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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)

North West Photo Fest opening reception August 11, 2017

Welcome to North West Photo Fest 2017. (Louise Avery)

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

The opening reception (Robin Rowland)
Some of the guest speakers at North West Photo Fest, left to right, Colin Horabin, Jay Gough, Malcolm Park and Andy Clark . (Robin Rowland)
Jim Thorne looks at some of the entries at the Kitimat Museum & Archives (Robin Rowland)
Museum curator Louise Avery with some of those attending the reception, (Robin Rowland)
Ab Morrison-Hayward looks at one of the entries. (Robin Rowland()
Jim Thorne talks to others who gathered for the North West Photo Fest opening reception. (Robin Rowland)

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.

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.