OCC Spring Banquet – 80th Year Celebration

Oshawa Camera Club 2019 Banquet
“80th Year Celebration”

The Banquet is our year end social and is open to all OCC members and their spouses/partners/family. Awards from the ACC will be presented as well a short presentation with our guest keynote.

  • Location: Oshawa Convention Centre 67 Simcoe St N Oshawa L1G 4S3
  • Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Cocktail Hour: 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner: 7:30 PM
  • Cost: $35 (including tax and gratuities)
  • Cash Bar and Door Prizes
  • Guest Speaker: George Kourounis
  • Award Presentations: Following Guest Speaker
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 21 at midnight
    Register Online at: 2019 OCC Banquet


APPETIZER (Same for everyone)

Summer Salad
(Strawberries, Blueberries, Walnuts, Greens with Raspberry Vinaigrette)

ENTRÉE (Choose One of):

(All Entrées Include Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Rolls & Butter)

  1. Roasted Peppercorn Crusted AAA Striploin
  2. Herb Crusted Chicken
  3. Lemon Butter Grilled Salmon
  4. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (Vegetarian Option)

DESSERT (Choose One of):

  1. Cheesecake
  2. Chocolate Mousse
  3. Tartufo

Tea and Coffee
Register Online at: 2019 OCC Banquet

Sad news of past OCC Member: Peter Tomblin

Peter Tomblin passed away January 12th, 2019.

Peter was a long term member of the Oshawa Camera Club and served as Treasurer and President. We’re saddened by his passing. Below is the information of his services this coming Saturday if you knew him and would like to pay your respects.


TOMBLIN, Peter Arthur –
Peacefully at Fairview Lodge on January 12th 2019 in his 87 year.

Beloved husband of Rosaleen for 42 years. Loving father of David (Karen) and Paul (Victoria). Cherished grandfather of Bradley (Carly), James, Liane, Alyssa (fiancé James) and Lulu. Proud great-grandfather of Nash Peter, Graham and Alexandra. Dear brother of Patricia and Joan. Peter will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, especially Shani (Marc) and sadly missed by his sister-in-law Colleen and brother-in-law Desmond. He is predeceased by his infant daughter Joyce, his parents Edwin and Lilian Tomblin and his sister Olive.

Visitation will be held at W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby on Saturday, January 19th 2019 from 1 – 2pm followed immediately by a memorial service in the chapel at 2pm. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Operation Smile and condolences may be expressed online at www.wctownfuneralchapel.com.

Portrait Workshop with Will Prentice @ APC, Jan 19

The Ajax Photography Club is inviting our members to an event.


We are doing a Portrait Workshop with Will Prentice
on Saturday, Jan 19th, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Ajax Library, 55 Harwood Ave.

With a Female Bodybuilder (2nd Regional Champion) and a male Body Builder.

Cost is: $60.00 /non-members ($10.00 off if they become a Member)
All participants will receive $25.00 gift certificate from Amplis Camera and Lighting.

We have a few spots left and you are welcome to attend. See contact info below.

Description of Event:

  • Portrait Workshop with award-winning portrait photographer Will Prentice
  • Title: Sculpture and Light: Flattering the Human Form with Body Builder Models Tammy and Irwin

What you will Learn:

  • Not all light is equal. This workshop explores hard and soft light and how to choose and use the right modifiers to create the best light to flatter the human body.
  • Two Lighting Set-ups – High-Key and Low-Key
  • Posing and Communicating with Models
  • Using Strobe and Studio Lighting and Set-ups
  • Exposure and Focusing Techniques

What you will Achieve:

  • Participants will learn how to use the tools they have in the studio to create more flattering images by manipulating shadow, more than light.
  • Some great portrait and body images that you can use for portfolio or contests

Skill Level:

  • For all APC members comfortable with their camera functions
  • Some studio photography experience helps.
  • Intermediate to advanced techniques will be used.

Equipment Needed:
DSLR or Mirrorless with a hotshoe flash adapter, fresh batteries, memory cards, pen and paper.

All Participants will also receive a $25.00 gift coupon from Amplis Camera and Lighting

NOTE, if you have a Sony camera let us know, you will need an adapter for your hotshoe.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Ron Pereux at rpereuxphotography@gmail.com or (647) 274-4091

OCC Meeting Announcements – January 9th

A big thanks to our guest speaker, George Kourounis for an amazing, exciting and entertaining presentation.

