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Dec
16
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  1.   16th Dec, 2019
Please join us for our Annual OCC Christmas Party. It's a great opportunity to socialize with the other members and to chat with the board members if you have any suggestions or thoughts to assist us...

Please join us for our Annual OCC Christmas Party.

It's a great opportunity to socialize with the other members and to chat with the board members if you have any suggestions or thoughts to assist us with our programming.

We are asking everyone to contribute an appetizer or a dessert to our table for this evening.

The OCC Board will provide the drinks, napkins etc.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this event to celebrate the holiday season on our last meeting before the Christmas break!

Guest Fees will be waived for this event.

Jun
08
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  1.   8th Jun, 2020

Bernie and Wojtek will recount their recent trip to Morocco in the format "Two Photographers/Two Viewpoints"

 

More information about this talk to follow.

May
25
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  1.   25th May, 2020
With a career spanning more than a decade, Trevor Godinho is an internationally recognized artist and published photographer, his work gracing the pages of Vogue Italia, Elle Canada, Men’s Health Aust...

With a career spanning more than a decade, Trevor Godinho is an internationally recognized artist and published photographer, his work gracing the pages of Vogue Italia, Elle Canada, Men’s Health Australia, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Playboy France & USA, FHM France & India, and much more.

His skill, vision, and passion for his art have led him to travel and establish a reputation in Toronto, New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, London, Milano, and Perth – putting him and his camera in front of notable personalities and Hollywood’s leading men and women. In 2017, Trevor was named the Canadian brand ambassador to Elinchrom Limited (based out of Switzerland).

In addition to photography, having graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, Trevor’s creative range also includes painting, sculpture, and design. His mastery of these disciplines has led to his work being exhibited at Coldstream Fine Art and the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.

Trevor continues to mentor the next generation of aspiring photographers and artists, who he hopes will continue to tell human interest stories with vision and expressiveness. Trevor is an active supporter of both local and international charities, including NATO Association of Canada, Jays Care Foundation, U For Change, Artscape, and Big Blue Ocean Cleanup.

Trevor currently resides in Toronto, Canada. 

We would all love to have 12-24 hours with a subject in the idea shooting situations but that rarely ever happens. Capturing portraits is all about the right moment and making use of your time with the subject. In my talk I will dive in to my process of capturing some of Hollywood’s well known faces, while giving you a bit of background on my journey and where I am aiming to go. 

 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

May
04
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  1.   4th May, 2020
Margaret Rodgers is an Oshawa-based artist. Much of her work combines painting and photography, including both transfer processes and contact printing using solar sensitive dyes on vintage linens. In ...

Margaret Rodgers is an Oshawa-based artist. Much of her work combines painting and photography, including both transfer processes and contact printing using solar sensitive dyes on vintage linens. In 2018 she exhibited solar prints at Fort St. John North Peace Museum, B.C. and at the Women's Art Association of Canada, Toronto. Other exhibition activity includes IRIS at 20+1 (CWSE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), IRIS at 20  RMG, FILMIC , Station Gallery, Whitby 2015, Closeups at RMG Oshawa 2015, No Man's Land (Erring on the Mount festival, Peterborough) The Tree Museum: Easy Come, Easy Go (AGP), WhiteOut, TAC Art/Work Gallery, Toronto, and  OshawaSpaceInvaders, 2013-14. International exhibition activity includes Deviant Detours, Kunsthaus Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Beijing World Art Museum, and the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake area, NY. 

She is founder of the IRIS Group, a collective of women artists, formerly art professor at Durham and Centennial Colleges and Director/Curator at VAC Clarington. She is the author of Locating Alexandra (Toronto: ECW, 1995) about Painters Eleven artist Alexandra Luke, and is published in venues including OshaWhat, Art and Ecology, Sculpture, Urban Glass, Canadian Art, ESPACE, and the Journal of Canadian Studies. Her blog is at margaretrodgers.ca.

She was a member of Heritage Oshawa for several years and served on Oshawa's Cultural Leadership Council and is a member of the Women's Art Association of Canada.

 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

 

Apr
20
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  1.   20th Apr, 2020
Creating impactful photographic images is not about the equipment. It IS about seeing - seeing light, seeing composition and capturing what you feel in the final image.  This will be an entire e...

