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Lila Donavan - May 23rd, 2024

New Zealand, the good, the bad and the unbelievable

Lila’s presentation is called "New Zealand, the good, the bad and the unbelievable": The art of creating images under challenging circumstances.


Lila's photography and writing reflect her life long interest in nature, environmental consciousness, eco feminism, karma and ancestors along with beauty and mysticism. Lila loves the freedom of creating in many styles and her portfolio features landscapes, abstracts, ICM, portraits and composites. She has been a member of The Focus Camera Club for 10 years. 

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Gordon MacDonald - May 9th, 2024


Gordon’s presentation is cleverly designed not reveal any great secrets about photography, but rather more importantly to get people to think about WHY we are doing this. His approach will be to present some of his photos and try to explain why each one was taken and in some cases how they could have been better if he had thought about the “why,” before clicking the shutter.

Although Gordon got his first camera over 60 years ago, he didn't do a lot of photography until the early 2000s. He joined the PEI Photo Club in 2004 and was an active member until moving to New Brunswick in 2019.  Now splitting his time between Riverview (summer) and Sebring FL (winter). Since retiring 10 years ago he has had time to experiment with photography.  Gordon likes to try different things.


Pierre Gautreau - March 28th, 2024

Portrait Photography and Cosplay

The meeting will highlight Focus Camera Club member Pierre Gautreau’s presentation on his work with models and cosplayers. These are found here: Through these photos, he will be exploring aspects of portrait photos. 

•Shooting In different locations (e.g., studio, on location – urban, rural, in nature, beach) 

•Sensual photos (e.g., glamour, pin-up, boudoir) 

•Cosplay (e.g., comic book and movie characters, zombies, mermaids) 

•Art nude and body art (e.g., paint, tape, gels, projections) 

•Theme-based shoots (e.g., holidays, make-up, vehicles, dance, musical instruments, fitness).


Pierre was bitten by the photography bug when he was just in high school. Through the years, in addition to taking photos of friends and family at events, his interest was focused on tourist sites and architectural photos. The arrival of digital photography renewed Pierre’s interest in photography. Fourteen years ago, Pierre attended a studio photography workshop that started his interest in portrait photography. Since then, he has participated in nearly 200 “people” photoshoots.

All Pierre’s public photos covering all genres can be found on Flickr:


Kaisa Sirén - March 14th, 2024

Visualizing the Unseen

Kaisa Sirén is a photographic artist who makes her soul landscape visible with Intentional Camera Movement using northern sceneries of Finland as the backdrop. She focuses on themes related to the seasons of Lapland, and the sensitivity of nature. Kaisa has worked more than 20 years as a photojournalist and has extensive experience in storytelling.

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Sheldon Bole - January 11, 2024

AI Generative Image

Over the past six years, Sheldon has been the CAPA’s Director of Competitions and being responsible for the development and maintaining competition standards to ensure fairness and transparency.

He is also an active member on the international Four Nations Inter-Society Photography Committee 

In his role as the Director of Competitions, he has successfully managed approximately 80 national and zone photo competitions, as well as two international competitions.

His Competition team consists of four key assistants and three additional individuals on  his CAPA AI Committee.

Sheldon brings to the position 37 years of computer technical expertise.


Darren Mackinnon - September 28, 2023


I enjoy mostly a point and shoot approach.  In doing so, I strive to mainly document things around me.  Whether it be a family gathering, a walk in the woods, visiting a new city, an object I stumbled upon, or a concert.  I only occasionally set up photos… usually out of boredom, or exceptionally when I have an idea for a theme.  Travel is often the nudging element behind a lot of my photos, and while on vacation, I once again find myself mostly pointing and shooting. 


I have been taking photos since I was in grade school. And I can say for the most part, my motivation has remained the same.  Documentation.  I drag my camera around most of the time, not wanting to be confronted with an interesting scene that I will not be able to capture. 


When taking photos, I focus on subject and composition.  I rarely get into technical aspects of the process, other than perhaps controlling the shutter speed.  As a matter of fact, I can say that I know very little about the technical elements of my camera.   They are numerous and I use but a sliver. 


Chris Ogonek - September 22, 2022

Macro Photography

Chris Ogonek has been with Nikon Canada for over 12 years and is currently the Product & Training Manager. He has extensive knowledge in many branches of photography, from sports to landscapes to macro photography. Helping to remove the mystery of the technical aspects of photography is what he loves doing, whether it’s with budding photographers who are pushing themselves to learn more, or pro photographers who want to know the latest tech that’s available.


Dan MacDonald - October 13th, 2022

Digital Asset Management

Dan MacDonald is a landscape photographer and photography instructor from Moncton, New Brunswick. Self-taught, he started with film in 1990 before switching to digital in 2006. Like many beginners, he dabbled in several genres as he tried to find his footing. Thanks to his children and their activities, he discovered a niche in sports action and dance photography. For over a decade, Dan photographed sports at various levels from youth to elite, photographed recitals for two of Moncton's youth dance companies, and provided sports and editorial services to media and government. He has also taught introductory photography, in both classroom and one-on-one settings, since 2011.

