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Tuesday AM Field Trip - The letter D d (10:30 AM PDT)
Theme: Theme:  The letter  D d Take photos of something that starts with the letter  D d or resembles the letter D d or title your photo starting with the letter D d. lDue to the COVID19 virus and the need to practice Social Distancing, Tuesday Group will not be meeting but we can capture images in our homes and neighbourhoods. As always, please share you photos on our Gallery and/or the VCC Flickr groups. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Ponds and Lakes, Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Ponds and Lakes and Bogs King's Pond, Bow Pond, Beaver Lake Ponds, Durance Lake, Swan Lake ... and so on:  there are a lot of lakes and ponds around Victoria, and summer is the time to photograph dragonflies, frogs, water lilies, ducks, herons and more.  I have identified 8 dragonfly species at the Beaver Lake Ponds alone.  Did you know there is a family of Wood ducks at the Beaver Lake Ponds?  Richard James reports a green heron at Swan Lake!  As previously, there is no specific meeting place or time.  Members should continue to exercise social distancing, or wear a mask if you can't stay 2 meters away from others.  We will not meet for lunch.  Take pictures any time during the week  of August 2nd, and post your best photos on the website gallery.
Butchart Gardens (round 3) (8:55 AM PDT)
The gardens are open, and we will take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to photograph the gardens without the crowds and tourist traffic.  We we make this a recurring outing for the rest of the summer, for club members to meet and shoot together.  The gardens change from week to week, as the summer progresses, so there will be new flowers and foliage to enjoy each time. There are new protocols in place, to protect health and safety for everyone, which we must follow.  Please see Butchart's website for more detailed info:  https://www.butchartgardens.com/covid-19-update/ Bring your landscape, macro or zoom lenses.  Monopods are ok, but the staff have emphasized that they are not allowing tripods at this time, to allow for good flow through the gardens (one-way paths). We will meet from 8:55am  in the Butchart Gardens main entrance lineup.  The Gardens open at 9:00am. There may be a wait depending on how many visitors are there, hence arriving a little early.  If anyone plans to arrive at a later time (ie: due to buses), please let us know, we'll have the group leader keep an eye out for you. Rates Effective June 1: Adult $30.00, Youth $15.00  OR Season Pass We’ll spend a few hours doing photography, and for those who are interested, we can meet again near the Gelato bar at 11:30am for socializing and desserts. Your group leader is Lorna Shaw
My Photo/Your Edit (6:40 PM PDT)
MY PHOTO/YOUR EDIT - a ZOOM Meeting To Join the Meeting: Members will receive an email with a link and password before noon the day of the event. Meeting door will open at 6:40pm Meeting will start at 7:00 pm WHAT IS THIS EVENT? Using supplied RAW images, members are asked to do their own editing.  See Guidelines below. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED For those wishing to actively participate in the event, here is the download link for the images to get the candidate starter images, click on link: https://we.tl/t-q4bGpNLdS7 REMEMBER: When the images are downloaded to your computer, if you click on any of these files, it will likely default to open with Topaz Denoise. To avoid that, 'Right-Click' on each file, and choose 'Open With', and then 'Other'.  That way YOU get to choose which editing program you are going to use, Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.   This fun event is open to all members: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced. Guidelines for Preparing 'My Photo, Your Edit" Submit only ONE image, give it a TITLE To open the large unedited (RAW) files: after download, right click on the image name and choose ‘Open With…', then 'Other' - then choose your program of choice, eg, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop 2020 etc. Interpret and edit the image as you see fit using any software tools at your disposal You may create a composite using any components of these 4 images You MAY use any of your own images, as long as you ALSO incorporate any of the 4 candidate images, or parts thereof Kevin Keliher, our meeting Host, will encourage participants to make BRIEF comments on their processing techniques during the live Zoom event Participants may request constructive feedback if they wish Submit your final image before DEADLINE: August 8th via (Free) WeTransfer.com to mpye@victoriacameraclub.ca Any questions? Kindly contact Kevin Keliher mpye@victoriacameraclub.ca.  Phone: 250-384-7850.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - The letter E e (10:30 AM PDT)
