Opening Reception: The Wilderness around us

Attend the opening reception for the North West Photo Fest Exhibition: ‘The Wilderness around us’, ‘The Best of Canadian Photojournalists 2017’.

The North West Photo Fest exhibition features photos on display by photographers, of all skill levels, from the North West as well as Photojournalists from across Canada. The opening reception will be in the Upstairs Gallery of the Kitimat Museum & Archives.

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Exhibition

North West Photo Fest Exhibition, ‘The Wilderness Around Us’, and a featured selection of the best of Canadian photojournalism in the year 2017 which recognizes the excellence represented in submissions by Canada’s outstanding photojournalists whose compelling images collectively represented a spectacular body of work.

It will officially open with a reception on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and be on display until Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Here’s the schedule for the NWPF Festival Weekend

Tickets are
$15 adults, $7.50 students for one day
$25 adults, $10 students for two days

Available via Eventbrite, at the Kitimat Museum & Archives or at the door.

Thursday August 9

Kitimat Museum & Archives – Free
Opening Reception 7:30 pm
Exhibition
The Wilderness Around Us
The Best of Canadian Photojournalism 2017

Saturday August 11

Various locations

Bird photography with Jason Kazuta and Kitimat naturalist Walter Thorne.
Meet at Minette Bay Lodge at 9:30 am on Saturday April 11. Low tide is at 7:56 am. The bird workshop will then go looking for the best site that day.

Camera and Light with Craig Minielly
Meet at Minette Bay Lodge at 9:30 am. Developing a comfort with camera settings and light opportunities can lead to a more enjoyable experience in the field, and more dynamic results in your captures. Items such as exposure modes, optic selections, ISO conditions, aperture / shutter speed relationships and strategies are just some of what we’ll dive into.

Basic Photo Processing with Ab Morrision-Hayward
Kitimat Public Libary 1 pm to 4 pm
This workshop will be about basic photo editing. Using two simple programs, Ab will demonstrate the techniques that I use to edit my photographs and give them a finishing touch.

Sunday August 12

Riverlodge Recreation Centre Activity Room

9 am
Welcome

Morning Theme: From beginner to skilled amateur to professional
9:15
Panel
Gear and how to use it for bird, wildlife and landscape photography
Jason Kazuta
Craig Minielly

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Mike Ambach Some lessons I have learned and ideas about keeping one’s photography practice fresh, creative and challenging.

11:30 Ab Morrison-Hayward Northern Exposure Thoughts on an exhibition

12:15 to 1:30 lunch

Afternoon Theme: Presentations and How I did it.

1:30 Talon Gillis Taking your skills to the next level. How I am learning new things

2:15 Craig Minielly The Unusual Suspects – Tips for expanding visual creativity.

3:00 Coffee Break

3:15 Jason Kazuta Vancouver Wildlife Photography

4:00 Audience How do I do this? QnA with all panelists

5:00 End of Day