GHTC Photo Hikes

Our Members spoke and we listened!

With great excitement, we are happy to announce that we now have “Photo Hikes” as one of our events themes, combining the love of hiking with some nature/outdoor photography. Led by Bob Fanning, one of our certified Hiker Leaders, you get professional tips and tricks about design, form, light and texture; with the autonomy to photograph what YOU find interesting.

The locations are chosen based on sections of trails, parks or natural areas that are considered to be picturesque. The outings are offered in all seasons of the year, from very cold days in Winter to warm Summer evenings. There might be a focus such as trying to get a good picture of an icy waterfall, a sunset shot, or looking for unique formations of rock, tree roots and flowing water. Part of the experience is the opportunity for people to learn a little bit about some of the advanced options that they can do with their camera.

We've all used a "point and shoot", but there are likely features that people have never explored... until now. The typical outing usually starts with a brief presentation on the "7 Elements of Design" and cheat sheets are often available, for those who want to remember and practice.

All levels of expertise are welcome, past group sizes have varied from two to twenty, and it's great to see members and community locals return and share their experiences, both in person and online (most like to post photos on MeetUp or our  Facebook group, however a select few will appear on this website, at the discretion of GHTC officials).  Send them to our Web Administrator!

And as a final note, we encourage everyone to take photos on all hikes, but the Photo Hike are nature-centric and typically don't include fellow Hikers as the focal point/subject. 

Bob Fanning is the current president of Focus On Nature, an organization that started in Guelph. The purpose is to connect kids to nature, through photography.

Upcoming events

Learn how to take great photos

Bob Fanning has documented the info he talks about on his photo hikes regarding the 7 Elements of Design and Rule of Thirds that enable hikers to take great photos.

See the Elements of Design


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