There’s no app for a good eye

You can buy the latest gear and software but it won’t help you to become a great photographer without skill and experience. Join the Photo Guild where you can learn the skills you need.

Benefits of Photo Guild Membership

  • Seminars to learn new skills in digital photography.
  • Field trips to socialize with other photographers and learn more about shooting on location.
  • Workshops to develop hands-on skills.
  • Compete in local, national and international competitions to compare and improve your skills.
  • Discounts at Henrys for accessories. (Some restrictions apply.)
  • Discounts at Alantic Photo Supply for film processing(15%), accessories and film(10%). (Some restrictions apply.)
  • Bluenose Focus newsletter.
  • Send and receive group emails.

How To Become a Member

Membership is open to anyone 16 years or older interested in the art of photography. Please visit us at one of our meetings – we will be happy to answer all of your questions.

New membership starts from September 1. Members receive the Bluenose Focus (newsletter of the Guild), notices of all meetings, field trips and special programs. Only members in good standing can take part in our regular photography competitions. The annual fees are as follows:

Individual membership   Cdn $45.00
Individual and Spouse    Cdn $50.00
Senior membership        Cdn $40.00 (age 65 and older)
Full Time Student            Cdn $22.50

Membership Type

You can also join at any meeting of the Guild. Print out the membership application form and bring it with you.

Application Form

Download Member Application (Not required with Paypal.)


To help defray costs anyone can donate any amount at any time. With your permission your name will be listed below.

PGNS Donors:
Darryl Robertson
Laszlo Podor

CAPA & PSA membership information

The PGNS is a club member of the Canadian Association of Photographic Arts (CAPA), and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). PGNS members can compete in all inter-club CAPA and PSA competitions organized by the Guild. Photographers should also consider individual membership with CAPA or PSA.

Established in 1997 by a merger of the National Association for Photographic Art (founded in 1968) and the Colour Photographic Association of Canada, CAPA is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting the advancement of photography as an art form in Canada. CAPA publishes the quarterly magazine Canadian Camera, organizes national competitions, seminars and exhibitions, and sponsors Camera Canada College, held annually in various centres across Canada.

CAPA membership benefits include instructional slide sets, evaluation devices, individual competitions, Canadian Camera magazine, and Camera Canada College.

Membership benefits, information and individual application forms can be obtained from CAPA and PSA Web sites, or from Guild representatives:

Joyce Chew – CAPA
Viki Gaul – PSA