Dan was the 2015 Port Bickerton Lighthouse artist-in-residence. The residency provided the opportunity to dedicate two full weeks to landscape photography as well as a personal project on lobster fishing. That same year, he was awarded a creation grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board, which allowed him to further develop his landscape work. Since 2007, he has had several prints accepted into juried exhibitions in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.

Dan's current work concentrates on rural and coastal landscapes within the Maritime provinces.

Dan lives in Moncton, where he continues to work, teach, and hone both his craft and his vision.


Robert Fisher - November 10th, 2022

Street Photography

Fisher has been a photographer for nearly 25 years and has been practicing street photography for over 20 of those. At his core, Fisher is a storyteller. Whether it is through a single image, a series of images, or his documentary films, Fisher wants to tell stories that, he hopes, will engage the viewer. With his street photography, Fisher tries to show the interesting in the mundane of everyday. Sometimes there will be humour. Sometimes the subject-matter will be very serious. Sometimes a photo will piss people off. Sometimes a picture will bring back a memory. In all these cases an emotion will be evoked in the viewer. That is the key. Fisher's objective is to try to make photos that matter. Fisher is an award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and is a three-time CONTACT exhibitor. He is also the author of four books on photography, three through publishing houses and one self-published. He currently works as a reporter for The St. Croix Courier in St. Stephen


Drew Gilbert - January 26th, 2023


Drew Gilbert is a photographer and videographer who lives in Taymouth, New Brunswick. Drew works as an instructor at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton NB and is the Studio Head of the Photography/Videography Diploma Program. Drews artistic interests include pinhole photography and camera obscuras, cinematography, videography, exhibition and curatorial work as well as documentary storytelling.

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Sylvie Mazerolle - Febuary 9th, 2023


Sylvie is a professional photographer with over 15 years experience as a visual artist. Eight of those were spent as a professional makeup artist in Toronto’s film and fashion industry. Now you can find her on the other side of the lens in Dieppe, NB. Her approach to photography focuses on using natural light along with trusting in not just what she sees, but how she sees it. She rely not only on her past experience in colour combining and story telling but also on her intuition. The results of that combination produces rich elegant images that evoke emotions. Travel, portraits and food photography are her subjects of choice. Life moves so fast these days, photography is the only thing that actually freezes time. Beauty is everywhere. Take a minute, slow down and really see it, taste it and get to know it. 


Jason Bowie - Febuary 23rd, 2023

Portrait Photography

Jason Bowie, a Professional Photographer based in Riverview, is dedicated to his craft. As an active member of the Professional Photographers of Canada, Jason has achieved accreditation in Sports and Portrait photography. He is a well-recognized figure in the industry and has won numerous regional and national awards in Commercial Photography. With an unwavering passion for capturing the perfect shot, Jason is a master of light and expert at connecting with people. His commitment to his clients and his art is evident in the stunning photographs he produces. Whether it's a professional portrait or a high-energy sports action shot, Jason's work is a true testament to his talent and dedication to his craft.


Daniel St Louis - March 23rd, 2023

Moncton Photographer

New-Brunswick-based full-time photographer and part-time adventurer, Daniel brings to the table a wealth and breadth of knowledge, with a spark of energy all his own. Daniel’s expertise and vision shines through in the creation of his concepts and the moments he captures.

An expert in lighting design, Daniel’s ability to develop a brand, tell a story, and illustrate a feeling through the lens of his camera is matched only by his technical savvy.

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Art Project 

Comment utiliser la photographie pour créer un projet d’art, processus de création du début à la fin?

« Étrange janvier insulaire» is the result of an artist residency that I performed in the village of Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphael, in January 2018. I stayed in the small community of Lamèque for two weeks, in the heart of the off-season, to collect everyday images. 





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Mark Hemmings - THURSDAY, September 23rd, 2021

Mark Hemmings has been a professional photographer since 1998, working as a travel, street, commercial, architectural and advertising photographer. He is also the author of two books from the famous “For Dummies” series. “iPhone Photography for Dummies” is available at all major bookstores, and this coming November “Android Smartphone Photography for Dummies” will hit the shelves. Mark’s presentation will be on ways to capture creative and technically excellent mobile photographs when you don’t have access to your DSLR or mirrorless. Check out Mark’s Instagram profile prior to the club meeting to get an idea of his photographic style:

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Arielle DeMarchant - THURSDAY, October 7th, 2021

Camera Trap

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Serge V. Richard - THURSDAY, November11th, 2021

Artiste and photographer

Richard began his career as a graphic designer and illustrator, worked in the feature film industry, and at Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton as scenic painter and props builder. He owned and operated h’Art Creation Studios Inc. focusing on commercial design.

My main sources of inspiration are the mysteries of the natural and psychic worlds.

My work in photography and sculpture explores the paradox between the desire to feel free and the rejection of personal and social responsibility towards the environment and humankind.


Mes principales sources d’inspiration sont les mystères des mondes naturels et psychiques.

J’interroge le désir humain d’emprisonner et nier sa propre nature émotionnelle. Mon travail cherche à mettre en évidence le paradoxe entre le désir d’être libre tout en ignorant sa responsabilité envers l’environnement et l’humanité.

