Calendar

Below is a list of this season's events.

Meetings at Stewart Hall run from 8:00pm to 10:00pm with a short coffee break at around 9:00pm.

Online meetings run from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Please join the WebEx meeting room in advance.

Upcoming Events

October 2020

2
OCT

Challenge

Special: Still Life Refresher

  • Friday, October 2nd, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Eduardo Barbosa will give a refresher course on Still Life Photography. This is a follow up to the presentation he gave last season at Stewart Hall. Great technique to be learning in these days of confinement.

5
OCT

Presentation

Freeman Patterson

  • Monday, October 5th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

It gives us great pleasure to be able to bring the renowned photographer, Freeman Patterson, to the members of the LCC and MCC for the first of five inspiring and educational sessions. This first of 5 presentations is entitled Creativity (why do we do photography)

Freeman is a Canadian nature photographer and writer and lives at Shamper's Bluff, New Brunswick. He has authored several books on photographic techniques and theory, including Photography for the Joy of It, Photography and the Art of Seeing and Photography of Natural Things.

Freeman has been recognized by numerous national and international groups, including:

  • Gold Medal for Photographic Excellence, from the National Film Board of Canada
  • Elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art
  • Highest recognition (EFIAP) from the International Federation of Photographic Art
  • Gold Medal for Distinction in Photography, from the National Association for Photographic Art (1984)[4]
  • Member of the Order of Canada
  • Member of the Order of New Brunswick

This is a huge privilege that cannot be missed!

12
OCT

Holiday

Thanksgiving

No meeting.

13
OCT

General

Nuts and Bolts - Competition Rule Changes, Dynamic Range, features, Video Repository, Slack Community

  • Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

At the beginning of the season we think it's a good idea to review some of our technical stuff like how to submit images online either to competitions or challenges; how to navigate the LCC website and Dynamic Range as well as what's new in those platforms; our new communication tool, Slack; how to use the online Field Trip system, etc. This year we're adding how to troubleshoot issues with Webex online meetings as a participant. There will also be slideshows by LCC members Be there and be aware!

19
OCT

Challenge

Urban Landscape Challenge Reveal "Covid - The New Normal" with Guest Speaker Peter McCabe

  • Monday, October 19th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Please join us when we show the exciting pictures submitted by members for the Urban Landscape Challenge called "COVID - The New Normal". They reflect the new Covid Urban scene in Montreal and surrounding areas since the beginning of March when the streets emptied and working from home drastically reduced the numbers of people and vehicles. In addition LCC's own Peter McCabe will share some of the great images he has taken during this period

26
OCT

Challenge

Architecture Reveal

  • Monday, October 26th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Our Architecture chairs have put together an exciting program for this season that includes field trips and challenges. Tonight they will reveal the results of their first field trip from late September with images concentrating on the geometric shapes found in architecture. Plus we will see images from two other challenges. More details to come.

November 2020

9
NOV

Competition

Natural Landscape Competition Results

  • Monday, November 9th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The first competition of the year is an LCC favorite - Natural Landscape. Last year there were no less than 142 submissions by over 50 members - an LCC record. (Not 100% sure about that but I defy you to contest it!).

Since most of us spent our summer and half the winter in Montreal, it will be interesting to see what is submitted this year!

A Natural Landscape is a medium to wide field of view image—as opposed to a detail or closeup—of outdoor environment incorporating elements such as mountains, canyons, lakes, snow, rivers, forests, fields, the sea, and natural geological formations. Evidence of human presence such as structures or cultivation—even people—is welcome, provided the presence of these elements complements and contributes to the natural content of the image—as opposed to dominating it—by helping the image convey a stronger sense of the scale, wonder, beauty, and power of the outdoor world.

16
NOV

Speaker

Chris Dodds - Guest Speaker

  • Monday, November 16th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Holding our meetings online enables us to bring in some amazing guest speakers from anywhere in the world. Tonight, however, we have an amazing Montreal-based nature photographer called Chris Dodds. Chris has combined his life-long passion for nature with highly technical expertise to become one of the top nature photographers of the time. He has over 35 years experience as a full-time freelance nature and wildlife photographer, nature photography workshop & safari leader, photography educator, blogger, and lecturer.

Not to be missed.

