Monthly Viewfinder

December is here and Christmas is only a few weeks away.  We have two meetings this month before we take our Christmas break and return in the New Year.

Meetings this Month

December 6

Results Night for Nature Clinic: “Trees”

 and also submit PRINT entries for Summer Fun & Fall Field Trip:

  • Submit Dec. 6th, Members vote Dec.13th, Results & Awards Jan. 10th
  • Prints only, mounted (mat optional)
  • limit 1 per category
  • Can be color or black & white
  • no creative/altered reality
  • Must be during the event

December 13

6:30 P.M. – Christmas Potluck

Secret Santa/Food Bank donations, Socializing, Activities
Members select winners for:  Summer Fun & Fall Field Trip

Submit for General Clinic:  “Secret Saskatoon”

    • Do you have an image of a Saskatoon landmark, building interior, famous resident or location nobody seems to photograph?  We are looking for a unique interpretation of Saskatoon and its secret treasures.


Christmas Break Until January 3rd

Other News

Results:  Sports

Photos submitted to the Sports clinic are now available online (link).  Clinic Results:   [Excel]  [PDF]

Panel presentation – Nature Photography Exposed

Thursday, 8. December 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

University of Saskatchewan, Biology Building, Room 106

 Saskatoon Nature Society Monthly Meeting

Three of our leading nature photographers will “expose” their work and a few of the lessons they have learned while practising their art. They will show and critically discuss their own photos and pass along tips for aspiring amateur photographers. Be prepared for an exciting “show and tell”!

 Robin Karpan’s photos have been published in over 100 publications around the world. Recent awards have included a Saskatchewan Tourism Award of Excellence for the book Saskatchewan Wild – A Wildlife Photographic Journey and First Place in the Landscapes/ Seascapes category in the North American Travel Journalists Association Awards. This year, one of Robin’s photos was a finalist in the Creative Visions of Nature category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition sponsored by the British Museum of Natural History.

Robin’s web site:

 Branimir Gjetvaj is an internationally published outdoor and nature photographer specializing in western Canadian landscapes. He leads photography workshops and photo tours, and gives lectures on photography, natural history and conservation biology topics. Branimir`s formal education and interest in photography has led him to use his skills as a vehicle to promote the appreciation and protection of natural environments and cultural legacies. One of his photography projects culminated in the award-winning book The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis.

Branimir’s web site:

May Haga recently won Best in Show at the Saskatoon Exhibition for her photograph of a Loggerhead Shrike; she also was awarded Best in Show at the Reflections of Nature wildlife art show for her photograph of a Snow Bunting. “Seeing my frustration when trying to take pictures of garden flowers and backyard birds using an outdated film camera, my husband bought me a digital camera.” She adds, “To learn where to find more than backyard birds I joined the Saskatoon Nature Society, and to improve my photographic skills I joined the Saskatoon Camera Club. Six years and more than a few equipment upgrades later I am now an avid nature photographer.”

May’s web site:

 Join us for an enlightening and inspiring evening. Our programs are free and everyone is welcome to attend.

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