- May 6,2019 Annual BanquetDon't forget your ticket!Le Treport Wedding and Convention Centre1075 Queensway EastMississauga6pm Cash Bar7pm DinnerAwards and Salons to follow
- April 29,2019 Underwater PhotographyTOPIC : Underwater Photography
SPEAKER : Stuart Seldon, professional photographerDATE/TIME : Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 7:00 pmLOCATION : Humber Valley United Church, EtobiockePlease join ECC members and guests for an speaker presentation by professional underwater photographer, Stu Seldon. Guest fee of $10.00 for non-members applies … parking is free.ABOUT OUR SPEAKERStuart became a certified diver in 1974, and purchased a Nikonos III later that same summer, at age 17 with a fraudulently obtained bank loan. Over the years he wasted countless rolls of film, but managed to learn a few things about the unique challenges of underwater photography while shooting shipwrecks and critters. His earliest published images were shot in the Cape Anne region of Massachusetts and published in a British newspaper at the age of 22.Many years, and many cameras later, Stuart moved to a digital system which re-kindled a fading interest. The improving visibility in the Great Lakes opened up new opportunities for wreck photography.Since then, images have been published in several magazines including Diver, Alert Diver, Sport Diver and Zoomer. His images can be found on many of the area’s dive shop’s websites, several Caribbean resorts and on the BC Dive Industry Association’s promotional material. He has also contributed to e-publications about Belize and British Columbia.Last fall, Stuart was the subject of an 8 page article in Diver Magazine, where he finally achieved his 15 minutes of fame! Here is Stuart’s official website:TONIGHT’S TALKWill take a look at the unique challenges and rewards of underwater photography – from the cold Canadian waters to warmer climes and fish.
Please join us for our last official speaker meeting of the 2018/2019 ECC season.See you there!
- Monday, April 15-The Challenges (and Rewards) of Travel Photography by Guest Presenter Rob Stimpson
Tonight's talk will be a light hearted look as well as some technical aspects of the challenges of travel photography. From travelling in polar climates as well as Europe, North America, Central and South America – lots of tips and images that can help you with your next adventure.
Guest fee of $10.00 for non-members applies … parking is free.
Rob Stimpson works in the tourism world; he is an internationally published, award-winning photographer. He teaches photography part time at Fleming College as well as runs workshops throughout Ontario. His working in Basle Switzerland as a photographer’s assistant laid the foundation for his success today. His first commercial break through came from selling images to Canada’s prestigious National Film Board. Rob has photographed for Ontario Tourism, Ontario Parks and Parks Canada for many years. His work has appeared on the covers of Ontario Parks Guides, calendars, magazines and national ads for the province and Canada. He has garnered numerous awards, including a Northern Lights Award from the Canadian Tourism Commission and Best Travel Photography Award from the Ontario Tourism Summit. In October 2012 he was nominated and accepted into the College of Fellows in the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
See you there!
- Sunday, April 14 Big Outing Day
This Sunday, April 14,2019, we have a big day planned. A sunrise shoot benefiting the Cambodian Children's Fund and another “film” challenge in Graffiti Alley.
First the sunrise shoot. We will meet at Sheldon Lookout which is just at the west end of the Humber Pedestrian bridge. We usually park on Marine Parade Drive. As sunrise is at 6:20, get there early. The group will be setup along the water. I will be accepting your donations and giving them to the Host, Alicia at breakfast. Suggested donation amount is $10
Breakfast will be at Sunset Grill located in the Metro shopping mall at Parklawn and Lakeshore.
After this, we will make our way to Graffiti Alley, meeting at the East end on Spadina just 20 feet South of Queen. Parking is free on city streets till 1pm. Don't be leaving any tempting goodies visible in your car if you park on the street. That area is not getting better.
The “film” challenge this time will be themed. Shadows and Lines. B&W preferred. Again 24 consecutive shots. Jpgs will be collected when we finish at Loblaws at Portland and Queen. We'll have coffee inside. As before, participation is optional and I will produce a slideshow. Each person's 5 best shots will be in the show.
Continuing this marathon outing, several of us will be doing a bit of a walkabout up Spadina for an hour or two. All are welcome to join.
So, to summarize:
05:45 arrive at Sheldon Lookout
10:00 Graffiti Alley Challenge starts
11:00 Challenge finished
11:30 Jpgs collected by frank j
12:00 outing is over. casual walkabout as u wish
- Image of the Year Competition
Reminder that photos for the Image of the Year are due by midnight Monday, April 8th. All digital images that received ribbons in the regular competitions during the latest season are eligible. In addition, each
member may submit 2 entries that received 18 or more points during the season.
For example, a member who received a total of 4 ribbons in regular competitions may submit a total of 6 entries (the 4 ribbon-winning images and 2 other images which scored 18 or more points = total of 6).
photo credit by Christine K
Graduate, Picasso Style (Image of the year 2017-2018)
- Prints 2 Competition on Monday, April 1
The print competition will be held April 1. Be sure to fill out the paperwork before you arrive at the club. Here's a direct link:
Also, a reminder that binoculars will help you see the prints better during the judging.
- Deadine for OCCC Competition on April 1st!
- The last day for entries into the OCCC competition for ECC members will be Monday April 1st.
- OCCC rules technically allow an image size to differ from the recommended 1920 wide x 1080 high. But, our ECC website has been set to only accept entries that conform to the 1920 wide x 1080 high requirement. So this means that your images cannot exceed 1920 wide or 1080 high. They can be less than 1920 x 1080 but they can’t be higher.
