APC May Meeting – Sports, music and portrait photographer, Jon Blacker

The Ajax Photography Club is proud to present sports, music and portrait photographer, Jon Blacker.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7pm
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd, Ajax, ON  L1S 4S4
Doors open at 6:30pm

Best known for his sports, music and portrait work, award-winning Toronto based visual storyteller Jon Blacker is ready to go where you need him, when you need him to get you the still and moving images you need, bringing his gear and his experience working with editorial, commercial and corporate clients in Canada, the United States and overseas.

Among others, Jon has worked with; Major League Baseball Photos, The Canadian Press, Reuters, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Nikon Canada,  and directly with a wide range of bands.

Jon is also the author of Musical Ink, a book of black and white infrared portraits of musicians and their tattoos.  Musical Ink was released through Schiffer Publishing in 2013.

APC members can RSVP to this event on our Meetup site HERE

APC January Meeting – Explorer, Adventurer & Storm Chaser, George Kourounis

The Ajax Photography Club is proud to welcome global explorer, adventurer and storm chaser, George Kourounis as the guest speaker for our January members meeting.

Tuesday, JANUARY 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

George Kourounis is a renowned global adventurer, storm chaser, explorer and television presenter. Based in Toronto, his efforts to document nature’s worst weather conditions have taken him all over the globe, into places most normal people are fleeing from. Whether it’s a tornado outbreak in Kansas, a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, forest fires in British Columbia, or even an erupting volcano, he’s usually in the middle of the action with his camera rolling.

His efforts have been seen around the world on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, BBC-TV, CNN and of course, his own adventure TV program Angry Planet, which has been broadcast in over 100 countries.

By sharing these adventures with the world, George hopes that he can inspire people to break out of their routines and do something that they consider
a little bit scary.

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 May Meeting – Award winning photographer, Norm Ullock

The Ajax Photography Club is proud to welcome award-winning photographer, Norm Ullock as the guest speaker for our May members meeting.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Norm is an award winning competitive photographer and has been on the Oshawa Camera Club’s Top 10 “Photographer of the Year” list every year since 2012. His Presentation on Composition Techniques shows how he, his wife Helene, (also a top competitive photographer), and the Great Master Painters use both physical and abstract elements to create compositions that capture viewers eyes. As a photographer, you are at the mercy of the real world and you must develop skills to solve the visual puzzle presented to you when shooting by aligning visual elements in a

His Presentation on Composition Techniques shows how he, his wife Helene, (also a top competitive photographer), and the Great Master Painters use both physical and abstract elements to create compositions that capture viewers eyes. As a photographer, you are at the mercy of the real world and you must develop skills to solve the visual puzzle presented to you when shooting by aligning visual elements in a

As a photographer, you are at the mercy of the real world and you must develop skills to solve the visual puzzle presented to you when shooting by aligning visual elements in a
pleasing way. You will be shown tools to help you develop your own skills to take control of creating good compositions in all genres. If you want to jump start your photography attend his presentation.

You will be shown tools to help you develop your own skills to take control of creating good compositions in all genres. If you want to jump start your photography attend his presentation.

Please note: We will also have the prints from the Year End Print Competition will be on display. Come early and have a look at all the wonderful images submitted to our year-end print competition.

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 March Meeting – Welcome back Outdoor photographer, Ethan Meleg

 

The Ajax Photography Club is proud to welcome back, outdoor photographer Ethan Meleg as the guest speaker for our March members meeting.

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

We are thrilled to have Ethan return to our club as a guest speaker. Ethan will be inspiring us with his presentation, For the Love of the Landscape!

Great landscape photos have the power to inspire us and evoke a sense of place! The best landscape photos have three key ingredients: dramatic light, strong foregrounds and depth of field from near to far.

Ethan will share his top tips on techniques and gear (including filters) for making stunning landscape photos that will leave others saying ‘wow’! You’ll also hear some of the funny stories that happen during Ethan’s photographic adventures. APC members who saw Ethan speak at last seasons Year End Gala will know that this is one meetingyou don’t want to miss.

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

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 January Meeting – Award-winning photographer, Rob Stimpson

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The Ajax Photography Club is proud to present internationally published, award-winning photographer, Rob Stimpson as the guest speaker for our January members meeting.

Tuesday, JANUARY 24th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Rob Stimpson works in the tourism world; he is an internationally published, award-winning photographer. His working in Basel Switzerland as a photographer’s assistant laid the foundation for his success today. His first commercial break through came from selling images to Canada’s prestigious National Film Board. Rob has photographed for Ontario Tourism, Ontario Parks and Parks Canada for many years. His work has appeared on the covers of Ontario Parks Guides, calendars, magazines and national ads for the province and Canada. He has garnered numerous awards, including a Northern Lights Award from the Canadian Tourism Commission and Best Travel Photography Award from the Ontario Tourism Summit. In October 2012 he was nominated and accepted into the College of Fellows in the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Another part of his working life – He teaches photography part time at Fleming College as well as runs workshops throughout Ontario.

He has co-authored An Artists and Photographers Guide to Wild Ontario as well as contributed to numerous books. His work has graced Canadian Geographic, Explore Magazine, Cathay Pacific, Japan Air in-flight magazines.

 

For more info on Rob’s photography & workshops
please visit his website at www.robstimpson.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 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 March Meeting – Sports photographer, Dwayne Ducommun

APC March 2016 Meeting

The APC is proud to present sports photographer, Dwayne Ducommun as the guest speaker for our March members meeting.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

DWAYNE’S BIO:

Started in Photography in 1976. Full time Engineer since 1980. Retired in 2009 but still consulting. Started Contract Photography jobs in 2004 – Team & League Photos School Photos Family and Weddings Commercial – Passion for Sports Photography.
Work has appeared in local newspapers and Toronto Sun. He has photographed over 20,000 people in last 12 years. Invested thousands of hours in Photoshop and never stops learning!

What you will learn:

Business versus Hobby – Growth as a Photographer Equipment – Camera Bodies and Lens –  Monopods and Tripods – Camera Settings – ƒ Stop versus speed with ISO – White Balance Getting the Shot – Opportunities – Positioning / Anticipating the Shot Work Flow – Saving and Renaming Post Processing – Printing – Emailing

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)