Next Meeting – January 23, 2019

  • Competition 3 results
  • Special Topic:  Wide Angle/Panoramic
  • ‘Art Attack’ – Toni Wallachy
  • Sensor Cleaning – Bharat Mistry (Full)


Nominations for New Directors

  • 3 Executive Committee positions coming to the end of their term on June 30, 2019
  • Program and Education: Open
  • Secretary:                       1 nomination received
  • Competitions:                 Bob Wilson will continue in his 2nd term in this role
  • All members are encouraged to volunteer for any position
  • All nominations must be received by the current executive by Dec. 15th
  • Final slate of candidates for each position will be communicated to the members in January
  • If more than 1 person is interested in serving in any position, a vote (either electronic or at a meeting) by the membership will take place
  • Newly elected members will shadow their duties until July 1st, when they officially take office


OCC Photographic Exhibition

  • Culmination of the club’s seasonal activities
  • Showcase of members’ photographic talents through AV shows & print exhibition
  • eveal results of our Annual Club Competition (ACC)
  • Announce POTY & ACC winners
  • rint exhibition on the mezzanine, bar during intermission, elevators to the mezzanine
  • Venue:               Oshawa’s historic Regent Theatre
  • Date:                  Thursday, May 9th
  • Price:                 Your ticket is included in your membership fee
  • Price for others:              $10


Upcoming Lightroom Workshops

Lightroom 1:  The Library Module….Getting Organized

  • Sunday, February 3
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Designed for new users or those who have used it, but want to better understand, an take advantage of, its organizational benefits.
  •  Understand the structure of Lightroom; learn how to organize and maintain your photo collection before effectively developing your images.

Lightroom 2:  The Develop Module

  • Saturday, February 16
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Move on to the fun part…non-destructively developing your photographs and    preparing them for the web or for printing.
  • OCC Announcements – Jan. 9, 2019
  • Upcoming Lightroom Workshops

Lightroom 3:  The Develop Module Advanced

  • Saturday, February 23
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Workshop offers a deeper dive into the Develop Module.  Review available tools with 1-on-1 time for all participants.
  • Group critiquing
  • Location:  All workshops at Leif’s house – 141 Cromwell Ave.
  • Limited to 8 participants
  • $75
  • Must register online : https://www.oshawacameraclub.ca/occmembers/boutique/


Upcoming Printing Workshop

Fine Art Printmaking:  The Whole Gamut

  • Saturday, March 2-3
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Limited to 6 participants
  • $300
  • Location:  Leif’s house – 141 Cromwell Ave.
  • Anyone can click on the ‘Print’ button and then hope that an acceptable print will come off the printer, but why leave it to chance?
  • In this 2-day hands-on, in-depth workshop, you’ll learn how to develop an efficient digital image processing workflow built around a sound colour management philosophy.
  • Test a wide variety of professional papers.
  • Whether you print using Lightroom of Photoshop, the decisions you make regarding paper profiles and print settings will become second nature.
  • Must register online : https://www.oshawacameraclub.ca/occmembers/boutique/


For more information and to register : https://o3c.ca/retreat/


For more information : https://www.haliburtonforest.com/event/picture-this-winter-photography-workshop/


Sensor Cleaning Night 2 – Feb 27th


OCC Outing: Reptilia, Whitby. January 26th

We have been invited to a photo opportunity at the new Whitby Reptilia.

The cost is $30 per person and we have booked from 8am-9am on Saturday January 26.

Reptilia will be setting up a natural backdrop in their theatre and will provide a frog, snake, Lizard and Spider for our photographing pleasure. At 9 am we will be getting a private tour (30 mins) of the site where we can take photos of the reptiles in their enclosures. We suggest that if you have a way to shoot through glass that will eliminate glare that you bring those tools with you for the tour.

We have room for 10 people with a potential for 10 more from 9-10 but we would need at least the extra ten to keep costs down.

Register online at : https://www.oshawacameraclub.ca/occmembers/boutique/



OCC Competition 4 – Special Notes

  • Submission Deadline: Feb 6th, Midnight
  • Special Topic: Mood/Emotion
  • Images in this category evoke a strong sense of mood or emotion to the viewer. The range of moods could be from peace, serenity, passion, anger, humour, etc.
    Example of peace and serenity would be a landscape image with colourful sunrise over a misty lake.
    An example of passion or anger would be a image of a street demonstration or a riot.
    Creative abstract images that incite a mood based on colour, shape or texture are also acceptable.
    There is no restriction on subject matter.
  • See Bob Wilson’s PDF for examples : Bob – OCC Comp 4 Presentation Mood Nov 14 2018