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PFCC Enhanced LogoThe PFCC invites you to come and enjoy guest speakers, information sessions, Comment & Review nights, and Walkabouts.  Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month (except holidays) from January to November at the Port Franks Community Centre, 9997 Port Franks Road, upstairs in the Optimist Hall, at 7 PM.  Walkabouts are usually one Saturday morning each month. Our relaxed meetings are a great opportunity to meet other area residents who are interested in photography.

Our Goal: We are an organization dedicated to fostering the creativity of its members as they enhance their skills in the art of photography.  The Club will endeavour to generate an environment in which photographers can learn from one another, socialize with like-minded individuals and motivate its members to increase their knowledge and enjoyment of photography.

Our members come primarily from the Grand Bend and Port Franks area, but all are welcome. Here is some information on our upcoming meetings.

JANUARY 2020

Monday January 13

Our theme for January will be “White on White”. A chance to play with light, shadows, and different tones to create your theme images. Certainly one of the greatest portrait photographers was Yousuf Karsh and Richard will use some of our meeting to discuss his body of work. We will also be having some of our members present their Personal Projects.

Saturday January 18 – cancelled due to weather

Our walkabout will take us to MacNaughton Park in Exeter. Let’s hope we have some snow to set the background for our “White on White” images. If we are really lucky we might encounter some of the white squirrels which are resident in the area.

Monday January 27

We will be having two theme review segments. Images from our “Altered Reality” (pfccreality19) and our “White on White” (pfccwhite20) themes will be presented. Richard will discuss the work of one of his Favourite Photographers – Vivian Maier. To round out the evening we will have a My Favourite Photos session from one of our members.

FEBRUARY 2020

Monday February 10 – Change of Venue

Please note this meeting will be held at the Lambton Heritage Museum, 10035 Museum Rd,  off of Highway 21 about 8 km south of Grand Bend. This will enable our attendees to explore the museum’s current exhibit – “Capturing the Moment –  The History of Photography in Lambton County”.

Our theme for February will be “Neat Stuff”. A chance to capture interesting and varied subjects. Do you want to learn what makes a picture an award winner? Lyle’s presentation will explain the system used by judges and allow us to compare how we rate a picture with how trained judges have rated the same picture. Even if you aren’t planning to judge or enter a competition this will help you assess your own pictures in an objective manner. Eugene will be talking about Ansel Adams, arguably one of the best, and certainly one of the iconic landscape photographers.

Saturday February 18

The Iron Barn store in Grand Bend has graciously allowed us to come in and capture some of their “Neat Stuff” and beautiful metal work.

Monday February 24

We will be having our theme review of “Neat Stuff” images (pfccneat20). Our Iconic Photographer series continues with Janette talking about the work of Freeman Patterson. Janette will also be introducing the new series “Critique Me”. Club members will have the opportunity to put forward images for discussion and constructive suggestions. If you are thinking you might want to enter a contest or competition Tom will address some of the issues you should consider before submitting. To round out the evening we will have a My Favourite Photos session from one of our members.

For other activities or events in our area please see our Events Calendar page.

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The Port Franks and Area Camera Club is a member of the Canadian Association of Photographic Art (CAPA), the Southwestern Ontario Photographers Association (SWOPA) and the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs (OCCC).

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