APC Featured Photographer of the Month – Chris Noronha

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 our very own program director – Online, Chris Noronha.

Bio:
I am a Graphic Designer and hobbyist photographer who grew up in Scarborough, but now living Ajax. I enjoy all types of photography, but I especially enjoy taking landscapes and nature images. I am also a self professed long exposure junkie. I try to put my love of the outdoors into my images. I am always looking to learn & improve my photography, which is why I joined the Ajax Photography Club. Really glad I did!

  • How would you describe your photographic style?
    It is mostly Landscape and nature themed. I do a lot of long exposures along the waterfront. Although, I also enjoy taking architectural and street shots.
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    I get inspired by the people around me. We have some very talented photographers in our club that continue to inspire. I would be hard pressed to not mention some of the masters that I have always admired like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Sebastiao Salgado (just to name a few). Currently I have been fascinated by the work Daniel Kordan.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    From as long as I can remember, I have been interested in photography. I would always be the one taking pictures, even as a kid.
  • What was your first camera?
    My very first camera was a Nikon FG film camera that my aunt gave me. I never really caught the photography bug until I purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D40X to take on my honeymoon. I’ve been bitten ever since.
  • What is your dream photo trip?
    There are so many wonderful places in this world that I would love to see, but currently Patagonia in tops on my list.

You can view some of Chris’ work on his Flickr page HERE or his Instagram @chrisnoronhaphoto.

APC November Meeting – Landscape and wildlife photographer Christoph Fischer

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The Ajax Photography Club is proud to present professional landscape and wildlife photographer, Christoph Fischer as the guest speaker for our November members meeting.

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 29th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

“I am a landscape and wildlife photographer based in Montreal, and I specialize in running national and international photography workshops. I love the natural world and I have always felt the need to capture, and freeze in time, any beautiful scenes I bear witness to. The infinite artistic potential of nature is all around us. It is not always easy to see, or capture, but when you do, it will fill you with great joy. Through photography we can experience the world so much more intensively, deeply – it is a wonderful gift. I truly enjoy teaching fellow photographers how best to capture and portray the beauty they see and perceive, and I love sharing with them the amazing landscapes and natural surroundings I am privileged to witness. Photography workshops and tours thus fit naturally into my world.

Now, more than ever, we need to commit to saving our planet, to save that what is so dear to us and more central to our being than we realize. Our world is hurtling towards irreversible damage. We have ONE chance. We squander it, and it will all be gone, forever.”

For more info on Christoph’s photography & workshops
please visit his website at www.beautysurroundsyou.com

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

Please note: There is a $10.00 guest fee for all non members attending this event.

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

APC Featured Photographer of the Month – John Stafford

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 John Stafford.

Bio:

I am a teacher in Scarborough who has been a DSLR owner for many years who mostly took pictures of my daughters sporting activities. I would get some great shots and some awful shots without really understanding why. When my daughter started university, I realised that I had a great deal more time on my hands and needed to find a hobby that I enjoyed.
I decided to take photography more seriously and I started looking into college courses and was shocked at the prices so I decided to check out camera clubs. I found the Ajax Photography Club about 4 years ago and took all of their introductory courses and finally understood how to use my camera. I have upgraded to a Nikon D800 and fitted myself with a variety of lenses and filters. Through courses and workshops I have learned a tremendous amount and my photography has improved greatly.
  • How would you describe your photographic style?

    I am more of a passive photographer in that I don’t like to stage scenes or do portraits. I enjoy wildlife and landscape photography the most. I’m not sure I have an actual style, but I like pictures that are sharp and have a lot of drama.
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    I would have to say that Ansel Adams is my biggest inspiration because I was immediately drawn to his work long before I became interested in photography. I do not know or study photographers but that is something I might pursue more in the future.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    I have been using a DSLR for over 20 years, but have only taken it seriously for 4 years.
  • What was your first camera?
    My first camera was a probably a disposable Kodak when I was a kid, but my first real camera was a Nikon D40.
  • What is your dream photo trip?