- Deadine for PC2 Monochrome on Monday, March 11
- A Night of Member Shows – Monday, March 11
- Award Salon for Creative Altered Reality Competition
Please join us on Monday, March 4th at 7pm for our Award Salon for Creative Altered Reality Competition. Listen to the Winner presentations. Participate in our fun 50/50 draw and watch a member show or two.
- NIGHT AND STAR PHOTOGRAPHY presentation by ARIEL ESTULIN
NIGHT and STAR PHOTOGRAPHY
by, Ariel Estulin
Please join ECC members and guests at Monday evening's speaker presentation by professional travel and landscape photographer, Ariel Estulin for a unique look at, Night and Star Photography.
Date : Monday February 25th, 2019 at 7:00 pm, hosted at the Humber Valley United Church in Etobicoke.
Guest fee of $10.00 for non-members applies … parking is free.
- NO MEETING FAMILY DAY!
Reminder that there is no meeting on Monday, February 18 because of Family Day! Hope you have a great day and have the opportunity to take lots of photos!
- Deadline for People Competition!!!
Please make sure you summit your photos before midnight on Monday, February 18th.
- Judging Night on February 11
Come on out Monday, February 11 for Live Judging Night for our Creative Altered Reality Competition!
- Feb 11,2019 Creative Competition
- Feb. 4,2019 Chris Pepper – A Look Across CanadaCome see wildlife and landscape photographer Chris Pepper at our Feb 4 meeting. (guest fee $10). Get a head start and take a look at his website.
- Jan 28,2019Look at the world of people and sports photography through the eyes of amateur turned professional photographer, Jeff Vogan.All welcome, $10 guest fee in effect for non-members.
- ECC awards and Creative Critique Jan 21st-2019
- Kas Stone, on the topic of Winter Photography – Mon. Jan. 7th, 2019 @ 7 pm
Title : Winter PhotographySpeaker : Kas Stone, professional photographerDate : Monday, January 7th, 2019 – 7:00 pmLocation : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., EtobicokePlease 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 seasonKas 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.
- 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 pmLocation : 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!IMAGE BACKUP STRATEGIES, TIPS and TECHNIQUES, by Carlos and BlairCLOUD STORAGE BACKUP, by Jeff Vogan
INTRODUCTION TO MONITOR CALIBRATION AND WHY YOU NEED IT, also by Jeff VoganIMAGE MEMORY CARD CORRUPTION AND HOW TO FIX IT, by June WestBREAK (20 mins.)COREL PAINTSHOP PRO – by Elaine FreedmanCREATIVE POST-PROCESSING IMAGES USING VIRTUAL PAINTER, by Bob WallingPOSSIBLY A VERY QUICK LOOK AT TOPAZ SIMPLIFIER . . .IRFANVIEW, by Dave Hanson (time permitting)
- Wayne Fisher, Architectural photographer & presenter, Mon. Nov. 12th, 2018 – 7 pm.Title : Architecture and Minimalism in Black and WhiteSpeakers : Wayne Fisher, professional photographerDate : Monday, November 12th, 2018 – 7:00 pmLocation : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., EtobicokePlease 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.dkh
- Wildlife photographer & presenter, Helen E. Grose, Mon. Oct. 29th, 2018 – 7 pm.Title : Becoming a Wildlife DetectiveSpeakers : Helen E. Grose, professional photographer, educator and workshop leaderDate : Monday, October 29th, 2018 – 7:00 pmLocation : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., EtobicokePlease 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.dkh
- ECC Presentation, Laurence Butet-Roch, Beyond Traditional Photojournalism, Mon. Oct. 22nd, 2018 at 7pm
Title : Beyond Traditional Photojournalism: Engaging with CommunitySpeakers : Laurence Butet-Roch, professional photographer and member of the Boreal CollectiveDate : Monday, October 22nd, 2018 – 7:00 pmLocation : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., EtobicokePlease 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.dkh
- 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 ItSpeakers : Stephen Slack, professional photographer and illustratorDate : Monday, September 24th, 2018 – 7:00 pmLocation : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., EtobicokePlease 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.dkh
- ECC Education Meeting – Learning the Ropes evening, Mon. Sept. 17th at 7:00 pm
Title : Learning the Ropes – an introduction to club activities, benefits, events and competitionsSpeakers : Board and club membersDate : Monday, September 17th, 2018 – 7:00 pmLocation : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., EtobicokePlease join the Etobicoke Camera Club for an educational type evening with presentations from our members and Board of Directors. We’ll be outlining what’s happening at the club this season, how and where to submit competition images and some of the perks and benefits of being a member! And of course you can network and ask questions of our members and board members at the break during tea, coffee & cookies. Come and join us (and the club) for both an entertaining and informative evening.
Complimentary copies of the latest PhotoNEWS will be available to members and guests attending this meeting.
Free for all (including guests) to attend and of course parking is free.dkh
- Presenter, Jason DiMichele opening meeting, Mon. Sept. 10th 2018 at 7 p.m.
Title : "Fine Art Printing and Mindful Photography"
Speaker : Jason DiMichele, professional photographer and educator
Date : Monday, September 10th, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Location : Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke
Please join the Etobicoke Camera Club for the kickoff fall season opening meeting featuring professional photographer and educator, Jason DiMichele.
