ECC speaker, Stephen Slack, The Art of Photography – The Way I See It (Mon. Sept.24th)

Title :  The Art of Photography – The Way I See It
Speakers : Stephen Slack, professional photographer and illustrator
Date :  Monday, September 24th, 2018  –  7:00 pm
Location : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke 
Please join the Etobicoke Camera Club for an entertaining and illustrative evening as we delve into the world of creative photography. Professional photographer and illustrator, Stephen Slack will be the featured speaker showing those attending what can be done once the image is captured. 
Stephen is a full time freelance photographer and digital artist based in London, Ontario (so he’s had a bit of a drive today to join us) and makes his living from the work he produces which are available in print at shows and also online through the Behance and Artfinder online image and art selling forums. Stephen travels a great deal photographing the people, places and things along the way and you’ll almost always find photography at the base of his creations with graphic elements/digital art included when the final creation warrants it.  He’s not beholden to any particular style of photography or artist style and merely use his camera as a tool to lead him in the direction of that particular moment in time.  The resulting images are sometimes complex and thought provoking but other times simple but compelling.  Stephen has been a Photoshop user since 1995 and has never looked back since, creating images and illustrations in a commercial and creative setting as well as catering to traditional type photographic images.
As well a limited number of complimentary copies of the latest PhotoNEWS magazines will be available to members and guests attending this meeting.   Guest fee this evening for non-members, $10.00, parking is free.

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Waterfront Outing

 

Please monitor ECC website for official Outings. There will be one in September; one in October. Also Ad-hoc outings

 

Waterfront Walk

Date and time:

Sunday, Sept 23- 2018, 9 am. Please be on time. We will not be waiting.


Meet-up: The starting location for the walk is on the south-east corner of Bathurst St. and Queen's Quay West. Doug Gibson a volunteer with ROM will lead. Look for his purple umbrella. If heavy rain expected, the outing may be cancelled. Please monitor website and weather for updates.


What: There are wonderful sculptures, old and crumbling silos, parks with flowers, beaches and birds, boats, wide skyline views and the new wave decks that would lend themselves to some interesting photos.

Fees: This is Fee based walk. Cost is 10 dollars per person, minimum 10.


Comments: This is volunteer's description:

There are wonderful sculptures, old and crumbling silos, parks with flowers, beaches and birds, boats, wide skyline views and the new wave decks that would lend themselves to some interesting photos. (Walk is about 100 minutes or more)


Recommendations: It may be best to take TTC. Bring wide to moderate telephoto lens. Tripod is optional. Given that we will be on the move, it is best to leave it at home or use monopod as alternate. But remember you will carrying it around.

 

John Roias

Outings Helper,

ECC Education Meeting – Learning the Ropes evening, Mon. Sept. 17th at 7:00 pm


Title :  Learning the Ropes – an introduction to club activities, benefits, events and competitions
Speakers : Board and club members
Date :  Monday, September 17th, 2018  –  7:00 pm
Location : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke 
Please join the Etobicoke Camera Club for an educational type evening with presentations from our members and Board of Directors.  We’ll be outlining what’s happening at the club this season, how and where to submit competition images and some of the perks and benefits of being a member! And of course you can network and ask questions of our members and board members at the break during tea, coffee & cookies. Come and join us (and the club) for both an entertaining and informative evening.

Complimentary copies of the latest PhotoNEWS will be available to members and guests attending this meeting.  

Free for all (including guests) to attend and of course parking is free.
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Ad hoc Outings

 

Please monitor ECC website for official Outings. There will be one in September; one in October.

 

Etobicoke Valley Park ad hoc Outings

 

Meet-up: Parking lot of Etobicoke Valley Park located here at 615 Horner Ave, Toronto, Ontario

 

Dates and times (weather permitting):

Monday, Sept 3, 6 – 8:15 PM

Tuesday, Sept 4, 6 – 8:15 PM

Wednesday, Sept 5, 6 – 8:15

 

What: Scenery, including trees, creek itself at sundown is great, rapids, two water falls; plants, such as golden rod, woodland sunflowers, thistles; animals: black crowned night Herons (most every night), occasional Great Blue Heron and Egret, ducks, garter snakes, cardinals, hawks.

 

Please monitor weather. If rain, outing is cancelled. Bring umbrella if there is chance of rain. If heavy overcast, you may wish to pass on outing.

 

Conditions: a smooth tar-lined trail from parking lot in north (near Evans Ave) to Marie Curtis Park in south, approx. 2.5 kilometers. Many small trodden paths to water's edge and through slightly wilder areas.

 

Comments and Recommendations: Good prep and practice for autumn and landscape photography; Bring mosquito repellant, good hiking shoes or boots. We walk about one hour one way, then one hour back. Marie Curtis Park has a bathroom. Tripod is an option but a must if you intend to shoot rapids or use slow shutter speeds.

 

To see images of Etobicoke Valley Park click here.

 

John Roias

Outings Helper

Presenter, Jason DiMichele opening meeting, Mon. Sept. 10th 2018 at 7 p.m.



Title :  "Fine Art Printing and Mindful Photography"

Speaker : Jason DiMichele, professional photographer and educator

Date :  Monday, September 10th, 2018  –  7:00 pm

Location : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke 


Please join the Etobicoke Camera Club for the kickoff fall season opening meeting featuring professional photographer and educator, Jason DiMichele. 


After a summer full of taking gorgeous images, now’s the time to print them! During the first half of this evenings presentation, you’ll learn some tips and tricks on how to choose the proper media and print (or have printed) your images at a quality you are proud to hang on your wall, to give as a special gift, or to sell!  The second half of the evening’s presentation will be about getting out of your photographic comfort zone and becoming one with your subject. Discussed will be different abstract methods of photography, as well as approaches to minimalistic photography. This evening’s talk will appeal to both novice and seasoned photographers.


Guest speaker fee in effect for non-members :  $ 10.00  (NOTE: the guest fee has increased but the fee can be used to offset the purchase of a full annual camera club membership)


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