April 2019 Meeting

Next Meeting Thursday April 11

Loyalist College Pioneer building room P13

7:30

Robert Fisher – Street photography

I am an award-winning photographer, author, street photographer, freelance writer, filmmaker and contributor at Alamy based in Oshawa, ON, Canada.  Information about my commercial photography services can be found on the Commercial Photography page.

In addition to my commercial photography, I do freelance PJ work as both a photographer and writer and have had an image chosen for the cover of a national magazine.  I have covered events for a number of publications both as photographer and writer and have also written for several publications.  A listing of some of my previous work is below in the Photography/Writing Credits section.  You’ll see that the articles are not just photography-related and that I am able to research and write on a wide range of subjects.  My first book The Digital Zone System: Taking Control from Capture to Print was released by Rocky Nook in December 2012 and is linked in the sidebar to the right.  My second book The Mobile Photographer: An Unofficial Guide to Using Android Phones, Tablets and Apps in a Photography Workflow was released in December 2014 and my third book The Anti-HDR HDR Photography Book was published in November 2016.

I am also an experienced documentary and street photographer, which allows me to carry my storytelling to more than my client work and to tell stories of life.

Galleries to check out.

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March 2019 Meeting

Next Meeting Thursday March 14

Loyalist College Pioneer building room P13

7:30

Ian Dickinson : Bird Photography

Ian Dickinson discovered wildlife photography after retiring 10 years ago. Photographing birds brought him closer to nature and changed the way he saw the natural world. Ian has photographed 320 of the 425 birds ever seen in Canada, most right here in the Quinte area. His presentation ‘Photobirding – how combining Birding and Photography changed my life’, is illustrated with images of birds that are all around us, but most people have never noticed because they don’t know where, when and how to look. Ian will try to get you ‘hooked on birds’ through your telephoto lens.

Check out Ian images at www.photobirding.net

Galleries to check out.

The Royal Ontario Museum is once again hosting a display of best wildlife images from the year. The ROM is offering Quinte Photo Club members a discount. To save 20% off regular rates, purchase your tickets online at www.rom.on.ca and use the promo code:WILDLIFE18

February 2019 Meeting

Next meeting Thursday, February 14, 2019

Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P13
7:30

Natural Portraits : Jenna Faye

Jenna is a local professional portrait photographer. She has been in business for 12 years as Jenna Faye Photography. She specializes in natural light portraits. She works both on location and in her natural light studio to create images for families and women, and the occasional business person. She is looking forward to sharing some of her work with us.  She will share some ideas about how she photographs people, how she uses light and how she runs her business. You can check out her work at www.jennafayephotography.com

Thanks to so many of you for attending Mike’s presentation. His images will be on display in the Parrott Gallery until the End of March.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Royal Ontario Museum is once again hosting a display of best wildlife images from the year. The ROM is offering Quinte Photo Club members a discount. To save 20% off regular rates, purchase your tickets online at www.rom.on.ca and use the promo code:WILDLIFE18

ROM Photography Contest

The ROM invites you to share your captivating images of the natural world for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a 14-Day Experience Borneo tour for two courtesy of G Adventures, a Digital SLR camera courtesy of Henry’s Camera, and more!

Share your wildlife image from your unlocked Twitter or Instagram account and include @ROMtoronto & #ROMwpyON (or #ROMwpyJR for ages 13-17). For more information visit www.rom.on.ca/contest

Contest closes February 15, 2019

January 2019 Meeting

Next meeting Thursday, January 10, 2019

Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P13 

7:30

Life Lessons from a Nature Photographer

Kyle Blaney

 Kyle will inspire us with stories and photos from wilderness adventures across North America. Kyle has camped, hiked, kayaked and searched for birds in every Canadian province & territory and all across the United States. He has stood in awe as a majestic humpback whale repeatedly breached, and watched Kermode bears ambling across wet logs and hunting salmon. He was also a staff member on the 2017 Students on Ice Arctic expedition that sailed from Resolute, Nunavut to Greenland.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Royal Ontario Museum is once again hosting a display of best wildlife images from the year. The ROM is offering Quinte Photo Club members a discount. To save 20% off regular rates, purchase your tickets online at www.rom.on.ca and use the promo code:WILDLIFE18

ROM Photography Contest

The ROM invites you to share your captivating images of the natural world for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a 14-Day Experience Borneo tour for two courtesy of G Adventures, a Digital SLR camera courtesy of Henry’s Camera, and more!

Share your wildlife image from your unlocked Twitter or Instagram account and include @ROMtoronto & #ROMwpyON (or #ROMwpyJR for ages 13-17). For more information visit www.rom.on.ca/contest

Contest closes February 15, 2019

December Update

A big thank you to everyone who brought in food to share, her to sell, and great gadget ideas for us to add to our Christmas lists. We enjoyed several wonderful member slideshows. This was so popular we will plan to incorporate slideshows more often, so keep working on them.

Missing in Action

Our beautiful new projection screen did not show up for the meeting. If anyone knows where it is please contact us ASAP.

