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Introduction to Flash + Portraiture II (7:00 PM PST)
DUE TO THE INITIAL RESPONSE, MIKE HAS OFFERED TO REPEAT THE ORIGINAL FLASH WORKSHOP OFFERED IN JANUARY, 2019. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED THAT SESSION.  THANK YOU! Introduction to Flash + Portraiture II. Presented by Mike Byrne ***Please note this is a two-day event:  Monday Feb 25th and Monday March 4th -  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm This workshop is directed to those with limited experience with flash and is aimed primarily at using external flash units. Prior knowledge required: - how to turn flash on/off - if flash has modes (TTL, Manual...), how to change modes on the flash - if flash has slave/master capabilities, how to set the flash as a slave or a master - if flash has zoom capabilities, how to zoom the flash head There is a requirement to know how to set these, but it is not necessary to know how to use them for the purposes of the workshop. The workshop will cover: How to use a single flash as fill light How to use a single flash as the main light Using flash in manual mode Using flash exposure compensation Zooming the flash head Triggering external flash units with triggers and “master” units Using multiple flashes (time permitting) In most cases we will use workshop participants as “models” for our flash work, hence the focus on portraiture. Please bring your camera, a fast portrait length lens (50mm, 85mm, 105mm or zoom) and flash (with fresh batteries !!!) to the workshop. Please sign up for the Feb 25th date and you will be registered for BOTH SESSIONS.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Leading Lines - Feb 26th (10:30 AM PST)
Theme:  Leading Lines are a very important compositional element. Use  lines and curves in your images to guide the viewer through the shot, draw their attention to the main subject or create a sense of depth and perspective. Lunch is at the Garrick's Head Pub, 1140 Government Street Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Introduction to ProShow Gold - Creating a Simple Slideshow (7:00 PM PST)
MOVED TO  NEXT TUESDAY, FEB 26/19 DUE TO WEATHER  ProShow Gold is a software program from Photodex Corporation that enables you to create slideshows, using your own images and music.  It provides for a variety of effects and animations that bring your photos to life. ProShow Gold was designed for PC’s and is does not have a version for Mac’s.  If you have windows compatible software on your Mac, you may be able to use it.  See the Photodex website if this is of interest to you. This workshop is designed for those who have never used ProShow Gold.  It is an introduction to the basic components of the program, and does not go beyond the rudimentary applications. Over the two two-hour sessions, Jill will cover the following topics: Adding (and deleting) images to your shows Changing slide times Changing transition times between slides Adding music Previewing your shows Choosing your transition effects Adding basic effects to your images Publishing the final product for viewing Other tips You may bring your laptop if you have the current version (9) of the ProShow Gold program, but it is not required.  Some participants may wish to learn more about the program before downloading. If you chose to bring your laptop, please have access to 10-15 images in a file entitled “ProShow Gold Workshop”.   We can spend a short time hands on, depending on how many participants have the program downloaded. Please be prepared to pair up with others when using the laptops. Registration is required. Please sign up for the February 12th date and you will be registered for both   sessions. You will also receive written material taken from the introductory portion of the ProShow Gold User Guide.
Your Vision In Black and White (7:00 PM PST)
Your Vision In Black and White Presented by Tim Agoston. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Over the two-hour session, Tim will demonstrate his post processing workflow and techniques in black and white digital photography using Adobe Lightroom. Using some of his photos he will demonstrate to participants the steps he follows to achieve his results.  Apart from dodging and burning, it will include other steps he takes while post processing. Participants are required to have a working knowledge of the develop module of Lightroom.  Please bring your laptops with Lightroom and a few black and white files on which to work, as hands-on work will be available if time permits. Registration is required through the VCC website.
