It’s November!

Time flies when you are having fun!  September and October seem but a blur.  We have had some amazing presenters from Jason DiMichele, Stephen Slack, Laurence Butet-Roch, Helen Grose, and Wayne Fisher.  We saw some beautiful prints in our Prints 1 competition and an amazing variety of digital images in Photographer's Choice #1.  Our latest edition of the Viewfinder is up and ready for your reading pleasure. 

Looking ahead to the end of this year, we have our Education Evening planned for November 19 and 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 on December 10th.  Can't wait to try all those amazing goodies!

ECC Educational Evening on topics chosen by YOU, Mon. Nov. 19th, 2018 !

 Topic :  ECC Education Evening –  various subject matter chosen by our members, presented by our members

  Date :  Mon Nov. 19th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

 Location :  Humber Valley United Church, Etobicoke

This coming Monday will be an evening of education and a chance to ask questions about subject matter chosen by our members on some of the more popular topics relating to photography and digital photography specifically. Things like, making sure your images are going to be available in 5, 10 or 40 years time, strategies for backing up images, how do I colour calibrate my images so I see and print the same colours consistently, what are the cheaper alternatives to digitally edit my photos and more.  Below are the topics we plan to cover on Monday evening . . . bring your questions and if you have hints, tips or further suggestions you can bring those too!

       BREAK                   (20 mins.) 
  COREL PAINTSHOP PRO  –   by Elaine Freedman
  IRFANVIEW,  by Dave Hanson  (time permitting) 


Wayne Fisher, Architectural photographer & presenter, Mon. Nov. 12th, 2018 – 7 pm.

Title :  Architecture and Minimalism in Black and White
Speakers : Wayne Fisher, professional photographer
Date :  Monday, November 12th,  2018  –  7:00 pm
Location : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke 
Please join the Etobicoke Camera Club for a look into the world of architectural photography, specializing in black and white treatments. Professional photographer, Wayne Fisher will be the presenter on Monday, November 12th at 7 pm, whose concentration will be on the world and buildings we live and work in, but presented in a monotone mode.
From an early age photography has always been a passion of of Wayne’s. The creative process was intriguing to him as well as the power to capture a moment in time. Photography was more than black and white , it was being able to see in colour. We have a responsibility in this world to record and expose the beauty as it is. Photography has evolved but will always remain pure in Wayne’s heart. His journey began in South Africa and through the lens he saw a divided nation. Behind the glass, photojournalism was a vehicle to the struggle. Acquiring a National Diploma in Photography (Pretoria South Africa ) a brighter future was seen in the viewfinder in Canada ‘s uninterrupted beauty of a nation of colour. He clarity in becoming a husband and father. Fast forward to today, with over 25 years of experience in event, sports and commercial photography, Wayne is presently engaged in Fine Art Black and White Architectural Photography which he will feature in this evening’s presentation.

The guest fee this evening for non-members is $10.00 which can be used to purchase a full club membership if desired, parking is free.

Wildlife photographer & presenter, Helen E. Grose, Mon. Oct. 29th, 2018 – 7 pm.

Title :  Becoming a Wildlife Detective
Speakers : Helen E. Grose, professional photographer, educator and workshop leader
Date :  Monday, October 29th, 2018  –  7:00 pm
Location : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke 
Please join the Etobicoke Camera Club for an informative evening as we have a look into the world of Nature photography and wildlife photography in particular. Muskoka-based professional photographer, Helen Grose will be the featured speaker sharing with us some images of northern wildlife and how to track and photograph them. 
Helen started her photography career travelling throughout Canada, the United States and Europe photographing professional sports events. Since then, she’s been fortunate to capture celebrities on the red carpet, professionals at work, athletes giving it their all, and families sharing unforgettable moments. Helen’s work has been published in magazines, newspapers and websites around the world, and can also be found hanging in private collections in homes, offices, and cottages worldwide. In 2015, she stopped travelling regularly to open a small gallery in Port Carling. After closing the doors for the off-season, Helen decided to focus her efforts on opening a larger gallery at home on her farm. She expects to open the doors for business this year (has it opened?)  In 2017, she became an instructor at a leading Ontario college, where she teaches landscape and nature photography.

Tonight as the title of her talk suggests, members and guest will get some real world hints, tips and instruction on how to track down and photograph some of Ontario’s native wildlife to enable you to get some top notch nature shots. Join us for an informative and entertaining evening of nature images.
Guest fee this evening for non-members, $10.00 which of course can be used to offset the purchase of a club membership, parking is free.

ECC Presentation, Laurence Butet-Roch, Beyond Traditional Photojournalism, Mon. Oct. 22nd, 2018 at 7pm

Title :  Beyond Traditional Photojournalism: Engaging with Community
Speakers : Laurence Butet-Roch, professional photographer and member of the Boreal Collective
Date :  Monday, October 22nd, 2018  –  7:00 pm
Location : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke 
Please join the Etobicoke Camera Club for an informative evening as we have a look into the world of photojournalism. Professional photographer and story teller, Laurence Butet-Roch will be the featured speaker sharing with us some images from around Canada, not always seen. 
Laurence Butet-Roch, a member of the Boreal Collective, is a freelance writer, photo editor, educator and photographer based in Toronto, Canada.  She edits Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Flash Back online publication and contributes to Polka Magazine, The New York Times Lens Blog, TIME Lightbox, The British Journal of Photography, PhotoLife, Point of View, and others. Her personal work focuses on the intersection between place, memory, identity and politics. It has led her to examine the Gordian relation that ties economic prosperity and the cultural, physical and psychological well being of communities, especially those living next to extractive industries, such as the asbestos miners in Thetford Mines, Quebec or the members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Chemical Valley, Ontario. It also compelled her to undertake a study of Quebec’s distinctive identity politics, a documentation of the separatist sentiment in Inverness, Scotland during the 2014 referendum, and a survey of resistance movements in rural United States.  
Laurence holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia (2007) and a B.F.A from the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (2010). Mindful of the evolving media ecology, Laurence completed a Master of Digital Media at Ryerson University in August 2016, thanks to an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her thesis focusing on combining Indigenous storytelling practices and experiential media, received the Ryerson Gold Medal and the Ryerson Board of Governors Award. She now teaches Interactive Narrative at Ryerson while continuing her personal practice.
As well a limited number of complimentary copies of the latest PhotoNEWS magazines will be available to members and guests attending this meeting who have not already picked theirs up.   Guest fee this evening for non-members, $10.00, parking is free.


Oct 14,2018 730am Mt. Nemo

Date: Sunday October 14th – 7:30 AM 
Location : Mount Nemo Conservation Area, Guelph Line, (North of QEW, South of 401)

Attractions: This is a Nature preserve, with several lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment looking east to Milton and beyond. Great fall colours, should have good light right after sunrise.

Here is the location link for Mount Nemo at google:
Park Fee is $6 seniors; $7 adults. Bring exact change. 
Bring good hiking or water resistant shoes with good ankle support. Be aware that trail conjoins with Bruce Trail, so do not follow it beyond the loop indicators of side trail. There are maps available on site.
We will meet in the parking lot on Colling Road just east of Guelph Line. Sunrise is at 7:26.

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.