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Posted: August 3, 2016

Rose-tinted Glasses come to Kimberley Kaleidoscope

By Mike Redfern

On Monday evening, August 8, world-travelling photographer Edward Butterworth will entertain the audience in the Theatre at Centre 64 with his magnificent images of ‘Historic Mexico through Rose-tinted Glasses.’

Kimberley KaleidoscopeThen, on Tuesday afternoon, August 9, as part of Kimberley Kaleidoscope, he will offer a workshop in Studio 64 in which he will help participants to put on those rose-tinted glasses to enhance their own photographs.

Edward Butterworth is not a name widely known in the B.C. Interior as he lives in Victoria, where his pictures have been widely shown. In 1972 a young Edward loaded up a Pentax SLR with three lenses and 10 rolls of Kodachrome and took off for Asia for five months, which he then followed by two world tours similarly weighed down. Photography used to be a cumbersome business! Now he travels with a pocket-sized digital ‘point and shoot’ which, he asserts, takes better pictures and stores over 1,000 of them. On Monday evening he will present images of Mexico’s pre-Columbian ruins, photos of the streets and buildings of St. Miquel, the squares and fountains of Guanajuato, and Diego Rivera’s murals in Mexico City, all modified and enhanced using Photoshop.

Poster PhotographyPresentationIn Tuesday’s hands-on, how-to workshop he will show participants how to take and make evocative photographs, treating photography as an art form. Participants will explore composition, quality of light, contrast, focal point and other elements and learn strategies for modifying and enhancing their photographs. The workshop will include a walkabout, taking a variety of photos, followed by exploration of enhancement techniques using Photoshop and other cheaper modification programs.

Historic Mexico through Rose-tinted Glasses will be shown at Centre 64 at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 8. Admission is by donation.

The ‘Put on those Rose-tinted Glasses’ workshop on Tuesday, August 9, runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Centre 64. Registration is $25 adults, $20 youth 18 and under, maximum 15 participants. Call 250-427-4919 or email [email protected] to register.

Following Tuesday afternoon’s photography workshop, Studio 64 will be readied for Tuesday evening’s festival offering, the DaVINci paint night, which will see the 25 participants making their own version of a popular painting, led by Kimberley artist, Lori Joe, while they enjoy a glass or two of wine.

This all starts at 7 p.m. However, this ‘paint-and-sip’ event was so popular last year that it has already sold out for this year.

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