2020-2021 Program

Click here for 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.  

Page last updated on July 10, 2020.

September 3, 2020

Images due on “What did you do this summer?”

September 15, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Opening Meeting

Club registration, overview of our Club, its activities and Interest Groups, followed by A/V show of year end and presentation of images from “What did you do this summer”.

September 22, 2020 – No Meeting.


September 29, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Jorn Hansen. Some thoughts about Bird Photography.

Jorn Hansen is a retired Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto where he taught, guided graduate students and conducted research for 33 years. He began bird photography in the early 1980’s, became a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and began competing in International Salons.

In 1983 he placed 13th in the PSA Who’s Who World ranking in Nature Photography based on bird photographs.  Then he stopped bird photography for a number of years; upon retirement in 2008 he returned to this hobby with digital equipment. Rejoined the PSA in 2013 and resumed competing in  International Salons in late 2013. In a little over two years of competition, he received over 800 acceptances in International Salons, receiving Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals as well as many

He placed 3rd in the PSA Who’s Who North America ranking for Nature Photographers.  His acceptances have also led to him earning the PSA 1st to 5th Stars and the 1st to 5th Galaxy in Nature Photography. In May of 2020, he wrote and illustrated an article entitled “On-Camera Flash For Bird Photography” which was published in the PSA Journal.

Jorn’s presentation will share lessons learned in photographing dramatic/interesting bird-behavior involving feeding, aggression, reflections and light using both natural light and flash as well as showing his favourite photographs.



October 6, 2020 – 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 13, 2020 – No Meeting.
October 20, 2020 – 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 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Olivia Goldstein. Path to the Perfect Portraiture.

About Olivia Goldstein

Olivia (Ho) Goldstein is a Toronto-based photographer whose passion for photography and attention to the finest detail allows her to produce a unique style of imagery. Although Olivia’s focus is on fashion photography and portraiture, she has a wide variety of experience in other genres as well such as product and advertisement, real estate, fine art, weddings and other events.

Olivia holds a degree from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Toronto Camera Club and the Canadian Association of Photographic Art,  and has won numerous photographic awards. Olivia’s work has been featured in various publications, including W25, VEUX, Salysé, and Lawyer’s Weekly.

Olivia is currently active in the photographic community. While running her photography business, she serves on the judges’ panel for local photography club competitions, lectures for different groups on a variety of photography topics, and more. 

Whether you are a beginning photographer new to the world of portrait photography, or an experienced shooter looking for some inspiration and helpful pointers, this workshop is designed to show you how to create a creative and professional  portrait for any occasion.

Olivia will aim to cover the following topics:

  1. connecting with your subject and making them feel at ease
  2. posing/composition
  3. lighting: thinks to look out for & home studio set up
  4. props, clothing, and other elements (more than one person, backgrounds, etc.)
  5. Photoshop tips


November 3, 2020 – No Meeting.

Clinic No. 2 Entries due.

Submit A/V presentations, Members’ Challenge and Louise Elder Wildflower Competition.

November 10, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Andrew McLachlan.  Ontario & Beyond. Wild Places, Wild faces.

Andrew McLachlan is a freelance photographer / writer from Ontario, Canada. For as long as he can recall, he have been fascinated by the natural world. Andrew’s photography became an extension of that love. If he did not own a camera, he would still be found hiking along dense boreal forest trails, canoeing through wetlands, and observing all that nature has to offer. His extensive travels throughout Ontario have resulted in a large, diverse collection of images that feature landscapes and the flora and fauna of the province. In addition to photographing Ontario’s natural world Andrew also has growing collections of international related photos.

Andrew’s first eBook “A Photographer’s Guide to the Ontario Landscape” is the first ever-comprehensive guide to photographing Ontario’s vast and varied landscape. There are many outstanding photo destinations throughout the province. In this e-book Andrew covers many of the best locations; from the remote Abitibi Canyon to Point Pelee, the Ottawa Valley to the Algoma Highlands and beyond, in an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow guide, complete with driving directions to each destination. Andrew’s second eBook “FOCUS ON FROGS – An Illustrated Guide to Great Photography”  is a comprehensive guide to photographing frogs and toads. In the wild; in the tropics; in home-made terrariums; and in studio set-ups. The book ends with a spectacular Webfoot Gallery to inspire you. Andrew’s newest eBook release – WILD PLACES – Exploring the Creative Process of Landscape Photography”  is not a book about the technical aspects of landscape photography. It is about the thoughts and decisions that were made, in-the-field, to determine what to include or exclude from the frame to convey visual beauty. Slowing down and making conscious decisions to control the visual elements within the environment will assist you in creating photography that entices the minds and emotions of viewers. Wild Places features a collection of 110 photographs accompanied by informative text that will inspire you to explore the artistry of the land.


Daybreak in the Torrance Barrens, Torrance, Ontario, Canada


Georgian Bay at sunset, Parry Sound, Ontario


November 17, 2020 – 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 24, 2020 – Members’ Evening. 

Presentation of A/V show, Members’ Challenge and Louise Elder Wildflower Competition Results.

December 1, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Speaker: Tom Stirr. Transitioning to Small Sensor Camera Gear.

Thomas Stirr is a Canadian photographer and author. His professional work focuses mainly on industrial safety videos. Tom offer clients a range of services including onsite videography, storyboard editing and wordsmithing, video editing and assembly, and voice overs. He has also produced an extensive collection of posters for business including safety, wellness and anti-bullying.

An author of eight books, including five eBooks that are photography related, Tom’s photography eBooks have been sold in over 35 countries. He has written over 800 photography articles that have appeared on his photography blog https://smallsensorphotography.com  and on other well-known websites such as Photography Life, MirrorLessons, MirrorlessComparisons, and Nikon Rumors.

Thomas has used a range of equipment including full frame, APS-C, M4/3 and 1” sensor cameras. He sold all of his full frame camera gear in July 2015 and has been shooting exclusively with small sensor cameras since that time. While his professional work is now being done with Olympus M4/3 equipment, he maintains an extensive Nikon 1 kit.

A number of Tom’s articles have been featured on Facebook by Nikon Canada. His review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X was featured on Facebook by Olympus Portugal and Olympus South Africa. In March 2020 Thomas was named a ‘Featured Pro’ on the Olympus Americas website where some of his work is showcased.

Tom’s presentation, Transitioning to Small Sensor Camera Gear, will cover some of the advantages and challenges of various camera system formats. He will discuss common concerns that photographers have when they consider moving to a small sensor camera system. The presentation will provide some practical insights on real world camera gear considerations such as image quality, performance and handling, size and weight, cost factors, and the impact of technology. Throughout the presentation a wide selection of images created with Olympus M4/3 and Nikon 1 gear will be featured. These images will focus on travel, bird, and macro photography.

December 8, 2020 – 7:30 pm – Print Salon. An exhibit of members’ prints and a Christmas Social Evening. 

Our fourteenth annual Print Salon will be held on December 8th, 2020 from 7:30 to 9 PM.  The Print Salon provides the opportunity for Trillium members to display their prints and share them with other Trillium members, families and friends.

December 15, 2020 – No Meeting.


December 22, 2020 – No Meeting.
December 29, 2020 – No Meeting.
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 – Hands-on Multi-Station Creative Photography Workshop. More detail will be provided at a later date.
January 26, 2021 – No Meeting.


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

Submit images for Members’ Evening: Emulating a famous painting or a famous artist.

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.  Emulate a Famous Painting or a Famous Artist.
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.