Introduction to Flash + Portraiture II. (7:00 PM PST)
DUE TO THE INITIAL RESPONSE, MIKE HAS OFFERED TO REPEAT THE ORIGINAL FLASH WORKSHOP OFFERED IN JANUARY, 2019. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED THAT SESSION.  THANK YOU! Introduction to Flash + Portraiture II. Presented by Mike Byrne ***Please note this is a two-day event:  Monday Feb 25th and Monday March 4th -  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm This workshop is directed to those with limited experience with flash and is aimed primarily at using external flash units. Prior knowledge required: - how to turn flash on/off - if flash has modes (TTL, Manual...), how to change modes on the flash - if flash has slave/master capabilities, how to set the flash as a slave or a master - if flash has zoom capabilities, how to zoom the flash head There is a requirement to know how to set these, but it is not necessary to know how to use them for the purposes of the workshop. The workshop will cover: How to use a single flash as fill light How to use a single flash as the main light Using flash in manual mode Using flash exposure compensation Zooming the flash head Triggering external flash units with triggers and “master” units Using multiple flashes (time permitting) In most cases we will use workshop participants as “models” for our flash work, hence the focus on portraiture. Please bring your camera, a fast portrait length lens (50mm, 85mm, 105mm or zoom) and flash (with fresh batteries !!!) to the workshop. Please sign up for the Feb 25th date and you will be registered for BOTH SESSIONS.
Tod Inlet Trail, Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
25 minutes from downtown Victoria, this 2.8-kilometer trail goes from the yellow gate on Wallace Drive down to the inlet.  Driving north from Victoria on West Saanich Road, pass the Red Barn Market and then turn left onto Wallace Drive.  The gate is on the west side of the road opposite to Quarry Lake.  You will likely see a few cars parked along Wallace.  If you get to Benvenuto, you have gone too far.  The trail is as mossy as it gets around Victoria.  Remnants of the old cement plant and wharf remain, with views of the creek falls along the trail.  There is a small estuary where the creek meets the inlet, and a gravel beach farther north.  The main trail is an easy walk.  Lunch at Sassy's Restaurant in Brentwood Bay, across from Butterfly Gardens. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
The Final Touch(es) (7:00 PM PST)
The Final Touch(es) - with Neil Boyle You’ve taken the perfect image, tack sharp, perfectly composed, histogram shot to the right, RAW format, and it’s a wonderful scene never shot before. Or maybe it’s a JPEG that you really like. Possibly even an HEIC selfie from your iPhone. Now what do you do with it? Come and see what a bit of post-processing can do for you images. Bring 2 images you like (RAW if you have it, JPEG will do, maybe even HEIC), on a USB stick, and we’ll display them on the big screen and post-process them. We’ll try by committee, where I implement suggestions from the photographers present, and I’ll do a second version the way I think best. Software used will be Lightroom and Photoshop, and maybe the Nik suite.
Nature SIG Meeting - Michael Murchison - The Finer Arts of Long Exposure (7:00 PM PST)
Learn when and how to add long exposure to your repertoire.  Topics will include situations in which longer exposures can be effective, gear required and techniques to achieve best results. For more information contact the coordinators.
Competition Night (7:30 PM PST)
Digital Theme Category: One Colour Entries Due: March 7th Return of Results: February competition results will be available at this March 7th Club meeting
**RESCHEDULED** Christie Falls *New date* (8:30 AM PDT)
This field trip offers the opportunity to capture several different waterfalls along a beautiful forested section of river in the Ladysmith area. They are located along a trail that starts near the Bush Creek fish Hatchery. This area is off the beaten track and is less well known, but contains a very spectacular series of falls, each one unique in it’s own way. Bring your polarizers, ND filters, shutter remotes or cable releases as this will be an ideal location for daytime long exposures of flowing water. You can expect good water volume at this time of year. Other nature and wildlife photography opportunities will abound in this wilderness area. Our contacts at the Fish Hatchery will let us in through the newly installed gate, so can park closer to the trail head leading to the falls. You can anticipate 20-30 minutes of hiking along a well-defined, but very rugged trail to reach the waterfalls. *Please note that we would define this hike as 'strenuous'.  There is uneven terrain it's an uphill trek on the way in, so it would not be appropriate for anyone with mobility or other health issues.   Your group leader is Gita McCormick. We will meet at the Helmcken overpass park'n'ride at 8:30am. Ride sharing will be facilitated at the park and ride for those who are interested. Please bring a pack lunch, water, hiking boots or good sturdy shoes, warm layers & rain gear. This trip is rated "Difficult". Please see the Trail Difficulty Rating System on the field trips info page https://www.victoriacameraclub.ca/d/0a8da3df-dede-43d5-b7c6-c7b8a4f27489
Photographing Glass (7:00 PM PDT)
