This posting is part three of my recent club photos and it consists of images taken for our “bonus challenges”. This collection of photo assignments were given to club members as a replacement activity to the missed monthly club meetings due to the pandemic. These bonus assignments gave club members a chance to stretch their creative abilities as well a their digital processing skills. Not all of the images were taken this year, although processing was done in 2020. Bonus assignments included “Bingo Card” (a variety of photographic subjects), “D&D” (a variety of specific post processing methods), “Double of Nothing” (more post processing examples), “Reworked 3 times” (taking a photo and manipulating it 3 different ways) and finally “Snakes and Ladders” (a photo scavenger hunt).
This posting is part two of my recent club photos and it consists of images taken during our “monthly challenges”. When the pandemic hit Canada around March of 2020 in person meetings were put on hold. Social distancing became the norm and for two months the club allowed members to “revisit” photos from previous years to complete these collections. I used a few images from the past for the “Reflection/Distortion” and “Placement is Everything” themed months. Other monthly challenges with recently captured images were : “Autumn Splendor”, “High Key”, “It’s a Small World”, “Past Its Prime”, “People and Pets”, “Round the Bend”, “Spring has Sprung”, “Structure”, “Summer Fun” and “Texture”.
It has been almost a year since I have posted any pictures from the photo club activities so I thought I would break this collection into multiple parts. This posting covers photos taken during one of the “club outings.” When the pandemic hit Canada around March of 2020 outings were cancelled from March through till August. These images are from trips before and after that hiatus include Jones Falls, Lamoine Point, Lake on the Mountain, Sandbanks and the Trenton Air Museum.
The summer of 2018 included trip to Point Petre to do a fitness shoot with our hosts David and Mary Robinet. I found out that the male model was a welder for Audrey’s father’s old workplace.
We also did a night shoot at the Belleville bridge which was and still is under construction. Also shown below are pictures from the “summer fun” (at the cottage) and “Music” (Ottawa visit) challenges.
Spring of 2018 included trip to Gould Lake and a trip to Kingston. For the Kingston trip, members of the club pulled photo assignments out of a hat so that every member had different things to shoot. It was to get us out of our comfort zone and shoot things that we would not normally shoot. I picked “Fashion Sense”. I also have images from the “fresh start” which included pictures from a robins nest just outside our home.
After finally getting our South American Trip posted (Thanks very much Audrey) it is time to post my Photo Club shots from this past year. Starting with the winter of 2018. The pictures below include a trip to Joseph Leduc’s basement to do a wonderful workshop on flash lighting techniques and a trip to the Wellington waterfront to check out the ice. I also have images from the “sweet light” and “Items with a Twist” challenges.
I will begin this post with an apology for my tardiness. This fall, photo club outings included a stroll through Picton on remembrance day, a night shoot at Point Petre and a visit to Legacy Antiques in Cobourg. The theme for the falls photo challenge was “fall colours”. We will be heading to South America soon so more photos to come!