Theme: Theme:  The letter  E e Take photos of something that starts with the letter E e or resembles the letter E e or title your photo starting with the letter E e. lDue to the COVID19 virus and the need to practice Social Distancing, Tuesday Group will not be meeting but we can capture images in our homes and neighbourhoods. As always, please share you photos on our Gallery and/or the VCC Flickr groups. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Local gathering point. (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot:  "Your local gathering point." In this time of the virus most of us are venturing out cautiously, with social distancing of course.  There must be a location where you live where people are beginning to congregate again.  It might be a park, a coffee shop, or just a busy corner.  Go there and photograph the people and activities that happen along.  If you are too shy to point a long obtrusive lens, try using your cell phone. I am hoping we will be able to return to a specific location and time (our old regular time) for meeting in September, though coffee shop and lunch gatherings will not yet be allowed, but at least we can gather within the rules (minimum 2 meter distance) and shoot in relative proximity to each other, just as the field trip people have done three times now at Butchart Garden.  Look for the September listings soon.  Email your comments and suggestions to Jim Fowler. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Pecha Kucha (6:40 PM PDT)
Meeting Room will open at 6:40 pm for social visiting Meeting will start at 7:00 pm What is Pecha Kucha? (petch-aa koo-cha) In a nutshell, Pecha Kucha is a PowerPoint presentation of 20 slides of 20 seconds each for commentary. The slides automatically advance after 20 seconds, so each presentation lasts precisely 6 minutes and 40 seconds.   Each PowerPoint presentation should tell a story, using related images.  The presenter has 20 seconds to speak to each slide. Info on Pecha Kucha presentations: Creating a Pecha Kucha Presentation Using PowerPoint How to Make a Pecha Kucha Examples photography-themed Pecha Kucha presentations: Chris Owens Photography - Pecha Kucha Style! Photographers Without Borders PhotoED Magazine Pecha Kucha 2018 Toronto We're looking for expressions of interest by July 30th, 2020. We will also have a pre-meeting with presenters to make sure all technical challenges are handled.   If you are inspired to take on the challenge, please complete the PRESENTER FORM to let us know that you are willing to do so.  You do not have to complete your presentation at this time, only an expression of interest so we can schedule the evening, and prepare each presenter as required.
Environmental Portraiture (7:00 PM PDT)
Greg Samborski, a member of the club for one year, is presenting this workshop. He has done professional portrait, corporate, project and street photography in both South Korea and Canada. This workshop should appeal to members of all photographic skill levels. It will combine elements of project, portraiture and street photography and contain both technical and practical information and instruction. Enrollment will be limited to 25 people. If you hadn’t had time in the past to explore a photo project, this workshop might be the time and opportunity to do this. This session will give you ideas and inspiration about how to achieve it. Greg describes the content of this workshop as follows: Environmental Portraiture - As photographers we possess a skill that opens doors into a world we could never have envisioned. In this workshop we will learn: The importance of having a personal project How to choose a personal project that increases your skill and exposure How to approach people about your project Coming up with a concept Choosing a location Light, composition, posing and camera settings
Tuesday AM Field Trip - The Letter F f (10:30 AM PDT)
Theme: Theme:  The letter  F f Take photos of something that starts with the letter  F f or resembles the letter F f or title your photo starting with the letter F f. lDue to the COVID19 virus and the need to practice Social Distancing, Tuesday Group will not be meeting but we can capture images in our homes and neighbourhoods. As always, please share you photos on our Gallery and/or the VCC Flickr groups. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: ""to be announced"" Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Nature SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
Theme: Details: As always, nature images on any topic are welcome to be shown at our meetings, that's the way we can learn from one another. For more information contact the coordinators.
Season Opener and Competition Night (7:30 PM PDT)
Digital Theme: Entries Due: September Return of Results:


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