Primrose Donkey Sanctuary Outing December 5th

Here's the information you need to see these sweet animals....

Thank you to Elaine Amenta for arranging our outing to the Primrose Donkey Sanctuary, near Roseneath, on December 5th.  Please arrive at 11:00 and Elaine will be there to greet you.  A donation of $10 to the 

Sanctuary per person is recommended and should be given to Elaine upon arrival. Please do not bring treats for the animals.  Elaine will be there to guide you in the areas where the animals are roaming and will have some goodies in her pocket to help get good poses.  There will be hot chocolate and treats provided for the photographers.  The Tall Teepee on Hwy 45, in Alderville, is recommended for lunch.  Cash only, but no tax.

905 352 2772 - 1296 Bowmanton Rd. Roseneath

The Tall Teepee - Restaurant & Gas Station
8562 Hwy 45



Port Hope At Night Outing, Friday, Nov. 23rd

Here's all the info you need for this fun-packed event!

Hello NPC Members,

Our Port Hope at Night Outing is taking place on Friday, November 23, 2018 - schedule of the night follows. This outing will take place, rain or shine (Donna has shot the candle light walk in the rain) . If it does rain there are many indoor activities that you can choose from. This can be a sort of "hop-in or hop-out" outing with several meeting spots along the way. Donna will need your confirmation of attending the dinner at Turtle John's.  A full moon is expected so keep your eyes to the sky to try to capture the moon in some of your shots. 

Meet in the parking lot at Primitive Designs - 2762 County Rd 28 (Northumberland) Port Hope ON at 3:30

3:30 -4:45 

Shoot the many sculptures and other fun stuff while maybe getting some unusual Christmas gifts and stocking-stuffers. It has been arranged that NPC participants will pay $5 each to shoot any sculptures they want rather than contributing on an individual basis for each sculpture. This is donated to charity and can be given to Donna when you arrive. This is in lieu of donating to the buckets in front of the sculptures. Sun sets around 4:30 so here's hoping that we can get that in some of our outdoor shots.

5:00 pmDinner reservation at Turtle John’s restaurant  - 64 John St, Port Hope, ON L1A 2Z2. Donna has made a reservation but will need to confirm #s as soon as possible. Please email Donna with the # of people if you would like to be included in the reservation. If you can secure a spot in the public parking lot at the near the band shell and walk over then there will be no need to move your vehicle while enjoying the rest of the night’s festivities.

6pm: If you are NOT joining us at the restaurant but would like to meet for the rest of the outing, you can meet us in the parking lot of Turtle John's where we will find some dark spots nearby to do some light painting and a fun “ghosting” group shot. We can then go our separate ways or hang out in groups and wander over to get the best vantage points to shoot the Candle Light Walk on Walton St.

The TOWN event organizer’s schedule for the night is as follows:

Port Hope Candlelight Festival

The family-friendly festivities include an open house and art experience in the Little Station, FREE rides on board the VIA Rail miniature train, and a Holiday Night Market in Lent Lane!

Schedule · Friday, November 23, 2018

7:00 PM - 7:20 PM

Candlelight Procession featuring Critical Mass Art Lanterns and Puppets

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Holiday Night Market in Lent Lane!

7:25 PM - 7:45 PM

Memorial Park Lighting Up Ceremony & Bandshell Performances

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Little Station Open House & Multi-Media Community Installation

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

FREE Rides on board the VIA Rail Miniature Train (@ Little Station)


Capitol Christmas and the Festival of Lights and Trees (inside Capitol Theatre on Queen St) Open Friday Nov 23 1-4pm and 6-9pm

  • • ADMISSION IS FREE • ALL AGES WELCOME - Experience the 21st Capitol Christmas Festival Tradition 

What once began as a small-town Port Hope Christmas Tradition in 1997 has now grown from a few trees raffled on our main stage – to the extravaganza it has become today. More than 60 decorated trees and wreaths amid thousands of lights lining our entrance and lobby during the 2017 Capitol Christmas Festival of Lights and Trees. As 2018 is our 21st year, we aim to deliver a truly spectacular Festival of Lights and Trees this year that you will not want tomiss. Capitol Christmas is the perfect family-friendly event, we will be open during the Candle Light Walk and prior to the Port Hope Santa Claus Parade.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate 21 years of the joy of the holidays and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and cookies while you browse and select your favourite trees. Raffle tickets and commemorative holiday decorations will be for sale during this event, must be over age 18 to play. The Capitol Christmas Festival of Lights and Trees Raffle will be held at 2:00pm on Monday December 17th.

