NPC Outing - August 10th

Women's Lacrosse World Championship Games - Peterborough

The Women's Lacrosse World Championship Games are currently underway in Peterborough with the Gold Medal game being held on Saturday, August 10th.  Attached is the schedule leading up to the Gold Medal Game.   Any NPC members wishing to go to the Friday morning games at Fleming should meet at the Toronto Road car park at 8 am Friday morning.  If you are unable to attend on Friday morning, but take pictures during other games, please submit your photos to the September Outings Slideshow.  


NPC Outing - July 5th

NPC Outing - July 5th - Kingston Buskerfest!

Thank you to Terry Self for organizing this event. 

If you plan to be at the carpark in Cobourg on Friday, July 5th, please let Sandra Peters know at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where:  Downtown Kingston
When: July 5th and 6th - primary date: Friday, July 5th
Transportation: Some members may wish to go on their own; others could meet at the commuter parking lot at 401/Burnham, Cobourg at 8 a.m. to carpool.             
Secondary date:  Saturday, July 6th,  in case it is more convenient for some members (no carpooling planned).
Dining: Several places in the downtown area. Some members may want to stop to dine, others to continue around the event and get a snack from a convenient location.
Photography: Subjects will include the action of the buskers and their portraits, portraits of the audience, street photography, architecture, etc.  Talking to people and asking permission to photograph them can lead to some special  images. 
Please note the times and places of the events/buskers at the following link:
Check the web pages for parking, restaurants, etc.
Enjoy your day capturing creative images.

More NPC Outings for June

June 15th, June 22nd and Canada Day Weekend Outings

The next planned NPC Outing is on Saturday, June 15th for the The Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games. We will not be meeting together to go to this event but keep your eyes peeled for your fellow NPC members!  

On Saturday, June 22 we will be going to the Oshawa Valley Botantical Gardens at 155 Arena St, Oshawa to shoot their amazing variety of peonies and other flowers. Members who would like to carpool will meet at 7:30 am at the Toronto Road commuter parking lot in Port Hope. This will be a quiet time at the gardens with beautiful light. Donna Edmonds has offered to help out at this event.  Due to the late spring, Sandra Peters checked out the condition of the peony gardens and we postponed this outing by one week to catch more blooms!

The outing planned for June/July is the Cobourg Waterfront Festival on the Canada Day weekend.  We will not be meeting together to go to this event unless you make individual plans. Photos from all of the June outings will be shown in September. 
Wishing you all a great summer!!

NPC Outing - June 1st

NPC Outing - June 1st – Provincial Town Crier Championships AND Heroes Highway Ride

Two interesting local events are happening on June 1st.  Cobourg and Grafton are hosting a Provincial Town Crier Competition and the Heroes Highway Ride and Rally will be meeting in Memorial Park in Port Hope.  Both should be good situations for some candid portrait photography.   It is possible to be at the Town Crier events in Cobourg on Saturday morning and then get to Port Hope to see the motorcycles riding into town.  Alternatively, you could do the Port Hope Rally first and then head to Grafton for the final Town Crier event. Details about both events are listed below.  The photos from this outing will be shown at the September meeting.


May 25th - NPC Outing

NPC is going to the Warkworth Lilac Festival Saturday, May 25th!!

Transportation: Members to arrange their own way there.
Meeting: East Street Market (red barn) at entrance to arena.
Time: 9a.m.
Lunch: Too many crowds to arrange a group lunch. Numerous places to eat or get a snack.
What to capture: Lilacs along the Millennium Trail and events throughout the village (see web sites below).
Suggestions for photos: double exposure with one in focus and then the same flowers out of focus. If windy, slow shutter speed with low ISO to show the motion. Use your own creativity to capture your own unique style!

NPC Outing - May 14th

Tuesday, May 21st - NPC Outing - Peter's Woods - NEW DATE

At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21st we will meet at Peter’s Woods to photograph spring wildflowers.  Bill Crowley will be heading this outing.  If possible, bring a 100 + or – macro lens and a tripod.  Bill will be discussing lighting in a woodland setting.  If the weather does not co-operate or the flowers are late to bloom we will postpone this outing by a few days.  Driving directions for Peter’s Woods are on this website.  Please let Sandra (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) know if you would like to be included in reservations for lunch at 12:00 at the Scenic Drive Restaurant.

