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Feb
16

Test event (not real)

  1.   Workshop
  2.   Public
  1.   16th Feb, 2018
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Jan
20

Niagara Falls Festival of Lights Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   20th Jan, 2018
  Due to the Environment Canada Special Weather Statement, the outing has been pushed back a week to January 20. When:  Saturday, January 20, 2018 Where: Meet at Niagara Falls Parkin...

 

Due to the Environment Canada Special Weather Statement, the outing has been pushed back a week to January 20.

When:  Saturday, January 20, 2018

Where: Meet at Niagara Falls Parking Lot by 7:00 pm or at the QE Park by 6:00 pm to carpool.

Cost:  Approx $20 + HST for parking, optional $5 per vehicle donation, collected at Dufferin Islands exit if you drive through.

Directions:  Take 403/QEW to Niagara Falls. Parking Lot address is 6635 Niagara Parkway

About 60 minutes drive time from Oakville.

What to bring:

  • Dress warmly in layers for cold and snowy weather, gloves, hats, boots, scarf, etc.
  • Tripod, fast wide, normal and telephoto lenses.
  • Water, snacks, hand warmers.
  • A flashlight to help setup in the dark.
For the map, please visit the album on the side of the event page. 
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Feb
17

OCC Adobe Lightroom Workshop

  1.   Workshop
  2.   Public
  3.   8 / 20
  1.   17th Feb, 2018
Sorry - please note that this workshop is now FULL Join us on Saturday, Feb 17th from 9am to 12pm to learn how photographers use Adobe Lightroom to transfer, organize and edit their images. Our inst...

Sorry - please note that this workshop is now FULL

Join us on Saturday, Feb 17th from 9am to 12pm to learn how photographers use Adobe Lightroom to transfer, organize and edit their images.

Our instructor - Navy Nhum - will start at a beginner level and work up to an intermediate level.

There are 12 macs available on a first come, first serve basis. Or you can bring your own laptop loaded with the LR software.

Photos will be provided at the start of class so that everyone can follow along with the instructor using the same files.

Note that basic mac/pc and Lightroom skills will be a benefit prior to attending this workshop.

Class size is limited to 20 so be sure to reserve your spot early!

Cost for member is $25, cost for non-members is $30

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MACS HAVE BEEN RESERVED. YOU ARE WELCOME TO SIGN UP AND BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP.  

 
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Feb
05

People, Architecture, Travel and building a Photography Business with Larry Nicols

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   5th Feb, 2018
The Oakville Camera Club Welcomes Larry Nicols to talk about people, architecture and travel photography and building a business around that. In his own words: Photography for me is all about the ae...

The Oakville Camera Club Welcomes Larry Nicols to talk about people, architecture and travel photography and building a business around that.

In his own words:

Photography for me is all about the aesthetic. I like to create beautiful images. And I find beauty everywhere, especially in the imprint of life on people’s faces and on the landscape. I tell stories through my pictures. I especially love the nuances of black and white imagery. So much narrative is told in the gray areas.

My commercial work is clean and precise, like plain language. My artistic work is personal, whimsical and subtle. It makes space for the viewer to find subtext and meaning in ways that move and engage. That’s the real power of photography.

I have solid classical technique. I started taking pictures on a Kodak Brownie when I was eleven. I got my hands wet pulling light-sensitive paper through a series of chemical baths. The magic of watching an image appear has never failed to amaze me.

My classical background was a perfect launch pad into the digital age of photography. I not only embraced the technology wholeheartedly but led the charge on it. I find digital photography liberating, crazy creative and perfect for someone like me who seeks and appreciates the beauty in life.

http://larrynicolsphotography.com/

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Jan
08

Urban Decay with Mark Wolfson

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   8th Jan, 2018

Join us Monday January 8 at 7 PM for an engaging topic of photographing urban decay with retired Henry's VP Mark Wolfson.

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Dec
18

OCC Annual Christmas Party

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   18th Dec, 2017
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.

