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Jun
24

Upper Beamer Falls Outing, Saturday June 24

  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   24th Jun, 2017 10:00AM
When: Meet up at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area for 10 AM (meet up at QE Park at 9 AM for the car pool option). How to get there, take the QEW to Grimsby, get off at highway 12, go south to Ridg...

When: Meet up at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area for 10 AM (meet up at QE Park at 9 AM for the car pool option). How to get there, take the QEW to Grimsby, get off at highway 12, go south to Ridge Road west, turn right and go west to Quarry Road and follow the signs go Beamer Memorial Conservation Area and park by the tower. Upper Beamer falls is a short hike away and is a ramp waterfall. Other highlights include the potential sighting for hawks and turkey vultures, hiking along the local trails and landscape photography overlooking Grimsby and Lake Ontario. They have a couple of bird feeders setup. The tower is used daily by the Niagara Peninsula Hawk Watch organization. The link below can show you the current counts by species. Cost: Free What to take: Sturdy footwear, hiking boots or shoes. Bug spray (it’s mosquito season) Sunscreen A good tripod Wide angle or normal lens for falls and landscape Long telephoto for birds and wildlife Neutral Density filters, an ND8 or ND10 will slow the shutter speed to give you that silky water look at 200 or 100 ISO (depending on camera brand). For further information please visit: Beamer Falls Conservation Area http://www.niagaragreenbelt.com/listings/73-natural-habitats-a-features/631-upper-beamer-falls.html Niagara Peninsula Hawk Watch Bird Counts http://www.niagarapeninsulahawkwatch.org/ytd.php

  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   3
Jun
26

Spring Challenge Results Night

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   26th Jun, 2017 7:00PM

Find out the results of the Spring challenge categories

Architecture (beginner and advanced)

Landscapes

and....

Breaking the Rule of Thirds.

  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   2
Jun
12

Photography After Dark and Shooting the Night Skies with Ariel Estulin.

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   12th Jun, 2017 7:00PM
The Oakville Camera Club welcomes travel and landscape photographer Ariel Estulin for his talk on Astro and night photography. About Ariel: Ariel Estulin is an award winning photo...

The Oakville Camera Club welcomes travel and landscape photographer Ariel Estulin for his talk on Astro and night photography.

About Ariel:

Ariel Estulin is an award winning photographer, graphic designer and photo educator. Primarily interested in landscapes, he travels the world seeking out beauty in those wild and remote places on earth that still remain untouched by civilization and where nature commands ultimate attention. Self-taught as a photographer, he spent time with Freeman Patterson, Canada’s renowned photographer, to learn the art of making great photographs. His training as a graphic designer continually shapes what he sees through the lens.

The Presentation

Photography After Dark

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible even just a few years ago. This talk is designed to show you how to get started with taking photos of the night sky.

I'll cover

  • gear requirements
  • planning your shoot
  • camera settings
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • light painting techniques
  • post-production techniques with live examples in Lightroom

For more information please visit arielestulin.com and outdoorphotojourney.com

  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   2
May
08

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  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   8th May, 2017 10:00PM - UTC
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  1.   Rafal Kiermacz
  2.   1
May
22

Oakville Camera Club Spring Challenge 2017

  1.   Challenge
  2.   Open Event
  1.   22nd May, 2017 12:00AM
Challenge Themes: Architecture (Novice Photographers) Architecture (More experienced photographers) Landscapes Break the Rule of Thirds Submission Deadline: May 22, 2017 Challe...

Challenge Themes:

  1. Architecture (Novice Photographers)
  2. Architecture (More experienced photographers)
  3. Landscapes
  4. Break the Rule of Thirds
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2017

Challenge Results Presentation: June 26, 2017

Please find theme definitions and the rules in the attached document in the Files section on the left.

