Events Calendar

Some items that may be of interest to our members and others



Regular meetings are held at the Port Franks Community Centre, 9997 Port Franks Road, upstairs in the Optimist Room, at 7 PM, unless otherwise noted. For details of upcoming meetings see our home page.



April 24-26 – Can-Am Photo Expo

The Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario will be the site of the 2020 Can-Am Photo Expo. This year the theme is “Bring Color and Life to Your Images”. There will be workshops on Post Processing, Camera Systems, Lighting, Travel Tips, Video, Night Photography and so much more. For more information go to

October 17 – Denise Ippolito Workshop (Sold-Out)

OCCC is presenting a full day workshop “Visual Expressions” featuring photographer Denise Ippolito at the Downsview Event Centre in Downsview Park Toronto. Spend a full day with this world- renowned award-winning photographer. Denise has travelled the world to unique locations to shoot nature and landscapes to create some of her visually inspiring images.

Denise shares her creative talents with us to show you her full workflow from subject approach, equipment and shoot, and to the final post-processing to create astounding works of art. To see some of Denise’s work visit

The workshop will run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Registration will open on January 11. Tickets will be $50 for the full day with an optional $20 meal plan available. You can visit for more information.




Faces, Places, Spaces

The Gallery in the Grove is holding a Juried Exhibition from March 8 to April 25, 2020. Ontario artists (yes, that includes photographers) can submit images for inclusion in the show. The deadline for entries is February 17, 2020. For more details contact Gallery in the Grove.

Capturing the Moment – The History of Photography in Lambton County

This exhibition which features images taken generations ago alongside current images of the same scene taken by members of the Port Franks and Area Camera Club and members of the Petrolia Camera Club. The exhibition will run until February 21 and will be run for a second time from May 4 to September 30, 2020. For more information follow this link to the museum web site.


Photo tours offer an amazing opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your photography and experience new places at the same time.

OCCC Tours with PhotoTourTrekkers

March 6 – 8, 2020 – Weekend with the Wolves (Montebello, Quebec)

October 8 – 22, 2020 – Kenya & Tanzania – African Wildlife

June 12 – 22, 2021 – Galapagos Islands

To be finalized shortly – Banff National Park (March 2021,  Tuscany (October 2021)

For more information on the above tours click this link.

Some other Photo Tours for your consideration

June 8 – 18, 2020 – Newfoundland & Birding Tour

A ten day trip which covers much of Newfoundland’s beautiful scenery and with lots of opportunity to capture the sea birds of the Atlantic Coast. The tour features wildlife photographer Anthony Bucci as well as a bird guide to maximize the potential for great shots. For more information follow this link.