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APLCC Meeting Reminder -- January 29, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder that the APL Camera Club will be meeting on January 29, 2015 between 7-9pm in the Lebovic Room of the Aurora Public Library.

The following items are on the agenda for this meeting:

  • GUEST SPEAKER -- Glenn Springer
  • Monthly Challenge Critique -- Vivian Maier Inspired or Favourite 3 Photos of 2014
  • Photographer of the Month -- Anne Geddes
  • Quick overview of the APL Camera Club website for new members (time permitting)
  • New APLCC initiatives
  • A look at XnView

If you haven't yet submitted any images for the Monthly Challenge, there is still time to do so.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Ronen

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Next APLCC Meeting -- January 29

Hi Everyone,

This is a quick reminder that the next meeting of the APL Camera Club will be held on January 29, 2015 between 7-9 pm in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library.  The following are on the agenda:

  • Guest speaker -- Glenn Springer
  • Monthly Challenge Critique -- Vivian Maier Inspired or Favourite 3 Photos of 2014
  • XnView

MONTHLY CHALLENGE

The Monthly Challenge for the upcoming meeting is Vivian Maier Inspired or Favourite 3 Photos of 2014, or a mix of the two.  The Monthly Challenge Gallery is ready for your images, so please upload at your leisure.

WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

Now that the hardest and coldest months of the winter have descended, it is difficult for most of us to get inspired to go out and shoot, despite the fact that the winter months can yield some of the most interesting and creative images.  Here are a few links and videos to inspire your winter creativity:

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APLCC January Monthly Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank all of you who came to the December 18 meeting for making the holiday get together so successful.  Thanks to all who contributed to the snack table, it was very much appreciated.  Thank you Deborah Barley for the fun Photo Puzzle Activity.  Also, someone left behind a Cuisinart knife.  So if it belongs to you, please let me know and I'll get it to you.

Just a heads up on the Monthly Challenge for January.  Since we watched the film on Vivian Maier, this challenge is inspired by her work. 

An important  thing about Vivian Maier's images is that they focus on everyday life.  Her street photography shows how fascinated she was with everyday things, (street scenes, portraits of people, interesting architecture, self-portraits, as well as random objects in the streets).  She captured the ordinary moments of day-to-day life.   As expressed by John Maloof, the director, curator, and primary caretaker of Maier's oeuvre “Vivian saw details that pass us by in everyday life.”  

So the challenge for this month is "Everyday Moments" --- things that would generally pass unnoticed.

Here are some things to consider in creating an image:

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APLCC Holiday Greeting

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder that the APL Camera Club will be holding a holiday get together/meeting on December 18 in the Magna Room of the Aurora Public Library between 7 and 9pm.

The agenda for this meeting is simple:

  • Schmooze and mingle.
  • Brief critique of Monthly Challenge (A Winter Sight or Holiday Lights)
  • Watch film -- Finding Vivian Maier

If you can, bring a little something to snack on.  If everyone brings something small, there'll be plenty to go around.

Also, if you can find the time, upload an image or two to the Monthly Challenge Gallery.  As of this moment there aren't many images there.  Given that this is a very busy time of year, it is perfectly acceptable to upload either  recent  photographs or ones that were taken in the past.

I want to wish those of you who will not be able to make it to this month's meeting a joyous holiday season and a wonderful new year.

Hoping to see you all on Thursday.

Regards,

Ronen

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Next APLCC Meeting -- December 18

Just a quick reminder that the next APL Camera Club will be held on December 18 instead of the last Thursday of the month.

This meeting will be more of a holiday celebration.  We’ll take some time to chat so we can get to know each other a little better.  Everyone is invited to bring a little something to snack on (thanks to all of you who've already signed up to bring something).  Remember, you don't have to bring a lot since we don't want to have stuff left over. 

Here's the plan for the evening:

  • Casual conversation -- 1/2 hour to 40 minutes
  • Monthly Challenge -- 20 to 25 minutes.  The monthly challenge for this month is very simple: A Winter Sight or Holiday Lights
  • For the last part of the meeting we'll watch the award-winning documentary Finding Vivian Maier

Please remember to upload an image or images to the Monthly Challenge Gallery.  Any fun winter holiday scene (A Winter Sight) or a photograph celebrating the holiday with lights (Holiday Lights) will do.  For this particular month the image(s) that you upload can be recent or from the past.

Looking forward to seeing you all on December 18.

Regards,

Ronen

 

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APLCC November 27 Meeting Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder that the next meeting of the APL Camera Club will be held on the 27th of November.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Ron Goodlin do a presentation on Wildlife Photography.  Ron Goodlin is an amazing wildlife photographer so I'm sure that you're in for a real treat.

Please upload your images for the November monthly challenge to the gallery.  This month's challenge gives you lots of options.  Here are the possibilities:

  • Ambiguous
  • Sight
  • Open Spaces
  • Photography
  • Relationships

With so many options, no one should have a problem finding at least one image to upload.  smiley

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 27th of November.

Ronen

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APLCC First Meeting Reminder 2014 - 2015 Season

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that the first meeting of the APL Camera Club  2014-2015 season will be held on Thursday October 30 in the Lubovic Room of the Aurora Public Library.  The following are some of the items that will be covered:

  • Sally Mann
  • Monthly Challenge Critique -- Summer fun & Autumn Images
  • Ambiguous Photos
  • Photoscape
  • Painting Light Patterns
  • Finding Vivian Maier

If you haven't uploaded images for the monthly challenge, please do so before Thursday.  As a reminder, the monthly challenge is "Summer Fun", which basically means any image that you like that was taken during the summer.  Here are some possible themes that you might consider:

  • Campsite
  • Churches
  • Clouds
  • Farm Animals
  • Gardens
  • Leaves
  • Night Lights
  • Vacation

Since we didn't have a meeting in the Fall, I'm going to make a modification and add Autumn Images to this month's challenge.  So you can upload images having to do with Summer Fun or Autumn or both.

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First Meeting of 2014-2015 Season

Hi Everyone,

The first meeting of the APLCC 2014-2015 season will be held on October 30th between 7and 9pm in the Lubovic Room of the Aurora Public Library.  The monthly challenge for the first meeting is entitled "Summer Fun".  You can upload image on any of the following:

  • Churches
  • Clouds
  • Farm Animals
  • Gardens
  • Leaves
  • Night lights
  • Vacation

If the photos you took do not correspond to any of the above, but reflect the idea of "Summer Fun", upload them anyway.  smiley

Looking forward to seeing you on the 30th.

Ronen

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Evergreen Brickworks Walkabout -- August 9, 2014

Hi Everyone,

The next APL Camera Club walkabout will be to the the Evergreen Brickworks and will take place on August 9.  Here's a brief description of the site from their website:

Open year-round, Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Transformed from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a global showcase for green design and urban sustainability, Evergreen Brick Works is both a stage and incubator for Evergreen’s programs. A dynamic public space in the heart of Toronto’s Don Valley, the site engages visitors through interactive workshops and community festivals, and offers a full suite of programs combining ecology, design, technology and the arts in a hands-on, multi-sensory educational experience. In 2010, Evergreen Brick Works was named one of the top 10 geotourism destinations in the world by National Geographic.

We will meet at 9:00 am at the usual Tim Horton's on Wellington (304 Wellington Street East), next to St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School.  We will drive to the Brickworks from there.

This walkabout is limited to a total of  five people.  This will make it possible for us to take one car.

If you wish to attend this outing please sign up here.  This is first come, first serve.  You will not be able to sign up once the five person quotient is filled.

Ronen

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