Canadian Federation of University Women Georgetown
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Ecuador: Land of Diversity.


​Kerry has travelled to Ecuador twice and has prepared a show that highlights the diversity of Ecuador. The people, culture, food and of course the natural wonders of Ecuador will be explored in this presentation.

 

The Halton/North Peel Naturalists Club
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Galapagos: A Unique Experience


Kerry and his wife Melitta Smole travelled to the Galapagos in May of 2009 to drink in the magic and mystery of this iconic destination. Expect wonderful photography and engaging commentary.
 

Beach Photo Club, Toronto
March 18, 2010
Insect Photography: Tips and Techniques on taking better images.


​The fascinating world of insects is a photographers delight. Insects are everywhere and come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Whether you shoot with a compact digital camera or an Digital SLR, Kerry will share with you tips and techniques on how to take amazing images of these beautiful creatures. 

Caledon Horticultural Society:
Thursday, March 25, 2010 7:30 pm
Attracting Butterflies and Moths to your Gardens.


​Kerry will share with stories and images on how you can attract butterflies and moths to your gardens. The careful selection of plants for caterpillars, butterflies and moths is essential to draw these beautiful creatures to your property.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival 
Saturday, June 5, 2010  7:00 pm
Insects, Bugs and Spiders


Insects, Bugs and Spiders are beautiful creatures --especially when captured through the lens of photographer Kerry Jarvis. Kerry wows you with his fascinating close-ups and shares some helpful photography tips.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30
Nature Through the Lens of a Camera.


​Kerry will demonstrate photo tips and techniques followed by an outdoor photo shoot and a critique of images

2010 PRESENTATIONS

Wild for the Arts Festival, 
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
Sat. September 18 and Sun. September 19, 2010
Nature Photography.


As part of the annual Wild for the Arts Festival, Kerry will be conducting a 2 day workshop on fall nature photography. In the first session participants will have an opportunity to explore the early fall surroundings of MacGregor Point Provincial Park with a planned photo hike.  The following day participants can share their images on the large projection screen for some feedback. Pre-registration suggested. $35.

Nobleton Horticultural Society:
Monday, June 27, 2011
Your Talking Garden: Listening to the
Sounds of Nature

​A "talking garden" is a healthy garden. Discover, identify and enjoy the magic sounds of your "talking garden" with Kerry Jarvis as he explores the sounds of nature through startling audio and amazing visuals of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians, that will have you listening with renewed interest to your talking garden.

2011 PRESENTATIONS

Georgetown Horticultural Society
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 
Your Talking Garden: Listening to the
Sounds of Nature


​A "talking garden" is a healthy garden. Discover, identify and enjoy the magic sounds of your "talking garden" with Kerry Jarvis as he explores the sounds of nature through startling audio and amazing visuals of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians, that will have you listening with renewed interest to your talking garden.

York Region Arts Council
March 28, April 4 and April 11, 2012
Photoshop: De-Mystified.


​Kerry conducted a series of 3 photoshop workshops to artisans from the York Arts Council. Topics ranged from cropping techniques, touching up portraits, composites, frames and borders to marqueeing images.

Chinguacousy Garden Club
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 
Your Talking Garden: Listening to the Sounds of Nature


​A "talking garden" is a healthy garden. Discover, identify and enjoy the magic sounds of your "talking garden" with Kerry Jarvis as he explores the sounds of nature through startling audio and amazing visuals of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians, that will have you listening with renewed interest to your talking garden.

Photoshop De-Mystified!
York Region Arts Council:
Saturday, April 27 10:00 - 5:00


Take the mystery out of Photoshop in this one day workshop. Learn and discover proven tips and techniques to get you up and running with Photoshop. Workshop participants will explore a variety of special techniques used to enhance images. Take the challenge, and take the mystery out of Photoshop in this hands-on workshop. Participants will be assigned a desktop computer to practice on sample images using a wide variety of Photoshop techniques. In addition, tutorial files of each session will be provided for practice at home or at work. Please bring an external hard drive, or USB thumb drive/key.

Videography: Nuts and Bolts
York Region Arts Council:
Saturday, May 11 10:00 - 5:00


Interested in learning how to create a video? Not sure what equipment you need? Would you like to learn how to post your own video to YouTube? If you answered yes to any of the questions, then the Videography Workshop has been designed with you in mind. The aim of this workshop is to get you acquainted with the logistics of videos, equipment selection, computer software and how to become your own video producer!

