Nature Salon, Gold Winners Talks & People Critique – Monday, November 23rd at 7pm

On Monday, November 23rd, we will at long last see all the images entered in this year's Nature Competition.  The evening will start with the Nature Salon followed by Gold Winner Talks.  The evening will end with the People Critique.

This will be a regular Zoom Meeting and will open at 6:45.  Please remember to enter with your full name and to mute yourself at 7pm.

Hope to see you all there!

 

 

Editing Tips Education Night & Altered Reality Critique – Monday, November 16th at 7pm

We will be having an evening of videos created by some of our seasoned members on various editing tip & techniques followed by the Abstract Reality Critique.

This is a not to be missed evening.  This will be a regular Zoom Meeting and will open at 6:45.  Please remember to enter with your full name and to mute yourself at 7pm Monday, November 9th.  

 

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.  

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.

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!

 

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!

 

Unlocked Challenge #3 – TRIANGLES

After seeing the imagination in Harry Cartner’s presentation at the last ECC meeting (what a validation of the purpose of this challenge!) the series of his photos of geometric shapes stood out for me as a good theme for the next challenge. So I’m going with Triangles. They could be anything from the corner of your living room to a view framed by two mountain peaks, depending on how far you feel like travelling in the next two weeks.  As Harry’s images showed, if you look, you can see them practically everywhere.

Up to three photos can be submitted. The requirement for limited photo editing has also been lifted. As before, images must be a maximum of 1600 wide by 1200 high (same size as competition) for upload. This challenge begins now, and photos are to be uploaded to the Smugmug folder by Sunday night, Nov. 1st. Upload and viewing links are below.

Also as before, adding your name to the file name is extremely welcome, although certainly not obligatory if you’d prefer to be anonymous.

Enjoy!

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Harry Cartner “To See is a Continuing Gift” Presentation

Don't miss our webinar presentation this Monday, October 19th at 7:00 pm.

Harry Cartner will present "To See is a Continuing Gift".

Creating impactful photographic images is not about the equipment. It IS about seeing – seeing light, seeing composition and capturing what you feel in the final image. This will be an entire evening of photographic excellence and inspiration with talented photographic artist Harry Cartner. https://www.eventbrite.ca/…/harry-cartner-to-see-is-a….

Please do not forget to log in with your full name and the presentation will starts at 7:00 pm, so don't be late or you will miss out.

The Unlocked Challenge

ECC is now hosting a new and slightly different photo challenge. As announced in “Learning the Ropes”, this will have a somewhat wider scope than the Lockdown Challenge that ran during the summer. The “Unlocked Challenge” (and let's hope it stays that way!) will try to tie in with recent presentations from our Monday night meetings.

Our First Assignment is inspired by last week's presentation by Don Komarechka, the challenge will be Close-up Photography. If you have a macro lens that's great, otherwise get really close, or use a telephoto, or crop. The subject can be anything you choose, and is not restricted to different compositions of the same thing.

Up to three photos can be submitted that have been taken specifically for this challenge.  Please do not upload photos you have taken in the past. The requirement for limited photo editing has also been lifted.  As before, images must be a maximum of 1600 wide by 1200 high (same size as competition) for upload. The photos are to be uploaded to the Smugmug folder by Sunday night, Oct. 4th. 

Also as before, adding your name to the file name is extremely welcome, although certainly not obligatory if you'd prefer to be anonymous.

Snap Away!