Digital Directions SIG – June 2017

When: Tuesday June 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Where: McMartin House (Corner Gore & Harvey)

Topic: Compositing

Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Today, most, though not all, compositing is achieved through digital image manipulation.

Our own Jean-Denis Labelle will illustrate the art of compositing through digital manipulation.

Before & After Pictures

Please send your before and after pictures to Len Modderman by Tuesday June 13, no later than noon. We no longer will accept pictures on a memory stick.

What's New
Please bring and or share any new information about processing or photography in general.

As well if you have any questions about processing, don't be shy and ask. Together we can find the answer.

We will also be discussing plans for next year so please bring your suggestions.

Looking forward to seeing you all.


Len Modderman
Bob Feduke

Applied Photography SIG – June 2017

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:30pm (last meeting for the year)
Where: Drummond Twsp Hall, 1920 Drummond Concession 7


It is hard to believe that we have come to the last month of meetings but it is a fact. True to habit we will be sharing a meal together and good conversation. As in the past please bring something to share along with your plate, cutlery and something to drink (non-alcoholic). We are always amazed at the delicious spread so bring your appetite and Your Suggestions for next years’ meetings.


After Paul Grant’s presentation last month perhaps you got your camera out to try some of Paul’s suggestions. We would love to see the results. But if you didn’t practice with lights then perhaps you made some other images that you would like to share.

Naturally we love to see the great shots but if your's didn't turn out the way you thought they should and you have questions, send them on too. Our members are always willing to help and we all learn by sharing.

Please send your images to Linda by noon on Tuesday, June 6th.

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Directions from Perth:
Drive 9.5 km (from Blair’s Furniture Store) East on Hwy 7;
Turn left onto Drummond Concession 7 Road;
Drive 1.1 km,
Turn right into the parking lot of the township building.

Photo Challenge 2017

Time To Get Creative

Our Annual Photo Challenge has always been a popular event and hopefully this year will be no different. We have seen some fantastic and very interesting images from all of our members and hope that you will continue to share your images by participating in this challenge. So get those artistic juices flowing, challenge yourself, then present your creative results at our last meeting of the year on June 27th.


  • Juxtaposition: A fancy word for contrast. Specifically, juxtaposition is when you put two opposite things together and the contrast of those two things becomes interesting. Think about sizes, thin/large, tall/short, old/new, circles/ rectangles, dark/light, etc.
  • Make Believe: Create an image that is not really what it is. The possibilities are endless, let your imagination soar.
  • Vintage: This could be an image of something old, from a different perspective, or perhaps something new, altered to look old.
  • Yummy: Let your creativity go wild, capture “delicious”.
  • Water: Good old H2O, in all its many forms, sprayed, flowing, boiling,etc


You choose a maximum of three (3) of the five (5) categories to display at the June 27th meeting.
The time frame is from Tuesday, September 27, 2016 until Tuesday, June 27th, 2017.
Images are to be no larger than 8x12. PLEASE mount your images on a firm backing such as foam core. The images can also be matted but this not necessary. We ask that you use black or white foam core and/or matting.
Please bring your images in by 6:30 pm so they can be set up for display.
Bring your partner, friend, or another family member to share in the evening, enjoy the images and meet the other members of our club.

Regular Meeting – May 2017

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Algonquin College, Room 104


Tania studied photographic techniques at Algonquin College and has a degree in Art History and Arts Administration. With her interests in art and photography, vintage interior design and the natural world, she pulls together unique creative passions that are reflective in her work.

Tania has founded The Silver Shingle, a signage and creative imagery company that specializes in photosensitive anodized aluminum. Each metal plate is individually hand developed in a darkroom whereby the image is embedded within the photosensitive aluminium. The end result is a unique and attractive way to display photos in which the images take on sheen-like quality that draws viewers in and captures the imagination.

We look forward to seeing her images and exploring new ways to display our images.

Theme Image and Anything Goes:

Submit your ONE best shot for the “Theme” which this month is PERSPECTIVES.

The theme this month is wide open to your individual interpretation. Surprise us with your creativity.

Please remember to have your photo submitted no later than NOON on Tuesday, May 23rd as no late submissions or memory sticks will be able to be included in the presentation. Please send your “Theme” photo with your name and the title PERSPECTIVES on the subject line to Robert Feduke.

“Anything Goes” You may submit 2 photos of your choice. Please identify them with your name and in the subject line please include the identifier of “Anything Goes”. Please send them to Robert Feduke by NOON on May 23rd.

Member Showcase

This month's member showcase presenter will be: Graeme Crabb

Critiquing SIG – May 2017

When: Tuesday 16 May, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Drummond Township Hall, 1920 Drummond Concession 7


Textures - It’s all about patterns, colors and depth, and every single detail of a texture plays a significant role in the overall perception of the photograph.

Please send Madeleine a maximum of 2 photos (by Tuesday noon) that you would like critiqued.

Looking forward to seeing you there!