One last outing for the year as a group? Meet at the Nelson Ave parking lot on Lakeshore Rd. by Discovery Landing. Dress warmly, bring a tripod and your best night and street photography gear and technique.
MARK ZELINSKI: A Profile
The Governor General's Medal
Upon completion of Art Fundamentals at Sheridan College, Mark Zelinski entered the Ontario College of Art in 1975 to study design, drawing, sculpture and watercolour painting. His interests turned to photography, and he graduated as the top student of the college in 1979, winning the Governor General's Medal and three scholarships for his work. His short 16mm film entitled "Movement In White", was purchased by both CBC and TVOntario. During the next two years, he would establish his strength as a professional location photographer.
Advertising, A/V & TV
By 1980, he was shooting for many advertising agencies and A/V production houses in Toronto. His early work can be seen in animated photography sequences in the National Film Board of Canada feature documentary, "Aurora...On Target.," and in a prize-winning film he shot for the Toronto General Hospital. In addition to shooting promotional stills for television commercials and stations (CHCH, CITY), he has designed and photographed several CD covers for the Solitudes music label, including the last two releases by Canadian pianist Hagood Hardy.
Pro Sports, Resorts & Annual Reports
Zelinski has photographed corporate annual reports for SunLife Assurance Company of Canada, the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Dofasco, The Canadian Red Cross, National Life and Petro Canada including shots of the Hibernia offshore drilling platform. Mark has worked with top Canadian designers, and directly with international firms such as Panasonic, Deloitte Touche and Oerlikon Aerospace. His work for numerous Canadian, American and European tour operators has taken him on location from St. Lucia to Antarctica. He has shot promotional sports photography for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Molson Tennis Challenge and the Special Olympics. For three summers, he was the official photographer of the PGA Tour in Canada.
Mark has worked as a photographer and as an A/V producer for the Ministries of Correctional Services, Natural Resources, and Tourism & Recreation. From 1982 - 1988 he was the official photographer of visiting heads of state for the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs and The Premier of Ontario's Office. Margaret Thatcher (U.K.), Francois Mitterand (France), The Aga Kahn, and Bishop Desmond Tutu (S.Africa) are among his photographed subjects. Other government clients include Tourism Canada and the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Technology. In 1988, he shot the World Economic Summit.
Book Publishing & The Royal Family
In 1987 Zelinski initiated a worldwide promotion of the Outward Bound organization. He photographed Outward Bound schools around the globe to produce a book of photography commemorating the first 50 years of Outward Bound. The book, entitled "Outward Bound: The Inward Odyssey", was officially launched in Wales in 1991 by HRH Prince Philip of England, who also wrote the book's forward. In 1999 Zelinski created a new company, From The Heart Publishing, and created the book, "Greater Hamilton: From The Heart". The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander officially launched the book and wrote the introduction. Mark has also continued to photograph Outward Bound Schools to create the new book"Outward Bound: The Inward Odyssey Volume 2", which includes a foreword by HRH Prince Andrew. This new book follows the evolution and expansion of Outward Bound into the year 2002. In 2004, Mark created the hockey book, “Dog Day In Hamilton: A Day In The Life Of The Hamilton Bulldogs”, for the farm team for the Montreal Canadiens.
2010 saw the publishing of four new books by Zelinski’s From The Heart Publishing. “One Small Flame: Kurt Hahn’s Vision of Education” is Mark's fifth book, the third in a series about experiential education. His Majesty King Constantine of Greece and Canada’s own Justin Trudeau both contributed forewords for the book.
For thirty-five years Zelinski traveled to more than 70 countries to create the images for “UNTITLED” and “From The Field”, his brilliant sixth and seventh books. In 2010 he also published “The Art of Industry: 50 years of photography” by photographic veteran Tom Bochsler.
As a result of his art training, colour, composition, and light are Mark's forte. He enjoys serving a diverse clientele in his fourth decade as a professional photographer.
Monday, Nov 4 2013 is the Final Submission Deadline for the 2013 Exhibition on My World In Transition
Please remember to bring your image(s) along with your payment and completed Entry Form, as well as supporting waivers (as required).
Member Exhibition 2013
Rules for entry:
1. This Photographic Exhibition is open to members of the Oakville Camera Club.
2. Theme: My World in Transition
3. Category 1: Black & White, Category 2: Color
4. Entrants may submit up to 5 images total.
5. Images entered can be taken anywhere in the world.
6. Entries will be received at club meetings beginning Monday, September 9, 2013 and must be received no later than Monday, October 21, 2013 as set out below.
