Telling a story with your images – Monday, October 16, 2017

Telling a story with your images – the art of creating an essay.

We’ve all done it.

Gone on a trip of a lifetime, photographed a particular event (ie. wedding, sports meet) or documented a hobby (ie. gardening). Inevitably, your friends/family ask: “Where are your images? Can we see them?”

So you have hundreds if not thousands of images. Surely they want to see all of them…
Well, perhaps not. Those of us who shot slides, can remember back to the days of the dreaded family gatherings when the photographer (insert relative’s name here) showed slide after slide of every minute detail of their trip. On monday evening, I will discuss how one can create an essay to tell a story with one’s images. We will talk about some common pitfalls to avoid and techniques you may want to try. As well, I will walk you through a brief demo of Proshow.

Darryl Robertson will also be giving a brief demo of FotoMagico (the Mac equivalent of Proshow).

See you all Monday night!

Joyce Chew

Field Trip 3: Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area (Provincial Crown land)
Susie’s Lake Trail – Huckleberry Bush Shoot:
Saturday Oct 7. Rain date – Sunday Oct 8. Time 10:00 to app.12:30.

Color: The timing should be right for the huckleberries and blueberries leaves to be beautifully red. The trail can be rough walking in a few places, about 30-45 minutes in. Our destination is a beautiful high rock outcropping called Flagpole Hill at Susie’s lake that has a great view. Wear hiking boots or watertight boots if there has been a heavy rain previous to that date. The trail is rugged in places; there are a couple of ridges, and a steep climb to get up on the big rock for the view of Susie’s Lake from Flagpole Hill.

Meet in the parking lot at Kent Building Supply in Bayer’s Lake Business Park. Drive to the right side of Kent Building Supplies close to the outside lumber/stone storage yard to meet with Bob and Wendy.

Bob McDonald will describe the trail and what they expect to find and when you arrive at Susie’s Lake. He will further describe the area in some detail.

Bob and Wendy would much appreciate copies of some of your images which may be uploaded to the “Halifax North West Trails” Facebook page to illustrate this new park area. Any images so used will be fully credited. If you are interested, images can be sent to

Don’t forget to bring a field trip waiver.

Leaders: Bob and Wendy McDonald (902-443-5051).

Seminar 1

Monday evening was a real treat for the eyes….
Peter Zwicker did a wonderful job presenting his images in a program he created called “My Journey-How Photography Saved me From Myself”.

It was both educational, and fun…followed by Guild Goodies supplied by Dean Hirtle.
Thank You to all who attended the presentation….Some of the folks that joined us are pictured in the photos above…

Viki Gaul