Meetings

All meetings are held from September to June with a 2 month break for the summer.
(Click on the tab for information and schedules for each of the meeting types available.)

When: Every 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7PM. Visitors welcome.
Where: Algonquin College, Perth (see calendar for map)

The regular meeting is formatted to provide an entertaining and instructive program including guest speakers, member profiles, monthly image theme, constructive critiquing, as well as special slideshow presentations and hands-on learning experiences.

Every regular meeting, there is a review of images submitted for the specific Members Showcase theme category, as well as the general "Anything Goes" category. Members are encouraged to share their images with the club for inspiration and for constructive feedback. We have been having great success using digital submissions for presentation on the projector systems at the meeting venues. For members, this means they simply email in their images, identified with their name and the category, for presentation.

Program Schedule - Regular Meetings - Sept 2018 - June 2019
Note: subject to change without notice

Tuesday August 28, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Management Team - "Club Information"
What to you get with membership? SIGs, Website, Facebook Group, Outings, CAPA
Image Category: Best of Summer
Member Showcase: none
Additional: Membership dues payable
Tuesday September 25, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Henrys Camera from Kanata
Image Category: Black and White
Member Showcase: David Zimmerly
Additional: Membership dues payable
Tuesday October 23, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Suliman Chadirji - Scrumptious Images
Image Category: Clouds
Member Showcase: Paul Berkloo
Tuesday November 27, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: David Barbour Travel and Street Photography
Image Category: Time
Member Showcase: Donna-Marie Burnell
Tuesday December 18, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Christmas Social & Pot Luck
Image Category: Night
Member Showcase: Bruce McDougall
Additional: Slideshow of Members’ images
Members bring finger foods
Tuesday January 22, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Kristen Lau and Grant (Social Documentary Portraiture)
Image Category: Space
Member Showcase: Rene Jones
Tuesday February 26, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Mike Clark ( Capture the Artistry of Life )
Image Category: Beauty in Decay
Member Showcase: Gary Wingnall
Tuesday March 26, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Mark Raycroft. (Wildlife Photographer)
Image Category: What is It
Member Showcase: Sheila Stojakovich
Tuesday April 23, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Karen Bell  https://www.belleimages.ca
Image Category: Barns and Equipment
Member Showcase: Allison Kirkpatrick
Tuesday May 28, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: To be announced
Image Category: Stained Glass
Member Showcase: Lois Perreault
Tuesday June 25, 7:00PM - Annual General Meeting
Speaker/Topic: To be announced
Member Showcase: Yogi Sepp
Additional: Elections for Club Executive
Fun night of family, friends, and photos
Members bring treats
When: Every 1st Tuesday of the month @ 7PM
Where: Drummond Twsp Hall, Drummond Centre (see calendar for map)

The goal for this special interest group is to cover the basics of good and interesting photography, how to get the most or more out of your camera and to expand your photographic skills using a combination of instruction and hands on experience. We encourage participation with the sharing of images, ideas and experiences.

Program Schedule - Applied SIG - Sept 2018 - June 2019
Note: subject to change without notice

Tuesday September 4, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Welcome back/upcoming schedule, Lighting (Paul Grant)
Sandra to Introduce Famous Photographer, Richard Martin
Image Category: Best Of Summer
Tuesday October 2, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Portraits, posing…Craig Greenwood
Image Category: "Lighting"
Tuesday November 6, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Choosing a lens…Len Modderman. Wendy to explain “What are we doing for Dec meeting?”
Image Category: Hold That Pose
Tuesday December 4, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Christmas ‘food’ photography practical. Bring camera and one pretty plate. We’ll provide food to photograph.
Image Category: What lens was that?
Tuesday January 1, 7:00PM - NO MEETING
Speaker/Topic: New Year's Day - no meeting
Image Category: not applicable
Tuesday February 5, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Still Life…Gerd + Helicon Focus/Stacking…Wendy
:Inspiring Photographer: Lydia presents
Image Category: Food (2), Holiday Portraits (1)
Tuesday March 5, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Contemplative (Linda Mentzel), Colour (Heather Featherstone)
Image Category: Still Life
Tuesday April 2, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Sandra…Wabi-Sabi presentation, if no other? This spot is OPEN for “other”
Inspiring Photographer…: Open
Image Category: Contemplative (composition, colour, lines, texture,…)
Tuesday May 7, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Urban Life…street and architecture, urban landscape Later in the month…”Urban” outing to Ottawa?
Image Category: Wabi-Sabi or “other”
Tuesday June 4, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Pot Luck, year in pictures slideshow,
Image Category: Oh WOW!!! (2), Best of Inspiring Photographer (2)
When: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 7PM
Where: McMartin House, Perth (see calendar for map)

The redefined Digital Darkroom special interest group goes beyond using the computer as a tool - Lightroom (Adobe's photography program), Photoshop (Adobe's graphics program) and ProShow Gold/Producer (the slideshow program), to explore with our cameras with topics such as painting with light, indoor-lighting, outdoor-lighting and a host of other advanced techniques. There'll be lots of opportunity for hands-on learning. This remains a SIG for those wanting to go well beyond the basics.

Below are the Topics and Speakers for the upcoming year. Further description of the topics will be provided the week before the presentations.
The format of the meeting will be as such with certain flexibility depending on the length of the presentations.

  • Presentation and questions
  • Short break (15 min.)
  • Before and After Pictures
  • Combination of: ​
    • What’s new in processing (Show and Tell)
    • Questions from audience about processing – immediate answer provided if possible or answer to follow at the next meeting
    • Video or short live demonstration of tips/techniques

The idea is to make the second part more interactive and participatory.

Program Schedule - Digital Darkroom SIG - Sept 2018 - June 2019
Note: subject to change without notice

Tuesday September 11, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Importing and locating files and Before and After Max3 Images
Tuesday October 9, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Editing files in Camera Raw and Before and After Max3 Images
Tuesday November 13, 7:00PM
Topic: To be announced
Tuesday December 11, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: To be announced
Tuesday January 8, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Paul Grant Making Selections in Photoshop and before and after max 3 images
Tuesday February 12, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Graeme Crabb ON1 Photo and Before and after Max 3 images
Tuesday March 12, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Graeme Crabb ON1 Photo and Before and After Max 3 images
Tuesday April 9, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: To be announced
Tuesday May 14, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: To be announced
Tuesday June 11, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: To be announced
When: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7PM
Where: Drummond Twsp Hall, Drummond Centre (see calendar for map)

Members provide photos that are shown anonymously on the screen for a short period of time. Then critique is provided by the group on different elements (technical, composition, wow factor, and subject matter). The author may intervene to provide more information on the photograph.

Program Schedule - Critiquing SIG - Sept 2018 - June 2019
Note: subject to change without notice

Tuesday September 18, 7:00PM
Image Category: Reflection
Reflection photography, also referred to as mirror photography, is when you use reflective surfaces to create an artistic echo of a scene. It can add an interesting spin to locations that are hotspots for photographers such as oceans, lakes, puddles, and even raindrops
Tuesday October 16, 7:00PM - NO MEETING
Image Category: No Critiquing Meeting - Hall unavailable
Tuesday November 20, 7:00PM
Image Category: Painting With Light
This term describes a photographic technique that uses a moving light source to add light to an under-illuminated subject while taking a long-exposure photograph. A scene or object can be brought to life by painting with a beam of light
Tuesday December 18, 7:00PM - MAIN MEETING INSTEAD
Image Category: No Critiquing Meeting – Main Meeting moved to 3rd Tuesday of December
Tuesday January 15, 7:00PM
Image Category: Architecture
Architecture photography is the photographing of buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects
Tuesday February 19, 7:00PM
Image Category: Motion… Locomotion
You can interpret at will… But, check out the work of Eadweard Muybridge,an English Photographer – a pioneer in visual studies of human and animal locomotion
Tuesday March 19, 7:00PM
Image Category: Travel
Time to share your recent travel photographs. Travel photography is a genre of photography that may involve the documentation of the area’s landscape, people, culture, customs and history
Tuesday April 16, 7:00PM
Image Category: Food / Still Life
Food photography is in the still life category of photography. Here is your opportunity to make us all hungry. Or just create a (photographic) scene
Tuesday May 21, 7:00PM
Image Category: Wabi-Sabi
The art of the imperfect! Roughly translated from Japanese it is“imperfect aged beauty”. The challenge is to find beauty or art in decay, garbage or even graffiti
Tuesday June 18, 7:00PM
Image Category: Silhouette
Silhouette photography is a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood in a photograph. It is defined as a view of an object or a scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior

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