2017-2018 HANDS-ON SERIES

Jacinthe Leblanc - Steel wool photography and Light Painting

August 10th, 2018 - Rain date August 11th, 2018

Times : 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Steel wool spinning really is very simple. Simply stuff the steel wool inside the whisk (I use masking tape to hold it in place), set it alight with the cigarette lighter, and get your helper to whirl it around in a circular motion. The burning sparks of steel wool fly out and fall to the ground, creating bright orange trails of light.

Location : 11 Alban Road Grand Barachois (need to be on the water for safety)

Kevin Snair - Night Photography

May 19th, 2018

While working as Supervisor of Interpretive Services at The Hopewell Rocks, I was fortunate to meet a gentleman by the name of Peter McMahon. He was the night sky guy who introduced me to the wonders of night photography and opened my eyes to the canopy of stars seldom viewed in this breathtaking place.

Fast-forward to today and I'm obsessed. Night photography has become an important part of my artistic expression landing me in numerous magazines and even spotlighted on NASA's Astronomy Photo of the Day in October 2013. Now it's time to share this with others.

This photo excursion is for both amateur and seasoned photographers who want to improve their night photography skills. Or you may already be a night photographer and just want an experienced guide to keep you safe in this unique location. Either way, this will be an evening to remember. We will cover the theory of good night photography while photographing the iconic Hopewell Rocks from various locations along the shoreline. Suggestions, coaching and collaborating will ensure the participants have fun and walk away with memories and photos to last a lifetime.

Reserve your spot by contacting Jacinthe Leblanc – focuscameraclubwebsite@gmail.com

The tours are scheduled to last 2.5 hrs.

We will meet at the locked gate (as soon as you turn off route 114 - First gate) at a pre-determined time.

 

People should wear footwear suitable for the possibility of getting muddy. Everyone needs their camera, widest lenses, a tripod and flashlight.

I would suggest you carpool - Everyone meet at Sobey's on Vaughan Harvey at 6:45 PM

LENGTH OF EXCURSION: 2.5 hrs

DATES : May 19th, 2018
WHAT TO BRING: Your DSLR, a tripod, your widest lenses, footwear that may get muddy, a flashlight (if you have one) and a desire to learn
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Walking for a couple hours, kneeling, crouching, walking on uneven terrain, stairs
DATE(S) AVAILABLE: See calendar below (these could be cancelled with short notice depending on the weather) 
COST: $25.00 per participant - 8 participants Max. First come first served (Registered and paid)
You will be re-imbursed if the session is cancelled.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a newer DSLR to have any success with this process. Your camera must be able to be set to fully manual (including focus). You must be able to increase your ISO to at least 3200.

Participants :

  1. Jeannette Arseneault Yes

  2. Rachel Leblanc - yes

  3. Suzanne LePage - yes

  4. Lila Donovan ?

  5. Alphie Millican ?

  6. Marilyn Wortman ?

  7. Norm Thebeau -  yes

  8. Stella D'entremont - yes

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  11. waiting List

  12. Barb Garland

  13. Jean Guy Gallant

  14. Claire Leblanc

PAST EVENT André Leblanc - Lightroom

*** Introduction to Lightroom - Register via the Contact Us page

Topics include:

  • Why use Lightroom?

