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Archived Programme Schedule

SEPTEMBER 2014

CHALLENGE:  Macro

THEME:  Insects

Mon. Sept. 8    7 PM    Guest speaker Brenda Kulon, author of “The Butterfly Whisperer.”  Visit Lambton Wildlife for more info.

Sat. Sept. 20 (new date)   Walkabout – Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Mon. Sept. 22    7 PM  C&C of “Macro” and “Insects”;  Elections

AUGUST 2014

CHALLENGE: One focal length or one scene mode

THEME:  Wet

Mon. Aug. 11    7 PM    Meeting cancelled

Mon. Aug. 25    7 PM   Comment and Critique of our the monthly theme and challenge.

APRIL 2014

CHALLENGE:  Shapes

THEME:   Fun                                                                                                             

Mon. Apr. 14   7 PM    Guest speaker – Casey Lessard.                                                  Visit Casey’s website by clicking here.

Sat. Apr. 19   10 AM                             Walkabout – Ausable Port Franks Optimist Easter Egg Hunt at the Port Franks Community Centre

Mon. Apr. 28    7 PM    C&C of “Shapes” and “Fun”;  presentation: “Photographing Wildflowers”             by Lynn Dukelow.

MARCH 2014

CHALLENGE:  ShadowsMona_Lisa

THEME:  Portraits

Mon. Mar 10   7 PM  “Portraits” presentation by Karen Dumais.  Bring your cameras!

Sat. Mar. 15 10 AM   Walkabout – Chateau Gardens Seniors Home, Parkhill

Mon. Mar. 24  7 PM  C&C of “Portraits” and “Shadows”; Mini-workshop “Fix My Picture” by Tom Stewart

FEBRUARY 2014

CHALLENGE:  photos showing 3 different depths of field

THEME:  Just Nature

Mon. Feb. 10  7 PM  Guest speaker Brian Lasenby, on Nature photography.  Check out Brian’s website here www.brianlasenby.com

bluejayMon. Feb. 17   1 PM  Walkabout with Friends of the Pinery – Special Event: Remarkable Raptors. Join volunteers from the Bluewater Raptor Rehabilitation Centre to learn about threats that raptors and other birds face throughout the winter and to meet live owls. Meet at the Pinery Visitors Centre. For more info about Pinery events click here.

Mon. Feb. 24  7 PM  C&C of “Depth of Field” and “Just Nature”; Discussion – websites by nature photographers

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

JANUARY 2014

CHALLENGE:  Linesbroken-fence

THEME:  Fences

Mon. Jan. 13  7 PM  Topic – Depth of Field, presented by Janette Baillie.  Bring your cameras!

Sat. Jan. 18  10 AM   Walkabout “Art by 3″ Studio, 7710 Clayton St., Port Franks.  Visit Ralph & Vicki’s website at artby3.com

Mon. Jan. 27  7 PM  C&C of “Fences” and Lines”; Mini-workshop on “Aspect Ratio – What it means and how to use it”, presented by Tom Stewart

DECEMBER 2013

christmas THEME:  Light displays

Mon. Dec. 9   Christmas party

All meetings & Walkabout cancelled for December.  We’re just going to party instead!

 NOVEMBER 2013

CHALLENGE:  Details or tiny objects

THEME:  Name that thingthing

Mon. Nov. 11  7 PM  Guest speaker – Dave Chidley.  Check out his website here.

Sat. Nov. 16   10 AM   Walkabout – Cottage Treasures, Thedford

Mon. Nov. 25   6:30 PM  Photo transfer workshop with Vreni

Mon. Nov. 25   7 PM    C&C of “Details” and “Name that Thing”;  Discussion – How to take photos of lights by Lynn Wilbur

OCTOBER 2013

CHALLENGE: Scavenger Hunt

DSC_2497THEME: Harvest

Mon. Oct. 14    Meeting cancelled – Thanksgiving

Sat. Oct. 19  10 AM  Walkabout – Twin Pines

Mon. Oct. 28  7 PM  Scavenger Hunt pics; Potluck dinner; Discussion –

SEPTEMBER 2013

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Abstract expressions

MONTHLY THEME:  Doors and windowsDSC_4892

Mon. Sept. 9   7 PM
Guest speaker Richard Bain.  View his website here.

Sat. Sept. 14  10 AM   Walkabout – Lambton Shores Nature Trails

Mon. Sept. 23   7 PM  C&C “Abstract” and “Doors & windows”;  Election of new Executive; Judy & Janette start us on our Scavenger Hunt

AUGUST 2013

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Edges

MONTHLY THEME: Signs

028Fri. Aug. 9, Sat. Aug. 10, Sun. Aug. 11 Aquafest

Mon. Aug. 12  – Meeting cancelled

Sat. Aug. 17  10 AM   Walkabout –  Lucan Architectural

Mon. Aug. 26  7 PM C&C – “Edges” & “Signs”;  Discussion –

JULY 2013

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Dominance

MONTHLY THEME: GardensDSC_1914

Mon. July 8  7 PM  Photographing gardens & garden art presented by TBA

Sat. July 13  10 AM  Walkabout – Cuddy’s Gardens, Strathroy, $5 admission

Mon. July 22  7 PM  C&C of “Dominance” & “Gardens”

JUNE 2013

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Texture

MONTHLY THEME: Just Nature

Mon. June 10   7 PM  Presentation: “Formula for a Better Composition” by Bill Niessen

Sat. June 15   10 AM  Walkabout – Rock Glen

Mon. June 24   7 PM  C&C of “Texture” and “Just Nature”;  Mini-workshop – Dominance by Trish

MAY 2013

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Colour

MONTHLY THEME:  Street Photography

Mon. May 13   7 PM   Presentation by Melody Falconer-Pounder: Photographing events for media coverage

Sat. May 18   Walkabout – Individual location choice – Show what’s happening on your street

Mon. May 27   7 PM   C&C “Colour” & “Streets”;  Discussion: How to shoot a waterfall

APRIL 2013

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Shadows & Silhouettes

MONTHLY THEME:  People

Mon. Apr. 8   7 PM   presentation by Richard Bain –  check out Richard’s fabulous photos on his website here

Sat. Apr. 13   10 AM  Walkabout – Exeter Main Street, Morrison Dam

Mon. Apr. 22   7 PM  C&C “Shadows & Silhouettes” & “People”;  Discussion: Cropping

MARCH 2013

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Light

MONTHLY THEME:  Travel

Mon. Mar. 11   7 PM   Travel photography, presentation by Terry Needham, photographic artist and travel adviser.  Click here to check out Terry’s website.

Sat. Mar. 16   10 AM  Walkabout –  Fort Rose Sugar bush.  Click here for website and map.

Mon. Mar. 25   7 PM   C&C -” Light” & “Travel” photos

FEBRUARY 2013

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Patterns

MONTHLY THEME: Vintage

Mon. Feb. 11   7 PM   Encaustic process for preserving photos with Vicki Guerrette

Sat. Feb. 16   10 AM  Walkabout –  Cancelled

Mon. Feb. 25   7 PM  C&C of “Patterns” & ” Vintage “; Discussion – Best photo taking tips, facilitator Lynn D.

JANUARY 2013

MONTHLY THEME: “A day in the life” – telling a photo story

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Point of View

Mon. Jan. 14  7 PM    Discuss telling a photo story;  Reading a histogram – Bring your camera.

Walkabout:    Do your own individual walkabout by following your subject for “A day in the life.”

Mon. Jan. 28  7 PM    C&C of “Day in the life;”  Discussion – Low-light photography, facilitator Lynn D.  Bring your camera and manual.

DECEMBER 2012

MONTHLY THEME:  Christmas preparations

Please share your Christmas photos with us on Flickr.  All regular meetings cancelled.

