Photography Club of Bayfield
The PCoB began in late 2011 when a small group of photographers took the initiative to form a photo club. The purpose of the club was to invite photographers of all experience levels in the Bayfield and surrounding area to share, learn and develop photographic skills. At the meetings, we combine a mix of "learning" (on topics of interest decided upon by our members - that are presented by both members and guest experts) and "sharing" (of results from photo challenges). Outside of our monthly meetings, we hold regular group photo outings and facilitate access for members to a variety of exhibitions and educational courses/workshops.
The Club now has approximately 45 active members and is a member of both SWOPA (Southwestern Ontario Photographers’ Association) and CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art).
The Club provides an informal, friendly and supportive environment for photographers with interesting all types of photographic imagery. It aims to promote an increased awareness and interest in photography throughout the community through its active involvement in projects with local organizations and through the promotion of public exhibitions, events and educational opportunities.
As part of our community activities, our Club provides the photographs that make up the Bayfield Calendar in conjunction with the Bayfield and area Chamber of Commerce and we have also worked with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA), Bayfield Historical Society (BHS), the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society, the Huron County Planning & Development department, Bayfield Agricultural Society, Bayfield Optimists and other local organizations.