APC February / March Newsletter

The February / March 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 February/March Download

The APC would like to thank newsletter editor, Laurie Taylor and everyone who contributed for their great work.

APC April / May Newsletter

The April / May 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 Apr-May 2016

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

2015 APC Year End Print Competition – And the winners are…

This years APC year end print competition was another great success. There was a total of 38 outstanding entries submitted from our members. Final scores were tabulated by GTCCC Accredited judges. All the printed images were displayed at our May monthly meeting. There are some very talented photographers in our club. Congratulations to all the winners.

A big thank you goes out to Bob Wilson and Frans Grootveld for all their hard work in organizing the competition. As always, they did a fantastic job.

Below is a list of the winners in each category. You can view all the submitted images in the gallery to the right of the page.

APC Year End Print Competition Winners:

Beginner Category:

1st Place -Beginner Category – Eileen Nixon

Eileen Nixon - APC 2015 Print Competition

Eileen Nixon – APC 2015 Print Competition

2nd Place – Beginner Category – Alison Schroeder

Alison Schroeder - APC 2015 Print Competition

Alison Schroeder – APC 2015 Print Competition

3rd Place – Beginner Category – Ann Buffett

Ann Buffett - APC 2015 Print Competition

Ann Buffett – APC 2015 Print Competition

Intermediate Category:

1st Place – Intermediate Category – Anni Gabud

Anni Gabud - APC 2015 Print Competition

Anni Gabud – APC 2015 Print Competition

2nd Place – Intermediate Category – John Stafford

John Stafford - APC 2015 Print Competition

John Stafford – APC 2015 Print Competition

3rd Place – Intermediate Category – Denise Viret

Denise Viret - APC 2015 Print Competition

Denise Viret – APC 2015 Print Competition

Advanced Category:

1st Place – Advanced Category – Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson - APC 2015 Print Competition

Michael Nelson – APC 2015 Print Competition

2nd Place – Advanced Category – Nick Janushewski

Nick Janushewski - APC 2015 Print Competition

Nick Janushewski – APC 2015 Print Competition

3rd Place – Advanced Category – Chris Noronha

Chris Noronha - APC 2015 Print Competition

Chris Noronha – APC 2015 Print Competition

 

Congratulations to everyone that submitted an image in this years contest. The APC is proud of all the amazingly talented photographers we have in our club. 

Pine Ridge Arts Council 2nd Juried Photography Exhibition

The Pine Ridge Arts Council 2nd Juried Photography Exhibition is scheduled for this Spring.

The APC has once again been invited to participate in this years exhibition, which is sure to be another great success.

The 2015 show offers total cash prizes in excess of $1,000 to be awarded to the images placing first, second and third.

A maximum of 3 images can be entered by each entrant.
Images are to be submitted electronically.
For judging, all images will be placed in a single, non-specific category.

Approximately fifty (50) images will be chosen for exhibition in the Atrium of the Ajax McLean Community Centre from April 23, to May 24, 2015.  If selected for the show, the image will need to be matted and framed, or on gallery canvas by the entrant.

To enter the show, an Expression of Interest form, needs to be completed and received by February 28, 2015.  The brochure/entry can be downloaded from the PineRidge Arts Council website at http://www.pineridgearts.org/jpe.html

Best of luck to all APC members who wish to participate in this Exhibition.

2015 GTCCC Inter-Club Competition

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To all active APC members, the 2015 GTCCC Inter-Club Competition is now open for image submission. You can RSVP for the contest at our meetup site. The deadline for entries is Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 12:00AM. All entries call be emailed to Bob Wilson at pixelbobapc@gmail [dot] com.

The competition has five (5) categories: Nature Projection, Natural Things Projection, Pictorial Projection, Colour Prints, and Monochrome Prints. The total number of entries for each entrant is ten images (maximum of two in each category), regardless of the number of clubs the entrant submits images with.

The entry fee is $2 per image with a maximum entry fee of $16.00 for 10 images. All images are eligible for Individual Awards in category. Additionally, individual image scores are used to determine Club Awards in each category and the Freedman Trophy for the top club in the competition and Photographer of the Year. Submission of printed entries can be arranged with Bob. We encourage members use previous contests, meetup outings and 52 week challenges as source images.

For a complete copy of the competition rules, please visit the GTCCC website: 2015 GTCCC Inter-Club Competition Rules

Nature Projection

Nature Photography depicts Nature subjects, such as animals, birds, plants, geology and phenomena not produced by man. Evidence of the “hand of man” and man’s specialized environment is to be avoided. The accurate record of the subject is the primary objective. Photographs of cultivated plants, domesticated and/or obviously controlled specimens, mounted specimens and museum groups are ineligible. Zoo and game farm specimens, butterfly conservatory specimens etc. are acceptable if there is no visible evidence of the hand of man in the photograph.

Natural Things Projection

Natural Things depicts all natural subject matter and includes domestic flora and fauna subjects including domestic and zoological animals and birds, flowers, and geographical elements, and permits manipulation of an image which retains the original natural things subject matter appearance. Note that landscapes, seascapes, sunrise/sunsets etc., containing a small amount of the INANIMATE hand of man are considered natural things for this competition. The “Inanimate Hand of Man” is permitted in all Natural Things images.

Images which are heavily manipulated and render the image as a creative image (the original natural thing subject matter is no longer recognisable) must be entered in Pictorial. Nature Images which include the ANIMATE Hand of Man must be entered in the Pictorial category.

Pictorial Projection

There is no subject/context limitation. Note that the entrant must enter images which qualify as “Nature” in the Nature Images category. Pictorial Images may be digitally altered, however all digital manipulation must be done by the entrant.

Colour Prints

There is no subject/context limitation. Both entrant-made and commercially-made prints are eligible. However, all digital manipulation must be done by the entrant.

Monochrome Prints

There is no subject/context limitation. Prints may be toned, hand tinted, or coloured, but with only a single colour. A monochrome print is defined as having no more than one colour, but it may be any single colour. Both entrant-made and commercially-made prints are eligible. However, all digital manipulation must be done by the entrant.

If you have any further questions, please contact Bob Wilson at pixelbobapc@gmail [dot] com or through our Meetup Site.

GOOD LUCK!

APC 2014 XMAS Dinner and Digital Contest

The Ajax Photography Club’s annual Xmas dinner & digital contest will be held at The Victorian Garden Banquet Friday December 5th at 6:00PM. Tickets for the event are $55.00  per person (meal, tax, gratuity) which include your meal choice of Chicken, Beef or Salmon. There will be a cash bar available and plenty of social activities. Tickets can be purchased at the APC November meeting. Cash or Cheque only please.

The highlight of the night is our APC Digital contest where all submitted images will be displayed and judged by the members in attendance. Visit our meetup site for full rules and submission info. You do not have to be present at the Xmas Social evening to enter an image in this contest. Deadline for image submission is Midnight November 28, 2014.

if you have any questions about the event or want more information about becoming a member, Contact: APCinquiries@gmail.com.