Vancouver Island inspires North Saanich creator to go pro on TikTok


Jared VanderMeer shares tips in creative photography while sharing iconic scenes of Victoria such as Fisherman’s Wharf. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)Jared VanderMeer shares suggestions in artistic pictures whereas sharing iconic scenes of Victoria reminiscent of Fisherman’s Wharf. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)
Jared VanderMeer shares tips in creative photography while sharing iconic scenes of Victoria such as Fisherman’s Wharf. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)Jared VanderMeer shares suggestions in artistic pictures whereas sharing iconic scenes of Victoria reminiscent of Fisherman’s Wharf. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)
Jared VanderMeer shares tips in creative photography while sharing iconic scenes of Victoria such as the Fairmont Empress. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)Jared VanderMeer shares suggestions in artistic pictures whereas sharing iconic scenes of Victoria such because the Fairmont Empress. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)

Jared VanderMeer utterly credit his comparatively new Island setting because the spine of his profession as a full-time content material creator on TikTok.

The North Saanich resident moved there from Alberta in late 2020 and says he’s by no means going again.

“I packed up in Edmonton, where we have our agency, and everyone moved remote,” VanderMeer mentioned. “Coming to the Island was the shift for me to change my mindset to try something I always wanted to do.”

He now had south coast setting, free from unending snow and fields, with shoreline, mountains, fields and forests. “The Island gave me the ability to follow this passion.”

The setting stoked his creativity.

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Whereas in Marketing, VanderMeer all the time had curiosity in pictures and took that inventive background to the social Media world. After shedding shoppers throughout the pandemic, he determined to commit to the work on accounts he’d already created on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

VanderMeer mentioned he knew from a Marketing perspective the work required. Beforehand posting two to thrice per week, constantly, he had to up that.

“If you actually want to chase social Media and garner a following you have to post lots and it has to be good within your niche – quality and quantity,” he mentioned.

VanderMeer feels his early productions weren’t excellent. Slowly and certainly he received higher, working on them each day. As he received higher, they gained traction, creating an viewers as he slowly found Vancouver Island whereas honing the craft.

“Five hundred videos later we are where we are now,” he mentioned, now a full-time content material creator, sharing behind-the-scenes and inventive pictures reels. “It really did Help me discover the Island. Everywhere we go is still new, because we’re still new here, but it has allowed me to use fresh eyes.”

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