Photographing Glass – Presented by Gregg Eligh *This is a two-evening event to be held on Monday March 11th and Monday March 25th, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Gregg will provide a demonstration class on Mar 11 to show the techniques to best illuminate highly reflective & transparent objects. The beer, wine & alcohol industries have very specific requirements to photograph their products. This has become a standard for photographing glass objects in general. The demonstration will be done using ‘accessible’ tools for the photographer that hasn’t initially outfitted themselves with professional/commercial gear. On March 25, Gregg will be available for a group critique of  images that the participants have shot on their own during the ensuing 2 weeks. Please bring images on a flash drive to load into a computer. The workshop is directed to members at all levels. Registration is required for this event.  Please register on the VCC website for the March 11 date only and you will automatically be registered for both evenings.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Hard/Sharp - March 12th (10:30 AM PDT)
Theme: Your artistic inspiration this week is Hard or Sharp. Normally we think of tack sharp edges  and sharp focus. This week we are searching for clean lines and crisp details. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. Lunch @  Bard & Banker Pub, 1022 Government Street 250-953-9993
Introduction to Lightroom 5 of 5 ** DATE CHANGE FROM FEB 11TH** (7:00 PM PDT)
Introduction to Lightroom – Presented by Cindy Stephenson Lightroom is a software program from Adobe that enables you to organize your images, create virtual collections of images along specific topics (travel, events, types of photography, etc.) quickly search for images that match specific criteria, and make non-destructive edits and enhancements to your images. Before using Lightroom, you should have a good understanding of where your images are stored on your computer, and ideally, have them set up in a folder structure that makes sense to you. Being fairly comfortable with files and folders and computers, in general, helps as well. Over five two-hour sessions, Cindy will cover the following topics: File and Folder Management: organizing your images, folders versus collections, how Lightroom works as a Catalog, your ideal folder and collection structure, backing up your images and Lightroom Catalog Getting Started: bringing images into Lightroom from your computer and from your camera Lightroom’s Library Module: organizing images into folders and collections, evaluating your images, searching for images, applying keywords, and exporting images  Editing Your Images: making global and local adjustments, sample digital workflow, how Lightroom works with other programs such as Photoshop, or NIK. Image Review: participants will submit two images they have edited using some of the techniques covered in class Registration is required. Please sign up for the January 14th date and you will be registered for all five sessions. Each session will build on information provided in previous sessions, and for that reason, it is important that participants be able to attend all five prior to registering. FYI – Subject to interest from club members, this workshop will be offered again later this spring. Based on feedback from the last time we ran this course, the classes will be taught as a lecture style, rather than hands on. You will also receive written mate
Creative SIG Meeting - Guest Artist Craig Harris (7:00 PM PDT)
NOTE NEW LOCATION/PARKING INFORMATION at end of message Theme: Guest Artist Craig Harris Details: Craig Harris has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. He has worked as a heritage recorder and official photographer at Fort Rodd Hill,  operated his own video and graphics production business, produced computer animated videos, and in architecture. He moved to digital photography in 2007.  His work has been influenced by avant-garde artist Hap Tivey, who fostered exploration of light in photography, from the chemical and material composition of film and paper to xerox copying and darkroom image production.  ( http://www.haptivey.com/digital-images.html ) Craig's images and writings can be found at his website :  https://tcharris.zenfolio.com/  In addition to Craig's presentation, we will make sure to have time for image sharing. Please bring some images to share with the group and limit them to no more than 10. REMEMBER - Our new location.  Our SIG meeting is no longer at CDI.  Our new location is the Lansdowne Campus of Camosun College (3100 Foul Bay Rd., @ Lansdowne).  Our meetings will be in the Wilna Thomas Building (starred in red on the map provided on the Club website), Room 103.   PARKING:   ⦁ All parking on site is $3.25 for a minimum of 4 hours.  After 6pm, we can use the Staff Parking lots (the closest one is P2 off Foul Bay Road, but also P1 off Lansdowne Rd.).  You must either display a meter receipt (from any meter on site) or pay by Honk Mobile app.  ⦁ There is a meter in P1 (the Lansdowne lot).  There is no meter in P2, but you can download a parking app “Honk Mobile” and pay from your mobile phone., once you register.  The location is LANSDOWNE CAMPUS ZONE #114”. (Please note - this change is for the SIG's and Workshops.  Our regular weekly club meetings are still at Norway House on Hillside Avenue.) The meeting will be from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  We're looking forward to seeing you there.  Come early for a good seat
Presenters Night with Kevin Light (7:30 PM PDT)
Guest Speaker:Kevin Light Topic:Sports, Action and Event Photography Website:https://kevinlightphoto.com/ Details:"Kevin is a freelance photographer located in Victoria, BC. He is a 2008 Olympic gold medalist in Rowing." Kevin will present images from some of his photo stories, and speak about his growth as a professional photographer.