23
NOV

Challenge

Flora Reveal: The World Of Alice In Wonderland

  • Monday, November 23rd, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This challenge will require your childhood memories of the adventures of Alice In Wonderland. Picture yourself as Alice when she transformed into a small person, now look “up” or “down” and “beyond” at all the flora. Imagination is key in this challenge. Your own composites can be used and editing is key to produce a dreamy fairytale look at Alice and her surroundings in her adventures! Go to you gardens, forests, bushes, fungi etc. (small insects if they appear on flora are acceptable but it shouldn’t take over the image).

This is a fantasy challenge … when editing - pay close attention to colour, blurred backgrounds or anything that will make us believe that we are with Alice in her travels!

“I’m late, I’m late for a very important date … . “

Limit up to 10 photos per member ….

Deadline for submissions: November 17th 2020

30
NOV

Challenge

Expressions Reveal & Freeman Patterson 2nd Presentation

  • Monday, November 30th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Expressions challenge reveal. Plus lecture #2 of the Freeman Patterson series: Contrast.

December 2020

2
DEC

Presentation

Montreal Camera Club and Lakeshore Camera Club co-sponsored Speakers on "Contemplative Photography"

  • Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm


For more meeting details the MCC website.

7
DEC

Speaker

Guest Speaker: Lori Kanning Davy - The Left Brain, Right Brain and Floral Photography

  • Monday, December 7th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

In floral photography, it's said the right side of the brain is where the creative spark is kindled. The left side is concerned with the technical details. Guest Speaker Lori Kanning Davy will help us discover which side of our brain is dominant, and some tips for balancing the two in our photography.

Lori will have online tests that will be given during the talk… determining if the individual members are left or right minded.

Should be an enlightening evening!

14
DEC

Competition

People Competition Reveal - The New Normal

  • Monday, December 14th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Covid 19 has resulted in unprecedented impacts on a global scale. Our way of life, our way of doing business, our interactions with family and friends have all changed dramatically. We strive for closer connections in a time of social distancing and search for comfort in the midst of the fear caused by the global pandemic. As we come to terms with this new normal, with no end in sight, the challenge is to capture this reality. At the heart of this pandemic are people, young and old.

Tonight we will see the images that have been captured of these people in all of their environments, as they adapt, grow, change, live, and love in response to the new normal.

21
DEC

Holiday

Christmas

No meeting.

28
DEC

Holiday

New Years

No meeting.

January 2021

6
JAN

General

Freeman Patterson Lecture 3: Lines & Shapes

  • Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Happy New Year!

Tonight Freeman will give his 3rd lecture in the series. Tonight's topic is "Lines and Shapes". There will also be another presentation in our "What is Photography" series. What a great kick-off to 2021.

By the way, this is not a mistake... for the rest of the season, LCC meetings will be held on Wednesdays. Likewise, MCC meetings will now be held on Mondays.

13
JAN

Competition

Fauna Competition

  • Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Theme to be announced soon.

20
JAN

Presentation

Story Telling

  • Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

More details to follow.

27
JAN

Challenge

Audiovisual Members' Night

  • Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This great annual event inspires members to create themed slideshows of their images on any topic whatsoever. Come and see how creative we can get. Details on the Challenge page.

February 2021

3
FEB

Challenge

Fauna Challenge - Animals in Movie Titles

  • Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

For this challenge we asked for images of animals in movie titles. Let's see... Reservoir Dogs... Cat on a Hot Tin Roof... easy, no?

So get creative! We know you can.

10
FEB

Competition

Urban Landscape Competition

  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

17
FEB

Challenge

Flora vs Non-Flora Photographers

  • Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Are you a Flora photography aficionado or do you just like to dabble in it occasionally?

Based on Lori Kanning Davy’s talk, “Right and Left Side of the Brain and Flora Photography” given on 7 December 2020, Flora is challenging Regular Flora Photographers (artistic right side) and Non-Flora Photographers (analytical left side) to submit up to 10 photos in their preferred category.

For this challenge, we asked photographers to go out and photograph floral (flowers, fruits, vegetables, seedlings, seed pods, fungi, 1 - 3 trees, etc). When submitting your images you must submit in either: (see below)

Submission 1 - Regular Flora Photographers (right side)

Submission 2 - Non-Flora Photographers (left side)

We will mix up the photos and view the submissions. We will ask for audience participation in guessing if the images belong to a non-flora photographer or to a flora photographer.

