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Trillium Club Program Information

In addition to outings and regular Tuesday night meetings,
Trillium has several special interest groups

2017 - 2018 Printable (pdf) Program Guide

2017 - 2018 Online Program Guide

Last updated: December 6, 2017

Thanks to Toni Browning and the Program Committee for their excellent work.

Note: Non-members may attend our regular Tuesday evening meetings as guests, but there will be guest entry fees for some events as noted below. Non-members may not attend outings or submit images.

7:30 pm. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

*** Note change of date ***

Opening Meeting of the 2017 - 2018 Club Year

The opening meeting provides an opportunity to renew friendships, socialize with members, get club information and pay membership fees for the 2017 - 2018 club year if you have not already done so.

In addtion, an A/V show will be presented.

Refreshments will be provided by Trillium.

Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017 - NO MEETING (changed to Mon. Sept. 11)

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 - Speaker: Rob Stimpson

Rob Stimpson works in the tourism world; he is an internationally published, award-winning photographer. Over the past few years he is in demand as a speaker talking about his work as a professional photographer and the stories about the places he visits. He also teaches photography part time at Fleming College, as well runs photograph workshops throughout Ontario. His working in Basle Switzerland as a photographer’s assistant laid the foundation for his success today.

Rob has photographed for Ontario Tourism, Ontario Parks and Parks Canada for many years. His work has appeared on the covers of Ontario Parks Guides, calendars, magazines and national ads for the province and Canada. He has garnered numerous awards, including a Northern Lights Award from the Canadian Tourism Commission and Best Travel Photography Award from the Ontario Tourism Summit. In October 2012 he was nominated and accepted into the College of Fellows in the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He has co-authored An Artists and Photographers Guide to Wild Ontario and contributed to numerous books. His work has graced Canadian Geographic, Explore Magazine, Cathay Pacific, Ethiad Air in-flight and many tourism publications. Rob’s fine art prints hang in private homes around the world.

Travels have taken him to many places but his favourite are Antarctica and the Arctic where he has worked as an expedition photographer for One Ocean Expeditions. In 2014 Rob was part of Ice Tracks Expedition’s centenary celebration of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Trans Antarctic Expedition. July 2016 he was selected by the Globe and Mail and Lexus to be showcased with 9 others profiling their professional lives.

 

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

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

New Members' Orientation Night

This meeting is intended to provided our newer members with an overview of the Club and its activities. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions.  We encourage all those who would like more information about the club to attend.

                  The following topics will be explained in detail:

    • Website
    • Clinics - What they are and how to participate in the judging process at clinics and competitions
    • Member levels
    • How to earn promotion points and awards
    • Year-end awards
    • The Louise Elder Wildflower Trophy Competition
    • Organizations like CAPA and  GTCCC and our club participation in their competitions
    • The Club Challenge - What to do and how to enter.
    • Outings
    • The Print Salon - what is entails and how to participate.
    • Member Audio Visual Presentations
    • Annual Awards Night
    • Club executive, Constitution and Handbook
    • Interest Groups

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Workshop - Critique Night

Experienced club members will offer constructive commentary on members' images.

This is to be a learning experience, so submit images where you wants answers and not images that might be your best work.

Submit up to a maximum of 5 images of any subject or technique to John Chapman by Oct.1. Their email addresses and due date will be included in an email to all members prior to the due date. You will receive a confirmation of receipt of the images. The images are to be sized as for clinics and should be numbered followed by your name. I.e., 01 Jane Doe; 02 Jane Doe etc.

The images can be from a prior clinic or intended for a future clinic. We will critique as many as possible for each participant as time allows it.

Members only

    *** Clinic 1 Entries due Friday, Oct. 6, 2017***

 

Saturday October 7

Outing to Morning Star Mill - CANCELLED
2714 Decew Road St Catharines, http://www.morningstarmill.ca/


Morningstar Mill outing will be cancelled due to the Town of St. Catharines stopping the flow of water to the falls, to be remedial work.

Morningstar Mill is very sorry the water should have been on last week but there have been complications with the remedial work the city is performing and it looks like the water will not be flowing this weekend.

We will reschedule the outing to Spring or next Fall.

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 - Presentation on Plug-ins: McPhun, On1, Photoshop and Topaz


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

Friday, Oct. 13 - Sunday, Oct. 15, 2016

The GTCCC, of which the Trillium Club is a member, has a fall retreat scheduled at the Taboo Muskoka Resort near Gravenhurst for the weekend of Octiber 13 - October 15, 2017.