After a summer full of taking gorgeous images, now’s the time to print them! During the first half of this evenings presentation, you’ll learn some tips and tricks on how to choose the proper media and print (or have printed) your images at a quality you are proud to hang on your wall, to give as a special gift, or to sell! The second half of the evening’s presentation will be about getting out of your photographic comfort zone and becoming one with your subject. Discussed will be different abstract methods of photography, as well as approaches to minimalistic photography. This evening’s talk will appeal to both novice and seasoned photographers.
Guest speaker fee in effect for non-members : $ 10.00 (NOTE: the guest fee has increased but the fee can be used to offset the purchase of a full annual camera club membership)
- Speaker meeting, Feb. 5th Pro-Fine Art photographer, J.K. RiboutTopic: Fine Art Photography – Finding Yourself Through Your Lens Speaker: Jennifer K Ribout, Professional PhotographerDATE : Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 7:00 pmHOSTED : Humber Valley United Church in EtobicokeThe Etobicoke Camera Club is pleased to host Toronto-based fine art and landscape photographer, Jennifer Ribout to it’s first meeting in February 2018.ARTISTIC STATEMENT:Born in a small town in Northern Ontario, art became a type of sanctuary for Jennifer. Expanding her knowledge in photography specifically, she is now able to create photographs that speak to her voice. The golden rays of the sun spilling over anything, if composed properly, can be made to be the most beautiful pieces. Jennifer views the world in a way that can only be described in photographs. Her art consists of bringing forth vision of her life . . . searching this world for small pieces of beauty that are unseen and finding light that bends, moves and twists to illuminate and photograph her subjects with elegance and emotion. Capturing beauty and to inspire those who observe is her goal.To view Jennifer’s work please browse location,All welcome, members free of charge and $5.00 for guests which can be used to offset against a club membership, should they want to join during the meeting.
- ECC Awards Salon of People category on Mon. Jan. 29th at 7pmTHE NEXT MEETING OF THE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … will feature the Award Salon winning image presentations from the People category competition. Also on the agenda, member shows and the Creative category critique of member submitted images. The meeting will be hosted on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the regular meeting location of Humber Valley United Church, at 76 Anglesey Blvd. in central Etobicoke.
- Kas Stone Jan. 8th, 2018 at 7:00 pm – Beyond Technique Artistry, Creativity, Meaning & Personal StyleTopic: Beyond Technique: Artistry, Creativity, Meaning and Personal StyleSpeaker: Kas Stone, Professional PhotographerDATE : Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 7:00 pmHOSTED : Humber Valley United Church in EtobicokeYou’ve been photographing for a while. You have all the gear. You are comfortable with camera technique and rules of composition. You’ve mastered basic photo editing at the computer. And you can put it all together to make good images most of the time. But you feel that you are missing something; you think there must be more.Join professional photographic artist Kas Stone for a journey Beyond Technique. This exploration of artistry, creativity, meaning and personal style will challenge you to dig deeper – and reward you with a fresh perspective that will help you make better images than ever before.
- Spencer Wynn Nov. 27th at 7:00 pm – Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary
Topic: CANADA 150, From surfboards on the west to iceberg on the east – an ocean-to-ocean trip across Canada celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary in photos from the road.
Speaker: Spencer Wynn, Professional Photographer
DATE : Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 7:00 pm
HOSTED : Humber Valley United Church in Etobicoke
Professional photographer, Spencer Wynn will be joining us again this season to showcase and present one of his most recent projects, that being his collection of images taken on a recent cross country tour celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.
His journey started out on the west coast of Canada working his way east to the icebergs of the Atlantic waters with lots of scenes and landscapes in between in a way that are both unique and inspiring.
A small meeting guest fee of $5.00 in effect for non-members, club members are free.dkh
- SPKR, Nature/Landscape photographer Peter Mather from the Yukon Territories Mon.Nov.13th @ 7pm
The ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB is pleased to announce and present Nature and Landscape professional photographer, Peter Mather who hails from the far north of Canada being based in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories.
Peter’s presentation will be hosted this MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the usual meeting location of Humber Valley United Church in central Etobicoke (76 Anglesey Blvd.)
Taken from Peter’s website describing his approach to photography and story telling . . . Photography provides him with the excuse to adventure and the opportunity to tell interesting, important and inspiring stories. Through his photography he hopes to inspire us to be emphatic humans, with compassion for people we don’t understand, our natural world and many of the animals that share this small planet with us.
Peter is a fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers and his images are represented by National Geographic Creative and Minden Pictures stock agencies. He was also honoured to be named by the Photo District News magazine to the – 2017 PDN 30 New and Emerging photographers.
Peter’s images are truly stunning and capture a rare glimpse of the colour, grandeur and awesomeness of the far North. Please join us for this extra special night.
Entrance is free for members, with a small $ 5.00 fee being charged for guests, which can be used to help offset the cost of a membership if the guest decides to join the club. SEE YOU THERE!