Wrong USB

someone took home the wrong USB drive. Please check to make sure the one you took home is yours

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Royal Ontario Museum is once again hosting a display of best wildlife images from the year. The ROM is offering Quinte Photo Club members a discount. To save 20% off regular rates, purchase your tickets online at www.rom.on.ca and use the promo code: WILDLIFE18

ROM Photography Contest

The ROM invites you to share your captivating images of the natural world for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a 14-Day Experience Borneo tour for two courtesy of G Adventures, a Digital SLR camera courtesy of Henry’s Camera, and more!

Share your wildlife image from your unlocked Twitter or Instagram account and include @ROMtoronto & #ROMwpyON (or #ROMwpyJR for ages 13-17). For more information visit www.rom.on.ca/contest

Contest closes February 15, 2019

December 2018 Meeting

Next meeting Thursday, December 13, 2018

Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P13 

7:30

Before the Meeting 6:30-7:30

Stop by the Parrott Gallery at the Belleville Library to catch the next instalment of the Armchair Traveller photographers talks. This time Lola Reid Allin will be taking us to Tanzania. Only 7 minute drive from Library to Loyalist.

 

Armchair Traveller Poster-2

December 2018 Meeting:Gear, Gadgets, and Goodies

This will be an informal evening of member’s show and tell of the favourite gear and photo gadgets, a yard sale of gear we want to sell, and a smorgasbord of Christmas snacks and goodies brought in and shared by our members. We will also feature slideshows created by our members. So go through your camera bags (and closets) to find gear to show off or sell, get to work on your slideshows, and bake up your favourite snacks to share. It is always a fun evening.

Our theme this month is “Lighting Up the Dark” and the image upload album is open.

click here to upload your images

Camera Cleaning

Douglas Banks will be on site to clean your camera sensors and lenses. All cleaning takes place onsite and will be ready for you by the end of the meeting. Cameras are $20 and Lenses are $10. Bring cash. Please make sure that your camera battery is fully charged. This is a fantastic service at a great price!


Parrott Gallery Exhibition

This is a reminder of our time line for the club’s show in the Parrott Gallery.
 
In June,2019:  Workshop at Mike’s studio in Trenton to mat & frame your photo.
 
Thursday, July 11, 2019:  I need to give the library a list of those participating.
You need to provide an Artist’s Statement and CV to the  Library.
 
Saturday, July 13/19:  Deliver your framed photo to the Parrott Gallery between 10am & 12 noon or 2:00 & 4:00 pm.
Each piece must be securely wired for hanging, labelled with your name, title, price ( $100. to $500 ?) Gallery takes 30%commission). Anyone unable to deliver their own piece must make arrangements for someone to deliver it for you.
 
Thursday, July18/19: Opening reception 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  Lets try to invite friends/relatives to make this a good opening.
 
Friday, Aug.23/19:  Pick up your piece from the Gallery.
 
Couple of notes:
1. There is room for about 40 pieces.We need another 5 or 6 participants.
 
2. I need the names of the entrants for pieces titled Angel Wings, Quiet, and Yellow Barn submitted last spring.

Thanks to our November guest speaker: Bill Bickle 

We appreciated Bill’s images and insights into the great Canadian wilderness. Bill asked us to pass on the following information:

Many  last night were interested to understand this Great animal. Here is a bit of follow up information to share with the Club, Please 🙂

Also a short video of my Museum Exhibit to share as well!

Here is a video interview with Bill:  

Bill has an encore gallery presentation

The presentation October 16 was a hit!  The room filled up nicely and many questions were asked. The showing was scheduled for 45 minutes but with the high interest 2 hours later we concluded. The Museum  has asked me to do an Encore Presentation. 

So mark the calendar,….Saturday December 8 @ 1:30pm.  We are hoping to attract some Youths!  Gearing up with some of my Artifacts from my Adventures, for a hands on experience!  We have not finalized the program yet but other youth oriented involvement is being planned.  Could you please share with friends ?

The Grizzly Bear

Grizzly (or brown) bears are North America’s largest terrestrial carnivore. Size and weight vary considerably with region, but the largest bears are typically found in coastal areas. The grizzly bear gets its name from the light tipped guard hairs which give them a grizzled appearance. In the spring grizzlies emerge from their winter dens very hungry – during this season the grizzlies of the Khutzeymateen focus on eating sedge grass, skunk cabbage and roots near the shoreline of the inlet. They can also be seen foraging in the intertidal zone for clams and shore crabs. Coastal grizzly bears are powerful swimmers and in their estuary home are in and out of the water almost constantly. They can often be seen snorkelling with just their heads below the water.

Grizzly bears are solitary animals for most of the year. However, in spring it is mating season and adult bears congregate. Female grizzlies stay with their cubs for up to three years, so often in the Khutzeymateen in the spring we will see female bears with cubs.

On the coast grizzly bears enter their dens to hibernate in late October/early November, and cubs are born in the dens in the deep of winter. Typically the bears emerge from the dens in early spring. Female grizzlies on the coast have between 1 and 3 cubs.

