2022 O3C Fall Judges Course

The O3C offers annual courses for would be Judges and also for members who just want an insight into the judging process to help them craft images that can score higher and win competitions. We offer the Full Day How to Judge/New Judge Training Course plus the Judges Refresher/Update Seminar for our existing O3C accredited Judges.


How to Judge, New Judges Training Courses (November 19, 2022)

Do you compete? Are you curious of the photo judging process? Do you want to give your images the highest potential for scoring in competitions? Are you currently enrolled in the Judges in Training Program? Do you plan to become a Photo Judge one day? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this course is a must!

This will be a full day, online interactive seminar conducted by two of our highly respected Judges, Bharat Mistry and Norm Ullock; developers of the O3C Judges Program. You will be supplied a printed manual to follow along with a certificate of completion. This course is a per-requisite for all JiTs (Judges in Training).

The course will cover the fundamentals of Photo Judging, The O3C Scoring Model, Constructive commenting, differences in various genres and categories, photo essays and much more.

For Registration for this course, please visit the Seminar Page

2021 O3C Open Challenge Results

Thanks to everyone who attended our Awards Show.

The Results and AV files can be viewed on the Results Page: https://o3c.ca/competitions/open-challenge/2021-open-challenge-results/.

Announcing: O3C OLIS (Online Information System)

By now, all O3C Clubs should have received their information email announcing the O3C OLIS. Many of our Reps were given a demo of the new portal. New User Names & Passwords will be sent by Oct 1st to all O3C Clubs in good standings. If you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so now. The O3C OLIS Portal is a complete new system and replaces the content from the existing Members Only Section. The O3C OLIS will consist of Club Profiles, Speakers Registry, Judges Registry and Downloads. Once all the data has been migrated over, the current Members Only Page will be removed. the O3C OLIS site can be accessed through the main navigation bar above or directly through this link: O3C OLIS A few notes:

  • User Names & Passwords from the old Members Only Page are not interchangeable with OLIS
  • The single User Name & Passwords are only for your Club Executives and not to be shared with your club members
  • Once you login, please update your club profile for content, website, Club Executive contacts
  • As you use this system more, we’d be happy to hear some feedback so we can improve it even further
  • If you haven’t received your User Name & Login by October 4th, please contact our Club Secretary, Bob Wilson.

O3C OLIS References to get you started:

  • O3C OLIS FAQs
  • O3C OLIS Walk Through & Demo VIDEO

O3C Photo Tours with Phototourtrekkers.com Updates:

  • Due to the pandemic, there have been several rescheduling of tours
  • See the new destinations for 2022 & 2023. Exciting Photo Tours to Kenya/Tanzania, Galapagos, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Tuscany and for the Northern Lights.
  • For further details, please see: https://o3c.ca/photo-tours/

Who We Are:

    • Formerly the GTCCC, Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs
    • The only non-profit organization uniting camera clubs in Ontario
    • We host over 35 clubs with over 3500 members across southern Ontario and growing
    • Our Mandate: “Provide support and resources to member clubs in order to facilitate the advancement of photographic arts to individual members.”

Benefits to you as a Club:

    • Expand your exposure to other clubs and potential members
    • Access to the Speakers Registry and the Judges List
    • Access to the Judges Course and the Judges in Training Program
    • Software/training for online submissions and judging
    • Enter the Open Challenge and gain recognition of your club and its membership
    • Discounted pricing for Capture, Events, Seminars, Retreats
    • Special pricing on our group Photo Tours (Local & International)
    • Product & Retail Sponsor Discounts
  • To Join, please visit https://o3c.ca/join/

2022-2023 Club Membership Renewals are now open.

The Current fee schedule for annual membership is as follows:

  • Club membership 25-50 members         $ 50
  • Club membership 51-100 members       $ 75
  • Club membership 101-200 members     $  95
  • Club membership 201+ members          $130
  • Individual Membership                           $  25
  • No HST required.
  • Registration deadline is September 1st.
  • Club fees due upon registration

Each season, there is usually a change in Club Executives and Responsibilities, please fill out the contact information for all of your Executives so we can direct information as needed. If you do not have a membership count, please estimate based on last year or your best judgement for this year. If for some reason you will not be renewing, please let our Club Secretary, Bob Wilson know. (secretary@o3c.ca). Clubs that have not renewed by September 15, 2020 will be automatically disconnected from accessing Member content from the O3C website. Renewals can be done online at: https://o3c.ca/join/renew-memberships-with-occc/