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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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APL Camera Club Meeting Reminder for January 31, 2019

Hi Everyone,

The next meeting of the APL Camera Club is scheduled for this coming Thursday (January 31, 2019) in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library between 7-9 pm.  The following is on the agenda:

  • The Zone System – Presentation by Rafael Payan
  • The World of Ansel Adams
  • Monthly Challenge Critique – Black and White
  • Inspiration

MONTHLY CHALLENGE

If you haven't done so yet, please upload your images to the Monthly Challenge Gallery.  The challenge for this meeting is Black and White and your goal is to take an image and convert it to a black and white photograph using your tool of choice.  For this Monthly Challenge please upload the colour image as well as the black and white image that you created so that we can compare the two during the critique.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Ronen & the APLCC Steering Committee

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Rick Armstrong's Exhibition and Monthly Challenge Reminder for January 31, 2019

Hi Everybody,

I hope that you're all settling comfortably into 2019.

This is just a quick reminder that the next APL Camera Club meeting will be held on January 31, 2019 between 7-9 pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.

If you're not aware of this, our own Rick Armstrong currently has an exhibition on display at the Aurora Public Library's Colleen Abbott Gallery.  Rick has done an incredible job producing these images as well as making all the frames himself, from mostly reclaimed wood.  Here's a link to the library's website for more information

On another note, the Monthly Challenge for January 31 is "Black & White" photography.  Your goal is to take an image and convert it to a black and white photograph using your tool of choice.  For this Monthly Challenge please upload the colour image as well as the black and white image so that we can compare the two during the critique.  The Monthly Challenge Gallery is all ready to receive your images.

If you're having any issues uploading your images to the Monthly Challenge Gallery please let me know at reelstories@rogers.com and I will be happy to help you sort it out.

Looking forward to seeing all your amazing images.

Take care,

Ronen and the APLCC Steering Committee 

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APL Camera Club January 3, 2019 Agenda

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder that the camera club will be meeting this coming Thursday (January 3, 2019) in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library between 7-9 pm.  The following is on the agenda:

  1. Photography issues & discussion -- based on a couple of short films.
  2. Show & Tell -- If you received a present for the holiday (or in the last year) having to do with photography and you'd like to show and tell us what it is, bring it along and tell us all about it.
  3. Installing and using NIK without Photoshop using NIK4NIX.
  4. Using the NIK Silver Efex module
  5. Social

If you haven't done so yet, please send a quick email to reelstories@rogers.com and let me know if you're coming, not coming, or maybe coming to the January 3rd meeting.  This information will help with the January 3rd setup.

Have a Happy New Year and I hope to see all of you on Thursday January 3rd.

Cheers,

Ronen & the APLCC Steering Committee

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APLCC Holiday Message 2018/2019 and Information About Next Meeting

Hi everyone,

I just want to wish everyone a wonderful and joyous holiday season and all the best in the new year.

I also want to remind everyone that the next camera club meeting will be on January 3 between 7 and 9 PM in the Magna room of the Aurora public library.

Which brings me to the agenda of the next meeting. We've got a number of things planned for January 3rd, including just spending a bit of time socializing. Given the fact that we're going to have two meetings in January (January 3, and 31) we're going to hold off doing the Monthly Challenge for January until the second meeting.

Just a reminder that the Monthly Challenge for January 31 is "Black & White" photography.  Your goal is to take an image and convert it to a black and white photograph using your tool of choice.  For this Monthly Challenge please upload the colour image as well as the black and white image that you created so that we can compare the two during the critique.

Also, if you don't mind please send a quick message to reelstories@rogers.com to let me know if you plan on coming to the January 3rd meeting.  Given the busyness of this time of year I just want to get a sense of how many people will be there.

On behalf of myself and the members of the steering committee be well and have a wonderful holiday.  We're looking forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Ronen & APL Camera Club Steering Committee

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APL Camera Club Meets This Thursday November 29, 2018

Hi Everyone,

The APL Camera Club will be meeting this Thursday, November 29, between 7-9pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.

ON THE AGENDA

  • Presentation -- Creative ways to convert your images to Black & White.  (Stephen Morley)
  • Presentation -- Using Lynda.com to enhance your photography.  (Doug Underwood)
  • Monthly Challenge Critique -- My Pet or Something Noticed.  (Rhodri Ford & David Eaton)
  • Round Table Discussion -- Bring your questions.
  • And More...

MONTHLY CHALLENGE

You only have a few days left to upload your Monthly Challenge image.  There are two things for you to choose from -- My Pet or Something Noticed.  For the My Pet option your goal is to capture either a humorous image of your pet or do a portrait of your pet.  Or, if you have another way that you want to represent your pet you can do that as well.  The only absolute requirement here is that your pet is somewhere in the image.  If you don't have a pet or an animal to photograph you can go with the Something Noticed option.  For this, your goal is to photograph something that you would typically ignore or not give much attention to and try to do so in as interesting and creative way as possible.

I reconfigured the site to allow only one image to be uploaded per month to the  Monthly Challenge gallery.  Please let me know if you encounter any issues uploading your image.

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