About Tim

About Tim

Tim Allard hails from Ottawa, Ontario. He's a full-time outdoor journalist and author-photographer of the multi-award winning book, Ice Fishing - The Ultimate Guide (release date October 1, 2010).


The breadth of Tim's editorial and marketing image credits are vast. From magazine covers to massive trade show displays his images are some of the best in the industry and he's regularly on assignment to capture the richness of sportfishing through his camera lens.

Hunters are another prime subject and Tim's photojournalistic style is always in high demand by clients, whether magazine art directors or individuals eager to have their adventures photographed.

Although fishing and hunting are his main areas of focus, Tim photographs everything, including outdoor family portraits and weddings.

"Tim's one of the rare breed of photographers who understands the subject of fishing/hunting. He regularly delivers stock and assignment work that captures the human angle of outdoor pursuits with a vividness and energy. Tim eagerly tackles assignments with a diligent and professional attitude and delivers exactly what I ask for - and last minute assignments are never a problem." - Tamas Pal, Art Director, Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine.

"Everyone takes pictures, but Tim Allard's photography was able to genuinely capture the essence and excitement of the Renegade Bass Tournament Series. Retaining Tim's services undoubtedly was one of the turning points in our ability to secure and maintain our key sponsors as he vividly captured each of our events through his pictures. Great photographers are distinguished by their ability to recognize and create the perfect shot particularly in our sport which is riddled with unimaginative "grip and grin" fish pictures. Tim's abilities were perhaps best showcased in the picturesque calendars which he created for us. This unique skill set coupled with his professionalism helped us look great!" - Paul Shibata, Executive Director of Marketing, Renegade Bass Tournament Association


Tim is a regular contributor to numerous North American print and online publications.

How-to, buyer's guides, and research articles are the mainstays for this enthusiastic angling educator. Other common projects for Tim include press-releases, corporate report writing, and customised marketing brochures.

"Tim has been an invaluable contributor to the magazine, providing informative, hard-hitting and innovative ice-fishing features." - Jacob Edson, Editor, Ice Fishing Magazine

"Tim delivers professional, detail-oriented words and photos, often on short notice. He's an editor's go-to performer." - Paul Lebowitz, Editor, Kayak Angler Magazine

Public Speaking

Tim is an extremely talented public speaker and trainer. Always striving to balance information delivery with entertainment, his creative presentations are consistently well-received by audiences. Television, radio, and on stage - this talented, multi-species fishing expert has done in all.

"Your presentations were one of the highlights of the day and were a terrific contribution to the overall success of the event." - Michael Small, High Commissioner, Government of Canada

"Tim's presentations were informative, engaging and interactive. Tim encouraged audience participation and used demonstrations to keep the audience engaged. I personally sat in on a few of the seminars and overheard positive feedback from the audience. All of the sessions that Tim participated in were well attended. Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows looks forward to working with Tim at future shows." - Denise Hayward, Show Manager, Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen's Show