  • Importing photographs from your computer or camera

  • Viewing and comparing images in the Library

  • Renaming photos and folders

  • Rating and organizing photos

  • Grouping photos into collections

  • Adding keywords and face tags

  • Exporting and emailing photos

  • Enhancing photos in the Develop module

  • Fixing issues with the retouching tools

  • Making localized corrections

  • Reducing noise and sharpening

  • Correcting lens distortion

  • Combining images with Photo Merge

  • Creating a book, web gallery, or slideshow

  • Printing photos

LENGTH OF TRAINING: 6:30-9:00

DATES : February 1st, 2018

WHAT TO BRING: Your laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed

COST: $10.00 - Pay that night

  1. Anita Watson

  2. Jocelyne Gagnon

  3. Alphie Millican

  4. Claire LeBlanc

  5. Lisa-Marie Phillips

  6. Dave Homer

  7. Diane Gallant

  8. Jeannette Arsenault

  9. Cecile Capson

  10. Lucia Tittarelli

  11. Kevin Balmer

  12. Bernice Mcgraw Leblanc

  13. Mona Savoie

  14. Sue Harris

  15. Vienna Sanipass

  16. Jan van't Veld

  17. Bernice McGraw Leblanc

18. Ovila Bourgeois

19. Jackie Boudreau

20. Ruth Ricker-LeBlanc

PAST EVENT Sport Photography Hands on with Serge Babineau

January 19th ,2018

Meet at 6:50pm at the main entrance on the side of Morton Avenue at 6:50 PM

Charge is $10.00 per person plus your entry fee to the Game

$5.00 for those who attended the session in the fall and would like a second try at shooting hockey

Université de Moncton vs Mount Allison University

 

15 participants Maximum 

 

People should have comfortable footwear (boots are suggested), a warm jacket, A DSLR or camera that you can adjust the aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. A fast lens with minimum 100mm focal length is suggested but not necessary.

  1. Stephane Vautour

  2. Jeannette Arseneault

  3. Kevin Balmer

  4. Isabelle Levesque

  5. André LeBlanc

  6. Claudine Caissie

  7. Jacinthe Leblanc (2nd session)

PAST EVENT Mentor Session "Beginners’ Q&A" with Michelle Bekkering

November 23th ,2018

Let’s get together and talk about 

ISO

Aperture

Shutter speed

Lighting

Cameras

Lenses

Lighting

Depth of field

Posing

Or any other beginner photography question that’s on your mind

 

I won’t prepare a presentation; instead, I’ll spend the session trying to answer your questions. 

 

No question is too small. Can’t figure out how to change your camera’s ISO? Bring along your camera and manual and let’s see if we can figure it out together. Did my shutter speed presentation leave you with more questions than answers? Let’s see if I can clear them up. Have a picture where you just can’t figure out what went wrong? Let’s reverse engineer it and see if we can solve the mystery.

 

If you plan on attending the Q&A, please feel free to drop off questions and pictures to me at the November 16th meeting. It’ll give me a head start on preparing answers :) 

 

Hope to see you on the 23rd!

 

PS - any info you can include with photos is vey helpful - things like ISO, aperture, shutter speed, lighting, what you were hoping to accomplish, what you feel is wrong with the photo, etc. If you don’t have any info, that’s okay too. We can figure out a lot by looking at a picture.

 

** DATE : November 23rd from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Université de Moncton

*** Please bring your cameras

PAST EVENT Sport Photography Hands on with Serge Babineau

November 3rd ,2017

Meet at 6:50pm at the main entrance on the side of Morton Avenue at 6:50 PM

Charge is $10.00 per person plus your entry fee to the Game

Université de Moncton vs St FX University

 15 participants Maximum 

 

People should have comfortable footwear (boots are suggested), a warm jacket, A DSLR or camera that you can adjust the aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. A fast lens with minimum 100mm focal length is suggested but not necessary.

*** Please make sure to bring your money at Thursday's meeting

Registered:

 

  1. Jacinthe Leblanc

  2. Nicolas Blouin

  3. Danny Fournier

  4. Sherrie Gaudet

  5. Tricia Robinson

  6. Lorna Atkinson

  7. Jan van't Veld

  8. Tim Robichaud

  9. Ivy Xu

  10. Pat Ford

  11. Claire Leblanc

  12. Ruth Ricker Leblanc

  13. Monique Leblanc

  14. Maurice Melanson

  15. Stephane Vautour

PAST EVENT Luc Thibodeau - Light Painting - Pixelstix

October 20th, 2017 ( tentitive second day on October 21st, 2017 )

Time : 7:00 PM at Oak Park downtown Moncton

Join Luc Thibodeau in a fun evening of Light Painting.  Luc will keep you entertained using the pixel stick. The pixel stick is the result of the inevitable evolution of light painting, and the advancement of technology. The neat thing about the pixel stick is that you can program it to create any light pattern you want, in fact, you can even use it to create light painted pictures.

