Welcome to the new website for the Barrie Photo Club. We are non profit organization that brings all interested parties together to learn, share and educate in the field of Photographic Arts. We meet once a month to learn and share common interests.
Hi and welcome to the 2021 season for the Barrie Photo Club . My name is Robert Trigg Gardner. Allow me to introduce myself for those that don’t know me. I will be the new President for the next two years.
My background in photography started when I graduated from Sheridan College back in 1989 with a diploma in Photographic Arts. I worked as an Assistant in the commercial industry for seven years. Digital was coming in at that time and it would have cost me over $50,000 to get up and going as a freelance photographer. Starting a new family at the time I decided take a different career path altogether.
Skip ahead to approximately five years ago, I joined the photo club hoping to be inspired and pick up my camera once again. I purchased a Micro 4/3rds system. Once I came to a few meetings I GOT inspired by what I saw at the club. It has been a lot of fun ever since…especially last year!!!.
Three years ago, I thoroughly enjoyed what I saw and heard from the club presentations and decided to get involved with the executive. So here I am, the President and looking forward to steering the ship for the next couple of years and working on giving the member-base what they are looking for... in the middle of a pandemic! Of course, the captain is only as good as his/her crew and we have an amazing crew this year. I'd like to introduce you to the new executive. We have some returning members and we have new faces on the board. We have a lot of fresh ideas and plans on giving you more information, training, inspiration, and avenues to use your equipment and... your mind.
Here is our new executive for the 2021 season :
President…………………….Robert Trigg Gardiner
Vice President………………Dean Heliotis
Past President……………….Bob Dudley
Secretary……………………. Yvonne Metcalfe
Director(Publicity)…………. OPEN POSITION
If you have any suggestion or ideas on what would make experience a better one, please get in touch with one of us because we would love to hear from you.
I'd like to thank Bob Dudley for all his hard work and dedication over the last two years as the president. He will be sitting in as Past President and giving me some guidance from his experience over the past few years. Please throw him a note and thank him for all the work that he has done for us. It's been a hell of a ride last year and we came out of 2020 looking pretty damn good.
On to 2021…We are starting this year with creating a mid-month meeting with Training short sessions and continuing with our photo critiquing to give us more ideas on how we can use our equipment and inspire us to get out of our house and even shoot in our house. We will be continuing with our usual end of the month Speaker Events…currently online. We are hoping that COVID-19 will subside going into the middle of the year and we can get back to going on Outings in the real world. We will open up the South Shore Center but only when it is safe to do so and greet you with ….elbows!! I think we are all looking forward to that day that we can see our fellow members and share experiences and photographs that we have taken along the way!!
So keep an eye on the website, Facebook, Instagram and on your emails as we will be sending you more updates on our plans for the upcoming year.
Stay safe, stay masked, stay distant, stay healthy!!