Camera Club Courses

October 19th, 2016

2016 Fall Schedule

Courses are taught by volunteer Camera Club members with other members assisting students as required.   Small classes of 6 students and they fill up fast!   Wait lists are available.

Contact: Jane Cherry at 780 672-9949 to register for the courses and for course costs.

Camera Club members are welcome to sit-in on the courses, but if members would like to be a “student” with instructor attention they should register with Jane and pay the fee.

Taking Better People Pictures) – Sat, Oct 22nd 1:00-4:00pm – cost $30

Learn how to take better individual and group pictures.
Beginner to intermediate level photographers.

Phone & Tablet Photography – Sat, Nov 5th 1:00 – 4:00pm – Cost $30

This course will include tips and tricks for making the most of your phone or tablet camera,
apps and accessories.

Phone & Tablet Photo Editing – Sat, Nov 19th 1:00 – 4:00pm – Cost $30

Learn to make the most of editing your pictures right on your phone or tablet.

Note: We will have our club equipment and some of instructors own equipment also, but if students have laptops that would be welcome for both sessions.  Students should bring photographs (on a flash drive) that they would like to work on.

Program List

May 5th, 2016

To assist the program committee in creating the club program, it has been suggested that club members fill in the CCC Profile Sheet.

If you have not filled in a PROFILE Sheet; take one off the tack board and give to Kathy Broen.

  • The Profile Information will tell us what interests you have, what you want to learn or share, Examples such as: astronomy, micro-photography, macro-photography, black & white, taking portraits, wildlife, night shots, pets, people, copyright of photos, selling your photos, framing/matting, whatever your interests.
  • If anyone has any suggestions on what they would like to see for special projects or photography courses contact one of the programming committee members or  bring the information along to our Tuesday meetings. Tuesday meetings are where we discuss and setup the program for the coming months.

Special Projects for Spectaculars:

When out and about with your camera, keep in mind our special projects. You can submit your photos to be considered for inclusion for the Club Display or you can create your own static display with a topic of your choice.  These static displays will be set up at our annual Spectaculars. Bring in your selection of photos on CD or stick.

  • Pictures of small Alberta Towns, capture the character of the town (Donalda, Vilna, Duhamel, etc)
  • Silly Signs – take a picture of a sign that is funny
  • What is it? – pictures that people need to guess what it is – close up of an object
  • Word of the Month

Program for 2015/16

January 5th 2016

  • Meeting night
  • Review Word of the Month Pictures – “Stormy”
  • Pick new Word of Month

January 12th 2016

  • Stepping out of Auto Mode and using Manual settings.
  • Bring your camera!

January 19th 2016

  • Assessing the Existing Light and working with what you have available.
  • Bring your camera, flash, etc.

January 26th 2016

  • Critique Night
  • Bring 3 photos, on a flash-drive if possible.
  • If you bring one or 2 extras they will go in a “spares” folder for viewing if time allows

February 2nd 2016

  • Meeting night.
  • Bring in your “active” word of the month photo for judging.

February 9th 2016

  • Dry run of the Taking Better People Photos course

February 16th 2016

  • Show and Tell.
  • Everyone is to bring in 10 of their photos on a stick to show what type of photography they are interested in and what they do.

February 23rd 2016

  • Critique night
  • Bring 3 photos, on a flash-drive if possible.
  • If you bring one or 2 extras they will go in a “spares” folder for viewing if time allows

March 1st 2016

  • Meeting night.
  • Bring in your “Comfort” word of the month photo for judging!

March 8th 2016

  • Dry run of the Landscape course.

March 15th 2016

  • Cathy Dobbie will do a presentation on creative black and white photos.

March 22nd 2016

  • Dry Run of the Mobile Photography course.

March 29th 2016

  • Critique night
  • Bring 3 photos, on a flash-drive if possible.
  • If you bring one or 2 extras they will go in a “spares” folder for viewing if time allows

April 5th 2016

  • Meeting night.
  • Bring in your “Up” word of the month photo for judging!

April 12 2016

  • Dry run of Mobile Editing course

April 19th 2016

  • Drive night, meet in the parking lot at 6:30pm.  Bring your cameras!

April 19th 2016

  • Critique night
  • Bring 3 photos, on a flash-drive if possible.
  • If you bring one or 2 extras they will go in a “spares” folder for viewing if time allows

May 3rd 2016

  • Meeting night.
  • Bring in your “Calm” word of the month photo for judging!

