APC October Meeting – Award winning photographer, Argen Elezi

The Ajax Photography Club is proud to welcome, nature and landscape photographer, Argen Elezi as the guest speaker for our October members meeting.

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

Argen Elezi is a Toronto based photographer who’s passionate about capturing the beauty of nature. From a young age, he loved to draw and paint, and that continues to drive his inspiration with photography today.

After completing his business degree at York University, Argen decided to switch gears and study photography at George Brown College. But it wasn’t until he began to travel and explore unique and scenic locations in Canada and around the world that he was able to find his personal style as a photographer and discovered his passion for nature and landscape photography.

His work has been featured by Canadian Geographic, Lonely Planet, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The Huffington Post, and he has worked with a number of recognized brands, including Fairmont Hotels, Arc’teryx, and Canon Canada.

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.

AGENDA:
6:30 – 7:00: New Members Membership Registration
7:00 – 7:15: Upcoming Event Info
7:15 – 8:00: Part One
8:00 – 8:15: Break 50:50 Ticket Sales
8:15 – 9:00: Part Two along with Q&A
9:00 – 9:30: Adjournment, Closing remarks.

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

Upcoming APC workshops and classes

APC - Meetup

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: Creative Landscape Photography with Michelle

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3RD, 2017 – 6:45 PM

Rotary Park Pavilion
177 Lake Driveway West, Ajax, ON

COST: $10.00 / PER PERSON

CREATIVE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY OUTLINE

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This introductory course is designed to improve your skills as a landscape photographer.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will explore the world of landscape photography. We will review recommended gear and camera settings to improve our landscape images. We will start with reviewing some basic techniques and then discuss how to handle some special landscape challenges. 

TOPICS:

• Camera gear for the landscape photographer
• Common camera settings
• How to choose a location
• Using a polarizing filter
• Shooting panoramas
• Using a neutral density filter
• Composition tips
• Bracketing for increased tonal range
• Special considerations
o Waterfalls
o Mountains
o Snow
o Beach
o Lakes
o Sunny day
o Cloudy day

• COURSE PREREQUISITE:

•  Camera Basics: Participants should be comfortable with the functions of the camera.

• Exposure &  Composition : Participants should have basic knowledge of the Exposure Triangle and Landscape Composition

• EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Camera (DSLR, Mirrorless or Point and Shoot), Tripod, Shutter Release (if not you can use your 2sec self timer), Filters (Circular Polarizer or Graduated optional), Fresh Batteries and Memory Cards.

• With time permitting we will spend more time on Composition, Trouble shooting, Lenses,  Where to focus?  Hyper-focal distance, Tips and Tricks


APC Class: Creative Landscape HDR & Panoramic Photography Capture & Post

TUESDAY OCTOBER 10TH, 2017 – 6:45 PM

Audley Recreation Centre 
1955 Audley Rd, Ajax, ON, Pickering, ON

COST: $10.00 / PER PERSON

Learning How to Capture and Create Basic HDR and Panoramic Landscapes:

 

Objective: To understand how to expose and create interesting and colourful landscape images,  in camera and in the digital darkroom using Lightroom.

Outline:  Concept, Capture and Create

• Understanding the principles and concepts of High Dynamic Range and Panoramic imaging

• Learning to set and take Bracketing images with Camera

• Learning to expose multiple images in a horizontal plane (and vertical) using a tripod

• Importing images into Lightroom

• Using Lightroom to compile bracketed images into HDR composite images

• Using Lightroom to combine multi-planar imagines into one stitched panoramic image

• Editing these images in Lightroom, ( Photomatix & Aurora HDR)

• Looking at Masters,  Trey Radcliffe – HDR, Lois Conner – panoramic photos,   Ansel Adams,  and Edward Weston

Suggested Prerequisites: Creative Landscape Class, Comfortable with using camera features such as bracketing, Basic Composition, General knowledge of Lightroom

Equipment:  Camera (DSLR, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot)  Tripod, Shutter Release, Memory Cards and fresh Batteries,  Pen and Paper,  Laptops if you have with Lightroom installed

You can download a 30 day trail version of Lightroom from Adobe.com.

We will go for a short walk and practice a few HDR shots, and Panoramic captures, for those that do not have laptops are welcome to follow along with others and take notes.

APC September Meeting – New season and we welcome back, Michael Willems.

The start of the 2017/2018 APC season is just around the corner, and we are excited to have one of our favourite presenters back to kick off the new season. Michael Willems will be presenting his topic, “DEVELOPING YOUR STYLE”

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Michael will be discussing the following;

BASICS: Why style? What is behind your style? Who else has a recognizable style? Being Recognizable. Elements of style

CREATING YOUR STYLE: Knowing the basics. Breaking the rules. Can you choose your style? Defining your style. Refining your style.

AND THEN FINALLY… Squaring the circle: Style, development, and change.

If you’ve ever seen one of Michael’s presentations, you know this is one you don’t want to miss out on.

Please note: Membership signup and renewals will also take place before our guest speaker, so be sure to arrive early.

For more info on Michael’s photography please visit his website at www.michaelwillems.ca

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 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

APC - Meetup

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