Creating impactful photographic images is not about the equipment. It IS about seeing - seeing light, seeing composition and capturing what you feel in the final image. 

This will be an entire evening of photographic excellence and inspiration with talented photographic artist Harry Cartner. 

Harry has been involved in the world of photography for 40 years. 

He is the founder of Country Images Camera Club in Newmarket, Ontario, (now York Region Art Club), a founding member of the Photo Essay Group (Toronto), a former member of Toronto Focal Forum Print Group and an Honorary Life Member of the Toronto Guild for Photographic Art (now the Toronto Digital Photo Club). Harry is also a member of the Forest City Photographers Guild and the London Camera Club, currently the President. 

Harry has won numerous awards both locally and internationally. His work has been published in several books as well as magazines and calendars. He has prints hanging in private homes and corporate offices. 

He has served on numerous judging panels as well as judged International Salons. Harry also leads photographic workshops, digital photography workshops, and photographic tours. He has lived and worked around the world. 

In 2019 he will be hosting, on behalf of PhotoTrekker Tours, a photo tour to Bulgaria (June 2019) and to Franklin Island, near Parry Sound (September 2019). This will be Harry's 12th year at Franklin Island. 

 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

Apr
06
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  1.   6th Apr, 2020
Erin FitzGibbon received her photographic training from a variety of weekend classes and online course. She began her professional career in 2010. She has provided photographs from magazines like Cana...

Erin FitzGibbon received her photographic training from a variety of weekend classes and online course. She began her professional career in 2010. She has provided photographs from magazines like Canadian Geographic and also local magazines like “In the Hills”. Her artistic work has appeared in several galleries including the Elaine Fleck Gallery on Queen West. She is also a writer.

She is a resident blogger for the website Digital Photography School. Her first published book “500 Hidden Secrets of Toronto”, will arrive in stores in March of 2020. She continues to work in portraiture, sport and in real estate photography. Erin is also a certified teacher and works part-time for the Peel Board of Education. 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10


 

Mar
09
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  1.   9th Mar, 2020
Macro Photography, for the purpose of this talk, is defined as images a nature photographer can easily create with standard macro lenses, or extension tubes.  The size of the subjects comes with...

Macro Photography, for the purpose of this talk, is defined as images a nature photographer can easily create with standard macro lenses, or extension tubes. 

The size of the subjects comes with various unique opportunities to control composition and lighting, as compared to shooting landscapes. Some of Peter’s favorite approaches are demonstrated. 

Peter’s program is concluded with a short AV entitled: “The World Laughs in Flowers”.  This AV presents flower images mixed with images of landscapes in which they can be found.

Peter’s Biography.

Peter’s interest in photography was fueled early on by his interest in the production of AV presentations. His 3-projector, medium-format shows were seen in many places in North America, and “Strength In Beauty” was presented to close the very first meeting of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) in Fort Meyers FL. 

Peter is an associate of the New England Council of Camera Clubs (ANEC) and an honorary member of the Mississauga Camera Club and the Don Mills Camera Club. 

Since his retirement from medicine, Peter has been active in competition judging and delivering workshops and presentations to Camera Clubs throughout Ontario.

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

Feb
24
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  1.   24th Feb, 2020
Jason Panda is a Graphic Artist and Art Educator living, creating and learning in the Waterloo Region. Whenever possible, he strives to create authentic learning opportunities that connect art to exis...
Jason Panda is a Graphic Artist and Art Educator living, creating and learning in the Waterloo Region. Whenever possible, he strives to create authentic learning opportunities that connect art to existing community and community initiatives. As an Artist, he uses a medley of traditional & digital media including illustration, sculpture, photography and digital painting. His focus is the layering and juxtaposition of elements to capture mood, create texture and present exciting new perspectives for common objects and environments.


Jason uses photography to capture moments and tell accurate stories… But it’s the manipulation of the image and the twisting of reality that really captures his interest. In his presentation, Jason will talk about his work as both an Educator and Photographer and will discuss how and why he might modify a photo using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Altering, manipulating and Frankensteining an image might be sometimes seen as controversial, but Jason isn’t afraid to bend what we see in order to create something new and manipulate what we expect.


Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10
Feb
03
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  1.   3rd Feb, 2020
Being a graduate in the field of Physics, Vin Singh seeks and explores the beauty of the natural world. With courses in photography at University of Waterloo and Ontario College of Arts, Vin began his...

Being a graduate in the field of Physics, Vin Singh seeks and explores the beauty of the natural world. With courses in photography at University of Waterloo and Ontario College of Arts, Vin began his journey from Science to Photography, collecting a few awards along the way.  Vin's work has been showcased in Photolife, B+W and Silvershotz magazines and recognized as "World Class Photographer of the 118th Toronto International Salon of Photography". 

Currently residing in the Greater Toronto Area, Vin is actively involved in the area's photography club "The Toronto Guild for Photographic Arts" (Toronto Digital Photography Club) and judging at many competitions as well as seminars.

 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

Jan
20
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  1.   20th Jan, 2020
Ron's Presentation, "The Bipolar Photographer", is an image rich journey on creating powerful images from the ends of the earth and how it helped him overcome the debilit...
Ron's Presentation, "The Bipolar Photographer", is an image rich journey on creating powerful images from the ends of the earth and how it helped him overcome the debilitating effects of a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.
Anyone who knows Ron Clifford knows that while he is a skilled, award-winning photographer, he is first and foremost an encourager, a mentor and an educator. Call him an "Inspirologist" He has made a career out of encouraging the creative soul in others. As a result of his commitment to building strong communities, he has his work featured on Google products, on National Geographic.com and has appeared in blog posts and podcasts across the internet. Ron has become well known for his involvement in online and in-person mentoring in photography, life and business and has been inspiring fellow creatives and entrepreneurs through talks, presentations and workshops. Recently he was able to share his story about overcoming on the TEDx stage. Along with teaching online, Ron is also a Photography Guide leading unique photography symposiums workshops and tours to some of the most remote places on earth.

In his own words, "I love to explore the natural world, photograph the people and places in it and teach others to do the same.
I have the best job in the world."
Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10
Jan
06
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  1.   6th Jan, 2020
Staff from Sony will be onsite at the OCC to let us know what Sony is up to in the mirrorless space including their groundbreaking Sony Alpha 7R IV with a 61 Megapixel sensor. Further info about this...

Staff from Sony will be onsite at the OCC to let us know what Sony is up to in the mirrorless space including their groundbreaking Sony Alpha 7R IV with a 61 Megapixel sensor.

Further info about this talk will be available shortly. 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

 

Nov
18
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  1.   18th Nov, 2019
Deborah Samuel was born in Vancouver, Canada. Her family moved to Toronto and then to Ireland before she was 14. She studied art in Ireland at Limerick College of Art and Design and then returned to C...

Deborah Samuel was born in Vancouver, Canada. Her family moved to Toronto and then to Ireland before she was 14. She studied art in Ireland at Limerick College of Art and Design and then returned to Canada to study photography at Sheridan College.

Deborah Samuel was quickly recognized for the distinct style of her fashion photographs and for her intuitive and intense portraits of celebrities, musicians and writers like Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood, Rush and Queen Noor, while she refined her personal work and exhibited extensively. Professional opportunities required time spent in New York, London and Los Angeles before she ultimately decided to settle in LA where she became an in demand editorial portrait photographer. Deborah Samuel worked for magazines such as GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Spin and Entertainment Weekly, in addition to directing music videos for musicians and bands for numerous record companies.  Concurrently, in the galleries, Deborah Samuel’s photographs of nudes explored the pursuit of perfection in the media age- a prescient topic. Later her work evolved into formal portrait studies of animals and nature.

In 2012, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto exhibited ELEGY, a poetic solo exhibition of animal bones.
In 2017, The Gardiner Museum, exhibited ARTIFACT, an exhibition of strikingly creative photographs-elements of the divine.

Deborah Samuel currently lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario where she keeps a studio, Mac, her Jack Russell and Crow, a Spanish Mustang. She shows her photographs in the United States, Canada and internationally. Her work resides in the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, Winnipeg Art Museum and Santa Barbara Art Museum as well as numerous private and corporate collections. Deborah Samuel has lectured and led photography workshops throughout North America. She has published three books, Dog and Pup, a collection of canine portraits, and The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds: Designs, Patterns and Details. 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

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