“Fantastic Pollinators & Where to Find Them”
Owen Sound Field Naturalists
Wednesday, September 14, 2017 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Looking for pollinators? Wondering where the Monarchs have gone? Join Kerry Jarvis as he shares the plight of the Monarchs and what one community is doing to attract them and other pollinators. Discover how you too can lead the way to finding fantastic pollinators!

“Saugeen Shores: Waterscape Photography”
Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Sunday, June 4 afternoon 1:30 (limit 15)

Saugeen Shores is a treasure chest for photographers. Join Kerry Jarvis as he leads this workshop on Waterscape Photography. Learn photographic waterscape techniques to enhance your photography skills and discover some of the majestic vistas in Saugeen Shores. 

Level: Open. Casual walking in Saugeen Shores. Open to all levels of photographers and all types of cameras. (smart phones, tablets, DSLRs, and compact cameras).
Gear: Your choice of camera. If you have a tripod, bring it along

Click here for pdf Waterscape Tips & Techniques.
Celtic College
Goderich, Ontario
Monday, August 7 to Thursday, August 10


Looking for something creative and different to do this summer? Look no further than the Celtic College in Goderich. Kerry will be leading photography classes on: smart phone & tablet photography, architectural photography, shoreline photography and, photographing musicians.

Click here to download class descriptions. For more info check out the Celtic College web site.

"Magic Butterfly Plants”
Clinton Horticultural Society
Wednesday, September 20, 2017  7:30 pp
There is “magic” in the plants that attract butterflies to your gardens. Want to know these “magic plants” and how they can transform your garden into a colourful oasis? Join Kerry Jarvis as he shares his proven tips and techniques on creating butterfly and caterpillar friendly gardens. Learn about the “magic plants” and the butterflies they will attract to your gardens. Kerry will also share how “Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores”, a community volunteer group, has helped in the recovery of Monarch butterflies by planting over 2,000 native plants.

Click here for a copy of "Butterflies of Toronto".

Architectural Photography.
Southampton Art School
Monday, August 21,
9:00 - 4:00
Tuesday, August 22, 9:00 - 4:00
Wednesday, August 23, 9:00 - 4:00

Join Kerry as he shares tips and techniques on how to take amazing images of architecture. This three day workshop will involve a
walking/driving tour of historic buildings and homes in Southampton, Port Elgin and Paisley.

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. Learn photographic tips on how to take superb images that captures a piece of our communities’ history. This three day workshop will be a walking tour of historical architectural structures in Southampton, Port Elgin and Paisley. Buildings and architectural structures to be photographed include: the harbour Range Light, Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, various churches, various downtown business, Southampton Market, downtown Paisley landmarks and homes and the downtown historical core of Port Elgin. (Permissions will be obtained from each of these owners, prior to the class). Students will be provided with on-the-spot instructions on how to best capture these buildings. Tips and techniques dealing with lighting, camera settings, how to avoid distortion, and, how to “see” buildings from a photographers eye are part of the days agenda.

What to bring:  camera, manual, tripod, spare batteries, memory cards and your curiosity and enthusiasm

2017 presentations

“Making A Difference: one plant at a time”
Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning (BALL)

Thursday, November 9, 2017  10:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario,

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Discover how Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores, -- a community led group, is making a difference, one plant at a time. Join Kerry as he shares the importance of education, partnerships, dedicated volunteers, and communications as the key components for successful community action groups. 

Vacation Photography: Tips & Techniques 
​Southampton Art School
Saturday, July 1 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to capture the highlights of your vacation time with top quality images for you and your family to enjoy.  Kerry will share hands on tips and practical ideas on how to make the most of your family vacation images whether you are shooting with a compact camera, smart phone or digital SLR. Participants will learn photographic techniques shot on location at Southampton Beach. Capturing the moments of your vacation is a must workshop for all photographers.

​This one-day workshop will share with participants how to capture better vacation images. The workshop will use the Southampton Beach waterfront and downtown Southampton as its focal point. Hands-on techniques on; how to shoot vacation shots in different lighting (sunny, overcast, raining), being aware of backgrounds in images, shooting landmarks and capturing people - both candid and posed will be explored.
What to bring:  camera, manual, tripod, spare camera battery, memory cards and your curiosity and enthusiasm.

“Every Picture Tells a Story”
Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning (BALL) 
Thursday, January 25, 2018  10:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario


Photography stimulates our senses and memories into reliving moments in time. In every photograph there is a story waiting to be told – some funny, some poignant, and some uplifting. Join Kerry Jarvis as he shares his behind the scene stories of images from the world of events, travel and nature.


“Mysterious & Marvellous Monarchs”
Huron Fringe Naturalists
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Pine River, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Our marvellous Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Join Kerry as he shares his knowledge and passion about the plight of the Monarch butterfly.  Kerry will share his stories and images of the Monarch's overwintering roosts and their mysterious north and south migration and how you can assist in their recovery. 

“Smart Phone Tablet Photography”
Southampton Art School
Friday, June 23, 2017 9 – 4

The best camera you have, is the one you carry with you. For most people that will be your “Smart Phone.” In this workshop Kerry will share with you how to take better quality images with your smart phone and tablet. Techniques on how to use the in-camera controls, composition and editing will be explored. Want to make your smart phone and tablet images have that “wow” factor? Then this is the workshop for you.

