The Warkworth Lilac Festival Photo Show is very fortunate to have retained the expertise of two highly qualified professionals!

The WLF Photo Show Judge looks forward to being present to meet and to share with participants and visitors to the Gallery Showplace on The Festival Weekend. Further details will be posted early in May.

Michael Nelson, Photo Show Judge

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson

Michael has been making photographs for over 45 Years.

Retiring in 2009 allowed him to concentrate on his passion for photography and continue learning more about the craft. He Joined the Ajax Photography Club in 2013. Winning the Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs Print Competition a couple of years later pushed him to begin studies to become a judge. Since then, he has participated in many photo competitions.

“I think I enjoy photography most because it causes me to pay attention to things I want to celebrate or share. There are moments that we all think, ‘everyone should see this.’ Some of those moments are beautiful or happy or sad. They help make us who we are. Paying attention to the moment and hanging on to it is perhaps a contradiction. It might say, I was there, I saw what you felt, and it is important, real, valued.

It is a privilege to judge the 2019 Warkworth Lilac Festival Photo Show and I am looking forward to seeing all the photographs."

Some of Michael's photographs can be found at

Mike Gaudaur, Photo Show Printer

Mike Gaudaur
Mike Gaudaur

Quinte Studios is owned and operated by photographer Mike Gaudaur. It is a full service photography studio located in Trenton, right at the heart of Quinte West. Mike has over 32 years of professional photography experience and 200+ weddings behind him. He also spent 15 years in Kenya where he went on over 70 photo safaris capturing images of the diverse African wildlife and landscapes.

This is a full service studio. Your images are custom edited, using state of the art colour calibrated equipment and powerful professional software. Mike is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and regularly teaches both Photoshop and Lightroom. He will also use plugins from NIK, On1, and Topaz to enhance and refine images. Archival quality fine art prints are produced on site using our Epson 7900 wide format printer. Epson Premium Lustre Professional Paper will be used for printing the winning submissions.

We can print on a wide range of surfaces including, lustre and gloss photo paper, matte fine art museum paper, gallery canvas, aluminum, wood, glass, and ceramic. Fine art frames and canvas gallery wraps are fabricated on-site. A limited selection of premium frames are kept in stock, but you can also choose from a huge assortment of custom frames. Because we can produce nearly everything in house, we are able to ensure excellence from start to finish, and have it ready for you quickly. We are also pleased to be able to offer you a wide range of really cool image based products such as ornaments, keychains, ceramic tiles, and custom designed cards.

Quinte Studios

359 Dundas St. West

Trenton, ON K8V 3S2