Special Interest Groups


The Mississauga Camera Club supports and encourages Special Interest Groups (SIGs).  Each SIG meets virtually approximately once a month via ZOOM (with the exception of Macro which meets through a private Facebook group).  Please check the Club Calendar for specific dates.

Check each description below for the general date and time of a specific SIG. The cost of each SIG is included in the membership for the entire year. 

SIG sign-up’s are required in the Members Portal to help manage attendance, and we encourage active commitment and consistency in SIG participation. Full details for SIG participation and the process can be found here.

See the On-line Registration System page for details on how to use ORS. 

We thank our leaders for volunteering their time and expertise.


Leader – Mike Laeza

2nd Monday of the month

The Creative SIG meets on the second Monday each month to review the Creative Theme assignment.  At our meetings, we discuss techniques, share tips and inspire each other. 

Our new season begins on Monday Sept. 13 at 7pm. Please register in advance.

Image Critique

Leader – Peter Van Rhijn  (www.naturephotos.com)

Start date: Tuesday Sept 7, postponed one day due to Labour Day on Sept 6th” after that 1st Monday of the month).

Members of this group are curious folk. They are keenly interested in learning all about the mysterious reasons why images succeed or fail.  

Images submitted by group members are shown and their merits are debated. Questions are answered, mysteries are solved. Suggestions for improvement may be shown.

Guided by this new knowledge members learn to quickly edit and optimize images in a logical way, understanding what they are doing, and why they are doing it. 

Macro Photography

Leader – Larry Jewett

Meeting through “MCC Macro Sig” Facebook page.

MCC members have been sharing images and advice here since 2012.

Our popularity is thanks to the contributions from (currently) 62 Club members who have posted their images or made a comment on any of the 800 images making up our group portfolio. It’s not a requirement that you have dedicated macro lenses.  Plenty of help available to get you started.

Join the MCC Macro SIG with a request from your own Facebook page or contact  larryjewett@cogeco.ca

There is no fee for the Macro SIG.


Leader – Janet Martin

Registered members will be invited to the Zoom meetings on the 4th Tuesday of the month, starting September 28, 2021,  7:00 pm.

The focus of the Locations Special Interest Group is travel photography, with emphasis on access, photo-taking conditions, and photo problems unique to a particular location. Any location is a valid subject, even or maybe especially Mississauga or Ontario or Canada. The quality of the photography is not a topic. Our group has been meeting for ten+ years so although we have had the opportunity to visit many countries, every trip presents unique experiences.

Members of the SIG participate by volunteering a travel presentation which will be scheduled by the SIG leader.  Now that many of us will, hopefully, be able to add to our travelling experiences, all of us have memories to share from past trips.

If you have questions email me at janet_martin@iclooud.com

Location Meeting Dates:
  September 28
  October 26
  November 23
  January 25
  February 22
  March 22
  April 26
  May 24

Photo Editing

Leader – Doug Johnston

Photo Editing Special Interest Group

Special Interest Groups (SIGS) provide the opportunity for members who are interested in specific topics to meet (virtually) and share their experiences. 

The Photo Editing SIG focuses on considerations and post processing techniques using various photo editing software and applications.  The objective is to provide members with ideas and tools on how to edit photos and create composites so that they can be presented most effectively.  

Zoom meetings will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Looking forward to another year of exploring how to create even better images than those coming out of the camera!

If you have any questions email me at drj.photoed@gmail.com

While we continue to meet during the summer, our first meeting of the “New” season will be September 20, 2021 at 7.00 p.m.