Open Challenge Competition 2020-2021 is a GO!

● O3C Challenge Images are entered through our Members Only Club Website where
one of the options under competitions will be O3C Open Challenge. You may enter
up to twelve images into whichever of the eleven categories you wish. Entry fee is
$3.00 per image, to a maximum of $30.00. Pay by E transfer to Clive Tonge, Club
treasurer **details to come **.

● You may upload images beginning Feb 1st, 2021. Deadline for entries is
April 30th, 2021.

● NB. Your image must not exceed 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels height, so will
likely require resizing before submission.

● Entry submissions to be made by our Club Rep – June West. Feel free to contact at

Please download the current
Rules and Guidelines.

Here are the Results of the 2019 Competition.

Dave Brosha Webinar Presentation – Monday, November 9th at 7pm

“One Of The Most Celebrated Creative Photographers In The World”, (NIKON) brings us his insights for creating great Portraiture.  

Dave Brosha, one of Canada's most respected photographers, will be presenting "12 Lessons In Portraiture" followed by an interactive Q&A session live all the way from PEI.

In this talk, Dave will take you through insights and lessons from a career spanning 15 years making portraits of people young and old. He'll touch on technical, creative, emotional, and real-life “dealing with people” considerations that you can put to work in your own portraiture.

This is a not to be missed presentation.  The ZOOM Webinar will launch promptly at 7pm Monday, November 9th.  

Sunset and Blue Hour Walk on Roncesvalles Ave moved to Sat Nov 14th.

Our outing for this Saturday evening has been postponed one week to Saturday November 14th, 4 PM Meet in front of the High Park Library, 228 Roncesvalles (Corner of Wright Ave, midway between Queen and Howard Park) Parking on street or pay parking behind the Credit Union at 220 Roncesvalles. Sunset is at 4:55 PM. Stay for the “Blue Hour” and night shots – churches, homes, architecture on Roncy. And people!

Unlocked Challenge Bistro & Next Challenge Theme

There have been some incredibly creative photos submitted for the "Triangles" challenge. The Zoom Bistro onThursday Nov 5 at 7:00 PM, promises lots of discussion.

If an invite for the Bistro doesn't arrive in your mailbox, the link to it can be found on the ECC website. Login to the "Members Only" section and you'll find it in the dropdown menu under "Zoom – Obtain Login ID's for Upcoming Meetings". Sam Elogio will be the guest moderator and We are hoping there will be cameo appearances from his two highly photogenic dogs.

The next challenge was suggested in the video Gareth Jones showed in his presentation last night, "Thirteen Creative Exercises for Photographers" (link below). Choose a small object – a stuffed animal, a flower, a hat, whatever you like – and take several photos in different locations, with your chosen object included somewhere in each composition, either as the main subject or lurking in the background.

As usual, you can submit up to three photos, resized to a maximum of 1600 wide by 1200 high.

Please submit by Sunday evening, Nov. 15th.

CAPA Speakers Series CAPA is pleased to offer our individual members a monthly speaker on Zoom.

Gareth Jones – Creative Imagery, My Journey Presentation

Don't miss seeing Gareth Jones this Monday, November 2nd at 7pm.  

Gareth will bring insights from his journey to encourage photographers to embrace their creativity, and really push their images to the max.  If you plan on entering images for the upcoming Altered Reality Competition then you definitely need to see this presentation.

The webinar will start exactly at 7pm.  Please log in using your full name.  The zoom invite will be posted under the members only section.

Hope to see you all there!


Wednesday October 28th 9 AM High Park

The original theme for this Wednesday’s walk was to be a Conservatory visit – but with the current COVID conditions, none in the area are open to the public. However – since the weather is planned to be so nice – here’s one last opportunity to get in a fall walk while the leaves are still colourful. Meet at the parking lot behind the Grenadier Restaurant, High Park, 9AM.

PC1 Awards Salon & Winners Talks AND Nature Critique

Monday, October 26th at 7pm.  Be sure to attend our image Salon highlighting entries to the PC1 Competition.

Following the salon two experienced members of ECC will provide an image review and critique in advance of our Nature entry deadline. This is a great opportunity to see and hear comments which could help you strengthen and improve entries to the Nature Competition. Even if you are not entering the competition this is a great learning opportunity for everyone.

See you all there!


Sunday October 25 Pedestrian Challenge Graffiti Alley 10:30 AM

Our Monthly City Walk. Meet at the Spadina entrance to Graffiti Alley, first laneway off Spadina south of Queen Street – Sunday Morning 10:30 AM. Lots of street parking BUT READ THE SIGNS as some streets are free on Sunday Mornings, but some are meter pay! Closest off street City parking lot is Augusta north of Queen, 3 blocks west of Spadina. Please submit your best jpeg’s for our Outing Photo Essay.