News – March 6, 2018

6 03 2018

Valarie Leduc to Speak at Bridgewater Photo Club a talk entitled “Creating a Meaningful Portrait” on March 13th at 7pm, MARC at 33 Leary Fraser Road

On March 13th at 7 pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Valarie Leduc from OhSugar Photography 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, 33 Leary Fraser Road. For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at or email us at Non members are welcome to attend, donations towards club activities are gratefully accepted.

After completing a degree in finance and working for ten years for big companies such as Bombardier, Valarie had a dream. She wanted to explore her creative side. She wanted to have more time for her family and become her own boss. So she made the decision to develop her passion for photography into a career. She got back behind the school desk (and camera), and received her degree in Commercial Photography from the respected Marsan College in Montreal in 2010. With her diploma in hand, she started her own studio in Laval, QC and gained experience with different types of photography. She explored commercial photography, weddings and children but quickly discovered a passion for Glamour photography, making people happy and confident in themselves is a real pleasure. She is now now the proud owner of Oh Sugar Photography on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, visit her web site at

Valarie’s presentation will explore why she is passionate about creating meaningful portraits and share her thinking behind her photography. She will discuss the how to’s of portrait photography, share her methods of connecting with her clients and the tools she uses to capture each client’s unique glamour. The presentation will include mature subject matter. Attendee discretion is advised.


News – April 18, 2017

18 04 2017

News – October 4, 2016

7 10 2016

Next Meeting at the M.A.R.C.

Please note that the next meeting of the Bridgewater Photographic Society will be back at the MARC building, 33 Leary-Fraser Rd., in Dayspring, October 11, at 7pm. Allen Sutherland will be presenting on photographic printing and framing. Trevor will review sizing and naming photos. We’ll show the photos from our Summer Challenge, and our recent field trip to the Truro area.
Note: The Renovations to the accessibility ramp at the front of the building will NOT be complete. Please enter the building by the ground-floor door at the back of the building (facing the pond), and use the stairs inside.

News – August 15, 2016

23 08 2016

Meeting Location for September 13th & 27th has changed to the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) Multipurpose Room (next to the Library entrance), 135 North Park Street Bridgewater.

This change is temporary while the MARC stairs and ramp are undergoing construction. Meetings will return back to the MARC in October.


Training – Introduction to Time-lapse Photography April 14, 2015

16 04 2015

Here is a PDF of the topic “Introduction to Time-lapse Photography” as presented by Trevor Awalt on April 14th, 2015. Click on the following link to download the pdf Introduction To Time-Lapse Photography v1.2 April 14-2015 Trevor Awalt

Minutes – November 25, 2014

21 01 2015

The Bridgewater Photo Club met on November 25th 2014, with 40 members in attendance.attendance.

It was announced that Charlene Lewis has published a book entitled Are You Looking For Me and will be present for a book signing November 29th Book Store. James Campbell announced that a field trip to Mahone Bay will be held on Saturday, November 27th. The Father Christmas theme will be the focus of attention as  well as a visit to Gilbert van Ryckervorsel’s art gallery.

There were two presentations. Sara Harley, club president, spoke of her involvement with the Blurb Book Publishing Company. She has used this medium to compile and sell books. The full profits from these endeavors go to support such worthwhile charities such as the South Shore Hospital’s Rose Fund and the SHAID Animal Shelter. The latter has received approximately $5000.

Sara had suggestions which are meant to get your photographs off your computers and into print. She gave tips to help members with their own publishing. She mentioned that choosing the size of the book’s format is important. This will help with your choice of photographs, your page layout, your text, etc. She further mentioned that the Blurb company facilitates a moderately easy way to promote your photographic themes.

The books can be used as gifts, as aforementioned fund raising tools or an added feature of the photographer’s hobby.

Debbie Croft, a member of the Bridgewater Photo Club since 1999, gave the second presentation. Her superb photos covered a wide gamut of photographic subjects. By converting her analog slides to digital images as well as using her photos taken with her digital cameras, she presented images that included a blend of portraits, environmental portraits, and human interest.

Debbie has a particular interest in photographing plants, flowers, creative images, and the unique­­­“images that just do their own thing”.

A slide presentation was started on the Nature Competition. The images were judges off site and presented with accompanying comments and marks. Time did not allow us to finish the complete competition. This will be continued at another meeting.

There was time for a slide presentation on the recent field trip to Blue Rocks and Stonehurst. This trip included the annual scavenger hunt.

The BPS invites all photographers to come and join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the MARC in Dayspring.

2012-2013 Program

16 08 2012

Meetings are held on alternating Tuesdays at the main building of the MARC in Dayspring. See the map for directions from exit 12 (Bridgewater).


Tuesday September 11
Welcome: Meet, Eat & Greet
Presentation: Stephen Scott Patterson: Close To Home
Preview: 30 Year Anniversary Book

Tuesday September 25
Presentation: Fred Greene: Judging & Basic Composition
Competition: Nature: 3 Digital, 1 Print

Tuesday October 9
Presentation: Sara Harley: Photographer of the Year 2011-12
Competition: Floral: 3 Digital, 1 Print
Photo Sharing: What I Did Last Summer

Tuesday October 23
Presentation: Ken Renton: Cuba, A Country Frozen in Time
Workshop: Photographing Fruits & Veggies (lightboxes)

Tuesday November 13
Presentation: Hannah Minzloff: Portraits on Portland
Competition Night: Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday November 27
Presentation: Grant Dixon: HDR & Ways To Improve Your Photography
Competition: Creative: 2 Digital, 1 Print Pictorial: 2 Digital, 1 Print
Photo Sharing: Ross Farm & Pier 21 Field Trips

Tuesday December 11
Christmas Dinner

Tuesday January 8
Club Show And Tells: Newfoundland
Competition: Photo Travel: 2 Digital, 1 Print, Human Interest: 3 Digital

Tuesday January 22
Presentation: Peter Barss: A Portrait of Lunenburg County
Competition: Portrait: 2 Digital, 1 Print,Humour: 3 Digital

Tuesday February 12
Presentation: Chris King: Outer Hebrides
Competition: Treasure Hunt
Photo Sharing: Natural History Museum Field Trip

Tuesday February 26
Presentation: Teresa Alexander-Arab: Evaluating Photos
Photo Evaluations
Competition: Urban: 2 Digital, 1 Print,
Photojournalism: 2 Digital, 1 Print

Tuesday March 12
Presentation: Wally Hayes: Photography Then & Now
Competition: Silent Essay

Tuesday March 26
Club Show And Tell
Competition: Sight and Sound Essay

Tuesday April 9
Presentation: Tuma Young & Nick Honig: Bird
Photography with Nick and Tuma
Competition: New Member: 6 Digital
Photo Sharing: Chester Field Trip

Tuesday April 23
Presentation: Nancy Rose: The Secret Life of Squirrels
Competition Night (People’s Choice): Yearbook Cover Photo
Photo Sharing: Photographer’s Choice

Tuesday May 14
Annual General Meeting
Yearbook Preview
Photo Sharing: March Field Trip & Peggy’s Cove Field Trip

Tuesday May 28
Closing Dinner and Awards