Announcing Second Showing of “Polar Adventure: Off the Beaten Track”

Thanks to everyone who attended my photo-presentation/lecture “Polar Adventure: Off the Beaten Track” earlier this month, it was great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd!  Due to the popularity of this sold out event, I am excited to offer a repeat presentation on Thursday, February 2nd at the Courtenay and District Museum.

As photographer-in-residence aboard the Akademik Ioffe with One Ocean Expeditions, I will be sharing images and experiences gathered from my journey to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia Island and the rich and diverse landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula . In this 1 1/2 hour photo-presentation I will invite you to explore this isolated and extreme region of our planet with it’s foreboding landscape, mountainous icebergs and unique polar wildlife including chinstrap, rockhopper, macaroni, gentoo and adelie penguin colonies, whales, seals and sea birds as they are captured in front of the camera lens in this remote and magical place. See where historic whaling stations still stand, a testament to a bygone era of sealing and whaling and where Shackleton’s epic struggle for survival played out on the shores of Elephant Island and South Georgia!  I’m looking forward to spending this exciting evening with you!!

Admission to the evening is $11 for Historical Society members; $13 for non-members (plus GST). Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased by phone: 250-334-0686 ext. 5.
The Courtenay and District Museum is located at 207 Fourth Street in downtown Courtenay.

Change in Venue!! “Polar Adventure: Off the Beaten Path” Photo Presentation now at Stan Hagen Theatre

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Important Announcement: Change in Venue for the Photo-Presentation and Lecture “Polar Adventure: Off the Beaten Path”

There is a change in venue for Boomer Jerritt’s photo-presentation and lecture to be held now at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College in Courtenay.  Join Boomer in the New Year for this informative and visual feast for the eyes highlighting his second trip this year to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia (main Island within the South Sandwich Islands). As photographer-in-residence aboard the Akademik Ioffe with One Ocean Expeditions, Boomer will be sharing images and experiences gathered from his recent one month journey to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia Island and the rich and diverse landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula. In this 1 hour photo presentation Boomer will invite you to explore this isolated and extreme region of our planet with it’s foreboding landscape, mountainous icebergs and unique polar wildlife including chinstrap, rockhopper, macaroni, gentoo and adelie penguin colonies, whales, seals and sea birds as they are captured in front of the camera lens in this remote and magical place. See where historic whaling stations still stand, a testament to a bygone era of sealing and whaling and where Shackleton’s epic struggle for survival played out on the shores of Elephant Island and South Georgia! I’m looking forward to spending this exciting evening with you!!

Presentation Date: Wednesday January 11, 2017
New Location: Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC
Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation starts at 7pm.  Tickets are $13.00, cash at the door or advance tickets are available through Boomer directly (great for stocking stuffers!)  Etransfer by emailing: boomersphoto@shaw.ca or by credit card by at 250-338-3749.

Partial proceeds from the lecture will go to the Cumberland Community Forest Society

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2017 Mini Salons Announced

Calling all image creators looking to re-stimulate, get motivated or simply learn more about the exciting art of photography.  I’m excited to offer a 3rd Annual “Mini Salon” Itinerary for 2017!
These Mini Salons center on often requested themes and technical facets of this fascinating and creative visual medium that we all enjoy so much.  Boomer’s experience as a facilitator and his informal and easy going manner will lead participants through each stage of the learning process in a fun and supported learning environment.  Participants will actively learn through lecture, presentation and hands-on experience in the field with photo sharing opportunities in a number of  these workshops.
The workshops are small in number to ensure effective one-on-one teaching situations.

Photographers of all levels are welcome!

With the advent of the digital age, photography has both leaped forward and also gone backwards: a new term has been coined “digital diarrhea”…which speaks to the volume of images we now take yet still fail to accomplish producing exciting imagery, more is not necessarily better. The learning curve is much more difficult and would-be photographers are finding it increasingly frustrating to understand their camera’s and the computer process and are actively seeking out short term and cost effective methods for learning…….If you find yourself in this predicament these workshops are for you!

Intro (2)Introduction to Photography and Visual Design – $175.00
What do all those buttons mean and how can I effectively use my camera to it’s fullest potential?  How is metering done properly?  How do we organize our creative process to ensure success when making images? We’ll discuss these and many other questions and explore how and when we need to use our camera in situations to create images that truly reflect our desires and mind’s eye experiences.
Photography is a form of non-verbal communication. Learn the tools of visual design and how to “speak” effectively through your images using elements and principles of design as they relate to photography.  Shoot less, be more productive and excited with your image making.  All levels of photographer are welcome!  Participants will learn through lecture, presentation and hands-on in the field with a photo sharing evening to round out the experience!
4 Sessions:
Tuesdays – January  17th, 24th, 31st and February 7th
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

NightNight Photography – $115.00
Winter’s here, that means low light and a great time to explore the creative potential of the night-time theatre where imagination and creative technique combine for fun and often times powerful experiences.  This type of photography really pushes the boundaries of the visual person where the photographer is called upon to pre-visualize or predict an outcome.  A great way to kick-start your image making process.  This is the most called upon workshop I do!  We start with a presentation of tools and techniques during a working dinner then head out in the evening for an on-location shoot.
Sunday, January 8th OR

Sunday January 22nd  
Time: 3:00 – 9:00pm

BJ00806Workflow and the Computer – $115.00
Okay, I ‘ve taken the picture, now what?  This is where the learning curve can become clouded for a lot of photographers. Working with Photoshop Boomer will walk you through the steps from time of capture, to inputting to your computer, to backing up procedures, keywording and organizing your images and the procedure for editing your images, to final output. 
Wednesday, January 25th

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Travel Photography – $115.00
Creating great travel images means bringing the viewer into your experience, to that particular place and time when you trip the shutter on your camera.   In order to get to this place of awareness we will discuss a few simple tricks for producing great storytelling type images that we can relate to emotionally and experientially as opposed to generic representational type images that invariably fall flat. Designed for travelers this salon is also great for any photographer looking to better express themselves through their Photography.
Wednesday January 18th
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

For more information and to REGISTER contact Boomer at 250-871-4125 or email: boomersphoto@shaw.ca

Antarctica #2

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Antarctica! A one hour presentation at the Courtenay Museum on March 15th was a runaway sell out, so we are going to present it again April 5th.  Advance tickets are recommended as a large number of people were turned away for this event.  Antarctica begins at 7pm at the Museum downtown Courtenay, doors open at 6:30pm and tickets can be purchased by contacting the Courtenay Museum at 250 334-0686.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Antarctica!!

2016 started out with a bang!  I was invited aboard OneOcean Expedition’s Akademic Sergey Vavilov as the Photographer in Resident as the ship cruised for a month through the Antarctic Peninsula and up to the Falkland Islands.  It was an amazing trip – hard to put into words! The best I can come up with is primordial and awe-inspiring!  Incredible to see first hand huge tabular icebergs, some over 2kms long and over three hundred feet high, slowly drifting north where they will eventually disappear into the ocean ~ amazing!  Penguins, whales and seals on your doorstep!

I will be doing a photo-presentation on my time in the Antarctic on March 15th at the Courtenay Museum, showcasing this incredible adventure of which I was so fortunate to be able to participate in!

Penguins, Penguins, and more Penguins, funny little critters, entertaining to photograph for hours on end!

The Akademic Sergey Vavilov ~ my home for a month

The Akademic Sergey Vavilov ~ Our floating home for a month

Incredible iceberg's. beautiful but dangerous

Incredible iceberg’s. Beautiful but dangerous

Humpback's feeding all around us in our tiny little kayaks!

Humpback’s feeding all around us in our tiny little kayaks!

Gail force winds crossing the Drake Passage off of Cape Horn!

Gail force winds crossing the Drake Passage off of Cape Horn!

3:30am, pretty much sundown all night long with these kind of vistas!

3:30am, pretty much sundown all night long with these kind of vistas!

Just a few images to wet your appetite!  See you at the Museum on the 15th!!

New Dates for 2016 Mini Salons

Merry Christmas Folks!   As an update to my Mini Salon offerings in 2016, I’ve had to cancel the January Sessions due to an unexpected and exciting opportunity taking me out of the country (I’m heading to the Antarctic for a month).  I have rescheduled these classes to February, details/new dates below!  Spaces are still available and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year, have a great holiday season! 

Calling all image creators looking to re-stimulate, get motivated or simply learn more about the exciting art of photography.  I’m excited to offer a 2nd Annual “Mini Salon” Itinerary for 2016.
These Mini Salons centre on often requested themes and technical facets of this fascinating and creative visual medium that we all enjoy so much.   Boomer’s experience as a facilitator and his informal and easy going manner will lead participants through each stage of the learning process in a fun and supported learning environment.  Participants will actively learn through lecture, presentation and hands-on experience in the field with photo sharing opportunities in a number of  these workshops.
The workshops are small in number to ensure effective one-on-one teaching situations. Photographers of all levels are welcome!

