2019-2020 Program Details

September 3, 2019

Grab Bag Images due. 
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September 10, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Opening Meeting

Club registration.  Grab bag results followed by an overview of our Club, its activities and Interest Groups.

Orientation for our newer member will follow.

September 17, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Education Evening

This evening we will cover Guidelines to Composition (Ed Espin) followed by Post Processing using the Adobe Lightroom (Jim Thomson).

Composition in photography refers to what is in the frame, or what is not. It is the photographer’s view of the world. The presentation will highlight composition details in an image.  

Jim will walk through the key components in the Lightroom Develop Module and show images before and after processing.

September 24, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Leah Denbok on Humanizing the Homeless   

Leah will present her photographs and stories of people experiencing homelessness.  Across these images Leah hopes to humanize the homelessness and shine a spotlight on their problems.
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October 1, 2019 – No Meeting


October 8, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Critique Night for all members whether they submit to clinics or not.  

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.

October 15, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Wayne Fisher on Architecture and Minimalism in Black and White

Wayne will outline how he became interested in photography and architecture, and describe what influenced him. With a lot of photo examples, he will cover some general aspects such as composition and light and explain his post processing methods. He will also give some ideas regarding how to exhibit one’s photographs, and how to  promote them.
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October 22, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Clinic No. 1 results 

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

October 29, 2019 –  No meeting


November 5, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Norm Ullock – Competitions & Judging.  An evening with the OCCC Judge Chair.

Norm’s presentation will cover the following:

  • Share his insight about the whole competition process including the challenges we face and how we have progressed in the last 5 years and where we are going in future.
  • The process judges use to evaluate and score your images
  • The objective of judges’ comments
  • Engage some of your club members to judge images (Norm will bring these)
  • Discuss common errors judges’ find and how to avoid them
  • Discuss common errors made by image makers and how to avoid them
  • The role of Club Competition Committees
  • What members should do to improve so they make high impact images
  • Norm will show a few of his own high scoring images from 2019 as examples of what competes well and how he made them.
  • Question & Answer time

After the formal presentation, Norm invites 3-6 members to each bring in a jpg image that they would like to submit into clinics.  They can use the knowledge that Norm presented to do a joint image evaluation. This exercise is more beneficial to beginners or intermediate members than to advanced members.

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November 12, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Workshop on Macro Photography led by Don Corby 

Space is limited.  Registration is required. 

November 19, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Clinic No. 2 results 

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

November 26, 2019 – Speaker: Beat Glanzmann on Capturing extraordinary light, landscapes and wildlife in the Yukon wilderness 

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December 3, 2019 – No meeting  
December 10, 2019 – 7:30 pm – Print Salon – An exhibit of members’ prints and a Christmas Social Evening 

Our thirteenth annual Print Salon will be held on December 10th, 2019 from 7:30 to 9 PM at East Plains United Church in Peart Hall.  The Print Salon provides the opportunity for Trillium members to display their prints and share them with other Trillium members, families and friends.


January 7, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Juraj Dolanjski – Colour and Visual Balance

Juraj Dolanjski was born in Croatia and immigrated to Canada in 1971. In 1976 he bought his first camera. His professional background is in Electronics Design and expertise in Audio Visual Media. Creativity from his profession spilled over into photography and vice versa as his inspirational presentations have been used by Environment Canada over a 35 year period. He is technologically driven and passionate about all aspects of photography. That is especially true of his down to earth simple approaches of creating the image in camera, relying less on post processing, however he is still an expert in Adobe Photoshop and other software.

In his Colour and Visual Balance presentation, he will introduce you to the importance of those in designing a photograph. Visual balance in an image is crucial to achieve a pleasing reaction from a viewer. Acquire knowledge to balance your image design by value, colour, size, position, texture and other techniques. Values of colour harmonies and the power of complementary colours will be further strengthening the balance in your images. His presentation will be very visually rewarding, enhanced by three AV shows.

To see more of Juraj’s photography, please visit his website at fotojuraj.com



January 14, 2020 – 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 21, 2020 – 7:30 pm – My photography and ME!

Show us what what type of photographs you like to make and, if you like, tell us briefly why.  

We will ask each submitter to stand so we can all put faces with the names we usually just hear. This will help us recognize, and to be able to connect later, with fellow members with similar interests.

There will be no judging or critiquing. Submit up to 10 images to [email protected], sized according to clinic guidelines in the Trillium Members Handbook.  Maximum of 5 minutes speaking per member.


January 28, 2020 – 7:30 om – Studio Lighting Workshop

In auditorium and Hands on Workshop on Studio Lighting – portraits, movement blurs, dramatic lighting.  

Led by Peter Bartens.  

February 4, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Ariel Estulin – Photography After Dark: Night and Star Photography

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible even just a few years ago. This talk is designed to show you how to get started with taking photos of the night sky.


Ariel will cover:

  • gear requirements
  • planning your shoot
  • camera settings
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • light painting techniques
  • post-production techniques with live examples in Lightroom

Part 1: 1-hour long presentation of night photography, then Q&A, break 15-min

Part 2: Post Processing image examples, 20-30 minutes, followed with a 5-minute slide presentation of images of stars and night photography.

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February 11, 2020 – 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 18, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Education Evening – Introduction to Preparing Audio Video Shows

Doug Doede to talk to Tips and Tricks of making an effective A/V show, followed by a walk through using Proshow Gold software (PC).  Dave Seldon will do a demo using FotoMagico for Mac users.

February 25, 2020 – No meeting 


March 3, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Stephen Slack – Creative I, the way I see it.  

An evening of exploring photography and creativity mixed together in a fun but informative way.
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March 10, 2020 –  7:30 pm – Movie night arranged by Patrick Mohide

This evening Patrick will show movies about the Great women photographers from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, followed by a movie on the Great Afghan Girl Photo Controversy.  Group discussions after the movies.

Covid-19 virus impact on Trillium Photographic Club activities

After consultation with our executive board members, we have decided that it is prudent at this point and time for Trillium Photographic Club to cancel all club activities including meetings, workshops, special interest group meetings and field trips are cancelled for the rest of the 2019 to 2020 season.

We will keep a watchful eye on any further developments as the situation unfolds and advise accordingly if there are any further changes.

March 17, 2020 – No Meeting  
March 31, 2020 – No Meeting


April 7, 2020 – No Meeting





April 14, 2020 – No Meeting

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April 21, 2020 – No Meeting  
April 28, 2020 – No Meeting


May 5, 2020 – Annual General Meeting is to be confirmed – We are looking to hold this meeting online.  The speaker has been canceled.


May 12, 2020 – No meeting 

Annual Awards Night to be differed to the fall 2020.