Registration form is now up for the Spring Flower outing scheduled for Sunday April 13.

GRIPS members only registration here.

Brant Camera Club presents: Ellen Anon

Brant Camera Club presents:  Ellen Anon

The Brant  Camera Club is pleased to be hosting an evening with Ellen Anon onTuesday May 27, 2014.  Ellen will be featuring her new program “Story Telling” – something that we all strive to do with our images.

For those unfamiliar with Ellen Anon, she is a freelance photographer and writer from Erie Pennsylvania.  Ellen’s images are based in nature, but may be abstract or realistic and always go beyond the ordinary.  Ellen’s images have been featured in many publications as well as winning numerous awards.

Ellen has co-authored three photographic books with her son, Jason Anon and has been the featured speaker at many events. We are thrilled to be able to have Ellen come to the Brant  Camera Club with her new program “Story Telling.”
Storytelling  … One of the Least Discussed Aspects of Photography.

We’ve all heard that saying that a picture is worth 1000 words, but how exactly do you go about telling a story with no words? And what if you are talking about a single image – can a single image really tell a story?  In this talk Ellen will share some thoughts about what kind of stories still pictures can tell, and what you can do to tell those stories as clearly as possible.  She’ll show you how the photographic choices you make affect the story you tell and how adding the element of a story usually adds impact.

We are extending an invitation to the camera clubs surrounding Brantford to join us.  If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Stoyles @   jkstoyles@bell.net


LATOW Photographers Guild Annual Photography Weekend – AV Festival

Our friends and neighbors in Burlington are hosting their annual Photography Weekend -AV Show. For those of you who attended our last meeting and were inspired by Juraj Dolanski’s presentation and how he assembles his images into an AV presentation may want to check out this festival. Not only will you get to see his amazing “Elastic” presentation again, I’m sure you will be further inspired by the other works from other artists.


To visit their website just click here


In Club Competition Round 2

Round 2 – In Club Competition

Entries are now being accepted for Round 2 In-club Competition and may be submitted up until March 10 .  Prints must be delivered to the  club meeting; digital entries (including a digital version of a print) must be submitted using the online form found under competitions.

Winter Landscape Outing Sunday Feb 16

Guelph Arboretum

Directions- The intersection of College Ave and Victoria Rd. Guelph (note that Victoria St Kitchener and Victoria Rd. Guelph are not the same street, for those who are unfamiliar with Guelph).

Enter Arboretum from College Ave 200m southwest of Victoria Rd. there is a parking lot on the left about 300m into the Arboretum. This is the meeting place at 9:00am


Focus- We will be working on winter landscape photography. There are plenty of features here, including rolling hills, snow laden trees (at present) and cedar rail fences among others. Dress warm, Some things that may be handy are tripod, polarizer and an ND filter if they are available, but not necessary.

Workshop Sign Up – Flash Photography

Limited spots available for Flash Photography Workshop. Please sign up here.

Workshop Cancelled: Understanding Image Sharpness

This workshop is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Black and White Photography Workshop

Sign Ups are now open for Black and White Photography by Tony Paine. You can sign up here.

* Please note that workshops are for members only*

Help Portrait 2013!

On Saturday, November 30, 23 enthusiastic and talented GRIPS members set up 3 photography stations in the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda.  With the help of members of the Kitchener/Waterloo Multicultural Center, we photographed 151 people, including 37 families.  We would like to thank our sponsors for their most generous and much appreciated donations and support – we couldn’t have done it without you!  Let’s show our  thanks by frequenting their businesses!  Henry’s Canada in Cambridge provided  a full studio set up and the printer, paper, frames and bags that allowed each family (or individual) to receive a 5×7 portrait to take home with them.   Williams Fresh Cafe, located right beside Kitchener City Hall, provided coffee and snacks for the families and volunteers.  The  City of Kitchener provided a wonderful venue and allowed us in early to set up at 7:00 am.  Thank you to our GRIPS volunteers for bringing your enthusiasm, equipment, time and talents to make this event a success, and to the volunteers from the Kitchener/Waterloo Multicultural Center for co-ordinating all of the families!

All in all, it was a great day and we are honoured to have been able to provide portraits to some of Canada’s newest members!  There were lots of smiles, laughs and some wonderful stories that we will treasure for a long time to come.

Good job, everyone – y’all did GRIPS proud!!

Travel Photography Workshop

Travel Photography workshop is now available for sign up. Please sign up here.

Please note that workshops are for GRIPS Members only.