APC June Newsletter

The June newsletter is now available for download. It is the last newsletter until the new season starts up again in September.

You can download the newsletter from the link below. Feel free to share it with anyone interested.

APC Newsletter June 2016

The APC would like to thank newsletter editor, Laurie Taylor for her great work.

We wish everyone a safe and photography filled summer. See you all back in September.

APC June Meeting – Outdoor photographer, Ethan Meleg

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The APC is proud to present outdoor photographer, Ethan Meleg as the guest speaker for our June members meeting.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 6:30 PM
St. Francis Centre for Community,
Arts and Culture

78 Church St SOUTH, Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:00 PM

Confessions of a Crazed Photographer:
As an outdoor photographer, Ethan Meleg has crawled through mud, kayaked deep into swamps, endured -30 degree temperatures and hiked for miles in total darkness (often with 40 pounds of camera gear on his back) to capture spectacular photos of nature. In this presentation, Ethan shares his insight into the inspiration, passion and knowledge that drives great nature photography. Illustrated by his favourite photos and stories, this light-hearted and humorous presentation will entertain and inspire!

Evening Agenda:
This will also be our Annual General Meeting. There will be Elections for the Board of Directors and brief overview of the club financials, as well as plans for the future.

There will also be photo essays and the results of the last Photo Clinic (Slide-show).

At the end of the night we will have food and drinks along with some time to socialize. There will be a live band preforming.

Let’s celebrate the end of another great season of the APC!

To see more of Ethan’s photography and workshops, please visit his website at ethanmeleg.com

APC members can RSVP to this meeting via our members only Meetup site HERE

(Volunteers to help clean up after the meeting is greatly appreciated)

APC Featured Photographer of the Month – Ron Pereux

Ajax Photography Club

Looking for some photographic inspiration? Well look no further then the current members of the Ajax Photography Club. Each month a different APC member will be featured and we will provide a glimpse into their photographic life.

This month, the featured photographer is past APC President, Ron Pereux.

Bio:

I am from a small pulp and paper community north of Winnipeg called Pine Falls.  Lived near a french community in the area called St.George, on a small hobby farm.  My father is a retired accountant and small craft commercial pilot. Spent much of my younger life in bush planes, and training horses. Attended University of Winnipeg, and Red River Community college.  Worked as an Animal Health Technologist, then continued education as Medical Radiation Technologist. After graduation moved to Toronto, worked in Diagnostic Imaging at Women’s College Hospital, now at Rouge Valley Health System.

For 26 years I have been taking photos inside the body, now enjoy photography outside the body. I joined the Ajax Photography Club 6 years ago when it started, was asked to take on the role of Vice- President, then moved into the President’s Chair for 3 years. I am beyond proud how the club has evolved, my photography has evolved with it. I continue assisting in programs and education roles with the club. It was not achieved alone, the amazing executive team and members have made the APC today.

  • How would you describe your photography style?
    Style evolves with time and experience.  I like images that have impact and captures emotion.  Looking at images from history that make them famous…why? I like all areas of photography especially music concert photography and black & white photography.
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    For portraiture I like Yousuf Karsh… a Canadian Armenian photographer that captured some of the most famous people in history.  To see impact and emotion look at his image of Winston Churchill.  Read about how he captured it.  For photography of musicians,  I really enjoy the stoic images of Herman Leonard.  The smoky jazz clubs of famous icon musicians like Billie Holiday. For inspiration, I look to David du Chemin and Joe McNally.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    Ever since I was a kid in grade 9. We had a small photography group with our science teacher.  We experienced the chemical marvels of the classic photo darkroom.
  • What was your first camera?
    It was an older Brownie Camera that took 135mm rolled film.
  • What  is  your  dream  photo  trip?
    So many on my Bucket List….it would be someplace that has diverse topographical geography.  New Zealand or Tanzania.You can view more of Ron’s work on our Meetup site.

Note: The APC Featured photographer of the month will return in September. Enjoy your summer. Don’t forget your camera!

APC May Meeting – Print competition results, awards and Birds of Prey with Peter Gatt

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The APC is proud to present nature photographer and educator, Peter Gatt as the guest speaker for our May members meeting.

Tuesday, MAY 24th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Peter’s BIO:

I was born in Gzira, Malta. (Don’t worry, most people have never heard of it.)
My Family moved to Toronto when I was just 2 years old. I grew up here in Toronto and have always enjoyed watching and being in nature. I always wanted to have a career were I could be in nature all day. I first got a taste of Photography in High School. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to go to Humber College to pursue it as a career.

In 2000, I was asked to create and teach classes at the Henry’s School of Imaging. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching and In 2002 I started teaching night classes at Alexander Mackenzie High School. On June 27th 2006, I decide to start my own school, and the School of Photography was born.

Peter will present his ‘Birds of Prey’ slide show and Q&A session.

We will also have our Print Competition submissions on display and present awards to all the respective winners. We wish to thank Bob Wilson and  Frans Grootveld  for all their hard work organizing this competition.

To see more of Peter’s photography or to learn about some of his upcoming classes, please visit his website at www.petergatt.com

APC members can RSVP to this meeting via our members only Meetup site HERE

(Volunteers to help clean up after the meeting is greatly appreciated)

APC Featured Photographer of the Month – Marlene Phillips

Ajax Photography Club

Looking for some photographic inspiration? Well look no further then the current members of the Ajax Photography Club. Each month a different APC member will be featured and we will provide a glimpse into their photographic life.

This month, the featured photographer is Marlene Phillips.

Bio:
I have been interested in photography since my teen years; capturing those special moments, building a collection of memories for myself, family and friends.

Despite the enjoyment I experienced from photographing I hoped to someday enhance my knowledge and skills. Becoming a member of APC was instrumental in making this happen. It has been an interesting, always inspiring, learning experience.

As my photography journey continues, I realize it is not only about capturing moments, it is an avenue to channel my creativity.

  • How would you describe your photographic style?
    I have always had the greatest respect and admiration for nature and find myself drawn to capturing its beauty. The creative possibilities of Macro as well as the dramatic effects of Black and White also appeal to me.
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    I am inspired by many photographers including my fellow club members and those who I meet along the way.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    I have been interested since my teen years; it’s been during the last fifteen years that I’ve wanted to further my knowledge and skills.
  • What was your first camera?
    My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic X-15.
  • What is your dream photo trip?
    I would like to go back to the Grand Canyon.

You can view more of Marlene’s work on our Meetup site.

APC April / May Newsletter

The April / May newsletter is now available for download. It has everything you need to keep you up to date on the APC season news and events.
You can download the newsletter from the link below. Feel free to share it with anyone interested.

APC Newsletter Apr-May 2016

The APC would like to thank newsletter editor, Laurie Taylor for her great work.

APC April Meeting – Eleven star master photographer, Juraj Dolanjski

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The APC is proud to present eleven star master photographer, Juraj Dolanjski as the guest speaker for our April members meeting.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

 Juraj’s BIO:

Juraj is an Eleven Star Master Photographer, an imaging technology, Audio Visual and software expert. He has presented lectures at NFRCC and CAPA conventions and is sought after as a photography motivational speaker and workshop instructor in the Greater Toronto area. His work has been published in Canadian Camera Magazine and in trade publications and brochures. He has contributed his work to number of photography art exhibitions in the Hamilton and Burlington area.

What you will learn:

Juraj will be presenting two 45 min presentations. The first will be titled “Colour and Balance” and the second is titled “How to improve your Score”.

To see more of Juraj’s photography, please visit his website at fotojuraj.com

APC members can RSVP to this meeting via our members only Meetup site HERE

(Volunteers to help clean up after the meeting is greatly appreciated)