New Subway Stations, Sunday, Feb 4, 2018, 8:30 am

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Meet-up and time: Sunday, Feb 4 – 2018, 8:30 am at Yorkdale Subway Station. This is necessary to buy an all day pass. You can park at Yorkdale near Mall located here.

​​Bear in mind there is no subway service before 8 am on Sundays. Please be on time.

It is possible for members to travel on their own without being in any group. It is up to you.

Fees and Conditions: One day pass is $12.50 for two adults. So partner up with someone and stay with them if you intend to get in and of the stations. Parking is free at some TTC lots on weekends, please check online here. Passes are not available at new stations. They are only available at some stations, so please check online for availability. Yorkdale sells passes.

What: Explore the architecture, the art and installations, the light.

Suggestions: Bring wide angle lens or wide angle zoom or any lens up to moderate range (16-150mm). Light levels vary, but generally are low except where there are windows. To increase percentage of sharp images and minimize camera shake, use ‘high burst’ mode and take two or three shots per subject. Use walls and fixtures to brace yourself. However do not impede the public.

Samples:

 To see sample images click here.

Cancellation: If major storm, outing is cancelled. No alternate date at this time. Check for sudden Subway outages before leaving home!! We may have to cancel if cannot access the new stations.

**Special note: Do not bring a tripod. Too many complications and safety risks involved. Monopods are OK if used judicially and without causing any problems for safety, passengers or TTC personnel. It is a good idea to wear ECC membership card on coat (use any safety pin) and tell TTC staff what you are doing before you do it, as this will help to alleviate any concerns they may have about your activities. Sundays are slow with less people, however, avoid photographing people or TTC personnel without permission. Failure to follow these guidelines and those set out below by the TTC, could result in you being asked to leave.

Fortunately, there are washrooms in the new stations.

More Guidelines from the TTC:

– not to stand on the yellow line
– not to point flash onto oncoming trains (so as not to blind the operator)
– not to take photos of any of the security cameras and/or systems
– not to set-up tripods obstructing customer or creating tripping hazards and not to take photos of customers and/or TTC employees without their permission
– not to use tripods at platform level (mono pod could work)
– wear some sort of ID badge with the name of you camera club on it so that our frontline employees working in the stations know who you are.
John Roias
Outings Chair

Speaker meeting, Feb. 5th Pro-Fine Art photographer, J.K. Ribout

Topic: Fine Art Photography – Finding Yourself Through Your Lens Speaker: Jennifer K Ribout, Professional Photographer

DATE : Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

HOSTED : Humber Valley United Church in Etobicoke

The Etobicoke Camera Club is pleased to host Toronto-based fine art and landscape photographer, Jennifer Ribout to it’s first meeting in February 2018.

ARTISTIC STATEMENT:

Born in a small town in Northern Ontario, art became a type of sanctuary for Jennifer. Expanding her knowledge in photography specifically, she is now able to create photographs that speak to her voice. The golden rays of the sun spilling over anything, if composed properly, can be made to be the most beautiful pieces. Jennifer views the world in a way that can only be described in photographs. Her art consists of bringing forth vision of her life . . . searching this world for small pieces of beauty that are unseen and finding light that bends, moves and twists to illuminate and photograph her subjects with elegance and emotion. Capturing beauty and to inspire those who observe is her goal.

To view Jennifer’s work please browse location,

All welcome, members free of charge and $5.00 for guests which can be used to offset against a club membership, should they want to join during the meeting.

dkh

ECC Awards Salon of People category on Mon. Jan. 29th at 7pm

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … will feature the Award Salon winning image presentations from the People category competition. Also on the agenda, member shows and the Creative category critique of member submitted images. The meeting will be hosted on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the regular meeting location of Humber Valley United Church, at 76 Anglesey Blvd. in central Etobicoke. 

 There will also be a chance to network with your fellow club members, guests and photographers! All welcome, so please join us.  dkh

Welcome to 2018 Winter/Spring Club program ahead

Welcome to our ECC 2018 winter/spring season.
 
This season marks the 61st anniversary of our club since our founding meeting in the Humbertown Plaza on January 17, 1957.  Our club is a forum for people who enjoy a common interest in photography. We meet to share ideas and improve our photographic and presentation skills in a friendly atmosphere. The club’s main focus is on digital photography, but includes print presentations. Competitions, notable guest speakers, feature theme presentations, workshops, and field trips all provide a wide variety of interesting activities for photo enthusiasts from beginners to advanced levels.
 
Guests are always welcome. We meet most Monday evenings from September through April at the Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Boulevard, in Etobicoke.
 
