Tag Archives: Workshops

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

Dinosaurs and Dragons from the North West Photo Fest Toy photography workshop

On Saturday,  July 14, 2018, North West Photo Fest held its first community workshop– toy photography.  Here are some of the images from the workshop.

Pacycephalorsaurus by Robin Rowland

Leia and the Pyramids by Heather Bell

Light at the End of the Tunnel by Walter McFarlane   

 

Brontosaurus by Robin Rowland

Triceratops by Robin Rowland

Green Dino by Heather Bell

No One Say Moo by Walter McFarlane

On the Bridge by Walter McFarlane

 

Leia and Keyboard by Heather Bell

Plant Snake Punch by Walter McFarlane

The Photobomber by Walter McFarlane

Watch Your Step by Walter McFarlane

North West Photo Fest update and planning meeting February 15, 2018

You’re invited to an update and planning meeting for North West Photo Fest 2018, at the Kitimat Museum and Archives at 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 15,  2018.

Update

North West Photo Fest Society

As of January 1, North West Photo Fest is now a society under the British Columbia Society Act.

As a Society we can now open up our planning for the 2018 and future festivals to our supporters in Kitimat, Terrace and across the northwest.

For the past three years the Kitimat Museum and Archives have been handling our finances. After three years of success, the festival is now an independent society, which will make us eligible for more financing support from the federal and provincial governments as well as from the private sector.

Now that we are formal Society, we will need members for our board of directors, especially a society treasurer and society secretary as well as additional volunteer directors.  I know many Kitimat residents have multiple commitments, but if the festival is to grow to support regional photographers and to promote tourism in the Kitimat region, we need directors and volunteers to help us put the festival on during the weekend of August 10 to 12, 2018.

Theme 2018 The Wilderness Around Us.

Our theme for 2018 is The Wilderness Around Us. The festival’s aim this year to bring to together the people of the northwest region and emphasize the experience of residents where everyone carries a camera from a mobile phone to a professional model and can photograph the wilderness on a daily basis.

Agenda for the meeting

1. Update on the North West Photo Fest Society, brief explanation of constitution, bylaws and membership requirements. Request for volunteers for board of directors
2. Call for volunteers to help with  planning and mounting the  festival in July and August.
3. Call for suggestions for programming, workshops and photo walks or photo adventures.
4. Call for suggestions to engage northwest BC residents.
5. Call for suggestions to promote tourism in the Kitimat region through the photo festival.
6. Any other suggestions.

Thanks

Robin Rowland
President
North West Photo Festival Society