Welcome to the Georgian Bay Photography Club
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
Our Club serves members from Meaford, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Clearview and beyond. Local members are welcome to participate in all activities we have on offer and those members from further away are welcome to join us on Zoom in order to enjoy our many wonderful speakers. We welcome everyone who shares our love of photography. If you are interested in finding out more about our Club, or would like to receive a complimentary invitation to your first meeting, please contact us through our Membership Director on the Contact Us page.
MEMBERS...STAY UP-TO-DATE / DON’T MISS A THING / NEWS & UPDATES BELOW
The November Competition Results are on video and available here.
Our club is a happening place with new speakers, events, workshops, learning opportunities and much, much more!
We don’t want you to miss any of it, so we’ll be highlighting new happenings as well as any updates here.
ONTARIO COUNCIL OF CAMERA CLUBS (OCCC) Congratulations to all GBPC members who had images selected for the O3C Open Challenge 2021. Brenda Salomone - Pointsettia (23.5 pts), Peter Preager - Rescue Training (24 pts), Robin Jowett - Desert Dunes (25.5 pts), Brenda Salomone - Moonscape (26.5 pts and Honourable Mention). Please visit our Facebook page to see their winning entries.
NEWSLETTER The January newsletter is now available in the Members section
COMPETITION categories for February are People and Weather. Entries begin February 1st and end February 8th!
Details + updated form for February submissions are now available in the Members' section.
Results from November's competition are available for viewing and results from January's competition should be posted by January month-end..
OUR SPEAKER The Speakers page has been updated with tentative information for the balance of the fiscal year ending in June 2022.
OUTINGS for the winter/spring season are currently being arranged and will soon be available to check out. There will be a number of opportunities for all skill levels and interests. In the meantime, our Outings Coordinator Eric Sutton had planned a great Zoom opportunity for us to share and discuss images from recent outings to First Light Returns and Bradford Greenhouses. This was a great way to learn from peer review in a non-threatening environment. You are welcome to see the photos that members had submitted by checking out the details on the Outings page.
EXHIBIT YOUR WORK this winter at the Wasaga Society for the Arts (WSA). This opportunity is open to all our members who have up to four photos they're proud of and would like to display and/or sell. No prior experience is required and our Speakers Director is happy to answer any questions and provide guidance. Further details can be found here and if you would like to find out more about the WSA, you can visit them on their website.
THIS AND THAT has been updated to include a new "Travel Adventures" listing provided by our October speaker Mike O'Connor.
LEARNING LIBRARY is a great way to review basic techniques, advanced skills and specialized techniques.
New materials are being added all the time so keep watching. Can't find what you need? Contact the Member at Large.
LOOKING FOR A PERSON TO FILL THE VICE-PRESIDENT'S ROLE. This position does not require you to move into the President's role. Please consider getting involved and playing an important role in running our Club. Your ideas and involvement provide a valuable resource so our club can remain vibrant and running smoothly. No experience is necessary for this Executive position and inquiries may be directed to our President Jim Desmoreaux through our Contact Us page.
NEW ON OUR SITE THIS YEAR
MEMBERS' SHARED GALLERY & FORUM
Exciting News! All members are encouraged to share photos on our new Shared Gallery. Anything goes (well almost anything) any category, any time, and any place. Fun, fabulous, cute, scary....anything you would share with your friends on Facebook, you can share with us! Go on, show off! Just keep it to one photo per day please.
The Forum area has been set up to provide our members with a space to post questions, ideas or thoughts. It’s a way of starting a conversation, about something important to you, that you hope other people will engage with and respond to. ie - want to discuss pros & cons about a potential new purchase or wondering if anyone is interested in a meet-up? Let's get lively...check back often to see what's on members' minds.
Picture of the Month
“Winter Walkway” by Doug Salomone