To conclude, we will also see if Lori Kanning Davy’s talk (see the calendar for December 7th ) was able to help us use both sides of our brains. Can we stump the members?

Lori Kanning Davy will co-host the evening with Cynthia Magliocco, Chair of Flora.

24
FEB

Speaker

Nevada Wier, "A Nomadic Vision & Photographing People"

  • Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Nevada Wier is a multiple award-winning photographer specializing in documenting the remote corners and cultures of the world. Nevada’s journeys have taken her to many of the planet’s deserts, mountains, and urban jungles, and more than 100 countries across the globe, from Colombia to Japan and Iceland to India. Her work has appeared in National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines, as well as Geo, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Smithsonian, and numerous other publications. Nevada is a well-known keynote speaker and workshop instructor.

March 2021

3
MAR

Challenge

Architecture Challenge

  • Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Reveal from three challenges: Night architecture, Icons of the neighbourhood and Interiors. This will keep us busy!

10
MAR

Speaker

Freeman Patterson Series #4

  • Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The fourth instalment in the Freeman Patterson lecture series is on: Perspective and Texture. You'll want to get there early to get a good seat for this one!

Bonus: Another in our "What is Photography" series: Street Photography presented by Norm Horner.

17
MAR

Presentation

Fauna Field Trip Reveal

  • Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tonight we get to see the fantastic images taken by members on a couple of Fauna field trips. So please join us as we take a walk on the 'wildlife' side.

24
MAR

General

Four Images Story Challenge

  • Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

More details to follow.

31
MAR

Presentation

Audio Visual Presentation - All About Publishing

  • Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

More details to follow.

April 2021

7
APR

Competition

Expressions Competition

  • Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

After what we've learned from Freeman's lectures this is an opportunity to put that new knowledge to the test. The theme for this year's Expressions competition is Patterns.

14
APR

General

Freeman Patterson Series - Lecture #5

  • Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The final instalment of the Freeman Patterson series of lectures is on Composition.

21
APR

Competition

Architecture Competition

  • Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This year's theme is Montreal Architecture.

28
APR

General

Annual General Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Tonight we present the slate of officers and executive members for 2021-2022. We also get the financial report from our treasurer as well as the latest on other items that keep the club moving along.

There will also be another presentation in our "What is Photography" series. This time Marianna showcases John Wilhelm.

But wait! That's not all... an excellent Tech Talk is also on tap.

May 2021

3
MAY

General

Freeman Patterson "Recognizing your creative self' Challenge Results

  • Monday, May 3rd, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Freeman Patterson will comment on the images and personal statements submitted by LCC and MCC members who participated in Freeman's Recognizing your creative self through the images you make” challenge which started in October.

5
MAY

General

Multicultural Rendezvous Selection (or a substitute event)

  • Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This is the night we usually select 60 images from members for printing as part of the Stewart Hall weekend onsite Multi-Cultural Rendezvous. Depending on the situation at the time, this may be replaced with different content.

12
MAY

Competition

Flora & Bokeh

  • Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This year’s competition is Flora & Bokeh. Using your favourite flora (flowers, fruits/vegetables, seedlings, seed pods, fungi, 1-3 trees etc), we ask you to accompany your flora with a background of bokeh.

An explanation of bokeh:

In photography, bokeh (/ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə or /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay; Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points.

For those who are not familiar with Bokeh, you can research online before attempting to photograph.

19
MAY

Challenge

Photo Rally

  • Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Details to follow.

26
MAY

Competition

Open Competition

  • Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Submit images on anything. Go bananas!

June 2021

2
JUN

Presentation

Awards Night

  • Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join us as we present the awards for the winning images of the year and also pay tribute to all of the great images by LCC members that have graced our computer monitors this season. Grab a drink and your favorite snacks and take in the last regularly scheduled evening of the 20-21 season. Cheers!

Past Events

September 2020

28
SEP

General

Still Life

  • Monday, September 28th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

In an effort to keep ourselves engaged and stimulated for two hours in front of our computers, we will try and combine two or more topics per evening whenever possible. Tonight our very own Eduardo Barbosa will give us a presentation on Still Life photography and he will also launch a new project. There will also be the second installment in a new series called "What is Photography?"

See you online!

