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 or email us at

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

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.

News – September 7, 2017

7 09 2017

We will be having our first club meeting for the 2017-2018 season next Tues night, Sept 12th.
The offical meeting start time is 7:15 and will last for approx 2 – 2 1/2 hrs. (For the new folks, our meetings take place in the MARC program building located at 33 Leary Fraser Rd. in Dayspring.)

It is shaping up to be an exciting year. The program committee has put together an impressive lineup of guest speakers, “share” sessions and competitions. The field committee has some great field trips planned as well.
The agenda for Tues night is will be
– Welcome back members, visitor greeting

– intro new executive, committees

– program overview – Peter
– field trip overview – Kathryn, Charlene

current project updates – Desbrisay exhibit, grants for new projector
Mini presentation – resizing and renaming images – Trevor
Slide shows – field trips (Oakland Farm Zoo, Doors Open, Halifax), summer share (specific themes)
Guest speaker – Peter Zwicker – “How Photography has saved me from Myself”
note: we will have a break at the midpoint – coffee/tea, packaged nibblies – price is by donation

an optional 50/50 draw is held each meeting – a toonie for a ticket or 3 for $5. Winner gets half of the “take”.

Don’t forget to bring your money for registration. This provides a full year’s membership and also accesses some discounts at a couple of camera/photo/framing outlets.
For those checking us out, the first night is on us. No commitment required.
Marg Campbell, our treasurer, will be available before the meeting and during the break to sign you up.
individual – $35

couples – $50

full time students – $20

See you Tues night!
Gary – BPS new Prez

P.S. – Hey, bring a friend to see what it is all about. The most enjoyable, relaxed and friendly venue on the South Shore for anyone with an interest in photography – I mean anyone – rank amateur to professional, we have them all.

News – Meeting September 12, 2017

2 09 2017

Peter Zwicker to Speak at Bridgewater Photo Club on Septebmer 12th at 7pm, MARC on Leary Fraser Road

On Tuesday, September 12 from 7-10pm the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Peter Zwicker 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 or email us at

Peter Zwicker has loved photography all his life but the demands of day-to-day life kept him away from pursuing his dream of being a photographer full time.  After retiring he was able to jump into his studies full time taking workshops and courses with Dave Brosha and Eric Boutilier Brown to hone his craft.  He has since become an accredited professional photographer with the Professional Photographers of Canada and is a member of both the Canadian Association of Photographic Art and Visual Arts Nova Scotia.  He gives back to the photographic community through his volunteer work on the board of Professional Photographers of Canada and in the community of Lunenburg where he makes his home.

Peter’s presentation is entitled “How Photography has Saved me from Myself”.   It will combine technical tips and tricks learned in his long term study of the craft and from lessons he has learned in the field with insights on how photography has enriched his personal life and community life.


News – June 21, 2017

21 06 2017

News – September 16, 2016

19 10 2016
This very short essay appeared in the quarterly journal, “Photograph”. This is exactly how I feel about my photography. I could not have said it better. We make photographs and present the final image though our artistic talents!
John Burnett, President


I am a photographer. I make photographs. I do not take them, shoot them, capture them or snap them.

I do what I do to see the world differently and to show others what I see and feel. And yes, it really did look like that when seen through my eyes, mind and heart.
The tools of my craft are a camera and lens but the tools of my art are my passion and vision, film or digital. It’s not how we make our photographs that matters, but that we make them.
The gear I have is good enough. My camera doesn’t need to be made recently for me to photograph the present moment. The brand of my camera is irrelevant to the pursuit of beauty and authenticity in my work.
Megapixels are no way to measure a photograph. I want deeper photographs, honest photographs that are alive, not merely really big or really sharp.
I hope the legacy I create with my work will be judged not by how many photographs I made in this lifetime, but what those few magic frames do in the hearts and minds of others.
Comparing myself to others, or them to me, is a waste of my creative efforts and makes it harder to see the light, chase the wonder, and do my work. There is too much to see and create to waste these too-few moments. Art is not a competition, but a gift.
I believe photographs can change the world because they have done so for me. I believe photography opens my eyes to a deeper life, one that recognizes moments and lives them deeper for being present in them.
To be an amateur means to be a lover; professional or not, I want to do this for the rest of my life as an amateur.

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.