Thursday, 28 May 2015

Special Guest - John Rowlands - June 7th Meeting

We are pleased to have one of the world's premier Rock 'n Roll photographers, John Robert Rowlands, as the special guest speaker at our meeting on Sunday June 7th.  John started his photographic career early and at the age of 18 he was already touring with the Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones and the Beatles. He has worked with Elvis, Dylan and Springsteen and most other icons of the music industry over the past 5 decades.  John has recently returned to Canada after living for over 30 years in the Palm Springs area which gave him unique access to many entertainment stars of stage and screen.  His images have been shown in numerous publications, newspapers, magazines and books.   Not only did John photograph such stars, but he also got to know them personally and has many cherished stories to recant.

What a great opportunity for us to share in the intricacies of photographing live performances of music artists that have had major impacts on all of our lives!

This is an event not to be missed!  Please join us on Sunday June 7th in the Wellington Public Library (7PM).

(note: all images in this posting are copyright John R. Rowlands)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Night Photography Outing - Belleville Thursday May 21

We have a special hands-on workshop planned for this Thursday evening (May 21st) up in Belleville.  Glen Dobson will conduct a follow-up to the very successful Night Photography event we held last fall in Picton.  We will congregate at 7:45PM at the Lion's Park (70 Station St) along the south-east shore of the Moire River.  From there we can get a great view of a number of bridges and have easy walking access to other downtown locales.  Here is a map of the park's location (parking is available in the park)..

Please bring your tripods and cable/remote releases.

The weather is expected to be fine so we really hope many of you will participate with us in this outing.

See you on Thursday evening.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

If You Missed Our May Session ...

The May meeting was another attempt to push the boundaries of our photographic exploits. For the first time, we addressed Flash Photography with an introductory workshop by Glen Dobson. We delved into the types of off-camera flash units and how they could be utilized in various lighting conditions. Glen got some assistance from Wile E. Coyote who aptly demonstrated the differences between front vs rear sync flash.


Our quick topic for the evening was Panning and members were asked to try the technique for the upcoming month's theme challenge which is Movement. Continuing with the evening's theme of “P” words, we delved into how to make a Panorama or Wide Format Photography. We discussed the difference between using horizontal vs vertical images for the stitching process. Then we demonstrated how easy it is to utilize a program from Microsoft called Image Composite Editor (ICE). It is freely available for Windows based machines and can be downloaded from this url: . Be sure to give it a whirl – it is very easy to use.

This month, we decided to break down the various individual composition elements and deal with them one at a time. Margaret kicked that process off with a discussion of Lead-In Lines as one key compositional tool to improve the overall imact of our images.

Of course, there was more to the meeting that work! We were entertained by Caspar's Wildlife slideshow, along with shows for the Trenton/Mt Pelion Club Outing and the April Theme Challenge of Perspectives – Looking at the World Differently. Images from these two member sllideshows have now been uploaded to our Facebook page for your viewing pleasure.

Our outing for May will be Chisholm Mills and the Vandermeer Conservation Area. It will be held on Saturday May 9th  - we'll meet near the Mill at 2PM.

We plan to have a member Print Exhibit  at our July club meeting – each member will be asked to bring along two unframed prints of at least 8x10” in size. So please start looking through your collection – preferably taken within the past 2 years and not previously shown in “print” form at one of our club meetings.

Also want to remind everyone that the current month's theme challenge is Movement (images will be due in by end of May) and that the challenge for next month (June) will be Renewal.