APC June Meeting – Wedding and portrait photographer, Trina Koster

The APC is proud to present wedding and portrait photographer, Trina Koster as the guest speaker for our June members meeting.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
St. Francis Centre for Community,
Arts and Culture
78 Church St SOUTH, Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Creative Portraiture Influenced by Master Photographers
Trina Koster is a commercial photographer specializing in portraiture. She likes to make art about people’s lives and loves to find the beauty in each of her subjects while expressing something about their uniqueness. Trina leads a team of experienced, passionate photographers specializing in commercial headshots, artistic portraits, weddings and events.

Over the past 20 years Trina has taught inspiring photography workshops including an annual Photo Cuba trip to Santiago de Cuba!

Evening Agenda:
This will also be our Annual General Meeting. There will be Elections for the Board of Directors and a brief overview of the club financials, as well as plans for the future.

Images from the Year End Print Competition will be on display along with photo essays and the results of the last Photo Clinic (Slide-show).

There will be food and drinks along with some time to socialize. Let’s celebrate the end of another great season of the APC!

To see more of Trina’s photography and workshops, please visit his website at trinakoster.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 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 May Meeting – Award winning photographer, Norm Ullock

The Ajax Photography Club is proud to welcome award-winning photographer, Norm Ullock as the guest speaker for our May members meeting.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Ajax Community Centre – HMS Room
75 Centennial Rd., Ajax, ON
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Norm is an award winning competitive photographer and has been on the Oshawa Camera Club’s Top 10 “Photographer of the Year” list every year since 2012. His Presentation on Composition Techniques shows how he, his wife Helene, (also a top competitive photographer), and the Great Master Painters use both physical and abstract elements to create compositions that capture viewers eyes. As a photographer, you are at the mercy of the real world and you must develop skills to solve the visual puzzle presented to you when shooting by aligning visual elements in a

His Presentation on Composition Techniques shows how he, his wife Helene, (also a top competitive photographer), and the Great Master Painters use both physical and abstract elements to create compositions that capture viewers eyes. As a photographer, you are at the mercy of the real world and you must develop skills to solve the visual puzzle presented to you when shooting by aligning visual elements in a

As a photographer, you are at the mercy of the real world and you must develop skills to solve the visual puzzle presented to you when shooting by aligning visual elements in a
pleasing way. You will be shown tools to help you develop your own skills to take control of creating good compositions in all genres. If you want to jump start your photography attend his presentation.

You will be shown tools to help you develop your own skills to take control of creating good compositions in all genres. If you want to jump start your photography attend his presentation.

Please note: We will also have the prints from the Year End Print Competition will be on display. Come early and have a look at all the wonderful images submitted to our year-end print competition.

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 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)

Upcoming APC workshops and classes

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The APC continues to provided great educational and creative workshops/events to take your photography to the next level. The following is a list of upcoming classes available to our APC members.

For more info or to RSVP, please click visit the corresponding links below. All links will direct you to our members only Meetup site .

APC Class: Playing with Photoshop: Layers & Merging with Peter Gatt

TUESDAY APRIL 11, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

COST: $20.00 / PER PERSON

What you will Learn:

  • Overview of file types
  • Selection tools
  • Text and text effects
  • Working with Layers
  • Merging two photos together
  • Creating black and white images
  • Panorama merging and corrections
  • You will follow along doing examples and selective exercises
  • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

What you will need:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 or CC   or Photoshop Elements
If you don’t have a laptop you are welcome to come team up with a member and take notes.
Pen, Paper and Creative Imagination

APC CLASS: Photo Review & Preparing for Printing with Peter Gatt

TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

COST: $20.00 / PER PERSON

Photo Review  &  Preparing for Printing with Peter Gatt

What you will learn:

  • Image feedback from peers and instructor
  • Learning to apply suggested image improvements with the adjustments learned from previous Photoshop and Lightroom classes
  • Images can be from previous Photo Clinics
  • Understanding common errors
  • Preparing for printing:
  • Calibrations and Profiles
  • Image resizing
  • Image Conversion
  • Resolution
  • Colour Space
  • Exporting from Photoshop or Lightroom
  • Archiving, Paper types
  • Talk about good home photo printers

What you will need:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 or CC   or Photoshop Elements
If you don’t have a laptop you are welcome to come team up with a member and take notes.
Pen, Paper and Creative Imagination

APC Class: Playing with Photoshop: Adjustment Layers with Peter Gatt

TUESDAY MAY 2, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

COST: $20.00 / PER PERSON

What you will Learn:

  • Perspective corrections 
  • How to create an Adjustment Layer 
  • Working with a Masking Layer 
  •  Levels as an Adjustment Layer 
  • Replacing The Sky 
  • Selective Black & White 
  • Hue and Saturation as an Adjustment Layer 
  •  Creative Black and White

You will follow along doing examples and selective exercises.

What you will need:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 or CC   or Photoshop Elements
If you don’t have a laptop you are welcome to come team up with a member and take notes.
Pen, Paper and Creative Imagination

APC Class: Playing with Photoshop: Image Touch Ups with Peter Gatt

TUESDAY MAY 9, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre & Fitness Studio,
845 Westney Road South, Unit #7, Ajax, ON

COST: $20.00 / PER PERSON

What you will Learn:

  • Changing Canvas size 
  • Creative effective boarders 
  • Healing Brush 
  • Changing Eye Colour 
  • Whitening Teethes 
  • Reducing Wrinkles 
  •  Adding Make-Up 
  • Colourizing Black and white image 
  • Colour correction for skin tones

You will follow along doing examples and selective exercises.

What you will need:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 or CC   or Photoshop Elements
If you don’t have a laptop you are welcome to come team up with a member and take notes.
Pen, Paper and Creative Imagination

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 Featured Photographer of the Month – Alex Vanderzand

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, Alex Vanderzand.

Bio:
I am retired and am busier in my life than ever before. I have the time to do the things I want to do and have discovered new things to try. I enjoy traveling, exploring new interests and just enjoying life. Among my interests such as wood working, painting and carving, photography has added a new dimension. To see things from a different perspective, to manipulate light and shadows and the ability to push things to what you imagined is totally rewarding to me.

  • How would you describe your photographic style?
    I enjoy all aspects of photography to capture the images of what I have seen and witnessed. From travel, landscape, macro and wild life. To help preserve memories through my photography is very rewarding, satisfying and comforting. I thoroughly enjoy using Lightroom and Photoshop to enhance my images and at times pushing them into a creation of my imagination. This for me is a personally stimulating and challenging process.
  • Which photographer is your biggest inspiration?
    There isn’t a single photographer but rather an exposure to many. For example, when you see the staging, lighting and composition of BBC features and the quality of work created by other photographers you become inspired. When you see the images APC members and are involved in their information sharing, the inspiration continues.
  • How long have you been interested in photography?
    In my late teens I discovered the magic of photography. When the prints/slides came back from the processor I was amazed to see a moment frozen in time. A moment that would conjure up my feelings and emotions of the moment the image was taken. I also had a lot of images that were blown out, out of focus, under/over exposed but as my story goes, this seldom occurred.

    The introduction to digital imaging has been amazing. After an extended period of time of not being active in photography, my son suggested we both should try out this new “thing” and this has become a very big interest in our lives. The journey goes on.

  • What was your first camera?
    A Kodak box camera and then a Pentax Spotmatic with a 50mm lens and a lot of Kodak film.
  • What is your dream photo trip?
    A tough question. While there are many spectacular global site to witness and photograph I think that to spend time on the Bruce Peninsula with its rocky Georgian Bay shores, sand strewn beeches along Lake Huron and the diverse fields and marshes has a large appeal to me. Waterloo county with its beautiful farm country and its diversity has a similar attraction to me.

You can view more of Alex’s work on our Meetup site.