I have been practicing photography for around twelve years, and I wanted to redirect my ‘visual culture’ to the context I am in, but it is not always easy to change focus.

Last year I bought my first real camera; a lightly-used digital SLR. For years I had heard terms like ‘exposure’ and the ever-mysterious ‘f-stop,’ but they remained abstract concepts—the secret language used by photographers to work their magic.

Event Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Come on down to Fernie Distillers for a fun-filled festive evening of fotos and fantastic cocktails.

Bring your co-workers, friends, or family, and have birr agency and Kyle Hamilton Photography make a portrait you'll want to share far and wide. Images will be delivered on the spot, all we request is a donation for our fund raising efforts to support the @FernieFoodBank this holiday season.

They'll have a few props and other accroutrements for the photos, but, feel free to bring your own flair!

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Still shooting in auto-mode? In 3 hours any beginner can get off auto-mode using fun and simple techniques and with a handful of camera features.

• 5 Camera features your Camera wished you knew!
• The 3 underappreciated skills in the digital age.
• Basic portraits
• Night photography (Auroras, fireworks etc)
• Effective compositions
• Slow shutter speeds (Waterfalls)
• Action shots
• What kind of images sell
• Bokeh effect
• Painting with light

Born to Adventure

Mini Adventures. Mighty Adventures. They all deserve to be remembered!

Born to Adventure is a business inspired by the idea that beautiful memories need more than a smartphone selfie, or an out of focus shot snapped by your six-year-old, your husband or a well-meaning stranger! We all want creative and spontaneous photos without getting caught up trying to get the perfect image.

Her journey of becoming a filmmaker really began in Fernie. She moved to this mountain town after a season raft guiding on the Ottawa River. Her boyfriend at the time was a photographer and had set up a contract at the ski hill shooting video and taking photos in exchange for ski passes. He handed her a camera… and so began her career as a photographer.

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Creative Photography For Beginners

Still Shooting In Auto Mode? This class is based on everything I wish I had learned in 2003 when I got my first digital camera. It’s not a comprehensive class, it’s all about learning a few simple, yet effective features on your camera & some key concepts to get you off Auto Mode right away.

This is definitely not your typical photography class!
Beginners do not need to learn everything at first, just the skills that will apply to 90% of your photos. From here, experience and excitement will take you to the next level.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Feb 02 2019.
Friday, February 1, 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019

This has been sitting staring at Kyle for too long... time to get some new work shot!

Mark your calendars Fernie:
Feb 1-2 9am-6pm Volume 2 sittings

And... by popular demand...

Feb 22-23 9am-6pm
Special details to come, must register with Fernie Pets or BARKSiDE Fernie.

With each audio/visual experiment he learns more about the process, about himself, and the world around him.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

Fernie Pets Society presents the 2nd Annual Santa Pet Photos fundraiser at Canadian Tire! Raising funds for the Railyard Dog Park and the Elk Valley Spay and Neuter Incentive Program - SNIP.

Photo sessions will take place one at a time in the waiting room of the automotive area, allowing us to separate the entrance & the exit, and avoiding distractions in between pets. Please enter through the doors by the Mark's Work Wearhouse. Keep your pet secured on a leash or in a carrier and ensure that your dog has relieved him/herself before entering.