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Tofino
We will be staying at the Eco-Lodge in Tofino (http://www.tbgf.org/ecolodge/). This has 10 rooms between $89 (Twin/Queen) and $139 (Suite) plus taxes. We have booked the entire facility for 2 weekends this fall. It has a full commercial kitchen and a light breakfast is supplied. We can take our own food for breakfast and lunch and most eat out in Tofino for dinner. There are many shooting locations including forests and bog land, wild beaches and rocky waterfronts, Tofino and Ucluelet harbours, and Amphrite Point Lighthouse. The theme is “Rainforests and West Coast Storms,” the first is guaranteed, but not the second! The format for the weekends will be quite casual. Groups can be formed (or you can go alone) and go to different locations depending on interest. Richard James will be leading the October weekend and Nigel Bailey and Teri VanWell will be leading the November weekend. We have a wealth of information which will be available on shooting locations etc. Unfortunately, the Thornton Creek Hatchery is no longer available for bear shooting, the only access to the facility is organized educational tours related to the hatchery operation and participants are restricted to within the security fence with no access to the boardwalk etc. delete
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Canon Lighting Workshop with Leah Gray and Steve Smith (7:00 PM PDT)
Canon Lighting Workshop with Leah Gray and Steve Smith This workshop will be an introduction to Canon Speed lights or flash. It is a basic introductory workshop for those members who would like to learn what buttons to push and what light modifiers might assist to produce a good photographic outcome. We will be concentrating on external flashes; canon 320EX, 580EXII and 600EX-RT models. We will discuss the various options for flash and when they might be appropriate. This workshop will include a 2 hour classroom session followed by a 3 - 4 hour practicum the following Saturday, November 4. Topics will include: Flash and camera settings On-camera and off-camera flash Sync speeds and high-speed sync Fill Flash ETTL and manual Flash compensation Flash colour and modifiers Wireless Multiple flashes Participants should bring their camera/flash and their manuals. If you are registered for the classroom date, you are registered for November 4. delete
Nature SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
Guest Speaker:  Garry Schaefer "Iceland: Its Unique Landscapes, Wildlife and The Presence of Man" Description: What makes Iceland unique and puts it on many peoples bucket list? Location, geology and climate each play a role. Shore excursions from a cruise ship provided opportunities to explore volcanic landscapes, waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Wildlife was the the theme in the Northwest Peninsula, on Vigur Island. Areas in an around Reykjavik provided a mixture of urban and natural views. The presentation will touch on all these bases. Garry's presentation will be followed by Critique Corner.  Need help with that image?  Send a jpeg (no larger than 1400 x 1050) to Gail at naturesig@victoriacameraclub.ca and get some helpful comments from your fellow photographers. The evening will finish off with a show and tell.  Bring some images to share with the group. delete
Lions Gate Celebration of Nature
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Competition Night and Submissions Deadline (7:30 PM PDT)
Competition results for the October 2017 print and digital competitions will be announced and images shown. Deadline for the submission of prints and digital submissions for the November 2017 competition. Digital Theme:  Night Photography Entries Due: November 2 Return of Results: Jan 4th, 2018 delete
Tofino
We will be staying at the Eco-Lodge in Tofino (http://www.tbgf.org/ecolodge/). This has 10 rooms between $89 (Twin/Queen) and $139 (Suite) plus taxes. We have booked the entire facility for 2 weekends this fall. It has a full commercial kitchen and a light breakfast is supplied. We can take our own food for breakfast and lunch and most eat out in Tofino for dinner. There are many shooting locations including forests and bog land, wild beaches and rocky waterfronts, Tofino and Ucluelet harbours, and Amphrite Point Lighthouse. The theme is “Rainforests and West Coast Storms,” the first is guaranteed, but not the second! The format for the weekends will be quite casual. Groups can be formed (or you can go alone) and go to different locations depending on interest. Richard James will be leading the October weekend and Nigel Bailey and Teri VanWell will be leading the November weekend. We have a wealth of information which will be available on shooting locations etc. Unfortunately, the Thornton Creek Hatchery is no longer available for bear shooting, the only access to the facility is organized educational tours related to the hatchery operation and participants are restricted to within the security fence with no access to the boardwalk etc. delete
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Tofino
