Latow Photographers Guild

The Latow Photographers Guild is a Burlington, Ontario based Photography club open to all photographers in the area.


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AV Festival Saturday, 14 April 2018, 7:00pm to ~ 9:00

Images  are presented on a theatre-size screen with audio soundtracks presented in surround sound in this unique international exhibition. It’s a premier showcase to see an exciting display of photography on different topics, using different audio-visual techniques to tell a story or to show off an artistic vision. A great evening for photographers, other visual artists, and those who simply appreciate a good entertaining show.

Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Location: Lee Chin Family Gallery, Arts Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ON L7S 1A9

For details and tickets, please see attached pdf below or the AV Festival link to the left.

 

 

 

Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Guest Speaker: Yuri Dojc (courtesy of Fujifilm) @ Shoreline/Rotary Room

 

Latow is honored to host renowned photographer Yuri Dojc for an evening that is certain to be memorable. Yuri's recent show at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Last Folio, exemplifies his observational approach to the past, producing gorgeous but haunting images. Since the late 1990s, Yuri has been documenting Slovakia's last living Holocaust survivors and the country’s abandoned synagogues, schools, and cemeteries for a series called Last Folio. An international success, this show travels extensively, with major exhibitions in Rome, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Sao Paulo, Republic of Georgia, and others.  Please see attached pdf below for further information about this event.

Guests are welcome for a rare visit to a camera club by this important artist. We will have extra room for this special occasion and there will be no charge for non-members.

Yuri Dojc's appearance is generously supported by Fujifilm.

 

 

Going Beyond the Traditional Slide Show – Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Digital Group with Coordinator Paul Sparrow
This month I'll look at how to create an AV show that goes beyond just showing images one after another.
I'll look at what it takes to assemble a more "artistic" presentation with its co-ordination of images and music... creating a "harmony" of timing and movement.
Even if you don't create slide shows yourself this will be an opportunity to see how AV shows can be used to present photography in a way that brings the images to life.
Looking forward to seeing you all... Paul
Open to members in good standing.

Westfield Heritage Village Outing – Saturday December 9th 5pm – 9pm

If you have not booked your calendar yet, then please book it now for our outing at Westfield Heritage Village, on Saturday December 9th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm (located at 1049 Kirkwall Road in Rockton). On this visit, we will experience the 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS' festivities by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas.

We will meet outside the gate at 5 PM.

After making images, we will meet for social time in the snack shop in the village.

Please confirm your plan to attend to ronsav@cogeco.ca

(Open to members in good standing.)

Tues. November 21st – Creating Greeting Cards with Photoshop

With the holiday season fast approaching some of you will be sending out greeting cards (either electronically or printed versions) so I’ll be covering how to create your own greeting cards using Photoshop.

I’ll look at image selection, image processing, graphic layout, fonts & effects and envelope creation.

After this session you’ll want to create all your greeting cards yourself.

Looking forward to seeing you all... Paul

Outing – Hamilton Cemetery – Saturday November 18 10 A.M.

Our second outing will be to the Hamilton Cemetery. Also known as the York Street Cemetery, located at 777 York Boulevard, Hamilton Date. This cemetery was built in 1847. It is The oldest municipally owned cemetery in Canada.

We will meet inside the York Blvd gate at 10 a.m. then individually photograph until 1 p.m., approximately. As you park, please ensure that cars are well spaced, not as a group, so that we do not interfere with other visitors.

For social time, we are planning to get together at the Rose Garden restaurant, located at 1124 Plains Rd W, Burlington, near to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

We would like these outings to be successful and interesting to members. One key measure of success is the turnout to participate.

Please email ronsav@cogeco.ca if you plan to participate.

Photos below were taken last year, in the rain, proving nothing can stop dedicated photographers.

 

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Christmas Sale 2017: Framed Works for Lee Chin Gallery

Details and forms are included in the attachments to the November 2017 In Focus email.

For full information, please view the documents under the Christmas Sale section of the Latow website Member’s Download Area.

 

Landscape Photography Night – Tuesday, October 31

Please join Jim and Karen Lait for a “Why & How” evening on Landscape Photography. This is an opportunity to share some of your Landscape photos and get some tips and techniques from other presenters.
Jim & Karen will give a brief presentation on Landscape photography and invite members to bring 2-3 landscape images to share. As part of the “Why & How” theme, please share “Why” you took that photo - what attracted you to the scene - and “How” you took it - settings, season/time of day, challenges, processing, special techniques, etc. In our years at Latow, we have learned so much from other members. So please come out, bring some images, share and learn, and most importantly, have fun!

"Three Rocks"

October 2017 Photographic Art Exhibit by David Low

October 2017

Photographic Art Exhibit

Presented in the Art Gallery of Burlington - Fireside Room

David Low

Latow Photographers Guild

Meet the Artist - October 17th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for a discussion of the works, and thoughts on Serendipitous Photography.

“When you first meet another photography enthusiast (and now everyone is, with cellphonography), one of the first questions will be, what type of photography do you like to shoot?  The answer will range from sports, to portrait, to street photography, still life, family, landscape, action, nature and beyond.  I’ve struggled to define an answer to the question but would call mine Serendipitous Photography.

Serendipity is defined as ‘an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident’.  My definition of ‘Serendipitous Photography’ departs from the traditional; it is developing an awareness of beautiful or interesting things around you and attempting to portray them as photographic art.  It is always driven by looking for more than the usual.  It may be that instantaneous moment in time or it may take several years to germinate and refine an idea.

"This installation is a collection of works over several years, each with a story.”   David

There will be a draw for one of David’s works at 7:20 p.m. and visitors will be invited to attend a 7:30 Latow presentation by one of the area’s top photographers, Paul Sparrow, on “Dynamic Range”.

David can be contacted at: djlow@photographer.net

For a printable format, please click on the PDF below.

Tues. Oct. 17 – Dynamic Range in the world of digital photography

This month I’ll be posing questions about “Dynamic Range” in the world of digital photography.

What is it? How much do you need? In camera vs image processing, Shoot RAW or JPEG?

All these & more will be revealed...

Looking forward to seeing you for this very informative session,

Paul Sparrow