Grizzly bears have a great sense of smell and phenomenal hearing. Contrary to folklore, grizzlies can also see very well and their vision is comparable to humans. They use their powerful senses to locate food and to detect danger.

We find that the best time period for viewing grizzlies in the Khutzeymateen is from mid-May through to mid-June. During this time the bears are normally present in relatively large numbers and exhibit (and share with us) an amazingly wide array of behaviours, including courting and mating behaviour, dominance struggles between young males and their older counterparts, mother-cub interactions, and more. At this time of year the sedges and grasses are still reasonably short and don’t obscure the bears, making for both ideal bear viewing and bear photography conditions. As an added bonus, the hours of daylight at this northerly latitude during this May-June time period are very extended, thus giving us many hours to view the bears each day.

Travelling to the beautiful Khutzeymateen Valley and sharing a few days with the grizzlies of the Khutzeymateen is a unique and unforgettable experience that you will cherish forever.

Here is the link to Ocean Light Adventure Travels

During the November meeting we discussed a great photo editing software option by Skylum as reviewed by  Dustin Abbott 

Members can use the code DustinHDR to get a $15 discount at checkout.

 

November 2018 Meeting

Next meeting Thursday, November 8, 2018

Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P13 

7:30

Before the Meeting 6:00-7:30

Stop by the Parrott Gallery at the Belleville Library to an exhibition featuring our own member, Larry Tayler’s, photography. You can drop in and enjoy the open house before coming to our meeting. Only 7 minute drive from Library to Loyalist.

Special Guest Speaker: Bill Bickle 

An interest in nature was formed early for Bill. Photography as a hobby came later. Now both come together to produce beautiful images as he captures birds, animals and flowers in their natural surroundings.

It is the love of nature’s flora and fauna that stimulates Bill’s extensive research into habitat and characteristics of his subjects. Armed with this knowledge he then commands patience most would not endure, waiting for the ultimate posture, lighting and, sometimes surprising interaction that results in some of his most outstanding photographs.

Bill’s ability to anticipate action before it happens allows him to capture images that, for many, would be halfway out of the frame. The crisp clarity of his work allows those who only witness nature from a distance to realize the beauty of his specimens up close and personally. Perhaps even encouraging us to take a closer look ourselves next time we encounter nature’s gifts.

Many of Bill’s photography subjects are local inhabitants of the Quinte area. The blue herons, frequently photographed, make their home on the Moira River and at times seem to follow Bill from place to place, as if posing for the camera.

It is this combination of creativity and camaraderie with nature that provides a calm and rewarding harbour for Bill. And it is his dedication in search of engaging images that will continue to provide us all with a view of nature we may not otherwise experience.

 

Our theme this month is “Two Views” and the image upload album is open.

click here to upload your images

Gallery Photographic Exhibitions

We currently have three photographic exhibitions taking place in local galleries and one more will be opening very soon. We would highly encourage you to visit these exhibitions.

Armchair Traveller Exhibition

Robert Baily

Parrott Gallery : Belleville Public Library

 

 

PhotoArt 2018 Exhibition

Napanee Photo Club

Lennox & Addington County General Hospital (Napanee)

 

Canada – Wildlife in Focus Exhibition

Bill Bickle

Lennox & Addington County Museum (Napanee)

Opening Reception October 16, 7:00

Heart & Soul Exhibition

Larry Tayler

Parrott Gallery : Belleville Public Library

Opening Reception November 8, 6:00 – 7:30

 

 

October 2018 Meeting

Next meeting Thursday, October 11, 2018

Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P13 

7:30

Special Guest Speaker: Donna Edmonds 

 

All Lines Lead to Here

A one hour presentation on finding my photography style.

My interests are in both the creative and the technical aspects of photography. The unpredictability of the subject and light and the necessity to adapt the camera to the moment in every shoot is what keeps my active mind engaged.

Landscape, architecture, and anything with distinct shapes and colours seem to always be in my field of view. Lines and angles, reflections and symmetry, capture my interest first and if something a little quirky is thrown in all the better. The majority of my photos are within a two hour drive of my home. A lot of my images are of places that I am very familiar with but because of lighting and timing will never been seen or captured the same way again.

I will be speaking about how I continue to develop my photographic style and on researching, planning and executing many of my shots. I hope to inspire and entertain you with photos and stories of how and why I took many of my photos and to bring you along in my never ending photography journey.

Photography Exhibition

Our theme this month is “Green” and the image upload album is open.

click here to upload your images

September 2018 Meeting

Next meeting Thursday, September 13, 2018

Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P13 

7:30

Agenda 

  • New Equipment
    • Projector
    • Screen
    • Volunteers needed to be responsible for equipment.
  • Financial Update
    • Money Spent
    • New Expenses
    • Balance
    • Membership fees
  • Elections
    • Opportunity to nominate new officers
    • Program Committee 
  • Parrott Gallery Exhibition
    • Date change
  • Name tags
  • Member Slideshow
    • Gilles Bisson
  • How to Make Slideshows
    • Mike Gaudaur
  • Theme Image Critique

Our theme this month is “Summer Fun” and the image upload album is open.

click here to upload your images