News – January 1, 2016

7 01 2016

All the best to you and yours for 2016! January will be a busy club month; let’s all hope for reasonable weather.

Saturday, Jan 2nd: The November field trip seems like a distant memory already. Have you sent in your pics? Please send your 1024×768 jpegs them to BPSEntries@gmail.com, with filenames of LunenburgFT1_FirstnameLastname, etc.

Saturday, Jan 9, 7pm: Deadline for digital entries for the Still Life competition. Please send one digital image to BPSEntries@gmail.com. Maximum size is 1024 pixels wide, and 768 pixels tall. Filename should be SL_Image Title_Firstname Lastname. The definition for Still Life is as follows:

A still life photo captures an inanimate subject or small grouping. A still life is typically a deliberate and artificial arrangement by the photographer, but it may also be an exploration of a “found” arrangement.

Composition, lighting background and photographic technique are key to a successful still life.

Tuesday, January 12 (Club Meeting): Photographer Viki Gaul, a multiple-time winner of Photographer of the Year at the Photo Guild of Nova Scotia, Viki will walk us through some of her award-winning images.

Saturday, January 16: Field Trip to Western Head and the Crosby Garden Centre (for the statues, not the flowers). Details to follow.

Saturday, January 23, 7pm: Deadline for the second part of the Still Life competition — prints. Please submit your (1) print title to KarenPHerrick@Hotmail.com. If you can, please attach a digital copy of the print with filename SLP_Print Title_Firstname Lastname.

Tuesday, January 26 (Club Meeting): Our OWN Photographer of the Year (2014-2015), Karen, is hard at work on her presentation. The Still Life prints will be judged and the digital image scores will be revealed.

Saturday, January 30: Deadline for images from the Jan. 16 Field trip to Western Head and Crosby Garden Centre. More details closer to the deadline.

SABLE ISLAND EXCURSION: Well I’ve got more information from Richard and Sara and Elizabeth K. It would seem that one needs very deep pockets, patience, time flexibility, and determination to even entertain the thought. Here’s a link to more info: Visiting Sable Island

John Burnett
President

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