CAPA Digital Portrait (11:30 PM PDT)
Status: Closed Closed: Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:30 PM
Stand-Alone Print Show Selection (11:59 PM PDT)
Status: Closed Closed: Friday, March 15, 2019 11:59 PM
Three-Image Thematic Print Show Selection (11:59 PM PDT)
Status: Closed Closed: Friday, March 15, 2019 11:59 PM
The Art of Seeing (4:30 PM PDT)
THE ART OF SEEING Note:  Please register for this 1st session only.  Please do not register if you cannot attend both sessions. The purpose of this two part workshop is to help participants see and create more meaningful images.  We will be going through the process of creating an image both in the field and in post processing. During the first session, we will be exploring our surroundings (in the field), identifying scenes that catch our eye.  We will discuss those subjects as a group and try to uncover the images they present. At the end of the field session, participants will be encouraged to work individually, and I will make myself available to help on a one to one basis.   The second session of the workshop will be focused on post-processing our images.  Using Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, we will learn how to better use the tools available in that software to realize the images we visualized in the field. Audience: This workshop is open to any level of photographer, provided they have a working knowledge of their camera and the required gear and software. Maximum Participants: 8 Minimum Participants: 4 Number of Days: 2 Field Trip Portion:  The field trip portion of this class is scheduled for Sunday, March 17th at East Sooke Regional Park (Aylard Farm Parking Lot).  We will arrive at the park at 4:30 and stay until sunset at 7:30 that evening.  Participants are required to bring a camera and a tripod. This session will not be cancelled for light rain, so please bring appropriate clothes.  There are washrooms at the location.  The Classroom session will be held Tuesday, March 19th @ 7PM in Room #102 at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, Wilma Thomas Building.  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop.  Participants are expected to have a work working knowledge of basic Lightroom Processing.
People Photography – Various Styles (7:00 PM PDT)
This workshop has been moved to the Fisher Building Room 206. People Photography – Various Styles  – Presented by Gregg Eligh The event will be held on Monday March 18th, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The workshop will be conducted as a ‘talk’ with images being presented.  It is not a hands-on workshop where participants take photographs. The event is suitable for all levels of photographer. Gregg will cover environmental portraits, accessible tools to assist with location/spontaneous portraits and street photography. Registration is required for this event.
The Art of Seeing
THE ART OF SEEING Note:  You must register for the 1st portion.  Please do not register if you cannot attend both.   The purpose of this two part workshop is to help participants see and create more meaningful images.  We will be going through the process of creating an image both in the field and in post processing. During the first session, we will be exploring our surroundings (in the field), identifying scenes that catch our eye.  We will discuss those subjects as a group and try to uncover the images they present. At the end of the field session, participants will be encouraged to work individually, and I will make myself available to help on a one to one basis.   The second session of the workshop will be focused on post-processing our images.  Using Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, we will learn how to better use the tools available in that software to realize the images we visualized in the field. Audience: This workshop is open to any level of photographer, provided they have a working knowledge of their camera and the required gear and software. Maximum Participants: 8 Minimum Participants: 4 Number of Days: 2 Field Trip Portion:  The field trip portion of this class is scheduled for Sunday, March 17th at East Sooke Regional Park (Aylard Farm Parking Lot).  We will arrive at the park at 4:30 and stay until sunset at 7:30 that evening.  Participants are required to bring a camera and a tripod. This session will not be cancelled for light rain, so please bring appropriate clothes.  There are washrooms at the location. Classroom Portion:  The Classroom session will be held Tuesday, March 19th @ 7PM in room #103 at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, Wilna Thomas Building.  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop.  Participants are expected to have a work working knowledge of basic Lightroom Processing.
