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.” 

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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

FREE ADMISSION & GUESTS WELCOME.
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

Nov 9: 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