2023 – 2024 – Detailed Program Guide

  • IMPORTANT – Always check this page for any updates to the program for the coming season.
  • Any “In Person” meetings will be noted as “In Person”.  They will be held at:
    St. Matthew’s Anglican Church
    126 Plains Rd East
    Burlington, ON L7T 2C3
  • Speaker Presentations
    • For any speakers who will be at the club the meeting will be In Person only.  If a speaker allows us we will record the session and put it on the website
    • For any speaker events being held on Zoom, a ZOOM invite will be sent to members a week preceding each meeting.
  • Zoom Links are posted here (login required).
  • Guests are welcome to attend any of the Speaker Presentations; a fee of $10 will be charged for those who are not Trillium members. If you are interested in attending you can email [email protected] for ZOOM meeting invite and payment information.
  • For more information on how to use Zoom to attend one of our meetings:  Click Here


September



Tuesday, September 12 – Opening Meeting – (In Person Only)

  • Meet and Greet, Opening meeting & Club registration
  • A/V show from year-end
  • New member orientation and announcement of revised Louise Elder Wildflower and new David Seldon Bird Photography awards
  • Special Interest Groups Introduction – A brief introduction about each Special Interest Group

Tuesday, September 19 – Masters Evening (In Person Only)

  • Presentations from some of our Master Level members on their photography.
    • Bert Francoeur
    • Clara Parsons
    • Kathryn Martin
    • Geoff Dunn

Thursday, September 21 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)
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Tuesday, September 26 – Speaker: Ethan Meleg – Confession of the Crazed Photographer (In person and Zoom)

As an outdoor photographer, Ethan Meleg has crawled through mud, kayaked deep into swamps, endured -30 degree temperatures and hiked for miles in total darkness (often with 40 pounds of camera gear on his back) to capture spectacular photos of nature. In this presentation, Ethan shares his insight into the inspiration, passion and knowledge that drives great nature photography. Illustrated by his favourite photos and stories, this light-hearted and humorous presentation is sure to entertain and inspire!

***Our speaker will be on Zoom but we will also be at the church where people can meet in person and watch the presentation on the big screen.

Click here to read more about Ethan:  Speaker Bio – Ethan Meleg

  • MY PHOTOGRAPHY IMAGES DUE
    • This in-person evening is an opportunity for everyone to share some images with a theme of their own choice, or no theme at all . . . Whatever your passion is – flowers, birds, people, planes, trains or automobiles – this is about you! An evening to appreciate the wide range of topics our members enjoy photographing.
    • Upload is under Events, My Photography


October



Tuesday, October 3 – My Photography Night (In Person and Zoom)

  • This is an opportunity for everyone to share some images with a theme of their own choice, or no theme at all.  Whatever your passion is – flowers, birds, people, planes, trains or automobiles – this is about you! An evening to appreciate the wide range of topics our members enjoy photographing.  Members pictures will be put into a slide show and they will be welcome talk about their images.
  • CLINIC 1 DEADLINE
  • THEME NIGHT IMAGES DUE – TOPIC: WILDLIFE
    • This is not a competition, just an opportunity to share your images with everyone on the topic of Wildlife. Obviously, there are no rules, and your interpretation is your own.
    • Please upload up to 5 images, as per clinic specifications. The upload is located under Events, Theme Nights.
    • However, you can also treat this as practice for the upcoming CAPA Nature/Wildlife competition, in which case Wildlife excludes any human element and the animals or birds must be wild and not at a zoo or similar facility.

Tuesday, October 10 –  Theme Night – Wildlife (In Person and Zoom)

  • A presentation of all the images submitted for our Theme Night – Wildlife
  • Your proposed entries for CAPA’s Nature/Wildlife competition are due to be uploaded under Events,CAPA competitions. Editing is limited, and the hand of man is excluded in some categories. Please review the very detailed criteria here: Nature/Wildlife Criteria

Tuesday, October 17 – CLINIC 1 RESULTS (In Person and Zoom)


Thursday, October 19 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)
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Tuesday, October 24  – Speaker: Richard Beland – My Time in the Music Industry (In Person Only)

Internationally-renowned for his vast body of work dating back to 1986, having shot more than 3,000 shows in his career. Richard will give a presentation showcasing his live and portrait of musicians, and he will also provide tips on making photographs of musicians.