Mon. Dec. 10   Christmas Party, Grog’s 6:30 PM

NOVEMBER 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Shapes

MONTHLY THEME:  The Party’s Over

Mon. Nov. 12  7 PM   “In My Own Space”, presented by Lynn Wilbur

Sat. Nov. 17   10 AM   Walkabout:  Grand Bend Main Street

Mon. Nov. 26    7 PM  C&C  The Party’s Over & Shapes;  Homework from Lynn’s presentation;  Discussion topic: Back to Basics 2 – Going Beyond Automatic – Bring your cameras and manuals!

OCTOBER 2012

MONTHLY THEME:  PFCC 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt

Extras:  Oct. 13 &14  Lambton Fall Colour Festival and Poinsettia Tour

Mon. Oct. 8    No meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Sat. Oct. 13  10 AM   Walkabout:  Port Franks Nature Trails

Mon. Oct. 22   6:30 PM  C&C:  Scavenger Hunt photo review; Potluck

SEPTEMBER 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Changes

MONTHLY THEME:  Fall

Mon. Sept. 10   7 PM    Presentation –  “Around the World with a Point-N-Shoot”  by Wes Terryberry and Bruce Richie

Sat. Sept. 15 10 AM  Walkabout: Pinery Park – Fall Walk for Photography, with Larry Cornelis and Lambton Wildlife – meet at the Pinery Visitor Center.
Join photographer Glen Ogilvie to learn about nature photography and enjoy an early fall walk through the park.  Click for Glen’s website and his Flickr photostream.

Mon. Sept. 24   7 PM  C&C: Changes & Fall;  Mini-workshop – Back to Basics 1 – “Visual Design”, with Jacqui Krech and Janette Baillie; Elections

Sat. Sept. 29 & Sun. Sept. 30 Doors Open is a province wide celebration of community heritage. It provides residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the sometime hidden and always interesting places and spaces in Ontario cities, towns, and villages – and all at no cost.

AUGUST 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Farm Equipment

MONTHLY THEME:  Food

August 10, 11, 12   Aquafest Photo Contest                     Visit AQUAFEST on Facebook and on the website.

Exeter Rodeo is also this weekend

Mon. Aug. 13    Meeting cancelled

Sat. Aug.18     10 AM  Walkabout:  Location:  Steam Thresher’s Show – Forest  (entry fee -$10, $7 seniors)

Mon. Aug. 27   7 PM     C&C:  Farm Equipment & Food;   Mini-Workshop: From Camera to Computer- a FlickR refresher.  Members may want to bring their laptops for individual help.

JULY 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Action Shots

MONTHLY THEME:  Water

Extras: Grand Bend Motorplex;  Beach Volleyball

Mon. July 9  7 PM  Guest speaker Evelyn Symons; “How I See It.”  To visit her website click here.

Sat. July 14  Opens 12 Noon  (meet at 11 AM)  Walkabout – Location:  Kettle Point Pow Wow.  Adults $6.  Seniors $5.  For info and map click on Tourism Sarnia-Lambton.  View the flyer here.

Mon. July 23  7 PM   C&C  Action/Water; Discussion: Share your photo-taking tips;  Portraits from North Lambton Lodge

JUNE 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Classic Cars

MONTHLY THEME:   Nightscapes

Saturday, June 9  (rain date June 16)  Walkabout  John & Joan Love’s farm –   69960 Grand Bend Line, SE corner Crediton Rd. & Grand Bend line (formerly Hwy. #81) Guided tours of the nature trail and gardens on the Love’s trail wagon will depart from the yard at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Mon. June 11  7 PM   Special Presentation by Don Martel:  “Extreme Exposures”                      Click here to enjoy his website.

Sat. June 16   10 AM   Walkabout:  Location: Grand Bend Mainstreet – Drive and Jive

Sat. June 23  9:30 AM  Walkabout:  Portraits, North Lambton Lodge, Forest

Mon. June 25   7 PM    C&C:  Classic cars and Nightscapes;  Discussion: How to make an action shot. Bring your cameras!  We`ll be going outside!

