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 is now available for sign up. Please sign up here.
Please note that workshops are for GRIPS Members only.
It looks like this is the outing that was not meant to be…due to the very high probability of rain this evening, this outing has been cancelled once again. It will not be rescheduled.
We are excited to partnering with the K/W Multicultural Association for our annual Help Portrait event on Saturday, November 30 from 9am – 1pm. If you have participated in this event before, you know how rewarding and how much fun this event is!
Here are the positions we are looking for:
6. Any one with video taping experience
Please contact us listing your preference. We cannot guarantee you will be assigned to the preferred role, we will however try to accommodate. This is a GRIPS community outreach event and GRIPS club volunteers are greatly appreciated. We are also looking for 3 complete lighting/backdrop set ups. If you would like to help, or you can donate equipment for the day, please let us know at email@example.com. This is truly a worthwhile event to participate in – I’m not sure who gets more out of the day…the volunteers or those who have their pictures taken!
Please note that the outing to Downtown Cambridge that was scheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to the rainy, cold weather…
It will be rescheduled to a later date.
Please join us in congratulating Jen St. Louis and Mike Osborne whose images have been chosen for the PhotoLife Magazine’s Best of Canadian Photo Clubs contest, which you will find in the current issue of the magazine. You will find Jen’s Eastern Screech Owl on page 33, and Mike’s Indigo Bunting on a Sunflower on page 32. Check out their images on Flickr, and add a comment to let them know you visited! Congratulations, Jen and Mike – you’ve done GRIPS proud!!
Denise Ippolito presentation at The Toronto Digital Camera Club
For those of you who may have missed Denise’s presentation at GRIPS last year, or for those who would like to see her again, Denise will be presenting at the Toronto Digital Photography Club on Tuesday, October 8th. The club will also be presenting 4 workshops with Denise – information on the workshops and purchasing tickets for the presentation can be found on their website at http://www.torontodigitalphotoclub.com/downloads.html
The 2013/14 workshop dates and descriptions are available at the following link: WorkshopDescriptions2013-2014
Sign up for the first workshop: Photography Basics HERE
Please note: Workshops are for current GRIPS members only.
The Latow Photographers Guild in Burlington are hosting a CAPA judging course on the 26th Oct. In addition to the CAPA Judging course Allen Bargen would like to offer a training course on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 from 12:00am - 5:00pm. It is a good follow-up to the judging course for those who may wish to attend both or for anyone who would like to improve their photographic skills. The course is open to anyone who wishes to attend at a fee of $25.00 they do not have to be a CAPA member or a member of a club with a CAPA membership. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Keith Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there are still spots available.
President, Latow Photographers Guild.
On Monday, September 9, we launch the 2013-2014 season of GRIPS. At this not-to-be-missed first meeting of the season, we’ll preview the upcoming program for the year, including outings, speakers, and competitions. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the fun starts at 7:30 PM sharp. Hope to see you there!
Looking for a preview of the 2013-2014 program? Check out the calendar.
We still have a few spots available, so if you’ve been considering joining GRIPS – or know someone who has – don’t miss out! Fill out the on-line member registration form. As soon as we’ve reached capacity, the form will be removed and only the waitlist registration form will be open.