Pixel stick consists of 200 full color RGB LEDs inside a lightweight aluminum housing. The mounted controller reads images you've downloaded or created from an SD card and displays them, one line at a time, on the LEDs. Images can be downloaded or created yourself.

** a second date will be added on the 21st if the first date fill up.

See Pixel stick images : https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=pixelstick

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Your DSLR

  • Tripod

  • Flashlight

  • Shutter release

  • Camera Manual

  • Bug Spray

  • Warm clothing

  • Gloves

LENGTH OF EXCURSION: 2.0 hrs

DATES : Friday, October 20th, 2017.

LOCATION : Will be announced soon ( Somewhere in the Moncton Area)
WHAT TO BRING: Your DSLR, a tripod, shutter release. bug spray, warm jacket, lights

COST: $10.00 per participant - 15 participants Max.

 

MORE INFORMATION : http://www.thepixelstick.com/index.html

Friday October 20th, 2017

1. Claire Leblanc

2. Lise Bourgeois (Paid)

3. Rachelle Leblanc (Paid)

4. John Goobie (Paid)

5. Vienna Sanipass

6. Ruth Ricker-Leblanc (paid)

7. Marilyn Worthman (Paid)

8. Tricia Robinson

9. Pat Ford (Paid)

10. Angela Harper Leblanc (Paid)

11.Jocelyne Gagnon (Paid)

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Saturday October 21st, 2017

1.David Henry (Paid)

2 Norm Thebeau (Paid)

3 Isabelle Levesque (Paid)

4 Sherrie Gaudet (Paid)

5 Jan Van't Veld (Paid)

6 Lisa-Marie Phillips (Paid)

7 Jacinthe Leblanc (Paid)

8 Andre LeBlanc (Paid)

9 Jan Van't Veld(Paid)

10 Mathieu Chaisson (Paid)

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PAST EVENT Lawrence Nicoll - Composition & The art of 'seeing'

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Date & Time :October 7th, 2017,  Full day - Classroom 9:30 to 1:00 pm Local guided shoot follows

Cost : $35.00 Max, 20 participants (Paid in advance) - includes light lunch of sandwiches, coffee and tea 

** First come first served (Registered and paid) _ send us email via the contact us page

Location : The Ottawa House by-the- Sea Museum, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

Brief stop for lunch then a guided local shooting session

 

Course Description

Moving from snapshots to photographs is all about learning how to sensitize how you ‘SEE’. This course will outline the visual tools you need to create images that reflect what caught your eye in the first place, and help viewers to arrive at your special moment in time. Capturing that moment is far more than just pressing the shutter.

 

Course Detail

A full day of classroom Instruction and  guided shooting session covering:

- Developing your ‘EYE’
- Rule of Thirds :

- Landscape 1/3 -2/3 concept
- Foreground interest:

- Balance
- Selective focus :
- Framing, :
- Symmetry & patterns:
- Leading, Dynamic lines and guiding shapes, :
- Using light itself as a tool

- Creating your own ‘Style’
 

Instructor

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 & creek beds 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, exhibits and seminars and classes. His work is part of many personal and corporate collections, and has been utilized by Newfoundland Tourism, Joggins Fossil Centre, Five Islands Park and other Nova Scotia tourism projects; magazines such as Toronto Life, Saltscapes, Digital Photo, Intrepid and Driving Magazine, and in giant murals in the Bay of Fundy Geological Museum.

Travelling across Canada, the American West, North Vietnam and Cambodia, St. Lucia, 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.

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