The Mysterious and Marvellous

Monarch Butterfly

Kingsway Arms at Elgin Lodge
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:00 - 3:00

Kerry will share his images and stories of the Mysterious and Marvellous
Monarch Butterfly. How it lives, where it migrates and how it has become a revered symbol in North America.

“Creating a Butterfly Garden” 
South Bruce Horticultural Society
Monday, June 8, 2015

 Kerry will be presenting tips and techniques on creating a butterfly and caterpillar friendly garden.

“Wildflower Photo Workshop” 
Orchid Festival, Tobermory
Saturday, June 6, 2015

 Kerry will be presenting tips and techniques on wildflower/nature/landscape photography as part of the Orchid Festival in Tobermory.  Limit is 15 people $20.00 

Lightroom 101: Editing your images
Southampton Art School
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 9:00 - 4:00

Discover and learn the most popular software for processing your images. Lightroom is a powerful program designed for photographers, by photographers. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to import, organize and edit your images from your camera into Lightroom. Just in time for making your Christmas gifts.

Participants are asked to bring their cameras, blank memory cards, camera manual, external hard drive and a PC or Mac laptop. A laptop with
Lightroom 5 is required. 

Portrait Photography for Christmas
Southampton Art School
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 9:00 - 4:00

This will be a hands-on one day workshop just in time for taking photos of family and friends over the Christmas season. Join Kerry as he shares many techniques and trade secrets on taking portraits with impact. 

 Students will need to bring the following:  
• Camera bag
• Tripod
• Digital SLR camera
• Cable release (recommended)
• Camera gear (spare batteries, memory cards,
​  filters, various len​ses

Event Photography: Tips and Techniques
Bayfield Camera Club
Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:00 pm

Kerry has photographed many events at the local, provincial, national and
international level. His presentation will showcase his work at sporting events, concerts, fall fairs, community events and cultural events. Kerry will share his tips and techniques on shooting events, gear selection, obtaining permissions and how to capture the action at events.

Building A Chickadee Box.
​Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Build your own chickadee nest box. No carpentry skills required. Imagine the thrill of seeing a Black-capped Chickadee choose your nest box to raise its family. A $10 fee per child.
The Plight of the Monarch Butterfly.
Women's Probus Club of Saugeen Shores
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Our glorious Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Join Kerry as he shares his knowledge and passion
about the plight of the Monarch butterfly and how you can assist in its recovery.
Architectural Photography.
Southampton Art School
Saturday, July 18, 2015 9:00 - 4:00

Join Kerry as he shares tips and techniques on how to take amazing images of architecture. This one day workshop will involve a
walking tour of historic buildings and homes in Saugeen Shores.

Every town, city and rural village has stunning architectural buildings. Our community churches, homes, city halls, banks, farms, and places of business sparkle from the craftsmanship and fine detail of stone masons, bricklayers and carpenters from days gone by. You too can capture the beauty of architectural buildings in this one-day workshop. Explore historic buildings of Southampton and learn photographic tips on how to take superb images that captures a piece of our communities’ history. 

Students will need to bring the following:  
• Camera bag
• Tripod
• Digital SLR camera
• Cable release (recommended)

• Camera gear (spare batteries, memory cards, filters, various lenses)  

Design Your Own Business Card. 
​Southampton Art School
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Your business card is perhaps the single most important communication tool. Does your business card leave a lasting impression? Does it convey a strong message as to who you are, what you do and how you can be contacted? Participants will design and create a professional looking business card that promotes you and your art. Participants are asked to bring their cameras, blank memory cards, camera manual, and a PC or Mac laptop. A laptop with Photoshop, or Photoshop elements is required. Working knowledge of Photoshop is recommended.

2015 presentations

​A Lot to Naturalize: How to attract critters to your yard. 
​Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015 1:30 pm

“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.

​Kerry and Melitta recently naturalized their property and will share with you the magic of turning your yard into a naturalists' paradise. This session includes a visit to their garden to experience the wonder of nature in a suburban

Photoshop De-Mystified!
Southampton Art School
Saturday, June 13, 2015 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.
“Documenting Your Art with Images: Proven Marketing Strategies” 
Southampton Art School
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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? What do you do with your images? Why and how do you archive your images? How can I use my images in social media to market myself? Kerry will share with participants some photo editing techniques to enhance their images.
The Art of Marketing You. 
​Southampton Art School
​Monday, June 1, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn and discover the importance of marketing you and your art.  What you create is art – a one of a kind original. It is unique and distinct. Marketing is also art. Yet, the marketing side of your art is often overlooked. “The Art of Marketing You” explores components of how to effectively market you and your art. What is your message? Who are you, and what is your art all about? Discover how to better communicate your art with potential customers.
“Landscape Photography: Tips, Secrets and Techniques to capture the beauty of Bruce County landscapes” 
​Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn and discover how to capture the beauty of Bruce Countys landscape through the lens of your camera. Kerry will share his proven landscape 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 Bruce County. In-the-field discussions and demonstrations on lens selection, camera gear, and photography etiquette and safety will be shared with all. Participants will need to bring along their Digital SLR camera, tripod and camera manual. This session is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers. This is a full day trip with some hiking. Hiking boots are recommended.
Fun, Frog Frolic: Listening, Finding and Observing Frogs at MacGregor Point.
Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2015
​Monday, May 25, 2015   1:30 pm

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.
Photographing the MacGregor Point Shoreline
Huron Fringe Birding Festival 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015  1:30 pm

This Photography workshop will explore the parks rugged shoreline.
Kerry will share photographic tips and techniques on shoreline photography.
Level: open to all skill levels.
​Gear: tripods are recommended.