News – January 10, 2018

16 01 2018

Raoul Manuel Schnell to Speak at Bridgewater Photo Club on January 23rd at 7pm, MARC on Leary Fraser Road

On Tuesday, January 23rd from 7-10pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Raoul Manuel Schnell as their guest speaker for the evening. The Photo Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month from September to May. Meetings are held at the MARC on Leary Fraser Road. For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at info@bridgewaterphotoclub.ca.

The world of the arts dominated Raoul Manuel Schnell’s life early, so it was no surprise that he attended the College of Art and Design in Lugano, Switzerland. There, he found his calling when he set foot into a darkroom for the first time.

Raoul Manuel Schnell specialized in still life and ran a studio with extensive custom made lighting installations in order to perfectly effectuate the play of light and shadow in a picture. He photographed the most challenging objects but then, after more than 20 years spent in a black studio it was time for a fresh start.

In 2004 his career changed radically as he moved to Canada. Instead of fully resuming his work in advertisement he began to focus on the artistic side in photography. After being used to work in colour for so long, he now found beauty in black and white photography. He rediscovered his love for food as subject matter and found a new one: people. But some things never change. Raoul Manuel Schnell’s focus on light was and still is a central part of his images but now he abandoned the studio with its elaborate technologies and uses natural light whenever possible. More of Raoul’s work can be seen on his web site at raoulmanuelschnell.com

Raoul’s talk will focus on the creation of unique and memorable portraits. He will discuss the use of black and white photography techniques and explain how to create a safe environment for subjects. He will explore the use of position, facial expression, light and shadow to tell a story in a portrait.

Advertisements




News – December 29, 2017

29 12 2017

Gary Brinton to Speak at Bridgewater Photo Club on January 9th at 7pm, MARC on Leary Fraser Road

On Tuesday, January 9th from 7-10pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Gary Brinton as their guest speaker for the evening. The Photo Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month from September to May. Meetings are held at the MARC on Leary Fraser Road. For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at info@bridgewaterphotoclub.ca.

Gary Brinton is owner and lead photographer at Brinton Photography, specializing in interior/exterior design, drone and landscape photography. Gary has worked with large clients including Bell Canada, Parks Canada and IKEA. His work has also been published in several magazine, billboards and websites such as Huffington Post, Canadian Geographic, Refined and Unilad. He has also created a short film called “The Highlands” featuring drone photography of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park which has been viewed over 2 million times.

Gary’s presentation will feature examples of his work and an overview of his methods in drone photography, film-making and landscape photography. Samples of his work can be found on his web site www.brinton photography.ca.





News – Oct 31, 2017

31 10 2017

Arthur Marshall to Give a Talk on “It’s Ok To Play” – November 14th at the Bridgewater Photo Club

On Tuesday, November 14th from 7-10 pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Arthur Marshall as their guest speaker for the evening. The Photo Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month from September to May. Meetings are held at the MARC on Leary Fraser Road. For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at info@bridgewaterphotoclub.ca.

Arthur Marshall has been taking photographs for some time, at least long enough to remember the smell of D-76 and the hours and hours spent in a dark room making prints. Having now endured hours and hours and hours of editing with Photoshop, he realizes he would rather spend his time with the camera. This and a love of abstraction help explain his current obsession with multiple exposure and other in-camera techniques. More of Arthur’s images can be seen via Arthur Marshall on Flickr.

We all want our photography to be creative, yet we all tend to fall back on what has worked in the past. Arthur will cover a number of basic options to shake up your photography and then touch on the more generalized techniques of intentional camera motion and multiple exposures.





News – Oct 21, 2017

21 10 2017

On Tuesday, October 24th from 7-10pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Mike McCarthy as their guest speaker for the evening. The Photo Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month from September to May. Meetings are held at the MARC on Leary Fraser Road. For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at info@bridgewaterphotoclub.ca.

Mike has been a photographer since he picked up his first Pentax K1000 in junior high school. Mike has covered major sporting events from the Canada Games to NASCAR races for major news outlets around the world. He is the track photographer at SCOTIA SPEEDWORLD and travels with the Maritime Pro Stock racing series as their official photographer. More information on Mike and his work can be found at mccarthyphotographic.com

Mike will discuss everything you need to know about shooting a sporting event, From preparing and packing, media credentials to staying hydrated to site access and even getting the shot. We will talk about the technical aspects and the all-important story behind the images. Our discussion will include lots of sample photos, details and discussion with room for lots of your questions as well.

