February 1, 2022 Meeting - Featuring Dr. Gail Bisson

Sarnia Photographic Club is pleased to announce our guest speaker for the February main meeting will be Dr. Gail Bisson, who will present her talk on bird photography: “How to get the winning shot”.

This 1-hour presentation will be Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM via the Zoom app. Sarnia Photographic Club welcomes guests to attend a couple of meetings before joining, so if you know someone who may be interested in seeing this presentation, please contact us at sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com to request the Zoom link.

Gail will be explaining how she approaches bird photography, her fieldcraft, and tips and tricks to getting that special image. Gail is a self-taught bird photographer who began photographing birds in 2011. Her passion for birds started after a trip to Tanzania in 2011. She photographed a lilac-breasted roller with her point and shoot camera and loved the results. This was her “spark” bird. Upon her return to Nova Scotia, she googled “bird photography” and joyfully jumped into the rabbit hole. This hobby/passion has translated into wonderful trips to remote countries, wonderful new friends and a desire for conserving natural habitats for birds. She supports the Nature Trust of Nova Scotia and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. In 2020 she won the Audubon Photography Award (Amateur division), the BPOTY (Bird Photographer of the Year) "Inspirational Encounters" category and the Inaugural Kingbirder contest 2020. She was a finalist in the Birdwatching Magazine “Color of Birds” and "Birds in Flight" contest and the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. In 2021, she was awarded 2 Highly-Commended images in the Bird Photographer of the Year 2021 Awards. She has placed in the Top 100 Audubon images 9 times and had made the finals in BPOTY 2018 and 2019. She is currently a judge for WildArtPOTY, Kingbirder and Birdlife Australia. More about Gail at: Gail Bisson-WildArt Photographer of the Year (wildartpoty.com)



2021/2022 Membership Dues

Membership dues for the 2021/2022 season are:

  • $50 for new  and returning members
  • $40 for returning members who pay before Oct 1, 2021

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Annual Award Images

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Winner - 2020 Annual Travel - Wildebeest Migration by Michelle Rondeau
Winner - 2020 Annual Open - Coming in for a Landing by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2020 Annual Marine - Ocean Fury by Pierre Houle
Winner - 2020 Annual People - Yippee Ki Yay by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2019 Open - Young Great Horned Owl by Karin McFarlane
Winner - 2019 Travel - Stupas by Alexa Coupland
Winner - 2019 Marine - Gone Fishin by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2019 Annual People - Girl with Pheasant by Mary Kilbreath
Winner - 2018 Annual Open - Snowy Owl by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2018 Annual People - The Sicilian by Michelle Rondeau
Winner - 2018 Annual Travel - Laundry Day in Myanmar by Alexa Coupland
Winner - 2018 Annual Marine - Quidi Vidi Harbour by Alexa Coupland
Winner - 2017 Annual Travel - Tanzanian Abacus by Erica Laker
Winner - 2017 Annual People - Old Man on Bus by Jim Paton
Winner - 2017 Annual Open - Signs of Spring by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2017 Annual Marine - Driftwood Sunset by Ian Sanderson
Winner - 2016 Annual Open - Eagle by Pierre Houle
Winner - 2016 Annual People - Cuban Corner by Bill Coombes
Winner - 2016 Annual Travel - Torngat Mountains, Labrador by Bill Coombes
Winner - 2016 Annual Marine - Fisherman by Kieron Nelson
Winner - 2015 Annual Travel - Kangaamiut by Bill Coombes
Winner - 2015 Annual Open - Harris Hawk by Evelyn Buchner
Winner - 2015 Annual People - School Days by Kieron Nelson
Winner - 2015 Annual Marine - Spirit by Evelyn Buchner

SPC is proud to support the Lambton College Photography Program