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 2017 - June 2018
Note: subject to change without notice

Tuesday September 26, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Lorraine Fernando
“Photography in the Expressionist Style”
Image Category: Smells of Summer
Member Showcase: Bev Phillips
Additional: Membership dues payable
Tuesday October 24, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Ruth Stenson
“Wedding Photography” techniques, creativity and equipment
Image Category: Cemetery
Member Showcase: Paul Grant
Tuesday November 21, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Mike Venables
"Dynamic Composition and Compositional Elements”
Image Category: Abandoned Buildings
Member Showcase: Doug Brittain
Tuesday December 19, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Christmas Social & Pot Luck
Image Category: Long exposure
Member Showcase: Craig Greenwood
Additional: Slideshow of Members’ images
Members bring finger foods
Tuesday January 23, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: to be announced
Image Category: Warm & Spicy
Member Showcase: Norma Gardiner
Tuesday February 27, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: to be announced
Image Category: Seeing Red
Member Showcase: Geoff Stimpson
Tuesday March 27, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: to be announced
Image Category: Spring Thaw
Member Showcase: Linda Mentzel
Tuesday April 24, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: to be announced
Image Category: No hand of man
Member Showcase: Paul Sturmey
Tuesday May 22, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: to be announced
Image Category: Birds
Member Showcase: Lydia Elizabeth
Tuesday June 26, 7:00PM - Annual General Meeting
Speaker/Topic: Family Fun Night
Member Showcase: Brian Whitestone
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 calendarfor 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 2017 - June 2018
Note: subject to change without notice

Tuesday September 5, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Wendy Wood
"Get Into Manual Mode" – Exposure Triangle, the basics and more
Speaker/Topic: Rene Jones
"Famous Photographer with a twist"
Image Category: Best of Summer
Tuesday October 3, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Sandra Jones
"Abstracts and Light Painting"
Image Category: Same image/Two different exposures
(re: exposure triangle settings)
Tuesday November 7, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Paul Berkloo
"Night Photography"
Image Category: Abstract
Sunday December 3, 7:00PM - DATE CHANGE!
Speaker/Topic: Out for the Night Lights
Sunday Dec. 3, outing to Upper Canada Village.
Car pool, leave Perth at 4:00 p.m.
Please note: There will be no meeting on Tuesday Dec. 5
Image Category: no theme for December
Tuesday January 2, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Wendy Wood
"Macro" - bring your cameras for practical work
Image Category: Night lights
Tuesday February 6, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Brian Whitestone
"Photographing Miniatures"
*There will be a “Miniatures” workshop. Date TBA
Image Category: Up close
Tuesday March 6, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: JD LaBelle
"Composite photography" - practical
Image Category: Small world
Tuesday April 3, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Paul Grant
"Studio Photography set-up" - simple to more complex
Image Category: Composites (any layered images)
Tuesday May 1, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Len Modderman
"Birds ... Apps and Traps"
Image Category: One light source
Tuesday June 5, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Pot Luck. Discuss ideas for next year
Image Category: Famous Photographer
When: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 7PM
Where: McMartin House, Perth (see calendarfor map)

The redefined Digital Directions 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 Directions SIG - Sept 2017 - June 2018
Note: subject to change without notice

Tuesday September 12, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Processing Portraits
Tuesday October 10, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Editing Video in Lightroom
Tuesday November 14, 7:00PM
Topic: How to make a slideshow in Lightroom - Hands on session
Tuesday December 12, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Recording Actions in Photoshop
Tuesday January 9, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Making a Slideshow in Photostage: Hands on Session
Tuesday February 13, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Making Collages, Triptychs and montages in Photoshop
Tuesday March 13, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: To be determined
Tuesday April 18, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Hands on session in Making Composites
Follow up to previous session in Applied
Tuesday May 8, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: Processing for Artistic Effects
Tuesday June 12, 7:00PM
Speaker/Topic: To be determined
When: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7PM
Where: Drummond Twsp Hall, Drummond Centre (see calendarfor 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 2017 - June 2018
Note: subject to change without notice

Tuesday September 19, 7:00PM
Image Category: Reflection
“Reflections come in many different forms and guises, varying from dramatic landscape shots to detailed macro compositions. How do you want to express it…”
Tuesday October 17, 7:00PM
Image Category: Mechanical
“Trains, planes and automobiles…Dials, knobs, levers, cranks… old and new…”
Tuesday November 21, 7:00PM
Image Category: Black and White Portrait
“They say that black and white photography captures emotions, adds drama and depth.”
Tuesday December 19, 7:00PM
Image Category: No Critiquing Meeting – Main Meeting moved to 3rd Tuesday of December
Tuesday January 16, 7:00PM
Image Category: Negative Space

“Negative space is the area between and around objects in a photo. Use it to see shapes and sizes more effectively, and produce interesting images."
Tuesday February 20, 7:00PM
Image Category: Motion
“Capturing movement in images is something that many photographers only think to do when they are photographing sports or other fast moving subjects. Show us your interpretation and freeze the moment.”
Tuesday March 20, 7:00PM
Image Category: Lines
“Lines in images are very powerful elements that can add dynamic impact to a photograph in terms of mood as well as how they lead an image's viewer into a photo.”
Tuesday April 17, 7:00PM
Image Category: Alter Ego
“An alter ego is a second self, which is believed to be distinct from a person’s original personality. Time to be creative…”
Tuesday May 15, 7:00PM
Image Category: Abstract
“It is sometimes called non-objective, experimental, conceptual or concrete photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.”
Tuesday June 19, 7:00PM
Image Category: Emotion: Passion, Anger, Pleasure…
“The more emotional the shot is, the more it appeals to our senses, and the greater the connection we feel to it. If a picture conveys emotion – whether it’s happiness, surprise, sorrow, disgust – it is successful."

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