21
SEP

Presentation

Expressions Presentation

  • Monday, September 21st, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The dynamic duo of Jane and Patricia will treat us to an evening of creative photography techniques under the theme of "Patterns". Also, Marg Foley will give the first in a new series called "What is Photography?" where we will showcase a famous photographer or genre of photography. Tonight's topic is "Fine Art Photography".

Sounds like a fab evening, n'est-ce pas?

14
SEP

General

Opening Night

  • Monday, September 14th, 2020
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Welcome back! The 64th season of LCC will be one for the books. Barring a miracle, this season will be completely online. So the officers, execs and chairs have put together an exciting program which includes among other things, many field trips and outings in an effort to meet the social needs of our members.

Tonight we will give you a summary of what the upcoming season has in store. Plus there will be a presentation of images called From Your Gardens which consists of members' submissions of flora from their own gardens or from gardens in their travels. Great way to celebrate summer and to kick off the season. See you then!

June 2020

1
JUN

General

End of Year Potluck Party & Awards Night

  • Monday, June 1st, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us to celebrate the end of another season with your fellow LCC colleagues. As usual, awards will be presented to the winners of this year's competitions.

May 2020

25
MAY

Presentation

Photo Rally reveal - 2020

  • Monday, May 25th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Come and see how each of the teams did at this year's photo rally and find out who will win!

19
MAY

Presentation

Kumbh-Mela - The Largest Gathering of Humanity on Earth

  • Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Imagine spending a week among 100 million Hindu pilgrims, holy men, and gurus who gather together once every 12 years to celebrate and purify themselves by bathing in the Ganges River at the holy Kumbh-Mela festival in India. Join us for this special presentation by Daniel Benn.

18
MAY

Holiday

Victoria Day

No meeting.

11
MAY

Presentation

Fauna Challenge Reveal

  • Monday, May 11th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

We reveal the submissions to the Fauna Challenge.

Two categories:

1. Young Animals: wild or domestic, young relationships, young feathers, young claws, wildly entertaining puppies, kittens, goslings, kits, cubs, ducklings, etc.

2. Animal abstracts: wild or domestic, in an abstract manner, ie: motion blur, selective focus, minute details, texture, etc. Creative camera work and post processing is encouraged.

Join us for a lighthearted, entertaining evening, with lots of great images from our members!

4
MAY

General

Cultural Rendez-Vous Selection - 2020

  • Monday, May 4th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Tonight we will choose the 60 images that will be framed and displayed for the annual Stewart Hall Cultural weekend held at the end of May. Always a fun evening.

April 2020

27
APR

Competition

Open Competition & Annual General Meeting

Just before we present the submissions and winners of the Open Competition, we will hold our Annual General Meeting where we will elect the officers and chairs for season 2020-2021.

20
APR

Presentation

Fred Hore presents top picks from photographing in 50 countries, with detailed explanations. The audience can pose questions in real-time using online chat.

  • Monday, April 20th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm

14
APR

Presentation

Tech Talks

  • Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Put Netflix on hold and join us tonight when Marianna, Daniel and Peter Gawel take to the virtual stage and give us some Tech-Talks on a variety of topics. (This presentation will be livestreamed... in case you weren't sure)

13
APR

Holiday

Easter Monday

No meeting.

6
APR

Presentation

Photo Essay and Purposeful Photography Reveal

  • Monday, April 6th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm

At the beginning of the season, Ness Welham introduced the Photo Essay project and Maria Korab-Laskowska, the Purposeful Photography project. Tonight we'll reveal the creative submissions of members who participated in these two projects. (This evening will be presented online.)

March 2020

30
MAR

Competition

People Competition - Winter 2020

ATTENTION: All activities and events at Stewart Hall are suspended until March 30th. This evening will be presented online. Consult the newsletters and Dynamic Range for instructions.

The theme for this year's People Competition is 'Sports'... an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or a team competes against another or others. You may use a fast shutter speed to freeze motion or a slower shutter speed for a blurred effect. Keep in mind that prediction and emotion is the key in sports photography.

23
MAR

Speaker

Photojournalism Presentation by Phil Carpenter

  • Monday, March 23rd, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm

ATTENTION: All activities and events at Stewart Hall are suspended until March 30th. TONIGHT'S MEETING WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED VIA WEBEX.

A presentation by Phil Carpenter of the Mtl Gazette; In tandem with this special presentation will be the reveal of our first ever Purposeful Photography project.