Other nearby conservation areas that are recommended for shooting wildflowers are Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area ( trilliums) and Laurie Lawson Outdoor Education Centre.   


NPC Outing - May 11th

Saturday, May 11th - NPC Outing - Ontario Regiment Museum

On Saturday, May 11th the Ontario Regiment Museum at 1000 Stevenson Rd. N. (at Taunton) in Oshawa is presenting a special event, “Canada at War”.   Some of the vehicles in their collection will be in motion and there will be a mock battle at 1 p.m.   See the website for more information and to purchase tickets.  We will not be carpooling to this event.  Thanks to David O’Rourke and Ray Williams for suggesting this venue.

The museum is at the Oshawa airport – keep left as you enter the airport.


May 6th NPC Speaker

Our NPC speaker for our May 6th meeting is Ariel Estulin.

Join us for.......
Travels in Nepal: Yaks, Monasteries and Mountains
Nepal is a land of high mountains, yaks, monasteries, and mantras. Wedged between the Himalayan range to the north and the jungles to the south, Nepal’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its physical one. Its people’s religious practices range from Indian-style Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism. In this talk, photographer Ariel Estulin will present his work from his many travels in Nepal. We will embark on a photographic journey beginning in the chaos of Kathmandu and continue up into the high Himalayas with its spectacular vistas.
We're in for some spectacular photography!

NPC Outing - April 26th

Peterborough Street Photography and Garden Show - April 26th

Friday afternoon, the 26th, we are once again off to Peterborough, this time to practice some street photography.  It just so happens that the Peterborough Garden Show opens at 5 pm that day at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at Sir Sanford Fleming College (a new location).  At 5:30-6:30 Kyle Griffin is speaking on Garden Photography.  Please see the following link. 

This may be interesting and informative to the gardeners in the club.  The cost of the Garden Show is $10, but that allows admittance all through the weekend.  Tickets for the Garden Show may be purchased on-line.  The film, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, is also being shown there on Friday evening (7:30 pm).  It does not appear that the food stations will be open on Friday evening at the Garden Show. 

The plan is to meet at the car park at Hwy 28 in Port Hope (across from Arby’s) at 12:45 to go to downtown Peterborough.  We will have about 2 hours to wander the downtown core.  I suggest exploring some of the side streets such as Charlotte and Hunter, checking out alleyways and street art.  We could then meet up at Kettle Drums Restaurant & Bar (224 Hunter Street) about 3:30 for a drink or snack before heading home or to the Garden Show.

Please let Sandra know by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you plan to meet at the car park and if you plan to continue to the Garden Show.

Should be a great day!




Ontario Council of Camera Clubs Photography Tour Program (2019)

Ontario Council of Camera Clubs Photography Tour Program (2019)

April 16, 2019

Hello Club Member,

The Ontario Council of Camera Clubs is excited to present to you a new and very special member benefit. Partnering with Photo Tour Trekkers and Tourcan Vacations, the O3C will offer an ongoing photography tour program, which will kick off this fall, with a weekend trip to Parc Omega, Montebello, Quebec. Two trips will be scheduled in each club season.

Please follow the links below for complete details on the 3 photography trips that are now open for booking. Each link includes a short description of the location, what you can expect to see and the daily itinerary, with a registration link at the end.

Not only do the trips vary in location and length, each one offers a different price level and photographic opportunity, although each trip is suitable for all skill levels. Our exclusive trips will give you excellent world travel and learning experiences.

Please read all of the terms and conditions to learn what is included in your selected trip as well as what is excluded and, therefore, your responsibility.

Link to Park Omega Photo Tour - October 2019

Link to Costa Rica Photo Tour - February 2020

Link to Kenya and Tanzania Photo Tour - October 2020

Book soon to avoid disappointment.

Enjoy and Bon Voyage, The O3C Executive


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