Mar 21, 2016

Framecraft Tour

Coming up on Wed April 6 at 7 PM we have a club outing planned for a visit and tour of Framecraft Ltd in St. Catharines. 
Framecraft Ltd is a manufacturer and wholesaler of wood picture frame mouldings and picture frames.  They also have a beautiful store and show room on site.
We will have a behind the scenes tour of the factory where we will learn the steps involved in producing picture frames and mouldings.   They will be giving suggestions for framing and matting black and white as well as color photographs, talking about photos on canvas and answering any questions you may have.

They are located at:

Framecraft Ltd.
2485 First Street Louth
St. Catharines, ON  L2R 6P7

This will be a very informative evening.

Please send me an email if you are planning to attend.

Dave Lindey

Mar 12, 2016

Vermeers Garden Centre Outing

Brenda Dennis has arranged an always amazing visit to Vermeers Garden Centre. There will be loads of opportunities for Horticultural subjects as well as many interesting props. The outing is scheduled for next Saturday morning – March 19th from 9 a.m. on. Bring your gear, tripods, creativity and enthusiasm. See you then.

Mar 3, 2016

Butterfly Conservatory - Update

Hi folks

I have sent an email with the message below to all who I have an email address for in my contacts. I apologize if you didn't get the email but am posting the message here in the hope that you check the blog.

This is a reminder about our outing to the Butterfly Conservatory this Saturday Mar. 5, 2016

We have been granted exclusive access to the facility from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. During this time we can use our tripods. At 10:00 am the Conservatory opens to the general public and they ask that we put our tripods away. An added bonus is that we are welcome to spend the day at the conservatory after it is opened to the general public.

Please plan to meet behind the main conservatory parking area which is designated as the Buses and Overflow Parking Area at 7:45 am SHARP. Its important that you are on time because I need to take attendance and we will be admitted as a group. Once inside we can store our gear and winter clothing is an area provided for our use by the Conservatory.

The Conservatory is very humid so you should talk a few precautions to prevent your lenses from fogging. Limit the amount of time that your camera bag is in the cold. Keep it sheltered in your warm vehicle for as long as possible before entering the building. It is good practice to wrap or pack your lenses and camera body in zip lock plastic bags before putting them in your camera bag. When you get inside of the conservatory, open your camera bag but do not remove the camera or lenses from the zip lock plastic bag until it has had time to acclimatize to the humid environment. The colder that your equipment gets before entering the building, the longer it will have to acclimatize in the bag before being removed.

Remember that images cannot be used in the Nature category for competition but they can be used for any other purpose.

Please be respectful of other participants and most of all enjoy your day. Don't be shy to ask for help if this is new to you.

See you Saturday

Dave Lindey