  1.   Rafal Kiermacz
  2.   4
May
29

Food Photography With Michelle Manzoni

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   29th May, 2017 7:00PM
The Oakville Camera Club welcomes Michelle Manzoni Monday, May 29 at 7 PM to talk about food photography. Like shooting weddings, making food look appetizing in a photo is a special skill, done right ... The Oakville Camera Club welcomes Michelle Manzoni Monday, May 29 at 7 PM to talk about food photography. Like shooting weddings, making food look appetizing in a photo is a special skill, done right will make or break a restaurant, food brand or cookbook.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   7
May
08

Bird Photography with Ethan Meleg

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   8th May, 2017 7:00PM
The Oakville Camera Club welcomes back wildlife photographer, educator, and Outdoor Photography Canada columnist Ethan Meleg for a talk on bird photography. The timing is perfect because over the next... The Oakville Camera Club welcomes back wildlife photographer, educator, and Outdoor Photography Canada columnist Ethan Meleg for a talk on bird photography. The timing is perfect because over the next few weeks a lot of migratory birds will be passing through Southern Ontario.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   7
May
13

Elora Outing & Culinary Walking Tour

  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   13th May, 2017 9:00AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Meet in the historic limestone village of Elora, a noted tourist attraction, with a famous waterfall called the Tooth of Time, overlooked by an old mill, numerous small shops and ar... 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meet in the historic limestone village of Elora, a noted tourist attraction, with a famous waterfall called the Tooth of Time, overlooked by an old mill, numerous small shops and art galleries. Located on the Grand River, the Elora Mill is Ontario's only remaining five-story mill and has been renovated as a prestigious inn and restaurant. Elora is also famous for its unique shops and its quaint cafes and restaurants, which lie along the river's scenic edge.
An option available to the more adventurous will be to photograph the spectacular Elora Gorge at the western edge of the village, adjacent to the Elora Gorge Conservation Area. At the eastern end of the village is the Elora Quarry Conservation Area, including a scenic former limestone quarry.

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Culinary Tour “Optional”
Previous OCC events sold out, so book early and come join us for a guided stroll through the streets of historic Elora and enjoy the culinary delights found there.  During the Culinary Tour you will sample specially created dishes at various locally owned and operated restaurants and shops while learning about the history and architecture of the area.  This organized walking tour brings together food, history and architecture in a unique and fun way.

Culinary Tour
Cost: $25.00 (including taxes)
Tour Capacity Limit: 20 people
Tour Details: http://eloraculinarywalkingtour.com/

Meet-up Time
9:00 AM at the Visitor information Centre on East Mill Street, Elora
Local free parking is available.
For those wishing to explore the gorge, entry into the Elora Gorge Conservation Area may be required, with day-use access fees of $6.50 per person being applicable.

What to Wear:
With spring weather upon us, we suggest a layered approach to your clothing, as it may be cooler in the morning, and warming up as the day goes on. Wear comfortable and supportive footwear, i.e. hiking shoes/boots are highly recommended if you plan to venture down into the Elora Gorge.

What to Bring:
Water, camera, wide angle and telephoto/zoom lenses, filters, memory cards, tripod or monopod. Bear in mind this is an urban walk so it pays to plan your gear choices accordingly.
What to Expect:
Since this Outing is geared more to an urban walk, it is not considered difficult, however, depending on your interests, and level of adventure, hiking down into the Elora Gorge will present you with more challenging terrain.

Optional - Guided CulinaryTour of Elora
Rain or shine, you will be lead through 5 samplings of; olive oils and vinegars at The Village Olive Grove, coffee and treats at Ashanti Coffee Shop, homemade delights at Lost and Found Cafe’ pastries at E&G Pastry & Fine Cakes, and excite your senses at Neob Lavender Boutique.






Quantity of tickets




  1.   Bernard COOK
  2.   5
Apr
24

Waterton and Glacier National Park with Wojtek, Gary, Bernie, Mike, and Mark

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   24th Apr, 2017 7:00PM
Explore the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   5
Apr
03

All About Underwater Photography with Stuart Seldon

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   3rd Apr, 2017 7:00PM
Stuart Seldon will present a collection of his favorite images made over 40 years of diving with a camera. In addition, he’ll discuss some of the challenges involved in producing high-quality images ... Stuart Seldon will present a collection of his favorite images made over 40 years of diving with a
camera. In addition, he’ll discuss some of the challenges involved in producing high-quality images
in a beautiful, but occasionally hostile, environment! Stuart is a frequent contributor to DIVER Magazine and his images can be found on various
commercial/travel websites, brochures, calendars and even storefronts!

www.wetspotimages.com
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   6
Feb
27

Winter Challenge Deadline

  1.   Challenge
  2.   Open Event
  1.   27th Feb, 2017 6:00PM
Topics: Snow and Ice (Anything Winter) Close-ups and Macros. (RBG Outing, Food Photography, Still Life's, etc.) Tell a Story in One Photo New Approach to Attract More Participation: O... Topics:

Snow and Ice (Anything Winter)

Close-ups and Macros. (RBG Outing, Food Photography, Still Life's, etc.)