16
MAR

Competition

Architecture Competition - Winter 2020

  • Monday, March 16th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm

ATTENTION: TONIGHT'S MEETING WILL BE HELD ONLINE. Read the online meeting instructions. (more info to come via the Newsletter). DO NOT GO TO STEWART HALL. Pointe Claire has suspended all activities and events at Stewart Hall until March 30. Thank you.

The focus of Architecture is on buildings, their structure and shapes whether the images are of the interiors or the exteriors. Evidence of human presence is welcome, provided that these elements complement and contribute to the content of the image—as opposed to dominating it—by helping the image convey a stronger sense of the scale, wonder, beauty, and power of the architecture.

9
MAR

Presentation

Tech Talk - Time Lapse Photography

  • Monday, March 9th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Time Lapse photography and project

2
MAR

Presentation

5X5 - 5 photographers process each others images

  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Watch the results when photos straight out a camera are processed
by different photographers. You will be amazed at the resulting images.
Each of 5 members of the club share 5 photographs with the other 4. See
the different interpretations along with an explanation of the how's and
why's. Learn about different styles and processing techniques.

February 2020

24
FEB

Speaker

Photographing Sporting Events with Peter McCabe

  • Monday, February 24th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Spend an evening learning from Peter McCabe who will present "Photographying Sporting Events: from the Pros to your grandchildren". Peter is one of Canada's leading photojournalists. His work is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines including the Montreal Gazette.

10
FEB

Presentation

Still Life Photography Challenge

  • Monday, February 10th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Following the great presentation that Eduardo Barbosa gave in January on Still Life photography, tonight he'll reveal images that were done by members. Let's see how well we learned!

3
FEB

Competition

Urban Landscape Competition - Winter 2020

Urban Landscape is an image of our man-made environment and the collections of structures in which people live and work. It seeks to capture the larger patterns of the urban environment which surrounds us.

Urban landscapes are images that capture a scene within a city or town. They can be vast (think cityscape or a shot of the city from above) or at minimum it is a medium view.

Urban landscapes are less interested in the building and its architectural style and more interested in in the pattern of buildings and structures and/or what happens in and around it. Evidence of human presence is welcome, provided that these elements complement and contribute to the content of the image—as opposed to dominating it.

Any photograph found not to comply with the rules (or to the given theme if applicable) will be marked as not adhering to theme. Questions about this competition should be addressed to the Landscape group.

January 2020

27
JAN

Presentation

Audiovisual Members' Night

  • Monday, January 27th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

This is the evening when you can submit a slideshow of your images (max. length 4 minutes) on a topic of your choice.

20
JAN

Competition

Flora Competition - Winter 2020

  • Monday, January 20th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

The definition of Flora is any type of, plant, tree or fungus whether native, imported, cultivated, naturalized, or growing wild at any stage of its lifecycle but the Flora must be the main subject of the image. Insects may be present as long as they do not dominate the scene.

13
JAN

Presentation

Still Life Photography

  • Monday, January 13th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Our very own Eduardo Barbosa will demonstrate his still life photographic skills giving us pointers and suggestions while showing examples of still life photographs.

6
JAN

Presentation

Architecture: Then and Now

  • Monday, January 6th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

This special event will focus on photographs depicting how our urban and rural settings and structures have changed over time. Members are asked to submit two photos, of a building, street scene or even a rural landscape. As the title implies one from then and one taken within the past year. The "Then" photo can be from just about any source imaginable (a scanned image from a book or family photograph, for example). The "Now" photograph should been taken by the photographer him or herself.

December 2019

30
DEC

Holiday

New Year's Eve Eve

No meeting.

23
DEC

Holiday

Christmas

No meeting.

16
DEC

General

Potluck Christmas Party

  • Monday, December 16th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Pot Luck Christmas party

9
DEC

Presentation

Artistic Effects in Photography & Food Photography Workshop Reveal

  • Monday, December 9th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

To support our Expressions theme for the year, a few of our members (Darroch, Marg, Ness and Carmin) will show us work they have been doing using artistic effects. We are also asking all members to submit artistic images they have been making to be incorporated into a slide show that we will present this evening.

2
DEC

Competition

Fauna Competition

The Fauna Group emphasizes traditional wildlife photography of all species of animals in their natural habitat, expressing their typical behaviour, but also includes domestic, urban and zoo animals.