7. All entries must be the work of the entrant with image(s) taken between October 2012 and October 2013.
8. Entry fee for each image is $10.
9. Images (excluding the white border) must be no greater than 12 inches x 16 inches.
Minimum image dimensions are 4 inches x 4 inches.
10. No visible information or logos may appear on the front of the image other than those in the image itself.
11. All Entries must include all of the following:
· Completed entry form;
· Entry fee (inside sealed envelope), paid by cash or cheque payable to Oakville Camera Club if mailing entry;
· Up to five (5) prints;
· Digital images burned to CD in jpg format, with 1200 pixels on the long side at 72 ppi; digital files are to be named as shown:
Name of Photographer-Title of
Image.jpg (ex. bobjones-wildflower.jpeg)
· Model release forms for photos that include people.
· Identification of each image with your Name, Category and Image Title printed legibly on the BACK of your photographic print (see guidelines);
Guidelines for Identifying Images:
. Print identification directly on the back of your print. Do not stick labels on the back. Use a medium-point black marker. If using a ballpoint pen be sure to do so gently. Pressing hard will show through on the front. Practice on a discarded print if needed before identifying your entry. To indicate your printʼs orientation, include an identifying arrow to indicate up.
12. Submitted images that are not chosen for the exhibition will be returned to the photographers at the club meeting following the show.
13. Entrants retain ownership and copyright of all images, but upon submission of entry, entrants irrevocably agree and consent to:
· the sale of framed and exhibited prints by OCC to promote the works of the entrants.
14. Curators will choose the collection. Not all entries will be framed for exhibition. The members of OCC will be the judges. One image will be chosen by Vote on the night of the gallery showing. Majority votes win, members decision will be final.
15. Selected images will be displayed on November 29, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at QEP on Bridge Rd. The exhibition will be for sale and will hang for 8 weeks.
To reach Albion Falls by car, exit on Dartnell Road from the Lincoln Alexander Parkway. Go south on Dartnell, then go left onto Stonechurch Road East. Turn left onto Pritchard Road, then left again onto Mud Street. You will find two parking lots available on either side of Mud Street where it connects with Mountain Brow Boulevard.
We will met at the QP Car Park for 8:45am and then move on to the Falls as a group / car pooling. Or you can meet us there for 9.30am. GPS Locator:
The objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the skills required to improve your photography and start to build your understanding of photography as an art form. This course will explore the common types of photography and the concepts of light, image structure and the digital image as a medium. For inspiration and direction, students will be introduced to historic and contemporary photographers influential in the art of photography and photo journalism.
Through a series of instructional classes and field activities, students will be assigned challenges and encouraged to execute photography as an Art form with a goal to try different types of photography in class and outdoor “Labs” and focus on achieving individual creativity, problem solving and technical camera and photographic proficiency.
Course Outcomes :
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to ;
understand basic camera functions of Most Digital Cameras currently on the market.
learn the correct camera setup and composition for most photographic situations
understand the function of basic workflow.
identify the most influential photographers and photographs that have inspired the best photography in Fine Art, media, advertising and photojournalism in the past century.
learn how to take the best photos possible before post production
edit with basic photo editing software.
Construct a Slide Show of their best work from the Course
- Build and Add to their Photographic Portfolio.
Students will discover the criteria of Photo Judging and explore how to meet the expectations of a great Photograph.
Course Content/ Philosophy:
Although this is a course described as “for Beginner and Intermediate Photographers”, this course is designed to teach Photography as a lesson in seeing and communicating. This course assumes students know Basic Camera Operation. This course will introduce students to the use of the camera as an instrument of communication. From photojournalism to fine art, learning photography is learning to see, observe and interpret the world around us to others.
Mono Cliffs contains a significant section of the Niagara Escarpment, including crevice caves, an upland limestone plain, and talus slopes. The park features two prominent masses of rock, separated by erosion from the main rock body. When this occurs, the resultant feature is called an outlier. Here you will encounter two large 'outliers' separated from the main escarpment edge.
Botanists have also noted that the local vegetation includes a particularly rich diversity of ferns. Many of the natural features in the park are fragile.
This park is part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks System, and the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. The park offers excellent trail system for hiking.
The park has a number of cliff faces along the Niagara Escarpment itself. Along the Cliff Top Trail is a sturdy set of stairs which descend about 30m down the rock face to a wooden path that runs between the cliff face and a small outlier, providing excellent views of the rock, ferns, and cedars. Also along the Cliff Top Trail is a viewing platform that extends out over the cliff edge, with a great view to the north east across the park to the farms and valleys beyond. In the north west corner of the park you can find McCarston's Lake.