Click here to read more about Richard:  Speaker Bio – Richard Beland


Wednesday, October 25 – Street Photography Group Meeting – Zoom Only

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Tuesday, October 31 – No Meeting

  • No Meeting


November



Friday, November 3

  • THEME NIGHT IMAGES DUE – TOPIC: BLACK AND WHITE
    • This is not a competition, just an opportunity to share your images with everyone on the topic of Black and White. Obviously, there are no rules and your interpretation is totally your own.
    • However, you could treat this as practice for the upcoming CAPA Black and White competition, due November 10. This is traditional black and white, not monochrome, with no borders.
    • Please upload up to 5 images, as per clinic specifications. The upload is located under Events, Theme Nights.

Tuesday, November 7 – Theme Night – Black and White (In Person and Zoom)

  • A presentation of all the images submitted for our Theme Night – Black and White
  • CLINIC 2 DEADLINE

Friday, November 10 – CAPA Black and White images due

Upload 1 or 2 images under Events, CAPA Competitions. Please review the detailed criteria here: Black and White Criteria


Tuesday, November 14 – Speaker – Eric Drumm – Beyond the Landscape Snapshot – Landscape Photography That Evokes Emotion (In Person Only)

During his presentation illustrated with many of his own images, Eric will discuss how to move beyond a landscape snapshot to something a whole lot more. You will learn:

  • What is the difference between a “Snapshot” and a “Good Photograph”?
  • Why would you want to be a landscape photographer?
  • How do you become a better landscape photographer?
  • What are the Styles of landscape photography?
  • How can I be more creative with my landscape photography?

Click here to read more about Eric:  Speaker Bio – Eric Drumm


Thursday, November 16 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, November 21 – CLINIC 2 RESULTS (In Person and Zoom)


Wednesday, November 22 – Street Photography Group Meeting – Zoom Only

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Saturday, November 25 – CRITIQUE NIGHT IMAGES DUE

 


Tuesday, November 28 – Critique Night (In Person Only)

  • Critique Night for members who wish constructive commentary on their images.

 



December



Tuesday, December 5 – Speaker – Sharon Tanenbaum – Architecture Photography as Fine Art (In Person and Zoom)

Architectural Photography as Fine Art – Sharon will present the artistic side of architectural photography. Some guidelines to work with, other works that inspire her and what makes a great fine art architectural image.

***Our speaker will be on Zoom but we will also be at the church where people can meet in person and watch the presentation on the big screen.

Click here to read more about Sharon:  Speaker Bio – Sharon Tenenbaum


Wednesday, December 6 – Pinhole Photography Special Interest Group (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, December 12 – Print Salon (In Person Only)

  • An Exhibition of members’ prints and pre-holiday meet & greet.
  • CLINIC 3 DEADLINE

Tuesday, December 19 – No Meeting


Thursday, December 21 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, December 26 – No Meeting

 



January



Tuesday, January 2 – No Meeting


Wednesday, Janaury 3 – Pinhole Photography Special Interest Group (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, January 9 – Speaker – Kas Stone – Finding Inspiration (Zoom )

Do you sometimes struggle to find inspiration? Are you stuck in the photographic doldrums? Do you ever worry you won’t see anything that will inspire you to pick up your camera again? You are not alone! Join Kas Stone on a quest for inspiration in our photographic lives. This presentation tackles some important questions:

  • What is inspiration and where does it come from?
  • What are the common roadblocks to inspiration and how can we
    overcome them?
  • How can we kick-start inspiration when we are feeling uninspired?
  • How can we harness inspiration to create more compelling images?