November 2019

25
NOV

Speaker

Ilana Block - Nature Photography

  • Monday, November 25th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Ilana Block is a nature and wildlife photographer who has won several local, national, and international awards. She loves to travel, to be out in nature, to discover new places and get to know new birds and other animals, meet great people and share her love of photography. Ilana was the chair of the nature division at the Montreal Camera Club from 2015-2018. She has been exhibiting at local cafés, an art gallery, local universities, has permanent collections in a couple of hospitals and also had an exhibit in Paris. She has been selling her images over the past few years.

18
NOV

Competition

Natural Landscape Competition

  • Monday, November 18th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

A Natural Landscape is a medium to wide field of view image—as opposed to a detail or closeup—of outdoor environment incorporating elements such as mountains, canyons, lakes, snow, rivers, forests, fields, the sea, and natural geological formations. Evidence of human presence such as structures or cultivation—even people—is welcome, provided the presence of these elements complements and contributes to the natural content of the image—as opposed to dominating it—by helping the image convey a stronger sense of the scale, wonder, beauty, and power of the outdoor world. Deadline for submitting images: November 5th at 11:59 pm.

11
NOV

Presentation

Artistic Effects in Photography

  • Monday, November 11th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

The Expressions theme this year is artistic effects. This evening we’ll discuss how to achieve artistic effects such as multiple exposures, light painting and 360 images. In addition, we’ll learn about how to do infrared photography. All these techniques can be used to create your images for the Expressions competition on Feb. 17.

4
NOV

Speaker

Mario M. Melillo - Architecture

  • Monday, November 4th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Introduction and brief history of architectural photography; Perspective of angles and composition; Optimal lighting; Basic equipment requirements; Lens choice and perspective control; HDR techniques.

October 2019

28
OCT

Speaker

Astrophotography with Nick Gialiris

  • Monday, October 28th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

By day, Nick Gialiris works in the high-tech industry for a global distributor for networking, telecommunications and cyber security. By night, he's out shooting the stars.

A long-time amateur astronomer (since he was 8 years old!), Nick owns two telescopes and enjoys doing DSLR Astrophotography with his Canon T5i.

Tonight Nick will discuss Wide-Field Astrophotography, camera settings, Critical Focus using Live View, Untracked Star Trailing, Camera Lenses for Astrophotography, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Tracking Mount, Advanced Techniques like “Stacking” light images for increased Total Integration Time to capture more details and post-processing Images.

Should be very educational as well as entertaining!

And if that wasn't enough...

LCC member Maria Korab-Laskowska will present a new project entitled: Purposeful Photography. More details to come.

21
OCT

Presentation

Double Presentation by Chris Harris; A Sense of Place & Expressive Photography

  • Monday, October 21st, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Chris Harris is a professional photo-journalist and narrative photographer, based in British Columbia. Chris will first take viewers to the unique and globally significant Chilcotin Ark; the largest contiguous, and diverse wilderness complex in the temperate world. Chris will then discuss photography as art and and how to expressively interpret the most familiar subjects as new, never-before-seen realities. www.chrisharris.com/home/chris-bio/ But wait, there's more... we also announce another project "The Photo Essay" presented by our very own Ness Welham.

14
OCT

Holiday

Thanksgiving

No meeting.

7
OCT

Presentation

DSLR vs Mirrorless - Unravelling the Mystery

  • Monday, October 7th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Ever wonder what the difference is between DSLR's and mirrorless cameras and which one should you consider buying as your next camera? If so - or if you're just curious - Andrew James Gentile of Gosselin Photo will give us the all the information we need to make an informed purchase. Be there!

September 2019

30
SEP

Presentation

TechTalk on Panoramic Stitching & Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

  • Monday, September 30th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Want to learn some new techniques and bring your photography to the next level? Then join us for a TechTalk on Panoramic Stitching and Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography. If that's not enough, there will also be a TechTalk on Making Slideshows.

23
SEP

Speaker

The Smiling Faces of Africa with Mark Lachovsky

  • Monday, September 23rd, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Mark Lachovsky is a Montreal based photographer with a love for Africa. Initial visits were focused on capturing the wildlife which over time took a back seat to Mark focusing in on the wonderfully exotic people. The last two trips to Africa were to the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, a melting pot of numerous tribes some of which continue to live in traditional ways.