What to Wear:
With fall weather upon us, we suggest a layered approach to your clothing, as it may be cooler in the morning, and warming up as the day goes on. Wear comfortable and supportive footwear, i.e. hiking shoes/boots are highly recommended as we plan to venture onto the many trails of Mono Cliffs.
What to Bring:
Water, snacks/lunch, camera, lenses (wide angle and telephoto/zoom lenses), memory cards, lens filters (recommend a polarizer, neutral density, gradual neutral density, etc. for shooting landscapes), and a monopod or tripod is recommended. Sturdy camera bag / backpack for carrying your gear.
Bear in mind this is a hike, covering three-(3) or more kilometers, so it pays to plan your gear choices accordingly.
What to Expect:
Since this Outing is geared more to a casual walk in the woods, it is not considered difficult.
The trails in Mono Cliffs are well maintained, and they are not difficult, however, various stretches of the Bruce Trail cover undulating terrain. While not considered steep, some elevation gains should be expected. The trails in general offers some good vantage points, both escarpment and lakeside vista being available for photographing landscapes.
How to Get There (from Oakville / Toronto area):
Location: Fourteen-(14) km northeast of Orangeville, four-(4) km east of Mono Centre.
Take QEW to 403/410, merge onto 410 North until it becomes Highway 10. Continue North on Highway 10 and continue North of Orangeville.
Turn right on Mono Centre Road (Dufferin County Rd.#8) and follow it east for eight-(8) kilometers until you get to Mono Centre. Continue North on 2 Line East until the road ends. Park on the side of the road outside the park entrance.
Plan for a total travel time from Oakville of just over one hour.
British Car Day is hosted annually by the Toronto Triumph Club, on the third Sunday of September. Since its inaugural event in 1984, it has grown in leaps and bounds, and now draws over 1,000 British cars and 8,000 spectators. The event is the largest, one-day, all-British car event in North America, with visitors from throughout the northeast United States, the Maritime provinces, Quebec, and Manitoba. We have even had visitors from Alberta, Texas, the UK, and New Zealand.
The spectator gates open at 10:00am and Participant's Choice judging begins in earnest. Last year, there were well over 1,000 vehicles, in 52 classes of cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles, running the whole range from Mini to Rolls-Royce, from Austin to Zephyr and everything in between. Many people bring their daily drivers, or projects-in-progress, just to line up with the many concours-class cars in their class. This is the opportunity everyone looks forward to, to chat, to scrutinize, and plan for next year. It's a car show and it's also a big end of season social event, and a great opportunity for some classic car photography!
ATTENTION OCC MEMEBERS:
Please find enclosed the flyer for the British Auto Day Outing planned for Sunday, September 15
Car day details: Event Cost $16.00 per car (no limit how many per car)
Registration: Tour information and questions can be directed to Bernie Cook
firstname.lastname@example.org - RSVP to Bernie Cook - "Please put 'British Car Day' in the subject line of your email"
Oakville Camera Club
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Monday, September 9, 2013, 7 p.m.
QE Park, Oakville, Ont.
The Oakville Camera Club encourages all members to attend our Annual General Meeting.
Highlights will include an open discussion period, consideration of a Code of Conduct
Bylaw and election of your Board of Directors.
Please note, the Minutes of the 2012 AGM and a copy of the Code of Conduct Bylaw follow
this notice. Following is the tentative agenda:
1. Call to order
2. Report from the Board
3. Minutes of 2012 AGM
4. Financial Statement for 2012-13
5. Constitutional Amendment re: Code of Conduct Bylaw
6. Election of Board of Directors
7. Open Discussion
A social evening with complementary pizza and beverages will follow the AGM.
Following is a list of nominees to your 2013-14 Board of Directors.
Position Current Nominees
President Bill Smith
Vice-President Bernie Cook
Treasurer Bill Anastasakis
Secretary Anna D'Iorio
Director William Barrow
Director Lisbeth DeAlmeida
Director Bill Ellis
Website Director Rafal Kiermacz
Director Vince Magro
Director Mark Markus
Director Thomas Podruchny
Director Gary van Eijk
Past-President Kieley Hickey (appointed position)
Any OCC member in good standing may seek a nomination to any of the above positions
(except Past-President). You require a nominator and seconder, both of whom must also be
members in good standing. Contact OCC Secretary Bill Dimmick (email@example.com).
OCC Annual General Meeting Minutes
Monday, September 10, 2012
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, ON
1. Call to order
President Jason Hashimoto welcomed all members and guests to the meeting.
The following announcements were made:
Challenge entries were due Sept. 17 in the categories of Best Shot, Portrait and Vacation. There
was also a special challenge held in co-operation with The Oakville Historical Society with
entries due Oct. 22.
