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

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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.

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 December / January Newsletter

The December / January 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 December/January Download

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