Evaluation Groups

The sign up page for Evaluation groups is up and all members of GRIPS are invited to to sign up and explore this avenue of self growth.

Trillium Photographic Club Presents

Noted international photographer
 is presenting at the
Trillium Photographic Club 
on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:30pm.
East Plains United Church, Peart Hall, 375 Plains Rd., East, Burlington, Ontario L7T 2C7
Guest are welcome. Admission is $10.00 at the door.
MICHELLE VALBERG –  Adventure, Travel and Wildlife Photography

Michelle Valberg was born to be a photographer. With an insatiable appetite for adventure, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrivalled eye for the unique, Valberg has become a globally recognized and celebrated wildlife, landscape and portraiture photographer. In addition to a successful businesswoman and one of Canada’s premier portraiture photographers, Valberg has received international accolades for her photographs of Canada’s Arctic, including its people and hauntingly beautiful landscapes. These works have been showcased in various exhibits and features across North America, including New York, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Her photographs are regularly featured in publications across North America and Europe such as National Geographic, The London Tribune, More Magazine, Canadian Geographic and In Style. In 2011, Valberg’s work was the subject of a critically acclaimed 3-month solo exhibition at the esteemed Canadian Museum of Nature. Currently, Valberg has her largest permanent exhibition at The Ottawa Hospital, which includes over 70 of her photographs. Valberg continues to expand upon her impressive repertoire through the growth of her business, and various travel expeditions both in North America and worldwide. See http://www.michellevalberg.com for more information.


First GRIPS Meeting of the Season

Hi All


Just a reminder that we will be holding our first meeting of the year Monday September 8.


Membership Registration

Membership registration is now open to the general public.


If you are intersted in joining GRIPS please review our How To Join page and complete the registration form from the link at the bottom of the page.




There are still spots available for this weeks CAPA judging course.

Registration is open to anyone. Not just GRIPS members

If you are interested registration will be open until 6 pm Friday June 27

See poster below for details.

CAPA Judging Course Poster - GRIPS - 2014


Colour Paradise – Closed Door Photo Opp.

Thelma works at Colour Paradise, a greenhouse just outside Kitchener. The owner has agreed to let us wander with tripods, etc around the facility. Monday, June 2, after 6:00pm to catch some nice light while we still have lots of plants on the benches. In return, Thelma is asking that you say thank you in two ways: 1) buying at least $10-20 of plants or perhaps a gift card and (the part Denise is most excited about) 2) sending a couple of images to the greenhouse for their use (info@colourparadise.com) The greenhouse is located just a few minutes west of the Sunrise Centre. For directions, look here: http://www.colourparadise.com/contact.php

hope you can come!

GRIPS is hosting a CAPA judging course on June 28

Registration is now available. If you are interested in taking this, please use the link below. Lunch is an extra cost, but available in-house. Apparently these courses fill up fast, so you might want to act quickly.
Hope to see you there
Thelma Kessel

Like Making Slide Shows?

In the fall GRIPS will be presenting Paul Sparrow. If you would like a more indepth look at the process you can catch him in Burlington at the ProShow on Saturday June 21. Just follow the link for all the info you will want or need.

Burlington Arts Center AV ProShow

GRIPS is hosting a CAPA Judging Course June 28

Tell One… Tell All

GRIPS is hosting a CAPA taught judging course.

Invest in your artform. Learn what criteria judges use to assess images. The information presented at this course will improve your photography.

This course also may start you on the way to being a CAPA certified judge.

Cost is :
CAPA individual members $135/person+taxes
Current GRIPS members – $135/person+taxes
Non CAPA members – $175/person+taxes

June 28, 2014 -yes, the LAST Saturday of June

In our normal venue : 10 Zeller Drive
Stay tuned for more information, or let me know if you are interested and I will send you details about registration as soon as I get them

Hope you can join us!