Bring some of your work on an iPad/Tablet or your prints to show off with your fellow club members.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Oct
14

Christie Lake Conservation Area Fall Colours Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   14th Oct, 2017
When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Meet at Christie Lake parking lot by 9 AM or at the QE Park by 8:00 am to carpool Cost: $10 for driver and vehicle, $5 each passenger, collected a...

When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Meet at Christie Lake parking lot by 9 AM or at the QE Park by 8:00 am to carpool

Cost: $10 for driver and vehicle, $5 each passenger,

collected at front entrance gate

Directions: Take Hwy 403 west to Hwy 6 north to

Hwy 5 (Dundas) west. Address is 1000 Dundas St. W.,

Dundas, ON. About 30 minutes drive time.

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Nov
20

15 Minutes of Photography Heaven 2017 Edition

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   20th Nov, 2017
Five speakers from the OCC, a powerpoint or keynote presentation, a microphone and 15 minutes, back for 2017. Been somewhere interesting and want to share? Stay tuned for the call for speakers ...

Five speakers from the OCC, a powerpoint or keynote presentation, a microphone and 15 minutes, back for 2017.

Been somewhere interesting and want to share? Stay tuned for the call for speakers email.

Bill Smith, The Beaches Toronto

Eckhardt Kriel, Corning NY and the Museum of Glass.

Roger Passmore, Hiking in the Rockies.

Wojtek Ziobicki, Newfoundland

Jared Fein: The Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

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Jan
22

“The Private and Public Photographic Practices of Josef Sudek and Alfred Eisenstaedt” With Maia Sutnik from the AGO

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   22nd Jan, 2018
We are very lucky to get Maia Sutnik, Curator Emeritus Photography, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). We're going deep into photographic history with two European photographers, Josef Sudek and Alf...

We are very lucky to get Maia Sutnik, Curator Emeritus Photography, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). We're going deep into photographic history with two European photographers, Josef Sudek and Alfred Eisenstaedt

The artistry of two legendary photographers explore the themes of commonality and intimacy. Throughout their long photographic careers, both photographers demonstrated craftsmanship, technical virtuosity, and imagination that was often unparalleled among their contemporaries. Sudek (Czech, 1896-1976) was grounded in his homeland and pursued a world of light and meditation; Eisenstaedt (West Prussia-Germany, 1898 - USA 1995), traveled widely and with great speed to capture the newsworthy.

Maia-Mari Sutnik is Curator Emeritus Photography, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Since starting to develop the collection of photographs at AGO in 1978, she has organized and or curated over seventy exhibitions on the work of; Robert Frank, Bill Brandt, Harry Callahan, John Gutmann, E. Haanel Cassidy, Charles Macnamara with M.O. Hammond, Michel Lambeth, Willliam Wegman, Andre Kertesz, Josef Sudek, Ansel Adams and Alfred Eisenstaedt, as well as, a wide range of thematic exhibitions, among them “Eros & Thanatos”, “Interior Spaces”, and “Responding to Photography: Toronto Private Collections”. Her recent major exhibition and corresponding book, “Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henry Ross”, exhibited at the AGO and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, will be touring in USA. She has authored many catalogues, written extensively on photographic collecting and practices, participated on juries, panel discussions and lectured. She is an affiliated of Ryerson University’s Master Program on Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, and currently working on a book on Canadian photographer Michel Lambeth.

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Nov
06

Working in Stock Photography with Sean Pollock

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   6th Nov, 2017
The OCC welcomes photographer Sean Pollock About Sean: I started taking photos in 2009 and shot a variety of subjects ultimately landing on portraits as what I enjoy the most. The last few...

The OCC welcomes photographer Sean Pollock

About Sean:

I started taking photos in 2009 and shot a variety of subjects ultimately landing on portraits as what I enjoy the most. The last few years I’ve shot content for social media bloggers, LCBO, Lululemon and Lonely Planet. I worked at 500px managing files for stock photo sales as well as hiring and managing photographers. Now I am a freelance photographer shooting lifestyle content and weddings.

