Meeting, Thursday, April 17th, 7:00 PM

On Thursday, April 17th, our presenter will be Clarence Nowlan ( Clarence is an Honorary Life Member of the Focus Camera Club having served the club in many capacities. He is always willing to share his vast knowledge with our members. He is also an active member and presenter in the Photo Guild of Nova Scotia. His presentation will be mainly on the topic of "Lightroom, the Library and Develop modules" and his workflow with images brought into Lightroom and then exported to Adobe Photoshop CS3. The duration will be 1hr or so.

Clarence Nowlan

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 (if not an obsession) 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, and Saltscapes Magazines, 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; plus one autobiography book entitled: "Embellir", Les Éditions Doiron, 2003.

Some of his prints have been on exhibition at the World Chess Festival in St. John in 1988, The Moncton Museum 2000, The Saint John Museum 2001, The Moncton City Hall 1996, The Beauséjour Corporation 1997 & 1998, Joe Moka (solo) 1999, and the Moncton Public Library. Also some of his photographs are in an exhibition called "The Petitcodiac: A portrait of a River and its Voices" which is presently on a national tour organized by the Moncton Museum.

He has given numerous audio-visual slide presentations to local camera clubs and naturalist clubs. He has also given instructional presentations and audio-visual presentations to the Camera Canada College, The Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia College in Halifax, The Focus Camera Club of Moncton and the Truro Photo Club. Clarence has also served as a judge in National and International photographic exhibitions and competitions.

A naturalist at heart, Clarence has used his photographic skills to interpret the natural world around him through his sensitive use of light and form. He sees photography as a natural means of communication and personal growth and expression. Through his photography, he inspires love for all living organism and the need for their preservation.
The club contest will be "Ice and Snow".

Images for View (Slides, Digital or Prints)

"Ken Dunphy Landscape Award" submissions due.

"Brian Townsends Illuminator Award" submissions due.
"Our eye must constantly measure, evaluate. We alter our perspective by a slight bending of the knees; we convey the chance meeting of lines by a simple shifting of our heads a thousandth of an inch…. We compose almost at the same time we press the shutter, and in placing the camera closer or farther from the subject, we shape the details – taming or being tamed by them." -Henri Cartier-Bresson, on composition.

Keep shooting
Bill Cooper

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