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 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)

APC May Meeting – Print competition results, awards and Birds of Prey with Peter Gatt

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The APC is proud to present nature photographer and educator, Peter Gatt as the guest speaker for our May members meeting.

Tuesday, MAY 24th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Peter’s BIO:

I was born in Gzira, Malta. (Don’t worry, most people have never heard of it.)
My Family moved to Toronto when I was just 2 years old. I grew up here in Toronto and have always enjoyed watching and being in nature. I always wanted to have a career were I could be in nature all day. I first got a taste of Photography in High School. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to go to Humber College to pursue it as a career.

In 2000, I was asked to create and teach classes at the Henry’s School of Imaging. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching and In 2002 I started teaching night classes at Alexander Mackenzie High School. On June 27th 2006, I decide to start my own school, and the School of Photography was born.

Peter will present his ‘Birds of Prey’ slide show and Q&A session.

We will also have our Print Competition submissions on display and present awards to all the respective winners. We wish to thank Bob Wilson and  Frans Grootveld  for all their hard work organizing this competition.

To see more of Peter’s photography or to learn about some of his upcoming classes, please visit his website at www.petergatt.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 March Meeting – Sports photographer, Dwayne Ducommun

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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)

2016 GTCCC Capture Education Day & Gala Awards Banquet

Saturday April 2, 2016
Capturing Light and Shadows: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Gala Awards Banquet: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Hilton Suites and Conference Centre
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham, ON L6G 1A5

The GTCCC is offering it’s Capturing Light and Shadows day and Gala Awards Banquet, Saturday April 2nd, 2016. The Capturing Light and Shadows event starts at 8:00 AM, followed by the Gala Awards Banquet at 5:00 PM.

For this year’s  Capturing Light and Shadows day, there are some great keynote speakers and some very interesting workshop sessions that are sure to keep you informed and entertained.

There will be two keynote speakers. Drones & Image Posting with Douglas Spotted Eagle (Morning Keynote) and Cameras For Healing with Maurice Henri (Afternoon Keynote).

There will also be some morning and afternoon workshops covering

  • High Speed Shutter Images
  • Travel Photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Plug Ins for Post Processing
  • Advanced Video on SLRs
  • Human Form Shoot
  • Lighting Model Shoot
  • Using the Mirror less Camera

The 27th Gala Awards Banquet will end the evening with a sit down dinner, raffles (with some fabulous prizes), keynote presentation, awards slide show, and presentations.

The keynote for the evening will be Bruce Macauly, Feature Film Stills Photographer on “The Art of shooting stills on set for over 35 years.” This event is a must attend!

Our APC Club, Contest & Exhibit Director, Bob Wilson, will present further details at our January member meetings. There is special pricing for APC members and an early bird rate as well (deadline March 1st).

For more information about the event check out  http://www.gtccc.ca/gala/

APC members can also view the events details and list of members attending on our meetup site. http://www.meetup.com/Ajax-Photography-Club/events/228083290/

GTCCC Capture Promo Jan 14 2016 (PDF)

GTCCC Gala Promo Jan 14 2016 (PDF)