Calendar

Below is a list of this season's events.

All meetings run from 8:00pm to 10:00pm with a short coffee break at around 9:00pm.

Upcoming Events

December 2019

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.

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.

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 - This time we eat the food!

23
DEC

Holiday

Christmas

No meeting.

30
DEC

Holiday

New Year's Eve Eve

No meeting.

January 2020

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.

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.

20
JAN

Competition

Flora Competition - Winter 2020

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

Theme TBA.

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.

February 2020

3
FEB

Competition

Urban Landscape Competition - Winter 2020

  • Monday, February 3rd, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

10
FEB

Presentation

Still Life Photography Challenge

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

TBA

17
FEB

Competition

Expressions Competition - Winter 2020

  • Monday, February 17th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

This year's Expressions theme is Artistic Effects.

24
FEB

Speaker

People Guest Speaker

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

People Guest Speaker TBA.

March 2020

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.

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

16
MAR

Competition

Architecture Competition - Winter 2020

  • Monday, March 16th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

Theme TBA

23
MAR

Speaker

Photojournalism Presentation by Phil Carpenter & Purposeful Photography Reveal

  • Monday, March 23rd, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

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.

30
MAR

Competition

People Competition - Winter 2020

  • Monday, March 30th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

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.

April 2020

6
APR

Presentation

Photo Essay Reveal

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

Back in October we introduced the Photo Essay project. Tonight we'll reveal the creative submissions of our members!

13
APR

Holiday

Easter Monday

No meeting.

20
APR

Presentation

B&W Print Project Reveal

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

Print returns! Way back in September, we introduced the Black and White Print Project. Tonight we reveal the submissions!

27
APR

Competition

Open Competition & Annual General Meeting

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

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.

May 2020

4
MAY

General

Cultural Rendez-Vous Selection - 2020

  • Monday, May 4th, 2020
  • 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.

11
MAY

Presentation

Fauna Challenge Reveal & Tech Talk - Focus on Focus

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

Description coming soon.

18
MAY

Holiday

Victoria Day

No meeting.

25
MAY

Presentation

Photo Rally reveal - 2020

  • Monday, May 25th, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

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

June 2020

1
JUN

General

End of Year Potluck Party & Awards Night

  • Monday, June 1st, 2020
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 176 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada

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.

Past Events

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