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APLCC Meeting Reminder -- January 2, 2020

Hi Everyone,

The next meeting of the APL Camera Club will be held on January 2, between 7-9 pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.

The following is on the itinerary:

  1. (Presentation) The Importance of Editing Your Photos (Before & After) -- Rhodri Ford
  2. (Presentation) Exemplars of before & after editing of photos previously submitted by members to the Monthly Challenge -- Steve Morley
  3. (Presentation) On how to be more motivated and inspired -- Ronen
  4. Photographer of the Month -- Chris McCaw
  5. Monthly Challenge Critique -- Minimalism

MONTHLY CHALLENGE

Please submit your minimalist image to the Monthly Challenge Gallery ASAP. Here is a definition of what minimalist photography is as found on Wikipedia:

Minimalist photography is a form of photography that is distinguished by extreme, austere simplicity. It emphasizes spareness and focuses solely on the smallest number of objects in the composition process.

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday.

Regards,

Ronen & the APLCC Steering Committee

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APLCC Holiday Party Reminder -- November 28, 2019

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that the APLCC Holiday Party is on tomorrow between 7-9pm in the Lebovic Room of the Aurora Public Library.

We've got a couple of fun things planned, but mostly this is going to be an opportunity for all of us to mingle, chat, and get reacquainted.

If you can, please bring a small snack-type food to munch on.  If everyone brings a little bit of something we'll have more than enough -- be prepared to take whatever is left over back home with you.

Really looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow.

Cheers,

Ronen & the APLCC Steering Committee

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APL Camera Club Meeting Reminder -- November 28, 2019

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who attended the first meeting on November 14.

As I mentioned then, we will be having two meetings this month with the next scheduled meeting being on November 28 between 7-9pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.

Given the close proximity of the two meetings this month I suggest that we do something that we haven't done for a couple of years -- have a holiday social.  This will give us an opportunity to get reacquinted and chat with one another about our photographic adventures.  If you have any questions about photography gear, or if you're working on a photography project, come and share your ideas in an informal and friendly atmosphere.  We'll also have a Q & A session where people in the know may be able to answer your questions.

As far as food is concerned, what's a party without some snacks?  I suggest that everyone contribute a small snack-type food that we can munch on -- a bag of potatoe chips, cookies, whatever you see fit.  Be prepared to take whatever is left over back home with you.

I'm going to ask people for an RSVP just so that we know how many people we can expect.

DECEMBER MEETING

We will not be having a meeting in December, as it falls on Boxing Day.  The next official meeting after November 28 will be in January 2, 2020.

MONTHLY CHALLENGE

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APL Camera Club Meeting Reminder -- November 14, 2019

Hi Everyone,

This is a quick reminder that the next APL Camera Club meeting will take place on Thursday November 14 between 7-9pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.

The following items are on the agenda:

  1. Monthly Challenge  -- "Best Summer or Fall Photo of 2019".  The server is ready for your upload so bring on the best photo that you took this past summer or fall.
  2. Presentation & Discussion -- The problem of motivation.  Strategies for getting motivated to go out and take some photographs when feeling uninspired.
  3. Presentation -- Topaz Studio 2 and creative post-processing.
  4. Photographer of the Month -- Weegee.

Since we're starting so late this year I changed the Monthly Challenge topic from "Best Summer Photo" to "Best Summer or Fall Photo of 2019".  So if you haven't submitted an image yet, please do so ASAP.  If you're unclear on how to upload your image to the server, here's a link that will walk you through the process.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday November 14.

Regards,

Ronen & the APL Camera Club Steering Committee  

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Apl Camera Club First Meeting of Season Reminder -- November 14, 2019

Hi Everyone,

I hope you've all had a great summer.  Now that we're into October it's time to think about the APLCC's first meeting of the season, which is scheduled to be held on November 14, 2019.  The reason for the late start is because officially the first meeting was scheduled to be on the 31st of October, Halloween night.  In order to avoid any conflicts or issues with people who need to stay home for Halloween we decided to move the first meeting to the 14th of November.

Here's what's on the agenda for the first meeting:

  1. Monthly Challenge  -- "Best Summer Photo".  The server is ready for your upload so bring on the best photo that you took this summer.
  2. Presentation -- The problem of motivation.  Strategies for getting motivated to go out and take some photographs when feeling uninspired.
  3. Presentation -- Topaz Studio 2 and creative post-processing.
  4. Photographer of the Month -- TBA.