Mastering Photography Series 
Workshop Leader: Kerry Jarvis
Location: Seneca College, Markham Campus,
YRAC Members: $125 per workshop

Nonmembers: $140 per workshop 

From novice to expert, the Mastering Photography Series comprises four full day workshops and is designed by and for photographers/event managers so they can learn, apply and experience the joy of photography while learning skills that will save time and money; something on the collective conscious of all non-profit organizations.

Photoshop De-Mystified!
Saugeen Shores Camera Club
Saturday, November 23 9:00 - 4:00


Take the mystery out of Photoshop in this one day workshop. Learn and discover proven tips and techniques to get you up and running with Photoshop. Workshop participants will explore a variety of special techniques used to enhance images. Designed for novice to intermeditate users. In addition, tutorial files of each session will be provided for practice at home or at work. Please bring your laptop, an external hard drive, or USB thumb drive/key. For more information contact Saugeen Shores Camera Club: saugeenshorescameraclub@yahoo.ca

2013 PRESENTATIONS

“Documenting Your Art with Images: Proven Marketing Strategies” 
Southampton Art School
Wednesday, August 20 2014 


Documenting Your Art with Images. Join Kerry Jarvis as he shows you how to explore the importance ofcapturing your art and what you do with your mages. Images are a powerful marketing tool to communicate to your public, media, sponsors, clients and your organization.  Rod Stewart was bang on when he sang, “Every Picture Tells A Story.”  Your art needs to tell a story, and that story begins with successfully capturing your art with top notch images to effectively market yourself. Kerry will illustrate his presentation with a variety of examples relating to various artists and artisans. How do you capture your work effectively so it communicates your message to your audience? Kerry will share with participants some photo editing techniques to enhance their images.

Picture Perfect Postcards from Saugeen Shores. 
​Southampton Art School
​Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 2014


Discover, explore and photograph the many beautiful and wonderful tourist sites and create your own “Picture Perfect Postcard Photos of Saugeen Shores.” Your photographic excursions will take you to the harbour of Port Elgin, the beaches of Saugeen Shores, a Chantry Island boat tour, a visit to the Saugeen First Nation Gardens, an historic walking tour of Southampton, and a hike in the enchanted forest. Along the way you will learn photographic tips and techniques to create lasting memories of your visit to Saugeen Shores. This special photographic excursion of Saugeen Shores is ideal for novice to advanced photographers using compact cameras or digital SLRs. 


Here is the proposed itinerary for the week: 
Monday: Introduction meeting: an overview of the week’s schedule. Kerry will share various photo tips techniques in the morning session. This will be followed by an historic walking tour of Southampton.
Tuesday: Visit and explore the beautiful gardens of Saugeen Shores First Nation. 
Wednesday: Immerse yourself in the activities at the Port Elgin Harbour: including the annual market, beach and people photography. 
Thursday: a boat ride and tour of Chantry Island. In the evening: a photo shoot of the annual Cruisers car rally.
Friday: a nature photo excursion in the enchanted forest followed by an evening shoot of sunset piper.
“Wildflower Photography: Tips, Secrets and Techniques to capture the essence of Ontario’s wildflowers.” 
​Southampton Art School
Friday, June 6 2014


Learn and discover how to capture the beauty of Ontario’s spring wildflowers through the lens of your camera. Kerry will share his proven wildflower photographic tips, secrets and techniques to get you shooting like a pro.This one day course will be held at key locations in and around Saugeen Shores. Participants will be given an opportunity to photograph spring wildflowers, learn about the flowers and their habitat and discover techniques on how to best capture these beautiful plants. In-the-field discussions and demonstrations on lens selection, camera gear, wildflower etiquette and the revealing of classified photographic secrets will be shared with all participants.Participants will need to bring along their Digital SLR camera, tripod and camera manual. This session is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers.
Fun, Frog Frolic: Listening, Finding and Observing Frogs at MacGregor Point.
Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2014   


Join Kerry on this fun, frog frolic to listen, enjoy and locate the Northern Leopard Frog, Wood Frog, Eastern Gray Treefrog, Green Frog, Spring Peeper and the American Toad who call MacGregor Park home. Our frolic will take us to several ponds to revel in the sights and sounds of these amazing creatures.Level: Open. Casual hike to Turtle Pond and Ducks Unlimited Pond and its adjoining trails. Gear: Be prepared for potential wet encounters. Wet weather gear and waterproof boots are recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras, and close-up binoculars. This is an outdoor event. Car pooling to Ducks Unlimited Pond.
Getting Intimate with Nature:Re-discover Nature Through Videos 
Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2014
​Sunday, June 1, 2014 


