About four years ago I decided that it was time that local photographers, both professional and non-professional, have a facebook group to call their own. Thus Hamilton Photographers Rock was born!
We now have close to 3000 members who post photos, share their knowledge and advice with each other, sell or swap equipment, and often wrangle with ethical issues.
I have organized and hosted numerous photography workshops for group members and with the help of HPR members have hosted three annual photo shows.
HPR believes in giving back to the community and we’ve been involved with community fundraisers benefiting City Kidz, Interval House, the Ancaster Community Food Drive, and the James Street North Men’s Residence.
Most recently, in the summer of 2017 the HPR team (Sandy Rose, Kathleen Gemmel, John McAlley, and myself) raised over $10,000 for the YWCA Hamilton’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, and was the top fundraising team at the event!
If you love photography and live in the Hamilton and surrounding area, we’d love to have you join HPR on Facebook.