NPC Outing - October 17, 2019

Kendall Car Graveyard - Thursday, Oct 17th. (Changed to the 17th due to weather forecast!)


On Thursday October 17th we have the opportunity to shoot at the car graveyard in Kendall - old cars in the woods. 


We will meet at the Toronto Rd. car park at 9 am, travel to Kendall, shoot and then have lunch at  The Snug in Newcastle at 12:30. 


The auto graveyard is at 6400 Newtonville Rd. - just south of the Kendall Community Centre. 


Please contact Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend and if you would like to be included in the lunch reservation.




NPC Outing - October 23, 2019

Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area

Where: North of Brighton Hwy#401 to Hwy#30, north to Orland, west to GLCA.
When: Wednesday Oct 23. Rain day Oct 24.
Time: Meet at parking lot @ 9:00 a.m.
What/Why: As a group, a stroll across the meadow, into a cedar woods, and along Cold Creek. 
Terry Self will give tips on capturing images: landscape (lead-in lines, camera angle), 
woods  (selecting centre of interest), and creek (motion in moving object and reflections). 
Other possibilities include fungus (close-up), fall leaves (double or multiple exposure), etc.
Equipment: Different lenses, tripod, cable release, polarizer filter or ND filter. 
This walk will take in only a small portion of the conservation area. 
If you want, bring your snacks and explore the trails for the rest of the day on your own.
Note that school children will be present in their outdoor learning activities.   
Avoid photos of and contact with them, please.



NPC Outing - October 8th

NPC Outing - Cranberry Farm in Bala - October 8th

Check out the link to Johnson’s Cranberry Farm to see if you are interested in this outing on Tuesday, October 8th.  We will be away for the entire day.  We will meet to carpool at the Toronto Road car park in Port Hope at 7: 30 am and will probably return after dark.  There are picnic facilities at the farm and their café will be open for lunch.  The farm opens at 10 am.  If the weather co-operates, we will spend the remainder of our day photographing the fall Muskoka colours, have dinner and then head home.  The cranberry farm is free, but if you wish to walk the trails the cost is $5 and if you plan to take part in the cranberry plunge at 1 pm the cost is $15 and must be reserved ahead of time.  The wagon rides are at 11 am, 1pm and 3pm.  Please let Sandra know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to take part in this outing and/or the cranberry plunge.


October 7th - Dave of Freaktography Presents!

NPC Guest Speaker - October 7th - Dave of Freaktography!

Dave of Freaktography will be presenting Urban Decay Part 2. If you saw his first presentation you know how interesting and entertaining it was! If you missed it, it will be a great opportunity to see Dave's very unique perspective on urban decay.

Here is the link to Dave's website:

It would be great if you could bring your coffee mug to help reduce our volunteers' workload. Thank you!


NPC Outing - Sept. 24, 2019

NPC Outing - Sept. 24th - Salmon in the Ganny!!

The last outing for this month involves photographing the numerous salmon and fishermen in the Ganaraska River in Port Hope.  On Tuesday, September 24th meet at 2 p.m. on the banks of the river behind the Port Hope Library.  We will begin by taking photos from above (sidewalks and bridges) and then follow a gentle ramp to go down by the stream.  About 3 p.m. we will move on to the fish ladder/dam, shoot for about an hour, and then go to Tim's at Hwy 28/401 for refreshments and some social time.  Sandra will be out of town that day and will not be there to greet those participating.



September 2019 NPC Outings

Sept. 14th and 17th -  Two NPC Outings

On Saturday, September14th, an outing has been planned to the Port Hope Fair.  We will not meet formally as a group for this outing.  If you cannot get to the fair on Saturday but are there on Friday or Sunday, please still submit your photos to Outings.  Included is a link to the Port Hope Fair and also an article about photographing midway rides. We look forward to seeing many creative submisssions from the fair.