- SPEAKER MTG, Steve Silverman – “How to create a dramatic black & white photos” Oct. 30th @ 7 pmETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB SPEAKER MEETING – Mon. Oct. 30th at 7 pm, will feature black and white Fine Art Photographer, Steve Silverman whose topic will be, "How to create dramatic black and white photos". Hosted at the usual meeting location of Humber Valley United Church.A native of Toronto, Canada, Steve Silverman is a Canadian award-winning, fine art photographer with a keen and unique artistic vision. His love and appreciation for black and white photography are reflected in his dramatic landscapes and engaging cityscapes from across Canada.Steve’s photos are like visual metaphors. They are an intimate, interpretive vision of the world around him. He creates implied comparisons that forge links between the mundane and the sublime. His patented technique of photo impressionism serves to evoke mood and emotion rather than capturing the literal representation of a scene or landscape.PLEASE COME AND JOIN US … for this opportunity to ‘see’ in black and white and get an insight on how to create dramatic black and white photos! Meeting entrance for members of the ECC is free, there is a small guest charge of $ 5.00 for all non-members which can be used to help offset the purchase of a club membership.dkh
- ECC PRINT #1 Judging meeting Mon. Oct. 23rd @ 7 pmEtobicoke Camera Club – Judging night of Prints # 1 on Monday, October 23rd 2017 at 7:00 pm, hosted at the Humber Valley United Church.
- SPEAKER, Pamela Julian on Social Media for Photographers & a look at mirrorless, Mon. Oct. 16th at 7pmPHOTOGRAPHY has become not only a medium of creative expression but also a way to meet and collaborate with other photographers through social media platforms. In this coming Monday’s talk Pamela Julian will concentrate on how create an online social photography media presence and why that might be useful to you from a rank beginner and hobbiest to the professional trying to build their ‘brand’ and get additional exposure and therefore work!Pam is a self-taught photographer whose passion for photography started when she was a child. Pam has tried her hand at many different genres, with architecture and urban settings remaining favorites.In addition to social media our speaker will talk to the growing trend in cameras towards, smaller and lighter equipment and the push to mirrorless gear from some of the camera manufacturers.
PLEASE JOIN US … for an interesting, informative and entertainingevening of images and instruction at the Etobicoke Camera Club, Monday Oct. 16th, 7 pm at the Humber Valley United Church in central Etobicoke.
A small guest fee of $ 5.00 in effect for non-members, but can be used to purchase a membership if you want tobecome a member!
- Judging of Photographer’s Choice tonight, Monday Oct. 2nd, 2017
COME OUT . . . and see what ECC image competitions are all about. Tonight will feature live judging of images by three outside judges of the category, Photographer’s Choice #1.
Meeting start time, 7 pm at the regular meeting location of Humber Valley United Church.
- SPEAKER, Dave of Freaktography presents Urbex images, Mon. Sept.25th 2017 at 7 pm
Freaktography: Defined as photographing the typically off-limits and unseen parts of civilization. The photographer behind Freaktography is a modern day explorer choosing to seek out and show the wonders and mysteries of our own backyards through unconventional photography and adventurous Urban Exploration.
Club member entrance is free, guest fee in effect of $5.00 (which can be used against joining the club). Please come and join us for an interesting evening of Urbex type images captured by Dave of Freaktography.
- LEARNING THE ROPES … new and returning member night, Mon. Sept.18th @ 7 pm
COME OUT THIS EVENING, MONDAY SEPT. 18th at 7 PM . . . to the Etobicoke Camera Club at the meeting location of Humber Valley United Church for the ‘Learning the Ropes’ night. This is where members and guests can find out all about the club’s events, various services and outings as well as how to compete in the club’s image competitions. It’s also an opportunity to ask questions and socialize with other members and ask technical questions!
- 2017/2018 Meeting season opener, Peter Baumgarten on Astrophotography
THE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB’S first club meeting for the 2017-2018 season on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 7 pm, will feature Landscape and Nature professional …photographer, Peter Baumgarten from Manitoulan Island. The meeting will be held in the regular meeting location of Humber Valley United Church at 76 Anglesey Blvd. in central Etobicoke.
Peter’s presentation "Astrophotography, Photographing the Beauty of the Night Sky" will concentrate on night images and tips and techniques on how best to photograph them! Peter also has the distinction of being an Olympus Visionary (Olympus cameras) and can be reached at his own website of, www.creativeislandphoto.com as well as his Facebook presence, Peter Baumgarten – Creative Island Photography
ALL WELCOME however there is a small $5 fee guest for non-members which can been applied to a club membership for those who want to join – a bargain to hear this top notch photographer! Come out and discover the world of photography at our active and friendly club in the heart of Etobicoke. Check out our program of other weekly ECC events which are now posted on the club website at EtobicokeCameraClub.org.
- ADVANCE NOTICE – ECC 2017/2018 season Macro Workshop, Sat. Oct.21st
ADVANCE NOTICE – MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP : Etobicoke Camera Calub program content, schedule and speaker list will be published very soon but in the meantime ECC members will be interested to know of a pre-announcement that GTCCC speaker and educator, Robert Shechter will be hosting a Macro Photography lecture and hands-on Workshop on Saturday, October 21st 2017 at the Humber Valley United Church at a cost of $95.00. Registration is limited to 16 participants. Above is the workshop flyer which includes further details.
- SPEAKER, Pamela Julian on Social Media for Photographers and a look at mirrorless, Mon. Oct. 16th at 7pmPHOTOGRAPHY has become not only a medium of creative expression but also a way to meet and collaborate with other photographers through social media platforms. In this coming Monday’s talk Pamela Julian will concentrate on how create an online social photography media presence and why that might be useful to you from a rank beginner and hobbiest to the professional trying to build their ‘brand’ and get additional exposure and therefore work!Pam is a self-taught photographer whose passion for photography started when she was a child. Pam has tried her hand at many different genres, with architecture and urban settings remaining favorites.In addition to social media our speaker will talk to the growing trend in cameras towards, smaller and lighter equipment and the push to mirrorless gear from some of the camera manufacturers.
PLEASE JOIN US … for an interesting, informative and entertainingevening of images and instruction at the Etobicoke Camera Club, Monday Oct. 16th, 7 pm at the Humber Valley United Church in central Etobicoke.
A small guest fee of $ 5.00 in effect for non-members, but can be used to purchase a membership if you want tobecome a member!
- For the Love of the Landscape by Ethan Meleg – Mon. Apr.10th, 2017 at 7 pm
THE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … is pleased to present outdoor, nature and landscape photographer and lecturer, REthan Meleg at tomorrow’s Monday, April 10th, 2017, speaker/presentation meeting starting at 7:00 pm hosted at the Humber Valley United Church with his talk titled, For the Love of the Landscape.
Long time ECC members may remember Ethan from his last talk at the club 5 years ago (time flies!), sharing his images of travels near and far. This year Ethan returns to concentrate on landscape photography.Ethan is a freelance photographer from Ontario, Canada. He specializes in photos of outdoor recreation, landscapes, ecosystems, birds and wildlife. He is represented by major stock agencies and has been published by National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Forbes, Ontario Tourism, Lonely Planet, Popular Photography and many more. Ethan is a popular keynote speaker, workshop leader and magazine columnist. He writes the humor and bird photography columns in every issue of Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine.Growing up near world famous birding hotspot Point Pelee National Park, Ethan often skipped school to watch songbirds during migration. By the time he was a teenager, he had developed an in-depth knowledge of nature. At 19, he received a hand-me-down camera from his parents and began to learn the basics of nature photography. In between watching birds and taking photos, he completed a degree in Environment and Resource Studies at Trent University. Before becoming a pro photographer, Ethan had developed a career as a nature guide and tourism specialist in national parks. Ethan lives in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario. His greatest passion in life is exploring the natural world through his camera, whether on exciting trips or in his own backyard.MONDAY’S TALK – For the Love of the Landscape!Great landscape photos have the power to inspire us and evoke a sense of place! The best landscape photos have three key ingredients: dramatic light, strong foregrounds and depth of field from near to far. Ethan will share his top tips on techniques and gear (including filters) for making stunning landscape photos that will leave others saying ‘wow’!Please join us and bring a friend or neighbour if you can, for another look at some incredible landscape photography through the eyes and lens of our speaker, Ethan Meleg. Guest fee of $ 5.00 in effect (put towards membership if you decide to join).NOTE : Originally booked nature & landscape photographer’s talk by Galen Brown was replaced due to conflicting upcoming travel arrangements in Galen’s schedule.
- ECC Speaker night, Mon. Mar. 6th 2017 at 7:00 – Toronto As I See It by Robert ShechterTHE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … is pleased to present travel photographer and lecturer, Robert Shechter at the Monday, March 6th 2017, speaker/presentation meeting starting at 7:00 pm hosted at the Humber Valley United Church with his talk titled, Toronto As I See It.
With 40 years experience working in photography, combined with 25 years as a professor in the Ontario Community Colleges system, Robert worked as a commercial photographer, travel photographer, and as a highly regarded teacher and lecturer. Robert has been travelling with his cameras from the High Canadian and Greenlandic Arctic to Spain, from Iceland to Central Europe, Russia and Malta,and many places in between, sharing his impressions and experiences through slide shows and lectures.
Robert is a former resident lecturer at the Royal Ontario Museum, where he has lectured and taught a variety of photography classes. Currently, Robert is teaching Digital Photography classes at the BernardBetel Centre and at his Teaching Studio in North York. Robert has produced shows – no mere travelogues, but rich in local history, architecture and culture – on behalf of Tourist Boards, Camera Clubs, and Social Clubs. His work has appeared in Toronto Life Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and other publications.MONDAY’S TALKDo you think you know Toronto? Think again! After living in Toronto for over forty years, photographer Robert Shechter rediscovered the city through his camera lens. Visit the city’s historic sites which witness our beginnings and heritage, our many thriving neighbourhoods with diverse ethnicities, languages, cultures, and religions.
“Toronto as I see it” highlights the city’s avant-garde 21st century architecture, as well as lesser known sites, while meandering through the nature trails, parks and forests which make Toronto one of the greenest cities in the world. “Toronto as ICE SEES IT” brings back memories of a recent episode in our city, with intensely beautiful diamond-studded trees shining in the sun. “Toronto as I see it” reflects how we live and function in one of the most civilized cities in the world.Please join us if you can for another look at Toronto through the eyes and lens of our speaker, Robert Shechter. Guest fee of $ 5.00 in effect (put towards membership if you decide to join).PLEASE NOTE : Originally booked photographer Steve Silverman’s talk on Black and White photography has been rescheduled to the Fall months, stay tuned for 2017/2018 ECC season schedule.
- Photographing the World Around You by Ray and Mary Ann Anderson on Mon. Feb. 6th, 2017 at 7 pmTHE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … is pleased to present professional photographer, Ray and Mary Ann Anderson at it’s upcoming Monday, February 6th 2017 speaker/presentation meeting at the Humber Valley United Church whose talk is titled, Photographing the World Around You.Traveling for over 30 years, photography has always been part of this couple’s itinerary. The pair has visited over 40 countries. They are particularly attracted to independent travel and exploring less traveled parts of the world — areas that have not yet been spoiled by tourism. Their curiosity is about the landscape and the culture of each country they visit. They extend their interest in people to learning about their religious practices and participating in their festivals and celebrations.Ray and Mary Ann have been members of the Toronto Camera Club since 1993 and are also actively involved in a photo essay group. For the past 20 years, they have been producing multimedia presentations of their journeys and are frequently asked to present at camera clubs and various venues throughout Greater Toronto and other parts of Ontario. Their sensitive portrayal of culture, and the technical wizardry they use to enhance their presentations, may speak to their full-time careers. Mary Ann is a social worker while Ray is an electronic engineer. Their goal is to bring something new and different to every show they create – something you don’t see in usual travelogues.Ray and Mary Ann’s catalogue of photographic and video travelogues include countries such as India, Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, Nepal, Indonesia, China, Turkey, Peru, Guatemala and Western Europe including Iceland.
PLEASE JOIN US on Monday, Feb. 6th 2017 presentation at Humber Valley United Church for an inspiring talk and tour through some of the most picturesque places on the planet.Guest fee of $ 5.00 in effect for the evening, to be put towards a club membership if you decide to join.
- Visual Narratives – From Landscapes to Hardscapes, pro photographer Spencer Wynn on Mon. Jan. 23rd, 2017 at 7 pmTHE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … is pleased to present professional photographer, Spencer Wynn at it’s Monday, January 23th 2017 speaker/presentation meeting at the Humber Valley United Church whose talk is titled, Visual Narratives. From Landscapes to Hardscapes.
A story teller at heart, Spencer’s career has taken him to extremes. Using his skills as a visual journalist, designer and photographer, Wynn has lived the stories he tells saying, “ One can only truly tell a story of a people or culture if you have lived with the people or in the culture”.His two-year documentary work on the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster in India is one such example. Every day was spent with the survivors eating with them, sitting with them as they break down into tears, and even living in the slums with them – all to appreciate the essence of the story.He has also lived with Inuit in the Canadian Arctic, joining an Inuit hunting party on the polar ice. He has eaten raw seal, fresh from the ice when it was killed to feed several families and cloth the children. In the same polar region, he has sailed up the west coast of Greenland and into the Northwest Passage while documenting fishing villages, nature and lay on his stomach, inching slowly towards a large herd walrus to photograph them.His 10 trips to China have taken him to all regions of the vast country, living in caves, yurts, deserts and at high altitude. The ethnic diversity of China is a fascination for Wynn and a constant draw, luring him back. Spencer is a creative person, always looking to push himself and his skills in order to stay current with technology and learn more about the diversity around him.Please join us if you can for a thoughtful and entertaining evening. Guest fee of $ 5.00 in effect (put towards membership if you decide to join).For additional insights and samples of Spencer’s work you can go his website located at,dkh
- ECC is pleased to present Juraj Dolanski, on Macro Photography as it’s first speaker of 2017, Mon. Jan. 9th at 7 pm
THE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … is pleased to present speaker and photographer, Juraj Dolanjski at it’s first meeting of the New Year, Monday, January 9th 2016 meeting start time of 7:00 pm, at the Humber Valley United Church who will present two shows, one of which will focus on macro photography.Juraj Dolanjski is an Eleven Star Master Photographer, an imaging technology, Audio Visual and software expert. He has presented lectures at NFRCC and CAPA conventions and is sought after as a photography motivational speaker and workshop instructor in the Greater Toronto area. His work has been published in Canadian Camera Magazine and in trade publications and brochures. He has contributed his work to number of photography art exhibitions in the Hamilton and Burlington area.Please join us if you can for an instructive and entertaining evening concentrating on macro photography, among other things. Guest fee of $ 5.00 in effect (put towards membership if you decide to join).For additional insights and samples of Juraj’s work you can go to his site here,dkh
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING, 7:00 pm Mon. Dec. 12th, 2016 – The ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB INVITES ALL CLUB MEMBERS and GUESTS to their annual ECC Christmas social gathering this coming and a time to have some photographic FUN with the presentation and judging of the FUN TRIOS Picture competition. Members are encouraged to bring a small finger food item to share and snack on after the fun competition, there will be LOTS to eat. The meeting location is the regular hosting site of Humber Valley United Church.
The TRIOS image competition (members must have previously submitted last week) has as it’s subject, three images that tell some sort of story or connection. It can be Christmas themed or not and can also include elements of humour if so desired. Text and text bubbles are allowed as well as borders but the image MUST be taken by the photographer.
Looking forward to seeing you there for some fun, fellowship and some festive food!
- ECC is pleased to present photographer, Lori Whelan on Mon. Nov. 28th, 7 pm, Architectural & urban imagesTHE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … is pleased to present photographer, Lori Whelan at it’s Monday, November 28th 2016 speaker/presentation meeting at the Humber Valley United Church who will present and speak about images focusing on architecture in Toronto.Lori has been working as a freelance photographer since completing a Diploma in Professional Photography in 2002. Also an Occupational Therapist, researcher and educator, Lori uses photography as a medium to promote health and wellness through creative expression. A love for urban exploration has led her to photograph curious places and subjects including construction sites and machines, silos, abandoned structures and quirky architectural features and buildings that are often unnoticed by rushed daily commuters.Today her images are focused on architectural details, isolating shapes and forms of the built urban environment, creating a minimal aesthetic that aims to de-clutter the frenetic experience of navigating city streets. Themes of social isolation and urbanization are explored. Capturing the rapidly changing cityscape and bringing awareness to buildings by writing about their historical significance, Lori’s work is frequently featured in Toronto urban news and culture publications.Paying attention to visual details such as the interplay of light and shadow on buildings, finding beauty in concrete and the ordinary, makes architectural and urban landscape a perfect choice to break up the monotony of daily routines and keep perspectives fresh. This evening, let’s do a virtual urban exploration. Together we will discover architectural styles and stories, and expand our creative thinking in the use of elements such as lines patterns, forms and framing to produce compositions with impact.Please join us if you can for a thoughtful and entertaining evening concentrating on shapes and forms of the Toronto landscape. Guest fee of $ 5.00 in effect (put towards membership if you decide to join).For additional insights and samples of Lori’s work you can go her 500px site page here,dkh
- ECC welcomes photographer Andrew McLachlan this Monday to talk on Landscape photographyTHE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … is pleased to present landscape, wildlife and nature professional photographer, Andrew McLachlan Photography as the guest speaker and presenter to talk on the subject of landscape and nature photography, this coming Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 7:00 pm hosted in the usual meeting location of Humber Valley United Church. A small sample of his work can be seen above.Andrew is a freelance photographer / writer based near Barrie, Ontario. For as long as he can recall, he has been fascinated by the natural world. His photography became an extension of that love. If he did not own a camera, he would likely still be found hiking along dense boreal forest trails, canoeing through wetlands, and observing all that nature has to offer!Extensive travels throughout Ontario have resulted in a large, diverse collection of images that feature landscapes and the flora and fauna of the province. In addition to photographing Ontario’s natural world I also have growing collections of Caribbean-related photos. Andrew has also been creating artistic renditions of his favorite images using a variety of Photoshop techniques, Photoshop plug-ins, and creative filters and effects for several years now.Andrew’s first eBook ‘A Photographer’s Guide to the Ontario Landscape ‘ is the first ever-comprehensive guide to photographing Ontario’s vast and varied landscape. There are many outstanding photo destinations throughout the province. In this e-book he has covered many of the best locations; from the remote Abitibi Canyon to Point Pelee, the Ottawa Valley to the Algoma Highlands and beyond, in an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow guide, complete with driving directions to each destination. This title is available for sale this evening on CD for the cost of $20.00 to members and guests.For more samples of Andrew’s work you can visit his online website at the following link,Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting!dkh
- ECC welcomes photographer Randall Romano on Monday to talk on Effectual Photography
THE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB … is pleased to present professional photographer, Randall Romano (Photography) as the guest speaker and presenter to talk on the subject of, Effectual landscapes and photography in general, this coming Monday, October 31st, 2016 (Halloween night) at 7:00 pm hosted in the usual meeting location of Humber Valley United Church.Randall found his passion for photography as a teenager, through his father who was a amateur photographer. Initially, Randall focused on nature subjects and capturing the beauty of the natural environment but after getting married and starting a family with four children the reality of commercial photography and more of a‘paying gig’ type venture was the direction which he took to pay the bills. Assignments included work to create calendars, greeting cards and magazines. Soon, he ventured into a variety of photographic forms such as sports, landscapes, events, architecture and stock. Another aspect of photography was architecture linked to custom home builders in rural Ontario to showcase their construction and finished product.Today, his photography is focused on the art of photography, rather than solely on commercial aspects. With the latter in mind, tonight’s presentation on why and how we photographers strive to make strong, meaningful images. Yet many of us fall short in accomplishing this. Sometimes our technical abilities need to be fine tuned, but more importantly our images lack a context or deeper meaning. How do we rise up to the challenge of making images that generate more interest or present an important thought? This presentation will discuss techniques to challenge your photography and encourage you to create more important interesting and meaningful images.dkh
- Monday, Oct. 17th, please join us for a presentation from Montreal-based creative photographer, Patrick RochonATTENTION ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB members and guests :The October 17th speaker presentation at the Etobicoke Camera Club will feature, Patrick Rochon, The Light Painter. It will be an extra special one, with our speaker and professional photographer joining us all the way from Montreal, Quebec!A sample of Patrick’s work can been seen above and below which is beautiful, creative and at the same time complex in it’s nature.Patrick began light painting in Montreal in 1992. Five years later, Patrick came to understand that he was a light painter and chose to dedicate himself completely to this exploration while leaving other types of photography behind. Through this journey, he has encountered several unexpected and unusual creative projects collaborating with Butoh dancers in Japan, fashion magazines, movie-makers, hair salons, musicians and skin care products companies.As such Patrick has been involved in and created projects for many, many companies which have included, Red Bull, Blend 285, Toyota (Lexus), Honda, Infiniti Motors, Chevrolet. He has also done a campaign with the Minister of Education to encourage the youth in exploring their passions intensely without drugs. Many in the entertainment, creative and professional trades have also seeked Patrick out to do portraits of actresses, TV personalities, doctors and other clients looking for art to enhance their living spaces.We encourage all members and guests to attend this presentation from this uniquely creative Canadian photographer for an evening of fun, fantastic images and an opportunity to learn about some of the techniques and tips as well as purchase some of the equipment used to create these stunning light painting images!Additional information about Patrick and his work can be viewed at this website online at,See you on MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2016 starting at 7:00 pm, hosted at : HUMBER VALLEY UNITED CHURCH, in Etobicoke.dkh
- September ECC speakers, Juris Kornets & Jo-Anne McArthur!FOR THOSE ETOBICOKE CAMERA CLUB MEMBERS or GUESTS who were unable to make it out to the first couple of meetings, here are a few snaps of our first two speakers of the season, Jo-Anne McArthur (left) and Juris Kornets (right).Juris Kornets our season opening speaker, is a world traveller and workshop leader who talked and showed attendees how to take street photographs of people in their own environments. Certainly images of places, buildings and scenery are the most easiest subjects to take travel pictures, however Juris showed us that to truely show what the world is like, one must try and take images of the people within it!Jo-Anne’s talk concentrated on photojournalism as it pertains to animal advocacy throughout the world. Many of those attending were moved and certainly became more aware of the plight of animals both here in Canada and overseas and their treatment all over the globe. For those who wanted a permanent record of Jo-Anne’s work copies of her animal advocacy project and book were available for sale on the night of her presentation called, We Animals.
- New Members, Learning the Ropes night Sept. 26th, 2016 at 7 p.m.
LEARNING THE ROPES!
Tomorrow’s meeting is all about LEARNING THE ROPES and benefits and workings of the Etobicoke Camera Club – Monday Sept 26 at 7pm.
This is a great opportunity to learn from various committee chairs about the many benefits, events, competitions, rules and other activities provided by our club, and just generally how things work.
- Image Evaluation Chair, Lesley Kinch will briefly review the Rules of Competition. As these are quite extensive, it will be difficult to cover off every detail.
- All members are encouraged to read these Rules, available on our website underRESOURCES (or click HERE) and become familiar with them before the meeting, if possible. This will save having to answer too many “basic” questions which are already well explained in the rules.
- Webmaster Frank Job will cover off the procedures for uploading images for competition. It is fairly simple, but well worth paying attention to, thus avoiding any last minute issues.
- Programs Chair, Dave Hanson will discuss “What Judges Look For” which is always of great interest to everyone at EVERY level!
- Please note that for our first PC1 competition ONLY, the upload deadline has been deferred to this WEDNESDAY 8am, instead of the traditional Tuesday 8 am deadline we normally allow. This will give a little extra time for our new members to submit.
- Reminder that ONLY those who are PAID UP members will be authorized to log-in and submit to the competitions. We encourage you to bring a cheque with your application and get an early start as a full member!
These are just a few of the many topics to be covered. It will be a great LEARNING opportunity for everyone and will cover off a LOT of items about how our club runs.
- Our next presenter on Sept. 19th is photographer, Jo-Anne McArthurDon’t miss our next exciting guest speaker at 7 PM on Monday Sept. 19th, at the usual Etobicoke Camera Club meeting location of, Humber Valley United Church located just east of Islington Avenue and south of Eglinton Avenue West.Jo-Anne McArthur, is a photojournalist and Animal advocate. Her love of travel, curiosity about people, animals and different cultures has lead her to over 40 countries on all 7 continents.Read more about Jo-Anne at her website locate at address : http://www.joannemcarthur.
com/Guests are welcome to Monday’s meeting and the nominal $5.00 guest fee can be used to offset a full membership should guests decide to join that evening!Additional details such as this season’s program, membership application and image competition information and online submission instructions including general info about the club can be found at the club website of, http://www. etobicokecameraclub.org
- ECC Season kickoff presents photographer, Juris Kornets on Street PhotographyTopic : Street Photography – The Art of Photographing People and CulturesSpeaker : Juris Kornets, professional photographerOUR OPENING SPEAKER and SEASON KICKOFF will be professional photographer and workshop leader, Juris Kornets on MONDAY, SEPT. 12th at 7:00 pm, hosted at the Etobicoke Camera Club hosted in the Humber Valley United Church. Guest entrance fee is $5.00 if you’re not already a member.ABOUT JURIS :With 30 years of experience photographing in over 40 countries, Juris will open your creative mind and inspire you towards a new direction that will take your photography to the next level.Juris operates a commercial photography business Natural Selections Photography, servicing clients worldwide, from Peru, to France, Thailand and India. He lectures and has taught photographers the specific skills required to photograph people and cultures.Juris’ photography has been exhibited worldwide, and appears in hundreds of private and corporate collections. One of his recent fine art photography books is, – “Saris in the Sun,” published at the end of 2006, presents a year’s shooting while traveling in Southeast Asia.An area of expertise has been the running of workshops and travel to Cuba, during which Juris has built an extensive network of local contacts, photographers, and artists. This enables workshop participants (some of whom have been ECC members) to get access and photograph behind the scenes places that are otherwise difficult to arrange. Workshops are led on the basis of not only learning photography skills, but of having a great deal of fun. Music is an important part of Cuban life, as is good food, friendship and a unique passion for living it to the fullest.“Despite media depictions to the contrary, the world is a relatively safe and wonderful place. On any given day, even in the remotest and seemingly primitive reaches, people are concerned with making a living, taking care that their children grow up well, and worshipping their gods. To capture the unique moments among all that is a passion that strengthens over time, and has resulted in a body of work spanning three decades, in over 40 countries.”dkh