With the advent of the digital age, photography has both leaped forward and also gone backwards, the learning curve is much more difficult to understand and would-be photographers are finding it increasingly frustrating understanding their camera’s and the computer process and are actively seeking out short term and cost effective methods for learning.”

If you find yourself in this predicament these workshops are for you!

Intro (2)Introduction to Photography and Visual Design – $165.00
What do all those buttons mean and how can I effectively use my camera to it’s fullest potential?  How is metering done properly?  How do we organize our creative process to ensure success when making images? We’ll discuss these and many other questions and explore how and when we need to use our camera in situations to create images that truly reflect our desires and mind’s eye experiences.
Photography is a form of non-verbal communication. Learn the tools of visual design and how to “speak” effectively through your images using elements and principles of design as they relate to photography.  Shoot less, be more productive and excited with your image making.  All levels of photographer are welcome!  Participants will learn through lecture, presentation and hands-on in the field with a photo sharing evening to round out the experience!
JANUARY SESSION CANCELLED
Tuesdays  February  2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Flash and Supplemental Photography – $105.00
One of the most misunderstood gadgets in one’s camera bag.  This powerful “pocket of sunshine” is as important in the picture making process as your camera and lens, and is inexplicably connected to the properties of light which we make creative decisions on every time we trip the shutter.  Learn how to use this tool both on and off camera for exciting results.
JANUARY SESSION CANCELLED
Wednesday February 10th

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

PortraitureLifestyle Portraiture – $195.00
My favorite subject matter!  Learn shooting techniques through working with models, posing and the often overlooked interpersonal skills needed to create images that are truly poignant story telling images as opposed to grab shot images of the people we know and love or simply want to record on our travels.  Lecture and presentation on Friday night is followed with hands-on location work on Saturday and a photo sharing session over dinner.
JANUARY SESSION CANCELLED
Friday February 19th,  6:30pm to 9:30pm AND

Saturday February 20th, 10am to 7pm

 

NightNight Photography – $95.00
Winter’s here, that means low light and a great time to explore the creative potential of the night-time theatre where imagination and creative technique combine for fun and often times powerful experiences.  This type of photography really pushes the boundaries of the visual person where the photographer is called upon to pre-visualize or predict an outcome.  A great way to kick-start your image making process.  This is the most called upon workshop I do!  We start with a presentation of tools and techniques during a working dinner then head out in the evening for an on-location shoot.
JANUARY SESSION CANCELLED
Sunday, February 7th or

Sunday February 28th  
Time: 3:00 – 9:00pm

BJ00806Workflow and the Computer – $105.00
Okay, I ‘ve taken the picture, now what?  This is where the learning curve can become clouded for a lot of photographers. Working with Photoshop, Boomer will show you the steps: inputting to your computer from your camera, backing up procedures, keywording and organizing your images and the procedure for editing your images in Photoshop to final output.
JANUARY SESSION CANCELLED
Wednesday, February 17th

Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

For more information and to REGISTER contact Boomer at 250-871-4125 or email: boomer@strathconaphotography.com

Just in Time for Christmas!

Boomer Announces 2016 “Mini Salons”

Calling all image creators looking to re-stimulate, get motivated or simply learn more about the exciting art of photography.  I’m excited to offer a 2nd Annual “Mini Salon” Itinerary for 2016.
These Mini Salons center on often requested themes and technical facets of this fascinating and creative visual medium that we all enjoy so much.   Boomer’s experience as a facilitator and his informal and easy going manner will lead participants through each stage of the learning process in a fun and supported learning environment.  Participants will actively learn through lecture, presentation and hands-on experience in the field with photo sharing opportunities in a number of  these workshops.
The workshops are small in number to ensure effective one-on-one teaching situations. Photographers of all levels are welcome!

With the advent of the digital age, photography has both leaped forward and also gone backwards, the learning curve is much more difficult to understand and would-be photographers are finding it increasingly frustrating understanding their camera’s and the computer process and are actively seeking out short term and cost effective methods for learning.”

If you find yourself in this predicament these workshops are for you!

