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    Exploration #14: “Suburban Life: Past and Present”” 

    Exploration #14: “Suburban Life: Past and Present” 

    October 13th – 7pm to 9pm                                                                    

    DEADLINE - Images due by midnight October 11th

    Most often, we emphasize taking photographs that are dynamic, unique and have high impact and creati...

    Exploration #14: “Suburban Life: Past and Present” 

    October 13th – 7pm to 9pm                                                                    

    DEADLINE - Images due by midnight October 11th

    Most often, we emphasize taking photographs that are dynamic, unique and have high impact and creative expression. Less often, we use our cameras to record the day-to-day events and the people in our neighborhoods.  An important alternative to more traditional street photography, the genre of suburban imagery is seldom a specific subject for exploration except, perhaps, in online social media. It is seldom the subject of dedicated and focussed photographic investigation.

    Suburbia, planned communities and the subject of urban sprawl around the world are often portrayed in popular media as boring, bland, depressing and sometimes even soul crushing. And yet, underneath there is a hidden treasure of age, gender, and cultural diversity in both rich and poor suburban environments where stories of interesting people, their lives, their values, and their daily events are overlooked and unrecorded.

    This Exploration is about finding opportunities for elaboration, sharing and discussion. It will not involve the technical aspects of the images, rather it will be about sharing experiences and our observations of suburban life through each participant’s portfolio of images over the years.

    A limit of three different images per submission (either colour or black and white) in .jpg format.

     

    Please review Important background research for samples of style and content that can be found at:  https://billowens.com/photographs/suburbia-c

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    13th Oct, 2021 7:00PM
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    Exploration #13: “Paint, pigment, and powder” 

    Exploration #13: “Paint, pigment, and powder”  

    Wednesday September 8th - 7pm to 9pm

    DEADLINE - Images due by midnight September 6th

    The subject of this exploration is paint, pigment and powder: three highly flexible media that yield an extremely wide range of ways to express dynamic colour r...

    Exploration #13: “Paint, pigment, and powder”  

    Wednesday September 8th - 7pm to 9pm

    DEADLINE - Images due by midnight September 6th

    The subject of this exploration is paint, pigment and powder: three highly flexible media that yield an extremely wide range of ways to express dynamic colour relationships. Each medium is available in a wide variety of forms that can be used in combination with numerous techniques and applied in diverse ways.

    The challenge is to create a dynamic photograph that uses one or more of these three (either alone or in combination) using different application techniques and on a variety of surfaces. Only physical materials and not digital paint filters should be used to make it look “painterly” and please, no found object clichés such as graffiti, cracked paint, rusty cars etc.

    Sometimes we all face the challenge of coming up with creative ideas.  Developing a multitude of ideas increases the possibility of identifying a few that spark our imagination and can lead to new and exciting directions in our work.

    During the introduction to this Exploration on August 10th, we used a matrix technique to develop one thousand possible ideas as potential solutions to this Exploration and as a springboard for creative investigation. I hope you tuned in to the session, but if not, contact Robin for a sample matrix of one thousand possible solutions.

    Of course, you may also take an intuitive approach - as long as it’s within the general guidelines of the Exploration. Have fun, experiment!

    A limit of three colour/monochrome images per submission in .jpg format.

     

    Picture Credit:  Robin King

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  • Jared Fein updated the cover picture of the event Winter Challenge Results Night 2022
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  • Jared Fein updated the cover picture of the event Spring Challenge Results Night - 2022
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  • Jared Fein updated the cover picture of the event OCC Fall Challenge 2021 Results Night
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  • Jared Fein created a new event

    Spring Challenge Results Night - 2022

    Spring Challenge 2022 Themes

     

    1.  Shadow Photography (any subject)

    2.  Go outside and capture a winter storm

    3.  Express yourself:  Tell us something about what excites you about your work or a favourite hobby.

     

    More information to follow.

     

    Photo Credit:  Michael Osborne

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    Spring Challenge 2022 Themes

     

    1.  Shadow Photography (any subject)

    2.  Go outside and capture a winter storm

    3.  Express yourself:  Tell us something about what excites you about your work or a favourite hobby.

     

    More information to follow.

     

    Photo Credit:  Michael Osborne

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    13th Jun, 2022 9:00PM
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    Winter Challenge Results Night 2022

    Winter Challenge Themes:

     

    1.  Create a refracted image (any subject)

    2.  Photograph a B&W object on a coloured background  (No colour conversion in post)

    3.  Multicultural Ontario

     

    More information to follow.

     

    Photo Credit:  Shari Lovell

     

    28th Mar, 2022 9:00PM
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