Maureen’s Gallery Page Update

Maureen Elliott has updated her gallery page!

Follow her footsteps through her photos and get a little glimpse of some of the tranquil photogenic scenes she captures so well.

Great stuff Maureen!

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Lynn Reket’s Work at Full Spectrum Gallery

Small Wonders

A new exhibit is up at the Full Spectrum Gallery (located in the back of Foto Art). During the months of May and June the Gallery features the work of long-time Camera Club member Lynn Reket. Titled “Small Wonders,” Lynn takes us on a tour of some of the amazing little things found in regular backyards.

Many gardeners view visiting insects with some suspicion, but Lynn views them as photographic opportunities. With a keen eye for wee scenes, you can almost sense her joy at finding a photogenic bug (or bud) and the welcome excuse it gives to drop the trowel and grab the camera.


Should you chase away that dragonfly that’s interfering with your wine or take a few minutes to appreciate its intricate form? Lynn gives us inspiration to take the latter path with any insect encounter, and has shown there’s a beauty in anything if you’re willing to look for it. And yes, this even applies to the slimiest of snails or freakishly alien-like jet-black parasitic wasps!

You can find more of Lynn’s work on her gallery page, Flickr, or her Note-ables by Lynn Facebook page. However, the proof is in the print, so head to the Full Spectrum Gallery to see the finished pieces!

Congratulations on a great display Lynn!

Julian’s Work at the Full Spectrum Gallery

Julian Delf
Julian Delf

The Full Spectrum Gallery, located at the back entrance of Foto Art, is a rotating display of the artwork of local photographers which has featured several of our Club members. From March until the end of April you can find the work of Julian Delf, who joined us last spring.

We have seen a few of Julian’s matted prints at the Club’s meetings, and it’s a great pleasure to browse his gallery and share his view of the world. He covers a range of subjects, but there is a feeling of cohesion in the execution – I never would have picked out the visual similarities between a “Pile of Kittens” and raging water until I saw them side by side!

“The Derelict Fisherman’s Hut”

With this year’s emphasis on printing, framing, and hanging, this is a great inspiration for any photographer. The small digital samples shared in this post will never do justice to the polished framed prints – be sure to head to the Full Spectrum Gallery and check it out!

Great work, Julian!

“Water To Ice”

Monthly Themes for the 2015/16 Season

We’ve had some great submissions for our monthly slideshow assignments so far!

To give members more time to build inspiration and get out with their cameras, the monthly themes were handed out at the start of the season. For convenience and electronic posterity, here they are again.

Month Assignment
October Unsuspecting Subject
November Odd Couples
December Panning
January Classic Still Life
February Up Close & Personal
March Winter Curves
April Wet
May Architecture
June Like a Painting

If you’re interested in seeing some of the club members past work, you can check out our Theme Videos (on YouTube), or visit our Flickr Pool, or stop by our Member’s Gallery.

Happy shooting!

Thanks Steve Irvine!

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©Steve Irvine
For our March meeting, we were treated to a great talk by local potter and photographer, Steve Irvine. In a fine example of converging interests, he uses his skills as a potter to construct one-of-a-kind ceramic pinhole cameras that are both functional and very beautiful.

Pictured here are two of his pinhole camera creations and you can find many more on Steve’s website. Keep in mind they are all equipped with a pinhole and able to produce images with traditional analogue darkroom techniques using light sensitive paper as film – works of art creating works of art!

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©Steve Irvine
Pinhole cameras provide a unique view of the world, and by browsing some of Steve’s images, you’ll get a feel for the creativity his own personal vision brings to his photos. His intuitive approach to pinhole photography is starkly contrasted by the highly technical skillset demanded by his interest in photographing the night sky.

Living up the peninsula, he’s in an area with low light pollution from city lamps and able to take advantage of the darkness with his astronomy know-how, camera skills, and flexible bedtime. Set aside a few hours to browse through his extensive gallery of astrophotography images, ranging from Aurora Borealis, star trails, solar phenomena, and much more.

It’s always a pleasure to be in the audience when he shares his world, and we were fortunate for this return visit. Thanks again to Steve for an inspirational talk as always!

Beginner Photography Lecture Series

In partnership with the Owen Sound Public Library, two of our members (Greg McMillan and Brian Robin) will be presenting a series of talks aimed at beginner photo-enthusiasts. There will be four classes spaced from March 23rd to April 20th aiming to touch on technical and artistic basics, leading into a couple of popular photographic genres.

There are a few more details in the poster below and we’ll post more information on the classes as the dates approach. These classes are FREE and open to everyone, but be sure to preregister with Carolin (cbrooks@owensound.library.on.ca).

Hope to see you there!

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