May 10th 2016

  • Richard’s demonstration of program called Piccure is postponed.
  • Constable Fernault is coming to give a talk about fraud issues, and the legalities of using your cell phones or tablets to record incidents.
  • Also remember to bring in your Favorites (3 if you are putting on a show, and 4 if you aren’t), Oh Canada, What is it’s, and Club Activities. Also if your Spectacular show is done, please bring it in on a stick.

May 17th 2016

  • We enjoyed this so much the last time we are doing it again! Bring in 10 photos depicting the types of photography you are interested in (landscape, sunsets, sports, portrait, nature, macro, etc.)
  • Be prepared to discuss why you took them etc, but this is not a critique night type session.

May 24th 2016

  • Painting with Light!
  • Bring your camera gear and a light source. Nothing flammable please!

May 31st 2016

  • Critique night
  • Bring 3 photos, on a flash-drive if possible.
  • If you bring one or 2 extras they will go in a “spares” folder for viewing if time allows

June 7th 2016

  • Meeting night.
  • This is our AGM and election night. Please be there, as we need a minimum of 15 people there in order to hold a quorum and have our meeting.
  • Bring in your “Bright” word of the month photo for judging!

Spectacular – Schedule

March 13th, 2015

The CCC is a non profit organization and the Spectacular is a fund raiser and also a project that we take to the community. The show is taken on the road by volunteer members of the CCC to show at Seniors Lodges in Camrose. Seniors at Bethany Meadows, Stony Creek, RoseAlta and others have all enjoyed our Spectacular Show.

Date & Times

Friday, September 30th, 2016
Chuck MacLean Art’s Center
4809  52 Street

Doors Open – 6:00 pm
Digital Show – 7:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $5.00/adult (18 years and up)

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Chuck MacLean Art’s Center
4809  52 Street

Doors Open – 1:00 pm
Digital Show – 2:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $5.00/adult (18 years and up)

TBA 2016 – Picture in the Booster

Submissions for Digital Show

These shows will be reviewed at CCC meeting 10th May 2016.

Individual Submission for Digital Shows
Completed Shows containing pictures, music and/or narration. Use Collect Show files in Proshow Gold

Show guidelines – Maximum 5 minutes long, created in ProShow Gold, and bring to Camera Club to be compiled into larger show.   Use guidelines below.

CCC_Spectacular_guidelines – PDF – 2 pages

Note: If you are using film or slides for your show, they need to be scanned and cleaned up – start now . There are members who are willing to help, but advance notice is required. It can take many hours to clean up scanned images. So start early.

TBA – select members will start to compile the completed shows and put all submitted shows into the 1 hour segments.


Static Displays

Member Static Displays

Group Static Displays
Folders are setup on the club computer for the following categories. You can submit photos in all categories or just some, your choice.

Set – up on Friday afternoon 30th September 2016
– e.g. What Is It display, Club Activities, Memorials, etc, chairs and display boards and tables, volunteers to help would be great also for “tear down” on Saturday.

Guidelines for Displays

  • Framed pictures – for tables and peg boards
  • Digital Frames
  • Poster Boards or white form core – for walls or peg boards – story boards
  • Photo Albums, Portfolios, CCC History book, Individual Scrap Booking, creative examples of what you do with your photos, quilts, cushions, T-Shirts, coffee table books etc.
  • Laptops with digital slide shows


Door Prizes

Door prizes are drawn and we need framed photos or gift certificates. Please let Roberta know if you have a framed picture or gift certificate you want to give to the camera club.

Refreshments Volunteers – TBD

  • Goodies, tea and decaf coffee served after the show


  • Programs – 200 printed – Morvyn
  • Posters – Lisel M
  • Business Cards – James
  • Booster Picture
  • Registration tables

Setup/tear down Crew & Technical Crew

Anyone who can lend a hand at helping to setup chairs, tables and displays contact Roberta or Doug Noden. Each member is responsible to making arrangments for their displays to be taken down at the end of the show.
  • Crew:

Senior Lodges in Camrose

Lodges in Town – TBA, .



May 17th, 2014

ProShow Gold

Below are two step x step guides to assist CCC members in using ProShow Gold to create shows. The time is now to start gathering your pictures together for the Spectacular show. These two guides can be downloaded to your computer. Click on the link and from the PDF window click on the Save Button.

