Category Archives: North West Photo Fest 2017

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.

Colin D. Horabin is the third special guest at North West Photo Fest 2017

Colin Horabin has been a photographer for 40 years. Colin has many ongoing photo projects concerning the environment that he continues to work on, including photographing wildlife, eagles and seabirds. He lives with his family; works and plays in the outdoors of the Sunshine Coast on Canada’s wild west coast. He travels the world photographing and experiencing the worlds cultures, present and past.

Colin has a degree in Photojournalism and has been a member of News Photographers Association of Canada for more than 25 years. He has worked in Germany for a daily newspaper, covering breaking news, politics, sporting and cultural events. His work has appeared in such newspapers as Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Donau-Post, Abendzeitung, Der Neuertag, in Germany and the Vancouver Sun, The Province, and the North Shore News in Canada. His images have been published in many other publications in Germany through the stock agency altro-foto.de to which he is an original contributor. His motto “Live is Life” Opus.

Colin Horabin website is at http://www.chfotos.com/

Nikon’s Wildlife and Birding Basics – North West Photo Fest 2017 – How to get the shot. The first time, and every time.

Long lens photography is challenging, yet extremely rewarding. We want you to leave North West Photo Fest with skills that will benefit you in every situation you might face while shooting wildlife.

Jay Gough

Join Jay Gough, BC Professional Services and Tech Sales Representative from Nikon Canada, for a two part series designed to make you a better long lens photographer.

On Saturday, August 12, at Kitimat’s Riverlodge Recreation Centre, Jay will cover some of theory, techniques, and technology involved in the successful capture of far away subjects in a classroom environment. Bring your notepad, as a lot of information will be shared, all of which will be applicable on day two.

On the Sunday August 13, Jay will take you out of the classroom to put what you’ve learned into practice, in and around Kitimat, probably at a waterfront location.

You will be in one of the most spectacular locations on earth for long lens photography, and as an added bonus; Jay will bring some of Nikon’s best long lenses and wildlife focused bodies, for you to try during the second part of the workshop series.

You do not have to be a Nikon, or even a DSLR shooter to join this workshop. The tips, tricks and techniques will benefit almost everybody with the will to learn. If you’re going to try a camera please bring your own memory cards.

We’re confident that you will come away with new skills, and new confidence in your abilities as a wildlife photographer. The next time you have wildlife in your viewfinder, you’ll come away with a photograph you can be proud of.