A Digital Darkroom Workshop

The Maitland Valley Camera Club will be holding a Digital Darkroom workshop at the Brussels Public Library from 1 – 4 pm on November 21. Gary Moon and Mark Robinson will present a tutorial on using photo-editing software to perform some of our regular actions including resizing images, creating digital signatures, cloning, removing backgrounds, and using filters. Bring your laptop with your editing software loaded as well as six images to work on during the session. The fee is $30 per person and registration can be done by email to decadenzz@hotmail.com. Registration will be limited to 12 participants.

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AGM & Potluck

Tonight’s meeting starts at 6:30 with our potluck supper. Please bring a food item to share along with your own cutlery, plate, and serving utensils. Following supper we wil have our AGM and then continue with our regular meeting.

Also if you are on the Windsor trip and would like a copy of the PDF file with the Walkerville tour please bring a memory stick or thumb drive to get a copy to take home and print out prior to the trip.



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Local Produce

Don’t forget about tonight’s meeting. Please bring some fruits or vegetables so we can create some tableaux to act as our subject for still life photography of local produce. And of course don’t forget your camera.

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Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to Jacqui and Jackie we will get to enjoy another Scavenger Hunt at Monday’s Meeting. Full instructions will be given at the meeting and then we will split up into groups to hunt down the items on our list. Don’t forget your camera.

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Two Big April Events

President Lynn has been busy over the past few months and arranged for two major events for the area.

In conjunction with the Grand Bend Arts Centre the Camera Club is sponsoring a presentation on April 22 by photographer Neil Ever Osborne. This will be open to the public and will be held at the Southcott Pines Clubhouse from 2 – 4 pm. Neil will talk about his photographic journeys in a presentation entitled “People, Planet, & Protected Places”.

To help generate an awareness of photography and engage the unfettered minds of our youngsters the Camera Club is sponsoring an all day workshop for children 8 – 16. The workshop will be presented by a team of trained volunteers working under the banner of Focus on Nature. The kids will be provided with cameras and spend the morning learning about photography and taking pictures. In the afternoon they will be given instruction and equipment to post-process their images. For more information see our website. This will be held on April 28 and pre-registration is required.





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August 14 – Change of Meeting Location


Our normal meeting room is unavailable for our next meeting on August 14. We have arranged to use the Community Room at the Grand Bend Community Health Centre, 69 Main Street East, Grand Bend. The meeting will start at its normal time 7:00 pm. Don Martel will be our guest speaker. I hope to see you there.



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Meeting Reminder

Our meeting on June 12 will feature local photographer Chris Pepper. His presentation ‘Canada – Coast to Coast’ is most appropriate as our 150th celebrations approach. Meeting time will be 7 pm at the Port Franks Community Centre.

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Program Change for May 8

Unfortunately Nancy MacRae has had to cancel her presentation scheduled for May 8. Eugene has kindly offered to fill in with a discussion of HDR. Following the presentation we will have time for a Gear Share. Show us some of your gear and tell us how you use it. We may also have time to do some shooting outside along the nature trail behind the community centre.


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Meeting Monday April 24

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our meeting on Monday. Lynn will be talking about composition, Janette will be discussing how to get great waterfall images, and of course we will review our astrophotography images as well.


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Shooting the stars

We have scheduled our astrophotography night for Monday April 17. Meet at 8:15 at the Klondyke Soccer Field just south of Grand Bend off Highway 21. You can access Klondyke Road from either Highway 21 or from Greenway Road.

Remember to bring your tripod, wide-angle lens, flashlight, and warm clothes.

Set your lens to its widest aperture, set your shutter speed to 20 seconds, and then over a series of test shots adjust the ISO to obtain a good exposure.

Check the focus on your shot by zooming in on the playback review. If the stars appear to be moving then shorten your exposure time and increase the ISO to compensate.

Have fun




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