Night Photography Outing

Hi, just providing more information on our outing on Nov 7th. If it is raining we will reschedule for the following Sunday or Monday. We will gather at 6 PM in Officer’s Square near the little stage around the tree. This is open to the public so if you have a friend that is interested let them know they can drop by. It will be a hybrid workshop and field trip with a little bit of instruction but mostly participation.

  • I will do a short presentation on some tips for shooting in low light for street scenes and the moon & stars.
  • Chris is going to do some burning steel wool spinning.
  • And if a work schedule permits we will have someone talking about light painting (if not we will do a workshop dedicated to this at a later date).

After the talking is done we can either stay as one big group to try the things or we can break into smaller groups and explore the different things you can do at night.

Things to bring if you have them:

  • Your camera and tripod (I will have a couple of extra tripods for those who need to borrow one)
  • If you have a remote shutter button bring it.
  • A small light for settings/setup (headlamps are good as they free up your hands)
  • Dress in warm layers and make sure you have some light gloves.
  • Optional but if you want to do the burning steel wool bring some with you.

And the critique night on Nov 28th is themed “Night/Low light” so I encourage all of you to participate in both the outing and the critique night.

Field trip to Scott’s Nursery

Thursday Dec 1   1:00 -3:00 pm  AND/OR   Sat.  Dec 3  1:00 – 3:00 pm (2016)
Field trip to Scott’s Nursery.  There are lots of things to photograph at Scott’s for Christmas.  They always have an abundance of Christmas flowers and plants  as well as ornaments and other decorations.
Their only caution was that we be careful with our tripods. We should just use them on side aisles to make sure they are not in the way of customers.
The two time periods are available to accommodate those who can come during the week and those who can only come on the weekend.
Hope to see you at one of these outings,

Stranger-in-the-House Photo Shoot

10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday 26 April 2014

This is the annual club challenge. The rules are:

1. You, 1 camera, 1 lens, 1 model, 36 shots (no deleting) and 30 minutes to get the best shot you can with available light. Model must stay in the “house” for the shot to be eligible.

2. The first 36 files on your card will be unloaded to my laptop when you are done shooting. When you get home take a look at the pictures and send me the file number of the 2 that you want judged.

You will be told the location 24 hrs ahead, assigned a 30 minute slot and on the day assigned a model for that time slot. It is great fun and very good at stimulate your creative juices. The models are amateurs as well – young ladies who would like to get a great photo of themselves.  So please sign up on the following form

Field Trip to Wilmot United Church – 12:30 pm Friday 14 March 2014

This is another field trip for those who have time during the week. Wilmot United Church on King St in Fredericton. We will meet outside at 12:30pm on Friday 14 March 2014.

Built in 1851-52, the church is significant architecturally because, both inside and out, it exemplifies a key transition in Victorian aesthetic preferences – a balance of two architectural traditions – the Georgian and the Gothic. The 206-foot steeple was surmounted by a distinctive 7-foot carved hand, fashioned from a single piece of white pine, with the index finger pointing upward to heaven. This remained as a prominent landmark on the Fredericton skyline for 122 years until it was removed in 1974 due to structural problems. The carved hand remains on display inside the church. See for further details.

In side will be a little dark so fast lenses, high ISO or a tripod would be helpful. The stain glass windows should be beautiful with the sun behind and the up-stairs gallery that wraps around on three sides will provide great vantage points.  It should be a fun excursion.  I hope to see you there.

If you wish to join this excursion could you please fill out the following form so we have some idea of numbers

Kings Landing Historical Settlement – Sugar Bush Celebrations 10:30am -1pm, Saturday 22 March 2014

Kings Landing Historical Settlement – Sugar Bush Celebrations
10:30am -1pm, Saturday 22 March 2014

Photograph the 19th-century sugar bush demonstration in the village, try the sweet taste of maple candy on the snow, visit to the farm, see traditional cooking and life skills and enjoy a pancake breakfast.

