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September 17, 2014: Why Darkroom Photography Still Matters A Hart House Camera Club Open-Meeting with Artists Aubie Golombek and Micah Donovan


Hart House has been a home for darkroom analogue photography for nearly a century and in the era of digital photography Hart House remains committed to continuing this important but increasingly rare art form. Micah Donovan and Aubie Golombek will lead a short discussion of the many artistic aspects that are unique to analogue darkroom photography. Refreshments will be available and members of the Hart House Camera Club executive committee will be on hand to introduce other club events and how anybody can get involved.


Wednesday, September 17, 6-8pm


Hart House South Sitting Room


Free, limited seating


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Street Photography: Origins, Equipment & Technique

When: Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Hart House South Sitting Room

This engaging one hour presentation will explore the origins of street photography and the work of its pioneers, discuss the best gear and technique to use when photographing on the street at home and away, and some things to keep in mind whenever you lift your camera in public. Afterwards there will be free food and time to ask question and mingle with fellow photographers.

Ren Bostelaar is a photographer and photo educator based in Toronto. Ren is a frequent presenter at camera clubs and trade shows, known for his ability to speak passionately about photography and photo technology. Ren specializes in street and travel photography. His website is

Pictures by Ren Bostelaar.  

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Darkroom Days

When: Thursday, January 24, 7-9pm
Where: Hart House Camera Club Darkrooms!

This event is intended for everyone with some darkroom experience to get together, share techniques, gossip about their gear, and, most importantly, print some pictures! We will be setting up the large upstairs darkroom, which has capacity for about 7 people, as well as the individual darkrooms in case of overflow. This is a great opportunity for any film photographer to learn from your peers, and moreover, have a great time in one of our favourite places: the darkroom.

Everyone interested should bring some film, negatives, prints, or any other materials that will go into the creation of your image. We will have stock chemicals available, but the rest is up to you. The bulk of the evening will be devoted to developing, printing, scanning or matting (or all four), but we will also save lots of time for comparing prints, so feel free to bring completed work that you would like to show off.

We hope to see everyone soon!

Christmas Market

We will be going to the Christmas Market in the Distillery District on December 5. 

Christmas Market Trip

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Poster

Hart House Camera Club goes to Black Creek Pioneer Village!


When: Saturday, November 3 at 10 am

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village (meet at Hart House)


We will be spending the day at Black Creek Pioneer Village, a historic 19th century community. With period buildings and artifacts, live animals, and interpreters, you'll be able to take stunning (and modern!) photos of representations of the daily life in the Toronto area during the 1800s!

For more information on Black Creek Village, visit

We will be leaving from Hart House at 10 am on Saturday, November 3 or you can meet us at 11:30 am at the entrance to Black Creek Pioneer Village.

The approximate cost for entrance to the Village is $15 for adults and $14 for students. Please bring your own bag lunch or money to purchase lunch at the Village Brewery.

Please bring tokens or exact change for the TTC. The commute is approximately one hour from Museum Station.

Black Creek Pioneer Village is TTC accessible, being just a bus ride from Downsview Station. The bus line is 106, but please use the TTC trip planner at if you are unable to meet us at Hart House.

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