Fernwood Square, Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Dean Park access remains closed due to the recent snow.  Fernwood Square, where Fernwood Road meets Gladstone Avenue, is a lively people venue.  With warm weather, lots of people should be out and about.  Lunch will be at the Fernwood Inn, 1302 Gladstone Avenue. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Focus Stacking Demonstration (7:00 PM PDT)
Focus Stacking Demonstration -  with James Holkko The 1st half of the workshop will be a demonstration of ways to focus stack while tethered to a projector.  Three methods will be illustrated to include internal focus, manual focus and using a focus rail. The 2nd half will be spent blending the stacked photos with Photoshop, Lightroom and HeliconFocus. A handout of the various techniques and camera settings will be given to the participants.
CAPA Audio Visual Presentation (12:00 AM PDT)
Status: Closed Closed: Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 AM Competition Type: CAPA Digital
Members' Night (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.
Sherringham Lighthouse + Sandcut Waterfall (9:00 AM PDT)
This will be a two-in-one field trip! We missed the opportunity to check out Sherringham Lighthouse last May, when we found out the renovations were not yet complete.  We are pleased to announce that they are finally done, and the lighthouse is looking beautiful.  The lighthouse can be found along Sherringham Point road (left hand turn off of West Coast road).  Sandcut Beach is further up West Coast road, but not too far away.  It is a very unique attraction, located between French Beach and Jordan River.  It  has a 10-15 foot waterfall which spills over a sandstone rock feature right onto the very scenic Sandcut beach. We expect the water flow to still be pretty good in March.  The Falls can be accessed via a 15 minute hike along a rugged rainforest trail and cobble beach . There is one other easy access point to the beach for those who do not wish to hike in. We will aim to visit there close to low tide, which is the ideal time frame for accessibility and getting better vantage points of the falls from the beach.  You may want to consider bringing full height waterproof boots (wellies) for sandcut, depending on the water flow there is a large stream of water flowing down off of the falls into the ocean.  Great vantage points for photos on the other side of that stream but you'd have to cross it. We will meet at the Helmcken Park and ride at 9:00am.  Anyone who wishes to carpool can do so there, just let your group leader know.  Please wear good footwear for hiking on a trail and cobble beach, and bring an extra layer as temperatures can be cooler out past Sooke.  Bring a pack lunch and enough water and snacks for the day.   This trip will be weather permitting, please check your email the evening before for updates. Given the number of people interested in this trip, we will be dividing everyone up at the Helmcken into two groups - one goes to Sherringham first, the other to Sandcut, then we will switch locations.  You group leaders are Bob Law and Deb Thu
Photographing Glass (7:00 PM PDT)
Photographing Glass – Presented by Gregg Eligh *This is a two evening event to be held on Monday March 11th and Monday March 25th, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Gregg will provide a demonstration class on Mar 11 to show the techniques to best illuminate highly reflective & transparent objects. The beer, wine & alcohol industries have very specific requirements to photograph their products. This has become a standard for photographing glass objects in general. The demonstration will be done using ‘accessible’ tools for the photographer that hasn’t initially outfitted themselves with professional/commercial gear. On March 25, Gregg will be available for a group critique of images that  participants have shot on their own during the ensuing 2 weeks. Please bring images on a flash drive to load onto the computer. The workshop is directed to members at all levels. Registration is required for this event.  Please register for the March 11 date only and you will automatically be registered for both evenings.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Minimalist - March 26th (10:30 AM PDT)
Theme:  Minimalism is indeed the art of less. Using a minimum amount of components such as colour, shape, line and texture. Keep It Simple.  Lunch: 12:00 PM @ Yates Street Taphouse  759 Yates St. 250-590-5253 Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Studio Lighting – Figure Photography (9:00 AM PDT)
Studio Lighting – Figure Photography – Presented by Gregg Eligh 2033 Belmont – former church at the corner of Pembroke in Fernwood This event will be held Sunday, March 31, 2018 - Gregg’s studio in Fernwood Gregg Eligh is once again offering the opportunity to work with studio lighting and models to develop a greater understanding of working with both controlled lighting and talent. There will be 6 two-hour sessions running concurrently but staggered, starting one hour apart. Gregg will be scheduling the two-hour sessions beginning 9:00 am and ending @ 4:00 pm.  Photographers will be working in pairs. No experience is required. Participants can be of any level of experience. Gregg will be there to assist participants to understand how to use the studio lights and offer suggestions, both technical & creative. Participants are encouraged to bring props to enhance the visual ‘message’ that are working to create such as hats, fabric for draping, etc. Gregg will provide studio lighting, backdrops, reflectors and some various tools to assist with the shooting process. The 2 models will be undraped (nude) as a study of the classic figure subject to learn about light, shadow and form. The fees to cover models and studio rental will be $115.00 per participant and payment will be required before the workshop date. Please direct questions and payment to Gregg Eligh. Call/text Gregg @ 250.888.0027.
