A Visit with Jimmy Ung

On September 10, we were happy to welcome documentary photographer Jimmy Ung to our camera club for a talk about his current project, Moto Canada 150.

Jimmy was in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to take pictures of a few community members (our secretary included!) for Moto Canada 150. He previously motorcycled from Montreal to Buenos Aires, documenting 150 people over 16 countries. We were able to snag a last-minute visit with him between his portrait and interview sessions!

Jimmy told us about his previous journey, his current documentary project in response to Canada 150, and about talking to people we don’t know. We got to pick his brain about exhibiting photos and the nuts-and-bolts of putting together projects too. It was especially useful to us as we continue with our Humans of Labrador project at full speed!

Thanks so much for visiting us, Jimmy, and good luck with the rest of your journey!

TCC with Jimmy Ung

Next Meeting: Painting with Light Workshop!

Instead of our normal meeting this Thursday, the Tamarack Camera Club will be offering a free workshop for Tamarack Camera Club members and Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club members on the evening of March 5th from 6:30pm until 9pm at the Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club. The workshop is entitled “Painting with Light.” It is a night photography workshop using various light sources. All participants need to bring their camera and flashlight. If you have glow-sticks and a tripod, bring them too. Dress warmly, as much of the workshop will be outside!

Home Exhibition Guidelines

20150219 – HomeExhibition Draft Guidelines

See the draft guidelines for our Home Exhibition. Let us know what you think!


Tonight is the third Thursday of February, so you know what that means! Camera Club time! The meeting is at 7pm at the College of the North Atlantic’s Aboriginal Resource Centre, and we’re going to be troubleshooting…what is it that you just can’t seem to get the way you want it? What have you always wanted to try, but can’t figure it out? We’ll be answering each other’s questions and looking at online resources. Don’t forget to bring any photos you would like to share. See you there!

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 6, 2014

There are five Thursdays in October this year, so for anyone wondering if we have camera club this Thursday, October 30, I have some unfortunate news: since meetings are only held on the first and third Thursdays of the month, there will be no club this week.

The next club meeting is on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Same time (7pm), same place (College of the North Atlantic, Aboriginal Resource Centre). Newbies always welcome!

Next meeting: January 16

Happy New Year!!

This week’s meeting will be a hands-on one, so bring your camera!

Mavis Penney will be giving a hands-on demonstration on how to photograph items for online sale sites – like the Virtual Flea Market or eBay or Etsy stores. She will demonstrate how to set up and adjust the camera and talk about cropping and how to get your photo looking the best it can for selling your wares!

With regrets, Geoff Goodyear’s presentation for this week has been postponed, but this promises to be a good workshop!

The meeting will be held at our regular meeting space, the Aboriginal Resource Centre at the College of the North Atlantic. Go in the main doors, then turn right. The ARC will be on your left just before the library!
See you there!



December 21st Meeting

Our very first photo foray was a success!  (A verrrrrrrry cold one, that’s for sure!) First we met at our new meeting space, the Aboriginal Resource Centre at the College of the North Atlantic. Then, we braved the cold and got some good shots of the lights at Town Hall and surrounding area, which we shared at the end of the meeting as we drank our hot chocolate.  A fun meeting to end the calendar year and take some time from Christmas madness to stop and do something we love to do!

We hope to do more activities like this in the future!


December Meetings

Our next meeting will be held Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 pm in the Aboriginal Resource Centre at the College of the North Atlantic. (Go in the main doors, then turn right. The ARC will be on your left before you get to the library.)

We’ll  talk a bit about night-time photography, then head out and take some photos of the nearby town lights, so bring your camera! (And a tripod if you have one.) After we do that, we’ll come back inside and have hot chocolate…mmmm!

Wondering how to prepare for the photo foray? We’ve got a document with some pointers.

Our December 5 meeting was a lot of fun, and very thought-provoking! Labrador Institute Artist-in-Residence Amy Malbeuf and her husband, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Emerging Artist of the Year Jordan Bennett came and talked about how they use photography in their art. Jordan also introduced us to the photography of his friend Dru Kennedy…maybe someday we can get him up here!

After the presentations, we sat around and talked about (what else?) cameras, our favourite places to buy gear online, and techniques we want to try. It was super casual, and Amy and Jordan were great sports. Thank you so much for coming by and talking to Tamarack Camera Club during your stay in Labrador!

Amy Malbeuf and Jordan Bennett
Amy Malbeuf and Jordan Bennett

December 5 Meeting

Happy December everyone!  This means that our next meeting will be held this Thursday (December 5). We’re going to be treated to a presentation by Jordan Bennett and Labrador Institute Artist-in-Residence Amy Malbeuf. They are leaving town less than a week later, so we are super-psyched to snag them before they leave Labrador!

Please also note, our meeting space has changed.  We will no longer be meeting at Them Days; instead, we will be meeting at the College of the North Atlantic.  Our room this week will be Room 192 in the Trade Wing (and after that, we hope to be meeting in the cushy Aboriginal Resource Centre unless it’s in use by other groups).  See you there at 7:00!


PS If you have friends who are interested in coming but are not on our mailing list and not likely to see this post, please spread the word, both about the presentation and the meeting space change!!!  Thanks.