NPC Outings - January and February

NPC Outings - there are 3 coming up!

January 18-19 - Dogsled Racing at Pinestone Resort in Haliburton

We will not be arranging a car pool for this event.  Due to the weekend ice storm a decision will be made on Tuesday (Jan. 14th) regarding the suitability of the trails.

January 25 - Polar Bear Plung - Campbellford - 12 noon 

Any other photos taken that day in the Campbellford area are also eligible for the Outings slide show – eg Healey Falls, Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge, Downtown Campbellford.  Lunch reservations will be made at Antonia’s Bistro following the plunge.  Let Sandra know if you wish to be included in the lunch reservation.  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

February 9 – Orchid Show Toronto - Toronto Botanical Gardens

On Sunday from 9 am-11am a special time is reserved for photographers with tripods.   Because a limited number of tickets are available it is important to buy your tickets early ($20). They may be purchased on-line at 

Those wishing to carpool should contact Sandra (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and be at the Toronto Rd carpark by 7:45 am.


NPC Outing - February 1st

NPC Outing - February 1st - Carlos del Junco at Port Hope United Church

Here is a new Outings opportunity. Carlos del Junco is a world class harmonica player. He has toured parts of Europe and western Canada numerous times. Carlos has captured 8 Maple Blues Awards for being the best harmonica player in Canada and has won 2 gold medals at the Hohner World Harmonica Championship in Germany! He will be joined by his band, Carlos del Junco and the Blues Mongrels. Tickets are available for $30.00 for his show at Port Hope United Church, 34 South Street, Port Hope, L1A 1R8. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:45 p.m. on February 1st. Bryan Marjoram is helping promote this show and Carlos agreed to let us buy tickets in advance at a reduced rate of $20.00 if at least 10 members, spouses or partners attend. Here is your chance to see some very talented musicians and take photographs at the same time, no flash please. To purchase tickets for $20.00 per person, notify and pay Bryan Marjoram by January 18th at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


January 4th & 5th, 2020 - NPC Outing

NPC's First Outing of 2020 - January 4th and 5th - Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cobourg!

Happy New Year!  Our first outing of 2020 will be on the weekend of January 4th and 5th when Rogers Hometown Hockey comes to Cobourg.  A number of events are happening throughout the weekend so we should have a good variety of images in our Outings slideshow.  We will not meet formally as a group for this outing.


NPC Speaker January 6, 2020

January 6th - An NPC Presentation by Donna Edmonds




December Outings

Two NPC Outings for December

December 4th - T.H.E.E. Farmer Parade of Lights –Night Photography 

This very popular event takes place on December 4th north of Bowmanville. T.H.E.E. Farmer Parade of Lights is an annual celebration of Christmas in the country with a parade of decorated farm equipment. The farmers from the community say thank you to friends and neighbours for sharing the roads, year round, with slow moving vehicles and farm machinery by lighting up the night with a gorgeous display of Christmas spirit. We will not be meeting together to attend this outing. You may need to park off the parade route. A flashlight may be handy for walking and seeing your camera settings. Please think about wearing something reflective. In the nearby area you may also want to check out the lights on the homes on Old Scugog Road (south of Taunton Rd.)

Click on link to view parade map.




December 18th – Art Gallery of Northumberland and Christmas Lights of Cobourg

At 2:45 we will meet at Victoria Hall to shoot the current exhibit, Pink Field, Blue Fog. The gallery is free, but a donation of $5 per person is suggested. When the gallery closes at 4 pm we will spend time shooting the downtown area, harbour, and Victoria Park at twilight. We will then meet at 6:15 at Castle John’s (900 Division St.) where there is a Wednesday half price appetizer special. Please let Sandra know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be included in the reservation for Castle John’s.


NPC Outing - November 25th

NPC Outing - Light Trails Photography in Cobourg - Monday, November 25th

At the most general level, photographing light trails involves finding a spot where you’ll see the light trails created by cars, securing your digital camera, setting a long exposure setting on your camera, and shooting at a time when cars will be going by to create the trail of light. 