The Art of Seeing II (4:30 PM PDT)
THE ART OF SEEING II Note: This workshop is held on Mar 31st and April 2nd. Please register for this 1st session only.  Please do not register if you cannot attend both sessions. The purpose of this two part workshop is to help participants see and create more meaningful images.  We will be going through the process of creating an image both in the field and in post processing. During the first session, we will be exploring our surroundings (in the field), identifying scenes that catch our eye.  We will discuss those subjects as a group and try to uncover the images they present. At the end of the field session, participants will be encouraged to work individually, and I will make myself available to help on a one to one basis.   The second session of the workshop will be focused on post-processing our images.  Using Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, we will learn how to better use the tools available in that software to realize the images we visualized in the field. Audience: This workshop is open to any level of photographer, provided they have a working knowledge of their camera and the required gear and software. Maximum Participants: 8 Minimum Participants: 4 Number of Days: 2 Field Trip Portion:  The field trip portion of this class is scheduled for Sunday, March 31st at East Sooke Regional Park (Aylard Farm Parking Lot).  We will arrive at the park at 4:30 and stay until sunset at 7:30 that evening.  Participants are required to bring a camera and a tripod. This session will not be cancelled for light rain, so please bring appropriate clothes.  There are washrooms at the location.  The Classroom session will be held Tuesday, April 2 @ 7PM in Room #102 at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, Wilma Thomas Building.  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop.  Participants are expected to have a  working knowledge of basic Lightroom processing.
The Finishing Touch(es) (7:00 PM PDT)
The Final Touch(es)II - with Neil Boyle You’ve taken the perfect image, tack sharp, perfectly composed, histogram shot to the right, RAW format, and it’s a wonderful scene never shot before. Or maybe it’s a JPEG that you really like. Possibly even an HEIC selfie from your iPhone. Now what do you do with it? Come and see what a bit of post-processing can do for you images. Bring 2 images you like (RAW if you have it, JPEG will do, maybe even HEIC), on a USB stick, and we’ll display them on the big screen and post-process them. We’ll try by committee, where I implement suggestions from the photographers present, and I’ll do a second version the way I think best. Software used will be Lightroom and Photoshop, and maybe the Nik suite.
Thetis Lake Regional Park Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
This 834-hectare park is in View Royal:  take 6 Mile Road off the Island Highway, pass under the Trans-Canada Highway, and park in the main parking lot of the park.  This was Canada's first nature sanctuary, in 1958.  With wild flowers (fawn lilies and shooting stars) and a lake trail, you can make it a long hike around the lake, or just search out flora and fauna close at hand.  Lunch will be at the 6 Mile Pub. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
The Art of Seeing II (7:00 PM PDT)
THE ART OF SEEING II Note: This workshop is held on Mar 31st and April 2nd. Please register for this 1st session only.  Please do not register if you cannot attend both sessions. The purpose of this two part workshop is to help participants see and create more meaningful images.  We will be going through the process of creating an image both in the field and in post processing. During the first session, we will be exploring our surroundings (in the field), identifying scenes that catch our eye.  We will discuss those subjects as a group and try to uncover the images they present. At the end of the field session, participants will be encouraged to work individually, and I will make myself available to help on a one to one basis.   The second session of the workshop will be focused on post-processing our images.  Using Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, we will learn how to better use the tools available in that software to realize the images we visualized in the field. Audience: This workshop is open to any level of photographer, provided they have a working knowledge of their camera and the required gear and software. Maximum Participants: 8 Minimum Participants: 4 Number of Days: 2 Field Trip Portion:  The field trip portion of this class is scheduled for Sunday, March 31st at East Sooke Regional Park (Aylard Farm Parking Lot).  We will arrive at the park at 4:30 and stay until sunset at 7:30 that evening.  Participants are required to bring a camera and a tripod. This session will not be cancelled for light rain, so please bring appropriate clothes.  There are washrooms at the location.  The Classroom session will be held Tuesday, April 2 @ 7PM in Room #101 at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, Wilma Thomas Building.  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop.  Participants are expected to have a  working knowledge of basic Lightroom processing.