Sugar Bush weekends are back again at Kings Landing! A pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30 until 2:00 p.m. to support the York Sunbury Ground Search and Rescue. The cost is $9 per adult and $6 per child.

Admission into Kings Landing Historical Settlement is $12 per family, $7 per adult and $3.50 per child. Maple candy on the snow will be sold for $2 per stick.

It’s a fun day for all the family and because of the activities you do not have to feel guilty when you focus on your photography while others concentrate on the entertainment and eating. If you wish to attend please sign up at

Rehearsal of Haydn’s “The Creation” 7-9 pm Friday 4 April 2014

Rehearsal of Haydn’s “The Creation”

7-9 pm Friday 4 April 2014

 The Fredericton Chamber Orchestra (
the Fredericton Choral Society and several professional soloists will be performing Haydn’s “The Creation” on 5 and 6 April 2014. Photo Fredericton members have been given the opportunity to attend and photograph their dress rehearsal on the night of the 4 April 2014.

So “a cast of thousands”, ability to move around during the rehearsal (but no use of flash) and a venue where you can take some very interesting shots. The added attraction is that your good shots may end up on the orchestra’s web site and could be used in PR advertisements in the future. What a challenge.

The lighting will be low so you will need a fast lens and/or high ISO. Please give it a try and stimulate your artistic juices. If you want to attend please fill out the sign up form at

Roller Derby Photo Shoot – Capital Exhibit Center

Roller Derby Photo Shoot – Capital Exhibit Center
Sunday 16 February 2014 – 11:00am-1:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm

There will be 2 scrimmages that you can photograph. Importantly – You will need to be there about a half hour before the action starts to get some instruction on the game, safety and tips on shooting.

Because we are invited in for an event that is not really open to the public
they have requested that photographers sign a fair use and safety agreement.
This basically says that you will remain in designated areas where you
should not be a danger to the skaters, yourself or your gear and that you
will not publicly post pictures that may be embarrassing or cast a skater in
a negative light.

Gear you will need.
A manual settings capable camera able to get to at least ISO 1600
(3200 or better is preferred) although with a fast lens I usually get away
with 1200.

Lens of at least f4 (f2.8 is better). I often shoot at f4 just to
get more depth. You should have a lens longer than 100mm as you will be a
minimum of 10 feet from the action and when they are at the other end of the
track you’ll be 90-100 feet away.

Don’t bother to bring a tripod, they move so fast it will just get
in the way. A monopod would be better, I will have one available to try if
some want to try.

Please take a moment to fill in the form so I will know who and how many to
expect and be able to contact you if there are schedule changes.

St Paul’s United Church – 224 York St, Fredericton

St Paul’s United Church – 224 York St, Fredericton
1:30-3:30pm Thursday, 13 February 2014.

St Paul’s was dedicated on 10 January 1886 and has been designated as a National Historical Site for its “fine representative example of the High Victorian Gothic Revival Style”. Notable architectural elements include its stonework (random limestone walling and dressed sandstone to form quoins, window and door surrounds, copings, and band courses), copper roof, corner tower with tall spire and stained glass windows.

Except on Sundays it is rarely open to the public but they have agreed to this visit by Photo Fredericton. See for further details of the church.

We will meet at the York St entrance. Bring some shoes for inside and there is a coat room for boots and coats. There is very limited parking so unless you need disability
parking please park on the street or at King’s place.

To allow us to gauge number if you wish to attend could you sign up in the following form

Ice Sculptors – Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market

Ice Sculptors – Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
665 George St, Fredericton
9:30-11:00 am Saturday, 8 February 2014.

See sculptors make ice come to life. The sculptors, their creations and the busy farmers market itself all are interesting photographic subjects.

However, I should warn that parking will be at a premium and I would imagine that there will be quite a crowd attending. For anyone interested in attending we can meet near the ice sculptors and take it from there.

Hope to see you there.