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The Trillium Photographic Club was formed in 1992. Trillium’s aim is to promote the enjoyment of photography by providing the venue for photographers to meet and exchange ideas and information. In addition to regular club meetings with speakers, clinics and photographic exhibitions, there are opportunities for outings and social gatherings.

Trillium is a participating member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) and the Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs (GTCCC).

We welcome new members, new ideas and new challenges. Join us to learn, improve and enjoy photography.

We meet most Tuesdays, September through May, at 7:30 PM at:

East Plains United Church
375 Plains Road East,
Burlington (Aldershot), Ontario

Guests are welcome, but there is a guest fee on nights that we have special speakers (as set out in our on-line program.)



Last updated: March 19, 2017

Copyright to photos on this website belongs in each case to the individual member photographer.

2016 - 2017 Online Program Guide

2016 - 2017 Members' Challenge

Louise Elder Wildflower Contest Entry Information

Remaining Spring Meetings

The Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs (GTCCC), of which we are a member, is holding its Capturing Light and Shadows educational day on April 22, 2017. Details can be found here:
You will note that one of the speakers is Michael Willems, who will now be speaking at Trillium on April 18. The same evening, the GTCCC will be holding its Open Challenge Awards Gala:
You have several options on pricing, as set out on the page, if you wish to attend. The special pricing is available only up to March 22, and then the prices go up.

Several of our members entered the challenge and had "accepted" images, meaning their images will be shown in the video and may have won prizes in one of the many categories. We look forward to seeing you there.

7:30 pm. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - *** Year End Competition Entries Due *** - Details Here

Members Presentations

Trillium members present short A/V programs
Details to follow closer to the event.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - NO MEETING

7:30 pm. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - *** Members' Challenge Entries Due April 12***

Speaker - Mary Lou Frost

A Nik Plug-in Workshop

Google has recently made the Nik Software collection (which used to retail for about $450) available for free. At that price, it should be part of every photographer's arsenal. It includes an excellent HDR plug-in as well as plug-ins for sharpening, noise reduction, black-and-white conversion and other effects. The software suite can be used via plug-ins for PhotoShop, Photoshop Elements, LightRoom and Aperture to provide an easy workflow.

Our presenter, Mary Lou Frost, will demonstrate the capabilities of this software by using one of the plug-ins, Silver Efex Pro, as a starting point because it introduces the interface quite well. It also offers the opportunity to evaluate the tonal range of monochrome images. (A lack of good tonal range is one of the weaknesses of many monochrome images.) She will then move to Color Efex Pro and Dfine, and if time permits, touch on HDR Efex Pro.

Mary Lou Frost is a photographer based in Western New York. Her images have been exhibited at the Buffalo Museum of Science, The Amherst Center for Senior Services, Hospice Life Transition Center, and The Campos Group.

She has received recognition in many competitions including receiving the Kodak Award for Photographic Excellence from the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs, the Dorothy Ralph Essay Trophy from the Science Museum Camera Club, and the E.Thomas Smith trophy in Nature Competition from the Science Museum Camera Club and had the color print of the year in the same year. She is currently past-president of the Science Museum Camera Club where she has made presentations on the techniques of digital photography.

She has presented workshops on Photoshop Techniques for the NFRCC Annual Convention. She is an instructor in photography for the Mountains and Plains Institute in Colorado. These have been held at the Mountain Campus of Colorado State University and within Rocky Mountain National Park. and presents workshops in digital photography at various sites in Western New York.

The images below show an example of using Silver Efex Pro to convert a colour image to monochrome.

Non-Members are welcome to attend as Club guests for a fee of $10.00

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

Speaker - Michael Willem

In this presentation. Michael Willems talks about, and illustrates, the most important principles of composition. He also covers lens choices for the right composition, as well as the complexities of light. Michael illustrates the talk with photos, and gives practical, hands-on advice for improving your photographic composition.


7:30 pm. Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Speaker - Hilarie Mcneil-Smith
“Creative Craziness and Other Stuff”
showing the use and results of several popular filters, textures
and creative manipulations.

Hillarie has always been creative in some way. Whether it was the scrap paper collection in her toybox, the hobby fair in junior High, or an honours diploma from college in Fashion Design, Hilarie had a need to be artistic in her endeavours. But her talents never came to the forefront until she won a digital camera and acquired Photoshop to look at and edit her pictures.

Camera clubs in Toronto and surrounding areas, and associations from the CAPA conference in Toronto to the Windsor International Photo seminar have enjoyed a taste of Hilarie’s 'pixel painting' techniques. More recently, she was a speaker at the Photographic Society of South Africa conference and has also presented in Banff.

Her work has been published in the British painter magazine as well as travel magazines, several websites and brochures. She has been the recipient of numerous photographic awards.

Digital painting has given Hilarie the freedom to transform photographs into memories to be treasured and she is well-known for her creative AV shows and tutorials.


7:30 pm. Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers, CAPA Results, Louise Elder Wildflower Results, Club Challenge Results

Sunday May 7, 2017

Outing: Beverly Swamp

An opportunity to take macro photos of spring flowers

Details to follow by e-mail closer to the event

Hepatica by Don Corby

7:30 pm. Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Annual Award Night
Awards Presentations, Desserts, Coffee & Tea

This is a special evening with homemade desserts, tea and coffee for members and guests. Tables are set up in Peart Hall and dressed up very nicely with tablecloths, china dishes and centre pieces.

Following this social segment of the evening, the Annual Awards will be presented.

• Year - End Awards: Images winnings awards in the Year End Competition will be shown.

• The Louise Elder Trophy: Awarded to the winner of this year's Wildflower Competition.

• Club Awards: Proficiency awards for each level: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Masters along with Photographer of the Year. (Refer to the Members' Handbook to see how awards are calculated).

An Audio Visual Show concludes the evening. This consists of the rest of the images that were submitted to the Year-End competition.

Members are very welcome to bring guests to the Awards night.

This is the final meeting until September

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2016 - 2017 Club Board of Directors and Officers


Past President
Clinic Chair
CAPA Repesentative
GTCCC Representative

John Strung
David Seldon
David Evans
John King
Judy Boufford
Toni Browning
Janet McNally, Pat Wintemute & Jim Thomson
John Strung
David Evans
Bertin Francoeur and Victor Turczynski
Sandy Bell
Jim Thomson

2015 - 2016 Annual Award Winners

  Distinguished Service Award Judy Boufford
  Photographer of the Year 1. John Overmeyer
2. Kathy Ward
3. Dan Copeland
  Masters Proficiency Winners 1. David Seldon
2. John Overmeyer
3. Gary Love
  Gold Proficiency Winners 1. Jim Thomson
2. Dan Copeland
3. Peter Bartens

  Silver Proficiency Winners 1. Bela Acs
2. Art Ward
3. Kathy Ward
  Bronze Proficiency Winners

1. Pat Wintemute
2. Karen Blunt

2015 - 2016 Annual Award Winning Images

The Image of the Year and the three category winners for 2015 - 2016 are below. More photos HERE.


Image of the Year and Pictorial Category Winner
"Walked By" by Bela Acs


Creative Winner -"Dundurn Castle on Film" by Kathy Ward


Nature Winner - "Chickadees" by Gary Love


Louise Elder Wildflower Trophy Winner
"Dandelion" by Doug Doede

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