Canadian Camera Conference, June, 2021 is in my home town Moncton, New Brunswick. Check it out below.

CAPA has featured Etobicoke Camera Club on their website. Please check out the article at the link below.

Wednesday Outing Schedule

Wednesday Ad Hoc Outings

Again this year, we will conduct ad-hoc outings on Wednesdays, usually mornings. This has proved to be a popular time for some who can’t make our weekend excursions.

All Outings will be held outdoors, respecting physical distancing guidelines. Venues will be selected to ensure washrooms are nearby and walking trails are appropriate. We will find a patio for coffee afterwards!

 Please mark these weekend outing dates in your calendar. Watch this space for the full details of time and location.

Wednesday September 16 – Sunrise at Humber Bay

Wednesday September 23 – Grindstone Marsh

Wednesday October 7 – Humber River – Fall colours

Wednesday October 14 – City Sunset

Wednesday October 21 – Brickworks

Wednesday October 28 – Nature – Conservatory

Wednesday November 11 – People in the Park

If you have a favourite venue or a suggestion for another outing – we would love to hear from you!




Fall Weekend Outing Schedule

Fall Outing Schedule

While COVID has made things more complicated, we will be arranging a number of outings over the fall.

Our outing schedule includes both our weekend outings and our Wednesday ad hoc walks.

All Outings will be held outdoors, respecting physical distancing guidelines. Venues will be selected to ensure washrooms are nearby and walking trails are appropriate. We will find a patio for coffee afterwards!

Please mark these weekend outing dates in your calendar. Dates for Wednesday morning ad hoc outings will follow. Watch this space for the full details of time and location.

Sunday September 13 – Rattray Marsh, Clarkson

Sunday September 27 – Liberty Village Pedestrian Challenge

Saturday October 10 – Credit Valley Fall Colours

Sunday October 25 – College Street Pedestrian Challenge

Saturday November 7 – Night Photography

Sunday November 29 – Corktown – Pedestrian Challenge

Saturday December 12 – Holiday lights – evening

If you have a favourite venue or a suggestion for another outing – we would love to hear from you!


Don Komarechka Presents “The Universe at Our Feet” on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7pm

The Etobicoke Camera Club has created an exciting lineup of accomplished photographers for their 2020-2021 VIRTUAL program.

First in the ONLINE series, ECC presents Don Komarechka LIVE!

Don Komarechka is a renowned macro photographer, educator and author. His work has been featured by BBC,CBC, NatGeo and Discovery Channel.  He will be presenting The Universe at our Feet followed by an interactive Q&A session.

The Universe at our Feet– Macro photographers play by a different rulebook. The challenges faced from the subject matter, the equipment and even the laws of physics make this a challenging genre of photography. It can be abstract, it can tell stories, and it can spark your imagination. Everything from telling the story of a flower to discovering hidden narratives right in front of us, there is something magical to discover in the things we often ignore as human beings as well as photographers.

A limited amount of Guest tickets are on sale for $10 click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/don-komarechka-the-universe-at-our-feet-tickets-116056745851

Don't miss this great night.  Hope to see you all there!

Etobicoke Camera Club featured on CAPA Website & Facebook Page

Proud to announce that Etobicoke Camera Club has been featured on the Canadian Association for Photographic Art Web Page and Facebook Page.  The article was featured to promote our new online season as well as our response to this year's Covid-19 restrictions.  Please take some time to read the article written by our very own VP Barb Marszalek.

https://capacanada.ca/etobicoke-camera-club/?fbclid=IwAR2HTwEUvm4Bd_JdslZJW88NugptyDknoiya5sIPRWBar7_A5CqQ0CRQBUw

Copy of Full article below:

Etobicoke Camera Club Virtual Presentations

Back in early March, our Board of Directors had growing concerns about this Covid-19 that was beginning to affect Toronto. Our club has a large senior membership and we decided to err on the side of caution for their sakes. We voted to shut down our weekly meetings for a 3 week period and assess the situation at the end of March. By the end of March everything was shut down everywhere. Our Board jumped onto Zoom and started planning out the remaining 6 weeks of the our season in a virtual platform. Our last two competitions were switched from live judging to online judging, our end of season AGM & Townhall meeting were done live on zoom as was our grand finale year end awards.

In order to provide some form of diversion for our many senior members who were self isolating, we began the Lockdown Challenge. A weekly photo challenge using a different subject each week that could easily be found in their own homes and gardens. Our subjects have ranged from, coffee cup, toys, lamp, light, water, blade, book, etc. We are currently still going strong with week 15 Reflections. We also meet every 2 weeks online in the Lockdown Challenge Cafe to discuss the past two weeks entries and connect with each other.

Throughout the summer, our Board which normally would be on hiatus has been meetings regularly to organize our next season. We reached the decision early to run the first half of our program totally virtual online. We have found presenters from across Canada who would work with us virtually. All our competition judging was shifted from live to online. Our program director and president have spoken to other clubs in Ontario and found that many will not be holding a season at all because of the challenges of hosting during this Covid-19 threat. So we decided to offer all our presentations on Eventbrite so that those people could still enjoy attending a photography talk.

Here is a link to our program calendar for this year and competitions calendar as well.

http://linux.etobicokecameraclub.org/wordpress/calendar-2/

We are hoping that by January 1st we will be able to safely meet in large numbers again at our location. Our plan is to continue to provide weekly meetings live or recorded, as well as our presentations to those who might still be too afraid or at high risk of contracting Covid 19.

It’s been a huge learning curve for our Board and committee members. But I have been so thoroughly proud of how hard all of them have worked to make this upcoming season a go.

Be safe,

Barb Marszalek, Etobicoke Camera Club VP & Program Team Member