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Nature SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
Nature Shared Interest Group will meet Wednesday, April 3 at 7pm on ZOOM. Participants are encouraged to share up to 20 recent or older nature-related images of any topic. If you wish share a larger collection of images, please contact the coordinators before the meeting. Our meetings provide an informal venue in which to share your images regardless of photographic experience and expertise. We like to hear about the why, what, where and when of your images as this is part of  learning experience and adds to their appreciation. Participants may share images from their own screen or send the images before the meeting to the coordinators at for sharing while you comment. Though it is not required, it is helpful if you intend to share from your screen to give the coordinators a heads-up prior to the meeting. Any questions or requests for assistance may be directed to the coordinators at Please join us on April 3 to show images or just to enjoy those of others and their commentary. All are welcome.
Competition Night (7:30 PM PDT)
If you have prints that placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or HM in Internal Competitions, please bring them so that they can be entered in the year end competition. Return of Results: March Internal Competitions and recent External Competitions
Abstracts - Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Abstracts Theme:Photograph fragments, or parts of things, or use intentional camera motion to focus on line, shape and colour in order to create abstracts Those interested will meet afterwards for lunch at noon at Frankie's Diner, 910 Government Street. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. Please post 4-5 of your images on the Gallery for this event.
The Complexity, Contradiction and Confusion Over Colour Workshop with Rick Hulbert (7:00 PM PDT)
About This Workshop While the enjoyment of Colour is, by far, the most popular technique preferred by photographers, it also can be among the most complex and confusing genres to comprehend.  Rick Hulbert’s presentation will explain the issues relevant to how we perceive colour while also providing an avenue of how photography enthusiasts, regardless of their level of experience and expertise can enjoy the recording of colour along with the flexibility of editing colour. You will be exposed to the impacts of the fact that, “In vision perception, colour is almost never seen as it really is . . . as it physically is”. We will cover how meanings and emotions “might” apply to the use of colour. You will learn how age and gender of beholders affects the perception of colour. You will appreciate that while light is a physical entity, colour is a perception that is affected and potentially altered by its context. You will be presented with an approach to evaluating colours and an approach to modifying colours. Rick’s presentation will conclude with three “revelations” that, taken together, will provide you with a reality check based on science, along with an enhanced appreciation for the art of colour in photography.    Photo Credit: Rick Hulbert About Rick Hulbert Rick Hulbert’s photography is informed from his 4-decade background as a Professional Architect and Urban Designer.  He is a "Life Member" of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and a “Fellow" of The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Rick is currently an instructor of photography at Simon Fraser University and has lectured and taught at Langara College and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and has led multi-day photo-workshops throughout Europe and North America. His teachings reflect his knowledge of the History of the 2-Dimensional Arts of Drawing and Painting along with the Sciences of Human Vision. He was one of only 2 photographers from North America invited
Uplands Park Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Uplands Park and Cattle Point. This undeveloped natural area (30.635 hectares) bounded by residences, suburban streets, and the ocean on its eastern boundary provides an excellent example of Garry Oak meadow and associated ecosystems. The park has one of the greatest concentrations of rare plant species in all of Canada.  Should be lots of Camas now. The park has well-used informal trails, boat launch ramps, a manicured area with a War Memorial, a scenic waterfront drive and parking area, benches and picnic tables. Lets meet at the upper parking lot just off Beach Drive and Scenic Drive. Then we can walk north to see all the flowers, than later to Cattle Point. For lunch lets try "Smuggler's Cove Pub" 2581 Penrhyn St. V8N 1G4 just around the corner from Peppers Foods on Cadboro Bay Rd. Then upload 4 or 5 of your finest images into the VCC Gallery. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Creative SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
This is the last meeting of the season (September - April). We will begin with having participants complete a survey (online) in order to get feedback on how we did this past year and ideas for the coming season. As usual the second half will be our chance to show the results of any creative photography projects and the creative challenge for March " Procreate for the iPad." See the Creative SIG Forum for more details. All levels and styles are welcomed. Max 8 images please. For those who have not sent their images to Normand, or I have your images ready to go using Share Screen.  Hope to see you on Zoom, Kevin and Normand
Members' Night and AGM (7:30 PM PDT)
Members' Night Details: You are invited to stake out a 10 minute time slot to present your images or a short learning session. Check out the guidelines at the Documents & Files How-to section of the website and make your submission well in advance.
Novice Image Review with Pam Irvine (7:00 PM PDT)
Workshop Overview This is an opportunity for Novice members to get a few of their images reviewed by some of the more experienced members of the club.  This is NOT a competition.    You can be anonymous if you wish, but our intention to is create a safe place to honestly discuss your images and help you to improve your photography. Your images will be viewed and discussed by the reviewers and simple suggested edits will be performed live with Lightroom giving the participants a chance to see before and after recommendations and to learn some Lightroom techniques and tricks. You are welcome to attend to learn from the discussions even if you do not have an image being reviewed.   Please email 1 – 3 images to Pam Irvine at at least one day before the scheduled session.  Images sent at the last minute (less than an hour before) will not be able to be downloaded and reviewed. Images can be raw or jpgs. Please send images in jpg format if possible. If your image is cropped out of a larger image, please send the original larger image as well as the cropped one as this will be useful/educational to see the original and the cropped versions. If you have problems sending your images email or phone Pam at 250-479-8152. Minimum 4, Maximum 20 participants About Pam Irvine Pam Irvine has been a member of the Victoria Camera Club since 2010 and over the years has served on the board of directors in various positions including president.  Pam is currently working on the Internal Competitions committee and involved in workshops for novice members.  She enjoys black & white, macro and abstract photography.  Pam has taken the CAPA judging course a few times and is working towards getting CAPA judging certification.
Small wonders - Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Small wonders  Theme:  Plants and creatures can be small delights and the details of the built environment are appealing. Show us the wonder of small things. Those interested will meet afterwards for lunch at noon at a downtown restaurant. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. Please post 4-5 of your images on the Gallery for this event.
Flower Photography Workshop with Donna Robertson (7:00 PM PDT)
About This Workshop Presented by Donna Robertson with help from Lori Moilanen This workshop will cover a wide range of flower photography topics - equipment, lenses including Lensbaby lenses, flash, focusing, backgrounds and textures. We will touch on various things to try - camera motion, shooting through, flowers on a light pad, multiple exposures, dead flowers, light painting, flowers in ice…and more.  There will be a few examples of what not to do and a few editing examples. Then there will be some ideas on where to get inspiration. This workshop will have some changes from the one given by Donna two years ago. Photo Credits: Donna Robertson About the Presenters Donna has had her photography shown in the Sooke and Sidney Fine Art Shows and othershows. Flowers are among her favorite things to photograph. Donna is retired from playing viola in the Victoria Symphony. Lori is an accomplished nature photographer. Recently flowers have become a favorite subject. She's had the opportunity to study with Denise Ippolito, Kathleen Clemons, Jackie Kramer and other noted flower photographers.
Shooting Nightscapes – Landscapes and Night Sky Photography with Jonathan Adams (Part 1) (6:30 PM PDT)
About This Workshop This in-person workshop will consist of two Monday evening sessions on April 30 and May 14, 2024.  Each session will run for three hours, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM.  Please plan to attend both sessions.  Signing up for Part 1 will enroll you in both sessions. Please note that this workshop focuses on night photography, not deep-sky astrophotography. Purpose of the Workshop In this workshop you will learn techniques for photographing and post-processing nightscapes, combining wide angle landscapes with starry skies.  These night sky images can include photographing the Milky Way, the moon, planets, the sun, star trails, as well as constellations, conjunctions and meteors showers.    In this workshop we will cover the following topics: 1.     Composition for night photography 2.     Choosing your foreground 3.     Using apps to schedule nighttime shooting 4.     Camera settings and techniques for combining landscapes with night sky features 5.     Post-processing techniques to get the most from your image This workshop has two three-hour sessions: Tuesday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 14, 2024.  The first session will address techniques for photographing nightscapes.  The second session explores post-processing techniques.  In between these sessions, you are encouraged to try taking your own nightscape images for processing, weather permitting. For the first session, you will need to be able to use your camera in manual mode.  In the second session, Photoshop will be used to demonstrate post-processing. A knowledge of Photoshop is helpful, but not essential.  You are welcome to bring your laptop and follow along as the post-processing is being done.      Our goal will be for you to learn how to produce a stunning nightscape image. Maximum number of participants: 20  Minimum number of participants: 5 Photo Credits: Jonathan Adams About Jonathan Adams Jonathan has been an active member of VCC since 2009, competing in the advan

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