What to bring:

-          Dress in warm clothing and layers so you can shed some of them for the indoor events.

-          Bring a fully charged battery and back up if you have one. Batteries can run low quickly in colder weather.

-          Remote shutter release and/or learn how to use your timer release on your camera.

-          Bring a flash light (or 2!) You will use them to do any light painting and to see what you are doing with your camera in the dark!

-          A tripod is necessary for many types of night shots and an external flash can also be very helpful. Most of the shooting is within a very short distance of your car so throw in what you MIGHT need and leave it in the car until you do!

Donna will send an email this week with some ideas on how you might want to try to creatively shoot this fun-packed event!



Nov. 7th - Let's go to the Royal Winter Fair!

Outing CANCELLED due to lack of interest!

Here's all the info you need.....

Since 1922, the country has come to the city as farmers, growers, producers and homesteaders have come from all over Canada to exhibit their very best agricultural products and livestock.  The Royal Winter Fair in Toronto continues that legacy and is the largest indoor agricultural event in the world. The Royal features over 2000 agricultural competitions featuring more than 5,000 animals, artisan cheeses, honey, giant vegetables, butter sculpting and more! In addition, The Royal Horse Show is one of the world’s finest equestrian spectacles and attracts athletes from across the planet. Every year, 300,000 people come to The Fair to celebrate the very best food, livestock and horsemanship this country has to offer.


Outing Info:

  • ·WHERE:Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, On
  • ·WHEN:Wed, Nov 7, 2018
  • ·PRICE:RWF Tickets are available online or at the door (Adult: $27.50; Senior: $20; discounts such as CAA may be available).
  • ·HOW to get there:

o   By car. Drive to Exhibition Stadium, downtown Toronto where there is parking (indoors and out) for 4000 cars.

o   GO Train and TTC stop at Exhibition Stadium.

o   People wishing to commute together via GO train, meet at Toronto Road car park at 9:00 am for 9:15 departure to Whitby GO Station at Brock Street exit. (Whitby has more parking than Oshawa)

  • ·WHAT to do:Get a map when you get there and wander the fair at your leisure. The timing is up to you and the group you commute with. Attached to this email is a map (you can pick up the 2018 one at Exhibition Stadium) and a list of some of the events for the day.
  • ·RVSP for lunch: Jeannie will make lunch reservations at the Hitching Post restaurant (beside the Horse Palace - see attached map) for 1 pm for anyone wishing to join but will need a headcount by morning of Nov 6 to do so. If you do not wish to attend this location for lunch, there are other restaurants/pubs on site plus a large food court, plus vendors offering free samples you can munch your way through!

o   Lots of opportunity for low-light photography with NO flash. The owners and animals do not like it and in some places flash is not allowed due to safety concerns.  You are encouraged to wander the barns and see the exhibitors at work caring for their animals and prepping for competition.

o   A zoom lens for ringside shooting is a great choice.

o   A fast lens you can shoot wide open is helpful.

o   A monopod is useful since space for a tripod can be limited.

o   Note: Exhibitors may tell you that you need to ask their permission to shoot their animals in the barns etc. Technically you do not as it is a public venue but please be respectful and safe as they move the animals around.


Some Activities on the Schedule for Wed besides livestock competitions:

President’s Choice Animal Theatre:

Superdogs (10:45am)

Toronto Mounted Police (11:30am)

Superdogs (12:15pm)

Medeival Times (1:00pm)

Farmers' Best Friends with Canadian Raptor Conservancy (1:45pm)

Horses 101 (2:45pm)



Free Horse Show in Main Colesium – Wed Nov 7th 2018 (8:00am – 12:30pm; 1:00pm – 5:00pm)


Class List:

18 Roadster Pony – Jr. Exhibitor

162 Percheron Cart

10 Hackney Pony – Canadian Owned

154 Clydesdale Cart

6 H/H Pony Pleasure Driving – Junior Exhibitor

101 Combined Hunter

102 Combined Hunter Stake

103 Combined Hunter Championship

104 Canadian Bred High Score Hunter

110 CET National Medal Finals Flat & Gymnastic Phase

Lunch Break

1 Hackney Horse – Open

163 Percheron Two Horse Team

16 Roadster Pony – Open

158 Clydesdale Unicorn

45 Pair/Tandem Driving

9 Hackney Pony – Open

126 McKee Family International Jumper Competition

179 NASHHCS Cart Class



November 5th - A Presentation by Dave of Freaktography!

Please see the link below for a look into Dave's work.....





Kingston Outing October 20th

All the details you need for this fun outing!

You are invited to an exciting and rewarding photography outing to the wonderful city of Kingston, ON. to discover architectural and zombie images.
This outing will take place on October 20, weather permitting.
Comfortable walking shoes should be considered for the walk, never more than 30 min. walking time from the parking lot.
Terry Self will be leading the outing.
If you wish to carpool, meet after 7am at the carpool lot off #401, exit 497 at Percy Street, Colborne, southeast side for departure at 7:30 sharp.
Travelling #401, there will be a brief stop at Onroute Odessa, just before Kingston.
Then travelling to exit #615 onto the Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd. travelling about 3.5km to make a left turn onto Princess Sreet and 
continue following Princess Sreet to the end at Ontario Street about 4km. Turn right onto Ontario and after a few buildings, turn right into the parking lot. 
Washrooms - lower levels at back of city hall and back of visitor centre.
Meet at the Kinston sign next to the visitor centre across from city hall about 9:15am. 
Terry will make a presentation on architectural photography and add more input on the walk. Some time to wander to see and capture your images
of city hall and visitor centre. At 10am, the group will meet again by the Kingston sign and begin to explore the buildings on the side streets. 
Back to the Kingston sign by 11am. Then to proceed up Princess Street to study the buildings, and maybe a place for a noon meal. 
Clergy Street is the destination, about 6 blocks. Along Clergy for some more buildings. Tim’s is on the corner. 
Note that the McBurney Park for the start of the zombies is a few blocks east on Clergy Street at 157 Ordnance Street. 
Time out for a quick lunch, your choices.
At 12:30-1pm, be at McBurney Park to capture the faces and expressions of the make-up artists and the participants as they prepare for the Zombie Walk. 
The Walk starts at 2pm, west on Clergy to Princess, then along Princess.  
Although the outing ends, some time could be spent on a more relaxed meal, getting tourist info, general sightseeing in other areas of the city. Enjoy!
The horde will start gathering in McBurney Park at 1:00 pm, Oct 20 - for photos, makeup touch-ups, costume review, Zombie story exchange, 
and to gather donations to the Kingston Youth Shelter. Then, at 2:00 pm exactly (no delays!), we start down Princess Street, roaring, snarling, and having a great time!
Judging and costume contest will be at City Park and the end of our walk!

December 10th...mark your calendar!

December 10th is the date for our Northumberland Photography Club Christmas dinner at the Woodlawn Inn in Cobourg.

For more information, please use this link:

To make your reservation and pay for your ticket(s), please use the following link:

We're looking forward to a wonderful meal and a great turnout!

Our regular monthly club meeting will be Monday, December 3rd.  We will be enjoying members' 10-photo slideshows along with finger food.  A winning combination!



October 2018 Meeting Reminder


Welcome to October!

We're pleased to have Michael Bons join us as our guest speaker at our October 1st club meeting.

If you would like to see Michael's work, please click on the following link:



September 2018 Meeting Reminder

And So Our 2018 Club Year Begins!

Welcome to our new season. We hope to see you all at our upcoming meeting Monday September 10, 2018 at 7pm - doors open at 6pm (a little early so that you can pick up your new name tags). Donna (Membership Director) would like to remind you to bring your name tag holders please. We are very excited to welcome Robert Fisher as our first speaker.

Robert Fisher is an award-winning photographer, author, street photographer, freelance writer, and filmmaker based in Oshawa, Ontario. He also has a very successful commercial photography business. Here is a link to his website: