What’s Your Focus?
Do you have a new camera that you’re not quite sure how to use? Do you love taking photos but want help making them pop? Or perhaps you know exactly what you’re doing but you’re looking for a challenge or something new.
Membership: Cameras, Classrooms, Community
April to November 2015
We are a club that focuses on the joy, education and community of photography. Our members are active learners and our meetings are lead by instructors who love photography and love sharing their knowledge, tips & tricks with others.
We offer two membership options for photographers of any skill level. Both offer regular meetings for ongoing support, however the Plus includes our monthly Hands-On Photowalks… A great way to figure out your camera in a variety of environments across our Region.
If you have any questions about our membership packages please don’t hesitate to ask!
Plus: $175 (Buddies $300) | Basic: $75 (Buddies $125)
Monthly @ 9am (May to Oct)
- Sat, May 9th – Waterloo
- Sat, Jun 20th – Stratford
- Sat, Jul 18th – St. Jacobs
- Sat, Aug 15th – Kitchener
- Sat, Sept 26th – Elora (New Date!)
- Sat, Oct 17th – Cambridge
Included in our Plus Membership!
Basic Members $35 | Non-Members $70*
*Come out for a single meeting and then after, if you decide you’d like to join us, you can apply the amount to a Plus Membership.
Photo Finishing & Help Sessions
4th Thursday at 7:30pm (April to Nov)
- April 23rd
- May 28th
- June 25th
- July 23rd
- August 27th
- September 24th
- October 22nd
- November 26th
Included in our Plus & Basic Memberships!
*Come out for a single meeting and then after, if you decide you’d like to join us, you can apply the amount to a Membership.
Scheduled on demand by Instructors & Members
This is your chance to get out with others who want to explore and learn with a camera in hand. We’ll organize at least one per month and we challenge members to do the same!
Maybe it’s a sunset walk, an evening stroll or a last-minute dash because you heard that there was something amazing happening in the area.
Included in our Plus & Basic Memberships!
Not available for Non-Members
Coupons can be redeemed for any 2015 Photowalk.
Or, if you’re interested in our Club, you can apply your Groupon directly to the Plus Membership and reduce the membership cost by the amount paid for the coupon.
If you have a question just let us know, or you can simply…
Club membership is based on the calendar year (ie. it expires at the end of December), however our club is active with monthly meetings April to November and at least one informal outing a month.
No matter when you join we will make sure there are a number of opportunities that will give value to the membership and help you develop your photography and finishing skills.
Only half of Photography is photographing – The other half is sharing and finishing. So, each month, we gather to discuss our photos and explore photofinishing with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and other finishing techniques as they come up (ie. HDR, Mobile Photography, etc.)
Our sessions are designed by your questions and we shift focus based on your needs, interests and requests. And, as always, we welcome photos (for critique), gadgets or gear (for questions) or anything else that might share new ideas or techniques.
All walks are within a short driving distance of Kitchener-Waterloo and they each explore different settings and environments. (ie. Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford etc.) All we ask is that you bring your camera, questions and your walking shoes as you actively experiment with camera functions and develop your techniques with a photographer by your side.
Our goal is to help you with YOUR photography at YOUR level. So, while we usually cover items listed above, if you have something specific you’re looking to learn or develop then just let us know!
Each walk is designed to accommodate photographers at any skill level and may include but are not limited to instruction on:
- Camera Functions – How to use your camera (settings, onboard finishing, etc.) in a practical environment.
- Composition & Story Telling – What to look for including rule of thirds, alignment, positive / negative space, perspective, leading lines, etc.
- Image Settings – Why to change your settings (ie. white balance, focus, exposure, resolution) and how they affect your images.
- Partial to Full Manual Control – When to use different settings (ie. Aperture and Shutter Priority) to control depth of field, and motion.
Please note: We do not swap or sell our mailing lists or personal information files. All information collected is for to communicate information about workshops and sessions. The information is only accessed by Macro Class.