Another September outing is a Natural Light Portrait Shoot to be held at Elisabeth LaFontaine's home in Grafton.  We are looking for a few volunteer models.  If you know of someone (male or female) who would be willing to pose for us, please let us know.  No experience necessary.  They will get a selection of photos for their efforts and hopefully will enjoy the afternoon.  Elisabeth has arranged to have a vintage Pierce Arrow car arrive as a prop for this shoot.  Please e-mail Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend and also if you are able to bring a model.  Please see below for more details about this event.

Fun Portrait Shoot with Some Instruction on Lighting and Posing in a Garden Setting 
Date: Tuesday, September 17th
Time: 12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place: 412 Barnum House Road North, Grafton. (Directions: B.H. Road is off Hwy 2 on the west side of
Grafton, next to the Barnum House Museum.)  Please park on the road facing south, leaving the driveway entrance free.

Each photographer will agree to give three photos of each model to Sandra, for the model, after the shoots, in lieu of payment. Submission of photos within two weeks of the shoot.

Organization of the afternoon

12:15 p.m.  The models and our team will arrive. Terry will lead the team around to all the locations and give possible poses, etc. so our team is familiar with the location and possibilities for images.

The locations will be as follows: pond, car, shed.

The models will then be ready and instructions will be given to them, and taken to their one location, as the model stays there for the entire time.

This gives the photographers a chance to capture images of each model.

12:45  The photographers arrive, sign in, and are then assigned to one of the three groups. (Equal numbers in a group from 1 to 5 people.)

The groups will be Group A, Group B, Group C.

!:00    The groups move to their first assigned location: Group A-car, Group B-pond, Group C-shed

1:30   The groups will go to their next location: Group A-pond, Group B-shed, Group C-car

2:00   The groups will go to their next location: Group A-shed, Group B-car, Group C-pond

2:30   Everyone will meet on the front lawn and the models and photographers will pose and photograph groups.

3:00    The session ends.

Note:  Terry will give information to the photographers about basic lighting, posing the model, other lighting forms….at the shed location, to each group.

EQUIPMENT: Whatever you have including: camera, batteries, cards, etc.
Lens in the range of 85 mm, 70-200 mm, or 24-120 etc.
Tripod, cable release, reflector if you have one. NOTES: The house will be closed throughout the shoot unless there is an emergency.
Water and cold drinks will be available in the “Mosquito Tent”. Please bring a cup.


September 9, 2019 NPC Speaker

Sept. 9th, Lydia Dotto, Guest Speaker

Welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful photography-filled summer!

We are happy to have Lydia Dotto as our September guest speaker. Her presentation will be on Antartica Wildlife. Here is a link to see some of her beautiful photography....


NPC Outings - August and September

August 28th and September 2nd - Two NPC Outings!

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - August 28th

On Wednesday, August 28th an outing is planned for Lang Pioneer Village.  The village is open from 10 am - 4 pm.  We plan to spend the morning at the village, have a picnic lunch there about 1 pm, and then enjoy a leisurely drive home exploring some back roads in the area.   To carpool please meet at the car park at Hwy 45 (Division St) and 401 in Cobourg at 9 am.   Some members may prefer to drive on their own and meet us at the village.  Please contact Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend.  Please state whether you plan to be at the carpark.   The admission fee to the village is $10 (60+ - $8).  The photos from this outing will be part of the September slideshow.

Port Perry Fair and Rodeo - September 2nd

The Extreme Rodeo, usually held in Roseneath, has been cancelled this year but they will be at the Port Perry Fair on Labour Day, Monday, September 2nd.  The show starts at 11:45 am.  NPC members wishing to travel together to this event should meet at the Toronto Rd. car park in Port Hope at 9 am.  The entrance fee to the fairgrounds is $13 and the parking fee is $4.  The fairgrounds are located at 15835 Old Simcoe Rd., Port Perry.  If you are not fond of fair food, you should probably brown bag it.  Contact Sandra 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.   The photos from this outing will be shown at the October meeting.


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.