On March 26th at 6:45 (doors open at 6:30 pm) the Bridgewater Photo Club is pleased to have Carl Snyder as their guest speaker for the evening. The Photo Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month from September to May. Meetings are held at the MARC, 33 Leary Fraser Road. For more information on the guest speakers, field trips and photo contests visit the club’s website at Bridgewaterphotoclub.ca or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Non- members are welcome to attend for a $5 fee.
Carl has been involved with photography most of his life and began working professionally in Montreal just after completing a B.A. and M.L.S. at McGill. After 20 years of commercial work in Montreal and Toronto, he decided to slow the pace to occasional freelance work for a small local graphics house north of Toronto. This allowed for involvement in the local arts community and the development of his nature/landscape work which regards the near abstraction of form (geometry) and color we encounter every day. A move to Nova Scotia in the fall of 2011 gave him the opportunity to become involved with other artists, communities and landscapes. He is currently a member of the ViewPoint Gallery Photographic Art Co-Operative.
Previous exhibits of Carl’s work include: Acadia Art Gallery Annual Show 2012 – 2019, Altpick Awards 2009, Art Aurora 2009, CONTACT (Toronto) 2011, Copperfox Gallery 2012, Elora Artcetera 2010, 2011, Newmarket Celebrates the Arts 2010, 2011, Newmarket Studio Tour 2009, 2010, 2011, Newmarket Town Offices 2010, Oceanside Gallery 2012, 2013, Ontario Artists Arts Festival 2010. ViewPoint Gallery, solo shows (2013, 2018), several group shows (2013 – 2017). He was also a Director with the Newmarket Group of Artists in 2010 and on the Board of the Directors for VANS from 2015 to 2017.
Carl’s talk will focus on the history and aesthetic appeal of panorama photography. Included will be a biographic introduction to his photographic practice, how the move from film to digital enabled the creation of large panorama prints and a discussion of the techniques used.