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North West Photo Fest seminars August 12, 2017

The North West Photo Fest Saturday seminars at River Lodge, August 12, 2017

 The seminars begin

The seminars begin. (Louise Avery)

Andy Clark on how to tell stories with pictures. (Robin Rowland)

Candice Ward talking about the importance of personal projects in photography. (Robin Rowland)

Brandon Broderick discussing nature photography, camera traps and tracking wolves. (Robin Rowland)

Malcolm Park’s seminar on astrophotography was one of the most popular (Robin Rowland)

 

Checking out gear during a break. Malcolm Park, Jay Gough, Ali Ledgerwood and Candice Ward. (Robin Rowland)


Ali Ledgerwood checks out the lunch provided by Save-on-Foods (Louise Avery)

 

Sarah Ducharme of the North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative at the whale information booth.  (Louise Avery)

Duncan Peacock of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Unit 63, Kitimat, “Snowflake Responder,” talked about marine safety, hypothermia and search and rescue. (Robin Rowland)

Dwight Magee’s seminar on heavy industrial photography included shooting from a helicopter on a mountain peak while workers suspended high voltage hydro lines across at valley (Robin Rowland)

 

Robin Rowland trying on some of the heavy personal protective equipment at Dwight Magee’s industrial photography seminar (Ali Ledgerwood)

 

Jay Gough from Nikon described the basic techniques for wildlife photography as well demonstrating equipment. (Robin Rowland)

Jay Gough from Nikon talking about the proper stance when using a long lens (Robin Rowland)

Liz and Jim Thorne gave a Canada 150 visual history of  the Kitimat Valley presentation. (Robin Rowland)

Dwight Magee talks about the life of an industrial photographer at North West Photo Fest

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.

The Kitimat Modernization Project (Dwight Magee)

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.