UVIC Field Hockey Practice, Saanich, BC 2013

December 16, 2015 | Filed Under Architecture, BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Cascadia, Documentary Photography, Don Denton, Landscape, Pacific Northwest, Photography, Saanich, University of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Victoria | Leave a Comment 

UVIC Field Hockey Practice 2013

University of Victoria field hockey players take part in an evening practice in front of the then under construction new recreational complex. The complex opened this year and features a climbing wall in the tower.



British Columbia Photography Archives

February 20, 2015 | Filed Under BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Cascadia, Documentary Photography, From The Archive, Landscape, Pacific Northwest, Photographers, Photography, Urban, Vancouver Island | Leave a Comment 

Totem Poles and train caboose, Duncan, BC 2014

Totem Poles and train caboose, Duncan, BC 2014

Looking for inspiration for my own work I’ll look at the work of contemporaries but I also like to look through collections of the work of documentary photographers who photographed in earlier eras. The British Columbia Archives is the largest collection in the province (and the most diverse) but the Vancouver Library has some interesting holdings including images from the collective the Leonard Frank Memorial Society, not to mention the archives of  Leonard Frank himself. The Vancouver city archives hold a great deal of  photographs as well.

Memory BC provides link to a number of archives.

The universities can be a good source too. The University of Victoria archive is here and the University of British Columbia is here. If you’re looking for a specific photographer than you may have to chase down an archive holding that photographer’s images. The Belkin gallery at UBC  holds Roy Kiyooka images. They can be searched here.

Most smaller centres have their own archives as well and they can be useful if you are looking for something specific to a city.



Upcoming Documentary Photography Class and Workshops at UVic

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Gallery & Workshop, Workshop | Leave a Comment 

I’ll be teaching a documentary course and a couple of one day workshops at the University of Victoria. Sign up here http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca

Courses are:

Documentary Photography: Creating the Personal Project

 

In this course you will learn how to use the techniques of documentary work to create a personal photo project. Participants will examine the work of other documentary photographers and see how and why certain ways of seeing and photographing can be applied to their work. You will learn how to organize your own projects, budget time, find out how to edit a project and discover different ways to bring that project to a larger audience.

Students will work on a project throughout the duration of the class; this can be an existing project or something new and initiated by the class experience. This work will serve as a catalyst for class discussions and critiques. This is a course about creativity, not equipment. Participants can use whatever equipment they own, digital or film.

 

Editing Your Photographs—Developing a Critical Eye

 

Do you have a jumble of images stored away on your hard drive or boxes of prints tucked away in the closet? Learn how to look critically at your photographs and find the treasures hidden among the less successful images. We’ll also learn how we can have a higher success rate while shooting by learning to edit as we photograph. Students should bring a selection (20–40) of 4 x 6 machine (cheap) prints to the class from a project, trip or just that box in the closet, as well as a camera and a notebook.

 

Find the Photo Spark

 

Have you lost your photographer’s creative urge? Do all the images you take seem to look like the last one? Rekindle your photo creativity with a day of exercises designed to make you and your camera best friends again. Bring your camera and a notebook and prepare to exercise your mind and eye and have some fun in the process.

 

 



UVic Documentary Photography Course Done

April 11, 2012 | Filed Under Gallery & Workshop | Leave a Comment 

I’ve just finished up the documentary project class I was teaching as part of the University of Victoria’s Continuing Education program. The first time for continuing ed and it was a great experience. A small class but enthusiastic and everyone ended up working on a great project of their choice. The best part of teaching for me is watching the students’ confidence and skill improve through the duration of the course. We ended up with a real variety of projects and some amazing individual photographs. I’ve got another proposal in for a fall course at UVic. I’ll post the details when I know it’s a go. It’ll be  a very different photo offering.



Photography Courses at the University of Victoria

December 5, 2011 | Filed Under Workshop | 1 Comment 

I’ll be teaching two courses for UVic Continuing Studies in the new year.

Introduction to Community Newspaper Photojournalism
This course is for photographers considering a career in photojournalism, bloggers who want to improve the visual content of their sites and for the photographer who wants to explore new avenues of creativity. Participants will study the five main types of photo assignment for the community photojournalist: news, sports, feature, environmental portrait and the photo essay. You will examine the images of working photographers, learn workflow and editing techniques and be given assignments to complete between classes.

and

Documentary Photography: Creating the Personal Project
In this course you will learn how to use the techniques of documentary work to create a personal photo project. Participants will examine the work of other documentary photographers and see how and why certain ways of seeing and photographing can be applied to their work. You will learn how to organize your own projects, budget time, find out how to edit a project and discover different ways to bring that project to a larger audience.

full details here: http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/



A Touch Of Red

May 24, 2010 | Filed Under Photography | Leave a Comment 

UVIC Shadows SA 1

Shadows and patterns and a touch of red on the University of Victoria campus



Dave Bidini – Orion Lecture

January 20, 2010 | Filed Under Literary Photographer, Music, Portrait, Sports | Leave a Comment 

Dave Bidini 1

The great Dave Bidini was in Victoria last night giving the annual Orion lecture. He talked about his travel for his books and TV documentaries and afterwards took questions from the audience. He’ll be around for a few more days talking to various writing classes at UVIC. I’m sure it’s not always so but Dave’s life seems so seamless, travel and music and writing and family and hockey all melding together magically. Plus he’s a cool stylish guy. Just look at the images from last night.web Dave Bidini 2