Leasure Fair

The Leisure Fair is Sunday May 25th and not the 24th as previously identified.


The theme for the next meeting is “Potpurri”. It means you choose what images are submitted to the club for presentation at the next meeting.

To assist with the Leisure Fair which is Sunday May 25th , we are asking that you submit your images “early and often”. We are seeking 3 – 5 of your best or favorite images to be used at the Leisure Fair and for the June Meeting.

Thanks for your participation.

Please submit by May 20, 2014


P.S. We still need volunteers


Summer Social at Lunenburg Yacht Club

RSVP By Thursday August 14th, 2014. A non response will be taken as a “NO”

Summer Social at Lunenburg Yacht Club

Join with us in the spirit of fellowship and all things photography related.

Thursday August 21, 2014


Cash bar and order from the Club Menu

Note: There will be yacht/ sailing races at the time of our visit so feel free to bring your camera.

June Images and Leasure Fair


The theme for the next meeting is “Potpurri”. It means you choose what images are submitted to the club for presentation at the next meeting.

To assist with the Leisure Fair which is May 24th, we are asking that you submit your images “early and often”. We are seeking 3 – 5 of your best or favorite images to be used at the Leisure Fair and for the June Meeting.

Thanks for your participation.

Please submit by May 20, 2014



Peter Zwicker

Minutes of the May Meeting

Minutes of the Meeting
– of –
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Club President, Peter Zwicker, welcomed members and new members to the Meeting which was held at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room of Harbour View Haven. Twenty-five members were in attendance.

Peter advised the group that two of our members have passed away recently – Helen Forrest and Howard Dingle. We had a moment of silence in their memory.


Street photo shooting May 10, 2014 has been cancelled

Lunenburg?s Leisure Fair is on May 24 – we need volunteers and photos

Halifax outing – May 31, 2014

Bird photography outing with Steve Hiltz in June 14, 2014

Photography of some of Lunenburg’s historic buildings on June 19, 2014

Waterfall photo outing with Jack Schoon in July 19, 2014

Club Social at the Lunenburg Yacht Club on August 21, 2014

NEXT MEETING: June 5, 2014 – Antarctic photography with our own Sherril Harrison. Please send in 3 photos of your choice for the club to view.


Peter Zwicker welcomed Shaun Whynacht to our group this month as guest speaker.

Shaun is the owner/operator of Blue Cow Creative Design & Productions Ltd. In Kentville. Shaun grew up in Lunenburg. He’s been involved with T.V. news and radio and in 2006 moved to British Columbia. Shaun told us of his photography experiences and shared a slideshow with us of a variety of his work.

At the end of the slideshow at 8:30 the group had it?s social time with a little talking and a little more eating.

Grant Dixon then shared information with us about neutral density filters, selecting ISO and Photo Shop masks..

After Grant’s information session we viewed ‘selfie’ photos sent in by a few of our members.

Just before our Adjournment Peter surprised Grant Dixon with a framed certificate making him an ‘Honourary Lifetime Member’ of the Lunenburg Photo Club. He was also presented with a coffee mug which looks like a large camera lens.


The Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

1st Lunenburg Leisure Fair

The Lunenburg Photo Club will be participating in the 1st Lunenburg Leisure Fair on Saturday May 24, 2014. The event runs from 10am – 4:00pm

We require volunteers or be prepared to be voluntold ( Grant Dixon’s word)

Set up : 9;00am

10:00 am – 12:00pm – Booth Host or Hostess

12:00pm – 2:00pm Booth Host or Hostess

2:00pm – 4:00pm Booth Host or Hostess

4:00pm – Tear down.

We also need a member to:

1)     Solicit images from our members and prepare a slideshow for May 24

2)  Prepare a brochure extolling the benefits of the club deadline May 15th for approval and printing

May Monthly Meeting

May Monthly Meeting
Thursday May 8th, 2014
Harbour View Haven

Guest Speaker is Shaun Whynacht

Just a reminder that member images for the Thursday May 8th meeting are selfies, please send to me by 12 noon on Thursday

Saturday May 10th, 2014 – People on the Street
Last call for street photography.  In an effort to clarify numbers and plan for Saturday, a non-response will be assumed a “NO”

If you plan to participate on Saturday, the Club needs to know by Thursday May 8th, 2014 .


April Meeting

Spring has sprung and we are going to continue our meetings sans snow and ice and cold.

Thursday April 10, 2014
Harbour View Haven
25 Blockhouse Hill Road

7:00pm Guest Speaker : Bill Curry


Bill Curry – Fine Art Conservation Photographer


I am a Fine Art Conservation Photographer. I take photographs because I love the outdoors and I want to share with others images of the outdoors that capture the environment, those who live in that environment, and how the environment shapes and is shaped by the lives of those living in it. Images that either remind people of the outdoors, or help to inform people about our shared habitat.

I do this, and have been doing this professionally for 40 years, using my camera system, now mainly digital, and relying on my technique which is to photograph without depending heavily on post processing. I attempt instead to get the best photograph I can which reflects the reality of the moment. My technique is ingrained in me through a lifelong use of the Zone system of photography, mastered by Ansel Adams, which I learned when I was very, very young. My first photos were of nature when I was a pre-teen and used a film camera and I processed the black and white images myself in a wet darkroom. I still personally produce each image using Epson professional quality papers or canvas created on Epson professional printers that use dye and pigment inks. I then mount each photograph on museum quality mattes and archival backs. This process assures that your finished photograph will last for a very, very long time – every photograph I sell is guaranteed for the life of the original purchaser – this guarantee is in writing on the back of every print.
I now live in Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada on a 48 acre piece of land that has been owned by the family off and on for over 200 years. Our home overlooks the Bay of Fundy, and our property provides much to photograph, especially the marshes, inlets and water that still so fascinate me. My wife, Norma and my dog Finnegan and I enjoy long walks on our beach, but we also spend a lot of time exploring and traveling – to wherever we can. As Thoreau might have said, there’s a lot to see.
Bill Curry  http://www.billcurry.ca/

7:45pm: Financial Report: Photo Club Elections and Financial Report:

Membership were asked to express an interest whether they would be interested in joining the executive and/or remaining. The following is a potential slate of officers. Nominations may be received from the floor.

President: Peter Zwicker
Vice-President; Trina Corkum
Treasurer: Jack Schoon
Secretary: Vicki Mossman-Conrad
Webmaster/ technical Advisor : Grant Dixon
Social Director: Karen Runge

Note: This is not a definitive list. If you wish to nominate someone or be nominated yourself we will call for nominations.

8:00pm: Social

8:15pm:  Lynn Ellis – Photographing People

8:30pm: Trina Corkum – Post shoot editing

8:45pm Member Images – Your Favourite Vacation Pictures

Member Reminders.

Membership fees are now due. If you have not yet paid or made arrangements please bring to meeting.

Your club is only as strong as its members and your participation. As a club we endeavor to meet the needs of the members and respectfully request that you complete the membership survey. Yes, it is lengthy, but it will help us meet you needs as members. If you won’t do it for yourself, please do it for the Lunenburg Photo Club.

Consider bringing a friend to a meeting to introduce them to our club. No time like the present with our line up of great speakers.

We still need volunteers for the social component. We have 42 members, we meet 12 times a year, we only need 24 volunteers a year. Lets share the operation of the club amongst all members.

In planning events we ask that you RSVP (advise whether you can or cannot attend/participate ). This provides the Club to reschedule or cancel due to lack of interest or conflicts in schedules.

Member Images nights are for all members. Show us your work. There is not a reason to not bring and show your images.