Category Archives: Webinar

Behind the Scenes – Shooting Birds
Monday, April 12, 2021, 7:30PM

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.

WebEx link is on the members only page.

MacDonald Bridge Redecking Project
& Other Photo Adventures
Monday, March 29, 2021, 7:30PM

MacDonald Bridge Redecking Project & Other Photo Adventures

Part 1 – MacDonald Bridge Redecking Project
Experience the once in a lifetime opportunity of seeing the MacDonald Bridge Redecking Project though the eyes of a photographer. It was the only the second time in history that the spans of a suspension bridge were replaced while keeping the bridge open to traffic. The photos in this presentation highlight the work and journey of the challenge starting with the first segment replacement (Oct 2015) and ending with the installation of the final segment (Feb 2017).

Part 2 – Other Photo Adventures
A brief summary of photos from a couple of trips and a few favourite photographs in a range of genres of photography.

About Lynn Ferguson:
Lynn is a multi-genre amateur photographer from Dartmouth NS who loves to be outdoors which is where the focus of her photography (Landscape, wildlife, ICM) takes place. Although always interested, she didn’t get serious about photography until joining a Photography meetup group back in late 2012. This provided the opportunity to learn from like-minded individuals and started her on the journey that she continues to this day. Lynn is always looking for opportunities to learn and grow by attending workshops, conferences, hanging out with other photographers and trying new things. She is a full-time Project Manager/Business Analyst and follows her passion of photography in her spare time.

She has had photographs published in various magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Saltscapes, Canadian Geographic Kids More! Ultimate Animals special edition and was included in the Canadian Geographic Special Collector’s Edition Best Wildlife Photography 2021. In addition, Readers Digest have published Lynn’s photographs in their publications, Our Canada magazine and More of Our Canada magazine.  Her photos have won or have been recognized in a variety of local and international photo competitions.

WebEx link available from the members only page

Legal Issues for Photographers!
Monday, March 8, 2021


Tuma Young, QC is an L’nu from Malagawatch First Nation and his band is Eskasoni First Nation. Tuma was born into the Squirrel clan for the Rabbit clan, Tuma is the spouse of Nicolaas Honig and resides in Sydney River where he teaches Mi’kmaq Studies at Cape Breton University.

Tuma is the first L’nuwisit (fluent Mi’kmaq speaking) lawyer called to the bar in Nova Scotia (2001) and the incoming President for 2021-22. Tuma has been a member of the Photographic Society of NS for over 10 years

Tuma will be presenting on “Legal Issues for Photographers!” (a general primer on Copyright, Intellectual property, consent, waivers, & insurance). This presentation is not as sexy or exciting as the latest techniques of Nick Honig’s multi flash strobe photography of coloured water droplets or Laszlo Podor’s amazing macro shots but it is very good to know this information as you go out and photograph our world. See you on March 8, 2021!

The WebEx link to Tuma’s presentation is available from the members only page.