Workshops

GRIPS regularly hosts workshops which are a combination of learning through lecture as well as hands on experience.

The majority of workshops do have an additional cost as they are not part of the annual membership dues. We do aim to set the cost to cover the expenses related to running them and we do not attempt to make money from workshops.

Below is a calendar of all the workshops for 2017-2018

TopicDate, and TimeDetails
Basic Composition

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Joyce Brant and Sandra Roemer invite everyone to join them in activities that will help to explore the role that composition plays in photography. Darren Rouse has said, “Instead of looking at composition as a set of ‘rules’ to follow, view it as a set of ingredients that can be taken out of the pantry at any point and used to make a great ‘meal’ (photograph). Alternately it can be a set of ‘tools’ that can be taken out of one’s compositional tool belt at any given time in the construction of a great image.”
Photo Restoration with Christine Scheurlen


Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
This workshop will guide us through the process of digitizing an old/damaged photo and restoring it step by step by editing in Photoshop. The end result will also be colour matched and sized in preparation for printing. Participants may bring photo files and laptops to work on such a personal project.
Digital Photo Essays

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Guest Assistants – Janet Martin from Mississauga Camera Club, Club Members – Julian Sale, Thelma Beaubien

Bring your current, ‘work in progress’ digital show projects as well as your laptop, image collection and sound tracks. Several coaches will circulate to guide
and help you problem solve as you continue working on your show using the program of your choice. Let’s create a collection of digital shows to share with
family and with our club.
Adventures In Seeing With Kim Manley OrtSaturday, January 13, 2017
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
In this three-hour workshop, Kim helps us expand our awareness of the world around us, wherever we may be. Individual signature style comes from being open and receptive, noticing what we are drawn to photograph. We’ll do a series of exercises from her book, ‘Adventures in Seeing’, that will help us see in new ways, even in a church basement. You’ll need a camera (A smart phone is fine.), notebook and pen.
Kim Manley Ort is a photographer, workshop facilitator and author. She comes to us from Niagara-on- the-Lake. You can see some of Kim’s work on her website www.kimmanleyort.com
Mat CuttingSaturday, February 10, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Facilitators: Sandra Roemer and Caroline Lajoie

Mat cutting on a table top mat cutter will be demonstrated and there will be opportunities to try your hand at cutting a mat for yourself. Some mat board materials will be provided for this activity. Mounting a print to a mat will also be demonstrated.
Creative Hands OnSaturday, March 10, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Facilitators:
Julie Seiler (Mirrored Reflections)
Joyce Brant (Black Light)
Lynn Fulton (Water Splashes and Crowns)
Heather Reid

Bring your camera and tripod, if possible, and you will be able to rotate through a variety of table top ‘set ups’ to try your hand at close up photography.
Macro lenses are a bonus piece of equipment, but close up filters and longer lenses may be used as well.
An Introduction to Nik Software with Mary Lou FrostSaturday, April 14, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Mary Lou will introduce you to Dfine 2, Viveza 2, Silver Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 2 and the Nik Sharpeners, focusing more on Viveza 2 as it is one of the most useful applications for photographers.

Bring your laptop, as images will be provided for the workshop on Flash Drives which you can download for use during the workshop. Before the workshop, it would be advisable to have the NIK software package which is now free of charge. It can be installed in either Elements or Photoshop, or operated as a free-standing
piece of software.

Mary Lou is from Buffalo and is an instructor in photography for the Mountains and Plains Institute at sites in Colorado. She also presents workshops in digital photography at the Amherst Senior Center and other sites in Western New York. She is a CAPA certified judge, an educator and has won numerous photo awards.

https://ppsnys.com/index.php/speakers/mary-lou- frost
Studio Flower PhotographySaturday, May 19, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Facilitators:
Julie Seiler, Joyce Brant, and Heather Reid

This fun workshop provides yet another opportunity to expand your expertise through flower photography…this time with studio lighting and table top ‘set ups’.

We will be practicing many in-camera creative effects.

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