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CAN/AM Expo – it would be hard to find anywhere that you can have access to so much education for the fee of this expo.  The full weekend rate is $189.00 if you book before Feb 28 you get a discounted rate.

The discounted price for the CAN/AM Expo ends on Feb 28, 2019.

The list of speakers and schedules are not complete yet on the website, and information will be added as it becomes available.

The CAN/AM Expo offers those who attend the opportunity to take advantage of the Photographic Educational Event of the year. There will be keynote speakers Friday evening and Saturday evening.  Classes are offered on a variety of topic for every level of photographic experience and each class is genre specific.  In addition to the classes there are opportunities to join a group for a photo shoot.  Registered attendees may enter into the Print and Digital Salons, there is a small entry fee for the salons.

There will be a multitude of vendors attendees can meet and learn about the latest greatest in Photographic Equipment.

The event will be held in the Buffalo Grand Hotel, located on the waterfront of downtown Buffalo, near all waterfront attractions.  Buffalo Grand has special room rates for Expo attendees.  The discounted room rate does extend before and after the expo dates for anyone who wants to stay a couple extra days

To register for the CAN/AM Expo click this link

Members should select the “Full Convention Pass”

Click the dropdown:  “Select Full Convention Pass”

Choose “ NFRCC Affiliate”  to get the reduced discount price pf $174.00 US.

Friday Night Canon sponsored speaker is: Hanson Fong

Saturday night keynote speaker is: David Fitzsimmons

Hotel discount registration link:

 “Audio Visual Festival – Seeking Submissions

Latow International Audio-Visual Festival

April 13th – 2019

Submission Invitation

To all photographers creating audio-visual slide shows this is an invitation to submit your productions for consideration in this year’s Latow International Audio-Visual Festival. The Latow AV Festival is regarded as one of the largest annual audio-visual festivals of its kind giving photographers the opportunity to get wide public exposure in a premiere showcase for the AV medium derived from still photography.

This is not a competition but an exhibition showcase to expose and promote the selected shows and their creators as well as the audio-visual medium to a wider public audience.

There is no charge to submit a show to the Festival. 

The festival this year takes place on Saturday April 13th, 2019 – 7:00pm in the main gallery of the Art Gallery of Burlington as part of Latow’s major annual Photography Weekend (this year with Richard Martin) and will typically have an audience who come from all over Southern Ontario and New York State to view the shows presented. Shown on a theatre size screen with surround sound the concept is to entertain and at the same time give a new appreciation of still photography by using the AV medium in unique and imaginative ways, integrating them with dynamic soundtracks.

One of the selected shows will also have the distinction of being selected for a special $500.00 (Canadian) cash award sponsored by the Art Gallery of Burlington and the Latow Photographers Guild as a way of recognizing the “artistic” qualities of the AV medium and will be presented at the end of the night’s Audio-Visual Festival.

Last year the Festival included submissions from across Canada and internationally from the US, the UK, Germany, and Australia.

See the video documentary on the 2018 AV Festival.

Submissions will be accepted up until Friday, January 25th, 2019.

Click here to download the submission guidelines and specifications.

Good luck with your submissions and I look forward to seeing your productions…

Paul Sparrow – Director

Latow International Audio-Visual Festival

Andalucia Photographic Opportunities

For the adventurous amongst the Canadian photographic community, as well as my usual Morocco Desert Tours I’m also now offering Landscape Tours in Andalusia, Spain. Being based in the region means I offer very competitive prices yet I come with many reviews across the 8 years of running these. You’ll also find a link to my personal portfolio website below ‘Colours’, which gives you some idea of my take on the locations you can visit. I’d be happy to offer a 10% discount for club members.

Best regards, Darren Lewey

[email protected]



Stolen Moments

Photography people by Larry Frank of the Nikon School of Photography – how to approach strangers, candid photography, casual portraiture, street photography, using available light – over 150 situations, examples and techniques. “People like looking at pictures of people.”

CD now available at THE CAMERA STORE Calgary, CAMTECH PHOTO Montreal and DOWNTOWN CAMERA Toronto – $19.95 – sample of pages and reviews: