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 ( The greenhouse is located just a few minutes west of the Sunrise Centre. For directions, look here:

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!





Round 2 Competition Results

As promised the results have been posted in a gallery here.

Thank you  to all those entered the competition and those who worked so hard to have the images ready for judging and the results viewing night.


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 @