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Monthly Meeting

The speaker for the month is Olivier Du Tre. As photographers, our art provides us with a very personal way of expressing ourselves. It lets us describe the way we see and feel our world around us. We refer to it as our 'vision', our 'style', or our 'voice'. I used to think it was defined by subject matter, variations in tonalities or our use of colour. But now I know, it runs much deeper than that.

If you ask yourself the question 'what should I photograph?' you are really asking the wrong question. The right question would be 'why do I photograph?'. In the answer to that question lie clues on how we can become a better artist.

In my talk I will tell you my story. How I approach the lulls in creativity. Why I chose black and white as my medium and why I went back to photographing on film.

Olivier Du Tre is a Belgian/Canadian landscape photographer based out of Cochrane, AB.

For more of his work, visit

The photography theme for the month is "Statues". Bring in your best shot for the theme and one image in the open category as well. 8X10 prints or larger are best for visual impact. 

See you at the meeting.

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  • Lisa

    Does anyone know what he used for his presentation? The book flip effect from his phone was very neat. And the fact that he could draw on the slide.

    May 8, 2014

    • Hiroaki K.

      Hi. Lisa. Only i know is he was using iPad. I guess it is it is an apple software coming with iPad. Does anyone know?

      May 9, 2014

    • Alexandra

      Could be Keynote, which is Apple's version of Power Point.

      May 10, 2014

  • Alexandra

    Olivier du Tre was very good, and his photos are beautiful. It's difficult to speak to a group non-stop for almost 2 hours, and I did find that his voice was dropping in volume and at times I couldn't make out all that he was saying ( I was sitting at the back). I am inspired to pull out my old Canon AT1, and put a roll of black and white film through it! I thought the photo sharing was good; nice to see so many submissions. It was also great that Olivier participated in that part of the evening. Thank you Hiro and Scott for organizing this.

    May 8, 2014

    • Hiroaki K.

      I am glad to hear you liked the presentation. I also found it was a little to hear his voice. I guess we should consider better audio system. Thank you for your input.

      May 9, 2014

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