Category Archives: Webinar

Wildlife Panoranimals
Monday, June 13, 2022 7:30 PM

Ron Pitts will be presenting his process for creating the wildlife composite art that he calls “Panoranimals”

Ron’s professional career was in computer animation – four decades of animating and directing, that began in 1980.

Ron moved to Canada midway through that timeline after Nelvana Studios, Toronto, acquired Windlight Studios, Minneapolis, a company that Ron and several colleagues had built to do long-format animation.  Nelvana produces animated series for children’s television such as Miss Spider, Care Bears, and Handy Manny.  Ron was one of the directors of the Nelvana/Disney two-time Emmy Award winning series, Rolie Polie Olie.

His wildlife photography began in 2004. Ron had moved to a home in the Ontario countryside overlooking an acre pond. The water feature attracted an inordinate amount of animals and birds – more than 70 species at one count. After a few frustrating years of seeing all the potential wildlife art that was slipping by, Ron made the leap from point and shoot to big lens photography. 

Ron travelled Canada and the US looking for wildlife photo opportunities and eventually settled in Nova Scotia after retiring in 2018.

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Beyond the Arctic Circle
Sunday, May 1, 2022 7:30 PM

Beyond the Arctic Circle by Frank Scheme

This presentation is about three trips Frank Scheme took to the Canadian Arctic a few years ago at the invitation of the Royal Canadian Navy. The photos were taken during these trips and Frank has tried to include an interesting mix, especially for anyone who has not visited our beautiful North.


Frank Scheme is a photographer originally based in Ottawa whose work has been published in Our Canada, Diplomat & International, Canadian North Airlines’ in-flight magazine Northern Flyer. His images are held in several private collections in Canada, the United States, Sweden, Peru, Brazil, Pakistan and India, to name a few.

Now enjoying retirement, he still pursues his love of photography as a freelancer and has taken on a second career as a travel writer and lecturer with a penchant for exploring the world as well as his own stomping grounds.

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Shooting Night Skies and Abandoned in Nova Scotia
Sunday, April 3, 2022 7:30 PM

Shooting Night Skies and Abandoned in Nova Scotia
By Barry Burgess

Who has not looked up at night and seen the beauty of the stars? Learn how to capture the wonder of the Night Sky with Barry Burgess. He will take you through the considerations like equipment, subject matter and location needed to plan your shoot. This presentation will share images of the majesty of the night sky as well as some abandoned buildings. 

Barry Burgess is a photographer based in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. Barry’s passion for night photography began in 1996 when he was inspired by the beautiful photos of comet Hyakutake in astronomy magazines. When Comet Hale-Bopp appeared a short time later he knew he had to try and capture its beauty. Barry found an article in the Scientific American on how to photograph the comet and build a home-made tracker. With his home-made tracker Barry captured his first successful astro-landscape and was hooked ever since. Barry’s other photographic interests include trees, waterfalls, wildlife and flowers. Barry earned a B.S.C. at Dalhousie University but is mostly a self-taught photographer who has learned over many years through experimentation and trial and error. Barry’s photographs have appeared on local TV, in Sky and Telescope, Astronomy and Sky News magazines as well as the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada calendar and Observers Handbook. When Barry is not photographing he enjoys rowing, cross-country skiing and speed skating.

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