Mark will present photographs of the people he captured in the various countries, highlighting the various traditions.

16
SEP

General

Education & Learning

  • Monday, September 16th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

This year's topics will focus on education and learning. Tonight we give you a tour of the LCC Website. We explain how to submit images online. Our Tech-Talk chairs will show us how to re-size images. We will learn how to use the online Field Trip system. But wait...that's not all! We also have a presentation by our CAPA chairs and... the announcement of a very interesting black and white print project by one of our members, Mario Fazio. Not to be missed!

9
SEP

General

Opening Night - 2019-2020 Season

  • Monday, September 9th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Welcome back! Tonight we take a look at what's in store for the 2019-2020 season as well as look back at some highlights from last season. Plus our CAPA chairs will present the results of the Four Nations competition in which LCC did quite well. And not to be missed, a special presentation to one of our members

June 2019

3
JUN

General

End of year party/Awards night

  • Monday, June 3rd, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

May 2019

27
MAY

Presentation

Photo Rally reveal

  • Monday, May 27th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

20
MAY

Holiday

Victoria Day

No meeting.

13
MAY

Competition

Open Competition

A competition where you can submit images on any subject matter. Go crazy!

6
MAY

Presentation

Cultural Rendez-Vous selection

  • Monday, May 6th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

All members who attend shall choose the 60 images that will be framed and displayed for the annual Stewart Hall Cultural weekend held at the end of May.

April 2019

29
APR

Presentation

Special and Annual General meeting / Fauna Challenge: Humans Interacting with Animals

  • Monday, April 29th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Special and Annual General Meeting, Elections, Special Resolutions; Followed by the Fauna Challenge

22
APR

Holiday

Easter Monday

No meeting.

8
APR

Speaker

Sasha Onyshchenko

  • Monday, April 8th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Shasha is the official photographer for les Grands Ballet de Montreal and was himself a professional ballet dancer. He moved from the Ukraine to Canada in 2006, became captivated by photography and gave up his lifetime passion of dancing to make photography his full-time profession. His focus is on portrait, advertising, editorial and dance photography.

1
APR

Speaker

Neil Ever Osborne

  • Monday, April 1st, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

From swimming with grizzly bears in the Pacific Northwest, to dropping a 6-million dollar robotic submersible down onto the Gulf of St. Lawrence seafloor, to sitting with an Inuit in the Canadian Arctic wind at -50℃, Canadian Photographer Neil Ever Osborne is a visual storyteller working on conservation campaigns that express the important link between people and planet. . Represented by National Geographic Image Collection and regularly published by Smithsonian and Canadian Geographic Magazines and many other international magazines. Join us as Neil talks about his images, passions and assignments.

In addition, on Sunday, March 31, Neil will be offering an all-day workshop on Visual Storytelling – how to use images to tell a story, alone and in combination. Please register soon as space is limited.

March 2019

25
MAR

Competition

Architecture Competition

Architecture is a broad subject, encompassing everything from skyscrapers to shacks. Virtually everywhere we go, we are surrounded by some sort of architecture on a daily basis.

18
MAR

Speaker

Treasures of Iran - Muslim Harji

  • Monday, March 18th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Our very own Muslim Harji treats us to another of his highly entertaining and informative presentations. This time he will present "Treasures of Iran" or "Demystifying the Axis of Evil". Muslim has travelled to over 50 countries and is a great photographer and story-teller. Not to be missed!

11
MAR

Competition

Expressions Competition-Minimalism

The theme for this season’s expressions competition is minimalism

4
MAR

Speaker

Open Your Eyes: The Art of the Everyday - Linda Rutenberg

  • Monday, March 4th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

This lecture explores all that we as photographers see every day. "I began my career with street photos and 30 years later have come back to it with a different approach but with the same vision and fascination."

For the last thirty years , Linda Rutenberg has been creating images for books and exhibitions. Her work is found in many prestigious collections such as the The National Gallery of Canada and The Bibliothèque National a Paris. In recent years, Linda has been giving master classes and has been the mentor in residence in an Entrepreneurship for Creatives program at Dawson College.. She also regularly gives workshops counselling artists on how to live from their art.

