Category Archives: Field Trips

Field Trip 3: Photograph the Blueberry Fields of Parrsboro (Saturday, October 19, 08:00 – 16:00)

Photograph the Blueberry Fields of Parrsboro

Meet Clarence Nowlan and members of the Focus Camera Club at the Tim Hortons’s across from the Glooscap Monument (near Parrsboro Bandstand) in Parrsboro  at 8:00 AM.

From there we will explore the blueberry fields in Parrsboro, Yorke Settlement, New Canaan, and Glasgow Mountain. We will break for lunch at the Glooscap restaurant before exploring more fields after lunch.

Remember to bring $10 to cover cost of field trip leader pre-scouting the area.
Rain date: Sunday, October 20.,-64.3249539/@45.4060835,-64.325749,19z?hl=en

Leader: Clarence Nowlan

Field Trip 2: Macro Photography, Saturday, October 12, 2019

This year’s Macro Photography Field Trip is at 3:00 pm on Saturday, 12th October. Location: the gardens around our home in the Fall River area.

Please send me an e-mail, if you are planning to come. I will send my home address and directions to you upon receiving your e-mail. This field trip will be limited to our PGNS membership only.

The weather forecast shows 14 degrees and overcast with some chances of rain. Light overcast is perfect for macro shooting, so the weather looks promising.

It’ll be an exciting afternoon, with some introduction to macro shooting, the tools, and techniques. Then we will have an acre of gardens to practice on. This includes the following different gardening styles: front yard flower garden, moss garden, rock gardens, woodland. Although the peak of the garden over, you will have a plethora of subjects for your enjoyment. We have dozens of species of plants flowering and in total you have over 450 species of plants to choose from, not to mention all those ants, bees, grasshoppers, spiders and other insects…

The image above is of the backyard, I captured it a couple of days ago. This is only part of the gardens – there are lots of plants to shoot in the front yard, in the moss garden, in the west side garden and in the woodland area as well.

Please bring your camera, macro lens, extension tubes, flash, reflector and tripod.

Although the start time is set to 3:00 pm, if you want to, you can come as early as 1:00 pm to become familiar with the plants. The introduction and a ProShow show will be at 3:00 pm, then we will keep shooting until your time, or the darkness will chase you away.

I would suggest to posting some of the images to our PGNS Flickr group (Flickr account is free). Darryl will need one or two of your images for our website gallery.

Hope to see you here!


Field Trip 1: CANCELLED
Interactive Portrait Shoot
Saturday, September 7, 2019

*** Due to hurricane Dorian this field trip has been cancelled ***

Just a reminder: The annual outdoor seminar and photo shoot

Where: The Dingle Gazebo
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rain date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bring your camera and flash unit (find out how to set the flash to manual setting)

Kids, family members and your own model(s) are welcome

Topics: Natural light direction, handling fill flash, posing the model

I have several models coming in. They are all friends of mine. They are not getting paid. I promised them all kinds of photos. So please let me have them afterwards on a flash drive at one of our meetings. I’ll load the images to a laptop from the flash drive immediately so you can have the flash drive back pronto.

Do not give me images that are so small that all you can see are big pixels. Do not put your name across the photos so as to make them unusable. Remember that the photos are really their payment. Bring in a number of photos… In the past members having taken 200 shots would pass in just 3 or 4.

Thank you in advance,