Presentation Summary

I’ll be presenting on the stock photo industry and why non-traditional custom stock photos are beginning to succeed.

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Aug
19

TD Songs of Summer Downtown Oakville Music & Art Festival

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   19th Aug, 2017
The Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area is holding it's inaugural year of the TD Song of Summer Music and Art boutique festival this Saturday, Aug 19th. This is a celebration of the...

The Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area is holding it's inaugural year of the TD Song of Summer Music and Art boutique festival this Saturday, Aug 19th.

This is a celebration of the community and the cultural arts that are near and dear to residents. The festival will feature multiple genres of music, delicious food and drink, visual art displays, performance art and crafts.

The festival is a free one-day event from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. The event will have six stages, with over 40 performances, plus multiple interactive art zones throughout the downtown on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

The OCC has been asked to participate in this exciting new event which will be a great opportunity to promote both our Club and our Capture Oakville event.

Our booth will be located at George St and Lakeshore Rd. and we will be there from 2:30pm to about 8:30pm.

This is a perfect opportunity to practice your Street Photography skills and we hope that everyone will stop by our booth to say hi!

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Dec
04

Fall Challenge 2017

  1.   Challenge
  2.   Public
  1.   4th Dec, 2017
Categories 1a (Novice) & 1b (Experienced): People in their Environment / Festivals / Culture / Street Photography; Category 2: Fall Colours; Category 3: Long Exposure. ...

Categories 1a (Novice) & 1b (Experienced): People in their Environment / Festivals / Culture / Street Photography;

Category 2: Fall Colours;

Category 3: Long Exposure.

Deadline for image submission: 6-Nov.-17. (EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT NOV. 12)

Results of the judging will be presented at the Dec. 4 club meeting. For Challenge Rules and Definitions of the Challenge Categories, look under the Program Calendar Pull down menu at the top of this page and click Challenges.

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Oct
23

Daily Dose of Imagery by Top Left Pixel.

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   23rd Oct, 2017
The Oakville Camera Club welcomes Sam Javanrouth to speak about and share images from his Daily Dose of Imagery Project a ten-year long photo blog. Documenting Toronto in all four seasons from 2003 t...

The Oakville Camera Club welcomes Sam Javanrouth to speak about and share images from his Daily Dose of Imagery Project a ten-year long photo blog. Documenting Toronto in all four seasons from 2003 to 2013.

Here is 2009 interview on Petapixel with Sam.

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Oct
02

Don Komarechka, the ongoing Creative Process

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   2nd Oct, 2017
The creative process never sleeps and it changes over time. Photo educator, and Outdoor Photography Canada Columnist Don Komarechka outlines how his creative process has evolved over time when it come...

The creative process never sleeps and it changes over time. Photo educator, and Outdoor Photography Canada Columnist Don Komarechka outlines how his creative process has evolved over time when it comes to photography.

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Sep
25

All About Printing With Jason DiMichele

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   25th Sep, 2017

The OCC Welcomes back Panasonic Ambassador, Photography Educator and Master Printer Jason DiMichele. Tonight it's all about printing, how to take your photo from file to a physical print.

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Sep
11

Oakville Camera Club Annual General Meeting

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   11th Sep, 2017
The Oakville Camera Club Annual General Meeting What Will Be Covered: Financial Update Portfolio Reports from the Directors Question and Answer with the Board. Voti...

The Oakville Camera Club Annual General Meeting

What Will Be Covered:

Financial Update

Portfolio Reports from the Directors

Question and Answer with the Board.

Voting on the incoming Board Slate

Pizza and drinks will be served.

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Jul
30

Planes and Cars at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   30th Jul, 2017
Old planes and cool cars on the tarmac at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, what's not to like? Co-lead by Brian Gibson and James De Haan. The start time is 9 AM, this is one outing you wan...

Old planes and cool cars on the tarmac at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, what's not to like? Co-lead by Brian Gibson and James De Haan.

The start time is 9 AM, this is one outing you want to get here early as it will get busy as the day goes on.

What to bring with you:

Sunscreen, and lots of it, you will be out in the open.

Wide angle lenses, even 80-200 Telephoto lenses.

The cost is $13 HST included which gets you admission to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

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Jun
24

Upper Beamer Falls Outing, Saturday June 24

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   24th Jun, 2017
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

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Jun
26

Spring Challenge Results Night

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   26th Jun, 2017

Find out the results of the Spring challenge categories

Architecture (beginner and advanced)

Landscapes

and....

Breaking the Rule of Thirds.

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Jun
12

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

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   12th Jun, 2017
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

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May
08

test

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   8th May, 2017
stest
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May
22

Oakville Camera Club Spring Challenge 2017

  1.   Challenge
  2.   Public
  1.   22nd May, 2017
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.

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May
29

Food Photography With Michelle Manzoni

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   29th May, 2017
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.
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May
08

Bird Photography with Ethan Meleg

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   8th May, 2017
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.
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May
13

Elora Outing & Culinary Walking Tour

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   13th May, 2017
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.






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Apr
24

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

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   24th Apr, 2017
Explore the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Apr
03

All About Underwater Photography with Stuart Seldon

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   3rd Apr, 2017
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
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Feb
27

Winter Challenge Deadline

  1.   Challenge
  2.   Public
  1.   27th Feb, 2017
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
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Mar
20

2017 Winter Challenge Results

  1.   Challenge
  2.   Public
  1.   20th Mar, 2017
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;
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Feb
12

Tews / Webster Waterfall Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   12th Feb, 2017
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.   2
Feb
25

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

  1.   Workshop
  2.   Public
  3.   16 / 25
  1.   25th Feb, 2017
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




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Jan
21

Royal Botanical Gardens Outing

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   21st Jan, 2017
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


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Jan
07

Weekend Photography Workshop with Paul Sparrow

  1.   Workshop
  2.   Public
  1.   7th Jan, 2017
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




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Mar
06

Helen Grose: A Photographer's Life in Muskoka

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   6th Mar, 2017
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
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Feb
27

Oakville Camera Club Welcomes Kevin Pepper!

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   27th Feb, 2017
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
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Feb
06

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

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   6th Feb, 2017
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.
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Jan
23

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

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
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  1.   23rd Jan, 2017
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.
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Dec
02

Capture Oakville Opening Night

  1.   Exhibit
  2.   Public
  1.   2nd Dec, 2016
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!
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Dec
19

Annual Christmas Party

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   19th Dec, 2016
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.
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Jan
09

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

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   9th Jan, 2017
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
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Oct
15

Fall Colours at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   15th Oct, 2016
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
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Sep
18

British Car Day - Automotive Static Display Tips and Tricks

  1.   Workshop
  2.   Public
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  1.   18th Sep, 2016
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.
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Sep
12

Election of the Oakville Camera Club Board

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   12th Sep, 2016
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
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Jul
16

Toronto West of York St. Saturday July 16

  1.   Outing
  2.   Public
  1.   16th Jul, 2016
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
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Dec
05

Summer/Fall Challenge Results

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   5th Dec, 2016
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
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Nov
21

Fifteen Minutes of Photography Fame: Autumn Edition.

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   21st Nov, 2016
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.
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Nov
07

Travel and Wildlife Photography with Micro 4/3

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   7th Nov, 2016
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.
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Oct
24

Urban Exploration with Sean Galbraith

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   24th Oct, 2016
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
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Oct
03

South Georgia Island With Tom Jenks

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   3rd Oct, 2016
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. 
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Sep
12

Oakville Camera Club Annual General Meeting

  1.   Meeting
  2.   Public
  1.   12th Sep, 2016
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).
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