Established 1988

Capturing Light and Shadows Educational Day

GTCCC Capturing Light and Shadows

Educational Day

Capturing Light and Shadows April 21, 2018

This year’s event will be the 6th time the GTCCC has mounted this annual event with lots of great instructional talent and new things to learn about. Our format remains the same as previous years, but the Edwards Village Hotel has great facilities which we are taking full advantage of. Each breakout session has its own meeting room and A/V service. Our Keynotes will be in the main banquet hall as usual.

This year we are trying something new. We will be repeating the ever popular Mistry Demo session twice in the day for those who did not book it the first time. A great series of breakouts and workshops are planned coupled with the usual coffee breaks, includes lunch and end of day raffle.

Two highlighted topics this year are Nature Shooting in the field and Portraiture both in the studio and in the field.

Space is limited so act fast to book your favorite session and take advantage of the discount pricing that is being offered prior to March 21.

Warmest Regards,

Harvey Rogers

2018 Capture Program

9:00 am-10:10am

Keynote Nature Topic Chris Pepper

Title: My presentation is called “The beauty of Coastal Canada”

The beauty of coastal Canada will take you to places one could only describe as magical. From bears and birds along the shorelines to whales and an abundance of sea life in the oceans. I want to take you on a journey to some of my favorite locations, tell you where and how to get the shots you desire to have in your portfolio. Make sure you bring something to write with as there will be lots to learn.

Bio:

Chris Pepper is wildlife photographer that has been traveling with his camera for many years now. His accomplishments have landed him images and articles in wildlife magazines, international photo campaigns and a position with Panasonic Lumix as a Storyteller. When Chris is not out shooting for himself he can be found teaching and be guiding photography workshops for his company North of 49 Photography.

10:15am-10:45am Coffee Break & Trade Tables
10:45am-12:00pm Morning Tutorials

Time Lapse Photography Demo by Bharat Mistry

Bio:

Bharat is currently a long time member with the Oshawa Camera Club where he has held several positions on the Executive. Currently, he is also the Chair of the GTCCC and an accredited GTCCC judge. His photographic style and interests reflect his background in Graphic Arts & Design. Working in many photographic formats from digital to film, he uses his creativity in the field as well as the studio. Much of his work is conceptualized and brought together from capture to being post-processed in a variety of software.

Timelapse Photography: A How-To Primer

You’ve seen them in movies, TV shows and on the net. You’ve been intrigued by them but not quite sure how to go about making them. Well, wonder no more. Bharat will get you started and show you how to use your current camera even if it doesn’t have a timelapse setting.
This workshop will be a live demo from start to finish and will cover various setups and gear, camera techniques and settings, multiple processing options, some advanced time-lapse techniques and processing with some of your existing software such as Lightroom, PhotoShop, and ProShow.

Prep for B/W Printing with Leif Petersen

Title: ‘The ABC’s of B&W’

Description: In this seminar, Leif will explore with you the thought process of shooting for B&W, post-processing options and, when you’re ready to print, paper selection.

Bio:

Leif has enjoyed photography for over 30 years and is very involved in the Durham Region and GTA photographic communities. He has been a member of the Oshawa Camera Club for 10 years, currently serving as the VP, and will begin his second 2-year term as President next season. He is the Vice-Chair of the GTCCC and a member of the Toronto Focal Forum, a diverse group of photographic printmakers from around the GTA.

Leif travels extensively and his portfolio includes a wide range of subjects. He prints, mats and frames his own photographs and offers these services to other photographers and artists. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise by offering various workshops and photography tours. You can view Leif’s photographs at various venues throughout Durham Region.

Prep your Competition Photos by Harvey Rogers

Title: How a Judge sees your Images in a Competition

This session will tackle the way a GTCCC Competition Judge looks at an image and makes their decisions. This is a great opportunity to reframe the way you make your image selections and post-processing so that the pictorial and assigned images or prints have the best chance of meeting the elements that are being sought out by the judges.

Bio:

Harvey has attained the Master Photographer level and is always expanding his skills by learning techniques from other Masters. Harvey has been judging for the GTCCC clubs for the last 9 years and is recertified GTCCC and CAPA judge.
Harvey has served various positions on the GTCCC executive over the last 7 years and pioneered the last 6 years the successful Capturing Light and Shadows and the Awards Night Banquet and Print Gala. While on the GTCCC executive he also held the position of Inter-Club Competition Chair for 3 years.

Shooting Nature Images by Ron Goodlin

Title: Wildlife and Nature Photography with a purpose

Join Dr, Ron Goodlin in some wild adventures to the far reaches of the planet to see our changing world one image at a time.  Learn some interesting shooting techniques and what is required to make your nature shooting more successful.

Bio:

Dr. Ron Goodlin is known as a conservation-wildlife photographer from Thornhill Ontario Canada.
After slowing down his career as a Cosmetic Dentist, he has spent much of his time traveling the world to photograph wildlife that is in danger of extinction from the perils of mankind.
“My photographic vision is to create natural but artistic images that will be engaging, and appeal to the general public, thus helping to bring the story of these endangered animals and perils to our natural landscape, to the forefront, creating awareness the effects of climate change, pollution, urban sprawl poaching and industrialization.”
Ron hopes to institute a positive change to our world through his photography.
Ron has won many photographic awards, has had several one-man and group shows, has authored several photo books (available on Blurb.com) and is an active and sought-after speaker on Wildlife photography and nature conservancy.

