Seminar 4: Iceland: Light and Darkness in Nature

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Iceland: Light and Darkness in Nature by Peter Barss

Peter Barss is a free lance photographer, writer, and editor. His clients have included Communications Nova Scotia, Bluesletter (the publication of the East Coast Blues Society), CBC Radio, Great Atlantic Events, and various East Coast musicians including Dutch Mason, Garrett Mason, Mark Green, Shirley Jackson, Joe Murphy, Theresa Malenfant and Mary Knickle.

Perter had done the photography and design for CD covers, posters and other publicity material, and created images for the web sites for many of his clients.

Peter has also done commercial photo shoots for a number of publications including Maclean’s Magazine, Muzik, and Hearth and Home Magazine. He did the photography for books by Val Hearder, Laurie Swim (both internationally known quilters), Dawn MacNutt (sculptor), the Yarmouth Arts Regional Council, and others.

His work for books and magazines has included shots of newsmakers, pictures of artists at work, photographic documentation of works of art and crafts, and interior and exterior architectural photography.

Peter has produced two books: Images of Lunenburg County, published by McClelland & Stewart and Older Ways, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold. Both books combined his photography with interviews that he conducted and edited. He also had several one man shows of his photography that were funded and toured by the National Museums Programme and by the National Film Board. Peter’s work was also selected to be included in many group shows. His images have been purchased by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the National Film Board, and by private collectors.

Perter is currently interested in landscape photography that shows the relationship between mankind and Nature.

Show and Tell, Mini-Seminar, Sunday, November 4, 2018

We’ve all seen some wonderful photos that have come from cell phones…and we’ve all seen some bad ones as well….

I wanted to figure out how to make better quality images with my phone, and set about with the help from PSA friends, tutorials, etc., to find out how. I would like to share some of the things I discovered along the way….

So if you want to know some of the features of your phone camera and learn something about Camera Apps and Photo Apps, that’s what I will be sharing…

Hope you can join us on Sunday evening for the seminar…Oh…and there will be snacks !!!

SHOW AND TELL…Bring with you a flash drive with some images you’d like to share and talk about (from any camera)….time limit per person 5 minutes! (See the PGNS Schedule)

See you there!

Photographing Eastern Shore, Sunday, November 4, 2018 *** Cancelled ***

Due to the weather and low participation, the Clam Harbour Beach field trip has been cancelled.

Photographing Eastern Shore [ Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park ]

Meeting place: Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. at TIM HORTON’S parking lot, 84 Main St. Dartmouth, N.S. Release forms to be signed there.

Departure from Tim Horton’s at 8:00 a.m. sharp and go directly to Clam Harbour Provincial Park as low tide is at 11:43 a.m.

For those wishing to go directly to Clam Harbour Beach:
Take Highway 7, turn off at Beach Hill Road… this will take about 45 minutes.
There is plenty of parking on the road before the gate as well as in the parking lot inside the Park. For those wishing to take a light lunch there are picnic tables available.

As usual, take appropriate clothing (windbreakers and hat and gloves). Forecast is a cool day, and it’s often windy on the Eastern shore.

Please send Eugene an email if you plan on attending.

See you there!