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Danica Sherry - THURSDAY, December 2nd, 2021

Fine Art Photography

Artistic portrait photographer. Contributor to Vogue Italia; PhotoVogue, 500px, The Imaginarium, and more. Editor at Inspire- Fine Art Magazine

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Kelly Lawson - THURSDAY, January 6th, 2022

Artiste and photographer

How to make it…

I'm Kelly and I am so happy you are here! I abandoned my career as an OT to pick up a camera and follow my heart. I love the east coast and am fueled by coffee, pizza and red wine. I am a wife, a mom and a lover of rescue mutts. I go adventuring in the summer and I hibernate in the winter. I blog about photography, business and all things inspirational. Photography is so much more than a click of the shutter or matching outfits—it's a way to create heirlooms that will be cherished far beyond our existence. It’s about images that bring you back to the exact moment: the way you felt, the joy, the bliss, the laughter, each time you see them. 









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Architecture photographer


A graduate of the Sheridan College Applied Photography program, David Corkum is a fourth-generation photographer with over 35 years of industry experience. David is a nationally accredited food, commercial and architectural photographer and has a meticulous love for vehicle photography.  David has been a national finalist for the PPOC Commercial Photographer of the Year and has twice won the PPOC Best Product Photograph award. He is a three-time winner of the PPOC Atlantic Commercial Photographer of the Year.


DAVE SKYRIE - THURSDAY, March 3rd, 2022

Artiste and photographer

Dave Skyrie has a degree in Arts from Concordia University in Montreal. Dave started painting in 2000, after a one year stay in Brazil and works in a variety of media. Dave's current work is an exploration of abstract forms and textures on larger canvas. A member of the AAPNB (Assoc. of Acadian Artists of N.B.) and the Writers Federation of New Brunswick, Dave has also published 2 books of poetry. Dave's work appears presently in both private and public collections in Canada, US and Europe... He is an artist and writer currently residing in Grand Barachois, NB, Canada where his  studio/gallery is open to the public by chance or by appointment.

His presentation will deal mainly with how he is trying to integrate photography, painting and poetry into his art and how they all "feed" each other.



Abstract photographer

"My photography is a celebration of the visual world. It originates straight from the heart, honest and direct. Inspired by colour, texture and light, I make photographs to express feelings surrounding my experiences, searching for visual equivalents to those feelings."


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ICM photographer

Globally recognized as a leading ICM photographer.  Her primary photographic and artistic focus is on ICM photography, and she has done extensive work with ICM, prolifically capturing more than 120,000 frames of ICM to date.

In the presentation she will talk about what ICM is and how she became primarily dedicated to ICM as a photographer, and share her personal philosophy about the art and beauty of intentional camera movement.  

She will give a basic tutorial on ICM photography techniques, and share a number of before and after examples.    

She will also provide numerous example images of various ICM movements, along with her personal camera settings for all images.

A short field work video is also presented to show some of the different camera movements she use in different settings.




Digital Asset Management for Photographers

Dan MacDonald is a Moncton-based photographer and photography instructor. His professional experience includes sports and action photography, and editorial work for media and government. His personal work consists mostly of landscape photography. Dan is the recipient of arts grants and an artistic residency, and his work has been exhibited in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Québec. Further information can be found on his website at



PRESENTATION – Creating Photo Archives:


The presentation will be an introduction to photo back-up strategies, which is one of the most important parts of Digital Asset Management. It will demonstrate how to properly archive and future-proof your photo library. It will also discuss some of the available software tools that can help to make the process simpler and more efficient. If time permits, there will also be a discussion of creating logical and consistent folder structures to organize your images and help to make them easier to find.

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KAS STONE - Wednesday, MAY 26th, 2021


Kas Stone is a professional photographer based on the remote eastern edge of Nova Scotia, where she finds plenty of inspiration in the wild coastal scenery and moody weather right outside her door. Her portfolio includes an extensive list of exhibitions, workshops and publications, with several books and feature articles in Canadian and U.K. magazines. 


In this presentation, Kas will share her image-making workflow, illustrated with stories and before/after examples from her portfolio to show how the personal choices we make in the field, behind the camera, at the computer – and even in our lives! – contribute to the making of a photograph.


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DAVE BROSHA - THURSDAY, April 15th, 2021

Tones of Grace/Place

Tones of Grace/Place

Dave is the founder and editor of both Tones of Grace and Tones of Place, online communities of black and white portrait and landscape photography enthusiasts.  In this talk, Dave will discuss the art and craft of B+W nature photography including discussions on composition, minimalism, tones, contrast, and learning from the masters.

Who am I and what am I about? I am a photographer, a dreamer, and a documentor. I am a writer, an explorer, and a purveyor of beauty and light. I am on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of existence- whether it's the most extreme and pristine environments in our world, or the beauty of humanity.

I am a creative who tries to avoid labels and enjoys, first and foremost, storytelling with my photography. Using time, place, and moments with others - my aim is to further an appreciation for the fact that we all live in a shared space. And that there is far greater good to be appreciated in this world than bad.


In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of my life - an area of Canada that I have worked hard to document and share with audiences, I have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of our native country and numerous countries abroad. I now live proudly on Prince Edward Island on Canada’s East Coast, and am a child of the sea.

