Check out the new 2017 AV Festival promo video of short clips from each of the highlighted productions.
This year we have exciting productions from five countries — Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA.
Tickets are available from this website.
Our November survey of past attendees elicited many warm tributes for Denise from people familiar with her and her work. Here are some:
- “I have attended Denise’s workshops (three) and can’t recommend her enough! A brilliant teacher.”
- “One of the best.”
- “Her work is stunning.”
- “I have done all of these (topics) with Denise. She is an awesome photographer, great teacher and lovely constructive, positive teacher as well as a friend! Can I say more?”
- “She is one of the best bird photographers in the States, in my opinion.”
- “Denise is fabulous. I have no doubt any workshop she does will be professional and outstanding. I know this from experience with her. This will be a refreshing change for the better from last year’s workshops, specially the last of the day.”
- “I am very excited that you are bringing Denise. She is an amazing photographer.
- “Denise will be a great speaker. I plan to attend.”
- “I want to sign up for this one now!! Congratulations on getting her for your weekend.”
In time for Christmas — tickets for Saturday and Sunday sessions can be ordered from this website. And many people already have.
Make your sweetie’s life easier by buying them now to add to your stocking!
Based on the results of our recent survey, completed by 110 people (thank you!), we have scheduled the two clear favorites for Sunday, 9 April. The morning session will be Creating Pleasing Blurs (in-camera) while the afternoon offering will be The Art of Floral Photography (perhaps Denise’s favorite topic, right up there with Birds). These short Sunday sessions will complement the Saturday Seminar, as Denise will explain in detail how to make the gorgeous images to be seen on Saturday.
Each session costs $45, and if a ticket is purchased with one for the Saturday seminar, you will receive a discount of 10%.
Full details can be found under the tab ‘Sunday Shorts.’
Denise is currently in Iceland, braving unpredictable weather and bagging some beautiful shots of the dramatic landscapes, northern lights, and nature macros. Check it out.
Our 2017 featured guest is Denise Ippolito, an award-winning photographer based in New Jersey, best known for her bird and flower shots, but who is equally at home with landscapes and gritty urban themes.
Denise has offered several possible topics for the Sunday of the Photography Weekend. As soon as we complete our interest survey of past Weekend attendees, those and other details will be posted here.
The dates for the 2017 Annual Photography Weekend are 8-9 April.
Tickets: If you have purchased a ticket in advance for any event, bring your email confirmation with you. If you cannot find your confirmation, let us know by replying to this email and we’ll send you a replacement. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door: for the Seminar — $90, AV Festival — $15, Travel Photography (Sunday AM) — $40. The two mini-seminars later on Sunday are sold out and there are already waiting lists.
Refunds: Please note our refund policy as stated on the confirmation of your online purchase: Full refunds will be given if for any reason the seminar does not take place. Refunds will be given if requested 48 hours or more prior to the seminar date (Thursday morning), subject to a $5.00 handling charge. No refunds will be given for failure to attend for any reason.
Location: The Art Gallery of Burlington (formerly the Burlington Art Centre) is at 1333 Lakeshore Road West, not far off the QEW. Map. Saturday’s Seminar will be in the Lee Chin Family Gallery, the same as in past years.
Hours, Saturday: The Seminar will start sharp at 9:00 and run until 4:30, with breaks for coffee mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Doors to the Seminar hall will open at 8:45; doors to the AGB will open about 8:15 so you can wait inside. (But really — the screen is huge and there are no bad seats!) The AV Festival runs from 7-9 pm.
Hours & rooms, Sunday:
The Sunday mini-seminars are each 2 hours long, with half-hour breaks in between. Coffee will be available 15 minutes before the session starts.
- Travel Photography — 9:00 – 11:00 Lee Chin Family Gallery (same as Saturday)
- Landscape Photography — noon -2:00. Photography Studio
Parking: The AGB has a large parking lot where you can park all day for $12 and help out the kids’ art education programs at the same time. Parking tickets are available at the desk just inside the entrance from the parking lot; a ticket gives you in/out privileges during the day (but no guarantee of a spot after lunch, if you leave.) There is no parking charge for the evening. There are also municipal parking lots in the area.
Lunch: On Saturday, we will break for lunch from noon –1:30. New this year: a gourmet food truck will be stationed in the AGB parking lot. This is not a chip wagon; it’s definitely worth checking out, and we expect it to be in place on Sunday as well. And downtown Burlington with many food outlets is a 10-minute walk away. On both days, if you wish to bring your own lunch, there are locations within the AGB where you can eat it. There is no longer a cafe onsite.
Win a framed print: As usual, we will sell tickets for a draw to take place at the end of Saturday, with all proceeds going to Burlington’s Camelot Centre for adults with intellectual disabilities. The prize is the image below, signed and professionally framed. Tickets for the draw are $10 for one or $20 for three.
Print exhibition: the annual open exhibition of photographic prints by Latow members will be found in the Fireside lounge. Stop by during morning coffee or the lunch break.
What to bring: On both Saturday and Sunday, you do not need to bring anything except maybe a notepad. David has lots of materials online, so even note-taking is not necessary. If you do bring a device such as a tablet or laptop, we will ask that you sit near the back so as not to disturb those behind you in the dark.
Clips from the 10 highlighted shows at last year’s AV Festival
Burlington has been named the second best place to live in Canada and it’s a great place to visit as well! Check out the Tourism Burlington website or drop in to Burlington’s Visitor Information Centre to learn all about our city and what not to miss while in town.
Accommodations are available to suit every taste and budget. The Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington is within walking distance of our venue. Tourism Burlington’s Hotel Deals page lists this hotel and others offering “$20 off your stay plus $20 to play.” Tourism Burlington’s site lists other options: Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels and Campsites.
Our events are being held at the Art Gallery of Burlington. It’s the home of Latow Photographers Guild and six other guilds: Fine Arts, Handweavers/Spinners, Hooking Craft, Pottery, Fibre Arts and Sculptors/Woodcarvers. It is a truly a centre for art, supporting artists, staging exhibitions, nurturing an internationally recognized ceramic collection, and serving the community. Be sure to explore it!