MAY 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Signs of Spring

MONTHLY THEME:    Barns

May 12 & 13   Studio Tour – See Arts, Eats and Beats on Facebook and visit grandbendstudiotour.com for more info and to view and download a PDF version of the Studio Tour brochure.

Mon. May 14   7 PM   Macro/Depth of Field with Lynn Dukelow

Sat. May 19   10 AM      Walkabout:  Location: Longwoods  Road – Barn Quilt Trail              As part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial, barns along Longwoods Road will have sections of quilts displayed on their sides.  Map.  Also info here.

Mon. May 28   7 PM    C&C:  Barns & Signs of spring        Mini-Workshop: Topic: Nightscapes and Neon     Presenter:  Lynn W

APRIL 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:   Weather

MONTHLY THEME:     Architecture

Mon. April 9    Easter Monday -Meeting cancelled

Sat. April 14   10 AM     Walkabout –  Downtown Forest – Old buildings – meet in front of the Post Office

Mon. April 23  7 PM   C&C: Weather and Architecture     Mini-Workshop: Topic: Gear Party – sharing and learning about your camera – menus, ISO, etc.  Everyone should bring their camera.

MARCH 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Slideshow

MONTHLY THEME:  Green

Mon. March 12    7 PM      Guest Presenter – David Bannister:  Photographing Weather  Click here for Dave’s Blog and here for his Gallery

Sat. March 17    10 AM      Walkabout – Westland Greenhouses

Mon. March 26     7 PM      Comment & Critique: Green, Slideshow

FEBRUARY 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Snow

MONTHLY THEME:      Antiques

Mon. Feb. 13   7 PM    Presentation:  Editing Photos with Janette and Judy – bring your laptop if you have one and some photos you will like to edit.

Sat. Feb. 18    10 AM    Walkabout: Thedford – Cottage Treasures / End of the Road Antique Stores

Mon. Feb. 27    7 PM     Comment & Critique;  Mini-Workshop with Erin Steer – Making Slideshows

JANUARY 2012

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Emotion

MONTHLY THEME: Portraits

Mon. Jan. 9  7 PM – Special Trio — our very own Trish Anderson, Vreni Beeler & Dan Shaw, on “Portraits.”

Sat. Jan. 14  10 AM    Walkabout:   Country Manor in Thedford; portraits of residents

Mon. Jan. 23  7 PM –  Comment & Critique;  Mini-workshop, Phil Schmidt – Photography in the snow

DECEMBER  2011          

MONTHLY THEME:  Christmas

Mon. Dec. 12  7 PM – Christmas Party at Grog’s

Walkabout and Dec. 26 meeting cancelled.

Be sure to post your monthly theme photos of “Christmas” on our Flickr page, and do the C&C online.

NOVEMBER 2011

MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Red

MONTHLY THEME:  Birds

Sat. Nov. 5  – André Gallant workshop in Sarnia   –  workshop info

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Mon. Nov. 14  7 PM –  Bob McCarthy – Photographing Birds;  Bill Hall – CAPA

Sat. Nov. 19  10 AM –  Walkabout – Pinery Park – beg, borrow or steal a Park pass, meet at the Lambton Museum parking lot at 9:45, re-group at the PInery Visitors Centre.

Thurs. Nov. 24  7:30 PM – London Camera Club –   HDR – High Dynamic Range

Mon. Nov. 28   7 PM –  Comment & Critique; Mini-Workshop presented by Phil Schmidt, “Light”

OCTOBER 2011

MONTHLY CHALLENGE:  Scavenger Hunt continues

Mon. Oct. 10  Thanksgiving  —  regular meeting night cancelled

Sat. Oct. 15  —  deadline Sarnia photo contest —  info

Sat. Oct. 15 & Sun. Oct. 16   10 AM-5 PM  – Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival and Port Franks Poinsettia Tour  —  regular Walkabout cancelled

Wed. Oct. 19   7:30-10 PM – meeting at Sarnia Photographic Club  – www.sarniaphotoclub.com

Mon. Oct. 24   7 PM  — Results of Scavenger Hunt;  Potluck

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