I am proudly a Sigma Pro Photographer, a StrobePro professional, and a regular contributor to Photo Life Magazine and to Outdoor Photography Canada.




Ian MacEachern was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, in 1942.

He worked as a TV cameraman in Sydney and Moncton and, in 1962, moved to Saint John to work for CHSJ-TV. Soon after, he began taking photographs in his spare time. Prompted by the many fires and impending urban renewal, his camera turned to documenting the changing face of the city in the mid 1960s.

In 1966, MacEachern moved to Toronto where he worked as a freelance photojournalist for various magazines. While in Toronto, he photographed at the Mental Hospital at 999 Queen Street for Chatelaine Magazine, and also did stills for a show on poverty in Toronto's Cabbagetown for CBC-TV. In 1967 he was hired as a studio cameraman for CBC Toronto.

MacEachern moved to London, Ontario in 1968 to continue freelance photography as a magazine and industrial photojournalist. He also taught photography at H. B. Beal Secondary School, Fanshawe Community College, and The University of Western Ontario. Ian lives in London, Ontario.

Ian MacEachern’s photographs have been published in ArtsCanada, Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Quest, Saturday Night, Canadian Star Weekly, Time Canada, Ontario Living and London Magazine. He was the principal photographer for Symbols of Aspiration; Victorian Architecture in London and Southwestern Ontario, an exhibition and book published by University of Toronto Press in 1986.

Ian MacEachern has had several one-man shows in Canada and the United States as well as various group exhibitions. His photographs are in the permanent collection of the McIntosh Gallery at The University of Western Ontario and in several private collections.





Adam Hill, is a nature photographer concerned with conveying the beauty he sees and feels in Nature. Hill's award-winning photography has been published in books, magazines, calendars, and his prints have been collected all over the world, from Greenland to South Africa. Hill was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, surrounded by the lakes, rivers, highlands and coast lines. Cape Breton's influence on his life has been profound, inspiring him to seek the natural beauty that the rest of Canada has to offer.


Winter Photographer

TBD - THURSDAY, JUNE 10th, 2021







Mike O’Connor is a Bucket List Adventurer who loves to travel to far-away places in search of compelling photographic opportunities. During the pandemic he has been on a virtual cross Canada lecture tour discussing how each photographer has  a personal style consisting of at least four related elements: TECHNICAL (what equipment you use); GEOGRAPHIC (where you shoot); SUBJECTS (what you shoot); AND SOCIAL (how you interact with others when shooting).

Using engaging stories of his travels and more than 100 compelling images, Mike demonstrates that these elements not only impact the nature of the photos acquired, but also the very nature of the adventures themselves. Some of his visual/literal exploits can be viewed on his photo/blog website



DANIEL MILNOR  (2020-2021)


Daniel Milnor is currently “Photographer at Large” for Blurb, Inc. the world’s premiere print-on-demand publisher. He splits his time between the smog-choked arteries of Southern California and the spiritual landscape of New Mexico.

Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and commercial photographer who now works primarily on long-term projects. His work has taken him from the rural corners of the United States to Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

He has taught at Art Center College of Design, Academy of Art University, The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, The Julia Dean Workshops and the Photo Experience Workshops.


JOEL ROBISON  (2020-2021)


My name is Joel Robison and I’m a 33 year old fine art photographer from Canada.  I’ve been creating and sharing my conceptual portraiture work for the last 9 years. My interest in story telling and self expression through art is what motivates me to create and share my work with people around the world. 

Over the last 5 years I’ve instructed over 400 students in 8 countries in a series of photography workshops aimed at building both the creative portfolio and setting up a photography business and social media presence. I also teach an online course that is delivered to students around the world and is designed to grow each student’s creative eye and creative portfolio.

My work has been used world wide by clients such as Coca-Cola, FIFA, Yahoo, Adobe, Oprah Magazine, Mariott  ArcAngel, Trevillion, PhotoNews Canada, and many more. During 2013/2014 I worked exclusively with Coca-Cola and FIFA as the lead photographer and voice of social media on the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola where I travelled and photographed more than 80 countries over a 9 month period.


ERIC PARE  (2020-2021)


Visual artist Eric Paré has built a lifestyle combining his passion for photography, travel and light-painting. Traveling the world with his light-painting tubes, he mixes light-painting and landscape photography in incredible locations, sharing every single tip about the techniques along the way. When he's not on the road, you can find him doing studio photography in Montréal where he perform light-painting using 120 dslr on a full 360-degree camera array. Mixing studio and outdoors photography allows him to continue pushing his limits while keeping the balance between those two complementary aspects of his art. Within the last years, he and his partner Kim Henry perfected the tube light-painting technique and made it widely accessible for beginners while always adding new tricks to create various visuals. By using a single tube, a flashlight, and a feather, he shows that simplicity is often the key, and he keeps bringing people together as part of the tube tribe.