We will explore techniques and settings to take better quality images with smart phones and tablets. Editing of images using 2 specialty software programs: Snapseed and ACDSee will be demonstrated.
What to bring:  smart phone, tablet and your curiosity and enthusiasm

Click here for Smart Phone & Tablet handout

“Photographing Your Gardens: tips and secrets to get magazine quality images”
Southampton Art School
Friday, June 30, 2017 9 – 4

Discover how to capture the beauty of garden plants through the lens of your camera. You have put a lot of effort into creating and caring for your gardens, now learn how to best capture the memories of your beautiful gardens in this one day hands on workshop. Kerry will share his proven flower photographic tips, secrets and techniques to get you shooting like a pro. This workshop is ideal for gardeners and for artisans. This one-day course will be held at key locations in and around Saugeen Shores. Participants will be given an opportunity to; photograph community and private gardens, 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.

What to bring:  camera, manual, tripod, spare camera battery, memory cards and your curiosity and enthusiasm.


“Photography for the 50+”
Southampton Art School
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9 – 4
Is your digital camera still set on factory default settings? Not sure what all the dials, menu commands, buttons and controls are for? Are you overwhelmed with all the features of your camera? Then join Kerry, in this hands on workshop to help you unleash the power of your digital camera so that you can enjoy taking photos and get a good nights rest (hee-hee, well, maybe not the latter).
We will look at the settings on everyone’s cameras and demonstrate how to move from auto mode to one of the more creative settings. Jargon, terminology and camera settings will be shown and demonstrated so that all participants have a solid understanding about their camera.

What to bring:  cameras, manual and your curiousity and enthusiasm

“Saugeen Shores Rail Trail Ramble”
Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Friday, June 2 afternoon 1:30 pm (easy, car-pool) (limit 20)

Come and explore the wilds of the Saugeen Shores Rail Trail in Southampton. You never know what you might encounter. Join Kerry on this rail trail ramble to discover and learn about the role the railways once played and how the trail is now a major recreational and tourist attraction. Our wildlife, cultural and historical ramble takes us to Perkins Park, where we will explore a woodlot, have our photo taken at the Monarch mural, observe native plants and shrubs and see the historic area where Hurricane Hazel de-railed a train.

Level: Easy. Casual hiking on cinder gravel. Washroom available.
Gear: Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras, and close-up binoculars.

This is an outdoor event. Car-pooling to Southampton. (chaperones must register)

“Fun, Frog Frolic: Listening, Finding and Observing Frogs at MacGregor Park”
Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Saturday May 27 afternoon 1:30 pm (limit 20) (family friendly)

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: Easy.  Casual hiking involved.
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.

Click here for pdf handout. 

“The Birds & the Bees & the Butterflies too!” 
Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Friday, May 26 afternoon 1:30 pm (limit 20)

Our pollinators are in trouble. Learn and discover how the “Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores” (a community based organization) united to assist the birds, bees and butterflies by planting over 1,000 native plants along the majestic Lake Huron shoreline on the Captain Spence Path in Southampton. Join Kerry for stunning views of the Lake, its many vistas, the iconic range light, Chantry Island, and of course the birds, plants and pollinators who call this eco-system home. Learn about the “magic plants” that are magnets for birds, butterflies, caterpillars and mammals and the hidden secrets in successful gardening.

Level: Easy. Casual hiking on cinder gravel.
Gear: Be prepared for potential windy encounters. Dress in layers according to weather conditions. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras, and close-up binoculars.

This is an outdoor event. (Car-pool chaperones must register)

Here is a list of Kerry's 2017 Presentations and Photography Workshops.  Updates will be posted to : https://www.facebook.com/kerryjarvisphotography/

If you would like more information, feel free to contact: kerryjarvis@kerryjarvis.com

Click here for 2017 Presentations PDF.

Photography Workshops are held at the Southampton Art Centre (201 High St, Southampton (519) 797-5068), the Huron Fringe Birding Festival in Port Elgin at MacGregor Point Provincial Park, and the Celtic Roots College in Goderich.  Please note that registration for all workshops is handled by these three organizations and pre-registration is required. All workshops are limited in class size so there is a very good student to instructor ratio. 

“Creating Healthy Communities”
Grey Bruce Health Unit 
Friday, September 15  12:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Harrison Park  Owen Sound, Ontario

Registration: click here

Kerry will be presenting on how Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores promotes healthy communities through its volunteers and connection to the community. 


“Night Time Photography”
Southampton Art School
Thursday, July 13 2017 1 pm -4 pm 9(in class) and 8 pm -11 pm (night time photography on location)

Night Time Photography:
In this special workshop, Kerry will unravel the complexities of night time photography. Photographing at night opens up a whole new area for photographers to enhance their creative and technical skills. This hands-on workshop will have you experience the photographic techniques of night time photography including camera settings, equipment selection and painting with light.

Requirements: digital SLR  camera, tripod, flashlight and a cable release.
Workshop: 3 hours of in class tips and techniques, followed by 3 hours in the evening photographing in Southampton.

In class workshop (3 hours): we will look at sample images of night time photography, including painting with light. Topics covered: Tips, techniques, equipment selection, camera settings and painting with light. In the field (3 hours in the evening): a hands on opportunity to practise night time photography in Southampton. 

What to bring:  camera, manual, tripod, spare camera battery, memory cards, flashlight and your curiosity and enthusiasm.
Click here for Night Time Photography handout.