Tell a Story in One Photo


New Approach to Attract More Participation:

One of the topics for each Challenge will be divided into 2 categories, one for beginners and one for more advanced photographers (Snow and Ice). The winner of each subcategory would win a $20 gift card from Henry’s.


Practical definition of “Beginner” (Honour System):


Someone starting out in photography who has an entry level digital camera or DSLR with 1 or 2 kit lenses;

They are still learning the basic camera functions on their camera and are learning how these functions can be used creatively (e.g. Aperture priority, shutter speed, etc.). They mostly shoot in Auto or Program mode;

Learning basic rules of composition and basic camera terminology

Shoots jpeg (not raw)

If they do any post processing, they use free software such as Picassa or the tools on Flickr. The aren’t using advanced commercial software like Lightroom or Photoshop

Participation in Challenges will be made less intimidating.

Images will still be judged using the CAPA system, but scores will no longer be shown at the club presentations. Instead only the winner and runner-up images will be announced.

Names of all participant photographers will be kept confidential as in the past.

Will make the file size submission requirements less onerous.

Deadline is February 27 and the results night is March 20.

Challenge submissions to challenges@oakvillecameraclub.com
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   2
Mar
20

2017 Winter Challenge Results

  1.   Challenge
  2.   Open Event
  1.   20th Mar, 2017 7:00PM
2017 Winter Challenge Topics: Snow and Ice (Anything Winter) Close-ups and Macros. (RBG Outing, Food Photography, Still Life's, etc.) Tell a Story in One Photo New Approach to Attract More ... 2017 Winter Challenge

Topics:

Snow and Ice (Anything Winter)
Close-ups and Macros. (RBG Outing, Food Photography, Still Life's, etc.)
Tell a Story in One Photo

New Approach to Attract More Participation:

One of the topics for each Challenge will be divided into 2 categories, one for beginners and one for more advanced photographers (Snow and Ice). The winner of each subcategory would win a $20 gift card from Henry’s.

Practical definition of “Beginner” (Honour System):

Someone starting out in photography who has an entry level digital camera or DSLR with 1 or 2 kit lenses;
They are still learning the basic camera functions on their camera and are learning how these functions can be used creatively (e.g. Aperture priority, shutter speed, etc.). They mostly shoot in Auto or Program mode;
Learning basic rules of composition and basic camera terminology
Shoots jpeg (not raw)
If they do any post processing, they use free software such as Picassa or the tools on Flickr. The aren’t using advance commercial software like Lightroom or Photoshop


Participation in Challenges will be made less intimidating.
Images will still be judged using the CAPA system, but scores will no longer be shown at the club presentations. Instead only the winner and runner up images will be announced.
Names of all participant photographers will be kept confidential as in the past.
Will make the file size submission requirements less onerous.


Dates
submission deadline Feb. 20 Send your entries to: challenges@oakvillecameraclub.com


March 20 – Challenge Results Night;
  1.   Jared Fein
  2.   2
Feb
12

Tews / Webster Waterfall Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   12th Feb, 2017 9:00AM
Come join us for the second Outing of 2017 at Tews / Webster falls. Weather permitting we will be taking photos of the frozen waterfalls!
  1.   Mike Weber
  2.   4
Feb
25

Interested in Photo Editing? - Editing Pointers in Lightroom 5, 6 and Apple / Mac Photos

  1.   Workshop
  2.   Open Event
  3.   16 / 25
  1.   25th Feb, 2017 8:30AM
February 25th 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM - 25 People (First Come First Serve) Reserve your Spot by Paying $21 by Pay Pal OR Drop in $21 Cash (correct change only). Topic: Post Processing Basic Edits and ... February 25th 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM - 25 People (First Come First Serve)
Reserve your Spot by Paying $21 by Pay Pal OR Drop in $21 Cash (correct change only).

Topic: Post Processing Basic Edits and Enhancements: to include importing and exporting images, file analysis and colour correction.

