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The Toronto Camera Club: Talking Photography Lecture Series

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You can now purchase online tickets, using a credit card! Each lecture is $10 for Non-Members - a 33% reduction from pre-pandemic prices!

Our 2023-2024 Presentations

The Toronto Camera Club is proud to present the 2023-2024 speaker line-up for the Talking Photography Lecture Series. This Fall and in the Spring of next year; a program exclusively sponsored by Henry's™ Canada Greatest Camera Store, for the 7th consecutive year.

Everyone is welcome to this public event, commencing on October 19th when we bring to you, every Thursday, six accomplished photographer artists, experts in their respective fields of photography, and again in Spring 2024, starting March 7th with six more speakers to share their motivations, inspirations, tips, techniques, behind the scenes insights and their photographic stories, as well as their beautiful imagery, encompassing several genres of photography; from landscape to travel, architecture, fine art to drone photography, from documentary photography to commercial photography and fine art printing. A great opportunity to learn about photography beyond just technical skills, to help you take your photography to the next level.

Each session runs for two hours from 7:30-9:30 p.m., inclusive of an interactive Questions and Answers period. This Season, in hybrid version of the Club's operations, six of the 12 sessions will also be In-Club presentations, but all 12 will be accessible via Zoom, so you can participate from the convenience of your home or wherever you happen to be.

To secure your spot, you are very welcome to purchase multiple tickets to the series (in advance) as seats are limited. Please see below to make your selections. All ticket sales are final.

Club Members:
These sessions are included in your membership. A recording will be available for two weeks in the Member-Only section of the TCC website for review.

Please spread the word and see you there! Best wishes for a fun-filled and educational Season ahead.

Andrew Wodzinski & Frank Eberdt
Talking Photography Lecture Series Co-Chairs

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Upcoming Lectures

Moments of the Human Condition

Peter Turnley
19 October 2023
This presentation will be offered in online (Zoom) format only.

Peter Turnley is renowned for his photography of the realities of the human condition and has won many international awards. His photographs have been featured on the cover of Newsweek forty-three times and are published frequently in many of the world’s most prestigious publications. He has worked in over ninety countries and has witnessed most major stories of international geopolitical and historic significance during the last forty years. Since 1975 Turnley has been continually photographing the life of Paris, which is his adopted home. He also conducts photo workshops there. In 1981 he worked as the assistant to the renown French photographer Robert Doisneau. Turnley recently made a photographic reportage about the refugee crisis in Ukraine and his photographs were featured on the cover and inside the Washington Post Magazine. He lives in both New York and Paris and has both American and French citizenship. He has published seven books and currently has a public exhibition of his images in Paris.

Last Two Northern White Rhinos

Justin Mott
25 October 2023
This presentation will be offered in online (Zoom) format only.

Justin Mott is an independent photojournalist, commercial photographer, and documentary filmmaker based in Vietnam.

Mott has shot over 100 assignments for the New York Times while a retrospective of his work photographed in Vietnam has been featured on the BBC. Additional major editorial clients of his include National Geographic, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Greenpeace, and The Guardian among many others.

Mott is also familiar to TV viewers for his 5-year stint as host and resident judge of History Channel’s hit photography reality series Photo Face-Off.

Mott is an avid animal welfare advocate and in 2018 pivoted the focus of his work to wildlife photojournalism and conservation photography. He is also a global ambassador for Helping Rhinos dedicated to rhino conservation worldwide. 

Currently, Mott is working on his long-term global personal project titled Kindred Guardians. The project focuses on documenting people around the world who dedicate their lives to animal conservation and welfare and has been featured in National Geographic, The Washington Post, Paris Match, Smithsonian, Greenpeace, and Leica’s global website.

Parry Sound 33 - Drone and Composite Photography

Joseph Hartman
02 November 2023
This presentation will be offered in hybrid (In Person + Zoom) format

Joseph Hartman is a self-taught photographer who lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario. After receiving an MSc in Kinesiology and being accepted into medical school, Hartman decided to pursue a career as an artist. He apprenticed with Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. 

Hartman’s work arises from his curiosity about the interaction between humans and landscape and how each influences the other, as exemplified in projects like Highway 69 and others.

Hartman has received numerous awards, including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. His work can be found in several important collections including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, McMaster Museum of Art, and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

The Red Chair Sessions and Other Projects

Nadya Kwandibens
09 November 2023
This presentation will be offered in hybrid (In Person + Zoom) format

Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is an award-winning portrait and events photographer, a Canon Ambassador, the current Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto, and has travelled extensively across Canada for over 16 years. Nadya’s photography has been exhibited in group and solo shows across Canada and the United States.