While having the dream life by traveling with the tubes, Eric Paré has managed to build a twenty thousand members learning community all related to his light-painting technique while growing his 360-degree bullet-time photography company. His work has been featured on CNN, MTV, BBC, Vice, TEDx, and he has recently worked on large scale campaigns with Audi, Twitter, Adobe, HP, Intel, Facebook, Canon and Microsoft. He does also conferences, workshops and brand collaborations. Some recent projects brought him and his team at Vidcon, Coachella, Panorama, CES, SXSW, Xposure and the Olympic Games.


DENNIS SMITH  (2020-2021)


Denis Smith bought his first camera in 2009, and during the same year a huge life change saw him leave his home town of Auckland to make a new start in Adelaide, South Australia. The move away from Auckland and a high flying corporate life allowed Denis the time and space to deal with the depression, alcohol abuse and lifestyle that almost killed him. Photography quickly became the creative outlet that allowed him to replenish both mind and soul.


Denis is now known as one of the worlds most prolific light painters, and continues to inspire photographers of all ages and experience to explore and push the boundaries of their own creativity. Through his light painting workshops, Denis mentors beginner to advanced photographers and leads them into the night to create ethereal and mind blowing images.


Denis believes photography should be inclusive and that we live in an incredible age where everyone, young and old, can create stunning images that spark joy and enthusiasm deep within.


With an uncompromised openness about his own mental health issues, Denis brings art, nature and people together whilst influencing mental health acceptance and equanimity.




Julian is an award winning professional freelance landscape and travel photographer as well as an occasional writer based in the Loire Valley, France but he also travel across Europe mainly encompassing France, Italy and the UK.

His approach to photography is simple, get it right in camera first and don’t spend needless time in front of a PC having to adjust various exposures.



STEPHANE AUDET  (2020-2021)


Originally from Shippagan in the Acadian Peninsula in New Brunswick, Stéphane has lived and worked in Quebec since 2003. 

Stéphane’s great strength is his ability to meet people, to establish links with them and to make his subjects feel at ease. Human contact is the essence of his art.


Over the past few years, he has worked with some of the largest companies and organizations in Quebec and Canada.


MATT KLOSKOWSKI  (2019-2020)

How to Edit Your Photos Like a Pro in Lightroom and Photoshop

In this live webcast with Matt Kloskowski, you’ll learn some great techniques for editing your photos in Lightroom and when to jump over to Photoshop to help out. This will be a late beginner to early intermediate level presentation, but really… it's just about having some fun with your photos and improving your editing during this time indoors.


FRÉDÉRIC GAYER  (2019-2020)


Hailing from France, Frédéric Gayer and his family moved to Moncton in 2012. Gayer is a graphic designer and photographer currently under the tutelage of Entreprise Greater Moncton’s Business Immigrant Mentorship Program (BIMP).
Gayer was born in Pau, France, in 1956. After his high school graduation, he continued his studies in drawing, painting and photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, United States (1980). He later attended l’École Supérieure des Arts Graphiques in Paris, focusing on graphic arts and film photography. Over the years, he completed various courses including typography, drawing and digital photography.


MARIANNA ARMATA  (2019-2020)


Marianna Armata was raised in Poland when Brezhnev and Nixon were in power. She became an instant illiterate in both English and French the day she landed in Montréal at the age of twelve. Communication, by any method, became a critical skill she never abandoned. She has preferred the visual method since that life-turning moment.  

Marianna graduated with honours from Concordia (and McGill) University and has just retired from her 37-year long career as a professional graphic designer to pursue her passion in photography.

She is an international award winning photographer whose work has been published in Canadian Geographic, Photo Life, Photo News, Popular Photography, DSLR Magazine, Communication Arts, World Wildlife Foundation, and Herzstuck. She was honoured by the Lakeshore Camera Club as their "Photographer of the Year” for several years. She enjoys macro and innovative conceptual photography and loves to challenge herself to captureand create something new and original every day.

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DENIS PAQUETTE  (2019-2020)


- 6’7”… but I’m a gentle giant who will happily get that off the top shelf for you

-within 5 minutes of meeting you I will adamantly encourage you to follow your dreams if you aren't already

-I found photography while studying to be an accountant in university

-once I found photography I felt no need to finish said university

-the only two jobs I've had other than photography were scooping ice cream and working at a camera store

-I’m fortunate that photography has allowed me to travel a lot but I love coming home to my small but vibrant city

-myself, my wife and my immediate family are all self-employed


I love people & I love faces. Luckily for me those two things tend to go together. Yeah, yeah, I know you hate having your photo taken… but that’s ok, because after a couple of minutes with me you’ll forget I’m holding a camera and you’ll leave thinking “well that was a lot more fun than I anticipated”. As a photographer, you can’t just say “be yourself!”, you have to bring the subject to that state without them even being aware of it. 


KAS STONE  (2019-2020)


About This Presentation

You’ve been photographing for a while. You have all the gear. You are comfortable with camera technique and rules of composition. You’ve mastered basic photo editing at the computer. And you can put it all together to make good images most of the time. But you feel that you are missing something; you think there must be more.

Join professional photographic artist Kas Stone for a journey Beyond Technique. This exploration of artistry, creativity, meaning and personal style will challenge you to dig deeper – and reward you with a fresh perspective that will help you make better images than ever before.