Software: Lightroom 5 & 6, Apple Photos
Format: An informal Q&A worksop and discussion on Lightroom and Apple Photos “A practical hands on”. Come ready to ask questions and explore. Bring your own laptops ! or sit back and watch. One on One

*Note: Bring your LapTop (The instructors knowledge of PC’s is limited) OR a note book to take vigorous Notes.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville, Ontario L6L 3L5






Fee includes PayPal processing




  1.   Gary van Eijk
  2.   10
Jan
21

Royal Botanical Gardens Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   21st Jan, 2017 9:45AM
Please note that we are meeting in the main parking lot at RBG at 9:45! Please join us for the first outing of 2017! We will meet at the Royal Botanical Gardens for a day full of photographing var... Please note that we are meeting in the main parking lot at RBG at 9:45!

Please join us for the first outing of 2017! We will meet at the Royal Botanical Gardens for a day full of photographing various species of flowers. In addition, weather permitting, we can venture outside to the boardwalks for some winter photography.

Sign up in person at the OCC club meetings, or email outings@captureoakville.com

Payment will be made at Royal Botanical Gardens, the cost for the day is 16.00


  1.   Mike Weber
  2.   3
Jan
07

Weekend Photography Workshop with Paul Sparrow

  1.   Workshop
  2.   Open Event
  1.   7th Jan, 2017 8:30AM
We have a very exciting photography workshop lined up for the weekend of January 7 and 8, 2017 in the digital arts room at QEPCCC Saturday's Agenda •Landscapes •Using Hyper-focal Distance •... We have a very exciting photography workshop lined up for the weekend of January 7 and 8, 2017 in the digital arts room at QEPCCC

Saturday's Agenda

•Landscapes
•Using Hyper-focal Distance
•Using Filters
• Nature
•Patterns
•Birds & Wildlife
•Using Flash
•Close-ups & Macro
•Working with Macro Lenses
•1:1 Magnification
•Close-up Lighting
•Portraiture
•Studio Lighting
Defectors & Fill Flash

Sunday's Agenda

•People
•Event Photography
•Close Up
• Action / Sports
•Shutter speed
•Moving Subjects
•PhotoShop - Hands On
•Colour Correction
•Black and White Conversions
•Saturation & Hue
•Photo Restoration
•Dealing with Flaws
•Adding Elements of Other Photos



The Details again.

QEP Digital Arts Room

January 7 &8

Cost: $275 per person, also open to non OCC members

Limit to 12 people.

Paid Entry Only

Cash, Cheque or Paypal







Weekend Photography Workshop
January 7 & 8, 2017




  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   4
Mar
06

Helen Grose: A Photographer's Life in Muskoka

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   6th Mar, 2017 7:00PM
While most people think you have to hop a plane to get to amazing landscapes, former Oakville Camera Club member Helen Grose, lives in the middle of a wildlife, nature and landscape photographer's dre... While most people think you have to hop a plane to get to amazing landscapes, former Oakville Camera Club member Helen Grose, lives in the middle of a wildlife, nature and landscape photographer's dream in the Muskoka region roughly three hours north of us. Join us Monday, March 6 at 7 PM to get a photographic tour of Helen's neighbourhood.

http://www.helengrose.ca
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   4
Feb
27

Oakville Camera Club Welcomes Kevin Pepper!

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   27th Feb, 2017 7:00PM
Tonight is the makeup evening for Kevin Pepper who will talk about photography in the north from the Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador.

http://www.kevinpepperphotography.com
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   5
Feb
06

Don Komarechka: Beyond the Camera – Creating an Image Before Shooting It

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   6th Feb, 2017 7:00PM
Beyond the Camera – Creating an Image Before Shooting It The art of photography is more than just pointing your camera at something beautiful and pressing the shutter button. Learning to explore a ... Beyond the Camera – Creating an Image Before Shooting It

The art of photography is more than just pointing your camera at something beautiful and pressing the shutter button. Learning to explore a scene before taking the camera out of the bag is incredibly valuable, and the process always results in better photographs. Taking the concept farther, photographic inventiveness allows you to create art that truly represents your creative vision. Photography has always been a mesh of art and science. The deeper that mesh is woven, the more magical the results become. While the camera is a component of that mesh, the photographer is the most important ingredient.

Geared for beginner to low intermediate photographers.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   3
Jan
23

OCC Welcomes back Capture Oakville Judge and Director of News Photography, Canadian Press, Graeme Roy

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  3.   0 / 2
  1.   23rd Jan, 2017 7:00PM
The Oakville Camera Club welcomes back Graeme Roy.

The news cycle never stops and Graeme Roy walks us through what Canadian Press has been up to with photojournalism over the past year.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   2
Dec
02

Capture Oakville Opening Night

  1.   Exhibit
  2.   Open Event
  1.   2nd Dec, 2016 7:00PM - UTC
Tonight's the night, Capture Oakville 2016 Opens at 7 pm with the awards ceremony commencing at 8:15 PM. Free admission and see you there!
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   1
Dec
19

Annual Christmas Party

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   19th Dec, 2016 7:00PM - UTC
It's the annual OCC Christmas Party with pizza and drinks. It's also a chance to see
Bill's 15 Minutes of Photography Fame Segment on New York City.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   3
Jan
09

Evening With Kevin Pepper Photography Postponed but a Club Meeting Still Goes On

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   9th Jan, 2017 7:00PM
I'm the bearer of bad news. Kevin Pepper is stuck abroad courtesy cancelled flights and won't be able to speak at our Monday, January 9 meeting. The meeting is still on as a casual networking event an... I'm the bearer of bad news. Kevin Pepper is stuck abroad courtesy cancelled flights and won't be able to speak at our Monday, January 9 meeting. The meeting is still on as a casual networking event and consultation evening with the mentors. If you have an image you're stuck on in Lightroom or Photoshop, bring your laptop in with you and get a consult from one of the mentors!

Kevin Pepper will be rescheduled at a later date.


Bill Smith
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   4
Oct
15

Fall Colours at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   15th Oct, 2016 9:30AM
The seasons have changed and this year's Fall colours outing we're headed back to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park northeast of Orangeville along the Bruce Trail. We have a bit of everything for those ... The seasons have changed and this year's Fall colours outing we're headed back to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park northeast of Orangeville along the Bruce Trail.

We have a bit of everything for those who have never been, cliffs, great views, lakes, and a good hike on varied terrain. Portions of the trail while not difficult, do require your attention. For those with mobility issues, this won't be your outing.

The game plan
Arrive at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park at the 2nd Line Road East Entrance at 9:30 AM, you park on the side of the road. The morning portion of the hike we will cover roughly 5.8 km and break at Mono Cliffs Inn for lunch. The afternoon portion of the hike is about 3km and we loop back to our cars.

How to get there: Highway 410 to Highway 10, go north past Orangeville to Dufferin (Mono Centre) Road #8, turn east and follow that to Mono Centre. From there take 2nd Line East north to the end and find parking on the side of the road. Travel time from Oakville by car will be just over an hour.

What to Take With You:

This is a hike, so bare minimum is running shoes however hiking boots or shoes are highly recommended. We will be covering about 8 km in total so it's wise to travel with a camera backpack if you have one or travel light with a shoulder bag. I would also bring a polarizing filter to make the colours pop.

There is a sign up sheet at the October 3rd Meeting as we need to make a reservation at Mono Cliffs Inn so we can space for us as it is one of their busy seasons.

More info on Mono Cliffs Provincial Park including map: https://www.torontohiking.com/tohi/mono-cliffs-provincial-park.html
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   2
Sep
18

British Car Day - Automotive Static Display Tips and Tricks

  1.   Workshop
  2.   Open Event
  3.   8 / 10
  1.   18th Sep, 2016 10:00AM
What: Outing Workshop - British Car Day - Automotive Static Display Tips and Tricks Where : Bronte Creek Provincial Park - Entry on the West Side of Bronte Creek North Entrance (Just S... What: Outing Workshop - British Car Day - Automotive Static Display Tips and Tricks

Where : Bronte Creek Provincial Park - Entry on the West Side of Bronte Creek North Entrance (Just South of Upper Middle Rd)

Meet : Just inside the Display Area from The Parking Lot 10-AM Sharp.

When : September 18

Details: $ 17/ Car - Car pooling encouraged.
  1.   Gary van Eijk
  2.   2
Sep
12

Election of the Oakville Camera Club Board

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   12th Sep, 2016 7:00PM - UTC
As part of the OCC annual general meeting there is a vote on the incoming slate of the executive board. At present there are three vacancies on the board: Treasurer: Responsible for maintaining th... As part of the OCC annual general meeting there is a vote on the incoming slate of the executive board.