The line up activities include a Raptor Portrait shoot on site, Keynotes speakers with Ariel Estulin on Astro Photography and Andrew Collett on Landscape Photography with both keynotes leading hands-on sessions out in the field. There will also be breakout sessions on Lightroom and Photoshop with Leif Petersen and Bharat Mistry. There will be free time built in for you to explore Gravenhurst and Bala for their Cranberry Festival activities. You will also get a chance to explore the natural wonders and wildlife in and around the Taboo property on their hiking trails. All non-motorized watersports are also included for you to enjoy the area in canoes and kayaks.

You can see the details here: http://www.gtccc.ca/retreat/

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Speaker: Fred Lum - Globe and Mail Photo- Journalist

Fred Lum has been working as a staff photographer with the Globe and Mail since 1984. In a National Photographers Association of Canada (npac) interview Fred noted he ensures he is progressing as a visual journalist by staying in the loop through the Web and belonging to several photography forums.

Fred’s website http://mostlymonochrome.com provides the following information. I'm a Canadian photojournalist who has ridden the rollercoaster of life enough that I'm semi-jaded but am still in awe of people and the stories they reveal when they open themselves up to strangers. Mostly monochrome is a patch of space where I'll post stuff that hopefully is unrelated to my job. You'll see images ranging from the mundane to not so mundane. Keeps me out of trouble too. Info I'm primarily a black and white shooter when I'm not pushing pixels. I'll use anything that takes film and have photographed with most formats out there. I'll run through 35mm as easily as 8x10 film, whatever works. I'm currently loving shooting with the Leica MP and Mamiya 6 but looking forward to using my Byron 110b Polaroid conversion more.

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

Saturday October 21 (Rain date October 28)

Outing to McLean’s Auto Wreckers Rockwood, ON,

Arrive between 9.30 and 9.45.
Cost $10. More details to follow.

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Clinic One Results

All entries will be shown.  Images, scores and awards will be identified.  Comments on some of the images will be provided.

*** Clinic 2 Entries due Friday, Oct. 27***

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 - NO MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 - NO MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Speaker: Sal Lopes - Street Photography "

Sal's presentation is in 3 parts: Colour, Black and White and "World Trade Center - before and after". The talk is all about street/documentary work. Importantly, the talk will in effect be a timeline as the earliest pictures will be from the 1970's. There will be three parts: One segment in black & white, another in color, and the third a before and current look at the site of World Trade Center in NYC.

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

"Badenweiller_2006" by Sal Lopes

"Barcelona" by Sal Lopes

"Black and White" by Sal Lopes

 

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Clinic Two Results

All entries will be shown.  Images, scores and awards will be identified.  Comments on some of the images will be provided.

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Second Botanical Workshop by Don Coby.
 Limited attendance.  
Note: The members who missed the lottery cut for the November 28th workshop will have priority status for the April 24th workshop.

More details to follow closer to the event.

Members only

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 - NO MEETING

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Annual Print Salon
An exhibition of members’ prints,
the Christmas Social Evening
and the Celebration of Trillium’s 25th year anniversary

This will be our ninth annual exhibition of prints. Detailed entry instructions will be distributed closer to the date and all members are encouraged to participate.

During the exhibition, there will be ample time for members and their guests to socialize and enjoy an amazing array of Christmas treats. Everyone is encouraged to bring family and friends to help us celebrate and enjoy the images and treats made by our many talented Club Members.

Dec. 13, 2017 to Jan. 9, 2018

Seasonal Break

But note: *** Clinic Three Entries Due Fri. Jan. 5, 2018 ***

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 - Interest Groups presentations

Three Interest groups will be sharing some of their work from this past year. 

The Street Photography Interest Group led by Aija Stramanis and Heather Engel. This group meets several times a year to review and discuss street photography images. 

The Night Photography Interest Group led by John Strung. This group has been on several outings this year. 

The Photography Friends Interest Group which meets once a month to challenge each other with ideas and projects. They will present one of the their projects as initiated by Janet Kempster. The project was to make photographs that were influenced by the style of a particular artist, mostly from the modern era.

 

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Speaker: Mike Kukucska - Astro Photography

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

"Recapture Pocket" by Mike Kukucska

"Not in Vane" by Mike Kukucska

"Field of Dreams" by Mike Kukucska

 

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Clinic Three Results

All entries will be shown.  Images, scores and awards will be identified.  Comments on some of the images will be provided.

