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KERRY JARVIS ~ THE NATURE GUY

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Kerry Jarvis retired after 28 years at Seneca College where he was Program Co-ordinator for Event Marketing Management. During his tenure at Seneca he taught Marketing, Photography, Videography and Event Management. A naturalist, educator, photographer, author, presenter, gardener and traveller, Kerry’s varied interests and background prove he loves everything in nature and he’ll go out of his way to experience it, record it and as you will see during this year’s HFBF…share it.

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This year he has ‘something for everyone’ as his versatility is on display in 4 different events each with a different discipline. So if you’re interested in shooting videos, tree photography, identifying frogs, or mastering the art of waterfall photography, sign up for any of the following:

 A9 – GETTING INTIMATE WITH NATURE: RE-DISCOVER NATURE THROUGH VIDEOS: May 23 – 1:30 PM

Homemade videos are all over the Internet. Some good. Some bad. Living in a “YouTube” generation creates opportunities for everyone to reach for their smart phone or digital camera to capture and share their experiences through video. But a lot a people aren’t sure what to do with them, how to post them, add music, effects and generally make their YouTube moment more interesting. And given the length of our attention span these days, some of these amateur ‘video bites’ are quickly passed over. In this, his new ‘show and tell’ type workshop, Kerry will show you some of the basics and point you in the direction of available resources to help you shoot and package a more watchable video.

As an example, Kerry will share nature video vignettes that he has created like this one dealing with cecropia moths he shot in his own garden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytLkOnzIAEE

Kerry wants you to think about more than just taking pictures by showing you how to shoot vignettes around your home, your garden, even when hiking in the park.

 A22 – TIPS & TECHNIQUES ON SUCCESSFULLY PHOTOGRAPHING TREES: May 24 – 1:30 PM

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Kerry believes that ‘trees are pretty good models.’ They stay in one place and give you plenty of time to contemplate angles. Alone or in a stand, trees are more than just a backdrop to a scene; there is texture to their bark, shape to their leaves and patterns in their veins, they give us berries, buds, flowers and a unique way they capture light through all of our four seasons. Join Kerry in this new photography workshop hike, as he explores and inspires you to look at trees for the myriad of photographic possibilities they present. And timing couldn’t be better as the Park and surrounding forest should be budding and flowering, ready for you and your camera. (Intermediate to experienced DSLR camera users. Tripod & zoom/close-up lenses.)

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 A33 – FUN, FROG FROLIC AT MacGREGOR POINT: May 25 – 1:30 PM 

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Who knows what a casual frog hike through the Park can turn up. Wood Frogs, Eastern Grey Treefrogs, Leopard Frogs, Green Frogs, American Toads and Spring Peepers are all lurking in MacGregor somewhere, using their natural camouflage to stay hidden. Some  are tiny creatures, but under Kerry’s guidance you’ll learn to how ID their specific calls and visually locate them. If you bring your camera and close-up binoculars you just might be able to see them.

(REPEAT)  FUN, FROG FROLIC – JUNE 1 – B36 – 1:30 PM

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 B3 – TIPS & TECHNIQUES ON PHOTOGRAPHING WATERFALLS: 7:30 AM – May 29

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Given the winter we’ve had so far and the piles of snow that refuse to leave, the spring melt should work to your advantage…if your interest is in photographing waterfalls. Join Kerry as he takes you on a tour of several local waterfalls and gives you tips and pointers on how to get dramatic results by experimenting with a variety of photographic techniques; from the crowd pleasing “cotton candy effect” to “freezing water” as it cascades over the rock face.  Unleash your photographic creativity with the beauty of these magnificent and very different waterfalls on this full day outing.
(Intermediate to experienced DSLR camera users.  Bring tripod & zoom/close-up lenses.)

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 REGISTER NOW FOR ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EVENTS WITH KERRY JARVIS

http://www.friendsofmacgregor.org

Email: birdfest@rogers.com

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HURON FRINGE BIRDING FESTIVAL  – MAY 23 to MAY 26  & MAY 29 to JUNE 1

MCGREGOR POINT PROVINCIAL PARK, PORT ELGIN, ONTARIO

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