Established 1988

Category: Photographic Community

CAN-AM Photo Expo March 31, April 1, & 2, 2017

For More Info, Visit:

Oshawa Camera Club’s Photo Exhibition

It’s here again! The Oshawa Camera Club proudly presents it’s 2017 Annual Photo Exhibition at the newly renovated Regent Theatre in Oshawa. A celebration of the Club’s finest photography with AV shows and Print Display. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are only $10.00 each.

May 11, 2017. 6:15-9:15pm
Regent Theatre, Oshawa
50 King St E, Oshawa, ON, L1H 1B4

•    Admission: $10 Each
•    All Students & Teaching Staff: $5 Each
•    Print Viewing: 6:15pm
•    Show Start: 7:00pm

For advanced tickets: Call 905-447-1116 or email
Visit for more information


Latow Photo Weekend 2017

You probably know of Latow’s long-running Seminar (for almost 4 decades!), and some of your club’s members already have tickets for this year’s events. I’m sending you this detail on our 2017 Photography Weekend, and suggesting you share it with all your members so they know about this exciting opportunity.

Our visiting pro this year is renowned photographer Denise Ippolito, winner of major nature photography awards and widely esteemed as a teacher. Her theme for the seminar on Saturday, 8 April is “A CREATIVE ADVENTURE” — BLENDING NATURE AND ART, while on Sunday, 9 April, she will present two short, focused practical sessions to complement Saturday’s offering (more details on our website).
To round out the weekend, Saturday evening features our annual AV Festival, with programs from Ireland, Germany, UK, USA and Canada — a treat for all fans of the visual arts (detail below).

Denise travels extensively, but she does not get to our part of the world very often. So please share this information with your members — by email, newsletter, blog, even word of mouth :). They’ll want to know about this special opportunity.
For more information, please see

Lightroom Workshops with Leif Petersen

Lightroom Workshops with Leif Petersen

This winter I’ll be offering 2 sets of Lightroom workshops in my new home ‘studio’. To ensure that you get a firm grasp on both the cataloguing and image development benefits of Lightroom, I split each set into 2 separate 6.25 hour workshops:

  • Lightroom 1: The Library Module …. Getting Organized
  • Lightroom 2: The Develop Module

For full details, please follow this link to the ‘Workshop’ page on my web site: or contact me directly:

Phone:  905-728-4440


Nikon Photo Contest

id_pageNikon Photo Contest 2016-2017
Call for entries 2016.10.17—2017.1.27

For more information Click here

Greenbelt Photo Contest


It’s a great opportunity for photographers to potentially have their work judged by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) and exhibited at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and beyond. There is no fee for entry.

The contest’s aim is to celebrate water resources in Ontario’s Greenbelt and connecting Urban River Valleys – a nice excuse for an outing for your club. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Good luck to any of your members who enter!

For details see

The Gales of November Workshop

The Gales of November Come Early 2016 Workshop

Presented by Glenn Springer, TIF, HHCC, GTCCC
in conjunction with
Naturally Superior Adventures/Rock Island Lodge, Wawa Ontario

What is this workshop about?

“The Gales of November” is a phrase made famous by Gordon Lightfoot in his classic ballad, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”. In the song, he says, “The Gales of November Come Early”… he meant early in November but allowing for artistic license, October is early, right?

Link to the Lightfoot ballad. Opens in a new window. Listen while you browse this page!

This is an opportunity for a dozen or so people – like-minded in their fascination with the Canadian wilderness and their desire to capture this splendour photographically – to visit and shoot at some outstanding photo venues on the shores of Lake Superior and the surrounding area.

The goal is to point you in some new directions or reinforce the skills and experience you already have. It’s about mindset and vision. We’ll do some seminars on specific topics but this is really about getting out and making the most of this outstanding Canadian wilderness amongst a dozen of your peers. Ideas abound. Sharing and critiquing and cooperating are the watchwords of the day.

Your direct experience in the workshop starts with your arrival on Thursday afternoon and ends mid-day on Sunday. But many participants use some time before and/or after the weekend to explore adjacent areas: perhaps the Agawa Canyon Tour by rail, or the North channel of Lake Huron, or the rugged wilderness of Northern Ontario.


