From photographing corporate leaders to the people who actually make the products we use every day, Dwight Magee’s life as a corporate photographer has never been short of subjects to capture and challenges that most photographers have never thought of.
Working in an industrial environment means dealing with dusty conditions and the problems that causes with lenses and censors. Fighting magnetism which impacts both the cameras ability to focus and it’s shutter system. Put on a pair of oven mitts and try and take photos with your camera and you’ll start to understand the safety considerations an industrial photographer also has to work around.
The job is never dull. Some days you’re standing outside a helicopter on it’s landing skid flying at 4,000 feet and some days you’ll find yourself unexpectedly stuck on a mountain top. And then there are the days you’re working in 100 degree plus conditions.
Dwight will share a collection of photographs he has taken over the years working and share first hand some of the challenges he has faced to get the photos that most take for granted.
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, 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.
Northwestern British Columbia's celebration of photography, Kitimat, BC