Don't forget that tonight is the Awards Salon for the Nature Competition, as well as, Winner presentations, Image Critique for Architecture, and if there is time left perhaps one or two Member’s shows.
Next week our popular Members Christmas Social returns full of Christmas finger food & refreshments. Don't forget to bring something to share! If you are not sure what to bring then check our sign up sheets tonight for inspiration. There will also be a 50/50 draw, and this years friendly and fun competition: Street Photography. Should be a great evening and a wonderful finale for 2018.
No meetings scheduled on December 17, 24 or 31. Our next ECC meeting will not be until the new year on January 7th with a Presentation by former ECC member, Kas Stone on Winter Photography. A great way to start of the new year!
On behalf of the entire ECC Board, we would like to wish all our members and their families a wonderful and safe Holiday season full of awesome photographic opportunities!
See you in the New Year!
The 2019 Open Challenge Competition Rules & Guidelines are posted on the O3C.ca webpage at https://o3c.ca/competitions/open-challenge/. Please download and review these rules in preparation for 2019’s Competition. There are a number of significant changes. Please take the time to read and review them. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our club reps for clarification.
OCCC is planning a second Educational Weekend at Isiah Tubbs Resort in Prince Edward County the weekend of May 31 to June 2nd, 2019. Please watch the O3C.ca website for further details to be posted there shortly.
OCCC has partnered with Front Row Insurance to offer insurance to photographers. Use the OCCC discount code for an additional $50 off the quoted price. Code is OCCC50OFFLG. https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com/
GTCCC is now OCCC. Because we are now an Ontario-wide organization our name needed to change to reflect that fact. New name: Ontario Council of Camera Clubs (OCCC). New website is O3C.ca.
Upcoming outing – When: Sunday December 9, 3:30PM Where: Meet at Nathan Phillips Square, Queen and Bay Street, near the Southwest corner of the skating rinks. Attractions: Architecture (in time for the Architecture competition deadline!); Holiday decorations at Nathan Phillips; People. Zamboni’s – Public skating will be open. Sunset is at 4:30 PM, our visit will permit photos in afternoon light and after sunset. We plan to walk west on Queen to Spadina after sunset – opportunity for glint shots (sun permitting), street photography and after-dark photography, especially in the “blue hour”. There is plenty of ambient light for street photography, and good skyline angles, along the sidewalk from the Spadina/Queen vicinity. Other information: City Hall security discourage use of tripods in Nathan Phillips Square (monopods seem to be OK). Dress for the weather. Lots of coffee shops on Queen Street! – Paul Cordingley
Testing, Testing – Paul
Time sure flies when you have been having fun! September and October seem but a blur. We have had some amazing presenters starting with Jason DiMichele, Stephen Slack, Laurence Butet-Roch, Helen Grose, and Wayne Fisher. We saw our members bring some beautiful prints for our Prints 1 competition and an amazing variety of digital images were entered this year in Photographer's Choice #1. We held a great Educational Evening on November 19 and learned all about Image backup strategies, tips and Techniques, CLOUD storage backup, Introduction to monitor calibration and why you need it, Image memory card corruption, and how to fix it, COREL PAINTSHOP PRO, and creative post-processing images using VIRTUAL PAINTER. Plus the latest edition of the VIEWFINDER is up and ready for your reading pleasure.
Looking ahead to things we still have to look forward to before the end of this year; its Judging Night for Nature on the 26th. Don't forget to enter your Street Photography images for the Christmas Friendly Competition on November 26th. And the ever favourite annual Christmas Social will be held on December 10th. Please bring some finger foods to share. Can't wait to socialize while tasting all those amazing goodies!
On behalf of the entire ECC Board, we would like to wish all our members and their families a wonderful Holiday season!
And one last note…it's never too late to join if you are interested in becoming a Member of ECC.