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The Parliament Buildings Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
The Parliament Buildings are located at 501 Belleville St. The public entrance is to the left of the large staircase facing Belleville St. There is no public parking available on the property. Street parking and pay parking lots are located nearby. Visitors to the Parliament Buildings will be required to go through security screening. Tripods are permissible however, there may be other tours happening at the same time. We are NOT going on a guided tour.
Competition Night (7:00 PM PDT)
Digital Theme: Nautical Entries Due: November Return of Results: October
Travel Photography with Heart (7:00 PM PST)
Presented by Marion McCristall Marion is an award-winning photographer who has recently spent three years living in Europe and currently lives in Fort Langley. She has travelled to more than 40 countries on five continents with her camera in hand and will offer tips on how to take your travel photography to the next level. Marion recently retired from Pictours Portugal, a photography tour and workshop company that she created in 2015 in Portugal with her colleague, Fernando Picarra.  Marion will talk about how she prepares for travel photography and describe how she “sees” and “feels” the natural and man-made environment and sets up the compositions for her images. She will also talk briefly about easy ways to enhance images in post-processing. All levels of photographers will go home inspired and ready to get creative and explore at home and abroad with their camera.
CANCELED: Tuesday AM Field Trip - Needs to be Cleaned Up - November 8 (10:00 AM PST)
Meeting in Bastion Square canceled due to weather. You are encouraged to shoot in your own area/home and post your images in the Gallery. Theme: "Needs to be cleaned up" Whether the meaning is making neat, removing dirt, stopping bad behaviour or removing crime; show us what needs to be cleaned up. As always, please share your 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.
Panama Flats Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
We will meet on Roy Road at Elizabeth St. There is a sign for Panama Hill Park.  There is good parking along Roy Road. V8Z 2T7. Come in off Wilkinson Road.  Migratory birds should be there now if we have had enough rain. We will walk over the hill and along the dikes, bring boots for the water. Please share your photos on our Gallery. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Looking vs Seeing (7:00 PM PST)
Presented by Mitch Stringer The process of creating an image for display starts before you bring the viewfinder  to your eye and depressing the shutter button. Join Mitch as he discusses options to consider from capture to display that will help you to convey your vision to the viewer. My passion and knowledge of photography has successfully driven over 30 years of  teaching experience.  My faculty positions have included both the Digital Imaging and Applied communications programs and a diversity of Continuing Education classes at Camosun College.  As faculty instructor at the Western Academy of Photography, I instructed both the Professional photography and Journalism/Photojournalism programs. I continue to follow the light, striving to capture the elusive perfection of 3-dimensional imagery on the 2-dimensional plane.  Mitch Stringer has asked that his honorarium be donated to the Victoria Camera Club Scholarship Fund.
Novice Image Review (7:00 PM PST)
Presented by David Clow. VCC Novice members can get some feedback on their favourite images from Dave Clow, one of the VCC Advanced members (see  bio).  All images will be reviewed while maintaining the submitters’ anonymity. Whenever possible, Dave will display a 'before & after'  comparison, to illustrate techniques that might improve the image.  These Reviews are meant to provide Novice photographers with some common photography tools to assist them in planning, capturing and editing their own photography.  VCC  wants to encourage novice members’ enthusiasm for taking pictures, and sharing their pictures with fellow photographers. Any Novice VCC member may attend any Review session, even if they have not submitted any images  to Dave. However, you must be registered for the Zoom link each month.  Please send up to 3 images (RAW plus jpeg) to Dave, at by Friday midnight prior to a scheduled Review session (see VCC Calendar) Remember, the Review is not a competition.  I am looking forward to seeing your pictures! Happy shooting, Dave Clow
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Parts of things - November 22 (10:00 AM PST)
Theme: "Parts of things" Can you make an artful image of a part of a person, a machine, a tree, etc. Will your image evoke the whole thing or disguise its origins? As always, please share your images on or 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.
Impressionistic Photography (7:00 PM PST)
Impressionistic Photography: How to Use Your Camera (or Smartphone) as a Paintbrush Join Charles Needle and learn how to unlock your creative potential and craft Impressionistic-looking photographs using nothing more than your digital camera or smart phone. Charles will describe the process of using long-exposure and multiple-exposure techniques to transform everyday scenes into unimaginable visual masterpieces. His program will begin with a short inspirational slide show, followed by a nuts-and-bolts approach to learning techniques such as, Long-Exposure Pan/Tilt, "Multiple-Exposure Monet"(a technique Charles invented), Multiple-Exposure Rotate & Zoom, Soft-Glow Montage and Composite Montage. He will also explain how to use a free script in Photoshop to accomplish this same look, if your camera does not have built-in multiple-exposure capability.  Charles Needle is an award-winning, Colorado-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. Charles earned honorable mentions in the Macro and Visual FX categories of the Annual International Mobile Photography Awards, was a semi-finalist in the Nature’s Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards, selected as a finalist for the International Garden Photographer of the Year (sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, London, England). He has presented at conferences and camera clubs for more than two decades and authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills (Amherst Media, January 2015), Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush (March 2014), and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques (2011). Charles presents workshops in Monet's Garden (Giverny, France), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and Butchart Gardens (Canada). He is a FujiFilm USA Talent Team member and North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase Award
Intermediate/Advanced Image Review (6:45 PM PST)
Hosted by Nick and Kathryn Delany with guest member Jim Fowler Who: The invitation and attendance is to all VCC Intermediate and Advanced members regardless whether you submit an image.   PLEASE NOTE: you must register on this page in order to receive an emailed Zoom link the day of the workshop. Objective: The objective with the workshop is to help Intermediate and Advanced members learn what makes a strong image and how to take it to the next level - whether for internal competitions, external competitions or simply for your own enjoyment. Along with constructive review/criticism, we will use the PSA study group scoring criteria to help members better understand how competition images are judged. Review Panel: Each month we will have 3 mentors, Nick and Kathryn Delany and one guest VCC member, who will: Provide a score for the image to PSA study group standards (you will have 3 scores for your image, and 3 reviews) Provide their opinions based on those PSA score guidelines Recommend processing/compositions tips to help everyone understand what is needed to improve the image under discussion.  As group leaders we feel that scoring an image is helpful and is intended to be an aid in evaluating the images and a way to measure improvement opportunities as skills increase. Details:   Open to all Intermediate and Advanced members whether you submit an image or not.   We will review as many images as we can, with a  maximum of 12 images.   Submit one image.   Image submission due 1 week prior to the Zoom session to allow panel to prep.    November image due date is November 21.   Email to    Include a brief description of your objective - 1 to 2 sentences max.   Include your camera settings data  in your email -  ISO, speed, f-stop etc.   Image size  - 1920 px x 1080px, jpeg - around 2MB in size · Image title should include your name + title (kathryn-delany-birds-in-flight.jpg). During the session each panel

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