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Meeting location

HGCC meetings start at 7:30 PM in the gymnasium at Keatsway Public School, 323 Keats Way, Waterloo. Wheelchair accessible. Free Parking.

Meetings are usually held the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from September to June. Please refer to the club program for dates and details.

Brant Danard's picture

Mountsberg and Canadian Raptor Workshop

2017-03-10 08:02

Greetings fellow photo enthusiasts,

In speaking with Ben there are openings for his photography workshops at both Mountsberg and Raptor Conservancy.

The Mountsberg one is at the Bird Sanctuary in Mountsberg Ontario. The event is on Saturday March 25th from 9:30-11:30 and the cost is $45.00 He has 5 openings for Mountsberg.

The Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Port Dover is on Saturday April 2nd from 9:00-12:00. The cost is 75.00. There are 3 spots left for the workshop.

If anyone is interested in either of these events please send me an email and I will get let Ben know to reserve you a spot.

If you have any questions or need any further details please do not hesitate to contact me.


Brant Danard's picture

March 6th 2016

2017-03-06 19:30


Please a reminder do not forget to bring your camera equipment for tomorrow's meeting.

It will be a fun filled evening.


Rob Phillips's picture

Alternative to Photoshop


Hi all,

I just ran into this the other day and thought I'd pass it along. I've not used Affinity Photo software nor am in any way associated with them but it looks interesting. It can be seen here:


The opportunity is that you can buy it for the one-time expense of C$70 and thus avoid Adobe Photoshop's (perpetual) subscription. While Photoshop IS the industry standard (and I use it lots and love it), Affinity seems to have many of the bases covered.

Note: Photoshop is incredibly wide and deep from a capability perspective but can be intimidating to use. That being said, I find that most any Photoshop question I have will be quickly answered with a Google search. Learning Affinity Photo might be more difficult depending upon the installed base and how active the users are in sharing their collective wisdom (Speculation on my part) unless their user interface is super-intuitive.


Stag and Swan - 2017 - reminder

2017-02-28 13:59
2017-03-08 08:59

This year's Stag and Swan will be Tuesday, March 7th. at the Gallery Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South, Stratford, ON; doors open about 7pm, proceedings will begin at 7:30 pm. We should do well; I saw some great images in the selection process!

Everyone is encouraged to come and watch the judging and partake of the usually delicious nibblies provided by the Stratford Club. If you contributed images - come see how they fared, if you have never seen an image competition before - this is a friendly introduction.

See you there
Doug Morton

Dan Gillespie's picture

Canadian Raptor Centre Outing

2017-04-03 09:00
2017-04-03 12:00

From Ben Eby:

I hope you enjoyed our morning last Saturday, and don’t mind me reaching out! If you would like to join the Facebook group, please connect me and I’ll add you to room.

I have been able to secure April 2 for the Canadian Raptor Centre. The cost for this workshop is $75.00, which is slightly more than Mountsberg, but is a 3 hour long session. I’m told we can expect to photograph 5-6 birds in flight, and 4-5 portraits. I have attended this venue in the past, and highly recommend it to anyone looking to photograph raptors in flight. I also found there was opportunity to photograph some of these birds in thier enclosures. As per the Mountsberg workshop, John and I will be there to guide you should you need any assistance, or wish discuss and further any aspects of your work. If possible, could you please let me know ASAP if you are planning to attend, as I would like to offer the spaces to this group first. I have attached a workshop outline sheet.

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