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)

APC Featured Photographer of the Month – Kelly Cullen

Ajax Photography Club

Looking for some photographic inspiration? Well, look no further than 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 APC member, Kelly Cullen.

Bio:
If asked who I am…I’m a nurse by education, a photographer for the love of it, and a sentimental mom who truly believes you can never have enough photos of the ones you love!

 

  • How would you describe your photographic style?
    My photography style, not sure and actually I think I am still developing my style. I do enjoy nature/wildlife and family/portrait photography.
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    I can’t say I have one because many people inspire me to learn and do more with my photography. For example friends like Jamie Pelrine, who first introduced me to photography and Laurie Taylor who always finds new learning curves for us to explore. The internet has exposed me to Fro Knows Photo, Sue Bryce, Kelly Brown, Chris Marquardt, to name a few. The photo club has presented many different photographers that have inspired me to try new creative options, one of my favourite being Don Komarechka.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    I first sparked an interest in photography in high school. I wish I would have followed my passion and made it a career. Instead, I went into nursing, which is rewarding and provides a stable career. I would have loved to be a sports photographer or National Geographic photographer traveling the world, who wouldn’t!
  • What was your first camera?
    After college, I purchased my first DSLR, a Minolta. Then when Minolta was being replaced by Sony I made the jump to Canon and have never looked back!
  • What is your dream photo trip?
    In Nov 2016, I was fortunate enough to take my dream trip to Africa. We landed in Cape Town, South Africa and departed from Johannesburg. The trip was amazing and more than I could have imagined. There is still so much of Africa to see and I hope to return soon. Even before I left Africa, I knew I wanted to go back one day.

You can view more of Kelly’s work, visit http://www.kellycullenphotos.com/home/ And https://www.facebook.com/kellycullenphotos/

APC Featured Photographer of the Month – Todd Murrison

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 APC member, Todd Murrison.

Bio:
During the day, I’m a freelance commercial illustrator specializing in TV storyboards working with some really great creative Ad Agency teams across North America! Just over 4 years ago, I purchased my first DSLR, a Canon T3i. And like yourself, I guess you could say, “I got the shutter bug!” After falling victim to a bad case of G.A.S (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), I quickly learned that the gear does not make the picture, and have now focused on education, listening and most importantly; observing!

The fun thing is just trying new directions, honing a style, and hopefully create unique imagery from a frozen moment in time

  • How would you describe your photographic style?
    My comfort zone is definitely landscape. However I feel it’s best to try different areas of photography, and integrate or crossover visual aspects from one area to another.
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    A LOT of my favourite photographers are no longer with us (Henri Cartier-Brisson, Ansel Adams. Yousef Karsch, Phillipe Halsman & Elliott Erwitt), Some of today’s visionaries I admire are Joe McNally, Evgeni Dinev and Max Rive.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    Back in the 80’s, I used to be an art director, and would hire photographers: It all seemed like magic to me at the time! And I still get a kick out of these cool, digital “magic boxes” today!
  • What was your first camera?
    I remember having a Kodak Pocket Instamatic 10 as a young teenager in the early 1970’s.
  • What is your dream photo trip?
    I’d say New Zealand. There’s a reason Trey Ratcliffe lives there 🙂

You can view some of Todd’s work on his Flickr link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitby61/  or 500px: https://500px.com/toddmurrison

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 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 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)