Living in a “YouTube” generation creates exciting opportunities for naturalists to capture and preserve their experiences through video. Smart phones, compact cameras and DSLR cameras all have built in video technology that make recording simple. In this new workshop, Kerry will share with you nature video vignettes that he has created from outings and from his gardens. In addition, learn and discover how you can use video to enhance your outdoor experiences with nature.   Level: open.Gear: noneThis is an indoor event.
Waterfalls Photographic Tour: Tips and Techniques on Photographing Waterfalls.
Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014  


​Kerry Jarvis will lead a full day tour to photograph local waterfalls. Participants will get an opportunity to capture waterfalls by experimenting with a variety of photographic techniques.  Depending on weather conditions and water flow, the Waterfalls Tour plans to visit: Sauble Falls, Inglis Falls, Indian Falls, Jones Falls, and Weavers Creek Falls. Level: intermediate to experienced SLR photographers. Gear: SLR cameras, tripod and lenses (zoom, close-up)Hiking Level: moderate to difficult. Some terrain may be wet, muddy and rocky. Sturdy hiking boots and/or water boots are recommended.


Tips and Techniques on Successfully Photographing Trees. 
Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014  


​Next to water and air, trees are the lifeblood of our existence; yet, many photographers seldom go out and solely shoot trees.  Trees are often seen as a part of landscape photography or to serve as a backdrop to a scene.  Join Kerry in this new photography workshop hike, "Tips and Techniques on Successfully Photographing Trees," that will explore and inspire photographers to look at trees differently. Level: intermediate to experienced SLR photographers.Gear: SLR cameras, tripod and lenses (zoom, close-up). Hiking Level Difficulty: easy to moderate 
Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre Southampton, Ontario 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014  9:30 am - 10:30 am
Adventure Talks: Our World in Perspective 2014 
The Hills are Alive: with Schnitzel, Schnaps and Strudel.


​Discover and experience Austrian Culture.  Embedded in the fabric of the Austrian lifestyle is a culture steeped in centuries of tradition.  The Austrian way of life, is shaped by its natural environment of mountainous terrain and the Danube River. Join Kerry and Melitta in a visual presentation of Austrian culture; from the lush wine growing region, to hiking and skiing in the Austrian Alps, to the annual parading of cows down from the verdant mountain pastures. Kerry and Melitta will also explore; the wonderful sounds of classical to oompah music, cultural festivals, and the culinary delights of schnitzels, strudels and homemade schnaps. Discover and experience Austria where, “The Hills are  Definitely Alive.”
Meaford Gardening Club
Monday, April 14, 2014  7:00  
​Creating New Gardens: More Colour, Less Green


Kerry will share how to create new gardens that are attractive, use less water and attract wildlife. His presentation will focus on proven tips and techniques to naturalize lawns to beautiful gardens. Planting native plants and providing shelter, water and food are key ingredients in attracting birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians to your garden.

2014 presentations


Stratford Field Naturalists
Tuesday, April 8, 2014  7:30  
​Listening to the Sounds of Nature


​There are many iconic sounds in nature. Discover, identify and enjoy the magic with Kerry as he explores the sounds of nature through startling audio and amazing images of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians that will have you listening with renewed interest. 

presentations


2012 PRESENTATIONS

Master Gardeners: Royal Botanical Gardens
Fall 2006
​Co-presentation on Photography and Gardening with Don Scallen



Bruce Trail Association
Various travelogues

North Peel/Halton Naturalists Club
Dragonflies and Damselflies

Halton Hills Camera Club
Photographing Waterfalls
Georgetown Horticultural Society
Fall 2006
​Attracting Birds to your Property
Nobleton and King City Horticultural Society
Monday, June 23, 2008
Build It, Plant It and They Will Come: How to Attract Critters To Your Yard 


​“Build it and they will come.” It worked for Kevin Costner in the 1998 movie, Field of Dreams, and it can work for you in attracting critters to your yard. If you build it, and plant it – your property will soon be graced with the beauty of birds, butterflies, caterpillars, mammals and a host of other critters.
Caledon Horticultural Society
January 2009
Build It, Plant It and They Will Come: How to Attract Critters To Your Yard


​Planting native plants and providing shelter, water and food are key ingredients in attracting birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians to your garden.
Royal Botanical Gardens: Hamilton 
February/March 2009
Backyard Monsters: Bugs Up Close

​As part of the Backyard Monsters exhibit, Kerry entertained audiences with his amazing images and talk on insects.
Peel Region: Public Education and Outreach: Brampton 
April 2009
Creating New Gardens: More Colour, Less Green.


