Lens & Shutter – Travel Photography Speaker Series

Friday, September 29th Presentation Schedule


5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Travel Photography Basics from Nikon – Learn what camera settings to use and when.

After buying that new camera for your trip, the first thing you want to know is how to photograph the various subjects you will see, while on your adventure.

Let Jay Gough from Nikon Canada, simplify the many settings you can take advantage of on your camera, and show you the techniques, settings, and gear you can use in your everyday photography.

You don’t have to use Nikon Cameras to learn at this seminar, the concepts and information can apply to all cameras. Bring your phone or tablet to take notes or record the presentation, or go old school and use a notepad. Lots of information will be shared that you’ll want to remember and put into practice.


Presented by Jay Gough, Nikon NPS Rep


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Unique Destinations & Creative Adventures

We live in a spectacular world – get out there and explore it! Creating authentic, experiential adventures worldwide is our forte. At Finisterra we strive to concoct trips to carefully selected locations and create itineraries with the ideal combination of travel, culture, discovery, and wonder.

There is beauty in everything – shy smiles, dilapidated buildings, unique landscapes, local markets. We are excited to showcase some of our favorite travel destinations with you especially those which inspire and send your camera into overdrive. Whether you are interested in capturing sunrise at the Taj Mahal or the candle-lit festivities during the Day of the Dead celebrations, we have a trip to suit your interests. Our photography trips are led by experienced photographers and welcome photographers of all levels. Come find out about our adventures!


Presented by Keri Montgomery founder of Finisterra Travel


Saturday, September 30th Presentation Schedule


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Capture the beauty of Canada with your Lumix camera

As a specialist in wildlife, nature and landscape photography, Chris will showcase images he has taken in some of the most remote and beautiful places in Canada, sharing tips on how to get the shot, where to go for the best shot and how to make your photos stand out in the crowd.

Province by province, image by image, Chris takes us on a journey across our beautiful nation.

Presented by Chris Pepper, owner of North of 49 Photography and Lumix Storyteller


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – We bought a van, drove to Alaska, and made money doing it!

Our backstory begins with one epic road trip to Olympic National Park in Washington State. Some of us knew one another for years and one of us didn’t know anyone, but nonetheless, we embarked on a trip that began something great. After a few days together on the road, we all were able to see the beauty in adventuring with like-minded individuals. After our adventure, we wanted to further collaborate to enable others to get outside. And just like that, All About Adventures was born.


Presented by All About Adventures




2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – A Protest Against Forgetting – The Art and Science of Remembering Patagonia.

Dig deep into how photography influences how we remember events, people, and our own travel experiences, as told through a lens pointed at Patagonia; Chile and Argentina’s beautiful south.


Presented by Taylor Roades of Taylor Roades Photography


Named in the top 30 under 30 photographers in Canada in 2015 by CPC, Taylor Roades is a full-time photographer based in Victoria and Vancouver British Columbia; originally from Toronto, ON. The past six years photography has taken her across Asia to China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and a few other places!



3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Reaching your targeted demographic and strengthening your social media presence

Photography has found a new home, and it’s not in a gallery. In recent years social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have become increasingly important for amateur and professional photographers alike to showcase their work. Why have more businesses and professional photographers made the jump into this online space? What is an ‘Instagram influencer?’


Did you know you can use Instagram to find new travel locations you’d never heard of? Join the University of British Columbia Photographic Society for an informational talk that explores the benefits of using social media to enhance the reach of your brand that will help you stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Presented by Jonah Pawluk and Anjali Bhatt, from The University of British Columbia Photographic Society






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