February 2019

25
FEB

Challenge

Landscape winter challenge

  • Monday, February 25th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

18
FEB

Competition

Flora Competition

11
FEB

Presentation

Macro night with Marianna Armata

  • Monday, February 11th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Marianna will be presenting 6 AV shows on different types of macro photography including an intro to macro photography (gear, lighting, etc. ), fabulous foliage, marvellous mushrooms, snowflakes and frozen bubbles, diptychs & quadriptychs, and last but not least, paper.

4
FEB

Presentation

“Beneath the Waves” with Mark Lachovsky

  • Monday, February 4th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Come visit the kaleidoscope of colors and amazing wildlife that exists beneath the waves. Mark will take you on a journey of weird and wonderful creatures along with beautiful scenery. Learn about what exists in the world that many people do not get to experience.

Mark will cover the skills required to scuba dive safely and how to effectively and safely capture great images under the water. Come join us on a journey into warm waters on a cold winter night.

January 2019

28
JAN

Competition

Fauna Competition

21
JAN

Presentation

My name is Peter, not really

  • Monday, January 21st, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

14
JAN

Presentation

Members night

  • Monday, January 14th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

7
JAN

Presentation

5x3 - 5 Photographers process each other's Images

  • Monday, January 7th, 2019
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Watch the results when photographs straight out a camera are processed by different photographers. You will be amazed at the resulting images. Each of 5 members of the club share 3 photographs with the other 4. See the different interpretations along with an explanation of the how's and why's. Learn about different styles and processing techniques.

December 2018

31
DEC

Holiday

New Year's Eve

No meeting.

24
DEC

Holiday

Christmas

No meeting.

17
DEC

General

Christmas party

  • Monday, December 17th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

10
DEC

Speaker

Architecture Speaker – Giuseppe Pascale

  • Monday, December 10th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Architectural Photography: One Photographer’s Vision of Montreal and the World.

3
DEC

Competition

People Competition

November 2018

26
NOV

Presentation

Still life studio reveal

  • Monday, November 26th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

This evening will showcase the results of our hands-on evening creating and photographing still life. What is a still life? A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate items, typically commonplace objects which are either natural or man-made.

12
NOV

Presentation

Minimalism challenge reveal

  • Monday, November 12th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

This evening will showcase the results of a field trip where we focus on minimalism in photography.

Minimalist photography draws inspiration from the concept of minimalism in art. The idea is to convey a concept, idea or story where compositional elements are kept to a minimum.

5
NOV

Speaker

Guest Speaker – Peeter Laurits

  • Monday, November 5th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Special presentation by Peeter Laurits, a visiting Artist from Estonia sponsored under a special cultural exchange program. Peter is an extremely gifted multi-media artist who expresses his vision through digital photography and video manipulation. Peeter has had exhibitions in New York, Chicago, London, Berlin, Moscow, Antwerp and Budapest. This is an all evening presentation followed by a question and answer period.

October 2018

29
OCT

Speaker

Fauna speaker – Michel Foucault

  • Monday, October 29th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

22
OCT

Presentation

Social Media and its impact on Photography

  • Monday, October 22nd, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Do you like, love or fave? If you have a Facebook, Instagram or Flickr account then you probably do! But whether you do or don’t, it’s pretty hard to avoid social media these days. So please join us for an enlightening and entertaining evening when we explore the many ways in which photographers - both amateur and professional - have embraced social media for better or for worse. ❤️

15
OCT

Hands on

Still Life Studio/Vignettes how-to

  • Monday, October 15th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Bring your camera, tripod and possibly your flash and participate in a hands-on evening of photographing still life vignettes. Members should bring along items to include in the various vignettes that will be set up in the meeting room. After this evening, you will post-process your images and submit them for our reveal evening.

8
OCT

Holiday

Thanksgiving

No meeting.

1
OCT

Presentation

Fortune cookie slideshows

  • Monday, October 1st, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

An evening where members of the club will present their slide show that they created in response to two fortune cookies that they received.

They will give a little bit of their thought processes and selection criteria that they had in the slideshow's creation.

September 2018

24
SEP

Presentation

Social media/DR/Web/Comp rules/CAPA

  • Monday, September 24th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

An overview of our club's presence on social media platforms as well as the official introduction of our new website! Also... learn about our new competition guidelines and scoring method. Bonus: A presentation by the director of CAPA Quebec.

17
SEP

Presentation

Architecture Retrospective

  • Monday, September 17th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

10
SEP

General

Opening night

  • Monday, September 10th, 2018
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada