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The members of the Kingston Photographic Club, of Ontario, meet twice-monthly or more, September to May. The membership broaden their photographic interest from the knowledge of speakers, competition judges, our meetings, other members and this website.

We run one Club Competition, with three rounds, each season, for Prints, Digital Pictorial and Digital Nature. Each competition round is judged by three different judges and the entrants are invited to select two of their images for judges‘ comments, though this is not mandatory. The judges also provide critique for the best images in each category. Points are awarded for each image and the cumulative scores count towards the different trophies awarded annually. The intention is to give members constructive criticism - when asked for.
There is also a Monthly Online Themed Competition, mainly for fun and practice in the preparation of images, shooting to a theme and meeting a deadline. Members can learn from their colleagues and from concise critique from the judges.

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Recent Updates and New Items

Online Comp October 2016 Scores and SlideshowDec 2016
Camera Capers Issue 1 Sept 16 Sep 2016
Roll of Honour 2015-2016 July 2016
Online Comp April 2016 = Final Result and Slideshow May 2016
Club Comp March 2016 Results and Slideshow Mar 2016
Club Comp November 2015 Results and Slideshow Nov 2015

Like to Join Us?

Just come along to a meeting, shown in the Program below. There's no pressure to pay a subscription immediately - come to a couple of meetings first to see if you think it's for you. If you'd like to join, the annual membership fee would be payable - currently $55/yr non-students, $40/yr for Students, or $75 for families (fees are prorated if joining from January onwards).

We meet twice per month, almost always on Mondays, from mid-September through May, at 7.15pm, normally in Room 217 of Dupuis Hall, on Queen's University campus. Other days and locations may be used. Follow the Program, below, for the actual dates.

The main Queen's University location that the club uses has wheelchair and elevator access. In the case of our normal location in Room 217 of Dupuis Hall, the wheelchair access is from Clergy Street, at the Northern end of the building, with the elevator situated inside the main entrance (Division Street) lobby: the door on Clergy Street needs to be opened from the inside.

Here's a map. pdf

More information

Program 2016-2017

 

All regular Monday evening meetings begin at 7:15pm

The 2015-16 schedule shows the planned speakers, outings, and the competition submission/critique dates. Be aware that we have only listed the "main events" for each evening, so what you see here is only part of what you will get. Please keep in mind that the success of the year depends on enthusiastic participation by our members!

Date

Event

Venue

Monday
September 19

Introduction to Club Activities and Program

Plus....

Speaker: Richard Martin

“The Photographer's Eye"

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Saturday/Sunday
September 24/25

Outing: TBA

Sunday
October 2
All Day

Annual Multi-Club Outing (hosted by Napanee Photo Club)

Details contained in separate club email to follow

Monday
October 3

Guest Presenters: Diane Laundy and Peter Coffman

Architecture

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Monday
October 17

Print Critique Clinic

Jeffery Hall, Rm 234
Saturday
October 22

Outing: Kingston Zombie Walk 2016

Starts at 1.00pm
McBurney Park
Saturday
October 22 

Outing: Bus Trip to Toronto

Saturday
October 31

Closing of On-Line Competition - "Beauty of Flowers (CAPA 2016-2017 Theme)"

Monday
November 7

Guest Presenter: Rod Trider - "Making a Better Image"

Deadline for 1st Club Competition Entries

Room 217
Dupuis Hall
Monday
November 21

1st Round Club Competition Results

Room 217
Dupuis Hall
Saturday
November 26

Outing: 10am to Noon - Riley's Greenhouses, Bath Road, at Collins Bay. Reindeer will be in attendance.

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Monday
December 5

Presenter: Ted Smith - "iPhoneography and related technology"

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Saturday/Sunday
December 10/11

Outing: TBA

TBA
Monday
December 12
6.30pm

Christmas Social Night

  • Turkey Dinner and Cash Bar
  • Members Slide/Print Night
  • Advanced Ticket Sales ONLY
Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen St. Kingston.
Friday December 30 - midnight

Deadline for November/December Online Competition - "Footware"

2017

Monday
January 9

Presenter: TBA

Deadline for 2nd Club Competition Entries

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Saturday
or Sunday
January
21/22

Outing - TBA


Monday
23 January

Results of 2nd Club Competition

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Sunday
January 31st

Closing of On-Line Competition - Sunset/Sunrise

Monday
February 6

Station Night

Starts around 7:00 pm going until 9:00 – 9:30 pm. Challenge your photographic skills using a varied series of special installations. Bring your camera!

