroads in my professional life. At the time, I walked along the trails close to my home in Aylmer, Quebec. I decided to carry a camera during a hike and started shooting nature in all its glory.
After sharing my first photos with friends, I received numerous compliments for my keen eye and ability to capture scenes with an artistic flair. It motivated me to learn more about the art of photography and how I could cultivate and improve my innate skills.
One of my photos was one of the top-10 bird photos for the world-renowned Canadian Geographic magazine. Also, it led to my first publishing. Since then, I have focused most of my time on enhancing my skills, mastering night photography, and refining my style.
Now, a full-time, well-rounded, talented content creator for many large corporations, such as Chateau Laurier, Westin Hotel, Bayshore Mall, Newfoundland Tourism Board, Ottawa Tours (Lady Dive, Gray Line and Cobblestone Tours), Ottawa Yacht Tours, Apothecary Lounge, and Starling Restaurant. I also collaborate and manage some social media accounts for corporate clients, such as The Grand Pizzeria, Bilal Farms, The Westin and Delta Ottawa and many SMEs across Ottawa, the nation’s capital.
Additionally, I am the instigator and curator of the high-profile Instagram account @ottawaphoto, promoting art and lifestyle across Canada to more than 62,500 followers.
As a social media specialist, visual artist, and seasoned experience as content creator, I have what it takes to guide you through enhanced social media continued growth. I will assist you in bringing client awareness to social media platforms by increasing their reach and curated look – creating better visibility. I will also help you recommend and develop content to strengthen your business brand and amplify your marketing investments.