DATE: Monday, November 25th at 6:00 p.m. Alternate date due to poor weather conditions is Tuesday, November 26th at 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: We will meet in front of Victoria Hall in Cobourg at 6:00 p.m. for the beginning of this outing. Free parking on Covert Street behind downtown area. We'll stay there for about 30-45 minutes and then head to the Nagle Road bridge over the 401. Follow Division Street north to Densmore Road (stoplights – KIA dealership). Turn right for about 2-3 km (the road changes to Danforth Road). Take a left at Nagle Road and the overpass is just ahead about 300 metres. Park along the shoulder of the road on the far side of the bridge. Afterwards we can stop in for a beverage at Turtle John's. It's a 5 minute drive and we can go together. Follow Nagle to VanLuven Road (4 way stop). Turn left and another left at the corner (Highway 45 South). Turtle John's is about 100 metres on your right.

Things to bring:

*Tripod to avoid camera shake (or a beanbag or something to stabilize your camera).

*Remote, if you have one or know how to set your camera timer so you can avoid camera shake.

*A small portable flashlight to check your camera settings and also to warn cars that there are     photographers in the area.

*Extra camera battery stored in your pocket for warmth.

*Dress according to the weather.

Light trails can also occur when you drink 10 beers within a 2 hour period and try to drive home on the 401.



Just a quick note! They are still filming for a Netflix series downtown Cobourg tonight so there are some road closures this evening.
Today's filming schedule: Monday, November 25th
· King Street West, near 19 King Street West, from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
· Third Street, between King Street and Albert Street, and King Street, between Hibernia Street and Albert Street, from approximately 6 p.m. until 12 a.m.
Road closures include:
· Third Street, between King Street and Albert Street, from Monday, November 25th at 1 p.m. until Tuesday, November 26th at 7 a.m.
· King Street, between Albert Street and Hibernia Street, from Monday, November 25th at 6 p.m. until Tuesday, November 26th at 12:30 a.m.



NPC Outing - November 11th

NPC Outing - November 11th - Remberance Day

We will not be meeting together to take in a Remembrance Day service or parade.  For this outing, please shoot wherever and whenever you please on Remembrance Day.  We look forward to seeing a variety of images from various events and locations.  Some guidance for photographing people on Remembrance Day can be found here.

NPC Outing - November 13th

NPC Outing - November 13th - Cobourg Train Station and Legacy Vintage Building Materials

An NPC outing to the Cobourg Train Station, 563 Division St., and Legacy Vintage Building Materials, 540 Division St. Cobourg, has been planned for Wednesday, Nov. 13th.

Cobourg Train Station provides us with the opportunity to try motion photography; trains in motion, with or without static objects or people; stationary trains and people in motion using slow shutter speeds; photographs of the station building and structures.

Legacy Vintage Buildings Materials is an incredible collection of old building parts and hardware, anything you can imagine and more. Check out this address to see photos of their incredible inventory.


Here there are opportunities galore for all photographic styles - macro, shallow DOF, contemplative, textures, contrasts of all sorts, or try double or multiple exposures.

There is a VIA train due from Toronto at 9.38 am.  We should try to arrive at the station by 9.00 – 9.15 am.  Parking is limited at the station, and Legacy Hardware does not open until 10.00 so you may have to find parking nearby.  UPDATEAlthough freight trains are not on a fixed schedule, they expect one just after 9.00 am and the biggest of the day around 10.30 am.

You can Google "Trains In Motion" and get many ideas and inspirations, however laying down in the middle of the tracks may not be a good idea.  We've included a few of Norm Rae's shots of Legacy Hardware to give you an idea of the subject matter.

The rain date for this outing will be Wednesday, November 20th. 

Please e-mail Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be included in a lunch reservation at Castle John's following the shoot.












NPC Speaker November 4th, 2019

NPC Speaker - November 4th

Joseph Luduc will be the speaker at our November 4th meeting. His presentation will be on Photographing People, a genre he is very passionate about. Wonderful photography and insights to look forward to!

Our Volunteers thank you for bringing your own coffee mug.


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.