​Kerry shared with his audience how to create new gardens that are attractive, use less water and attract wildlife. His presentation focused on tips and techniques to naturalize lawns to beautiful gardens.

2009 PRESENTATIONS

Wild for the Arts Festival,
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
Sat., Sept. 12 and Sun., Sept. 13, 2009
Nature Through the Lens of a Camera.


As part of the annual Wild for the Arts Festival, Kerry will be conducting a 2 day workshop on fall nature photography. In the first session participants will have an opportunity to explore the early fall surroundings of MacGregor Point Provincial Park with a planned photo hike.  The following day participants can share their images on the large projection screen for some feedback.
Caledon Garden Club:
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Your Talking Garden: Listening to the
Sounds of Nature


​A "talking garden" is a healthy garden. Discover, identify and enjoy the magic sounds of your "talking garden" with Kerry Jarvis as he explores the sounds of nature through startling audio and amazing visuals of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians, that will have you listening with renewed interest to your talking garden.
Huron Fringe Birding Festival:
May 27 - 30 and June 2 - 5, 2011

Kerry will be leading photography workshops, a presentation on Galapagos Islands, Butterfly Gardening, and a new session on video tips and techniques for your digital or video camera.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival:
Friday, June 1, 2012
Listening to the Sounds of Nature


Discover, identify and enjoy the magic sounds of nature with Kerry Jarvis as he explores the sounds of nature through startling audio and amazing visuals of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians, that will have you listening with renewed interest.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival:
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Waterfalls Tour: Part II


Kerry Jarvis will lead a full day tour to photograph local waterfalls. Participants will get an opportunity to put in to practise the tips and techniques they learned in,  "How to Photograph Waterfalls".  Based on time and weather conditions participants will visit: Sauble Falls, Inglis Falls, Indian Falls, Jones Falls, and Weavers Creek Falls.  Requirements: DSLR camera and tripod. 

Huron Fringe Birding Festival:
Saturay, June 2, 2012 
How to Photograph Waterfalls: Part I


Join Kerry in this new workshop where he will share tips and techniques on how to photograph waterfalls. This is part one of a two part series. This workshop is indoors and is geared toward beginner to advanced DSLR photographers.

Chinguacousy Garden Club
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Build It, Plant It and They Will Come:
How to Attract Critters To Your Yard

Planting native plants and providing shelter, water and food are key ingredients in attracting birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians to your garden.

York Region Arts Council:
Saturday, March 23 10:00 - 5:00
Concert and Event Photography

​Photographing concerts and events is a challenging art form. Photographers are often working in poor lighting conditions, either very dim, or the stage lights are extremely bright. Outdoor concerts and events also pose interesting challenges for photographers. Accessibility to the stage and, visual distractions (i.e., posts, poles, stage gear and equipment), and natural light conditions are some of these obstacles.This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced Digital SLR photographers who are knowledgeable about the operations of their camera and accessories.

Listening to the Sounds of Nature
Huron Fringe Birding Festival:Saturday, May 25, 2013  1:30 - 4:00 

There are many iconic sounds in nature. Discover, identify and enjoy the magic with Kerry as he explores the sounds of nature through startling audio and amazing images of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians that will have you listening with renewed interest.

Halton Hills Camera Club
Migrating Monarchs
​Fall 2007
Seneca College Eco-Tourism class 
Guest speaker
Fall 2007
​Monarch Migration and Eco-Tourism in Mexico
Huron Fringe Birding Festival:
MacGregor Point Park Provincial Park
​2006 and 2007
Mothing


​Kerry Jarvis and Alan MacNaughton co-presented on moths followed by an in the field workshop on attracting moths.

2006 - 2008 PRESENTATIONS

Toronto Entomological Association
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Photographing Insects: Tips and Techniques to Photograph Insects

​Learn how to take better images of insects using proven field tested techniques. Kerry Jarvis will demonstrate his tips and secrets on how to approach insects and improve your photographic skills.
Halton Hills Camera Club
Monday, March 17, 2008
After the Photo Shoot: What Do I Do With All My Images? 


