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 18 – 19 – Latow Seminar- Postponed to 2021

The 41st annual Latow Seminar will be presented by the Latow Photographers Guild in Burlington on April 18 and 19. The theme is “Landscape Photography and the Meaning of Life?”. For additional details on this highly rated event go to

April 24-26 – Can-Am Photo Expo – Postponed to March 2021

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

May 1 – 3Grand Bend Studio Tour

The annual Grand Bend Studio Tour will be held on May 1 – 3. Our club will have its own ‘studio’ set up to provide our members with a venue to showcase their work. The club will be looking for both image submitters, and volunteers to be on hand during the tour. This will be a great chance to put some of your work out in the public eye. It is also a wonderful time to check out the work of other artists and enjoy the food and music which will be available in our area. More details will be forthcoming.

October 17 – Denise Ippolito WorkshopSOLD 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



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. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the gallery showing has been moved online. 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 from May 4 to September 30, 2020. For more information follow this link to the museum web site.

Diane Arbus

The Art Gallery of Ontario is currently running a display of the work of photographer Diane Arbus. The gallery will be showing 150 works and for the first time, images from the full sweep of Arbus’s career will be presented chronologically. Early works reveal an artist gripped by the range of humanity and life as it unfolded on the street, while later works created using a larger format mark her emergence as a mature and compelling artist. Exhibit runs until May 18.


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

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.