Category Archives: Field Trips

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,

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!


Macro Photography Field Trip, Saturday, October 20, 2018

As you noticed, we did move the macro field trip from the usual September date to October – the reason is simple, Maria and I were away from home most of September. So, this year’s Macro Photography Field Trip is at 3:00 pm on Saturday, 20th 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 19 degrees with partially cloudy sky. 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…

If you have not been at our place here are a few pictures. These images were taken just a few days ago: Image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7

You can see more images from our garden using these links to the albums:
Macro images 2018, Our Garden 2018, Our Garden 2017, Our Garden 2016
If you prefer viewing them in a slideshow, follow the links, then click on the full screen icon in the right bottom corner.

Here is an image 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!