Intro (2)Introduction to Photography and Visual Design – $165.00
What do all those buttons mean and how can I effectively use my camera to it’s fullest potential?  How is metering done properly?  How do we organize our creative process to ensure success when making images? We’ll discuss these and many other questions and explore how and when we need to use our camera in situations to create images that truly reflect our desires and mind’s eye experiences.
Photography is a form of non-verbal communication. Learn the tools of visual design and how to “speak” effectively through your images using elements and principles of design as they relate to photography.  Shoot less, be more productive and excited with your image making.  All levels of photographer are welcome!  Participants will learn through lecture, presentation and hands-on in the field with a photo sharing evening to round out the experience!
Tuesdays  February  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Flash and Supplemental Photography – $105.00
One of the most misunderstood gadgets in one’s camera bag.  This powerful “pocket of sunshine” is as important in the picture making process as your camera and lens, and is inexplicably connected to the properties of light which we make creative decisions on every time we trip the shutter.  Learn how to use this tool both on and off camera for exciting results.
Wednesday February 10th 
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm

PortraitureLifestyle Portraiture – $195.00
My favorite subject matter!  Learn shooting techniques through working with models, posing and the often overlooked interpersonal skills needed to create images that are truly poignant story telling images as opposed to grab shot images of the people we know and love or simply want to record on our travels.  Lecture and presentation on Friday night is followed with hands-on location work on Saturday and a photo sharing session over dinner.
Friday February 19th, 6:30pm to 9:30pm AND
Saturday February 20th, 10am to 7pm

 

NightNight Photography – $95.00
Winter’s here, that means low light and a great time to explore the creative potential of the night-time theatre where imagination and creative technique combine for fun and often times powerful experiences.  This type of photography really pushes the boundaries of the visual person where the photographer is called upon to pre-visualize or predict an outcome.  A great way to kick-start your image making process.  This is the most called upon workshop I do!  We start with a presentation of tools and techniques during a working dinner then head out in the evening for an on-location shoot.
Sunday, February 7th or
Sunday February 28th  
Time: 3:00 – 9:00pm

BJ00806Workflow and the Computer – $105.00
Okay, I ‘ve taken the picture, now what?  This is where the learning curve can become clouded for a lot of photographers. Working with Photoshop, Boomer will show you the steps: inputting to your computer from your camera, backing up procedures, keywording and organizing your images and the procedure for editing your images in Photoshop to final output.
Wednesday, February 17th
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for Christmas!!
For more information and to REGISTER contact Boomer at 250-871-4125 or email: boomer@strathconaphotography.com

The interesting people I meet on my travels…

A recent trip to Campbell River found me photographing a very interesting fellow balancing rocks near Willow Point at low tide, a past time he has been doing his whole life. Brad had travelled specifically from Vancouver to stay at the Travel Lodge across from the beach for the sole purpose of balancing rocks, he says “it is hard to find good decent rocks to balance and I have found Campbell River to be the best around the world (that is of course in my travels), and the biggest reason is that they are glacially formed sculpture, millions of years of being ground under tonnage of ice into shapes we don’t normally see”.

Balancing Rocks

Brad carefully and efficiently creating a family of balanced rocks, when he was done, his creations numbered about twenty or so and could be seen until the tide returned. This family of rocks were the only surviving members of the high tide!

What a pleasure it is to meet and experience such amazing people doing what they love to do! Check out Brad’s funky video he put together of his most recent “rock adventure”:

Cheers,
Boomer

Photographers at Painter’s Lodge May 2&3, 2015

Join myself and a host of other professional photographers this year for Photographers at Painter’s, an exciting and accessible learning situation for photographers at all levels of expertise hosted at the beautiful Painter’s Lodge May 2&3, 2015.

For more information on courses and workshops being offered on this weekend long event, visit the Painter’s Lodge Website.

 

 

 

Tourism Vancouver Island 2015 Publications

Tourism Vancouver Island’s 2015 tourism publications have just hit the stands, nice to see three cover shots I produced from last year’s contracts.  This year finds me shooting mid-island including Strathcona Park, should be interesting with the low snow pack this winter.

Always nice to see your pictures in print, Little Qualicum Falls captured with a slow shutter speed.


 

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Momma grizzly with four cubs (out of picture) was actually blocking our only way out of this small tributary making for an unsettling situation as we negotiated past her in our boat on a falling tide.


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Two hikers arriving at the second beach at San Josef’s Bay, a popular day trip along the Cape Scott Trail.