SALLY MELANSON  (2019-2020)


As far back as I can remember, I loved looking through photo albums...the ones my mom created of us growing up, but also my grandmothers old black and white ones, and even pictures of people I didn't know.  The idea that a moment of time and history was just frozen like that always fascinated me; I could almost picture myself there in that moment as well.


Photography wasn't something I pursued at first.  I graduated from St Thomas University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2007, and worked in early intervention for many years.  After my first child, I found myself with a camera in my hands, and slowly started teaching myself and practicing.  I started up Two Little Twigs Photography in 2017, more as a hobby than anything else, but it's grown into something much more since then.  Earlier this year, I made the decision to stay home with my boys while they are still little, and focus more on growing as a photographer at the same time.  There is something so satisfying to my soul to be the one creating those frozen moments in time for people, and I truly enjoy every moment that I am behind a camera.




Sylvie Mazerolle is a Fine Art Photographer based in Southeastern New Brunswick. It didn’t start that way. Fulfilling her creative aspirations, she established a successful career as a make-up artist in the fashion and movie industries.


Confidence and recognition of her skills led her to collaborate with renowned photographers who recognized her originality, welcoming her artistic direction. Accolades from the industry followed. Alas, love and parenthood beckoned. Artistic expression would have to wait. It is natural that with Sylvie’s deep desire to create, combined with her accomplishments using colors, textures, themes and a fondness for perfection that she ventured into the world of photography. Inspiration comes from song lyrics, poetry, encounters with unique individuals or simple objects.


She trusts her curiosity to craft strong images, as witnessed on her recent focus on female portraiture Sylvie sums it up best, “I want my images to be more than a photograph, I want the viewer to experience an emotional connection, to feel something.”


ANDRÉ AUDET  (2019-2020)


It was a combination of the birth of his first child and his growing love for the natural world that inspired André Audet to pick up the camera for himself. Mostly self-taught, André started practicing his craft by capturing precious moments of his newborn baby’s life. Soon after, he took his newly found love for photography to the great outdoors, shooting landscapes and wildlife.

André’s experience is diverse, having also dabbled in other photographic styles such as weddings, concerts and commercial photography. André has been leading workshops and teaching photography classes in the Greater Moncton area for the past few years. His work has been featured by organizations such as SLR Lounge, Canadian Geographic, CBC and Saltscapes.


ANDRÉ POIRIER  (2019-2020)


Andre Poirier was born and raised in coastal New-Brunswick and he grew up with an appreciation for travelling and its compelling landscapes. During his medical training, he was searching for different hobbies that would help him balance his daily stresses. Photography became an obsession with a goal of continuously learning and improving.


Travel photography gave purpose to his journeys and became a clear passion after his first large format print. Since then, his travels have been carefully planned around photography. It all starts by meticulously planning the locations and finding the right season long before the trip is booked. Then, scouting the chosen area and studying the weather to arrive at the right place at the right time is also paramount. He adapts to different situations and remains as flexible as possible during his travels. He uses different techniques to create high resolution files to be able to create large format prints. 


As of early 2019, Andre has been accredited as a professional travel photographer of Canada. His work is currently being exhibited and sold in a local gallery and soon to be expanded.


JOHN CHARDINE  (2019-2020)


I have loved birds and photography for as long as I can remember. This is a perfect combination of interests. Birds are everywhere and active during the day when there's light to photograph them! And of course they are exceptionally beautiful and photogenic. Bird photography is not without its challenges though- they are generally small and fast moving which makes it hard to produce sharp, frame-filling images. But if it were easy, it wouldn't be so much fun!

Birds live with other animals and plants, and so for me their photography extends in a continuum to photography of the habitats, ecosystems and communities in which they live. I think of this as “natural” photography in the same broad sense that the term “natural history” was used in former times. I avoid "hand-of-man" elements in my photographs: something that is getting more difficult all the time as our environmental footprint grows bigger every day.

Birds have been the subject of my professional career as an ornithologist for the past several decades (see my scientific publications here). I first made images- not of birds- with an old Vest Pocket Kodak camera bought at a jumble-sale for 6 pence (!) and have gone through several camera systems in the intervening years. Today I use Canon photographic equipment and am supported by Vortex, maker of Storm Jackets.

My photographs have been published in books, magazines and journals, brochures, conservation materials and the like, and in permanent installations in Canadian national parks, government offices, interpretation centres, conservation areas and trails. I invite you to have a look at the recent Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of the Maritime Provinces for which I acted in various roles including Photo Editor. I am resident artist at Fog Forest Gallery in Sackville, NB.




Freeman Patterson, C.M., O.N.B., R.C.A., M.Div. of Shamper’s Bluff, New Brunswick, Canada, has had a career in photography and visual design that spans more than 50 years. He has taught innumerable workshops in Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, France, the United Kingdom, the USA, and other countries. He has authored 15 books, five of them on photography and visual design; his most recent, Embracing Creation, was published in conjunction with the opening of his large retrospective exhibition at New Brunswick’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery in September 2013. Photo credit : Evelyn Symons


DAN MACDONALD (2018-2019)


My love of photography was sparked in the early 1990s. Self-taught, I developed my skills with film cameras and traditional darkrooms before transitioning to digital. For 25 years, photography has served me as a hobby, diversion, outlet, expression, and profession.

