Meeting Schedule

We Meet at Evangel Community Church, 76 Sandys St. Chatham from September through May, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7 pm. Enter the meeting room through the back door of the church, marked by our Chatham Camera Club sign. Guests and Visitors are always welcome! Please come and see what we are all about!

The Chatham Camera Club is a great place to learn from fellow photographers or from the professionals that we bring in as guest speakers.

Our workshop topics for the season include: Hands-on instruction for Point and Shoot basics, F-stops and shutter speeds explained, Photoshop and Elements basics, Faststone basics, Portrait Lighting, Lens selection, Metering Modes, Basic Printing.

Our Main Meetings include Travelogues, Photo Competitions and Critiquing.

Seasonal dues are $40 for a single membership and $60 for couples, which covers all meetings, including Workshops with guest speakers. You may attend two meetings without charge to see if you are interested in joining. Students currently attending high school, college or university may join for free.

NOTE: Photo Competitions are meant to challenge our creativity and inspire us to move out of our comfort zone and into places we’ve never ventured. They are in no way a reflection of your ability. If someone else doesn’t see your vision, accept it and continue to learn and grow as a photographer at your own pace.

 

 


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2016 – 2017 Season

 

 

Summer 2017 Photo-Ops

Although some of these events are not officially Chatham Camera Club outings, here are some you may find interesting.

Shrewsbury Ribs And Blues – July 29, Shrewsbury, Ont.
Vintage Wheels And Wings – July 30, Hamilton, Ont.
St. Clair River Classic Offshore Boat Race – July 28 – 30, Courtright, Ont.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Emancipation Day – August 5, Dresden, Ont.
Seven Ponds Nature Center – August 5, Dryden, Michigan
Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Confederation Weekend – August 5 – 6, London, Ont.
East Kent Vintage Equipment Show – August 5 – 6, Ridgetown, Ont.
Bothwell Car Show – August 11 and 12, Bothwell, Ont.
WAMBO – August 11 and 12, Wallaceburg, Ont.
– Chatham Camera Club model shoot – Tuesday, August 8th (members only)
Community Charity Airshow Wednesday, August 30, Brantford Airport

Be sure to check the official website of each of these events before going.

 

 

2017 – 2018 Meeting Schedule

September 26 2017

• Welcome and orientation

• Program To Be Determined

• Travelogue: Kellie Watson

• Print Display
– we invite all of our members to bring in a print of any size, any subject, to be viewed before the meeting begins and during the break.

 

October 10 2017

• Guest Speaker: Award winning competitive photographer Norm Ullock
will present Composition from Shot to Art

 

October 24 2017

• Guest Speaker: Adam Harpula

What I Shoot: Mary Craig

• CCC Photo Competition
– Novice – Open
(any subject, colour or black and white)
– Intermediate, Advanced and Salon – Things That Are Round
(one or more objects that are round or circular in shape)
Note: Competition photos are to be submitted to Gavin Stuart at: gcstuart@mnsi.net by Midnight Sunday, October 17th

• Print Display
– we invite all of our members to bring in a print of any size, any subject, to be viewed before the meeting begins and during the break.

 

November 14 20167

• Guest Speaker: Master Photographer Juraj Dolanjski
will present his lecture on Macro Photography.

 

November 28 2017

• Our own John St. Pierre will present a tutorial on Infrared Photography.

What I Shoot: David Barr

• CCC Photo Competition
– Novice – Things That Are Round
(one or more objects that are round or circular in shape)
– Intermediate, Advanced, Salon – My Canada
(open to anything you feel means / represents Canada to you)
Note: Competition photos are to be submitted to Gavin Stuart at: gcstuart@mnsi.net by Midnight, Sunday, November 19th

• Print Display
– we invite all of our members to bring in a print of any size, any subject, to be viewed before the meeting begins and during the break.

 

December 12 2017

• Mike Blazek and Carson Plant will show us how to Rack The Lens
in preparation for our Zoom Burst competition

• Used Equipment Buy And Sell
(Bring in the stuff you don’t use anymore. It may be just what others are looking for.)

 

January 9 2018

• Guest Speaker: Pro photographer and Photo Trekkers host James Cowie
will speak to us about The Art Of Observation

 

January 23 2018

• Program To Be Determined

Travelogue / What I Shoot: Jeff McDonald

• CCC Photo Competition
– Novice – – My Canada
(open to anything you feel means / represents Canada to you)
– Intermediate, Advanced, Salon – Rack The Lens
(this topic requires you to take a picture with a zoom lens and adjust the zoom mid picture, while the shutter is open. See This YouTube Video
Note: Competition photos are to be submitted to Gavin Stuart at: gcstuart@mnsi.net by Midnight, Sunday, January 14th

• Print Display
– we invite all of our members to bring in a print of any size, any subject, to be viewed before the meeting begins and during the break.

 

February 13 2018

• Dave Noordhoff will present Understanding The Exposure Triangle

 

February 27 2018

• Program To Be Determined

Travelogue: Pat Beaton

• CCC Photo Competition
– Novice – Rack The Lens
(this topic requires you to take a picture with a zoom lens and adjust the zoom mid picture, while the shutter is open. See This YouTube Video
– Intermediate, Advanced, Salon – Give Me Space:
(the pictures for this topic must exhibit composition using negative space. The subject of the photo should occupy 1/4 or less of the frame. Please see the following links for examples and more explanation. Example one, Example Two, Example Three)
Note: Competition photos are to be submitted to Gavin Stuart at: gcstuart@mnsi.net by Midnight, Sunday, , February 18th

• Print Display
– we invite all of our members to bring in a print of any size, any subject, to be viewed before the meeting begins and during the break.

 

March 13 2018

• Macro Workshop
– stations will be set up for us to learn how to shoot Water Drops and Still Life
(don’t worry if you don’t have a macro lens, you can still do this)

 

March 27 2018

• Program To Be Determined

• Travelogue – Jim Pollock

• CCC Photo Competition
– Novice – Give Me Space:
(the pictures for this topic must exhibit composition using negative space. The subject of the photo should occupy 1/4 or less of the frame. Please see the following links for examples and more explanation. Example one, Example Two, Example Three)
– Intermediate, Advanced, Salon – Rusty
(one or more objects that are rusty. ie: cars, tools, parts, etc)
Note: Competition photos are to be submitted to Gavin Stuart at: gcstuart@mnsi.net by Midnight, Sunday, March 18th

• Print Display
– we invite all of our members to bring in a print of any size, any subject, to be viewed before the meeting begins and during the break.

 

April 10 2018

• Guest Speaker: Award Winning Photographer Bret Culp will show us
How To Find Your Photographic Style
and will reveal some of his secrets for shooting Black And White Photography.

 

April 24 2018

• Our own David Barr will share his experience in shooting Commercial Photography.

• Travelogue – Keith Blackwell

• CCC Photo Competition
– Novice – Rusty
(one or more objects that are rusty. ie: cars, tools, parts, etc)
– Intermediate, Advanced, Salon: Open Black And White
(anything you want in black and white only. No colours)
Note: Competition photos are to be submitted to Gavin Stuart at: gcstuart@mnsi.net by Midnight, Sunday, April 15th

• Print Display
– we invite all of our members to bring in a print of any size, any subject, to be viewed before the meeting begins and during the break.

 

May 8 2017

• Photo Competition Awards Night

• Elections of Club executives and officers


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