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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.

https://peterboroughgardenshow.com/photography-with-kyle-griffin-griffins-greenhouses/ 

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!

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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 http://phototourtrekkers.com/tours/fall-tour-park-omega-2019-o3c/

Link to Costa Rica Photo Tour - February 2020 http://phototourtrekkers.com/tours/costa-rica-feb-2020-oc3/

Link to Kenya and Tanzania Photo Tour - October 2020 http://phototourtrekkers.com/tours/kenya-and-tanzania-tour-oct-2020-o3c/

Book soon to avoid disappointment.

Enjoy and Bon Voyage, The O3C Executive

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Dedicated to Promoting the Art of Photography and Serving the Photographic Communities of Ontario

April 17th NPC Outing

NPC Outing - Wed., April 17th - Peterborough and surrounding area

Please RSVP to Sandra by Monday, April 15th at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our second April outing will be to Peterborough and the surrounding area on Wednesday, April 17th.  We will take in some of the SPARK exhibits, go to the Liftlocks, follow the River Road to Lakefield, head on to Burleigh Falls and Bridgenorth, returning in time to go to Patricia Calder’s reception at the Monaghan Café (4-6 pm).  This is an ambitious schedule and we will do as much as we can.

The following other SPARK exhibits are on our route.

SPARK Juried Exhibit – Theme – Family Life Peterborough Public Library - 345 Alymer St. N

Bill Lockington – Out of Africa – Peterborough Public Library Lobby – 345 Alymer St. N

Ken Powell – Morocco Travels – Peterborough Public Library (Lower Level) – 345 Alymer St. N

Barker/Brittain/Colley/Versteeg - B4 – Bridgenorth Library - 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth

Kawartha Camera Club – Members Exhibit – Peterborough Golf and County Club - 1030 Armour Rd

Peterborough Photographic Society - YMCA Balsillie Family Branch – 123 Alymer St. S

Those wishing to carpool should meet at 11:45 at the HWY 28 carpark in Port Hope.  Those driving on their own could meet everyone at the Peterborough Library about 12:30. Sandra will make reservations for those who would like to stay in Peterborough for dinner at the Ashburnham Ale House where Barb Callander’s SPARK exhibit, Bear Necessities, is being shown.  http://ashburnhamalehouse.ca/ 

Please let Sandra know if you are going to car pool or meet in Peterborough and if you would like to be included for dinner reservations.  Bringing waterproof boots and snacks are advised.  Sandra will provide maps and directions for those who need them.

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NPC Outing - April 13th

Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny!! April 13th.....

The first April outing will be on April 13th.  Float Your Fanny is an annual event that takes place in Port Hope on the Ganaraska River.  The canoe race starts in Canton at 10 am and the Crazy Craft race starts at Sylvan Glen at 11 am.  More details and a map can be found on the Float Your Fanny website.  We will not meet as a group that day but it is quite likely that you will encounter fellow NPC members along the banks of the Ganny in Port Hope.

Please see the following link for additional information:  https://www.floatyourfanny.ca/

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NPC Outing March 30th

"Maple In The County" - Consecon - March 30th

Twelve sugar bushes are taking part in "Maple in the County", and following the suggestion of Myra Pritchett, we will visit Walt’s Sugar Shack in Consecon at 1671 Salem Rd., on March 30th.  This sugar bush has lots of activities happening during the day so we can, hopefully, capture some interesting people shots.  Those wishing to drive together should meet in Grafton at the car park at 9 am.  I will have maps/brochures available for people there or for those driving on their own they can be downloaded at  http://mapleinthecounty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MAPLE-2019-FLYER.pdf  

Members may wish to use the remainder of the day to visit other areas in the County or on the way back may want to stop at Presqu’ile in Brighton for bird and nature photography.  Anything taken that day may be submitted to the Outings Slide Show,    however, they will be shown at the May, rather than the April meeting, since this outing will be occurring after the Photo Submission deadline.

All day pancake breakfasts are offered at Walt’s and there are restaurants in Bloomfield, Picton, and Wellington.  Not far from Presqu’ile there is the Whistling Duck.  We will not be meeting to eat lunch all together at one spot.

Members taking part in this outing should inform Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NPC Outing - March 24, 2019

Brimacombe's Annual Puddle Jump - Fun and FREE!!