Through my children, I initially specialized in sports action and dance photography, and I worked in those two genres almost exclusively for several years. Occasionally, I've provided editorial services for national media and government. Currently, my efforts are concentrated in landscape photography. Time permitting, I find escape and rejuvenation through long-term personal projects.

I have taught basic photography courses at the Moncton Campus, New Brunswick Community College, since 2011, and for the Town of Sackville since 2016. I also offer private lessons for beginner and intermediate students in the Greater Moncton area.

Several of my fine art prints have been accepted into juried exhibitions. I am the recipient of both an arts residency and an arts grant.

I live in Moncton, New Brunswick, where I continue to hone both my craft and my vision.



Portrait and Commercial Photographer Official Photographer for Les Grands Ballets de Montreal

Wednesday JULY 10th, 2019

Presentation at 7:00-8:00 PM - Doors open at 6:30 PM

Université de Moncton - Rémi Rossignol Building - ​60 Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur Street, Moncton, 

Admission is Free






ANDRE GALLANT (2018-2019)


Freelance photographer André Gallant travels the world over, taking expressive

photographs. He is the author of various photography books including Arctic Moments,

Innovation, Inspiration, Expressionism, Destinations and Dreamscapes. André teaches

Photography Workshops in New Brunswick with Freeman Patterson. André also conducts

workshops on his own in Lunenburg Nova Scotia. He lectures throughout Canada, the US

as well as internationally.


André’s work has appeared in numerous magazines such as Outdoor Photographer,

Canadian Camera, Canadian Gardening, Canadian Living, Gardening Life, En Route, etc.

André is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards for his photography. He residesin Saint John, New Brunswick. To see more of his work, his web site can be viewed at


With 30 years + as a professional photographer, André Gallant will inspire with his images

taken in the last couple of years. From far flung places such as China, India and Greenland,

to our beautiful New Brunswick, André will demonstrate in pictures it does not matter where

you go to photograph. Compelling images surround us at all times and it's up to us to be in

the right frame of mind to see them with our eyes and our heart.


TRACY MUNSON (2018-2019)


Tracy Munson is a rainbow haired, wine drinking, nature-loving, bunny hugging, award-winning Canadian nature and pet photographer. While living in Toronto, Tracy took every opportunity to escape the city and her rewarding but stressful job in one of the country's largest Animal Shelters. For many years, she travelled Canada in a tiny car, with a large man, a tent, and two chihuahuas. After seeing it all, Atlantic Canada kept drawing her back and in 2018 she escaped city life for good, relocating to beautiful Albert County, NB to pursue photography full time.


Her 25 years of experience as an Animal Care Worker and Veterinary Technician make Tracy uniquely qualified to work with animals who may be shy or fearful. The families she works with are frequently surprised and delighted by the beautiful pet portraits she is able to create by applying a little patience and understanding of animal behaviour. 


So far, Tracy has achieved Professional Accreditations in Pictorial/Scenic Photography, Ornithology/Bird Photography, and Canine Portraiture. Her work has been published in books, calendars, and magazines and has been displayed in galleries, including the prestigious McMichael Canadian Art Collection. She was the winner of the Tibor Horvath Award of Excellence in the Professional Photographer's of Canada, Ontario Branch Image Competition in 2016 and has had several images score well in the National image Salon, even winning an Excellence, a Judge's Choice, and a Best In Class in the Pictorial/Floral category in the 2017 Competition. She also writes photography articles for websites and blogs, including the popular Improve Photography website and is a founding member of the Photographer's Co-operative.




Lawrence Nicoll is a self-taught landscape and nature photographer with an appreciation of the natural world that surrounds us. Spending his youth in fields, forests, rivers & creekbeds he was astounded at the beauty that many take for granted.


Involved in Photography for over 40 years, he continually strives to improve his craft through constant practice and seminars. His work is part of many personal and corporate collections, and has been utilized by Newfoundland Tourism, Joggins Fossil Centre and other Nova Scotia tourism projects, magazines such as Toronto Life, Saltsacpes, Digital Photo, Intrepid and Driving Magazine, and in giant murals in the Bay of Fundy Geological Museum.

​After Travelling across Canada, the American West, North Vietnam and Cambodia, Western Australia and the Scottish Highlands, his love of Canada's Atlantic Provinces has become both his focus and in 2008 Nova Scotia his permanent home.


Always looking for new ways to "see" the wonders around us, he hopes his work will allow you to share his appreciation of that beauty.




For me photography is people. My interest in photography dates back to my first childhood camera a 35mm Olympus OM1. (I still have that camera and it still works well. )


Every person understands and interprets or perceives in absolutely different ways. For me photography is an opportunity to show my point of view and to represent my outlook on life. It is a chance to capture a unique moment, share it and preserve it for future generations.


Photography reflects a personal reality. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Life isn't fair, but it's still good, all that truly matters in the end is that you loved and were loved.


