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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Online Comp March 2016 - Results and Slideshow Apr 2016
Online Comp February 2016 - Results and Slideshow Mar 2016
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Club Comp November 2015 Results and Slideshow Nov 2015
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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 215 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.

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Program 2015-2016


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!




September 21

Introduction to Club Activities and Program


Speaker: Jonathan Sugarman

“10 Tips and Tricks for Capturing Better Images”. It will be a hands on presentation, people are encouraged to bring their camera.

Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
September 26/27

Outing: Kingston Mills

October 4
All Day

Annual Multi-Club Outing (hosted by Brockville EAPA)

Details contained in separate club email of 27th Sept
Westport Area
October 5

Guest Presenter: Robert Bailey

"What were They Thinking?! - A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Judging"

Our speaker Robert Bailey has asked for images to use in his presentation Monday evening. If you could please send Bruce Gunion one or two images that you would consider to be "problem" photos- not your best work, but photos that, if they were judged, didn't or wouldn't do well.
Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
October 24 1.00pm

Outing - Kingston Zombie Walk

McBurney Park
October 19

Print Critique Clinic

Rm 234
Jeffery Hall
October 24/25 9.00am

Outing: Cataraqui Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Provisionally Saturday but if someone misses the challenge or rain delay it will be done again on the 25th at 9:00 am.
October 31

Closing of On-Line Competition - "Creating Motion in a Still Image"

November 2

Guest Presenter: Randall Romano - "Effectual Photography"

Deadline for 1st Club Competition Entries

Room 215
Dupuis Hall
November 16

1st Round Club Competition Results

Room 215
Dupuis Hall
November 21/22

Outing: Night Shoot

Downtown Kingston
December 7

Presenter: Ted Zuber - "Reflections on a Sixty Year Career; Small Product Photography"

Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
December 13

Outing: Neil's Flowers

Meet 9am - Limited to 12 - 15 people

Sydenham Road
December 14

Christmas Social Night

  • 3 course Dinner & cash bar. $30.00 / person 
  • “Secret Santa” gift exchange.
  • Members Slide/Print Night
  • Advanced Ticket Sales ONLY

Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen St. Kingston.
Thursday December 31st - midnight

Deadline for November/December Online Competition - "Moonlight"


January 4

Presenters: Mieke Van Geest and Aida Sule

"Every Photo is a Selfie - The Photo Journey as a Personal Story"

Both artists will discuss the photographic equivalent of ear worm - ongoing, evolving themes in their creative expression and process.
Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
January 18

Members' Sports Themed Photography

Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
or Sunday

Outing - Amherst Island

(Ferry - $9/vehicle)

No Cafe/Restaurant or Gasoline on the island, so ensure you have sufficient food/drink and gas before crossing! Carpooling recommended.

Sunday January 31st

Closing of On-Line Competition - Toilet Paper

February 1

Station Night

Starts around 7:00 pm going until 9:00 – 9:30 pm.

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!!
February 16

Frameworks - Basic Framing and New Options

Krysia Spirydowicz: Glass Plate Photography of Mayan Ruins

Your 3 prints for the Annual Juried Exhibition judging along with a Submission Entry Form and $10 entry fee are due on or before this meeting.

Biosciences Building
Room 1102 at the Biosciences Building. The main entrance is on Arch Street, halfway between, Union and Stuart Streets. (even though the address is listed as 116 Barrie Street).
February 21st
12:15 pm. to about 1:30 pm

Outing - Flowers at City of Kingston Greenhouses

Tripods may be used up until about 1:30 pm. Once the public starts to arrive tripods MUST be then put away. The greenhouses are open to the public from about 1:30 until 4:00 pm. so it will get crowded. This outing is limited to 10 people during the closed time (12:15 to 1:30). So if you are interested contact Dave Hamel at lemahwd@hotmail.com. If you don’t make the list, you are most welcome to come in and shoot during the public time from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. (but NO tripods). It will get crowded and busy. (We appear to have {as of this morning} 2 spaces left – first come…)
City of Kingston Greenhouses, located at 109 Norman Rogers Drive (across from Centennial Public School)
February 28

Jurying of Annual Juried Exhibition Prints

29 February

Closing of On-Line Competition - Valentine

March 7

Presenter: Mary Ann Wamboldt

"Lightroom and Book Publishing" Print Fusion (Jeff Thurlby)

Return of AJE Prints

Deadline for 2nd Round Club Competition entries.

Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
March 19/20

Outing - Lemoine Point Conservation Area

Meet at the north parking lot for 9 am. Access the lot off Coverdale Drive which exits west off Bayridge Drive just south of its Bath Road overpass.

North Entrance Car Park
March 21

2nd Round Club Competition Results

Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
March 28

Delivery of Framed Images for Exhibition

Window Gallery
March 29

Hanging of Images for Exhibition

Window Gallery
March 30
April 25

Annual Juried Exhibition Open

Window Gallery
March 31

Closing of On-Line Competition - Fences

April 3

Annual Juried Exhibition RECEPTION 1pm - 4pm

Window Gallery
April 4

Kingston Frameworks - Basic Framing and New Options.

Krysia Spirydowicz: Glass Plate Photography of Mayan Ruins.

Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
April 18

Presenter: Bill Young 

Lessons Learned

This will be a 2-part evening. Using photos and AV shows from past and recent travels, Bill will pass along ideas from his experiences on photography and travel.

In the second half of the evening, Bill will provide a summary of his participation in Freeman Patterson’s tour in South Africa that is currently available. If you’ve considered such a trip, you’ll find this useful. If you haven’t considered such a trip, this may change your mind.

Rm 215
Dupuis Hall
April 22

Closing of Online Competition - Backlight

April 25

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

4pm - 7pm

Window Gallery
Saturday or Sunday
April 23/24

Outing: Night Shoot - Orbs and Light Fun

Lake Ontario Park
May 2

Annual General Meeting; AV Shows, Outing Images

Dupuis Hall
May 9

Awards Night

Speaker TBA

6pm for 6.30

Colonnade Golf and Country Club
or Sunday May 21/22

Outing: Rideau Ferry Antiques and Jones Falls Locks

Saturday or Sunday
June 18/19

Outing - Purdon Conservation Area (Lady Slipper Orchids) and Perth

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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