There are still a couple opening. Register now

2016/2017 Special Kenya safari for Photographic clubs


2016/2017 Special Kenya safari for Photographic clubs


Brief and cost

This safari is specially designed with the photographer in mind whom is visiting for his/her first African adventure. We completely understand that budget is a key factor these days for all individuals hence the above Kenyan safari was tailored to accommodate as many avid and keen photographers as possible. This is not to say that you will not go to some of the nicest places in Kenya. The main reason I Alexander Rostocil started the budget safari was to give everyone a chance to come to Kenya for a photographic safari and not only the wealthy. We all know how expensive camera equipment is leave alone flights and a safari. Some safaris these days on the net are over 6,000 usd which is beyond reach for many especially if it is a husband a wife team that are coming or a family of 4.  In addition to this I am offering every Camera Club for every 10 paying clients 2 of their team leaders, teachers completely free excluding international flights. I truly believe that all whom have a passion for photography should have a chance to enjoy it. The cost comes to 2150 usd for 2016 and 2225 usd for 2017. This is based on per person sharing. Please contact me on for any further information or general questions that you may have.


Nairobi 1 night, Amboseli National park 2 nights, Tsavo West 1 night, Lumo wildlife conservancy 2 nights.



Nairobi DAY 1

On your arrival you will be met and transferred to your tented camp in Nairobi which will be on bed and breakfast basis. Depending on the time of your arrival a city tour will be organised visiting some of the highlights like the Daphne Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe centre, Karen Blixen and so on.

Please note that it is difficult for us to say where you will stay in Nairobi as it all depends on the size of the group. Accommodation in Nairobi will be in a comfortable 3 star en suite room and will be on bed and breakfast basis.

Amboseli DAY 2 and 3



You will depart in the early morning from your Nairobi hotel getting to your Amboseli camp in time for lunch. Amboseli is known for its Majestic Elephants, Maasai people whom are some of the most colourful tribes in Africa to photograph, an abundance of birdlife and other mammals and off course if weather permits the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro which is also the highest Mt in Africa. 2 days will be spent getting amazing shots of wildlife, visiting local villages, schools and best of all being immersed in the African savannah.

Please note that accommodation will be at the Kibo safari camp for our two nights in Amboseli.

7 8 9


Tsavo West DAY 4

10 11 12

13 14 15


On day 4 we will depart Amboseli after breakfast and will travel through some of the most beautiful sceneries Kenya has to offer getting to Tsavo West in time for lunch. We will also visit the world famous Mzima springs. After lunch a siesta will be in order followed by an afternoon game drive.

Please note that overnight will be at the Rhino valley lodge.

 18 16


Lumo wildlife Sanctuary DAY 5 and 6

After an early breakfast we will depart Tsavo game driving through the park eventually getting to our last stop for lunch. An afternoon siesta will be had followed by an evening game drive. As this is a private sanctuary we will be allowed to have a night game drive and sun downers. On the last night a BBQ will be had as a farewell to the African Savannah.

Please note that 2 overnights will be had at Lions Bluff lodge.

19 20 21

22 23

Nairobi DAY 7

Unfortunately, your trip has to come to an end and you will be transferred back to Nairobi after breakfast for your flights home. For those who want an extra night in Nairobi we can organise it at an extra cost.

Extra info

Extensions such as (Maasai Mara, Gorillas and much more) are also available. This trip can be done all year round best months being Jan – April and July to Nov. Group sizes are limited to 12 which will be accommodated in 2 custom Landcruiser. In addition to that there will be third spotter vehicle which will be driven by Alexander Rostocil the head guide. This vehicle will be used to carry extra equipment, water and any other items that might be used on the journey.

Included in the price

  • Transfers to and from the international airport in Nairobi
  • Accommodation on B and B in Nairobi on the first night
  • Five nights’ accommodation on safari on sharing basis
  • All meals on safari
  • All game drives on safari
  • Bottled water on safari
  • Bean bags and bird books in each vehicle
  • All park fees
  • All Conservation fees
  • Custom built Land cruisers each photographer with a window seat
  • Support vehicle and third head guide Alexander Rostocil
  • 2 qualified safari guides/drivers in the other vehicles
  • Non branded jeeps so you are able to put your own branding on them if you want
  • Guides will happily wear your branded caps/shirts
  • Admin fees
  • 1 night game drive
  • sun downer inclusive of drinks on the last night
  • Exclusivity for your group only


Not included in price


  • Meals in Nairobi
  • Drinks on safari
  • Tips
  • Gratuities for the guides
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Extra activities
  • International flights
  • Visa fees


I truly hope that this is something that would be of interest to your members


Kind regards


Alexander Rostocil

Looking for film processing?

This information was passed on to us from a member of the Toronto Digital Camera Club.

Up to very recently I was using Black’s to develop my film, however a few weeks ago the owners decided to close the chain, and their processor (in Barrie) stopped doing their film work.

However, I discovered that Downtown Camera on Queen Street, in an effort to promote film photography and help keep it alive, has entered into a deal with a processor in Montreal to do E-6 processing.