Nature SIG Meeting - The Mystery of Clouds Revealed (7:00 PM PDT)
Join us and our guest presenter, Jim Gardner, for the Nature SIG on April 3rd at 7:00 pm.  In Jim's world travels he has recorded and revealed the mystery and stories clouds tell.  The past ten years of traveling and teaching in various parts of the world has enabled Jim to accumulate a collections of cloud photos.  Jim will include a few simple tips in taking cloud photos and a description of the messages that clouds convey. PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION AT CAMOSUN COLLEGE (LANSDOWNE) IS ROOM 206 IN THE FISHER BUILDING.
Competition Night (7:30 PM PDT)
Entries Due: There are no regular internal competitions in April.  Prints that have previously won placements from September 2018 - March 2019 should be brought to Norway House for the Year-End competition. Return of Results: March competition results will be available at this April 4th Club meeting
PSA Interclub Digital Nature Round 3 (11:30 PM PDT)
Status: Open Closes: Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:30 PM
Primary Portrait Lighting Styles (9:30 AM PDT)
Primary Portrait Lighting Styles – Presented by Gregg Eligh Participants will be given the opportunity to see and capture various portrait lighting plans. Models will be available with various lighting examples for each person attending to shoot to create a record of lighting directions.   ** Please note, a $4.00 fee will be required from each participant for the model.  Please arrange to forward this to me prior to the workshop. My contact information is below. This can be of assistance to anyone, at any level, who would like to develop a solid understanding of primary portrait lighting styles. Space will be limited to allow for each person to have the opportunity to get their shots. Please bring your camera and tripod to the workshop. Registration is required for this event.
Mystic Beach Sunset Hike *shortcut access* (2:15 PM PDT)
Join us for a late afternoon/evening hike down to the Beautiful Mystic Beach, located along the Juan De Fuca Trail!  This is one of the most spectacular attractions on the Southwest side of Vancouver Island with a stunning sand beach with large smooth boulders strewn about, sandstone cliffs, a waterfall and sea caves.  A perfect spot for wide seascape shots, as well as other nature and wildlife photography. We will visit during the low tide, so we’ll have the best opportunity to explore the full expanse of the beach.  We hope to be able to photograph the sunset and blue hour down at Mystic and then hike out safely as a group in the dark.  Bring your flashlights and headlamps! Trail description: The hike-in through the rainforest and is quite rugged (lots of roots, rocks and obstacles along the trail, plus muddy or slippery sections).  Mostly downhill on the way in and uphill the entire way out.  We will go in via a shortcut, so total hike distance down to the beach is 1.1 km and this takes approx. 26 minutes at an average pace.  We are classifying this hike as *DIFFICULT* due to distance, elevation gain and uneven terrain.  We expect attendees will be from a range of fitness levels, so we suggest to take your time and don’t push yourself.  Slower hikers can group together and the faster ones can go ahead at their own pace. Please dress appropriately for hiking with warm removable layers and sturdy/waterproof hiking boots.  Bring a packed meal, snacks and enough water to sustain yourself for several hours. We will meet at the Helmcken park and ride at 2:15pm. We can organize carpooling, for those who are interested.  We will plan to stop in at the China Beach/Mystic Beach Trailhead parking area first, to use bathrooms and consolidate to fewer cars.  The location and parking for the short cut access is along the shoulder of West Coast road near Pete Woolfe Creek, just 1 km up the road from the China Beach trail head. Your group leader is Mary-Lee Sampson  Ma


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