This crazy FREE event looks like fun to photograph.  We will classify this as a March outing and we encourage members to attend.  We will NOT be meeting to travel together for this event or meeting together afterwards.  Brimacombe is north east of Orono on County Rd. 9. - 4098 County Rd 9.

Here is the link to the event and all the info:  https://brimacombe.ca/at-the-brim/Puddle-Jump-2019

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NPC Speaker April 1, 2019

Join us April 1st for Philip Sun's Presentation entitled "Work The Light"

This is one of Philip's favorite programs and is also one of the most well received. This program is designed to help photographers better understand the concepts of light and also train our visual senses toward seeing the light. The program comes in four parts: a) Where and How to look for light; b) Understanding the quality of light; c) How to use nature’s elements to enhance our photography; and d) Post processing.

Looking forward to an inspiring presentation that will most certainly shed some light!

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NPC Outing - Wild Life Photographer of the Year at the ROM

March 19th - We're going to Toronto and the ROM!!

On Tuesday, March 19 an outing to Toronto is planned to go to ROM to take in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit.  The admission cost for this is $23 for seniors over 65 and $28 for others.  Tickets can be ordered on-line at the ROM website or bought that day at the door.  We will meet at 8:30 am at the Toronto Road car park in Port Hope to travel to Toronto (park at Scarborough Town Centre and then take the TTC to St. George Station.)  There is a cafeteria there for lunch.  We would leave Toronto about 2 pm to avoid rush hour.

That day the film, All Things are Photographable, a documentary about street photographer Gary Winogrand, is playing at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema at Bloor and Bathurst – walkable or a 2 subway stop journey from the ROM.  The cost is $11.50.  It begins at 2 pm and is 90 minutes long, meaning that returning home right away would mean travelling in rush hour.  We could always do our own street photography, have dinner, and return home when traffic has settled down.  It will be a full day!

If you wish to take part, please tell me which option you favour.  I would like to know by Friday so that I can work out a plan and communicate it to those participating.  If you are willing to drive to Scarborough Town Centre, please let me know.

Option A – ROM only

Option B -  ROM and All Things Are Photographable

Option C – ROM, All Things Are Photographable, street photography and dinner

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions

https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=85391~59fba0ef-6a4a-45af-8cd3-8a8d7c61f184&_ga=2.133506318.1648251499.1552233019-2049098289.1550752111

Sandra Peters 

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March 4th - NPC Speaker

Please join us March 4th for Rob Skeoch's presentation on Documentary Photography

"Explore the World of Documentary Photography and the Personal Project". Whether it's around the corner, or in a far corner of the world, the documentary photography project has been a mainstay of images for the past century. Join Rob Skeoch and explore some of his most recent projects and gain the knowledge to start your own project, spoken through your own voice. If you have a camera and at least one lens, you're well equipped to tackle your first documentary story.

For a bit more on Rob Skeoch, please see this link:  https://www.robskeoch.com/index

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NPC Outing - Feb. 20th

Amherst Island Outing - Feb. 20th - join us for a fun day!

On Wednesday, February 20th an outing to Amherst Island is planned for NPC members. Amherst Island is a rural island, accessed by ferry from Millhaven, near Kingston.   It does NOT have facilities such as restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, or bathrooms, therefore, you will need to bring all necessities with you – food, drink, warm clothes. There are bathrooms on the ferry.  The ferry leaves Millhaven on the half hour and it leaves Amherst Island (at Stella) on the hour.  The crossing takes 20 minutes and costs $9 per car.

Amherst Island has been known to be a haven for wintering birds.  It is also a major sheep farming community.  Topsy Farms has offered us the opportunity to shoot at their farm and use their dining room for our brown bag lunches.  They also have a warm bathroom for our use.  The cost for this is $20 per person.  The farm has a “magnificent new stone wall, and a couple of very tame Highland calves and 6 month old lambs who love to be fed by hand (only a small amount allowed) and a beautiful, authentic Mongolian yurt.”  Sandra does need to let Topsy Farms know how many people they should expect at the farm. If you plan to be part of the farm experience on the island please e-mail Sandra at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members interested in this outing should meet at the Grafton Car Park at 9 a.m. in order to be at the ferry dock in time to catch the 10:30 a.m. ferry.   Maps and more information about the island will be given out there.

Directions:  Take the 401 East to exit 593.  Continue south on County Rd 4 to Millhaven.

If the weather does not co-operate on February 20th we will try for the next week  - February 27th.

https://topsyfarmsontario.myshopify.com/

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