It is being held at Kingston Christian School at 1212 Woodbine Avenue, between Bayridge Drive and Collins Bay Road. Closer to the Collins Bay end, by the Woodbine Park Soccer Fields and the Kingston BMX Track.
People will need to bring their cameras, their tripods, close-up and/or macro lenses or filters. If people don’t use these bring their cameras anyways. If you’re not shooting, come anyways, get ideas. It is meant to be a fun and learning evening, so Have Fun!!
Kingston Christian School
Saturday/Sunday
February 18/19

Outing - TBA

Tuesday
February 21

Members' Theme Night - My Favourite Subject or Place to Shoot in 10 Images.

Deadline: Annual Juried Exhibition Entries for Jurying. Theme: Street Photography

BioSciences Bdg,
Rm 1102
Sunday
February 26

Jurying of Annual Juried Exhibition Prints

TBA
Tuesday
28 February

Closing of On-Line Competition - Junkfood

Monday
March 6

Presenter: Steve Manders

"Local Abandoned Railways"

Return of AJE Prints

Deadline for 3rd Round Club Competition entries.

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Saturday/Sunday
March 18/19

Outing - TBA

North Entrance Car Park
Monday
March 20

3rd Round Club Competition Results

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Friday
March 31

Closing of March Online Competition - Rain

Monday
April 3

Speaker: TBA

Tuesday
April 4

Delivery of Framed Images for Exhibition (5pm to 9pm)

Window Gallery
Wednesday
April 5

Hanging of Images for Exhibition (9am to 4pm)

Window Gallery
Thursday
April 6
to
Sunday
April 30

Annual Juried Exhibition Open - Theme: "Street Photography"

Window Gallery
Sunday
April 9

Annual Juried Exhibition RECEPTION 1pm - 4pm

Window Gallery
Monday
April 17

Presenter: Andrzej Maciejewski: Camera Obscura, Pin Hole Photography and New Photographic Studies

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Friday
April 21

Closing of Online Competition - Cats

Saturday or Sunday
April 22/23

Outing: TBA

TBA
Sunday
April 30

Take Down and Pick Up of Images from the Annual Juried Exhibition

Noon - 4pm

Window Gallery
Monday
May 1

Annual General Meeting; AV Shows, Outing Images

Rm 217
Dupuis Hall
Monday
May 8

Awards Night

Speaker TBA

6pm for 6.30

Colonnade Golf and Country Club
Saturday
or Sunday May 27/28

Outing: TBA

Saturday or Sunday
June 17/18

Outing: TBA

Please note: Club meetings will be supplemented with additional material, including member presentations, demonstrations, and other items of interest.

Please note that we concentrate on photographic images and almost never discuss particular cameras or other hardware involved*. If you are a potential member, we cannot guarantee to 'teach' you how to use your camera - some self-help, studying and reading is essential and there is a lot of guidance to be found via the ‘Learning’ part of the menu above. Of course, members have many different camera makes and models and if you are new to your camera you are bound to find other members who will willingly give guidance on particular features that you may be unsure about.

* = It's another 'plus' for digital cameras - photo clubs in pre-digital days spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the relative merits of different film, lenses, developers, fixers, enlargers etc.

What we can do, gradually, is introduce new photographers to different styles, effects and composition ideas and then discuss the technical issues. Current members range from students to retirees, and from very experienced photographers to novices.

We are quite liberal in our interpretation of photography, and encourage experimentation at all stages of the process of making a picture. Categories in our competitions are for Prints, Pictorial and Nature (digital). The club does not ‘compete’ with other clubs except in a very friendly way with an annual ‘multi-club’ meeting. However, as a member club of CAPA, we forward our best work for national competitions. Critique of your images by our judges is optional.

The aim of the Kingston Photographic Club?

  • To provide an environment for members to compare their work
    (Competitions, Exhibitions, 'Show and Tell' etc.)
  • Challenge members to try new kinds of photography
    (Themed competitions and challenges)
  • Provide a place for members to learn more about their hobby
    (Presentations, website learning, critique)

We have a varied programme of speakers, a large annual exhibition, outings, friendly slide and print competitions, a monthly online competition, a regular newsletter and, perhaps most importantly, the opportunity to discuss your problems and successes with like-minded people. You will also find a plethora of learning material on the Workshop page of this website, and we also have Learning Assignments for you to try.


Some successful images from recent years by our members.



Winner of the "Peoples Choice" Award at the Annual Exhibition 2015....


Violet's Horse - Mary Ann Wamboldt

2015 Peoples Choice



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