June 6th, 2023 Meeting - Featuring Pierre Houle

As summer approaches we have only one remaining club meeting and that will be Tuesday, June 6th.  Please plan to come out and see Pierre Houle, our president, present: Artificial Intelligence as it relates to Photography.   In this presentation Pierre will talk about AI and how it has affected everything photographic.  AI is in camera software, in post processing software. AI creates images from verbal descriptions.  AI is used in developing cameras, lenses, and accessories. AI enhanced images are everywhere.  Is this photography? It is certainly art…Human art enhanced by computer intelligence!  He will give examples of AI enhancement in post processing programs, AI generated photographs and art and the pitfalls of AI.  This intriguing topic is certainly front and center everywhere in the photography world and I look forward to hearing about it.
Here's a bit about Pierre that you may not know:
Pierre picked up his first Camera in 1974. His photographic enthusiasm has waxed and waned over the years.  Pierre joined the Sarnia Photochromatic Club which later became the Sarnia Photographic Club in 1993. He has been a member ever since, joining the Executive in 1996. The club changed from being a 35mm slide club to digital in 2006 with the help of a Trillium Grant.  He has been President of the SPC for two terms once in 2005-2008 and again in 2020-2023.  Pierre has had gallery shows at the Lawrence House, Bright’s Grove Library Gallery, Cheeky Monkey. He has participated in SPC group shows at the Lawrence House, Grace Brothers Gallery and other venues.  Pierre enjoys photographing the natural world, especially landscapes.  He enjoys teaching photography as well as learning new techniques, both with the camera and the computer.
We sure hope to see you at the final meeting of the 2022/23 season.


2022 - 2023 Brochure

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CAPA Merit Award - Evelyn Buchner

Congratulations Evelyn!

CAPA Merit Award and Camera Canada Cover - Jayne Primeau

Congratulations Jayne!

2022/2023 Membership Dues

Membership fees for the 2022/2023 season are:

  • ​$50 for returning members who pay by Sept 30th
  • $55 for new members
  • $55 for returning members who pay after Sept 30th

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Annual Award Images

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Winner - 2022 Annual Open - Tulip by Evelyn Buchner
Winner - 2022 Annual People - Watch That Step by June Pryor
Winner - 2022 Annual Marine - Northern Loon by Evelyn Buchner
Winner - 2022 Annual Travel - Kummattikali Festival Performer by Rolf Haukwitz
Winner - 2021 Annual Open - Auto Wrecker's Heaven by Lynn Tait
Winner - 2021 Annual People - Winter Wonderland by Jane Qi
Winner - 2021 Annual Marine - Lighthouse St. Martins, NB by Pierre Houle
Winner - 2021 Annual Travel - Blowing in the Wind by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2020 Annual Travel - Wildebeest Migration by Michelle Rondeau
Winner - 2020 Annual Open - Coming in for a Landing by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2020 Annual Marine - Ocean Fury by Pierre Houle
Winner - 2020 Annual People - Yippee Ki Yay by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2019 Open - Young Great Horned Owl by Karin McFarlane
Winner - 2019 Travel - Stupas by Alexa Coupland
Winner - 2019 Marine - Gone Fishin by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2019 Annual People - Girl with Pheasant by Mary Kilbreath
Winner - 2018 Annual Open - Snowy Owl by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2018 Annual People - The Sicilian by Michelle Rondeau
Winner - 2018 Annual Travel - Laundry Day in Myanmar by Alexa Coupland
Winner - 2018 Annual Marine - Quidi Vidi Harbour by Alexa Coupland
Winner - 2017 Annual Travel - Tanzanian Abacus by Erica Laker
Winner - 2017 Annual People - Old Man on Bus by Jim Paton
Winner - 2017 Annual Open - Signs of Spring by Jayne Primeau
Winner - 2017 Annual Marine - Driftwood Sunset by Ian Sanderson
Winner - 2016 Annual Open - Eagle by Pierre Houle
Winner - 2016 Annual People - Cuban Corner by Bill Coombes
Winner - 2016 Annual Travel - Torngat Mountains, Labrador by Bill Coombes
Winner - 2016 Annual Marine - Fisherman by Kieron Nelson
Winner - 2015 Annual Travel - Kangaamiut by Bill Coombes
Winner - 2015 Annual Open - Harris Hawk by Evelyn Buchner
Winner - 2015 Annual People - School Days by Kieron Nelson
Winner - 2015 Annual Marine - Spirit by Evelyn Buchner

SPC is proud to support the Lambton College Photography Program