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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Latow Summer Program and Evaluation Themes


The online sessions since March have been so well-attended that the Program Committee is proposing that we meet during the summer. Here are the dates and the themes for those gatherings:

·       Tue, July 14: "Spring"

·       Tue, Aug 4: "Summer" .

For both evenings, we'll be looking to members for up to 5 images on these themes. Instructions on submitting them will come later.

And looking ahead to our season opener in September, we propose a theme that's a little different from the usual "What I did This Summer". The theme is "Home" and we're adapting a Canadian Geographic magazine contest for this:

In this uncertain time of social and physical distancing amid a global pandemic, home has become even more important. It’s not just where we spend most of our time; it’s where we find safety, balance, creativity and, hopefully, joy. We’re looking for a series of photographs that capture your personal concept of home, be it the house you grew up in, a place you visit when you need to rest and recharge, a landmark that makes your community unique, or a person who represents comfort, hope and identity.

For our September meeting, you'll have up to 5 minutes to share your vision of "home".

And, after wide consultations on behalf of the Evaluation Committee, we are announcing the following Evaluation Themes for 2020-21:

  • ·       October submission: Backlit
  • ·       December submission: Motion
  • ·       February submission: Isolation
  • ·       March submission: Freedom. 

We wish you Happy Summer Shooting!

Latow Program Update


Just announced...the International AV Festival has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 6th. More information will be available this summer

Online programming is in place for the rest of the season. Please see the online calendar for information and updates.

Latow Online Program


While the AGB is closed until June 30th, we are working on online programming for Latow. This is a work in progress so see the online calendar and e-blasts for updates.

The art Gallery of Burlington is Closed Until June 30th.


All Latow activities at the AGB have been suspended. We are working to provide online programming for the remainder of the season starting April 2nd. Please check the online calendar and e-Blasts for updates on the new programs and changes to the program schedule.

Please note the Latow Photo Weekend with Kas Stone has been postponed until next year, April 2021. The Latow AV Festival will be presented online at a future date.

Latow Programs Suspended until Further Notice


All Latow activities are suspended until further notice.

This includes submissions for Evaluation #4, the All Guilds Show and the Fireside Members Open Monochrome Exhibit. Additionally, Thursdays Board Meeting is cancelled as are all group meetings until the Art Gallery reopens (April 6th at the earliest)

Please note as well that the Latow Photo Weekend with Kas Stone and the Latow AV Festival will be postponed until next year, April 2021.

Guest Speaker – Leah Denbok – “Nowhere to Call Home” Tuesday, Feb 11th at 7:30pm

Through her photography, Leah Denbok's mission is to help humanize the homeless and draw attention to their plight.

Leah has been taking photographs since she bought herself a used Canon EOS Rebel T2i from a local hockshop in the summer of 2012. Inspired by the work of British photographer Lee Jeffries, she has been concentrating on high-contrast portraiture. One of her photographs was awarded first place in the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts Juried Art Show. She was recently the subject of a mini-documenary that aired on CBC’s ‘The National’ about her photography and stories of people experiencing homelessness. Leah is thankful for the mentorship of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. When Leah was only 14 Joel wrote of her that, “She is well on her way to becoming not just a good photographer, but a great photographer. And I’m not kidding. The veteran Toronto photographer, Mike Jordan, wrote of Leah that she is an “emerging superstar”, while well known Hamilton-based street photographer, Alex Zafer, calls her a “mega talent.”

Guest Speaker: Urbex Photography Explorations with Dave of Freaktography – Tuesday, Feb 4 at 7:30pm

An evening with Dave of Freaktography , hosted by Latow Photographers Guild

Tuesday, 4 Feb, at 7:30 pm, AGB Rotary & Shoreline Rooms

More information on Freaktography Urban Exploring

Explorations Group – Tues. Jan. 21st

What Makes a "Successful" Photograph

The elements that go into making a “successful” image from initial pre-visualization before the photo is taken to executing the image in camera to final post processing in software.

Paul Sparrow

Members Project Night – Part 2, Thursday, Jan 16


This Thursday January 16th, we are having our next Members Project Night with another excellent lineup. The agenda for the 16th is:

  • John Larsen - “Full of Hot Air”
  • Frank Myers - “Environmental Portraits”
  • Annemarie Toth-Waddell - “Open the Door”
  • John Pingree - “Dundas Old and New”
  • Glen Jones - “The Story Behind the Print”
  • Jim Lait - “A Walk in the Woods”

So mark in your calendars and come out and enjoy fellow members’ projects.

Members Project Night – Part 1, Tuesday, Dec 10

We have an exciting lineup of members presenting projects that they are either working on or have done. Presenters and presentations for the evening are:

  1. Tom Stephens  - “Capturing Time”
  2. Glen Jones - “The Gehry Project” 
  3. Jay Trout - “Spilled Milk: My Experience Learning How to Photograph the Milky Way” 
  4. Micheline Godbout - “Landscapes 101” 
  5. James Elliott - “Composites” 
  6. Larry Feldman  -“ The Working Girls” (Warning partial nudity)

Come out and enjoy!