Please check these tabs above:
 
  • ABOUT US – a good place to start, with our Calendar and a PDF of our 2017-18 Program which provides a brief Club Overview along with Benefits of Membership.
  • PHOTO GALLERY – with links to both our AWARDS AND EVENTS galleries (competition, social and outing events, and to some MEMBERS SITES hosted by various members
  • BLOG PANELS below with periodic posts from various chairs (click each large blue header to view ALL past posts)
  • NEWS LETTERS – which has past issues of our periodic VIEWFINDER publication – a glimpse into our club’s past
  • RESOURCES – which lists many useful and informative documents.
Questions? Please feel free to call or email me:   John at StevensonTeam.ca (replace the “at”  with @)
 
Or just drop in for a meeting and discover our friendly, interesting and active club.
 
Bonus to new members: After Jan 1st we reduce our annual fees to half price! 
 
Cheers
 
 
John Stevenson
ECC President – 2016-2018
H/W: 416 233 8657
 
 

2017-2018_pres_msg:Welcome to 2018 Winter/Spring Club program ahead

Welcome to our ECC 2018 winter/spring season.
 
This season marks the 61st anniversary of our club since our founding meeting in the Humbertown Plaza on January 17, 1957.  Our club is a forum for people who enjoy a common interest in photography. We meet to share ideas and improve our photographic and presentation skills in a friendly atmosphere. The club’s main focus is on digital photography, but includes print presentations. Competitions, notable guest speakers, feature theme presentations, workshops, and field trips all provide a wide variety of interesting activities for photo enthusiasts from beginners to advanced levels.
 
Guests are always welcome. We meet most Monday evenings from September through April at the Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Boulevard, in Etobicoke.
 
Please check these tabs above:
 
  • ABOUT US – a good place to start, with our Calendar and a PDF of our 2017-18 Program which provides a brief Club Overview along with Benefits of Membership.
  • PHOTO GALLERY – with links to both our AWARDS AND EVENTS galleries (competition, social and outing events, and to some MEMBERS SITES hosted by various members
  • BLOG PANELS below with periodic posts from various chairs (click each large blue header to view ALL past posts)
  • NEWS LETTERS – which has past issues of our periodic VIEWFINDER publication – a glimpse into our club’s past
  • RESOURCES – which lists many useful and informative documents.
Questions? Please feel free to call or email me:   John at StevensonTeam.ca (replace the “at”  with @)
 
Or just drop in for a meeting and discover our friendly, interesting and active club.
 
Bonus to new members: After Jan 1st we reduce our annual fees to half price! 
 
Cheers
 
 
John Stevenson
ECC President – 2016-2018
H/W: 416 233 8657
 
 

High Park, Sunday, Jan 14, 2018, 8 am

Meet: Sunday, Jan 14 – 2018 Grenadier Restaurant parking lot located https://goo.gl/ris7ez

Time: 08:00 am. We will not be waiting, so please arrive on time so we can proceed. 
What: Mostly nature, winter, water and ice scenes; some Birds, some people.

Suggestions: Dress warm with layers and good warm, waterproof boots. -7 to-10 is expected. Also look for hot pads to insert in boots or gloves. Bring tripod for maximum sharpness. Monopod for mobility. Lenses from wide angle to moderate zooms (50-300mm), Longer lenses for birds.

Samples: To see sample images of winter in High Park click here.

Cancellation: If ice or major storm, outing is cancelled. Unfortunately, no alternate date at this time.

Special note: Look for Theresa B, as your outings Leader and Guide.

John Roias

Outings Chair

High Park, Sunday, Jan 14, 2018, 8 am

Meet: Sunday, Jan 14 – 2018 Grenadier Restaurant parking lot located https://goo.gl/ris7ez

Time: 08:00 am. We will not be waiting, so please arrive on time so we can proceed. 
What: Mostly nature, winter, water and ice scenes; some Birds, some people.

Suggestions: Dress warm with layers and good warm, waterproof boots. -3 is expected. Also look for hot pads to insert in boots or gloves. Bring tripod for maximum sharpness. Monopod for mobility. Lenses from wide angle to moderate zooms (50-300mm), Longer lenses for birds.

Samples: To see sample images of winter in High Park click here.

Cancellation: If ice or major storm, outing is cancelled. Unfortunately, no alternate date at this time.

Special note: Look for Theresa B, as your outings Leader and Guide.

John Roias

Outings Chair

Kas Stone Jan. 8th, 2018 at 7:00 pm – Beyond Technique Artistry, Creativity, Meaning & Personal Style

           Topic: Beyond Technique: Artistry, Creativity, Meaning and Personal Style
                         Speaker: Kas Stone, Professional Photographer
                   DATE : Monday, January 8th, 2018  at  7:00 pm
             HOSTED : Humber Valley United Church  in  Etobicoke
You’ve been photographing for a while. You have all the gear. You are comfortable with camera technique and rules of composition. You’ve mastered basic photo editing at the computer. And you can put it all together to make good images most of the time. But you feel that you are missing something; you think there must be more.
Join professional photographic artist Kas Stone for a journey Beyond Technique. This exploration of artistry, creativity, meaning and personal style will challenge you to dig deeper – and reward you with a fresh perspective that will help you make better images than ever before.