Guest Speaker – Wayne Simpson – March 23rd, 7:30-9:30pm

Guest Speaker – George Kourounis – The Forces of Nature – February 2nd, 7:30-9:30pm

George is an explorer/photographer/storm chaser/& TV presenter who is known globally as a expert who specializes in documenting extreme forces of nature and natural disasters. For over 20 years he has been on the scene during Mother Nature’s worst temper tantrums, including tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, floods, and any other extreme you can imagine. His adventures have taken him to 75+ countries, across all seven continents to places such as Madagascar, North Korea, The Congo, Vanuatu, Antarctica, Venezuela, Greenland, and Siberia.

He is an explorer-in-residence with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a National Geographic Society expedition leader, and the chairman of The Explorers Club Canadian Chapter. George has given several international TEDx talks and has addressed the United Nations Environmental Emergencies Forum. George regularly appears on television, commenting on weather events and disasters, and has hosted 49 episodes his own TV series “Angry Planet”, which aired globally on numerous networks.

Guest Speaker – Follow Me North – Guests Welcome – Free! Nov 10th at 7:30pm

Jesse Villemaire and Susan Brown are avid nature and adventure photographers, living in the Algonquin Park area of Ontario. They have built a well known brand - “Follow Me North”, which offers photo workshops, custom content creation and guiding throughout Algonquin Park.

Showcasing the beauty of Algonquin Park throughout the seasons, Jesse and Susan will take us for a virtual journey through Canada’s oldest and largest Provincial Park. Featuring the vast landscapes and captivating wildlife that this majestic land has to offer!

Non-members are welcome to this event. To get a free pass, click here.

Guest Speaker – James Ip – Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30pm

Hope you can participate in the Zoom meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7:15 p.m.when Street Photographer James Ip will speak. Here is his artist statement...As a former journalist and communications professional for the past few decades, I have used words to tell stories. Now, as a photographer, I make images to convey ideas and emotions.I have always had an “artist” influence - I took after my late father, who was both a fine and commercial artist, and was also a member of a camera club in Toronto’s Chinese Community in the '70s and ‘80s.I didn’t develop my own interest in photography until the past few years, when I purchased by first DSLR five years ago. I didn’t discover street photography until 2017 when someone commented on one of his photos online and began researching online.I’m lucky to be living in a large city like Toronto where there are lots of opportunities for this style of photography. My favourite spots are Union Station and Yonge-Dundas Square.

Annual O3C Challenge

It’s time again for the OCCC Interclub Open Challenge, with Spring submission for the second year. Take advantage of your forced isolation to prepare some images for this year’s round.  The annual challenge follows OCCC’s mandate to promote the art of photography by encouraging clubs, and club members, to share and showcase their art among peers.

The date for Latow to submit entries to OCCC is May 30, 2020.  Tom McCormack and Tom Stephens will be spearheading the collection and submission of entries – both print and digital – on behalf of Latow. They need your digital submissions, including digital versions of prints, by May 23. This will allow time to consolidate the Guild entry. Prints need to be submitted Sep 19. A complete set of Interclub Open Challenge Rules is available on the Latow website: member area>downloads>miscellaneous.

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

Wayne Fisher – Nov 7, 7:30pm

Guest speaker Wayne Fisher -Excited to present Wayne Fisher of Toronto on Nov. 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. His talk on architecture and minimalism photography is sure to inspire! See you there!

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