 





News – October 4, 2017

4 10 2017

On Tuesday, October 10 from 7-10pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Alejandro Molina as their guest speaker for the evening. The Photo Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month from September to May. Meetings are held at the MARC on Leary Fraser Road. For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at info@bridgewaterphotoclub.ca.

Alejandro was born in Veracruz, Mexico and at the tender age of 21 he began to travel the world falling in love with nature, humanity and photography. Through his work he earned a 1-year mentorship with leading Canadian Photographer Dave Brosha and was a keynote speaker at Brooke Shaden’s Promoting Passion Convention in 2016. He is also the house photographer for Camp Laughing Child International. More information on his work can be found on his web site amolinaphoto.com.

“I run an annual event called “Land and See” that brings together some of the most talented speakers that I stumble across and a whole horde of passionate photographers who want nothing more than to be inspired. Alejandro Molina was nothing short of the event’s ‘show-stopper’. He left everyone, the experienced speakers included, breathless, and a collective chill went across the audience every time he took the stage.” – Dave Brosha

Alejandro’s talk will be a narrative experience in his quest to find his voice as a photographer. It will be a conversation about the integration of the self and our body of work. He will also give a technical explanation on the execution of his ongoing portrait series and discuss his work at Camp Laughing Child, a therapeutic adventure camp for children living with HIV/Aids.





News – September 18, 2017

18 09 2017

Wally Hayes to Give a Talk on Audio-Visual Presentations – September 26th at the Bridgewater Photo Club

On Tuesday, September 26 from 7-10 pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Wally Hayes as their guest speaker for the evening. The Photo Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month from September to May. Meetings are held at the MARC on Leary Fraser Road. For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at info@bridgewaterphotoclub.ca

Wally Hayes’ career has spanned more than 60 years; initially as a news photographer but for the last 25 years as photographer for Nova Scotia Tourism during which his time he produced more than half a million images of the province, both on film and digitally. Part of his work with NS Tourism involved producing audio-visual presentations that he presented around the world. His largest show was in Halifax for 2,500 tourism industry people from around the world and featured 21 slide projectors, 15 screens and more than 50 live performers. In his retirement he has turned his attention toward teaching and lecturing to share his photographic and audio-visual skills. For more information on Wally and his work visit his web site wallyhayes.smugmug.com

Wally’s presentation will focus on the art of the audio-visual presentation and will share some tricks of the trade for combining pictures and music to create entertaining and informative presentations. He will share tools and resources that will help people of all ranges of ability explore what’s possible in today’s digital age.

Dartmouth photographer Wally Hayes provided a 75-foot wide backdrop of imagery for a promotion at the Halifax Trade & Convention Centre by GoGold Resources Inc., a Halifax based gold mining company with extensive operations in Mexico.

 

The musical audiovisual show Cape Breton Smile is performed at a converted church in Sydney were it played for several days following a series of performances in Baddeck throughout the summer and early fall of 2014. The performers from left to right are: Bob Quinn, Stewart MacNeil, Jennifer Quinn, Kevin Evans, Lucy MacNeil and Boyd MacNeil. The two-hour show was produced by Bob Quinn who wrote all the original music and performed on keyboard. The MacNeils are part of the Barra MacNeil family and Kevin Evans on one half of the Irish pair of Evans & Doherty. Jennifer Quinn, Bob’s wife, has performed world wide in many Nova Scotia Tourism promotions as have all the other musicians on stage. The entire musical production was set again a 48-foot-wide backdrop of images, the product of Halifax-area photographer Wally Hayes.





News – September 12, 2017

18 09 2017

At the September 12, 2017 meeting Trevor Awalt talked about how to rename and resize photo for competitions. This also applies to submitting photos for Field trip and Photo sharing slide shows. The PDF from the presentation can be downloaded at the following link Resizing and Naming Photos For Competition v2 by Trevor Awalt . If you have any questions please drop over to our Photo Club Facebook (closed) Group and ask Trevor your questions.