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Here’s the lineup for the North West Photo Fest photo walks and practical workshops

North West Photo Fest

Photo walks and Workshops Saturday August 12 and Sunday, August 13,

These photo walks and workshops are designed to be fun opportunities for photographers of all skill levels.

Note this list is still being finalized. The walks and workshops are still going ahead but may be subject to last minute changes due to weather or availability of photographers or guides. Please check back on this blog page for any updates.

Saturday August 12.

Astrophotography. Perseid Meteor Shower with Malcolm Park

Dusk Minette Bay Lodge (after the barbecue)

For more information about the Perseids see

Space.com August 2017 Brings Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower originates in the northeastern sky and streak toward the south and west.
If conditions are good, photographers should be able to see the meteors over Kitimat Harbour as the Milky Way rises in the south over Douglas Channel.

Sunday August 13 Photo walks

Most photo walks will go from about 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Note: Low tide on Sunday August 13 is at 12:35 pm. Low tide is one of the best times to photograph birds.

Beginner photo walk Pine Creek Trail with Andy Clark. Easy hike so beginners can take their time to take photographs and learn techniques.

Intermediate photo walk. North Cove Trail with Jim Thorne. Moderate hike. A little more challenging photographs.

Birds at Kitimat Dump. With Colin Horabin.

Colin has been photographing birds at dumps as part of a project for a number of years, so this is a chance to put into practice what he will speak about at his Saturday seminar at Riverlodge. All skill levels.

Long lens workshop at Kitamaat Village with Jay Gough.

Take advantage of Jay Gough from Nikon’s expertise on long lenses from an ideal bird photography location at Kitamaat Village. This may be followed by other photo opportunities at the village with a guide from the Haisla Nation (details are still being arranged). All skill levels.

Lakelse Lake photo walk with Brandon Broderick. Aimed mainly for residents of Terrace, this photo walk is a relaxing morning aimed at all skill levels.

 

CANCELLED Sunday August 13. Basketball photography workshop

with Candice Ward at Riverlodge gym

9 am to 12 pm. All skill levels.

Learn to improve your basketball photography skills with sports photographer Candice Ward.


Here’s the Saturday, August 12 lineup for North West Photo Fest seminars and workshops

Join us Saturday, August 12 for a full day of exciting and fun workshops and seminars, including talks by our special guests.
So you don’t have to leave Riverlodge, Save-on-Foods will be be providing lunch for the Lunch ‘n’ Learn.

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.