April 11 2017

57 members attended our April 11th meeting.

• President Carson Plant opened the evening with this quote by Ansel Adams:
“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”

• Our guest speaker for the evening was the always informative and entertaining Anthony Chodas from Camera Canada who showed us the latest and greatest in photo gear, including compact cameras, all-in-one cameras, action cameras, mirrorless cameras, SLRs, lenses, drones and printers. The Chatham Camera Club wishes to thank Anthony for his time and effort, and we look forward to seeing him again in the near future. We’d also like to encourage anyone who is in the market for new photo equipment to visit Anthony at the Forest City Image Centre, 217 Dundas Street (at Clarence St.) London or Camera Canada, 301 Oxford Street West, London.

• Our featured presenter in What I Shoot was Margaret DeClerk, who showed us an excellent slideshow of some of her best work. Thanks Margaret. That was great!

• Carson Plant announced that our first Walk-About of the year will be held on Saturday, April 22nd when we will have the opportunity to visit McLeans Auto Wreckers, 12584 Fourth Line, Nassagaweya, Rockwood, ON. We will meet at the church at 7:30 A.M. and car pool to the location. You are free to go on your own, but Carson has a waiver that we must sign before entry. For a look at what photo-ops are available, have a look at this Flicker page.

• Our next meeting will be held on April 25th when our featured presenter will be OPP Forensic Officer Mark Lancaster.

– Chris Pidgeon will present a brief slideshow highlighting our recent trip to The Canadian Raptor Conservancy

– Competition photos from the Novice’s From Afar entries and the Intermediate, Advanced and Salon member’s Open submissions will be reviewed.

– Don’t forget to bring in one of your favourite prints for display and discussion. We’d all love to see what you’ve been shooting!


Be cautious of “available light” photography. When using that method, the light controls you instead of you controlling the light.


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