Nadya is also a member of the Indigenous Laws + The Arts Collective, the founding body of Testify, a travelling multimedia group exhibition. Testify pairs artists and legal thinkers to work in conversation with each other to create art pieces that explore facets of Indigenous law. Her work in this dynamic exhibition is titled RE:Turning Home and focuses on child-welfare law and the foster care system.

In 2018, Nadya won the Ontario Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Award. Jurors stated, Nadya is an intrepid, ground-breaking and influential artist. She has brought an Indigenous voice to portrait photography that recontextualizes images and shows us our true selves.

In addition to commissioned works, Nadya delivers empowering photography workshops and presentations for youth, universities, and community groups. She currently resides in Tkarón:to on Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga of the Credit River & Dish With One Spoon Territory.

Past Lectures

Antarctica - The Last Great Wilderness

Rob Stimpson
13 April 2023

Rob is an accomplished outdoors person carrying exceptional expertise in the world of photography. With a background in tourism, Rob has achieved international publication, award-winning photographs and a penchant for wilderness. Early in his career Rob started out as a photographer’s assistance in Basel, Switzerland, which laid the foundation for his success today. He has photographed for Ontario Tourism, Parks Canada, Ontario Parks and many organizations actively supporting tourism. Over the last decade Rob explored many remote and wilderness areas including Antarctica, the Arctic, Northern Quebec and Labrador as well as Greenland, all in the role of expedition photographer and photographer in residence. He is an avid teacher,where he instructs photography part time at Fleming College, writes for northern tourism organizations and maintains his photographic gallery. Most recently he was selected to be an ambassador for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Abstract Architecture Photography - Creativity in Composition

Angie McMonigal
06 April 2023

Angie is a fine art and commercial architecture photographer based in Chicago striving to bring a detailed, thoughtful perspective to my work, whether for clients or through the workshops she leads. Having grown up surrounded by nature yet fascinated by the big city she has called home for more than two decades. Drawing from her education in the micro sciences (molecular biology, microbiology, virology) her focus is more frequently on bold architectural details rather than sweeping cityscapes, creating images that celebrate those unexpectedly iconic elements hiding in plain sight.

Bird Photography Simplified - My Approach to Capturing Images

Glenn Bartley
30 March 2023

Glenn Bartley is a world renowned professional nature photographer from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He focuses almost all of his efforts on capturing intimate images of birds in their natural habitat. Glenn is especially well known for his portraits of rare and difficult to photograph birds from the Neotropical Region. After achieving a Masters of Science degree in Ecological Restoration Glenn once again set off for the New World Tropics. This time his goal was to spend 6 months in Ecuador and do nothing but bird photography. On this trip Glenn practiced and developed his techniques for tropical bird photography and especially multiflash hummingbird photography. By the time he returned to Canada many people were starting to take notice of Glenn’s unique ability to create stunning images of rare and nearly impossible birds to photograph.

Persistence: The Battle Within

Jesse Villemaire & Susan Brown
23 March 2023

Jesse and Susan Villemaire (better known as “Follow Me North”) are Canadian nature photographers and educators living a united life in Muskoka, Ontario. Their work encapsulates the true essence of the protected wildlife of Algonquin Provincial Park, and is the direct result of hundreds of kilometres paddled, portaged and driven. Through photography, they hope to inspire others to conserve the natural world we all share. Today, they specialize in Wildlife and Landscape Photography Workshops, exploring a variety of remote, global destinations.

Where I'm From: The Journey of a Creative Entrepreneur

Tony Gebrehiwot
16 March 2023

Anthony Gebrehiwot is an award winning visual artist, photographer and community leader whose creative lens re-visions photography as an ongoing dialogue of social change between subject and society. A self-taught artist and photographer, Gebrehiwot founded XvXy-photo in 2014 focusing on studio portraiture. To date, he has worked with several notable brands such as Nike, Royal Bank of Canada, Vice Canada, Absolute, Hudson Bay, The City of Toronto and Linkedin to name a few. His work has been featured in over thirty local and international publications such as the Star, the Globe and Mail, PAPER Magazine, Elle UK and Yahoo Lifestyle.

