My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with poring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.

I also do a good deal of street photography, which is my true passion. Having a slightly off-kilter sense of humour helps keep me looking for the unusual.  I believe that mentoring is important so I enjoy any opportunity to  encourage and train new photographers.

BUCKET LIST:  Russia, Peru, Galapagos, Tanzania, Svalbard, Patagonia, Antarctica, Norway, Croatia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Key West, the Amazon … 

2019:  Norway, Greenland, Russia, Spain, Iceland



  • Victoria, BC  Canada  .  (514) 816-3095



  • Intrepid Travel Photography Award for 2010
  • Editor’s Favourite (19 images) by National Geographic 2014-2019
  • One image on exhibit in Washington at the National Geographic Museum


“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert

All images remain the property of Debra Schoenberger – Canadian Copyright Act  (Bill C-11, in force since November 2012).