​You've just taken hundreds of images on an amazing photo shoot. You're excited about your images but dread what comes next. What do you do with the hundreds, or thousands of digital images? Fear not, help is on the way! Kerry Jarvis will share with you proven tips and techniques on what to do with your images. Having a digital workflow plan is essential to take the misery out of computer work. Kerry will demonstrate some leading software that will assist you in cataloging, tagging, altering, saving, and massaging your images. In this workshop you will:Discover how ACDSee software can assist you in the digital darkroomLearn proven imaging software techniquesLearn how to prepare your images for Presentation software and contestsDiscover new uses for your images
North Peel/Halton Naturalists Club
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Photographing Insects: Tips and Techniques to Photograph Insects


​Through images, stories and photographic techniques, Kerry Jarvis will share his expertise on photographing insects.
Huron Fringe Birding Festival:
MacGregor Park Provincial Park
May – June 2008
Nature Through the Lens of a Camera: Tips and Techniques for better images.

​Through the lens of a camera the wonderful world of nature beckons. Join me on a special Nature Photography Workshop and discover proven techniques to improve your images. Whether you shoot digital or film, use a point and shoot camera or a digital SLR, there is something here for everyone.

2008 PRESENTATIONS

Huron Fringe Birding Festival: MacGregor Park Provincial Park, Port Elgin. May 2009
Nature Photography and Computers.


​Kerry led a 2 day workshop on photographing nature at the Huron Fringe Birding Festival. Tips and techniques on how to improve the art of nature photography were explored for participants using compact digital cameras and digital SLRs. On the second day, participants had an opportunity to view their images and were given feedback on their pictures
Peel Region: Public Education and Outreach: Riverwood Park Mississauga
June 2009
Butterfly Gardening.


Butterflies are a welcome addition to any garden. In his presentation, Kerry shared information about the life cycle of butterflies, and talked about recommended plants, trees and shrubs that are ideal in attracting butterflies.
York Region Arts Council
January 26, February 2 and February 9, 2011
The Art of Photography: How to Produce Quality Images of Your Art or Event.


​Kerry conducted a series of 3 photography workshops to artisans from the York Arts Council. Topics ranged from composition, design, photoshop workflow of images to ideas on what to do with images.

Woodbridge Horticultural Society
Monday, March 21, 2011
Build It, Plant It and They Will Come: How to Attract Critters To Your Yard

​Planting native plants and providing shelter, water and food are key ingredients in attracting birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians to your garden.

Owen Sound Field Naturalists
​Thursday, June 9, 2011
Attracting Butterflies and Moths to your Gardens


Kerry will share through stories and images on how you can attract butterflies and moths to your gardens. The careful selection of plants for caterpillars, butterflies and moths is essential to draw these beautiful creatures to your property.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival:
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Ecuador: Land of Diversity


Discover, identify and enjoy the magic diversity of Ecuador. The people, culture, food and of course the natural wonders of Ecuador will be explored in this presentation.

Arts Exposed Conference 
Fri. November 2 and Sat. November 3, 2012
Documenting Your Events with Images


Join Professor Kerry Jarvis of Seneca College as he shows you how to explore the importance ofcapturing your events with images. Images are a powerful marketing tool to communicate to your public, media, sponsors, clients and your organization.  Rod Stewart was bang on when he sang, “Every Picture Tells A Story.”  Your events need to tell a story and that story begins with successfully capturing your events with top notch images.

York Region Arts Council:
Saturday, February, 23 10:00 - 5:00
How to Take Better Images!


​Is your camera stuck on auto mode? Not sure what all the buttons, dials and menus are for? Confused about white balance? Pictures not turning out quite like you would like them? Overwhelmed with what to do with all of your images?Rest assured, you are not alone. Many dSLR owners are overwhelmed with the power and features of their cameras. If you answered yes to any of these questions then it is time to do yourself a favour and enroll in How to take better images! This workshop makes the complicated uncomplicated. Please bring your own cameras and camera manual.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival:
​Saturday, June 1, 2013  
How and Where to Photograph Frogs and Toads

They may be small or sometimes even miniscule, but according to Kerry frogs and toads offer up some big photographic opportunities. Learn where to find these elusive photo subjects, along with tried and true techniques that will help you capture amazing images.  Read more about this presentation on our blog: http://huronfringefest.wordpress.comDifficulty: Easy -- Walking leisurely on groomed and maintained trails. Walking shoes are recommended. You should be able to walk up to 1.5 kilometres (1 mile) without a problem.


Owen Sound Field Naturalists
Thursday, June 13, 20137:30 pm
Galapagos: A travelogue 


Kerry and his wife Melitta Smole travelled to the Galapagos  to drink in the magic and mystery of this iconic destination. For those who have been to those who plan to go, Kerry will share  images and stories of his travel adventures of this one a kind island destination.