Kieley Hickey described the Capture Oakville 2012 competition and urged members to enter.
Gary van Eijk announced OCC was developing a workshop on photo editing software.
Jason explained that only persons with valid memberships were allowed to vote. He then
highlighted OCC achievements over the past year. These included:
• The move to our new meeting facility at QEP;
• Membership greatly increased to 150 from 90;
• More than 155 members attending OCC outings;
• Capture Oakville’s continuing success;
• Participation in the photography trade show organized by Henry’s;
Jason thanked the volunteers who helped make all the events and outings successful.
2. Minutes of 2012 Annual Meeting
Moved by Bernie Cook, seconded by Bill Ellis that the Minutes of the 2011 AGM be approved
as circulated. Carried
3. 2009-10 Financial Statement and 2010-11 Budget
Treasurer Julia Lio presented the 2011-12 Financial Statement and 2012-13 Budget..
During discussion, Kieley Hickey noted OCC’s sound financial position and put forward the
suggestion some of our funds could be invested in upgrading OCC’s website. Other ideas
arose during the discussion including more hands-on workshops and purchase of studio
Moved by Wojtek Zlobicki, seconded by Gary van Eijk that the 2011-12 Financial
Statement and 2012-13 Budget be approved as presented.
4. Election of Officers
Nomination chair, Jared Fein presented a slate of candidates:
President Jason Hashimoto
Vice-President Bill Smith
Treasurer Bill Anastasakis
Secretary Bill Dimmick
Director Bernie Cook
Director Bill Ellis
Director Fraser Farmer
Director Vince Magro
Director Thomas Podruchny
Director Anna D'Iorio
Director Gary van Eijk
Director Lisbeth DeAlmeida
Jared asked if there are any other nominations from the floor for the Board. None were
Moved by Jared Fein, seconded by Jim Shaver that the slate of candidates be adopted.
Jared declared all candidates elected by acclamation.
Jason thanked Jared, and chaired the remainder of meeting.
5. General discussion
Topics and ideas put forward included:
• More information about post-production software
• Have a question period at meetings (Ask and Expert)
• More shooting events and outings
• Hold monthly challenges to show images from outings
• Have monthly shooting assignments
• Open up ambassadors program and pair up ambassadors with new members
Moved by Les Kapuscinski, seconded by Richard Braeken that the meeting adjourn.
Oakville Camera Club Proposed Bylaw (please read).
Code of Conduct
All OCC Directors, Officers and Members are expected to abide by the OCC Code of Conduct
as described in Appendix A of the OCC Constitution. Further, all members of the Board
(Directors and Officers) agree to sign a copy of the Code as a condition of serving on the Board.
Copies of the signed documents are to be kept by the OCC Secretary.
Code of Conduct
Oakville Camera Club (OCC) operates a not-for-profit organization (Club) in accordance with
the highest ethical standards and relevant Club Constitution and bylaws, and on the integrity of
each of its Directors, Officers, and Members.
No member of OCC should act in a way that will diminish or damage the credibility or integrity
of the Club or any Director, Officer, Member, supplier or other business partner of OCC.
It is not possible to provide a set of rules that would respond to every situation that may arise.
However, the following guidelines define the philosophy and expected conduct relevant to most
Conflict of Interest
No Member may exploit for their own personal gain any opportunities that are discovered
through the use of OCC property, information or position, unless the opportunity is fully
disclosed in writing to the OCC Board of Directors.
Adherence to Established Procedures
Members, Directors and Officers will direct all proposals for meetings, events, workshops,
outings or expenditures through established channels to the appropriate Committee or to the
Board for approval before acting on them.
Members are expected to comply with OCC policies, Club Constitution and by-laws, and
cooperate in the achievement of the Club’s goals and objectives.
Where Members are representing the Club, they will be courteous and convey a friendly,
approachable image. Whether it is a telephone call or personal meeting, the Member is, at that
time, representing the OCC organization to the person with whom they are interacting. This
same courteous and respectful attitude is also expected in all dealings with fellow Club
All Members are expected to maintain a level of personal conduct that will not reflect
negatively on themselves, or on the credentials of our Club.
It is the responsibility of every Member to bring to the attention of the Club, knowledge of any
situation that might adversely affect the Club’s reputation. All Members have a duty to report,
verbally, or in writing any evidence of improper practice of which they are aware.
Members whose conduct compromises, or is perceived to compromise the integrity of Club,
may face disciplinary measures and the possibility of their membership being revoked.
This code of conduct shall, in no way, relieve any Director, Officer, or Member from complying
with all laws, statues, regulations, by-laws, rules or specific direction and policies of the OCC.