Explorations Group – Tues. Oct. 15

A look at some useful Photoshop techniques that you might not have discovered.

We'll be exploring some of the hidden and little known techniques in Photoshop that can help you with your image processing.

Looking forward to seeing you... Paul

NFRCC FALL SEMINAR WITH DON KOMARECHKA

Special Guest Speaker: Freeman Patterson – The Call to Creativity – October 29 at 7:30pm

Oct 1 – Don Komarechka

Digital Group now “Explorations Group”

Photography has seen many changes in technology and when I first started the Digital Group some 25 years ago “digital photography” was new. Back then it made sense to distinguish the group’s name from the well established “analogue” image capture and darkroom processing as the medium was an exciting new way for photographers to create their imagery. But nowadays using the digital medium has become ubiquitous for photographers so we’ve decided to drop the “Digital” designation in preference for “Explorations” as that is what we’ve been doing for the last 25 years through the Digital Group... “exploring” photography (regardless of the medium). So we will continue our “explorations” of photography in all its many facets, as we’ve done over the last 25 years... but now the group will be know as the “Explorations Group”.

Paul Sparrow

Tues. Sept. 17th - “Everyday Nature Photography”

Our first meeting of the year will be an exploration of shooting nature subjects in an informal way. I’ll be looking at everything from equipment and camera settings to what to look out for in the photographic approach.

Looking forward to seeing you then...

Paul Sparrow

Latow-Melbourne Camera Club AV Exchange

Digital Group - Tuesday, May 21st

Join us for a special presentation of AV shows from members of both the Latow Photographers Guild and the Melbourne Camera Club of Australia. Five shows from each club will be screened through this unique exchange at both clubs this month.

The Melbourne Camera Club will be screening the same shows on May 30th and again at a special showing for their general public on June 1st & 2nd.

Come and join us for this exclusive evening of AV shows at this month's Digital Group - May 21st.

Reminder: April 13th & 14th Annual Photo Weekend

Richard Martin’s Seminar: “The Photographer’s Eye”

Richard's four-part presentation on Saturday is about The Photographer’s Eye. Richard is acknowledged as a master of picture design, and on Saturday he’ll illustrate this with images from recent travels to Morocco, Venice, Oaxaca, Newfoundland, and more.

On Sunday, you can attend one or both of Richard's short sessions on Picture Design and The World at Our Doorstep. These sessions will cover more on techniques than the Saturday presentations.

Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ON L7S 1A9

For details about the weekend, click here.
For tickets to the event, click here.
To visit Richard Martin's website, click here.

Or click on the Photo Weekend button on the left of the screen.

2019 Three Club Exhibition and a social meeting

The 2019 Three Club "Photographic Exhibition of Projected Images and Prints" was a great success at the Burlington Seniors' Centre on March 9 with 170 members and family in attendance.  Together, the Hamilton Camera Club, Latow Photographers Guild, and Trillium Photographic Club shared about 150 matted prints for the enjoyment of the attendees.  Each club's 17 minute A/V show displayed additional images placed to music.  Latow AV show was created by Jay Trout, click here to see the video or upload it to your device for further enjoyment.
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, water and dessert items were provided.
The Three Club committee included (from left to right) Roger Crysler and Chuck Burdick from Latow; David Evans and Jim Maguire from Trillium, and Juraj Dolanjski from Hamilton. (see the picture below)

 

And again our video is for the grab from:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LwQhr0WOwKwfMHQSDxGx80no9isiL-AM/view

April 26 – 28, 2019 – CAN AM Photo Expo by NFRCC

The Can Am Photo Expo is an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs. This year this educational convention will be held at the Buffalo Grand Hotel, Buffalo, NY on April 26, 27 & 28 2019

The three-day program offers classes and activities for three levels of photographic expertise, from beginner to advanced, and in specific will provide:

  • Over 70 educational class to choose from
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Photoshoots
  • Print and Digital Image Competition Salons
  • Portfolio Review sessions
  • Trade Show
  • Awards Celebration and Gala
  • After Hours Party

The Detailed schedule is posted: https://www.canamexpo.com/schedule

There are still a couple of things that need to be confirmed up but for the most part, what is on the schedule is firm. Tracks, Times and room locations are final.

Conference Tickets
$189 US — All-Conference Pass
$89 US — Daily Unlimited

Drop-in Classes
$45 — Single Class
$90 — 3 Class Package

The parking fee: it is $5.00 per day and we will have Parking Vouchers at the registration desk. People need to get their parking voucher when they check in not when they decide to go home.

THE HISTORY OF IMAGE MANIPULATION

DIGITAL GROUP - Tues. Jan. 22nd

We think of the photographic image over history as a “truthful” representation and the modern digital image subject to manipulation where we can’t tell what is “real”, however pictures have been altered for a variety of reasons from advertising and propaganda, to political purposes and artistic creations since the dawn of photography.

For our January meeting I’ll be looking at how the photographic image has been manipulated from the beginning.

Looking forward to seeing you for this special presentation... Paul