John Hlynialuk speaking at Grey Roots, March 10th & 24th.

John Hlynialuk

John Hlynialuk, a member of the Bluewater Astronomical Society and avid stargazer, is one of the newer members of the Camera Club. In just a few meetings, we’ve already seen his insights on the phenomena that happen over our heads and some of his astrophotography. Even ‘restricting’ him to using a mobile phone did not stop him from photographing the moon or star trails!

In March, he’s presenting two astronomy talks at the Grey Roots Museum featuring his photos plus those of other BAS members. These should be intriguing for any photographers interested in the night sky. They are free to Grey Roots Museum members, otherwise, it is the cost of admission to the museum. Click the links below for more details at the Grey Roots website.

The Beauty of a Total Solar Eclipse, March 10, 2018, 2-3pm.

“You HAVE to see it! This lively presentation will explain the science behind the natural phenomena of solar eclipses and where and how to experience them over the next 5 – 6 years.”

Aug 21st, 2017 Solar Eclipse (© John Hlynialuk)

The Beautiful Northern Lights, March 24, 2018, 2-3pm.

“The second most beautiful phenomena in Astronomy! Join John […] as he discusses what these phenomena are and how to be in the right place at the right time to see one of these stunning light shows.”

Northern Lights (© John Hlynialuk)

Mobile Workshop

Just a reminder, late as it is, that Greg McMillan is hosting a workshop on Mobile Photography tomorrow at the New Life Centre, 199 4th Ave W in Owen Sound. The event starts at 1:00pm and will go until around 3 or 4. Coffe and tea will be available.

Greg has been an experienced iPhone photographer for a few years now and has been shooting exclusively with his iPhone since selling his Canon DSLR equipment a couple of years ago. Last fall he was added to the crew of the Tiny Shutter Podcast, the only podcast out there about iPhone photography. But don’t worry if you don’t own an iPhone,  the information in this workshop will be good for iPhone and Android phones alike.

Bob Farla’s Work in Full Spectrum Gallery


For January and February, Bob Farla has a selection of images in the Full Spectrum Gallery (located in the back of Foto Art).

Bob’s been a member of the Camera Club for over 5 years and has brought a unique and often unconventional viewpoint to the Club’s monthly themes.

An excellent eye for shape, texture, and form, he’s able to pull strong graphic images out of otherwise complex scenes as shown in this collection. Our local trails are filled with examples of trees interacting with their environments from which Bob has carefully isolated thought-provoking images and rendered them in strong black and white tones. Each photograph is titled to reflect the artist’s insight and it’s worth taking the time to consider how your own interpretations may line up with Bob’s intent.

It’s a beautiful and contemplative glimpse into how Bob sees our wilderness. Be sure to pay a visit!


January Meeting

Happy New Year everyone. Please note that the January Club Meeting has been moved from the 2nd to the 9th. The location and start time are the same as usual.

Members can note that the submission deadline for the assignment photos is now Sunday, January 7 at 9:00 pm.

Greg McMillan a Regular Podcaster

If you’ve been in the Camera Club for long, you’ll know at least two things about Greg McMillan – he uses an iPhone for his photographic endeavors and he is enthusiastic about sharing his ample iPhone photography know-how. He’s been a guest several times on the weekly podcast “Tiny Shutter“, an online community devoted to iPhone photography, but has recently been upgraded to a show regular with Co-host status!

Photo by Bert Reket and Greg’s iPhone

A big congratulations go out to Greg, his commitment to sharing information and enthusiasm are earning him a slice of fame doing what he loves!

You can catch the podcasts live on Mixlr Thursday nights, download past episodes at the Tiny Shutter website, participate in their Facebook Group, or on Instagram.

Greg in action at the Grotto (Photo by Bert Reket)

Find out more about Greg by coming to our monthly meetings or checking out his website Red Door Photos. Be sure to scroll through Greg’s Instagram feed to see some of the photos he was taking while being threatened by large emerald waves at the Grotto!



Second Annual Aperture Photography Show, Nov. 1 – 30, 2017


The Second Annual Aperture Photography Show has opened at in the Legacy Gallery at Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op (942 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON). Running from November 1st to the 30th, there is an opening reception on Sunday November 5th from 2pm to 4pm where you have a chance to meet the artists.


A juried exhibition featuring the work of ten local photographers and four students, it features three of our regular Camera Club attendees – Lynn Reket, Cindie Fearnall, and Julian Delf. We’ve seen their work many times through the projector at club meetings, but the proof is in the print, and the proof is excellent!

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open leading up to the reception, so be sure to drop in early!

The OSCC F-Stop is Now Online

Last year, club President Randy O’Hara introduced us to F-Stop, the Owen Sound Camera Club’s monthly newsletter. Also last year, only those who attended the meetings were able to receive it as a handout. This year, we are pleased to tell you that it is now available to everyone, members and non-members alike, right here on our website.

Just look up to the top of the page and in the navigation bar you’ll see the link to the F-Stop page where you can read it online, download it for later, and there is a print friendly version for those who like the tactile feel of paper in hand while you read.

If you like the F-Stop, or maybe you don’t, we’d love to hear your feedback on it, and if there is something you’d like to see in the F-Stop, by all means let us know. Simply go to the Contact page and send us a note.

New Season Starts September 5

Wow! Summer has flown by so fast. With the weather we’ve had over the past few months it’s like we went from Spring to Fall. But with Fall comes a new season for the Owen Sound Camera Club.

2017-2018 marks our 61st year as the longest running photography club north of Toronto! We sure must be doing something right! These are exciting times for the OSCC because since we’ve grown so much over the past few years, we’ve been really trying to come up with something of interest for people of all levels of photographic experience.

If you’re interested in the club or are already an existing member, we are always open to new ideas that will make the club more interesting and appealing to everyone. Come to our first meeting of the new season Tuesday September 5 at the New Life Centre, located at 199 4th Avenue West in Owen Sound. There’s a handy map off to the right of this page to show you where we are. The membership fee is $30 and the doors open at 6:30 pm for a half hour of social time before the meeting gets underway at 7:00. Hope to see you there!

Last Meeting of the Season – Gear Swap

Wow. It’s almost gone already, our 60th season! Who would’ve thought back in September of 1956 that this little ole photography club would still be around. And our last meeting of the season is fast approaching – Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Just a reminder to members that we will have a gear swap from 6:30 till 7 at the next meeting. Bring in your un-wanted, no-longer-needed photography equipment and see what you can get for it. Members looking to score some gear are encouraged to bring a full wallet.