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Jun
28
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   28th Jun, 2021 7:00PM
From Ben Eby   How Can Photographers help with Climate Action? Like many photographers, I eventually found myself taken with a deeper understanding of the camera, using it as a tool to c...

From Ben Eby

 

How Can Photographers help with Climate Action?

Like many photographers, I eventually found myself taken with a deeper understanding of the camera, using it as a tool to create considered images. Initially, I became consumed with skills development, acquiring the right equipment, and practicing techniques needed to fill this artistic void – in my own unique way. Paired with a parallel interest in geography and travel, I’m always reaching to explore the world at each available opportunity.

However, recently I have started to think from slightly different angle – Do my photography habits and routine result in a positive net benefit towards our planet - such as contributing to climate action, excessive tourism, pollution etc.? And by extension, are fellow photographers involved; and in what ways?

During my presentation I would like to share with you some of my past work, as well as some recent projects which have helped me to think about these questions in particular. I’ll share a few perspectives from professionals whom I’ve looked up to for inspiration. I’d like to openly discuss what projects your members might be engaged with - as well as their feelings towards the impact of their work.

I’m hopeful to leave your members with something to consider – we all should be involved in climate action -

 

in a small way.


1. Introduction

Introduction to Ben Eby
What inspired be to become a photographer
An outline of some of my past work
An outline about some of the places I have been able to photograph, and some places I would like to explore in the future

2. The Photographer and Climate Action

What made me think about this concept in a more meaningful way?
How I become involved
Presentation of some of the work I have done; directly related to Climate Action Some images & perspectives from other professionals who have taken up awareness How this idea might inspire you to broaden yourself

Introduce ideas that may help members to become involved - providing mutual benefit to themselves; and the earth.

3. Discussion about Photography and Environmental Impact/Ethics

Open a discussion about the impacts that photographers make on the environment, such as travel, over-tourism?
How is this balanced with the idea that your images may inspire?
Recognizing the moment, and what where we fit in.

4. Closing Remarks

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May
31
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   31st May, 2021 7:00PM
Bio:I am an amateur photographer and presenter living in Caledonia, Ontario. As a member of both the Hamilton Camera Club and the Haldimand Photography Club I regu-larly leads workshops and presentat...


Bio:
I am an amateur photographer and presenter living in Caledonia, Ontario.

As a member of both the Hamilton Camera Club and the Haldimand Photography Club I regu-
larly leads workshops and presentations.

The world around us is filled with such amazing discoveries that go by unnoticed each day.

I am continually amazed by this tiny world. My love of detail has drawn me to macro photogra-
phy, where I can share these intricate wonders.

Presentation Description:

Macro Photography offers something for just about any level of photographer from the sea-
soned pro to the novice beginner.

Learn the basics of the equipment and techniques needed to get up close and personal with
your subject.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION MAY BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

May
10
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   10th May, 2021 7:00PM
After 39 years of working elsewhere, Nina Kirienko is now a photographer, and graduate of Durham College’s 2-year Digital Photography Program. Nina specializes in fine art, architectural, landsc...

After 39 years of working elsewhere, Nina Kirienko is now a photographer, and graduate of Durham College’s 2-year Digital Photography Program.

Nina specializes in fine art, architectural, landscape and event photography. The world is full of
fascinating natural and man-made landmarks, many of which tell compelling stories of survival or imagination or both. Her aim is to find and photograph as many of them as she can. When she does photograph people, she most enjoys portraying them in a place or situation that inspires them.

Nina Kirienko lives just outside Toronto, Canada. Nice weather will find her in the garden or taking pictures or both. Her goal for the coming year: learning to love winter too (or at least find more ways to escape it!).

 

Apr
26
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   26th Apr, 2021 7:00PM
From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vi...

From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his pursuit of fresh perspectives and a deep love for the landscape, have resulted in an ever-growing portfolio of cutting-edge images.

Whether it’s wading waist-deep into a glacier-fed lake or chasing auroras from dusk til dawn, Paul is known for an adventurous spirit that draws him to the extraordinary. Highlighting his collection are his signature self-portraits, epic mountaineering moments, dreamy astrophotography images, as well as a window into some of the most remote corners of the planet.

Paul’s images have been featured on countless book covers and in a variety of highly regarded publications, including National Geographic, Maclean's, Alpinist, the Huffington Post, The Guardian, Canadian Geographic, Islands, PhotoLife, and explore magazine. His client list includes leading national and global brands such as Canon, Apple, Dell, Arc’Teryx, Panasonic and MEC.

A prolific adventurer, Paul’s explorations have taken him to all seven continents, as well as to each of Canada’s provinces and territories. In the Canadian Rockies, Paul has hiked extensively in the backcountry and photographed from the summits of countless peaks. His adventures abroad include a 1400-km unsupported double-crossing of Iceland on foot (2004), which is believed to be the first of its kind, and a 1488-km solo crossing of the South Island of New Zealand (2007). He has also explored such destinations as Antarctica, Norway, Svalbard, Nepal, Greenland, the Caribbean, Niue, French Polynesia, Namibia, the Faroe Islands, Baffin Island and the Torngat Mountains.

Paul has published six books (published by Rocky Mountain Books) including two coffee table style books of photography, Summits & Starlight: the Canadian Rockies (2013) and The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered (2017), as well as a series of four photo/travel books about the Canadian Rockies. His book on aerial photography in the Canadian Rockies is due for publication Spring 2021.

