Terrace photographer Brandon Broderick joins North West Photo Fest lineup

Brandon Broderick was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1986. Most of his time as a child was spent exploring the outdoors which is what lead to his love of the natural world.

After high school, Brandon studied Fish and Wildlife at Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. It was during his second year of college that he discovered an interest in photography. Using a 3.2 megapixel Sony point-and-shoot camera, Brandon captured simple landscape images to use as his personal desktop backgrounds for my computer.

It wasn’t until friends began to ask to use his images as their own desktop backgrounds that he thought photography might be worth pursuing. After graduating college, he purchased a second-hand Canon Rebel 6 megapixel DSLR camera complete with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses. Since then, he has been learning and practicing new techniques in order to grow as a photographer. Brandon has lived in Terrace for just over 5 years now.

He spends his free time exploring this beautiful part of the province and photographing the all the wildlife and landscapes it has to offer. Brandon will be talking about his adventures in wildlife photography and give participants hints on how to use camera traps.

Andy Clark returns as speaker for North West Photo Fest 2017

Andy Clark, one of the most popular speakers at North West Photo Fest 2016, is returning this year.

Andy Clark began his career with The Canadian Press as a copyboy in 1970. Working his way up through the ranks he became a staff photographer in 1974 and transferred to the Ottawa bureau covering Parliament Hill. In 1978 Andy left CP to join the staff of The Hamilton Spectator. Later that same year he returned to news agency work signing on with United Press Canada working first in Vancouver and then again in Ottawa. In 1985, Andy briefly joined the newly created Reuters News Pictures operation before accepting a position as Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s official photographer. In 1987 Andy re-joined Reuters and has been based in Belgium, England, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2014, Andy left Reuters after 27 years. He has traveled extensively throughout the world covering famines, disasters, world summits, global sporting
events, the first Gulf War and conflicts in the Balkans.

Candice Ward is the fourth special guest at North West Photo Fest 2017

Candice Ward is a freelance sports photographer based out of Calgary, Ab.

Over the past nine years, she has covered a number of sporting events that include the Stanley Cup Playoffs, WHL Playoffs, a number of Grey Cup Championships and more. Candice was also recently named to the CAAWS (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity) “Most Influential Women in Sports in Canada” list for the media category for 2016.

The citation for the award says, in part:

Ward also collaborates with local female athletes to provide them with unique and creative shots to help market themselves in the sporting world. This includes the National Ski Jump team as well as women involved in sport recreationally, to give them an empowering opportunity to see themselves in a unique light. As a woman of Indigenous descent, Ward serves as a role model to young women looking to pursue their dreams.

Candice’s images have been published in a number of publications around North America and Internationally. She is also currently the team photographer for the Calgary Hitmen (WHL) and Calgary Roughnecks (NLL).

Candice Ward photo of a Toronto Raptors  Denver Nuggets game. (Candice Ward)

Candice is a member of the Kehewin Cree Nation born in Bonnyvile. Ab.

In her spare time, she is an active basketball player and loves to spend time with her dog Juno.