The Warkworth Lilac Festival Photo Show is very fortunate to have retained the expertise of two highly qualified professionals - Mike Gaudaur, Trenton - Professional Printer for the top 25 scoring photos, and Bharat Mistry, Whitby - Professional Judge for all Photo Show submissions!

Both the WLF Photo Show Judge and the Printer of the Finalist Prints look 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 here early in May.

Bharat Mistry, Photo Show Judge

Bharat Mistry
Bharat Mistry

Bharat is currently a long time member with the Oshawa Camera Club (OCC) where he has held several positions on the Executive ranging from Competitions to President. Currently, he is also the President of the GTCCC and an accredited GTCCC & CAPA judge who has judged regional, national and international competitions. In May 2016 he also took on the position of the Judges Chair for GTCCC where he initiated process to retrain and refresh the current set of judges and implement judging standards and competition procedures.

In recent years his judging skills have been in demand by GTCCC clubs to judge their competitions. Statistically he would be in the top 5 judges in GTCCC for how often he is asked to judge competitions.

Bharat was one of the 3 founding members of the OCC Competition Committee which was conceived in 2014 to improve the club's competition process and the quality of our judges skills. Part of the OCC Competition Committee's goals is to expand our process for the competition process to other clubs in the GTA and around Ontario. The standards developed from the OCC project have now been adopted by the GTCCC and its member clubs.

His photographic style and interests reflect his background in commercial Graphic Arts & Design. Working in many photographic formats from digital to film, he uses his creativity in the field as well as the studio. His photographic interests range from Landscapes, Product, Portraiture, Performing Arts, Macro, Architecture and Travel. Much of his work is creatively conceptualized and brought together from capture to being post processed in a variety of software.

Bharat also conducts workshops and presentations on a variety of topics ranging from use of Lightroom, Photoshop, camera usage, plugins, high speed capture, portrait, landscapes and product photography and expanding one's creativity.

He can be reached through his business website at, email at, Phone 905-430-3169. Some of his personal (stress relieving) photographic works can also be viewed at

Mike Gaudaur, Photo Show Printer

Bharat Mistry
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