FREE LIGHTROOM WORKSHOP

On October 17  between 6:30 and 8:30 pm Rafael Payan will be leading a hands-on workshop on Adobe CC Lightroom at the Aurora Public Library.  This session is completely free of charge and should help you get all the basics that you'll need to get up and running with Adobe Lightroom.  If you wish to attend you'll need to register ASAP as seating is limited.  Here's a link to the library's website for more information.

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APL Camera Club -- Have A Wonderful Summer 2019

Hi Everyone,

The APL Camera Club steering committee wants to thank everyone for participating in this season's APL Camera Club and wish you all a wonderful and fun summer.

And for those of you who attended the last meeting of the season and brought a snack for everyone to munch on, thank you for taking the time and making the effort.  It's much appreciated!

Don't forget that the summer is a great time for photography.  So get out there and take some amazing photographs.  And speaking of getting out and photographing, here's the "Monthly Challenge" for the summer.  We're going to make one easy, and the other a little more difficult.  You can choose to do one, or do both if you want.  Here they are:

  • EASY -- SUMMER FUN
  • MORE DIFFICULT -- A NEW PERSPECTIVE

So again, have a wonderful summer, and we hope to see you all in the fall.

Regards,

Ronen and the APL Camera Club Steering Committee

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APL Camera Club Meeting Reminder -- May 30, 2019

Hi Everyone,

The final meeting before the summer break will take place on May 30th between 7-9 pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.

For this final meeting, Steve Rose, a naturalist and bird photographer will be speaking to the club about his photographic adventures. Steve Rose has travelled the world to capture its natural beauty.  Here is a link to his website for a sampling of some of his images:

https://stevenrose.zenfolio.com/

http://www.stevenrosephotography.com/

As you can see from these photographs, there is no doubt that we're going to be in for a treat hearing some of the stories that have led to the creation of these images.

Given the special nature of this meeting I'm asking everyone to send me a quick RSVP so I can properly accomodate the seating arrangements, as well as give Steve Rose some indication as to how many people he can expect.

Also, since this is the final meeting of the season, the Steering Committee was thinking that we would have snacks as well as a bit of a social for the final half hour or so of the meeting.  For this, I'm asking each person to bring some small snack item.  If everyone brings one thing we will have more than enough for our summer farewell social.

Looking forward to getting your RSVP, and if you can also give me an indication as to what you might bring for the social.

Regards,

Ronen and the APLCC Steering Committee

 

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APL Camera Club Meeting Reminder -- April 25, 2019

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that the next APL Camera Club meeting is scheduled for Thursday April 25 between 7- 9 pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.  The following topics are on the agenda:

  1. Drone Photography -- Ronen & Doug.  In this presentation we'll show you some current drone technology and the amazing aerial photography & videography that these "flying tripods" are capable of.
  2. Luminar Flex & Lightroom -- Stephen Morley.  A brief presentation on a new Lightroom plugin with AI technology.
  3. Short video -- Are These Photographers Cheating? -- Round Table Discussion

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Cheers,

Ronen and the APLCC Steering Committee

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APL Camera Club Meeting Reminder -- March 28, 2019

Hi Everyone,

The next APL Camera Club meeting will be held on March 28, between 7 -9 pm, in the Optimist Room (located on the second floor) of the Aurora Public Library.

This is going to be a special meeting! Michael Glassman is scheduled to speak about his two books "Views of the CN Tower" and "Grossman's Tavern, A Portrait".  In his presentation Michael will focus on what motivates his photography, how he developed the concept for these two books, as well as the process of bringing the concept to reality.  Here's the link to his website if you'd like to take a look at his work.

https://michaelglassmanphotography.com/

Given the special nature of this meeting it is very important that I receive an RSVP from everyone.  This will help with the seating arrangement, as well as giving Michael Glassman a heads up on how many people will be there. Please send me a quick email letting me know whether you'll attend, not attend, or maybe attend. Your attendance and support for the presenter would be very much appreciated. 

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 28th of March.

Regards,

Ronen & the APLCC Steering Committee

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APL Camera Club Meeting Reminder -- February 28, 2019

Hey Everyone,

The next APL Camera Club meeting is this coming Thursday (February 28) between 7 - 9 pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.

The followoing is on the agenda:

  1. Monthly Challenge Critique -- Black and White (Rhodri and Dave)
  2. Luminar 3 Photo Editing Software -- Steve Morley
  3. Are These Photographers Cheating?
  4. Monsoon Timelapse
  5. Round Table

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Ronen & the APLCC Steering Committee

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