Stephen R. Conrad


STEPHEN CONRAD (2018-2019)


For me photography is people. My interest in photography dates back to my first childhood camera a 35mm Olympus OM1. (I still have that camera and it still works well. )


Every person understands and interprets or perceives in absolutely different ways. For me photography is an opportunity to show my point of view and to represent my outlook on life. It is a chance to capture a unique moment, share it and preserve it for future generations.


Photography reflects a personal reality. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Life isn't fair, but it's still good, all that truly matters in the end is that you loved and were loved.


Stephen R. Conrad


GEOFF GOODYEAR (2018-2019)


Geoff Goodyear Bio

Geoff Goodyear has been involved in Photography for almost 50 years and has had several
showings at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Bartlett Gallery in Alton,
Ontario and most recently at the Labrador Interpretation Centre in conjunction with The Rooms.


His images have appeared in numerous magazines and publications including the Nature
Conservancy of Canada’s Labrador Atlas, “Galapagos: A Natural History”, Saltscapes and
Atlantic Business magazines.


Most recently, in collaboration with the Nunatsiavut Government, his work has been published in
the book “Nunatsiavut: Discover The Majesty Of Labrador’s Inuit Lands”.


Geoff currently lives in Goose Bay, Labrador and has recently retired as President and CEO of
Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador LP where he also served as a pilot for 37
years. During his extensive travels throughout Labrador he has had the opportunity to build a
body of work illustrating and incredible part of the Atlantic region.


ALEX CORMIER - (2018-2019)


Alex Cormier

I am a content creator from Dieppe, NB. Cycling has always been my passion, but over the past few years, I developed a passion for photography.  By combining my two passions, I started growing a platform on Instagram.  I'm currently completing my last year in Marketing at UdeM, and I'm always looking forward to sharing my tips and tricks on how I developed a community of over 54,000 followers.

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PAULA LIRETTE  (2017-2018)


Paula has never really found photography, it found her.

In 1992, she received her diploma of Applied Photography and Lab Technician from the CCNB Dieppe.

Paula is the mother of 2 amazing children and lives in Grand-Barachois where she operates her studio. She is an accredited photographer of the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada Association). Over the years, she received numerous awards from the association. Paula is now an active member of PPOC Atl Board. She finds herself very fortunate to be able to follow her dreams of photographer.

In 2003, Paula started teaching photography, and her passion to share her art with others truly came alive. When you truly have a passion for something you want to share it with others. She dreams to release a book one day, to continue to meet and capture images of many unique people and to travel and explore the many wonders of the world.

Like Paula would say, “La Vie est belle”



Master in the Sky

Born in New Brunswick freelance photographer Clarence Nowlan showed his first visual arts interest in pencil drawings and painting at an early age and gradually changed to photography as a means of expression.  Ever since his first purchased his 35 mm camera  in 1969 he has developed a keen interest and  passion for photography.

He is an accomplished and award winning photographer having won medals and many awards from the Canadian Association for Photographic Art and the Photographic Society of America.   In 2000 The Canadian Geographic Magazine published his winning image for being  the top winner in the "Color Category" in their  national annual photography competition.

His photographs have been published in: Camera Canada Magazines, Canadian Geographic, Airlines Magazine, Saltscapes Magazines and Calendars, Annual Reports on the Environment for NB Power, to name a few; also in two historic books entitled:  "Rockport Portraits" 1989, of which he is the author and "Rêves de Vissionaire",  Édition d'Acadie 1999.  He also has two book cover photos; an autobiography books  entitled: "Embellir" and another one called:  “Experience de Vie; Les Éditions Doiron, 2003 and 2006.  Also photos in the books “La cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l`Assomption” Université de Moncton and “Fundy” Bay of the giant tides as well as another book entitled: “ The Last Two Billion Years” a geological history of the Maritime provinces.


MAURICE HENRI - (2018-2019)

Multiple Exposures

Without his knowledge, his father entered him in a photography competition hosted by the Montreal newspaper “La Presse” in 1977, and he won first prize.  From then on, he began to take a serious interest in photography.

Maurice Henri is an internationally known photographer and has been creating portrait, stock, advertising, commercial and industrial photography professionally since 1988.

He has also participated in many photographic projects, as host & producer of a television series FOTO that aired nationally and received many nominations for excellence in education and arts, he is the founder and director of Cameras for Healing (Africa, Colombia, Haiti and Canada) and he is the founder and director of Photo Moncton International Photography Festival and Co-Founder of FOTOgrafia Dosquebrados Photography Festival in Colombia, South America.

His work has been featured nationally and internationally in magazines, books and during interviews. His clients include advertising agencies, design studios, independent industry professionals, art directors, art buyers, businesses of all varieties, private and corporate buyers and collectors internationally.

Since 1992, his works have been seen in several solo and group exhibitions, in various cultural centers and art galleries, in addition, some of his works are part of a permanent collection to the African American Museum and Center for Education and Applied Arts in New York.

In 2005, he founded ArtQuest Photo Tours and Workshops where it organizes various workshops and tours, especially in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and in Canada, the United States, Africa, Peru, Holland, Alaska, Colombia and many other locations.


He is also the recipient of The Order of Moncton, the Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellowship Award and the YMCA’s International Peace Medallion, in recognition of his efforts.

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