Adventures From Ice to Sand in Mongolia

Kris Andres
09 March 2023

Adventure is my north star. Whether I’m experiencing the aurora in Greenland, icebergs in Antarctica, or alpine lakes in my home mountains of the Canadian Rockies, I am always in search of the untold adventure. My camera is how I endeavour to bring these adventures to you. I want my photos to ignite a passion to seek the horizon and embrace the untamed outdoors. My photographic journey started as a solitary one, but as time went on, I met other photographers who enjoy adventure as much as I do. Now my favourite times are spent discovering the wild wonders with my companions. I am a dedicated yogi, a loyal friend, and a photographer.

See the World Differently with Time-Lapse Photography

Ray Anderson
01 December 2022

Ray Anderson has been a member of the Toronto Camera Club since 1992 and he is one of our past presidents.  He has been traveling and photographing the world with his wife, Mary Ann, for the past 35 years, visiting over 45 countries to date.  Over the past 25 years, the couple have shared many of their travel adventures through audio-visual presentations at our club’s Public Presentation events.  Ray is well known in our club for his technical expertise in developing these audio-visual presentations, and he tries to bring something new and different to each show he creates.  His recent shows have incorporated a mix of photo, video, drone and time-lapse images.  In this workshop, Ray will focus on his interest in time-lapse photography, covering the equipment required, as well as the different methods and techniques.  He will also give an overview and demonstration of software available to assemble a final time-lapse video clip.  Time-lapse photography is a technique in which the frequency at which film frames are captured is much lower than the frequency used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.

Still Life, But Not So Still

Luba Citrin
24 November 2022

Computer specialist by profession, Luba took early retirement in 2020 and bought her first digital camera to take on her travels. Since then, photography has become a passion and means to express her view of the world through her images. She is an accredited judge with Ontario Council of Camera Club and has won numerous trophies at club level, awards and medals at OCCC, CAPA and Toronto International Salon. Luba enjoys all types of photography – landscape, still life, night sky photography, but is most fond in creating story telling images either would it be altered reality, portraiture or still life.

Capturing Connection In Family & Portrait Photography

DeeDee Morris
10 November 2022

Deedee Morris is an awe inspiring photographer whose work is not only beautifully raw, but is also incredibly honest. She dives in deep with her subjects, getting to know them on a personal and spiritual level, and is then able to capture a single moment that portrays their vulnerable individuality in stunning ways. Her work celebrates family, motherhood, self-understanding, and love of the natural world, all of which are outward expressions of her own values and ambitions.

Journeys - My Development as a Nature Photographer

Jon Handforth
03 November 2022

Jon is passionate about planet Earth and portraying its beauty through his lens. He is an avid adventurer and explorer who practices leave no trace. He focuses on landscape and wildlife photography and specializes in fine art black and white prints. Based in both Calgary and the Bow Valley, he’s travelled extensively throughout the world. Jon holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees. He has led B+W and wildlife photography workshops in Alberta and B.C. and has co-led landscape and wildlife workshops in Canada and Africa. His B+W photography has been exhibited in Alberta’s EXPOSURE festival. And his full length article and photography documenting wildlife, their habitat and challenges, in the Great Bear Rainforest was recently published in the United Kingdom magazine Wild Planet Photography.

Profile Photo Credit: Wayne Simpson

Seeking Stronger Stories

Dave Brosha
27 October 2022

Dave is a photographer, a dreamer, and a documenter. He is a writer, an explorer, and a purveyor of beauty and light. On a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of existence- whether it's the most extreme and pristine environments in our world, or the beauty of humanity - he is a creative who tries to avoid labels and enjoys, first and foremost, storytelling with his photography. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life - an area of Canada that he has worked hard to document and share with audiences, he has also lived in Asia and has traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of our native country and numerous countries abroad. He is the author of four books: Northern Light, Southern Light, Tones of Grace, and The Art of Misadventure.

f/8 And Be There: The Influence of style on Bucket List Adventuring, with a Camera

Mike O'Connor
20 October 2022

Since retiring, my wife and I have become passionate about travelling around the world in search of exciting places to photograph where the people, language and culture are unlike what we see here in Canada. When we return however, we know that our portfolios will look completely different because every photographer has a unique personal style. This presentation uses short stories and more than 100 images to illustrate the 4 elements that characterize a photographer’s style - equipment, location, subjects, and how you interact with others while shooting - and how these elements impact not only the kind of images you obtain, but the very nature of the photographic adventure itself.