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.

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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.





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 Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at info@bridgewaterphotoclub.ca.

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.