Next meeting Thursday, June 14, 2018
Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P13
Our June meeting will feature Phil Norton, also known as the County Photographer.
Lifelong photographer, writer and naturalist Phil Norton came to Prince Edward County from his apple-maple syrup farm in Quebec in 2007. Born in Pittsburgh and graduated with an environmental science degree at Penn State, he set off on a 10,000 km bicycle-camping tour which led him to Canada in 1979.
Alternating between documentary and artistic endeavours with camera and pen, he turned to teaching in 2012 and began leading “Photography & Fitness” outings throughout the Quinte Region. The twice-weekly walks and back roads treks with cameras quickly gained a loyal following. “County Outings” still offers visitors a gateway to the hidden gems, the places and to meet the Humans of PEC. In 2015 his small group travel series expanded to “Photography Adventures” taking photographers to all corners of North America-Alaska/Yukon, California coast, Southwestern deserts, Newfoundland, The Prairies and the Appalachian Mountains.
Those trips culminated in public exhibitions for Canada’s 150th anniversary. Norton curated two photography prints and multimedia shows with 30 photographers under the banner “The Canadian Adventure”. The shows incorporated live musicians, artists’ talks and food from all regions of Canada.
Norton’s work has been published in National Geographic Traveler, Canadian Geographic, Time, Harrowsmith and various regional magazines. He was a photographer for The Montreal Gazette, wrote Travel features, and helped produce the best-selling book “The Ice Storm” in 1998. He won two National Magazine Awards for his cover story exposés on maple die-back and acid rain. His ongoing “Energy Documentary” has carried him to the hot spots of climate change, fossil fuel, nuclear and renewable energy in many parts of the world.
For personal tutoring on camera and computer, for small group trips, and for upcoming gallery exhibitions, please find “County Photographer” and “County Outings” online. http://www.countyoutings.com
Camera Sensor Cleaning
Douglas Banks will be on-site to clean your camera sensors and lenses. $20 per camera and $10 per lens. Please bring cash. It is very important that your camera battery is fully charged.
Parrott Gallery Photography Exhibition Submissions
Be sure to submit a sample of your photography so that you can be considered for inclusion in our club’s first public exhibition at the Parrott Gallery in the Belleville Library. Please note that the image you submit now does not have to be the one included in the exhibition, it just needs to be a sample of your work that indicates your skill and proficiency as a photographer.
Our theme this month is “Springing to Life” and the image upload album is open.