***NOTE: Clinic Four Entries Due Friday, Jan. 26***

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

My Photography. Show some of your images, no judging or critique

Details to follow closer to the event.

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

Speaker: Andy Duncan
Mirrorless cameras, cell phone photography and new gadgets


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

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Feb, 13, 2018

Clinic Four Results

All entries will be shown.  Images, scores and awards will be identified.  Comments on some of the images will be provided.

*** NOTE: Clinic Five Entries Due Friday, Feb. 16 ***

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 - NO MEETING

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Workshop - "What makes a good photograph"

 

7:30 pm. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - *** Louise Elder and Member A/V Shows Entries Due ***

Clinic Five Results

All entries will be shown.  Images, scores and awards will be identified.  Comments on some of the images will be provided.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m Saturday, March 10, 2018

Annual Three Club Show

Burlington Seniors Centre
2285 New St, Burlington

The Trillium Photographic Club joins with the Latow Photographers Guild and the Hamilton Camera Club for a joint print and audio‑visual exhibition this year to be held at the Burlington Seniors Centre on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

There will be print show and refreshments from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in one auditorium followed by an A/V show in the adjacent auditorium from 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Refreshments will be provided Members are encouraged to come and invite guests.

ADVANCE TICKETS will be on sale at the membership desk at all meetings between January 9 and March 6. Ticket prices to be announced closer to the event.

7:30 pm. Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Speaker: Juraj Dolansjki
"Painting with the camera"
Learn to use Low Shutter Speed

Use your camera to create unique images. Truly “paint with the camera” by learning to use slow shutter speed, while the camera is moving. Many examples will be shared with the audience. Learn simple tricks that result in a successful image. Be experimental, resulting in “one of a kind” creations. Use minimum level of the post-processing to further improve the capture.

Juraj is a highly motivated and enthusiastic photographic speaker. Over 35 years of photographic experiences in varied genre are synthesized in a spontaneous and light hearted presenter. His seminars and workshops are visually illustrated and supported by up to date technical information in digital photography as well as in his unique creative style. His presentations are inspirational, dynamic and down to earth packed with topical and educational material. Juraj is an Eleven Star Master and past President of The Hamilton Camera Club.

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

"Ronnies Woods"by Juraj Dolansjki

"Motion1" by Juraj Dolansjki

'Motion" by Juraj Dolansjki

"Right Motion: by Juraj Dolansjki

"Walk2" by Juraj Dolansjki

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - NO MEETING

7:30 pm. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 *** Critique Night Entries due ***

Members Presentations

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

*** Year End Competition Entries Due Friday, March 30*** - Details Here

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - NO MEETING

7:30 pm. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - *** Members' Challenge Entries Due***

CRITIQUE NIGHT

Experienced club members will offer constructive commentary on members' images.

This is to be a learning experience, so submit images where you wants answers and not images that might be your best work.

Submit up to a maximum of 5 images of any subject or technique to John Chapman no later than Tuesday, Mrch 27 at midnight. His email addresses will be included in an email to all members prior to the due date. You will receive a confirmation of receipt of the images. The images are to be sized as for clinics and should be numbered followed by your name. I.e., 01 Jane Doe; 02 Jane Doe etc.

The images can be from a prior clinic or intended for a future clinic. We will critique as many as possible for each participant as time allows it.

Members only

7:30 pm. Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018

Speaker: Michael Bertelsen
"Wildlife and Birds"

Michael offers world class nature and wildlife photography tours and workshops in Algonquin Park and other great locations in Canada and around the globe. Michael tailors to meet the needs of each photographer, regardless of skill level or camera equipment. The focus is on helping them improve their wildlife photography skills such as: proper composition and exposure, when to use different camera focus modes, long lens and tripod techniques, lens selection, animal behaviour as well as expanding their creativity.

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

7:30 pm. Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Macro workshop by Don Corby:
Subject: Botany
Limited attendees

More details to follow closer to the event.

Members only


Sunday, April 29, 2018 (Date subject to confirmation)

Outing - Paris to Ancaster Bike Race

Details to follow closer to the event.

 

7:30 pm. Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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

Sunday May 6, 2018

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 8, 2018

Annual Award Night
Awards Presentations, Desserts, Coffee & Tea

This is a special evening with desserts, tea and coffee provided for members and guests. Tables are set up in Peart Hall for you to enjoy the snacks and beverages.

After some socializing, the Annual Awards will be presented.

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

• 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 a selection 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