APC June Meeting – Wedding and portrait photographer, Trina Koster

The APC is proud to present wedding and portrait photographer, Trina Koster as the guest speaker for our June members meeting.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
St. Francis Centre for Community,
Arts and Culture
78 Church St SOUTH, Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Creative Portraiture Influenced by Master Photographers
Trina Koster is a commercial photographer specializing in portraiture. She likes to make art about people’s lives and loves to find the beauty in each of her subjects while expressing something about their uniqueness. Trina leads a team of experienced, passionate photographers specializing in commercial headshots, artistic portraits, weddings and events.

Over the past 20 years Trina has taught inspiring photography workshops including an annual Photo Cuba trip to Santiago de Cuba!

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

Images from the Year End Print Competition will be on display along with photo essays and the results of the last Photo Clinic (Slide-show).

There will be food and drinks along with some time to socialize. Let’s celebrate the end of another great season of the APC!

To see more of Trina’s photography and workshops, please visit his website at trinakoster.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 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 April Meeting – An Evening with APC talent

This April will be showcasing Presentations and Slideshows by our very own APC talented members. They will be on a variety of topics such as architecture, travel, concert, and much more….

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

This is one you don’t want to miss!

Agenda:

• 7:00 to 7:15  pm Announcements

• 7:15 to 7:45 pm Slideshows & Presentations Q & A

• 7:45 to 8:15 pm Extended Social Break

• 8:15 to 8:45 pm Slideshow & Presentations  Q & A

• 8:45 to 9:00ish Special Guest Presentation Q & A

50:50 Draw

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

Upcoming APC workshops and classes

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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 classes 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: Playing with Photoshop: Layers & Merging with Peter Gatt

TUESDAY APRIL 11, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

COST: $20.00 / PER PERSON

What you will Learn:

  • Overview of file types
  • Selection tools
  • Text and text effects
  • Working with Layers
  • Merging two photos together
  • Creating black and white images
  • Panorama merging and corrections
  • You will follow along doing examples and selective exercises
  • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

What you will need:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 or CC   or Photoshop Elements
If you don’t have a laptop you are welcome to come team up with a member and take notes.
Pen, Paper and Creative Imagination

APC CLASS: Photo Review & Preparing for Printing with Peter Gatt

TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

COST: $20.00 / PER PERSON

Photo Review  &  Preparing for Printing with Peter Gatt

What you will learn:

  • Image feedback from peers and instructor
  • Learning to apply suggested image improvements with the adjustments learned from previous Photoshop and Lightroom classes
  • Images can be from previous Photo Clinics
  • Understanding common errors
  • Preparing for printing:
  • Calibrations and Profiles
  • Image resizing
  • Image Conversion
  • Resolution
  • Colour Space
  • Exporting from Photoshop or Lightroom
  • Archiving, Paper types
  • Talk about good home photo printers

What you will need:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 or CC   or Photoshop Elements
If you don’t have a laptop you are welcome to come team up with a member and take notes.
Pen, Paper and Creative Imagination

APC Class: Playing with Photoshop: Adjustment Layers with Peter Gatt

TUESDAY MAY 2, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

COST: $20.00 / PER PERSON

What you will Learn:

  • Perspective corrections 
  • How to create an Adjustment Layer 
  • Working with a Masking Layer 
  •  Levels as an Adjustment Layer 
  • Replacing The Sky 
  • Selective Black & White 
  • Hue and Saturation as an Adjustment Layer 
  •  Creative Black and White

You will follow along doing examples and selective exercises.

What you will need:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 or CC   or Photoshop Elements
If you don’t have a laptop you are welcome to come team up with a member and take notes.
Pen, Paper and Creative Imagination

APC Class: Playing with Photoshop: Image Touch Ups with Peter Gatt

TUESDAY MAY 9, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

COST: $20.00 / PER PERSON

What you will Learn:

  • Changing Canvas size 
  • Creative effective boarders 
  • Healing Brush 
  • Changing Eye Colour 
  • Whitening Teethes 
  • Reducing Wrinkles 
  •  Adding Make-Up 
  • Colourizing Black and white image 
  • Colour correction for skin tones

You will follow along doing examples and selective exercises.

What you will need:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 or CC   or Photoshop Elements
If you don’t have a laptop you are welcome to come team up with a member and take notes.
Pen, Paper and Creative Imagination

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 February Meeting – Photographer and light painter, Patrick Rochon

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The Ajax Photography Club is proud to present photographer and light painter, Patrick Rochon as the guest speaker for our February members meeting.

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

The art of light painting in the world of today.
From fine art to commercial advertising campaigns, Patrick Rochon’s conference is a deep exploration of what possibilities life offers us all. Creation is the base of life, the universe and at the core of our beings. Patrick expresses this message through his art, vision and his light.

Patrick Rochon has been innovating since 1992, creating his unique style of light painting, energy art, and is now considered a master light painter. His work is regarded as intense, visionary, and highly creative. He specializes in portraits, abstract, motor vehicles and live performances. For Patrick, the idea behind light painting is to allow for the perfect moment to happen, where everything comes together in synchronicity, creating an amazing moment of magic. His true ingenuity is to have created thousands of different types of light paintings, constantly re-inventing himself. Light is his teacher. He believes that our bodies emit light and that light painting is an expression of this phenomena.

For more info on Patricks’s photography please visit his website at www.patrickthelightpainter.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)