At present there are three vacancies on the board:

Treasurer: Responsible for maintaining the OCC's books, participate strategic planning for the club and with other board members' assistance, if required, lead the Oakville Arts Council grant process and identify other grant opportunities.

Challenge Director: Organize the photo challenges which are held three times a year with help from the Challenges Committee. Collate and organize images from the challenges email box and work with the judges to document the scores for each photo. The Challenge Director also leads the Challenge Results meetings with assistance from the judges that participated.

Ambassador Director: This is a new role on the board. The OCC Ambassador program was designed to assist members with different skill levels with technical questions, each Ambassador has particular knowledge area be it camera brand, photographic style and post processing know-how along as being a go to for club information. The Ambassador Director will have the ambassadors as his/her committee.

All the above positions are an amazing opportunity to give back to the OCC and have an impact on how the club is run. if you are interested in any of the above roles please reach out to OCC Vice President Bernie Cook via info@oakvillecameraclub.com
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   1
Jul
16

Toronto West of York St. Saturday July 16

  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   16th Jul, 2016 10:45AM
Where can you get to see a train museum, waterfront and architecture spanning different decades in one outing? On the Saturday July 16 outing led by Bill Smith. Meet up Location: In the York St. C... Where can you get to see a train museum, waterfront and architecture spanning different decades in one outing? On the Saturday July 16 outing led by Bill Smith.

Meet up Location: In the York St. Concourse by the future Uncle Testsu Cheese Cake location in Toronto Union Station, 10:45 am. From there we move west along Bremner Boulevard to the Toronto Train Museum, from there we double back to York St. and go south to Queen’s Quay and make are way west towards Bathurst. We will break for lunch at the Amsterdam Ale House if seating is available failing that we’ll find another establishment.

After lunch we continue west to Bathurst head north to Bremner/Fort York Boulevard and head east to Dan Leckie Way, then we head north to the pedestrian bridge crossing the train tracks to Front St. From there we head east to draper St. and then head north to Wellington on this hidden gem. We head west to and then north on Portland to King St. We have plenty of establishments to stop at for an early dinner depending on our progress. Afterwards we can continue shooting if we want or head back to Union Station.

What do you need?

A decent pair of comfortable shoes, there will be a lot of walking involved and we could easily cover 8+km over the course of the day.

Sunscreen, if it’s sunny this is a wise thing to bring with you.

Bring your camera with normal to wide lenses. leave the 200mm telephotos behind. This is a “travel light” outing.

A Presto card or $3.25 cash fare for the TTC if you need to bail due to other commitments over the course of the walk. Streetcars are equipped with Presto Card readers (tap once), the Spadina Street car loops to Union Station and the 504 and 514 King street cars will take you downtown.

The Map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/238312
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   1
Dec
05

Summer/Fall Challenge Results

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   5th Dec, 2016 7:00PM - UTC
We review the Challenge results for the following categories:

Summer,
Something Different (as in getting out of your photographic comfort zone),
and
Action Photography, World in Motion
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   3
Nov
21

Fifteen Minutes of Photography Fame: Autumn Edition.

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   21st Nov, 2016 7:00PM - UTC
Been somewhere really cool and you want to share your experience photographing at that location. The concept is simple a 15 minute presentation (it will be timed) with a Powerpoint or Keynote presenta... Been somewhere really cool and you want to share your experience photographing at that location. The concept is simple a 15 minute presentation (it will be timed) with a Powerpoint or Keynote presentation showcasing your photos and the inside scoop at that location. Think of it as the OCC's version of a TED Talk

We will have a maximum five speakers to allow for Q&A and the mid meeting break. If you have done one previously, you can't talk about the location you presented previously.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   4
Nov
07

Travel and Wildlife Photography with Micro 4/3

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   7th Nov, 2016 7:00PM
Join us Monday November 7 when we welcome photographer, master printer and Panasonic Lumix Ambassador Jason Di Michele http://www.jasondimichele.com/home.aspx when he talks bout how he gets the most o... Join us Monday November 7 when we welcome photographer, master printer and Panasonic Lumix Ambassador Jason Di Michele http://www.jasondimichele.com/home.aspx when he talks bout how he gets the most out of his photography using a micro 4/3 platform. There will be an extensive selection of Lumix gear available for hands on inspection along with a representative from Panasonic to answer any technical questions.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   6
Oct
24

