Dec 25, 2013

Photo Contest Results

I would like to thank all Guild members who participated in our Christmas Social photo contest. There were 83 photos submitted in all.

First prize went to Doug England
Second prize went to John McGill
Third prize went to Grant Sewell

Congratulations to the winners.

Dec 16, 2013

Guild Photography Exhibition Closed Today

I would like to thank all the Guild members who participated in our Guild's Photographic Exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum.

Connie DeRuyter
Doug England
Bob Jones
Stephen Just
Renata Renartowicz
Nick Mares
John McGill
Tony Moran
Alan Norsworthy
Cathy Sewell
Grant Sewell
Bruce Shapka
Gerry Shapka

Comments Taken from Guest Book

Guelph, Wellington, and the World
Photographic Exhibition
October 24, 2013 to December 15, 2013

Great exhibit
Fantastic Photographs. Some of them literally took my breath away. Beautiful!
Had fun today
Nice Photos
Lovely Photos
Beautiful photos. I loved the flower (red), the horse, the Lady of Lordes Church the best.
Wonderful place for visit and travel
Beautiful Art
Great place to learn the history of Guelph
Absolutely lovely 
Fantastic exhibit everyone. Good luck to all the artists.
Beautiful photos. I came from Stratford. We have a camera club there but love to see more from your camera club.
Many thanks 

Dec 6, 2013

Guild Christmas Social Wednesday December 18, 2013

Our Guild Christmas social will take place on December 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Penny Whistle Pub on the corner of Baker Street and Quebec Street, Guelph. There is parking at the Baker Street parking lot.

In addition to the socializing, the main event of the evening will be a photo contest. Like last year, Guild members can submit photographs (jpeg form) in four categories. Judging will be done by Guild members in attendance. You will vote on each submitted photograph. Prizes will be awarded to the top three photographs, as selected by you.

The four categories are:
a) Nature/Landscape
b) Abstract/Artistic
c) Macro/Close Up
d) People/Pets
See our Flickr site for more details.

Hope to see you there.

Bruce Shapka

Nov 21, 2013

"In Conversation" with Alan Norsworthy and Doug England

On Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 PM Alan Norsworthy and Doug England will be making a presentation on the photographs of Guelph Photographers Guild's Exhibition. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

The presentation will be held on the third floor of Guelph Civic Museum. It will be in the gallery where the photographs are on display.

Hope to see you there. 

Here is the review published in the University of Guelph's student news paper the Ontarion 

Nov 20, 2013

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents the Canadian debut of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) exhibition, which, in the United Kingdom, is one of the Natural History Museum’s (NHM) most successful and longest-running exhibitions. Based on a photography competition originating 49 years ago, the exhibition is displayed in the ROM’s Level 3, Centre Block, from November 23, 2013 to March 23, 2014. BBC Worldwide and the NHM have partnered to create this internationally recognized competition, celebrating nature and wildlife through the most prestigious and surprising photography of its kind.

ROM Installation
Open to professional and amateur photographers including youth, the exhibition showcases work by international competitors from over 90 countries. At the ROM, similar to the other WPY international venues, the exhibition features over 100 images, from a pool of over 43,000 international entries in 2012. Depicting landscapes, wildlife, and marine life, the ROM display, consisting of custom made LED light boxes, is divided into multiple sections covering 11 adult categories, four special award categories, and three children’s categories.

Nov 9, 2013

Guelph Santa Claus Parade

Guelph Santa Claus Parade will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2013 between the times of 1:45 and 4:45.

Dress warm and if you have young ones with you, bring a chair(s) and blanket(s)

Plan on arriving early to find a parking site.

Here is the route the parade will take.

Nov 7, 2013

Nov 1, 2013

Guild's Photography Exibit at Guelph Civic Museum

Guelph Photographers Guild Exhibit grand opening was a success.  Guests were impressed by the number and quality of photographs on display.

In addition to our photographs the museum also had two displays of cameras taken from their photography collection.

The photography exhibit runs from October 23, 2013 to December 15, 2013.

The Civic Museum is located beside the Church of Our Lady in Guelph.  The entrance to the Museum is on Cork Street.

Sleemans Brewery Tour

For our November outing, we will be doing a photographic tour of Sleeman's Brewery.

Date and time for the tour is Saturday, November 23rd at 10 a.m.
There will be a $10 per person fee for the tour, which is not covered by the Guild. Please note that 100% of this fee is going to Sleeman's United Way fund drive.

We are very fortunate that we are being allowed to photograph in the brew house as well as other locations throughout the tour.
They also have a large number of brewery antiques and artifacts that they are making available for us to photograph.

As we will be going through working areas of he brewery, there are a few regulations we need to be aware of:

No jewelry is allowed, including rings and earrings.
We will need to wear safety footwear, Sleeman's has toe covers, but they have asked that if you have steel-toed shoes, please bring them.
We will need to wear safety glasses and vests, which Sleeman's will provide.

For those driving directly to Sleeman's, we will be meeting at their retail store, on site at the Brewery.
I will provide meet-up information for those needing a ride as well as location information closer to the date .

I need to provide Sleeman's the number of Guild members who will be attending so they know how many support staff they need to provide for the tour.
Please reply to the email I sent out (do not "Reply to All") or add your comment to this Flickr post if you are attending .

Thank you!

Stephen Just
GPG Programs 

Guild Meeting For November

On Site Visit to Henry's in Cambridge

For our November meeting, we will be going on site to Henry’s Camera in Cambridge for a demonstration of photographic equipment and accessories, as well as an overview of some of Henry's offerings. 

As space is limited in the Henry’s classroom, there are two dates which we have reserved that you can select from to attend: Friday, Nov 22nd or Thursday, Nov 28th, both at 7 p.m.

We need to provide Henry’s with the number of members attending each of the two nights. Please reply to this post if you will be attending and which one of the two nights you prefer.

Also, Henry’s would like to know what we would be interested in seeing, so please post your suggestions.

I will be posting further information closer to the date regarding the meeting location in Guelph for those who will need a ride.