Do you love photography? Do you wish you could learn advanced techniques and get hands on training from the pros? Then you're invited to join us for Photographer's at Painter's! The event features weekend-long photography classes and workshops in Campbell River at beautiful Painter's Lodge. Our 10th annual event occurs on May 2 & 3, 2015
Photographers at Painter's is hosted at the start of May each year. Amateur photographers and photography enthusiasts join some of the best photographers British Columbia has to offer for a series of classes and workshops like no other.
Photographers show spectators the tricks of the trade, and amateur photographers even have a chance to have their work critiqued by the professionals. The event also includes a gallery of some of the newest and most exciting photos taken by the presenters.
For anyone who’s interested in photography, this is a can’t miss event.
This year's topics include:
Sean White (http://beyondgravity.whsites.net/wordpress/)
"The Art of Screwing Up"
Don't feel bad is you messed-up your ultimate photo session. Chances are globe-hopping photographer and filmmaker Sean F. White has made the same mistake - any many others too! Join Sean as he shares stories and insight into the many assignment blunders he's made over the years and how he embraces these mistakes as opportunities to become a better photographer. Presentation is guaranteed to make you laugh and feel better about your next shooting mishap.
Garth Lenz (http://www.garthlenz.com/)
Join Garth as he shares his experiences using photography to promote conservation issues. Garth will talk about the power of photography to motivate change, and the techniques and strategies to fund the work, produce the images, and use them to motivate and educate. Learn about the aesthetic and technical challenges of producing conservation photography images from the ground and the air, as well as finding beauty in some surprising places. Get tips on how you can use a conservation issue you care about to inspire a rewarding photo project.
Andy Clark (www.clarkfoto.ca)
"Daily Life photography”
Description coming soon.
Avian and Dragonfly Photography on Location and in Your Backyard
Mike will discuss the techniques and equipment he uses to create award winning images of birds with special emphasis on backyard set-ups using a simple tray feeder, native plants as perches and an inexpensive blind. He will also cover bird photography in the field and share some of his favorite locations, for both perched and in-flight images of raptors and waterfowl. Finally you will be introduced to the wonderful world of dragonfly photography and learn the tricks of capturing these amazing creatures up close and in flight.
Boomer Jerritt (www.strathconaphotography.com)
All visual artists whether they be painters, sculptors, illustrators, landscape designers, interior designers or graphic designers all rely on the proper use of visual design in their chosen category to bridge the gap of understanding between viewer and creator, and Photography is no different in this regard. Join Boomer Jerritt in this lively 1.5 hr lecture on composition and visual design and learn how elements and principles of design work together with organization of picture space to help create clarity and visual power in your images.
Dave Pollock (www.davidpollockphotography.com)
The Landscape : Creating a Series
Photography at its best represents encounters with our environment through the filters of this mechanistic medium, the photographer and the viewer.
Working with chance is central to photographic picture making. Being prepared is a combination of technique, art experience and curiosity. David will introduce these three elements by discussing how he develops a project, the circumstances that surround some images and what keeps him motivated and enthused. You will see examples from a number of series he has completed, some works in progress and examples of the works of photographers that have inspired him.
”Your own photography is never enough. Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other peoples pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny, but that carry with them a reminder of community.”-Robert Adams writing in ‘Why People Photograph’
Mitch Stringer (www.mitchstringer.ca)
Travel Photography with One Lens
Taking an arsenal of lenses with you when you travel doesn’t necessarily have to be your only choice. Join Mitch as he discusses the advantages and freedom associated with traveling with only one lens. Mitch will discuss choices of lenses to consider, methodologies when using one lens only, techniques and considerations required to obtain the most benefits when enjoying the freedom of knowing you only have one lens to select from. With only moments to capture an image, instead of debating which lens would be best to try to attach to your camera you will appreciate the confidence you will feel in just proceeding with creating the images. This seminar will introduce you to techniques, tools and choices for travel photography with one lens.