Finding Newfoundland – by Curtis Jones
Growing up in Newfoundland I took for granted the natural beauty and wonder of my every day. Surrounded by a culture of storytelling born from landscapes that inspired fable and lore, I left home in my early twenties hoping to create my own stories of adventure. After more than a decade of exploring every corner of this spinning globe I now find myself longing to document and share the beauty of my own province and its people. This talk will be a tribute to those spaces, faces and places that I had to leave to find again.
Curtis Jones is a landscape, commercial, adventure photographer and writer/educator from Newfoundland and Labrador. A collector of interesting stories and a seasoned photography guide, Curtis leads photography workshops in Greenland, Antarctica, Mongolia, and Newfoundland and Labrador – sharing his appreciation for adventure, coffee, and solid punchlines with others. Website.
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A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words – by Kas Stone
We all know the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Words and images are two different ways of telling stories and expressing our feelings about a subject. One appeals visually, the other linguistically, to different areas of our brains to get their message across. However when words and images are used effectively together – pairing a compelling photograph with a clever title or interesting backstory – their impact can be truly inspiring.
In this thought-provoking presentation, photographer and author Kas Stone explores the controversial connection between words and images. She will also offer some tips and exercises to help you create effective titles for your images.
About Kas Stone:
Kas Stone is a full-time photographic artist based in Guysborough County NS, where she is inspired by the remote coastal scenery and moody weather right outside her door. Kas has a long history of teaching and writing about photography, with feature articles and images published in Canadian and British magazines. Her most recent book is called Pictures vs Words: A Photographer’s Approach to Titles and Other Useful Text. Learn more at www.kasstone.ca .
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Behind the Scenes – Shooting Birds by Gail Bisson
Gail will show some of her images and tells the stories about how she made them, including research, travel, hides and settings.
About Gail Bisson:
Gail is a self-taught bird photographer who began photographing birds in 2011.Her passion for birds started after a trip to Tanzania in 2011. She photographed a lilac-breasted roller with her point and shoot camera and loved the results. This was her “spark” bird. Upon her return to Nova Scotia, she googled “bird photography” and joyfully jumped into the rabbit hole. This hobby/passion has translated into wonderful trips to remote countries, wonderful new friends and a desire for conserving natural habitats for birds. She supports the Nature Trust of Nova Scotia and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Gail has taken images that made the finals in the BBC Wildlife Contest and Nature’s Best as well as several images that placed in Audubon’s Top 100 . 2020 was a breakthrough year for her. She won the Audubon Photography Award (Amateur division) , the BPOTY (Bird Photographer of the Year) “Inspirational Encounters” category and the Inaugural KingBirder Contest “Everybody Duck” as well as a second place in the Kingbirder “Mellow Yellow” contest. She was also a finalist in the Birdwatching Magazine “Color of Birds” contest and the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Her image of a reddish egret was featured on the “Ellen Show” during a piece on the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
She is now a judge for WildArtPOTY, BirdLife Australia Photography Awards and the Kingbirder judging panel.
See more of Gail’s images on her website: Gail Bisson Photography.
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