Urban Exploration with Sean Galbraith

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   24th Oct, 2016 7:00PM
The Oakville Camera Club welcomes back Urban Exploration photographer Sean Galbraith http://seangalbraith.com. Sean goes where we're little nervous to tread, like abandoned asylums, power plants, mine... The Oakville Camera Club welcomes back Urban Exploration photographer Sean Galbraith http://seangalbraith.com. Sean goes where we're little nervous to tread, like abandoned asylums, power plants, mines, transportation hubs, castles and more.

Artist website: http://seangalbraith.com
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   10
Oct
03

South Georgia Island With Tom Jenks

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   3rd Oct, 2016 7:00PM
What do you do when you retire? Shoot way more often obviously, and explore. Guelph Camera Club member Tom Jenks went somewhere special, not iceland, everyone and their grandmother is going there now.... What do you do when you retire? Shoot way more often obviously, and explore. Guelph Camera Club member Tom Jenks went somewhere special, not iceland, everyone and their grandmother is going there now. Tom took a more obscure journey to the Southern Atlantic Ocean to the British Overseas Territory the South Georgia Islands. Not quite far as Antarctica but almost as cold. Tom will be sharing his photographs and experiences on Monday October 3. 
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   7
Sep
12

Oakville Camera Club Annual General Meeting

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   12th Sep, 2016 7:00PM - UTC
Review club business, finances, programs, and vote in the new board slate. Vacant positions: Treasurer, Challenges Director and Ambassador Director please review the separate posting for description... Review club business, finances, programs, and vote in the new board slate.

Vacant positions: Treasurer, Challenges Director and Ambassador Director please review the separate posting for descriptions and directions on how to apply.

Once the AGM portion of the meeting is over, we will have a Mentor's Night if time permits. It is an opportunity if you have any questions regarding images you might want to work on for Capture Oakville (deadline October 3) or the Fall Challenge (deadline October 24).
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   6
Jun
26

Birds of Prey at Mountsberg Conservation Area

  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   26th Jun, 2016 9:00AM
Let's go shoot some birds of prey with cameras. Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area west of Campbellville Ontario When: Meet up at Mountsberg Conservation Area Sunday June 26 at 9 am. How much: ... Let's go shoot some birds of prey with cameras.
Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area west of Campbellville Ontario
When: Meet up at Mountsberg Conservation Area Sunday June 26 at 9 am.
How much: $20 paid in advance at the June 20th meeting.

Note: The maximum size of the group is 15 people, if there is demand we will book for a second group of 15.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   3
Jun
06

Steve Levinson at the Oakville Camera Club, Monday June 6 at 7 PM.

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   6th Jun, 2016 7:00PM - UTC
We welcome fine art photographer and renaissance man Steve Levinson with his talk "a Boy and His Camera" Monday June 6 at 7 PM in the Black Box Studio Space at Queen Elizabeth Park Community Cultural ... We welcome fine art photographer and renaissance man Steve Levinson with his talk "a Boy and His Camera" Monday June 6 at 7 PM in the Black Box Studio Space at Queen Elizabeth Park Community Cultural Centre.

Steve as worn may hats over his career but the two most prominent are his career as a family physician and fine art photographer with over 200 works in private and corporate collections. His most recent exhibit has been this past March at the Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   1
May
16

How to Give Impact with Philip Sun

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   16th May, 2016 3:00PM - America/Toronto
Join us Monday May 16 at 7 pm in the Black Box Studio Space to hear Philip Sun talk about how to give impact in your landscape and action shots.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   1
May
28

Maclean's Auto Wreckers

  1.   Outing
  2.   Open Event
  1.   28th May, 2016 9:30AM
We’re off to somewhere different for the next outing, we’re teaming up with the Milton Camera Club and going to Maclean’s Auto Wreckers near Rockwood on Saturday May 28. 12584 Fourth Line Nassagaw... We’re off to somewhere different for the next outing, we’re teaming up with the Milton Camera Club and going to Maclean’s Auto Wreckers near Rockwood on Saturday May 28.

12584 Fourth Line Nassagaweya, Rockwood 
Directions: From Hwy 25 ( just south of Acton) take 25 side road west, take 4th Line Nassagaweya south, the yard is just on your right (west side). Meet up time is 9:30 am at Maclean’s. For those looking to carpool the meet up time at QEPCCC is 8:30 am.

What to bring with you:

Bring macro and normal focal length lenses, a tripod and bug repellant, Maclean’s will be swampy in parts at the end of May and the mosquitos will be out.

Wear hiking boots or safety footwear if you own some and wear long pants.

All participants are to sign a waiver form as per Maclean’s request, this will be made available at the May 16th along with sign up and the day of outing.

This is a functioning auto wrecking yard, the safety rules are pretty simple don’t stand on or sit in the vehicles.


Bill Smith, Oakville Camera Club President
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   6
Mar
07

A Night With Spring Reilly

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   7th Mar, 2016 7:00PM
Join us Monday March 7 at 7 PM when we welcome Spring Reilly, former Oakville Camera Club member, recovering financial analyst and owner of Life's Elements Photography on her creative process, creati... Join us Monday March 7 at 7 PM when we welcome Spring Reilly, former Oakville Camera Club member, recovering financial analyst and owner of Life's Elements Photography on her creative process, creating a studio in a small space and starting a photography business.
  1.   Bill Smith
  2.   4
Jan
18

Street Photography with Peter West

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   18th Jan, 2016 7:00PM
Tonight OCC Member Peter West will be giving a talk on how to combine street photography techniques with your travel pictures.
  1.   OCC
  2.   1
Jun
20

Spring Challenge Results Night

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   20th Jun, 2016 7:00PM
tba
  1.   OCC
  2.   6
Jun
06

Meeting

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   6th Jun, 2016 7:00PM
tba
  1.   OCC
  2.   5
May
16

Meeting

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   16th May, 2016 7:00PM
tba
  1.   OCC
  2.   2
May
02

Cowboy with a Camera: Wesley Likane

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   2nd May, 2016 7:00PM
I am freelance photographer who loves night skies, wildlife, as well as nature and landscapes. I got this passion honestly as my dad is an avid photographer. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from ... I am freelance photographer who loves night skies, wildlife, as well as nature and landscapes. I got this passion honestly as my dad is an avid photographer. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…..but now I am teaching him new tricks. From my dad in the darkroom to me working in Lightroom. They also say the student usually surpasses the teacher.
  1.   OCC
  2.   7
Apr
18

Infrared Photography and Photography and the Law with Don Komarechka

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   18th Apr, 2016 7:00PM
Infrared: How to shoot and process stunning images in "invisible light". Don Komarechka is a nature, macro and landscape photographer located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. From auroras to pollen, ins... Infrared: How to shoot and process stunning images in "invisible light".

Don Komarechka is a nature, macro and landscape photographer located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.
  1.   OCC
  2.   8
Apr
04

15 Minutes of Photography Heaven

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   4th Apr, 2016 8:00PM
tbd
  1.   OCC
  2.   9
Mar
21

Winter Challenge Results Night

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   21st Mar, 2016 7:00PM
These challenges are aimed at making us better photographers while having more fun with our favourite pastime: photography.
  1.   OCC
  2.   5
Mar
07

Meeting

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   7th Mar, 2016 7:00PM
tba
  1.   OCC
  2.   2
Feb
22

Meeting: A Night with Peter Bregg

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   22nd Feb, 2016 7:00PM
Canadian Photojournalist and educator Peter Bregg will be speaking Monday February 22 on his career including how he gets a great portraits with famous people.

http://peterbreggphotography.com
  1.   OCC
  2.   6
Feb
01

For the Love of the Landscape with Ethan Meleg

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   1st Feb, 2016 7:00PM
For the Love of the Landscape! Great landscape photos have the power to inspire us and evoke a sense of place! The best landscape photos have three key ingredients: dramatic light, strong foregrou... For the Love of the Landscape!

Great landscape photos have the power to inspire us and evoke a sense of place! The best landscape photos have three key ingredients: dramatic light, strong foregrounds and depth of field from near to far. Ethan will share his top tips on techniques and gear (including filters) for making stunning landscape photos that will leave others saying 'wow'!
  1.   OCC
  2.   14
Jan
04

Night with the Mentors

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Open Event
  1.   4th Jan, 2016 7:00PM
tbd
  1.   OCC
  2.   8
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