Tag Archives: Guest speakers

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

Ab Morrison-Hayward exhibit at the Kitimat Museum and Archives


Haisla Nation photographer and artist Ab Morrison-Hayward’s show Northern Exposures runs at the Kitimat Museum & Archives from April 6 to May 5, 2018

Ab Morrison-Hayward will be teaching a beginners photography workshop at the North West Photo Fest. 2018

Here are some images from the opening reception on April 6.






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)