Kas will share ideas, stories and images from her own portfolio, and suggest some visual
exercises that will inspire you to create fresh new images of your own.

Click here to read more about Kas:  Speaker Bio – Kas Stone


Tuesday, January 16 – CLINIC 3 RESULTS (In Person and Zoom)


Thursday, January 18 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, January 23 – Q&A Night (Zoom Only due to storm)

  • Question and Answer period with the members on suggestions for new topics and ideas for the club
  • Review the club member survey results


Wednesday, January 24 – Street Photography Group Meeting – Zoom Only

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Saturday, January 27 – THEME NIGHT IMAGES DUE – TOPIC: MUSIC

  • This is not a competition, just an opportunity to share your images with everyone on the topic of Music. Obviously, there are no rules and your interpretation is totally your own.
  • Please upload up to 5 images, as per clinic specifications. The upload is located under Events, Theme Nights.

Tuesday, January 30 – Theme Night – Music and Pinhole Photography Workshop (In Person and Zoom)

  • A presentation of all the images submitted for our Theme Night – Music
  • CLINIC 4 DEADLINE
  • Pinhole Photography Workshop (In Person Only)

    After our Theme Night images, Robert Gerristen will show everyone how to make a pinhole lens for their camera using a spare body cap and how to set up your camera to take pinhole photographs.

    If you wish to follow along, you should bring a body cap for your camera.
    IMPORTANT – you will make a hole in your body cap – so be sure this is a spare body cap (not your only one).



February



Tuesday, February 6 – Speaker – Mark Peck – The Art & Ethics of Wildlife Photography (In Person Only)

The popularity of wildlife photography has grown exponentially in the last 20 years. Technological advancement in digital photography, the popularity of social media platforms and the increased availability of listservs and other communication platforms have made it easier to photograph wildlife than ever before.  But wildlife photography has also become one of the most polarizing activities in the natural history community, and beyond. Please join Mark as he discusses the ethics of wildlife photography and our impact on the animals we love to photograph.

Click here to read more about Mark:  Speaker Bio – Mark Peck


Wednesday, February 7 – Pinhole Photography Special Interest Group (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, February 13 – CLINIC 4 RESULTS (In Person and Zoom)


Thursday, February 15 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, February 20 – Workshop: Hands-on Multi-station Creative Tabletop Photography (In Person Only)

  • Opportunity to shoot different creative table top ideas.
  • We recommend bringing:
    • A tripod
    • Macro lens, close up lens or extension tubes (if you have these)

Tuesday, February 27 – How to make a photo book (In Person and Zoom) – Hosted by Bert Francouer

In the digital age most amateur photographer and hobbyist keep their photos stored on hard drives. I strongly feel that photos are meant to be shared amongst friend and family. Sure you can share your photos online or simply view them on your computer screen. However the experience of leafing through a beautiful photo book is a totally different experience. Nothing beats prints. You will find out that photo books are different than photo albums. For those of you who have never made a photo book the experience might seem daunting. I will show you that it’s not that difficult and I promise this will spark the urge to try it. You will also learn that creating a photo book will make you a better photographer. I will go through the planning process for creating a photo book that you will be proud to display. We will also go through the process of creating a photo book in Lightroom and have it printed by Blurb.
I hope you will join me for an evening of fun and I look forward to seeing you.

I will have on display some photo books I created over the years.


Wednesday, February 28 – Street Photography Group Meeting – Zoom Only

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March



Tuesday, March 5 – Speaker – Shiree Jetha – Creative Images for competition meeting CAPA and O3C rules  (In Person Only)


Get ready… Shiree, is going to spill the beans at the Trillium Camera Club. She’ll reveal her secrets for conjuring unique concepts, piecing together mesmerizing composites, and adding that extra pizzazz that makes your images shine like gold. Her presentation of “Going For Gold” is a feast for photographers of all skill levels. It’s your ticket to masterful compositing for CAPA and O3C Creative Competitions, igniting your passion and boosting your confidence in the captivating world of creative contests. Join Shiree and The Trillium Camera Club, on this epic journey where the possibilities are endless, and creativity knows no bounds. Get ready to capture the judge’s eye and set your images apart from the rest! Spread the word, an see you there.

Click here to read more about Shiree: Speaker Bio – Shiree Jetha

  • CLINIC 5 DEADLINE

Wednesday, March 6 – Pinhole Photography Special Interest Group (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, March 12 – No Meeting


Tuesday, March 19 – CLINIC 5 RESULTS (In Person and Zoom)


Thursday, March 21 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)
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Saturday, March 23 – 3 Club Show

The 2024 Three Club Show will be held on 23 March at the Burlington Senior Centre. Price for the ticket is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The show is open to club members and friends.

Doors Open:  7:0o pm

A/V show starts at 8:00 pm

Guidelines:

  • Prints must be mounted or securely fastened to a backing board for protection. Over-mats are permitted. It is recommended that these be white or a neutral colour.
  • It is recommended that a print be no smaller than 8” x 10” for best viewing at the salon. There are no maximum size restrictions.
  • Due to hanging and storing challenges, we cannot accept framed prints or prints with glass or mounts with hangers, wire or cord attached.
  • More than one image on a mat will be counted as one entry.
  • The entrant must have taken the original photograph from which the print is made.
  • Prints may be produced by either traditional chemical darkroom or computer printer techniques OR be commercially produced at a lab.
  • Preparation: On the back, in the top right hand corner, print your Name and the Title of the image. Also put an arrow pointing to the top indicating which way the image should be viewed.

 


Tuesday, March 26 – Movie Night with Patrick Mohide – Masters of Colour (In Person and Zoom)

  • Description coming soon

***Please be aware that no recording or distribution is allowed to avoid copyright violation. The links for all the videos in the presentation are available in the attached PDF document and will be available on our website.


Wednesday, March 27 – Street Photography Group Meeting – Zoom Only

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April



Tuesday, April 2 – No Meeting

  • SUBMIT IMAGES FOR YEAR-END ENTRIES – DEADLINE

Wednesday, April 3 – Pinhole Photography Special Interest Group (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, April 9 – Speaker: Linda Rutenberg- Garden at Night project (In Person and Zoom)

Have you ever been in a garden at night? Do you believe that everything closes? This series is a photographic voyage that takes you into the realm of the nocturnal garden. There you will discover a theatrical, colorful and sensuous night-time world of plants.. As explorer, discoverer and image preserver she will escort you into the marvelous world where flowers strut their colors and forms and where pathways lead you into the depths of thirty-five of the most beautiful and well-known gardens in the world.

Click here to read more about Linda:  Speaker Bio – Linda Rutenberg

***Our speaker will be on Zoom but we will also be at the church where people can meet in person and watch the presentation on the big screen.

Wednesday, April 10 – Deadline to submit images for the CAPA Canada: My Country competition.


Tuesday, April 16 – Presentation of Members Challenge images (In Person and Zoom)


Wednesday, April 17 – Light Painting Workshop (In Person Only and limited seating – advanced registration required):

Scott Simons and his team to come to the church and run a light painting workshop. We had them a few years back, which was a lot of fun. You get to learn more about light painting, and they will bring a model and lights for us to photograph.
Click here to sign up


Tuesday, April 23 – Flash Photography Workshop (In Person Only)

 


Wednesday, April 24 – Street Photography Group Meeting – Zoom Only

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Deadline to Submit Images for the O3C Open Competition


Tuesday, April 30 – Special Night – Celebrating David Seldon

 



May



Wednesday, May 1 – Pinhole Photography Special Interest Group (Zoom Only)

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Tuesday, May 7 – AGM, Election of Officers, CAPA results  (In Person and Zoom)


Tuesday, May 14 – Annual Awards Night (In Person Only)


Thursday, May 16 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)
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June



Thursday, June 20 – Birding Photography Group Meeting (Zoom Only)
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