    My dream trip would be one of the cruises offered by National Geographic. They travel to photographic destinations with National Geographic photographers. I think the trip to the Galapagos would be the preferred one for me.

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

APC September/ October Newsletter

The September / October 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 September/October Download

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

APC October Meeting – A Journey into Creativity with Bharat Mistry

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The Ajax Photography Club is proud to present photographer and educator, Bharat Mistry as the guest speaker for our October members meeting.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

A Journey into Creativity with Bharat Mistry
Many of you know him. Some of you may have even worked with him. Few have figured out how his mind works. Now, Bharat Mistry joins us for an evening to share with us what influences his creativity and how he develops some of the amazing images seen in his portfolio.
This will be a fun, casual evening with a presentation of some of his work and how they came to be. He’ll walk us through his thought process in developing his ideas and executing the concepts. The presentation will be followed by a demo showing how an ordinary image is given the wow factor to make it truly creative and unique.

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 – Malyar Nahil

Ajax Photography Club

With the start of the new APC season in full swing, we are excited for the return of our Featured Photographer of the Month.

Every month we select a member to be featured and showcase their work. It’s a great way to display the talent of our ever growing club.

This month, our featured photographer is Malyar Nahil.

Bio:
Photography is one of my great passions; I have a home studio where I play with a variety of lighting and backgrounds, to create unique portraits.
I also enjoy travel photography and have photographed weddings. The APC and it’s guest speakers are a great source of learning for me.

  • How would you describe your photography style?
    Anything in what I find “Beauty” and how I can communicate this view to others.
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    I don’t have a specific photographer who inspires me, I am fascinated by all beauties.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    I was interested to photography for ever; my family remind me that I was trying to build a camera with a cardboard box and a Loop… when I was very young.
  • What was your first camera?
    My first camera was a “Canon point & Shoot” and 1st SLR was “Canon Rebel G”, a film Camera that I had in Montreal.
  • What  is  your  dream  photo  trip?
    My dream photo trip would be somewhere like China, India…etc. Where all is different and also I dream about visiting Canada’s Banff National Park.

You can view some of Malyar’s work at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nurlight/

Upcoming APC workshops and classes – October

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The APC continues to provided great educational and creative workshops/events to take your photography to the next level. The following is a list of upcoming workshops available to our APC members.

For more info or to RSVP, please click visit the corresponding links below. All links will direct you to our members only Meetup site .

APC Class: Fundamentals: Buttons & Dials Part One: What do they do?

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 2016 – 7:00 PM
ROTARY PARK PAVILLION,
177 LAKE DRIVEWAY WEST, Ajax, ON

(Part one) Buttons & Dials:

Objective: For new camera owners, to experienced shooters to learn together. What do all these buttons do?

• Learning the top ten buttons and dials

• Where are they?

• What do they do?  Function?

• Effects? Results?

• Bring your cameras  (DSLR, Mirrorless and Point & Shoot)

APC Class: Fundamentals: Buttons & Dials Part Two: What do they do?

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

(Part two) Buttons & Dials:

Objective: For new camera owners, to experienced shooters to learn together. What do all these buttons do?

• Learning the top ten buttons and dials

• Where are they?

• What do they do?  Function?

• Effects? Results?

• Bring your cameras  (DSLR, Mirrorless and Point & Shoot)

Car Junk Yard Photography

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 7:00 PM
McLean’s Auto Wreckers
12584 Fourth Line Nassagaweya, Rockwood/Acton/Campbellville, ON

McLean’s is an active auto wreckers with a few twists. The collection of VERY old cars in the lot is unparalleled anywhere and the setting of the cars, truck and buses in the trees and lanes makes for some great shots. You can pretty much find any kind of vehicle here, from Edsel’s to Ford’s, School buses and old delivery trucks.

NOTE: This is a member run Meetup

Be sure to frequent our website and Meetup page to keep up to date on all the latest APC events.

Guests are welcome to attend. There will be a non-member fee of $10.00 per guest.