October 10 2017



Our October 10th meeting brought out 54 members and 2 guests.

• After his opening remarks, President Carson Plant introduced our Guest Speaker, award winning competitive photographer Norm Ullock who gave a presentation called Composition from Shot to Art. Norm pointed out that as a photographer you are at the mercy of the real world and you must develop skills to solve the visual puzzle presented to you when shooting by aligning visual elements in a pleasing way. In his slide show, Norm showed us tools to develop our skills to take control of creating good compositions. The members of the Chatham Camera Club wish to thank Norm and his wife Helene for making the trip from Oshawa to Chatham. We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation.

During his talk, Norm referred to book by world class photographer
Ian Plant called, Visual Flow: Mastering The Art Of Composition.
For a YouTube version of Ian’s guide, check out this video.

• Kellie Watson shared her vacation memories from Colorado and a cruise up the Rhone River in France. Thanks Kellie. You did a great job.

• Carson Plant showed us the photos he took at this year’s London Air Show that featured shots of WW II vintage aircraft, modern jet fighters and of course The Snowbirds. As always, he nailed them all.

• Competition Manager Gavin Stuart reminded us that the deadline for submitting photos for our first competition of the year is midnight, Sunday, October 15th. E-mail your pictures to gcstuarts@yahoo.ca

• Our next meeting will be held on October 24th when Guest Speaker Adam Harpula will present his tutorial on Posing And Lighting. We also invite everyone to bring in one of your favorite prints for display and discussion. Don’t be shy. We’d love to see your work.


You rarely see successful photographers complaining about what others are doing.
Instead, they are forging their own paths.


Whether we want to admit them or not, here are
Five Uncomfortable Truths About Photography