August 3, 2016
We are just a little more than a month away from our opening club meeting on Monday, September 12!
Our new members committee is putting the final touches on the annual Sunday (September 11) afternoon program for our new members to give them an orientation to our club programs and activities, to meet the executive and some of our hard working committee chairs. Please don’t miss this special important informational session. You will meet other new members and learn about our club and all the fantastic activities and programs we have to offer you! New members will be receiving details shortly regarding this meeting, which will also include the opportunity to use our online image submission software to learn how it works and share a few images with your fellow members.
Our summer field trips have been a great success, and our next field trip is scheduled for August 14 at Georgian Downs. Following that, the next outing will be at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on September 24th ….just look on our website for details! If you have any questions please contact our field trip chair, . COME AND JOIN IN!!!!
Josie Stauffer, Lance Gitter and our website team have been busy making changes to the website over the summer, including information about the new competition/evaluation format. We are well on our way to being able to provide you with these new changes…stay tuned to the website for details about how to join the online evaluation group hosted by Kathy Constantinou, as well as all club activities. The website is you online resource to keep up with club activities, so check it often.
As announced, the members’ portfolio galleries are ready to go! Start collecting 5-10 images to show, along with a brief description of what you like to photograph and a brief bio about you. An exciting new addition to the club this year! Each member will be asked to provide a few images to be shown on the Members’ Portfolio Gallery on the website over the course of the year.
We are planning to have our Special Interest Groups up and running again this year….so far we have a Photoshop and Lightroom program running, but if you have a special interest and would like to form a group to get together and shoot on occasional evenings or weekends, or simply meet to discuss techniques, get guest speakers, study images on a particular topic of interest, please contact for details on how to create and operate such a group! We will have more information for you at the first meeting!
The Big Trip! As a club, we have been to Africa on Safari, to the Azores for an Island dream, and to Yellowstone for a wild ride! The members who were on the Yellowstone trip in May are busy preparing a presentation for you that will be presented on the meeting night of December 5th, the same night the Nature competition will be presented…..in the meantime, we are starting to work on ideas for our next trip in the late spring or early summer of 2017…some ideas are Iceland, Newfoundland, Guyana, Africa, and Denali NP in Alaska! If you have any ideas or if you would like to help on this committee, please contact me….
As the dog days of summer are upon us, and many of you are taking your summer vacations by relaxing at the cottage or travelling to exotic locations, (we hope you are all staying safe in this new world disorder) don’t forget your camera, and keep in mind the competition topics for the upcoming year: Digital assigned: Old, Architecture, Water, People and Creative …..the digital pictorial can be anything goes (except nature), along with the new third digital category of Natural Things (that’s where your nature photos go)…..Don’t forget to start thinking about your photoessay topics and your Nature trophy competition images. Details as always are on the website…and remember, for those who may feel intimidated by the competitions program, you can now join in the “competitions fun” through our revised “competition/evaluations” submissions without actually competing to get feedback from the judges or simply to share some images with your fellow club members!
Stay tuned to the website, and keep snapping those images!
Just picture the possibilities!
Dr. Ron Goodlin
President Richmond Hill Camera Club