We will be staying at the Eco-Lodge in Tofino (http://www.tbgf.org/ecolodge/). This has 10 rooms between $89 (Twin/Queen) and $139 (Suite) plus taxes. We have booked the entire facility for 2 weekends this fall. It has a full commercial kitchen and a light breakfast is supplied. We can take our own food for breakfast and lunch and most eat out in Tofino for dinner. There are many shooting locations including forests and bog land, wild beaches and rocky waterfronts, Tofino and Ucluelet harbours, and Amphrite Point Lighthouse. The theme is “Rainforests and West Coast Storms,” the first is guaranteed, but not the second! The format for the weekends will be quite casual. Groups can be formed (or you can go alone) and go to different locations depending on interest. Richard James will be leading the October weekend and Nigel Bailey and Teri VanWell will be leading the November weekend. We have a wealth of information which will be available on shooting locations etc. Unfortunately, the Thornton Creek Hatchery is no longer available for bear shooting, the only access to the facility is organized educational tours related to the hatchery operation and participants are restricted to within the security fence with no access to the boardwalk etc. delete
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Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
Photoshoot: ""Bay Street Industrial Area"" The industrial area around lower Bay Street and Harbour Road are interesting places to photograph works in progress.  Pointe Hope Shipyard and the surrounding waterfront are full of potential pics. Views of the Upper Harbour are readily found. Meet for coffee at Cafe Fantastico (north end of Harbour Road) at 10:00 am.  Shoot will run until 11:30.  Some parking is available along Harbour Road and also at the West Side Village parking lot (Tyee Road @ Bay Street).  Lunch at Spinnaker's Pub.  Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, use your own descretion. delete
Return of Wintering Waterfowl to Victoria with Mike Wooding (7:00 PM PST)
Return of Wintering Waterfowl to Victoria with Mike Wooding Mike is a very experienced and excellent photographer of Nature and Wildlife at our club. At this workshop Mike will discuss where, when and how to photograph the migratory waterfowl which return to our area each fall and winter seasons. The event will take place in room 1014. We will cover the species of waterfowl that return to the Victoria area and to a few locations a little further away. Techniques to maximize the impact of your images will be discussed, and will include establishing a connection with your subjects,  gear and settings for low angle portraits and  in-flight shooting, and more. If time permits, we may  discuss birds that winter in your back yard as well. delete
Creative SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PST)
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Presenters Night (7:30 PM PST)
Guest Speaker: Caitlin Chapman Topic: Creativity in Photography: Think Outside the Camera Website: www.caitlynchapman.com Details:When the pixel-peeping and gear-lust take over, your photographs suffer. Let’s talk about the creative side of photography. How the person taking the photograph affects the final result, and how we can nurture our creative soul by getting out of our comfort zones, trying new & wacky techniques, and shooting from the heart (and yes, perhaps the hip!). Come away with some new techniques to try, and hopefully some thoughts to ponder." delete
Englishman River Falls field trip (cancelled due to inclement weather) (10:00 AM PST)
Join us for an afternoon at Englishman River Falls, near Parksville BC! This Provincial Park features two impressive waterfalls, a river canyon, bridges, boardwalks, lush old growth trees and plant life.  You will have a good range of things to capture from macro flora and fauna, to wide angle landscapes featuring flowing water and clear pools. This park is well known for having beautiful colours in the fall too.  If it is a sunny day, we will have some nice golden hour light mid to late afternoon at the main falls (sunset is around 4:30 at this time of year). Bring your ND filters, polarizers, tripods and shutter remotes for long exposures. Dress warmly, as we will be out shooting for several hours. Drive time to Parksville/Coombs area will be about 2hours.  There will be an option to stop in for a meal in Coombs at the Old Country Market (Goats on the Roof) - see http://www.oldcountrymarket.com/. **THIS FIELD TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER** We will email everyone if we decided to reschedule and announce a new date delete
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Black and White / Monochrome (10:30 AM PST)
Theme:  Black and White / Monochrome - Look for contrast, shape and texture. The complimentary and opposing colours that bring a colour image to life are all reduced to black and white or shades of grey in a monochrome image and you have to look for tonal contrast to make a shot stand out. B&W is the CAPA Competition January theme. Monochrome Landscape is the VCC February Theme. Lunch at Catalano Restaurant - 619 Courtney St - corner of Courtney and Gordon Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. delete
Lighting SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PST)
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CAPA Digital Photo Journalism Competition
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Members' Night (7:30 PM PST)
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. delete
Fundamentals of Black and White Photography with Ed Moniz (9:00 AM PST)
