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)

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 May / June Newsletter

The May / June 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 May / June Newsletter PDF

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

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)