Joining the Club

Annual membership is $60 per person.

At this time we are placing interested photographers on our wait list.

To be entered into our wait list for potential membership please email .  Include in your email:

  • your first and last names
  • your home address
  • the email address that you would like to use for club purposes

( You must be 18 years or older by September 1st in order to be considered for membership. )

To attend workshops, field trips or evaluation groups, receive mailings about upcoming events, or enter any of our competitions, we do require a current membership.

But a non-member is welcome to attend a few of our meetings as a visitor, at a charge of $5 per meeting, so long as there is sufficient space.  If you are planning to attend a meeting as a visitor, we ask that you send an email to before 9pm on the day before the meeting to reserve your space.

If you are a member of another camera club, please bring your membership card for complimentary attendance to one of our meetings.

 

Location and Times

Loading Map....

From early September until mid May the club has activities most Monday nights.  We normally have two regular club meetings each month at which we have guest speakers who give presentations on various photographic topics.  Each month the schedule is slightly different so it is important to check the calendar on this site.   Our meetings include a social break during which we mingle, socialize and enjoy light refreshments.

Regardless of skill level, we all learn from our guest speakers, by viewing images from our club competitions and members’ portfolios and most of all, from each other.

For more details on all of the club’s activities, please read the “activities” section below on this page.

For this year’s dates, please click Events->Calendar.

Meetings and Workshops are held at Bond Lake Arena/Oak Ridges Recreation Centre, upstairs in the Norm Taylor Room.  There is an small elevator for the physically challenged.  The meetings start at 7:30 pm and run until approximately 10:00 pm.  Most workshops start at 7:00 pm.  Evaluation sessions are held in members’ homes.

You do not need to bring a camera or any other equipment unless it is specifically mentioned in the meeting description for that date.

For further information please email:  

Group Photo

Click on this thumbnail to view full screen

RHCC Group Composite 2013
Group Photo taken at the April 22, 2013 camera club meeting by Joe Leduc

(how many times does Lance appear in this photo?)

Membership

Annual membership is $60 per person.

Current members must first LOG IN, then renew through the membership renewal page under the “Members Only” menu.

We regret that due to space constraints we have had to change our previous policy on visitors as follows:

Anyone interested is welcome to attend a few of our meetings as a visitor, at a charge of $5 per meeting, so long as there is sufficient space. If you are planning to attend a meeting as a visitor, we ask that you send an email to members@rhcameraclub.ca  before 9pm on the day before the meeting to reserve your space.

If you are a member of another camera club, please bring your membership card for complimentary attendance to one of our meetings.

If you wish to attend workshops, field trips or evaluation groups, receive mailings about upcoming events, or enter any of our competitions, we do require a current membership.

Skill Levels

Our members represent all age groups (18 & older). Their experience levels run the gamut from new-to-digital to very skilled; yet we all learn from one another.

Most club members are using digital equipment – from good quality point-and-shoot cameras to sophisticated digital SLR’s.

Most members use some sort of image editing/manipulation program.  Photoshop and  Lightroom are the most popular,  but other applications such as Aperture, Picasa and Gimp are also used.   Again, members’ expertise in the use of these varies from beginner to expert, and we all share tips and techniques.

When new members join, we discuss their skill level with them and slot them into Novice, Intermediate, Advanced or Masters skill groups for the purpose of competitions.

Activities

  • Most of our meetings feature a guest speaker or a club member talking about some aspect of photography. For a list of all activities for the current year, please click Events->Calendar.
  • At most meetings there is a short “Tips and Tricks” session. (For a sampling, please click Tips and Tricks).
  • We schedule some “workshop” sessions, mostly held at the club premises, for smaller groups.   Usually we require participants to register and pay an additional fee to cover our costs for these workshops.
  • Evaluation Groups  are small groups which meet periodically in members’ homes to look at and offer opinions on each others’ images.
  • About 6 times a year we hold a friendly competition for digital images and/or prints, which are judged by trained judges from outside the club.  A topic is set for each competition, and images may be entered as either “Assigned Topic” or “Pictorial” ( i.e. no special topic or “photographer’s choice”).   Winners are selected in each of the Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Masters levels.  For a sampling of the placing images from recent competitions, please look at the Gallery menu.
  • After each competition, one meeting is spent in reviewing the entries and learning from the judges’ comments.
  • We hold one photo essay competition each year and encourage our members to put together digital slide shows.   There is also a non-competitive “story book” evening where members’ short 3 to 5 image photo stories are presented, strictly for our own entertainment.
  • Throughout the year, usually on weekends, we have field trips to various local places or activities of interest.   Currently planned trips are listed under Events->Field Trips.
  • We occasionally display some of our prints at the Richmond Hill Public Library. The most recent Library display was for the month of June, 2013. In April 2009 we held a gala print evening at the new Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre. 118 of our prints were on display for the month of April, garnering lots of interest and rave reviews from the public.
  • At the final meeting of each year, in May, we have a banquet with presentation of awards and displays of images created during the year.  This evening features a great meal and a silent aution and raffles which raise funds to help with our capital expenditures for the upcoming club season.
  • The club owns a Spyder colorimeter and a ColorMunki which are available for members to borrow – for further information, members may  log in and see the membersOnly area.
  • We have an internet discussion group for the club – for further information, members may  log in and see the membersOnly area.