Paul lives in Banff, Alberta, with his wife, writer Meghan J. Ward, and their two daughters.

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DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

 

Apr
12
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   12th Apr, 2021 7:00PM
BIO: Andrew McLachlan is a freelance photographer/writer from Ontario, Canada. For as long as he can recall, he has been fascinated by the natural world. Andrew’s photography became an extension...

BIO:

Andrew McLachlan is a freelance photographer/writer from Ontario, Canada. For as long as he can recall, he has been fascinated by the natural world. Andrew’s photography became an extension of that love. If he did not own a camera, he would still be found hiking along dense boreal forest trails, canoeing through wetlands, and observing all that nature has to offer. Extensive travels throughout Ontario have resulted in a large, diverse collection of images that feature landscapes and the flora and fauna of the province. Andrew’s first eBook “A Photographer’s Guide to the Ontario Landscape” is the first ever-comprehensive guide to photographing Ontario’s vast and varied landscape. While this eBook is about photographing the Ontario landscape, Andrew has also scattered dozens of tips throughout that will guide you to creating stunning landscape imagery of your own, wherever you may live. Andrew’s presentation will take you on an in-depth journey through the vast and varied terrain of Ontario. Become inspired, gain the knowledge, and create stunning imagery in your own ‘backyard.’ This presentation is based on Andrew’s first eBook published by Arthur Morris/Birds As Art books.

 Presentation:

Take an in-depth look at the landscape and wildlife found within Ontario and throughout the world. High-quality and dramatic imagery throughout the presentation inspires and educates the audience on various tips and techniques that Andrew uses in the field, on a daily basis, to create inspiring photographs.

Bullfrog 1847

Mar
08
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   8th Mar, 2021 7:00PM
David M. Cobb is a professional nature, travel, and garden photographer. He has a fondness for long-distance hiking and photographing Japanese gardens. His long walks have given him an appre...

David M. Cobb is a professional nature, travel, and garden photographer. He has a fondness for long-distance hiking and photographing Japanese gardens. His long walks have given him an appreciation for the landscape and wilderness and his Japanese garden images make up his books Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America and Visionary Landscapes: Japanese Garden Design in North America (Tuttle Publishing). His newest book is with the Photo Cascadia team of photographers and is called Oregon My Oregon: Land of Natural Wonders (Timber Press). “My goal is to capture the wonders I see in nature for the enjoyment of all those with an eye for the extraordinary.”

 

Torii Path Lantern DCobb

Feb
22
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   22nd Feb, 2021 7:00PM
Photography and digital art are Gareth’s artistic releases. After taking up photography after a careeras a forensic scientist, Gareth has been able to bring his imagination, vision and inquisitive min...

Photography and digital art are Gareth’s artistic releases. After taking up photography after a career
as a forensic scientist, Gareth has been able to bring his imagination, vision and inquisitive mind to
visual life.


Gareth’s art mostly explores bold abstracts or unique perspectives that are created from his original
photographs or digital art pieces. Gareth uses both monochromatic and colour perspectives in final
images as he believes they evoke quite different emotions in viewers.


By looking to connect images to viewers – and in these uneasy times – Gareth wants to balance life.
He wants to present moments of beauty, quiet joy or intrigue in balance with the need to draw
attention to important issues. Everyone needs a break from the unending negative news all around
the world and Gareth attempts to give people a breather from the stress of today’s world. This is not
to say he doesn't bring difficult issues into his art - but Gareth is convinced that balance is the critical
issue, especially as for most of us, our worlds are not in balance. He hopes his art helps to heal this
disparate world through creative expressions, thoughtful moments and visual enjoyment or
challenge.


Gareth never says no to an image, be it traditional or not, be it something he’s created or captured,
but simply because it shouts out to him &"Look at me". He’s photographing the world with all its
wonders and creations, big and small, that simply make him stop and look, or think, or smile, or feel
and then he puts his take on it. Gareth’s images are that gift - a moment to look, think, smile or feel
whatever the image calls up in you. He lets his curiosity fuel the exploration of the world and from
that abstract, nature, urban and imaginative images arise.


Gareth believes that whenever viewers purchase or comment on images, they connect with him.
Often that connection is the breather he wants to provide, he’s touching people, reaching them with
his images and that is what inspires him.

Feb
01
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   1st Feb, 2021 7:00PM

MORE INFO COMING SOON

Jan
18
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   18th Jan, 2021 7:00PM
Mike has been taking pictures ever since the purchase of his first film camera at age 16, but it wasn’t until his very first Milky Way photo a few years ago that the spark was truly lit, and he’s been...

Mike has been taking pictures ever since the purchase of his first film camera at age 16, but it wasn’t until his very first Milky Way photo a few years ago that the spark was truly lit, and he’s been hooked ever since. From techniques learned through astrophotography, he began experimenting with all aspects of long exposure night photography, both in nature and the city and has been thrilled to share his techniques with other eager photographers over the past few years at several club presentations.

When not chasing stars and urban landscapes by night, Mike is the president of Hamilton Scenic Specialty Inc., a company specializing in creative fabrication projects for the entertainment industry. He has been featured in the Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton Magazine, PhotoLife, InSpades Magazine and Urbanicity, and his work has appeared in solo shows at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, group shows, the cover of the novel ‘The Capacity for Infinite Happiness’, and numerous private and corporate collections. You can find his work for sale at the Hamilton Store on James Street North in Hamilton or can be arranged through his website at www.mkimage.ca

Mike’s presentation tonight will touch on the 3 primary types of astrophotography but will focus in on single exposure wide angle landscapes. Discussed will be recommended gear and settings, checklists and planning which will provide a solid foundation for not only dark sky images, but long exposure photography in general. The presentation will be packed with tons of images and a few stories along the way.Alabama Milky Way

Jan
04
  1.   Meeting
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  1.   4th Jan, 2021 7:00PM
MORE INFO COMING SOON   DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PRO...

MORE INFO COMING SOON

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

 

Nov
30
  1.   Challenge
  2.    Public
  1.   30th Nov, 2020 7:00PM
Photo Credit:  Jared Fein  PENDING THE STATUS OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS SESSION WILL LIKELY BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX. PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK F...

Photo Credit:  Jared Fein 

PENDING THE STATUS OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS SESSION WILL LIKELY BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX. PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

If you would like to participate in this event but are not a current member of the Oakville Camera Club, please email info@oakvillecameraclub.com to be added to our list to receive the WebEx details.

Challenge Themes:  

Challenge 1:  Tell a  Story  about COVID-19 Pandemic in one Image

 Challenge 2: Black & White Selfie

Challenge 3: Transportation (Planes, Trains, Boats, Automobiles, etc.)

Submission deadline for images: November 2, 2020.

Judging results will be presented at the November 30, 2020 club meeting.

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is FREE for this event

Click here for the complete rules: https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/challenges/challenge-rules

Click here for the descriptions of the challenge themes: https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/challenges/challenge-themes

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is FREE for this event.

 

 

Nov
16
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   16th Nov, 2020 7:00PM
Presentation : Photographers like to present themselves as gurus.  Masters of light. True professionals who approach every situation from a place of 100% preparation.  S...

Presentation :

Photographers like to present themselves as gurus.  Masters of light. True professionals who approach every situation from a place of 100% preparation.  Sometimes, we like to think we walk on water.  In this humorous and honest presentation, Dave will share some of the many moments in his career when it didn't go quite as planned.  From horrible failures to crazy happenings, Dave will share some of his embarrassing stories from his years as a traveling assignment photographer.

 

About Dave:

I am a photographer, a dreamer, and a documentor. I am a writer, an explorer, and a purveyor of beauty and light. I am on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of existence- whether it's the most extreme and pristine environments in our world, or the beauty of humanity.

I am a creative who tries to avoid labels and enjoys, first and foremost, storytelling with my photography. Using time, place, and moments with others - my aim is to further an appreciation for the fact that we all live in a shared space. And that there is far greater good to be appreciated in this world than bad.

In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of my life - an area of Canada that I have worked hard to document and share with audiences, I – along with my beautiful wife, Erin, and our three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of our native country and numerous countries abroad. I now live proudly on Prince Edward Island on Canada’s East Coast, and am a child of the sea.

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DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

 

Nov
02
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   2nd Nov, 2020 7:00PM
Bio From an early age photography has always been a passion of mine .The creative process was intriguing to me as well as the power to capture a moment in time. Photography was more than black and wh...

Bio


From an early age photography has always been a passion of mine .The creative process was intriguing to me as well as the power to capture a moment in time. Photography was more than black and white, it was being able to see in colour. We have a responsibility in this world to record and expose the beauty as it is. Photography has evolved but will always remain pure in my heart .My journey began in South Africa and through the lens I saw a divided nation. Behind the glass Photojournalism was a vehicle to the struggle. Acquiring a National Diploma in Photography [Pretoria, South Africa ] , a brighter future was seen in the viewfinder in Canada's uninterrupted beauty of a nation of Canada where I continue to be inspired to create.


Clarity is becoming a husband and father.
Member Team Canada World Photography Cup 2020.

Artist Statement

I am an Artist,I create because this is what I believe I am meant to do.

When I am creating, I feel a sense of exhilaration and know that this is who I am.

The feeling of comfort and enthusiasm is what drives me to challenge my creativity.

 

The best part of what I do is to create photographs that I am proud of, defining a subject and portraying it to the best of my ability .I believe I have been given the gift of being able to see images and visualize the end result.

My eye is constantly searching for images looking for patterns, textures and how the light is affecting the subject. I visit the subject and admire and respect its beauty, then I dissect it looking at every possible angle to portray it at its best.

I fall in love easily with my subjects and have a feeling of attachment and leave with a lonely feeling of detachment.

I am happy when I feel I have depicted it at its best, and sad when I have failed and this failure brings me back to the subject and the challenge of creating the image that I set out to do and proud of.

I don't always succeed but learn from my failures and my peers.

I am euphoric when I am photographing, and the sense is heightened when find the right angle of the subject.

 

I have been creating for over 35 years and through time and my journey had led me to architectural photography and this genre of photography is where I feel at home.

I continue to challenge myself by shooting every day and putting myself out to the world and the constant challenge is what drives me

 I have so much to learn and it’s the journey is what inspires me.

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DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

 

Oct
19
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   19th Oct, 2020 7:00PM
Sharron Palmer-Hunt is a wildlife photographer residing on Gabrioa Island in British Columbia. She loves being out in nature and connecting one on one with wild animals.  Sharron has being ...

Sharron Palmer-Hunt is a wildlife photographer residing on Gabrioa Island in British Columbia. She loves being out in nature and connecting one on one with wild animals. 

Sharron has being doing wildlife photography for about 10 years and have a photo company, Sharron likes to work on other photography projects including weddings, and portraiture but her main passion is wildlife.

She is a director and wildlife rescue worker for a local animal rescue society and believes in treating animals with respect.

Sharron runs a a private Facebook group, Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, which was established for the purpose of showing that this unique area is abundant with wildlife opportunities. Sharron is the president of our local photography club and a regional rep for Canadian Association of Photographic Art. 

Sharron will summarize the modules of her wildlife course Picture Perfect Wow Photos, showing some tips and tricks for taking wildlife photography. I  and will also share some wildlife photos she has taken. 

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

 

Sep
28
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   28th Sep, 2020 7:00PM
Documenting Earth’s Extremes: Getting The Shot & Staying Alive” Explorer & photographer George Kourounis shares hair-raising tales from his many worldwide expeditions to photograph storms, vo...

Documenting Earth’s Extremes: Getting The Shot & Staying Alive”

Explorer & photographer George Kourounis shares hair-raising tales from his many worldwide expeditions to photograph storms, volcanoes and other natural disasters. He’ll also give you tips on how to use bad weather to your advantage, how to protect your gear, and how to stay safe in the worst conditions imaginable. 

Bio:

George is an explorer/photographer/storm chaser/& TV presenter who is known globally as a expert who specializes in extreme forces of nature and natural disasters. For over 20 years he's been on the scene during Mother Nature’s worst temper tantrums, including tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, floods, and any other extreme you can imagine. His adventures have taken him to 70+ countries, across all seven continents to places such as Madagascar, North Korea, The Congo, Vanuatu, Antarctica, Venezuela, Greenland, and Siberia.

He is an Explorer-In-Residence with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a National Geographic Society expedition leader, the chairman of The Explorers Club Canadian Chapter, and was named one of Canada’s top 45 living explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine. George has given several international TEDx talks and has addressed the United Nations Environmental Emergencies Forum. He regularly appears on television, commenting on weather events and disasters, and has hosted 49 episodes his own TV series “Angry Planet”, which aired globally on numerous networks.

 

Oklahoma LightningDUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

 

Sep
14
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   14th Sep, 2020 7:00PM
Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer based in Tokyo. He’s a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, Capture One Ambassador and X-Rite Coloratti member. Fueled by his ...

Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer based in Tokyo. He’s a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, Capture One Ambassador and X-Rite Coloratti member. Fueled by his passion for nature and travel, and a tireless desire to share his knowledge and artistic vision, Martin is a popular international tour & workshop leader, helping photographers from around the world to experience and capture the wonders of this awesome planet we call home. 

Martin will present his experience with the Canon R mirrorless system which he has been using for years as well as his most recent experiences with the just released Canon R5.

An incredible educator that he is, Martin will share tips on field technique, how to ge the most out of your camera in the field as well as sharing some post processing tips.

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

 

 

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Sep
08
  1.   Challenge
  2.    Public
  1.   8th Sep, 2020 7:00PM
OCC SUMMER CHALLENGE #5Tuesday, Sept. 8th - 7pm to 9pm Photo credit:  Jared Fein (A still life model railroad image created using photostacking, from over 40 closeup images). ...

OCC SUMMER CHALLENGE #5
Tuesday, Sept. 8th - 7pm to 9pm

Photo credit:  Jared Fein (A still life model railroad image created using photostacking, from over 40 closeup images).

Our fifth summer challenge will be held on-line (via WebEx) on Tuesday, September 8th

For this challenge, OCC club members are invited to submit up to 3 images to be critiqued by the participants. You may submit more than one image to a theme, but the total number of images submitted to the challenge must not exceed 3. 

Deadline for submission is midnight Sat. Sept. 5th! 

Images must be submitted to as jpg attachments (minimum size 1 mb), following the naming protocol for all club challenges (Title_Author.jpg) to:  challenges@oakvillecameraclub.com

The themes for this challenge are:

1.  Still Life Photography: Create a simple composition of inanimate natural or man-made objects.

2. Exploration Category: Extend yourself.  Try something entirely original to you - a new technique or style, a different genre of photography, etc.

3. Open Category: submit an image you would like to have critiqued by the group.

 

  1.   2
Sep
06
  1.   Workshop
  2.    Public
  1.   6th Sep, 2020 9:00AM
ATTENTION: Due to QEP Closures in response to COVID-19, this event has been postponed - additional details to follow shortly Please join us at our Introduction To Flash Portraiture: Part 2 - Practica...

ATTENTION: Due to QEP Closures in response to COVID-19, this event has been postponed - additional details to follow shortly

Please join us at our Introduction To Flash Portraiture: Part 2 - Practical, Hands On Session

In this session you will be using a flash lighting setup to capture a high quality portrait with a specific style in mind.  We will work in small groups with instruction and feedback.

Topics covered will be:

  • Effective communication with a male or female subject
  • Simply posing suggestions
  • Selecting either a speedlight or studio monolight solution
  • Working with a single light source, light modifier and reflector(s)
  • Basic portrait lighting techniques

Workshop fee $50.00

Attendence for this workshop will be limited to 12 people

NOTE:  we would strongly suggest that you attend our Part 1 - Information Session to ensure that you are prepared for this hands on workshop.  https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/program/299-april2020flashworkshop

 Fees are Non Refundable

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Aug
24
  1.   Challenge
  2.    Public
  1.   24th Aug, 2020 7:00PM
OCC SUMMER CHALLENGE #4 MONDAY, AUG 24th - 7pm to 9pm Photo credit:  Robin King Deadline for submission is midnight Sat. Aug 22nd!  Images must be submit...

OCC SUMMER CHALLENGE #4
MONDAY, AUG 24th - 7pm to 9pm


Photo credit:  Robin King

Deadline for submission is midnight Sat. Aug 22nd! 

Images must be submitted to as jpg attachments (minimum size 1 mb), following the naming protocol for all club challenges (Title_Author.jpg) to  robin@imaginacorporation.com

The meeting will be held on-line using WebEx.  Details to follow.

 

The themes for this challenge are:

1.  High Key Photography – any subject

2. Low Key Photography – any subject

3. Open category: submit an image you would like to have critiqued by the group

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Aug
10
  1.   Challenge
  2.    Public
  1.   10th Aug, 2020 7:00PM
Our third summer challenge which will be held on-line (via WebEx) on Monday, August 10.  For this challenge, OCC club members are invited to submit up to 3 images to be critiqued by the participa...

Our third summer challenge which will be held on-line (via WebEx) on Monday, August 10.  For this challenge, OCC club members are invited to submit up to 3 images to be critiqued by the participants. 

The themes for this challenge are:

1.  Street Documentary Image in B&W - Image should tell a story.

2. Macro photography - Flower or Insect

3. Open category: submit an image you would like to have critiqued by the group.

You may submit more than one image to a theme, but the total number of images submitted to the challenge must not exceed 3. 

Images must be submitted by midnight August 8 to robin@imaginacorporation.com.

FOR THIS CHALLENGE, DO NOT SEND THEM TO CHALLENGES@OAKVILLECAMERACLUB.COM

Photo credit:  Jared Fein

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Aug
09
  1.   Outing
  2.    Public
  1.   9th Aug, 2020 9:00AM
Spend 3 wonderful hours photographing raptors in an open environment. Both flying birds and static birds can be photographed and the setting could not be better.  Cost approx. $70 pp due to smal...

Spend 3 wonderful hours photographing raptors in an open environment. Both flying birds and static birds can be photographed and the setting could not be better. 

Cost approx. $70 pp due to smaller groups. Limited to the first 10 people to purchase a spot via PayPal.

Due to ongoing restrictions, members are free to set lunch plans individually. The drive is about 1:30 from Oakville Time: Allow about 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM for the whole event including travel.

 

PLEASE USE THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW TO REGISTER

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Aug
02
  1.   Workshop
  2.    Public
  1.   2nd Aug, 2020 9:00AM
ATTENTION: Due to QEP Closures in response to COVID-19, this event has been postponed - additional details to follow shortly This information session will review the essential tools for flash portrai...

ATTENTION: Due to QEP Closures in response to COVID-19, this event has been postponed - additional details to follow shortly

This information session will review the essential tools for flash portraiture as well as some optional tools and their use.

Topics covered will be:

  • Cameras and lenses for portraiture (including smart phones)
  • Exposure measurement and control Speedlights and low-cost studio monolights
  • Options for connecting the flash to the camera
  • Light modifiers - umbrellas, soft boxes and reflectors
  • Backgrounds and additional resources

Workshop fee $20.00

Attendence for this workshop will be limited to 30 people

Part 2 - Practical, Hands on Session is also postponed https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/program/300-may2020flashworkshop

Fees are Non Refundable.

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Jul
30
  1.   Outing
  2.    Public
  1.   30th Jul, 2020 9:00AM
Spend 3 wonderful hours photographing raptors in an open environment. Both flying birds and static birds can be photographed and the setting could not be better.  Cost approx. $70 pp due to smal...

Spend 3 wonderful hours photographing raptors in an open environment. Both flying birds and static birds can be photographed and the setting could not be better. 

Cost approx. $70 pp due to smaller groups. ($75 pp if we do a weekend)

Due to restrictions, members are free to set lunch plans individually.

The drive is about 1:30 from Oakville

TIme: Allow about 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM for the whole event including travel.

TO GET ON THE OUTINGS LIST, PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE TO outings@oakvillecameraclub.com

 

 

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  2.   2848 Front Rd, ...
Jul
27
  1.   Challenge
  2.    Public
  1.   27th Jul, 2020 7:00PM
Our second summer challenge will look at photography of smoke and bubbles.  Robin will give a short introductory presentation on bubble photography which will feature some of his work. OCC membe...

Our second summer challenge will look at photography of smoke and bubbles.  Robin will give a short introductory presentation on bubble photography which will feature some of his work.

OCC members are invited to submit for open critiquing 1 image on their own smoke or bubble photography.  Images must be submitted to challenges@oakvillecameraclub.com by midnight, July 25.

 

Members will be provided with instructions for how to dial into this online WebEx meeting.

 

Picture credit: Macro Photography of a Soap Bubble by Pashminu   

 

 

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Jul
13
  1.   Outing
  2.    Public
  3.   7 / 10
  1.   13th Jul, 2020 9:00AM
Spend 3 wonderful hours photographing raptors in an open environment. Both flying birds and static birds can be photographed and the setting could not be better.  Cost approx. $70 pp due to smal...

Spend 3 wonderful hours photographing raptors in an open environment. Both flying birds and static birds can be photographed and the setting could not be better. 

Cost approx. $70 pp due to smaller groups. ($75 pp if we do a weekend)

Due to restrictions, members are free to set lunch plans individually.

The drive is about 1:30 from Oakville

TIme: Allow about 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM for the whole event including travel.

TO GET ON THE OUTINGS LIST, PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE TO outings@oakvillecameraclub.com

 

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  2.   2848 Front Rd, ...
Jun
22
  1.   Challenge
  2.    Public
  1.   22nd Jun, 2020 7:00PM
Photo Credit:  Randy Droniuk  DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX. PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING...

Photo Credit:  Randy Droniuk 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX. PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

If you would like to participate in this event but are not a current member of the Oakville Camera Club, please email info@oakvillecameraclub.com to be added to our list to receive the WebEx details.

 

Challenge Themes: (Changed April 1, 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic)

Challenge 1: Macro / Close-up Photography

Challenge 2: Window Light Photography.   Take any subject (portrait of a person, flower arrangement, etc.) under natural window light.  A portion of the  window needs  to be incorporated into the image.

Challenge 3: Food Photography.  Share with us one of your culinary delights and make our mouths water.

Submission deadline for images: May 25, 2020.

Judging results will be presented at the June 22, 2020 club meeting.

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is FREE for this event

Click here for the complete rules: https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/challenges/challenge-rules

Click here for the descriptions of the challenge themes: https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/challenges/challenge-themes

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Jun
08
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   8th Jun, 2020 7:00PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT. Bern...

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

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

If you would like to participate in this event but are not a current member of the Oakville Camera Club, please email info@oakvillecameraclub.com to be added to our list to receive the WebEx details.

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
May
25
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   25th May, 2020 7:00PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT. With...

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

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

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

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

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

Trevor currently resides in Toronto, Canada. 

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

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
May
04
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   4th May, 2020 7:00PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT. Marg...

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

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

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

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

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Apr
24
  1.   Community Event
  2.    Public
  1.   24th Apr, 2020 7:00PM
As we now all face ever challenging times within our new normals of social and physical distancing, and self-isolation due to COVID-19 coronavirus, it is with sincere regret that we must inform you of...

As we now all face ever challenging times within our new normals of social and physical distancing, and self-isolation due to COVID-19 coronavirus, it is with sincere regret that we must inform you of our Capture Oakville Planning Committee's decision to cancel the 14th Edition of Capture Oakville Photography Competition, originally scheduled on Friday, April 24, 2020.

We realize that many of our Member photographers have gone to much time and expense to enter and participate in our 14th Competition.  While nothing has been confirmed, the Committee is currently discussing a number of options for hosting a scaled-down version of our event at a later date in 2020.

We hope you will join us on at a date to be determined as we announce the winners of our 2020 Capture Oakville Competition.
 

I trust that you understand and support the above decisions.  If you have any questions, please feel free to correspond with me directly.

Many thanks for your ongoing support of our Committee, and our Capture Oakville Event.

Be Safe; Cheers, Bernie

Bernard Cook

Oakville Camera Club

Chair, Capture Oakville Committee

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Apr
20
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   20th Apr, 2020 7:00PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT. Crea...

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Apr
06
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   6th Apr, 2020 7:00PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT. Erin...

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.

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

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

 


 

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Mar
23
  1.   Challenge
  2.    Public
  1.   23rd Mar, 2020 7:00PM
ATTENTION: Due to QEP Closures in response to COVID-19, this event has been postponed - additional details to follow shortly Photo Credit:   Ansel Adams Challenge Themes: Challenge 1: Animals ...

ATTENTION: Due to QEP Closures in response to COVID-19, this event has been postponed - additional details to follow shortly

Photo Credit:   Ansel Adams

Challenge Themes:

Challenge 1: Animals in their Natural Environment (No man made objects in photo)

Challenge 2: Black & White Landscape

Challenge 3: Fall Colours

Submission deadline for images: Feb. 24, 2020.

Judging results will be presented at the March 23, 2020 club meeting.

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is FREE for this event

Click here for the complete rules: https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/challenges/challenge-rules

Click here for the descriptions of the challenge themes: https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/challenges/challenge-themes

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Mar
09
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   9th Mar, 2020 7:00PM
Macro Photography, for the purpose of this talk, is defined as images a nature photographer can easily create with standard macro lenses, or extension tubes.  The size of the subjects comes with...

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

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

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

Peter’s Biography.

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

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

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

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Mar
01
  1.   Outing
  2.    Public
  3.   2 / 12
  1.   1st Mar, 2020 7:30AM
DATE SET FOR WINTER SESSION  MARCH 1, 2020  10AM -12PM  Cost is $52 per person. Spaces are limited to 12. Use the Buy Now button below to guarantee your spot. Spend 2 wonderful hours ...

DATE SET FOR WINTER SESSION  MARCH 1, 2020  10AM -12PM  Cost is $52 per person. Spaces are limited to 12. Use the Buy Now button below to guarantee your spot.

Spend 2 wonderful hours photographing raptors in an open environment. Both flying birds and static birds can be photographed and the setting could not be better.

The photography will be followed by a stop in Port Dover and a lunch at one of the fish restaurants on the waterfront.

TIme: about 7:30 AM to 4 PM.

Learn more:  http://www.canadianraptorconservancy.com/photography_session.php

 

 

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Feb
24
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   24th Feb, 2020 7:00PM
Jason Panda is a Graphic Artist and Art Educator living, creating and learning in the Waterloo Region.  Whenever possible, he strives to create authentic learning opportunities that connect art t...
Jason Panda is a Graphic Artist and Art Educator living, creating and learning in the Waterloo Region.  Whenever possible, he strives to create authentic learning opportunities that connect art to existing community and community initiatives. As an Artist, he uses a medley of traditional & digital media including illustration, sculpture, photography and digital painting. His focus is the layering and juxtaposition of elements to capture mood, create texture and present exciting new perspectives for common objects and environments.

 

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

 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10
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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Feb
03
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   3rd Feb, 2020 7:00PM
Being a graduate in the field of Physics, Vin Singh seeks and explores the beauty of the natural world. With courses in photography at University of Waterloo and Ontario College of Arts, Vin began his...

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

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

 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Jan
20
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   20th Jan, 2020 7:00PM
Ron's Presentation, "The Bipolar Photographer", is an image rich journey on creating powerful images from the ends of the earth and how it helped him overcome the debilit...
Ron's Presentation, "The Bipolar Photographer", is an image rich journey on creating powerful images from the ends of the earth and how it helped him overcome the debilitating effects of a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.
Anyone who knows Ron Clifford knows that while he is a skilled, award-winning photographer, he is first and foremost an encourager, a mentor and an educator. Call him an "Inspirologist" He has made a career out of encouraging the creative soul in others. As a result of his commitment to building strong communities, he has his work featured on Google products, on National Geographic.com and has appeared in blog posts and podcasts across the internet. Ron has become well known for his involvement in online and in-person mentoring in photography, life and business and has been inspiring fellow creatives and entrepreneurs through talks, presentations and workshops. Recently he was able to share his story about overcoming on the TEDx stage. Along with teaching online, Ron is also a Photography Guide leading unique photography symposiums workshops and tours to some of the most remote places on earth.

In his own words, "I love to explore the natural world, photograph the people and places in it and teach others to do the same.
I have the best job in the world."
Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10
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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Jan
19
  1.   Workshop
  2.    Public
  1.   19th Jan, 2020 9:00AM
Please join us on Sunday, January 19th for our OCC Education Workshop from 9am to 12pm.  This will be a hands on workshop that reviews the basics of cameras, exposure and editing.Our tutorials an...

Please join us on Sunday, January 19th for our OCC Education Workshop from 9am to 12pm.  This will be a hands on workshop that reviews the basics of cameras, exposure and editing.

Our tutorials and practical exercises will cover some core fundamental concepts:

  • basic composition in the camera
  • the exposure triangle, metering techniques
  • secrets revealed by the histogram
  • depth of field challenges
  • basic editing workflow to quickly bring your image to life
  • additional topics based on your questions

We will have ample time to provide individual advice and critiques with one of our team members so remember to bring your camera and your work (digital or print) to review.

Workshop Fee: just $10

Location: QEP, Multi Purpose Room 4

Attendance will be limited to 30 people so please register using the "BUY NOW" button below.

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Jan
06
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   6th Jan, 2020 7:00PM
Staff from Sony will be onsite at the OCC to let us know what Sony is up to in the mirrorless space including their groundbreaking Sony Alpha 7R IV with a 61 Megapixel sensor. Further info about this...

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

Further info about this talk will be available shortly. 

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

 

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Dec
16
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   16th Dec, 2019 7:00PM
Please join us for our Annual OCC Christmas Party. It's a great opportunity to socialize with the other members and to chat with the board members if you have any suggestions or thoughts to assist us...

Please join us for our Annual OCC Christmas Party.

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

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

The OCC Board will provide the drinks, napkins etc.

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

Guest Fees will be waived for this event.

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Dec
09
  1.   Outing
  2.    Public
  1.   9th Dec, 2019 7:00PM
UPDATE MEETING POINT:  6:50 PM MAIN ENTRANCE TO SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR CAMPUS, 1430 TRAFALGAR RD. Hosted by Robin King, this is an opportunity to visit Sheridan College and learn about their renowne...

UPDATE MEETING POINT:  6:50 PM MAIN ENTRANCE TO SHERIDAN TRAFALGAR CAMPUS, 1430 TRAFALGAR RD.

Hosted by Robin King, this is an opportunity to visit Sheridan College and learn about their renowned photography program. 

Youthful ideas at the forefront!

Go inside the creative minds of Sheridan’s photography students and learn what inspires them in their photography practice. Working with state-of-the-art equipment and evolving dynamic concepts, students produce compelling results. Take the tour and see their work!

Attendance limited to 35 people

Sign up sheet will be available at the Nov 4 meeting

  1.   3
Dec
02
  1.   Challenge
  2.    Public
  1.   2nd Dec, 2019 7:00PM
  Photo Credit:   Scott Dorcich Challenge Themes: Challenge 1: My Best Travel Photo from 2019 Challenge 2: Night Photography Challenge 3: I Never Submitted a Challenge Photo (My f...
 

Photo Credit:   Scott Dorcich

Challenge Themes:

Challenge 1: My Best Travel Photo from 2019

Challenge 2: Night Photography

Challenge 3: I Never Submitted a Challenge Photo (My first Challenge) - Open to any club member who has not submitted any image to a Challenge in the last 24 months (i.e. since Sept.1, 2017.)

Submission deadline for images: Nov. 18, 2019.

Judging results will be presented at the December 2, 2019 club meeting.

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is FREE for this event

Click here for the complete rules: https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/challenges/challenge-rules

Click here for the descriptions of the challenge themes: https://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/challenges/challenge-themes

  1.   6
Nov
29
  1.   Competition
  2.    Public
  1.   29th Nov, 2019 7:00PM
The Oakville Camera Club is delighted to invite you to the 2019 Capture Oakville Member Exhibition. Please join us on Friday, November 29, 2019 as we announce the winners of our 2019 Capture Oakv...
The Oakville Camera Club is delighted to invite you to the 2019 Capture Oakville Member Exhibition.

Please join us on Friday, November 29, 2019 as we announce the winners of our 2019 Capture Oakville Member Exhibition for A Year In Transition.

The Exhibition and Reception will be in the Main Gallery of the Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville.
 

The Member Exhibition is a free event, so please invite your friends and family.  We invite you to be part of our ‘peoples-choice’ for selecting this years Exhibition winners.  Every Member, as well as any guests that attend the Exhibition, will be provided with a single Ballot that will contain the two-(2) categories [Colour; Black & White] for selecting their choice for a winner in each category.

The opening Exhibition and Reception will begin at 7:00 PM in the Main Gallery of the Queen Elizabeth Park Community Cultural Centre, followed by the presentation ceremony later the same evening to recognize our ‘peoples-choice’ winners.

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Nov
18
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   18th Nov, 2019 7:00PM
Deborah Samuel was born in Vancouver, Canada. Her family moved to Toronto and then to Ireland before she was 14. She studied art in Ireland at Limerick College of Art and Design and then returned to C...

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

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

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

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

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

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  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Nov
10
  1.   Meetup
  2.    Public
  1.   10th Nov, 2019 7:30AM
CONFIRMED OUTING This outing is set up to allow photographers who work during the week to benefit from a group outing. Outing to Sherman and Tiffany Falls to practice long exposure shots of flowing ...

CONFIRMED OUTING

This outing is set up to allow photographers who work during the week to benefit from a group outing.

Outing to Sherman and Tiffany Falls to practice long exposure shots of flowing water and get more great fall colour shots for the 2nd challenge.

Meet in the QEP parking lot AHEAD of 7:30AM, we leave at 7:30. We will work out carpooling based on who is there. 

Recommended gear:

Tripod, polarizing or ND filters, BOOTS and dress warmly.

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Nov
04
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   4th Nov, 2019 7:00PM
Darren Creighton is an enthusiastic and insightful photographer, In 1997 he picked up his father's 35mm Minolta, made his first print in the darkroom and was hooked. Hispast experience in the traditio...

Darren Creighton is an enthusiastic and insightful photographer, In 1997 he picked up his father's 35mm Minolta, made his first print in the darkroom and was hooked. His
past experience in the traditional darkroom and his passion for the craft is evident in
both his imagery and his presentations.

Accomplishments include a cover story for Niagara Magazine, teaching photography at the Pumphouse Gallery in Niagara on the Lake, numerous awards & print sales to private & corporate clients.

Darren sees photography as an exploration of your vision and ideas mixed with light,
composition, storytelling, technique & sometimes luck.

"I love how with camera in hand, you see and appreciate the world in a whole new way"

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

  1.   7
  2.   2302 Bridge Rd,...
Oct
23
  1.   Meetup
  2.    Public
  1.   23rd Oct, 2019 7:00PM
AS OF OCT 23 AM, WEATHER IS GOOD, OUTING IS ON.  Meet AHEAD of 7pm in QEP parking lot. We leave at 7pm   Practice the night photo skills, following the recent presentation. Get that great ...

AS OF OCT 23 AM, WEATHER IS GOOD, OUTING IS ON. 

Meet AHEAD of 7pm in QEP parking lot. We leave at 7pm  

Practice the night photo skills, following the recent presentation. Get that great shot for the upcoming challenge.

Burlington canal and Hamilton harbour. Lots of opportunities for shots of structures, the foundries and even the sky depending on the weather.

Recommended gear. 

Wide angle, normal and short telephoto that can reach 200-300 mm. Tripod. 

Dress warm. 

  1.   3
Oct
21
  1.   Meeting
  2.    Public
  1.   21st Oct, 2019 7:00PM
Darren Rigo is a Toronto-based artist who creates work inspired by the absurdity in everyday life. His practice reacts to location as a source of inspiration while considering the endlessly evolving n...

Darren Rigo is a Toronto-based artist who creates work inspired by the absurdity in everyday life. His practice reacts to location as a source of inspiration while considering the endlessly evolving nature of photography. He received a BFA from OCAD University where he majored in photography and recently completed residencies at AIAV (Japan), Leveld Kunstnartun (Norway), AIRY (Japan). His work has also been included in the collections of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan. Local public installations of his work commissioned by SickKids Hospital, Daniels Corporation are currently on view in Toronto.

Guests are always welcome - guest fee is $10

  1.   4
Oct
15
  1.   Competition
  2.    Public
  1.   15th Oct, 2019 12:00AM
Member Exhibit 2019  Eligibility: 2 Oct 2018 – 15 Oct 2019 Submission Deadline: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019 Competition Details Entry Requirements FAQ’s Submitted images can be sent to  memb...

Member Exhibit 2019


 Eligibility: 2 Oct 2018 – 15 Oct 2019
 Submission Deadline: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019
 Competition Details
 Entry Requirements
 FAQ’s

Submitted images can be sent to  memberexhibit@oakvillecameraclub.com

Entry to this competition is resticted to members of the Oakville Camera Club

Payment for entry will be by PayPal only.

 

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