Wednesday, September 30, 2009

6th Annual, Ways of Seeing: Photography for the Artist in Us

6th Annual, Ways of Seeing:
Photography for the Artist in Us
October 23 - 25; Fri 7pm to Sun 1pm

Experience the magical setting of Tatamagouche Centre in the fall, for the purpose of deepening your photographic practice. Then, prepare to "push the envelope" through creativity exercises, group critiques, discussions, artist talks, films - and more - while enjoying a group process of safety and support.

Come away with powerful creative tools, refined technical skills, and a rich learning community to fuel your inspiration all year.

All levels of experience welcome.


Margot Metcalfe
has been an educator for over forty years. She is a contemplative photographer with work in public collections nationally and private collections around the world.


Silver Frith
is a graduate of Holland College School of Visual Arts, and studied photography at the University of Saskatchewan and NSCAD University.  Her work is in private collections in Canada and the US. She exhibits regionally.


Gordon Williams
is a graphic designer, photographer and artist. His works have appeared in regional and national publications and in private collections in Canada and abroad. He is a graduate of the NB College of Craft and


Past Participants
At the end of the program I did reflect back and realized that I would probably never look at an image the same way. All of my intention was realized.

This combination of three facilitators works splendidly; they each bring a distinctive perspective; I can't imagine a better format.
Eye-opening approach. I wanted a different outlook on photography and this workshop did exactly that.

The program was hugely inspirational; I came with little confidence and left with tremendous confidence - to experiment and continue to learn.

An amazing group of people who shared so many different ideas and creative feelings.
Leadership Goal
To create a learning event wherein participants are inspired, challenged and supported so that we may be creative, experimental, trusting and celebratory with our photography.

Leadership Objectives
To build a learning community. To explore the creative use of our camera as an expression of our artist selves.  To strengthen our awareness of the circumstances that enhance our connection to our creative selves. To increase our awareness of barriers to our creative photographic expression. To offer the opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback. To work hard and to have fun.

As we prepare our program calendar for 2010 and update the website, we are looking for new photos taken here at Tatamagouche Centre. They could be program pics, scenery, or people just 'hanging out' and enjoying their time here. Please keep in mind that we may use the pictures in promotional material, in the printed calendar, and/or on our website, so be sure to get permission from any person in the picture. And be sure to include the name of the photographer so they can receive credit. Please send them to as soon as possible so they can be included! Thanks!!

Tatamagouche Centre's Meeting and Convention Services
Book your next meeting, retreat or family reunion. Beautiful natural setting combined with great rates! For more information contact the Hosting Coordinator at

Stay tuned for our 2010
Program Calendar.
Prepare to be amazed!
Coming to a mailbox near you this November!

Call us or visit our website for information on the 
many great programs and services we offer.

Tatamagouche Centre
259 Loop Route 6 RR3
Tatamagouche NS B0K 1V0
1.902.657.2231 / 1.800.218.2220 /

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Message - Miracles

My friends, The Message just released their 2nd CD "Miracles" this weekend.  I was pleased and fortunate to do the photography and graphic design on this project.  I wasn't able to make it to the CD launch this past Saturday but I am looking forward to seeing and hearing them this coming Saturday in Saint John.

Here is a snapshot of most of the CD artwork, I am rather happy how it all came together. The photo session in the recording studio was a lot of fun and the term surround sound holds new meaning for me.