The opening reception for North West Photo Fest at the Kitimat Museum and Archives on the evening of August 11, 2017.
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
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.
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.
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 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/