Meeting location

For 2011-2012, HGCC meetings are held Mondays at 7:30pm in the gymnasium at Keatsway Public School, 323 Keats Way, Waterloo.

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Perspective: July Flickr Theme

2016-07-01 00:01
2016-07-31 23:59

Our July Flickr Theme is PERSPECTIVE. Lots of opportunity here to get creative.

The theme is just a suggestion, you can upload other images too.

Group Name:

Happy shooting everyone.

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Excellent Beginners Guide


I came across this article with an excellent overview for beginners. Great examples and illustrations on the big three: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.

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National Geographic Live at Centre In The Square

National Geographic Live 2016-17 Explorer Series is coming to Kitchener.

Nov. 30, 2016: Ocean Wild - Underwater Photographer Brian Skerry
Feb. 23, 2017: Gorongosa Reborn A Cameraman's Journal - Wildlife Filmmaker Bob Poole
Mar. 30, 2017: Stranger In A Strange Land - Photographer Jodi Cobb
May 31, 2017: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous - Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim

Full series subscription on sale now. Single tickets on sale Monday, August 8.

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Zoom Burst: June Flickr Theme

2016-06-01 00:01
2016-06-30 23:59

Our Flickr theme for June is ZOOM BURST.

Zoom bursts are achieved by twisting the zoom ring during a long exposure. The change in focal length creates streaks of colour and light that seem to burst from the centre of the frame.

What you need:
Zoom lens
Tripod is helpful

Camera Settings:
Most important – require a long exposure time – 1 to 4 seconds. Use Shutter Priority – or Manual Mode. Use an aperture and ISO that will give you a good exposure for the shutter speed you have selected. If you have an ND filter, it can be used to help get a slower shutter speed in bright light situations.

Zoom FULLY IN and focus on your subject. Good to have something of interest in the middle of the frame – the focal point that the burst will come from.
LOCK the focus and exposure.
Zoom out with your lens to the widest angle you want to capture (doesn’t have to be the full zoom range).
PRESS SHUTTER BUTTON – during the exposure ZOOM FULLY IN with the lens. Zoom as smoothly as possible, maintaining a constant speed throughout and FINISH just before the end of your exposure.

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2016-06-06 18:30
2016-06-06 21:00

Our last meeting of the year is coming on June 6, 2016. We have a room booked at the Huether Hotel in Waterloo. It will be in the Cavern on the main floor at the rear of the hotel. We had thought about having you bring in a print for judging but the room is not very big and there may not be room to display them. Instead we will be sharing some things we have discovered. Here are some of the things we have so far: Grant Greenfield is experimenting printing on plastic paper. Brant Danard discovered a way to make a Nuetral Density filter. I will be bringing a Google Cardboard. We are looking for more discoveries so if you have found something interesting, please bring it to the meeting.

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