Ron is an active member of the Richmond Hill Camera Club and is a GTCCC and CAPA photography Judge.

You can see his work at www.rgphotoart.com

12:00pm-12:50pm Lunch Sit Down lunch and on-site & Trade Tables
1:00pm-2:00pm

Afternoon Keynote The use of light and lens when shooting portraits by Johan Sörensen

Keynote: “THE USE OF LIGHT AND LENS WHEN SHOOTING PORTRAITS”

By Johan Sörensen

This presentation is about the fundamental use of camera lenses and their effects on the outcome of your shoot.
A lot of people do not realize that the focal length of your lens is central to the final look of the portrait. This presentation will show you the results of using different lenses and focal lengths.
The presentation will also cover key portrait lighting techniques to make your work stand out.
In addition, we will cover essential equipment in regards to lighting, cameras, and diffusers.
Finally, we will discuss the philosophy of portraits, posing, and how to develop better ideas to stimulate your imagination.
The portrait style we will discuss is more avant-garde/modern with a mixture of classic posing.

2:00pm- 2:15pm Coffee Break & Trade Tables
2:15pm- 4:00pm Afternoon Tutorials

Courtyard Portraiture Workshop by Bill Drummond

Bill will be teaching the art of outdoor portraiture using natural light and the new high Sync Flash units from Elinchrom. These units will allow you to make use of the bright sunlight as the output is able to make the illumination of the direct sun. The session will consist of two parts. A quick outline session on shooting techniques in our break out room and then you will head down for your camera shooting session with our famous model Starla Lost who has toured all around Canada. The courtyard is lovely; the sun will be shining and your images will be stunning.

Bio

For 25 years Bill Drummond has been shooting a huge variety of subjects, from products to cars, people, locations and food and beverage. Bill’s extensive client list, to name a few, includes Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Infiniti, BMW, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Molsons, Labatts, Heineken, Club Monaco, McDonald’s Harvey’s, Stouffer’s, Ontario Tourism,
Sony, Toronto Sun, Goodyear, Absolut Vodka. Bill’s photography has received awards from the Clios, Marketing Magazine, Applied Arts and Communication Arts.

Bill started working in the photographic advertising industry in 1973, a period which includes professional lab work, a degree in photography from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology, photographic assisting to some of Canada’s leading advertising photographers, and in 1980, the beginning of a full-time career as a professional photographer. In 1993, Bill became one of the first photographers in Canada to incorporate digital image capture and image manipulation as part of his skill set.
Some of Bill’s clients include Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, BMW, Volkswagen, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Heineken, Molson’s, Labatt’s, Absolut Vodka, Harvey’s Restaurants, Swiss Chalet, McDonald’s Restaurants, Campbell’s Soups, Toshiba, Dell Computers, Sony, Samsung, Canon, Telus, Bell Canada, Rogers, Club Monaco, CIBC, BMO, RBC, Scotiabank, MasterCard, Visa, The Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail, Goodyear, University of Western Ontario, Federal Express, Petro-Canada, Esso and Canadian Tourism
For over thirty years, Bill Drummond has photographed for international advertising agencies and has taken and produced thousands of advertising photographs. Bill has received awards from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada, the Clios, Marketing Magazine, Applied Arts and Communication Arts. His extensive client list, to name very few, ranges from McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Scotiabank and Absolut Vodka, to Bell Canada, Coca-Cola, Visa, and Canon.

In Studio Portraiture Workshop by Johan Sörensen

WORKSHOP “QUALITY OF LIGHTING WITH MODELS

The purpose of the workshop is to showcase visually and practically the concepts covered in the keynote.
I will demonstrate the lighting techniques that I use and how to work with models. These techniques will help your workflow become stress-free.
This workshop will also demonstrate the quality of light and its principles, which are often overlooked. The various types of light will have different effects on your subject matter. In addition, using modifiers/diffusers will change the mood of your work.
Johan Sörensen
Swedish born, Paris raised, Johan, is a master of his craft. He combines technical brilliance and innovative lighting to compose stunning images. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning fashion photographer with over 30 years’ experience. His works have been featured throughout North America and Europe. Nationally accredited in fashion, figure study, glamour and studio portraiture by the Professional Photographers of Canada
Teaching at Humber College for over 22 years. Website www.johanphoto.ca
Instagram www.instagram.com/sorensen.johan

Time Lapse Photography Demo by Bharat Mistry

Bio:

Bharat is currently a long time member with the Oshawa Camera Club where he has held several positions on the Executive. Currently, he is also the Chair of the GTCCC and an accredited GTCCC judge. His photographic style and interests reflect his background in Graphic Arts & Design. Working in many photographic formats from digital to film, he uses his creativity in the field as well as the studio. Much of his work is conceptualized and brought together from capture to being post-processed in a variety of software.

Timelapse Photography: A How-To Primer

You’ve seen them in movies, TV shows and on the net. You’ve been intrigued by them but not quite sure how to go about making them. Well, wonder no more. Bharat will get you started and show you how to use your current camera even if it doesn’t have a timelapse setting.
This workshop will be a live demo from start to finish and will cover various setups and gear, camera techniques and settings, multiple processing options, some advanced time-lapse techniques and processing with some of your existing software such as Lightroom, PhotoShop, and ProShow.

4:00pm-4:30pm Tech Talks Vistek or Panasonic
4:30pm-4:45pm Closing Wrap and Raffle

Registration