Dale Wilson was born in 1958 in Amherst, Nova Scotia. He was reared on his family farm in the rural community of River Hebert. He was active in the Army Cadets by the age of 12 and joined the Canadian Armed Forces at 15 years by sneaking in. He sailed with the Canadian Navy for 15 years and received several accolades including the CD medal, awarded by Government of Canada, and the Research Commendation, awarded by Commander Canadian Fleet (Admiralty). He is self-taught as a photographer and first took an interest in the media in 1988. In 1990 he resigned from the military to pursue a career as a freelance photographer. He joined Photo Life as a contributing editor in 1992 and has written in excess of 40 photography-based articles for a variety of trade magazines. In 1994 he received a contract as a contributing artist with Masterfile, the premier stock photo agency in Canada and a major force in the international marketplace. His stock imagery regularly appears in advertising media globally. He is sponsored by Fuji Photo Film Canada Inc. as a featured lecturer, and he is a keynote speaker with Creative Light Photography Seminars. Dale Wilson currently lives in the Halifax suburb of Eastern Passage with his wife and two sons.