2020-2021 Program


Click here for revised Program Brochure (PDF).

Until further notice, all meetings will be held online using ZOOM as our video conferencing platform.   ZOOM invite with be sent to members 7-10 days before each meeting.   

Guests are welcome to attend any of the Speaker Presentation; a fee of $10 will be charged for those who are not Trillium or NFRCC members.

For guests and NFRCC members, email [email protected] for ZOOM meeting invite information. 

Note that some events may be cancelled if restrictions to social gathering remain in effect.   

The Program Brochure may not contain the latest information.  Check back from time to time to see what’s new.  Any changes to the Program will be posted on this page immediately.  


Jan 11, 2021 

Email sent to members on Rules and Submission Guidelines to Recreating a Famous Artwork for Members’ Evening on Feb 16, 2021.

Submission deadline is Feb 12, 2021.

Dec 28, 2020

Page revised to show program events from Jan 2021 to May 2021.

January 5, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Kas Stone. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.

Presenter Bio

Kas Stone  is a professional photographic artist based on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast,where she is inspired by the wild scenery and moody weather right outside her door. Kas has a long history of teaching and writing about photography, with articles and images published in Canadian and British magazines. Her most recent book is called Pictures vs Words: A Photographer’s Approach to Titles and Other Useful Text. Visit Kas and learn more at www.kasstone.ca.

About This Presentation

We all know the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Words and images are two different ways of telling stories and expressing our feelings about a subject. One appeals visually, the other linguistically, to different areas of our brains to get their message across. However when words and images are used effectively together – pairing a compelling photograph with a clever title or interesting backstory – their impact can be truly inspiring.

In this thought-provoking presentation, professional photographer and author Kas Stone explores the connection between words and images, the arguments for and against using them together, and she will offer tips and exercises to help you create effective titles for your images.

January 12, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Clinic No. 3 results. 

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

January 19, 2021 – 7:30 pm – George Kourounis. Documenting Earth’s Extremes: Getting The Shot & Staying Alive.

Explorer & photographer George Kourounis shares hair-raising tales from his many worldwide expeditions to photograph storms, volcanoes and other natural disasters. He’ll also give you tips on how to use bad weather to your advantage, how to protect your gear, and how to stay safe in the worst conditions imaginable.
George Kourounis is an award winning explorer, global storm chaser, television presenter, and Explorer In Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He specializes in capturing Mother Nature’s temper tantrums on camera and in the process he’s traveled to 75 countries on all 7 continents, hosted 50 episodes of the “Angry Planet” TV show, climbed mountains in North Korea, and earned Guinness World Record while leading a National Geographic expedition to Turkmenistan. When not travelling the world, George calls Toronto home where he is the Chair of The Explorers Club Canadian Chapter. 

Here is a recent article from the Daily Mail, UK


George’s website is : http://www.stormchaser.ca/Stormchaser.html

January 26, 2021 – No Meeting.


February 2, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Bob Fisher. Street Photography.

Bob’s Bio

At his core, Fisher is a storyteller. Whether it is through a single image, a series of images, or his documentary films, Fisher wants to tell stories that, he hopes, will engage the viewer. In his client work as an architecture and infrastructure photographer, his job is to tell the stories of his client’s projects. With his street photography, Fisher tries to show the interesting in the mundane of everyday. Sometimes there will be humour. Sometimes the subject-matter will be very serious. Sometimes a photo will piss people off. Sometimes a picture will bring back a memory. In all these cases an emotion will be evoked in the viewer. That is the key. Fisher’s objective is to try to make photos that matter. Fisher is an award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and has been a CONTACT exhibitor. He is also the author of four books on photography, three through publishing houses and one self-published.

Presentation description

Street photography is about telling stories. What you shoot is vastly more important than what you shoot it with. In that vein, Fisher’s presentation on street photography concentrates on the mindset, approach, philosophy and history of street photography rather than any technical, or technological aspects of photography. Often asked what he uses to shoot his street photography, his answer is: a camera. The presentation is a culmination of 20 years of street photography and is based on a blog essay series he wrote in 2016.


February 9, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Clinic No. 4 results.

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

February 16, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Members’ Evening.  Recreate a famous artwork as inspired by Getty Museum’s Project.

Deadline for Submission: Feb 12, 2021.  Submission Guidelines and Instructions to be sent out via email the week of January 11, 2021.

February 23, 2021 – No meeting.
March 2, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Jeff Vogan. Sports Photography.  


Jeff Vogan received his first camera as a graduation present in 1987.  His passion for sports photography started when his young son started playing sports. It wasn’t long before other parents, other teams, clubs and leagues started requesting photos.  He started shooting for some of the industry’s premier photography companies.  Jeff started SPORTDAD Sports Photography and in 2016 became a full-time sports photographer.  In the presentation Jeff will talk about his journey, experiences and the lessons learned along the way.  It won’t be simply a slideshow of sports photos, but will focus on technique and workflow that will be helpful to photographers of any genre.

March 9, 2021 –  7:30 pm – Movie night arranged by Patrick Mohide.

This evening Patrick will show movies about the Great Canadian Photographers.  Group discussions after the movies.

March 16, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Clinic No. 5 results.

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

March 23, 2021 – No Meeting.
March 30, 2021 – No Meeting.


April 6, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Marilyn Cornwall. From Snapshot to Great Shot in Garden and Flower Photography.

Marilyn’s Bio

Marilyn is a gardener and photographer living in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula with its vineyards and orchards.  Photography became a full-time endeavour just over ten years ago.  Her working life was spent in information management, business design and organizational performance improvement.

Marilyn considers herself an opportunistic photographer.  Exploration, discovery and surprise are part of her artistic process, and spontaneity is a key aspect of the experience.  She is drawn to shapes and patterns in the world of colour.  She looks for something new to discover in the ordinary.  Most of her work involves flowers and gardens:  She is a lifelong gardener and appreciator of the living world.  She is also attracted to opportunities for abstract images and find these in the dumpsters, rust and decay in the urban environment.  With a background in IT,  she enjoys manipulating and transforming images in post-processing software and filters.   She will be share her top techniques with you in her presentation.

Here are the links to her fulfillment site at Fine Art America and to the marilyncornwell website.


From Snapshot to Great Shot in Garden and Flower Photography

Find out the tips and techniques of floral and garden photography and enjoy photographs of beautiful flowers and wonderful gardens along the way.  Learn how to tell a story with your floral and garden images. Included is Marilyn’s own garden story with her Toronto garden’s antique conservatory greenhouse shown through the seasons.  The emphasis is on the techniques for great floral and garden compositions rather than technical aspects of cameras and equipment.  You will learn the techniques by touring public and private gardens that are designed well.  In these gardens a good image becomes much clearer to the average person.   Gardens include Longwood,  Royal Botanical Gardens, and private properties.


April 13, 2021 – No Meeting.
April 20, 2021 – 2nd Critique Night for Images.

Experienced club members will offer constructive commentary on members’ images.  This is to be a learning experience, so submit images where you want answers and not images that might be your best work.

April 27, 2021 – No Meeting.
May 4, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Annual General Meeting. Election of Officers, CAPA Results, followed by Speaker Detective Constable Scott Kennedy on Police Forensic Photography.
May 11, 2021 – 7:30 pm – Annual Awards Night. Dessert, Coffee and Tea.