Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I was asked by a friend if I would post the photo from the Jan/Feb 2011 BCO cover as it was shot. When I reviewed the image I liked it in B&W. It just so happens that BCO wanted the shot in colour, one more reason to shoot in raw and give your self the flexibility to re edit the file if needed. Here is my final edit soon to be hanging some were in my place.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Phil Goodis fishing through the swing on the Fraser River near Harrison Hot Springs, BC.
All the best over the holidays!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

BCO Jan/Feb 2011 Cover

Super stoked to start the new year (soon) with another cover of BCO! This shot is special to me because it is a self portrait of my own release, yes that is my hand and the other invisible hand is holding the camera! In 15 seconds I landed this Steelhead, took out the fly and snapped 6 frames a second, courtesy of the Canon 40D and yes I got very lucky! The fish was released un harmed in that 15sec or so. Thank you BCO for another great cover published. The mag should be on shelves soon so go and check it out!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Rainbow Falls , Harrison Lake east.
One of my special places .
Fraser River near Hope. All photos shot with Canon 40D 17-85mm lens.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mountain Love

What can I say, I love winter and I love these mountains! All images shot with Canon 40D and 75-300mm usm lens and Sigma 150-500mm lens.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Better Late Than Never- Numbered and Signed Prints

Spanish Banks, Vancouver. Shot with Canon 40D & 17-85mm usm lens. 3-stop hard ND Grad.
Bloedel Floral Conservatory, Vancouver. Shot with Canon 40D, 17-85mm usm lens, 3-stop hard ND Grad.

All though a little late I am now offering numbered and signed fine art photographs. Framed and matted custom by me. Sizing is 8-12 print or 13-19 print beautifully framed in either black or silver exhibition frames with white bevel cut matt. A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

If you are interested please contact me directly for a personal viewing of my collection and for pricing. Email at

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Squamish Valley, Road to the Mamquam. Canon 40d 17-85 usm
Fresh snow in the Squamish Valley. Canon 40d 17-85 usm.
Tree in my back yard. Nikon coolpix s8000

Just a quick shout out to thank Steve Hanson and all the Osprey Fly fishers who braved the cold on Saturday. With 20 or so people showing up including Tim , Yee and David even with 80 km northerly outflow winds and what felt like about minus 20 I managed to pull of a spey casting demo and even helped with a little casting instruction. I look forward to the next one and I hope the weather will be a little warmer!

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Fly Fishing Photo Cards

Hey everyone , I have made an assortment of great new fly fishing photo cards ! They are all custom made by me and feature some of my past years work . Fish up close, fly boxes and flies and some new beautifully land scape shots all custom made by me. These cards would make a great add on to any Christmas gift for the angler in your life. Currently these cards are on display and for sale at Micheal & Young Fly Shop in Vancouver however I would be happy to drop one in the mail for those who can't make it to the shop.
All cards are made and photographed by Aaron Goodis
Priced at $5.00 each.
If interested drop by the shop or send me an email at

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Recently Published

Super stoked on getting my fourth cover for BC Outdoors! Nov/Dec 2010 issue of BC Sportfishing Magazine used this shot from a recent trip up north. They also published an article by Scott Baker, a special feature on Steelhead Spey Fishing using my photographs to support the article.
Nov. BC Outdoors media package, Steven Oie about to release a beutiful Dean river hen. Aaron Goodis photo.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Taking photos just to take photos. Above photographs taken at Spanish Banks. When I arrived the low fog was amazing almost hiding this lone kyaker , like me he was out enjoying an epic evening on the beach. Relaxing and taking in the light show.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Two very different images from a stroll to Granville Island the other other day . With out having any reel free time to head far away from home I find the reel challenge is to see something new and beautiful in the back yard. This becomes a true exercise for your eye as everything can seem very familiar.
Top: Glass bottles , Granville Island , BC
Bottom : Fall patterns , Granville Island , BC

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SSBC Calendar Shoot

With out giving away to much here are a couple shots taken yesterday for the finished Steelhead Society of BC calendar. Classic Center Pins Of BC is a fund raiser hoping to raise awareness about Steelhead conservation needs. All Proceeds will be donated direct to SSBC. Look out for the finished Calendar by mid to late next week. Approximately $15. each . You will be able to pick one up at Sea Run Fly & Tackle. I am very excited to be the photographer and with much help from Bill Lealess and all of our sponsors I believe this will be a great calendar . I will keep everyone posted on the exact finished dates and were to get one.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Back In The Creek

Some times a short walk is all it takes . above: The Sea Wall . False Creek.
In an attempt to get out side after a long drive home from Northern BC and a week straight in the shop I forced my self out for a short walk around my old stomping grounds. Yes I find my self back in False Creek, to make a long story short, I grew up here and there is allot of history. One of the great reasons for living in False Creek is the size of the park and sea wall, an oasis in the middle of the city. The second shot is False Creek flowing in to a small duck pond just around the corner from the co-op that I live in. The point is no matter were you may live I am sure there is a good shot just out side the door.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Well I am back from the Dean River and what can I say , WOW !! This turned out to be a trip of a life time . Great fishing , Great company and Great BC Land scape ! With only ten days on the river I tried my hardest to make the most of it . Lots of photos and of course tons of fishing oh ya the eating and drinking was good to. The Trip started in Hagansberg , a small town just out side of Bella Coola , with a short chopper ride we were landed on the Dean . Time to set up camp and hunt for Steelhead and like usual snap photo after photo. I will be writing and submitting images and story's from this trip to magazine such as North West Fly Fishing and BC Outdoors so stay posted and I will give you the updates . For now I will let the images do the talking. After finishing the edit ( and yes I went through over 16 gigs of memory ) I ended up with 135 photos that I kept to document the trip so I though that I would post only the high lites . Check em out ! And a new quote I came up with is " Be there and bring a camera ! "Scroll down through the next posts to see high light images from the trip . Enjoy ! All Photographs By Aaron Goodis unless noted otherwise.

Angling Epicness !!! On the Dean .

Pink Sky at night sailors delight !
Aaron with a nice Steelhead . photo Steve Oie
Art Lingren with a nice Fish.
Steve with his Dean Steelhead.
Vic and one of the largest from the trip.
Up close and personal with Dean River Buck.

The Landscape on the Dean is Spectacular ! And yes the only way in is by chopper ! All shots above were taken on the Dean River in British Columbia !