  1. Bare Basics of Pro Show Gold – (PDF) 17 pages (single sided)
  2. Collect Show Files for Spectacular Show – (PDF) 1 page

PhotoShop Elements

  1. PSE 9 Overview – PP handout
  2. PSE 9 Editing – quick and dirty
  3. 01 The Spot Healing Brush in PS Elements
  4. 02 The Healing Brush in Photoshop Elements
  5. 03Content-Aware tool in PS Elements

Favourite Websites

January 25th, 2014

Larry’s Favourites
Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia Camera Club
DIY Photography – Do it yourself photography projects – great for the handy kinda guy/gal who likes to make camera accessories, rather than buy. Has lots of other interesting topics, tutorials, special techniques, home studio ideas, etc.
DP Challenge – Digital photography contents
DP Review – Reviews on cameras and accessories (lenses)

Morvyn’s Favourites
Digial Photography School – Discover how to use your digital camera with our Digital Photography Tips.
Scrappers Guide – Digital Scrap Booking
Photoshop elements –  download a free trial, upgrade to the new version, take an online tutorial to learn how to use
Cambridge in Colour – Cambridge in Colour is an online learning environment where photographers can come to improve their skills

Digital Camera World – UK site has magazine too (digital and paper)

Robert Goerzen’s site:  Darlene Hildebrandt is an Edmonton photographer, does workshops there.  Is also one of the DPS contributing authors.

Digital Camera World, .  Brit site, what can I say!  If you go to this site have plenty of time on hand.

Tip: Go to your camera’s website. For example: – This site has hints and tips, tutorials on how to use your camera.

Kathy B Favourites

ProShow Gold – The software used to put our Spectacular show together – Download the software, view shows others have done (great way to get ideas for your show), purchase Training DVD’s, create your own gallery to show case your shows.
Picture Correct – Photography Tips and Tutorials, Equipment Shopping Guide
About Photography – website search engine that brings up topics that are all about photography
Daily Shoot – Want to take more pictures, but not sure what to take pictures of? Tired of taking the same old pictures, Then check out this site. This site gives you a daily shoot assignment.

Roberta’s Favourites

Extreme DealsOnline shopping from a huge selection of cool gadgets at the right price, Site- Wide free shipping, and get tips and reviews. Features “Gadgets of the week” for those people who love them! Having a Hot Flash, search for USB fans and look at the cute fans you can get that plug into your computer!  Search for ‘Camera Gadgets’ and look at the deals! Site is used by my friends who love electronics, computers, and gadgets!

Proshow (photodex) Gallery – Want to see what ProShow can do? Check out what Photodex’s featured photographers have done, watch some product demos, see some spotlighted shows, or browse through contest winners.

Scrap Booking sites: is easy to use and the quality of the photo books are awesome. Click on the Get Started link to download the free version of software. is also a site where you can create photobooks. My preference is my publisher, but that is what I learned first and I like it. Click on this link Free BookSmart to download the free version of software.

Cathy D Favourites

BioRust – Interactive Design Community – Your site for photoshop tutorials and downloads for photoshop.

Miscellaneous Sites

Framing and Photos in Canvas – At we specilize in professional printing of photographic prints, fine art reproductions and of course canvas prints. We prefer to focus on service for Canadian customers only, enabling quick service, less shipping expense, and no additonal brokerage fees.

Preserving Photos old and new

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) CCI Notes deal with topics of interest to those who care for cultural objects. Intended for a broad audience, the Notes offer practical advice about issues and questions related to the care, handling, and storage of cultural objects. Many Notes are illustrated, and provide bibliographies as well as suggestions for contacting suppliers. Written by CCI staff, there are currently over 100 Notes in this ever-expanding series. Look for CARE of PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS.

Davin: -guest speaker at CCC meeting. Beautiful photos.

Mike Taylor’s suggested visiting instructor Lorna Taylor

Alternative Photography/Printing

Historical photography and printing methods in use today

Robert Goerzen’ friend Clive came with him to show us some of his work and recommended

Colour Point Software Suggestion from Sean Mascaluk

Dustin Becker of Exquisite Canvas info:


Richard Edwards list of Pinhole Photography sites:

Gorgeous photos of pets & little kids in landscapes in moody light by RussianMum


Lighting Equipment and reflectors – recommended by Yvonne King