Meeting 11 January 2018, Bharat Mistry

Bharat is currently a long time member with the Oshawa Camera Club (OCC) where he has held several positions on the Executive ranging from Competitions to President. Currently, he is also the President of the GTCCC and an accredited GTCCC & CAPA judge who has judged regional, national and international competitions. In May 2016 he also took on the position of the Judges Chair for GTCCC where he initiated process to retrain and refresh the current set of judges and implement judging standards and competition procedures.

In recent years his judging skills have been in demand by GTCCC clubs to judge their competitions. Statistically he would be in the top 5 judges in GTCCC for how often he is asked to judge competitions.

Bharat was one of the 3 founding members of the OCC Competition Committee which was conceived in 2014 to improve the club's competition process and the quality of our judges skills. Part of the OCC Competition Committee's goals is to expand our process for the competition process to other clubs in the GTA and around Ontario. The standards developed from the OCC project have now been adopted by the GTCCC and its member clubs.

His photographic style and interests reflect his background in commercial Graphic Arts & Design. Working in many photographic formats from digital to film, he uses his creativity in the field as well as the studio. His photographic interests range from Landscapes, Product, Portraiture, Performing Arts, Macro, Architecture and Travel. Much of his work is creatively conceptualized and brought together from capture to being post processed in a variety of software.

Bharat also conducts workshops and presentations on a variety of topics ranging from use of Lightroom, Photoshop, camera usage, plugins, high speed capture, portrait, landscapes and product photography and expanding one's creativity.

He can be reached through his business website at, email at


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