There is still a week left to visit the Full Spectrum Gallery (located in the back of Foto Art) and see Maureen Elliott’s “Mountain” collection.
An avid camper and traveler, Maureen takes us through some of her favourite scenes from our western Canadian National Parks and a winter excursion south across the border to Yellowstone. With an eye for colour and composition, she’s captured the rugged western landscapes and brought them back to Owen Sound. The surreal cyans of Banff’s pristine mountain lakes are a sight to behold as they are faithfully represented with quiet tranquility.
Contrasting this stillness are a few raging waterfalls, a theme Maureen often visits, exploring the interplay of rushing water and resisting rock. Scenes of cool and refreshing snow provide a welcome relief from our hot summer days. Be sure to stop in and cool off before the end of June!
Camera club member Rob Cotton has published a new book, Owen Sound Harbour – A Photographic History. Using images from a variety of sources, primarily the Grey Bruce Image Archives, Rob has assembled a narrative of the nautical activities that helped shape Owen Sound and Ontario. A must-have book for anyone with an interest in local history, shipping, or even just old photographs. Available for $35 at Foto Art, pick one up while you can.
Congratulations Rob! It’s a beautiful production.
Rob will be giving a presentation at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Monday April 23rd, about some of the harbour’s history and the creation of the book. Admission is free, doors open at 6:45 pm. Copies of the book will be available, and Rob will have his signing pen handy!
At the back of the Library’s auditorium you can also find large prints of some of the historic images from the book as well as a few of Rob’s wonderful modern black and white photos of the Owen Sound harbour.
Here are some of the images, you’ll find more information in the book:
Juergen Trotz currently has a selection of images in the Full Spectrum Gallery (located in the back of Foto Art).
Juergen has been a Camera Club member for several years, where we’ve enjoyed his cheerful company and watched him grow as a photographer. It’s not just his skill that has grown, but also the size of his prints!
“Go Big or Go Home” has become his motto, and it’s realization is on display at the Full Spectrum Gallery until the end of April. The hall is filled with prints too large for your screen to contain – an inspiration for us all to push our printing to greater heights (and widths!).
Ranging from local scenery, to wildlife, to nature, to scenes from his travels, this is a great exhibition of some of Juergen’s favorite works over the years.
You can find more of Juergen’s work on his Facebook Page, his flickr page, and his gallery page here. Nothing beats the print though, so be sure to drop in at the Full Spectrum Gallery and check out a few other locations with his work, including Tilly’s by the Bay (in Meaford) and The Georgian Artisan Shop in Thornbury.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
A week ago, Saturday, Jan. 21st, the OSCC hosted a “Learning By Doing” workshop with an emphasis of computer editing software. Members brought in their laptops, photos to edit, and picked each others brains on a variety of topics – software packages, photo organization, specific editing techniques, and much more.
A big thanks to all the participants and the organizers for make it a success. A special thanks to Juergen for being the driving force behind the event, and also for bringing power for our computers (by way of his extension cord collection) and power for the participants (by way of his chocolate collection).
Many topics were discussed and we’ve gathered a few of the resources that came up for your viewing pleasure below.
A demo of this popular software is available from Adobe. You will need to sign up for an Adobe ID (this is free). Denise has supplied a few of her favorite Lightroom resources:
There is a free digital photography course available on ALISON. It may be the same as this course by Dan Armendariz from the Harvard Extension School, which has video lessons available on YouTube (no sign up).
Members of the Bruce County Library system will have free access to Lynda.com, which boasts over 1700 instructional photography videos. You can sign in using your library credentials by following the link at the Library website.