APC Open House – September 8th and September 22nd

The Ajax Photography Club will be holding two open houses and early registration social meets at Debbie’s Café, 94 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, ON L1S 2H6 on Friday, September 8th, and Friday, September 22nd, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the club and meet some of the members and executive team.

New and returning members can register for the 2017-2018 season at the event. Membership forms can be downloaded HERE

For more info about the upcoming season and what the Ajax Photography club has to offer, please see the attached flyer.

We hope to see you all there.

 

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 February Meeting – Photographer and light painter, Patrick Rochon

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The Ajax Photography Club is proud to present photographer and light painter, Patrick Rochon as the guest speaker for our February members meeting.

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 28th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

The art of light painting in the world of today.
From fine art to commercial advertising campaigns, Patrick Rochon’s conference is a deep exploration of what possibilities life offers us all. Creation is the base of life, the universe and at the core of our beings. Patrick expresses this message through his art, vision and his light.

Patrick Rochon has been innovating since 1992, creating his unique style of light painting, energy art, and is now considered a master light painter. His work is regarded as intense, visionary, and highly creative. He specializes in portraits, abstract, motor vehicles and live performances. For Patrick, the idea behind light painting is to allow for the perfect moment to happen, where everything comes together in synchronicity, creating an amazing moment of magic. His true ingenuity is to have created thousands of different types of light paintings, constantly re-inventing himself. Light is his teacher. He believes that our bodies emit light and that light painting is an expression of this phenomena.

For more info on Patricks’s photography please visit his website at www.patrickthelightpainter.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 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 September Meeting – “Mad Scientist Photography – Pushing Limits and Exploring Light” with Don Komarechka

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The start of the 2016/2017 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. Don will be presenting his keynote “Mad Scientist Photography – Pushing Limits and Exploring Light”.

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

“Mad Scientist Photography – Pushing Limits and Exploring Light”

Photographers have always pushed limits with their equipment. In any era, the best images pushed limits – creatively, technically, and technologically. We dive into how we can push limits with our own camera gear, how we can explore the world dierently, and what the result of insatiable photographic curiosity can create. Explore beyond the impossible, because the impossible is a rolling target that gets farther away each day.

About our presenter:

Don Komarechka is a nature, macro and landscape photographer located in Barrie, Ontario. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.

To see more of Don’s photography, please visit his website at donkom.ca

APC members can RSVP to this meeting via our members only Meetup site HERE

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

APC June Newsletter

The June newsletter is now available for download. It is the last newsletter until the new season starts up again in September.

You can download the newsletter from the link below. Feel free to share it with anyone interested.

APC Newsletter June 2016

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

We wish everyone a safe and photography filled summer. See you all back in September.

APC Featured Photographer of the Month – Anni Gabud

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Looking for some photographic inspiration? Look no further then the current members of the APC. Each month a different APC member will be featured and we will provide a glimpse into their photographic life.

This month, our featured photographer is Anni Gabud.

Bio:
Relatively new to the digital photography world, I bought my very first DSLR back in late 2012. Having never owned a camera before, learning how to use the camera seemed quite overwhelming until I found the Ajax Photography Club. I found that working with more experienced photographers helped me to grow and before long, I had mastered my camera and it has been exciting journey ever since. I love viewing the world through my lens and I have found a wonderful creative outlet, using my camera as my brush.

  • How would you describe your photography style?
    Hmmm… good question. Not sure I know yet. I have been experimenting and trying new things. I am a nature lover at heart and started shooting landscapes early on but soon after,  I found that people really fascinated me and I began shooting portraits as well.  I like a variety of subjects… If it moves me…. I’ll shoot it.  I love throwing in a little bit of my artistry in all the images I create and find that post processing has been another wonderful way to express my creativity. 
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    I’m inspired by many photographers. There is so much you can learn from others.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    I have always loved photography ever since I was a teenager but never owned a camera. It wasn’t until 2012 that my photographic journey began.
  • What was your first camera?
    My first camera was a Nikon D3200 but it wasn’t very long before I jumped into my first full frame camera…I now shoot a Nikon D610 and I love it!!
  • What  is  your  dream  photo  trip?
    I love Ireland and would love to spend a few weeks there exploring the history of the land and taking in the stunning scenery.

You can view more of Anni’s work on her Flickr gallery at https://www.flickr.com/photos/annigabud