Photo Walk: Wildlife & Nature with Keith Manser

Join this SPARK Photo Festival Event to hone your wildlife and nature photography skills with fellow nature and photography enthusiasts!

Date: Thursday, April 25

5:30 pm to 7 pm

Within the City of Peterborough
(location revealed only to registered attendees)

How much: Free! But space is very limited!
See below for registration instructions

What's a Photo Walk?

This group event will take you on an exploration of a nature trail in the City of Peterborough to explore, experience and capture photos under the guidance of  photographer and naturalist, Keith Manser. Learn new photography skills to enhance your nature experiences through your viewfinder. This photo walk will be a casual, hands-on format where participants can ask questions as they explore and experience nature, and hopefully some wildlife (if the wildlife participates!).

This walk will be on groomed, but not paved, trails with moderate physical activity. Participants must be prepared and capable of a 1-1/2 hour walk.

This SPARK Photo Festival Event is free to attend.
Advance registration is required. Click the blue button below to register

- Exact meeting location will only be revealed to registered attendees.
- In the case of severe weather being forecasted, we will reschedule, making the decision on Wednesday, April 24th.
- If the spaces fill up, we will add another date!

While we walk, Keith will cover topics such as:

  • The ethics of nature photography: how to respect wildlife while still getting "the shot";
  • What to look for and where!;
  • Managing light conditions on the trail;
  • Two methods of discovery.

About our guide:

Keith Manser immigrated to Canada in 1968. From the moment of his arrival, he has had a love affair with Canadian landscapes, nature and wilderness. Being a Fish and Wildlife Technician, an avid outdoorsman and a photographer, provides Keith with the tools and insights to find his wildlife and landscape subjects. To quote Keith, “Sitting in a blind, listening to the sounds of nature and watching for that magical moment when I can capture an intimate image, is my heaven”.
See more of Keith's spectacular captures on Instagram @keithmanserphotography and below!

Keith was one of the participants of the 2023 Light the SPARK Emerging Artists; Click to read more about Keith and his 2023 photography exhibit.

Gear you'll need to bring:

  • camera gear (cell phone camera is just fine!)
  • binoculars or scope
  • tripod (optional)
  • wear sturdy hiking shoes, hat and mosquito repellent/gear
  • water
  • snacks

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email from within 48 hours.
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The SPARK Photo Festival is an incorporated not-for-profit organization. Thank you to our funders, sponsors, patrons, supporting partners and volunteers for bringing events like these to the community.