Kas Stone, on the topic of Winter Photography – Mon. Jan. 7th, 2019 @ 7 pm

Title : Winter Photography
Speaker : Kas Stone, professional photographer
Date : Monday, January 7th, 2019 – 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 winter photography. Professional photographer, Kas Stone returns for her annual visit with us and will be the presenter on Monday, January 7th at 7 pm, whose concentration will be on creating images in winter time … one of Kas’s favourite shooting seasons!
Winter presents some unique photographic challenges, but it can reward you with uniquely inspiring images too. In this presentation Kas celebrates the season and shares practical advice about gear and shooting techniques, along with artistic ideas that will inspire you to make some winter magic with your camera.
Topics Covered
• How to protect yourself and your gear in winter weather
• How to manage exposure, white balance and focus challenges in snow
• How to use shutter speed for capturing falling snow
• Ideal subjects, scenes and conditions for winter photography
• Visual design and post-processing styles that complement wintry conditions
• Creating images that reflect your personal feelings about the season
Kas Stone is a professional photographic artist based in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Her portfolio includes an extensive list of publications, exhibitions and awards, with two wilderness guidebooks published by The Boston Mills Press and a feature profile in Outdoor Photography Canada magazine. Visit Kas and learn more at www.kasstone.ca.
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.

Outing – Saturday December 15

When – Saturday December 15 4:00 PM

Where – The Centennial Park Conservatory, 151 Elmcrest Road, Etobicoke

What – 

The main greenhouse contains 200 different varieties of tropical plants that bloom year-round including palms, crotons, gingers, hibiscus, orchids and bromeliads. You can also find fruit trees such as banana, soursop and papaya here. 

The Conservatory has extended hours this December. They light candles at sunset (about 4:30 in December) giving some interesting lighting for shooting their collection. 

Tripods are permitted. It’s an excellent place for macro shooting. Very interesting floral displays.

One caution: the greenhouse is kept at higher humidity. Strongly suggest that participants take precautions to avoid fogging on entry…. eg to keep your camera warm, don’t spend time shooting outdoors beforehand, leave cameras in their case/bag until you are inside.

Directions – 

Elmcrest Rd runs north off Rathburn Rd in Centennial Park, west of Highway 427 and just east of Mill Road. Plenty of parking available. 

TTC 48 Rathburn Bus runs half-hourly from Royal York Subway Station.

Photo – Frank Job

Tidings of Comfort & Joy!

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!



Open Challenge Competition Rules 2019

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.

Outing – Sunday Dec 9th

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

It’s November!

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.