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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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:

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

Reminder – Guest Speaker: Rob Stimpson October 3rd @ 7:30

Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rotary + Shoreline Rooms, AGB

Rob Stimpson: Wild Ontario + 2.8 and Beyond

GUESTS & VISITORS WELCOME! No admission charge.

Rob is an internationally published, award-winning photographer best known for capturing the fury and tenderness of the Canadian outdoors. He also has a reputation as a great speaker and humorous story-teller. Bring a friend for this special evening. Members of neighboring camera cubs are especially invited. There is no cost for non-members.

Wild Ontario: A look at Rob's photo adventures throughout Ontario – from Polar Bear Provincial Park to 1000 Islands – lots of funny stories and the people he has encountered.

2.8 and Beyond: Rob looks at his life as a professional photographer – the places, the images, the people, the landscapes that have all helped to shape his life. From penguins to moose and Force 11 storms in the Drake Passage, the material that goes along with the “job”.

Outing – Valens Conservation Area Saturday October 21, 2017 10 A.M.



Our first outing will be to the Valens Conservation Area to experience and photograph fall colours.  This location includes trails and a boardwalk which provide many image opportunities.

We will meet at the front gate at 10 a.m. then proceed to the trail entry as a starting point.

After, we plan to meet at the Tim Horton's located at Hwy  6 and Carlisle Rd for coffee and social.

Please advise Ron Savoline at if you will be participating.

Bill Warren’s Final Exhibition – meet the artist 

This Sunday, Sept. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In the Fireside Room at the Art Gallery of Burlington.
Discuss and review Bill's one-of-a-kind, award-winning monochrome silver print photographs from the 1960's to today!
Many are available for purchase - cash and cheques accepted - no tax.
The exhibition continues until September 24.

Tues. Sept. 19 – The history of Documentary Photography & Photojournalism

Join me for our first Digital Group meeting of the year...

The documentary photographers and photojournalists that have made an impact seen through the “lens” of how changes in photographic technology have contributed to the genre.

Looking forward to seeing you all...Paul Sparrow

GTCCC Judges’ Course, 23 Sep in Richmond Hill

Saturday, September 23rd with the Seminar held at the Bond Arena in Richmond Hill.

Who can attend:

New Judge Candidates from GTCCC member clubs, current experienced GTCCC judges who need to complete the mandatory refresh and interested GTCCC member club members who are curious about how images are judged, which can assist them in making better competition images.


Whether you want to be a Photo Judge or just want the insight in the judging process to improve your photography, this course is for you. This full day seminar will go through all the various genres and categories that are used in the GTCCC clubs, methods for evaluating images, use of scoring models, proper commenting skills and a hands on Judging demonstration. If you are a Judge in Training, this seminar is a requirement on your progress to accreditation. If you are a photographer who just wants to improve your skills and/or optimize your images for competition, this course will detail what the judges look for in scoring those winning images.
This Seminar is also for existing accredited GTCCC Judges who have not had a refresher within the past 5 years. As you know, the GTCCC requires judges to stay current and this seminar will address changes in technology, changes in photography trends, use of scoring models, assessing images, commenting skills and online judging. We will have hands on demonstrations as well a chance to discuss among your fellow peers.
As we've had 3 refresher courses already, this will be the last one until 2020. If you have judges within your club that need to be refreshed, it's imperative that they attend this one to stay on the list.
This is a full day course. Refreshment and snacks for breaks are supplied. Lunch is not included, but you are free to bring your own or visit any of the local eateries nearby. Course handbook and Certificate of Attendance will be supplied.
Light refreshments will be supplied during the breaks. Lunch is not included but you are free to bring your own or step out to the numerous restaurants in the area.


  • For New Judges, Judges in Training (JiTs) or any club member who wants to learn the process: $110.
  • For Existing GTCCC Judges who need to be recertified : $65
Registration is open online at

Richard Martin at Barrie Photo Club in November: early bird discount until 30 July

A message from the Barrie Photo Club:

The Club will be hosting a special one day seminar on November 18th, The Alternative Eye & the Art of Photography featuring Richard Martin, whom many of you know from previous workshops that you or other club members have attended.  If your members are interested in developing creative ways to further their photography, then this seminar given by this Kingston based photographer and teacher will be of great interest.  I had the privilege of hearing him speak in London a couple of years ago and you definitely come away inspired about the world of photography.

All of the information about the seminar can be found at and your members can register there and pay either by e-transfer or by mailing a cheque to our Treasurer.

There is a special early bird rate of $75 for those who register by July 30th and after that the rate increases to $90.

Hoping that many of you and your club members will be able to attend the seminar.

If you have any questions about this seminar, please do not hesitate to contact .

Grimsby Cottage Outing – Cancelled

Due to forecasted weather conditions, the outing has been cancelled.