Fundamentals of Black and White Photography With Workshop Leader Ed Moniz This will be three classroom sessions, including a shooting assignment, to take place on Saturdays November 18th, 25th and December 2nd. The sessions will be 3 hours each. Please be able to attend all 3 sessions before you make a commitment to register. This workshop is for members who want to take their photography to the next level.  Learning how to produce a great black and white image will require you to truly understand all the fundamentals. Black and White photography has been at the core of photography since its inception and an understanding of it will enhance your colour photography. Creating an excellent black and white image will challenge your skills because it requires a specific focus, beginning with the visualization of the image, taking the image and finally editing to a final print. In this workshop we will cover the following topics: 1. How to see in monochrome 2. Exposure for good data captures 3. Tone mapping for monochrome 4. What images work best in monochrome 5. Raw Conversion of monochrome images 6. Editing techniques for monochrome 7. Preparing an image for printing This workshop will be presented as a lecture series with participants expected to complete assigned homework. In class demonstrations will include RAW conversion in Lightroom and final editing in Photoshop. There will be no laptop necessary to bring to this workshop. Session one will include a photo session (outdoors, rain or shine) so please bring your camera. Our goal will be for each participant to produce a black and white print. Printing will not be done in class, but we will make arrangements with Terry Zlot to print your image. You will need to take/send your image to Terry's shop and pay the associated cost. This is not mandatory but will be a good exercise to increase your confidence and skill. Printing an image is the truest way to evaluate your skill level. delete
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
Photoshoot: Lt. General Ashton Armoury and Museum is situated at 724 Vanalman Ave in Saanich.  Within the confines of the building are several displays and artifacts from the Boer War of the late 19th Century, World Wars 1 and 2, the Korean conflict and UN Peace Keeping operations.  There are several displays including a replica of a World War I trench (complete with rat), period uniforms and 22 various military vehicles (some of which are outside).  Admission by donation (suggested @ $2). Photographs cannot be distributed or sold for commercial purposes.  Meet in the parking lot at 10:00.  Registration is definitely required. Lunch: Med Grill @ 4512 West Saanich Rd. delete
Delta Fraser Birds (7:00 AM PST)
Leader: Suzanne Huot Meet:   On board the 7:00 am ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen Details: Registration is required and is limited to twelve people. Before the day of the field trip, we will decide how many vehicles we need to take on the ferry. The ferry cost of each vehicle will be shared equally between the driver and passengers. The Pacific Flyway is the path of migrating birds stretching from Siberia and Alaska to Central and South America covering over 20 countries and three continents. The Fraser River Estuary is a critical crossroads as millions of the migrating birds converge on the mudflats, marshes and shallow tidal flats of the estuary where the fresh water meets the ocean. Waterfowl and shorebirds from breeding grounds in Siberia, Alaska, Yukon, and other arctic and prairie areas stop to refuel in the Fraser River estuary on their way to wintering grounds in California, Mexico, Central and South America or the South Pacific. Some species spend the winter in the estuary. Our itinerary will be opportunistic and will not be written in stone beforehand.  If the Snow geese are offshore we will not be wasting time waiting for them to fly closer. The odds are they will not because their activity and location depend quite often on the tide. If we are lucky they will be either in the fields close to Reifel Refuge or at Terra Nova. We may start the morning at the Reifel Refuge, then after lunch head over to Boundary Bay and Brunswick Point to look for Raptors and Owls. The Delta farmland is alive with big flocks of Sandpipers that provide photographic opportunities in themselves and also attract Raptors. The attached photo taken in the Fraser Delta shows a young Merlin Falcon eating an unfortunate Sandpiper. This trip will depend on the weather in the Fraser Delta being favorable for photography. delete
Fundamentals of Black and White Photography with Ed Moniz, Session 2 (9:00 AM PST)
Fundamentals of Black and White Photography With Workshop Leader Ed Moniz This will be the second of three classroom sessions, including a shooting assignment, to take place on Saturdays November 18th, 25th and December 2nd. The sessions will be 3 hours each. Please be able to attend all 3 sessions before you make a commitment to register. This workshop is for members who want to take their photography to the next level.  Learning how to produce a great black and white image will require you to truly understand all the fundamentals. Black and White photography has been at the core of photography since its inception and an understanding of it will enhance your colour photography. Creating an excellent black and white image will challenge your skills because it requires a specific focus, beginning with the visualization of the image, taking the image and finally editing to a final print. In this workshop we will cover the following topics: 1. How to see in monochrome 2. Exposure for good data captures 3. Tone mapping for monochrome 4. What images work best in monochrome 5. Raw Conversion of monochrome images 6. Editing techniques for monochrome 7. Preparing an image for printing This workshop will be presented as a lecture series with participants expected to complete assigned homework. In class demonstrations will include RAW conversion in Lightroom and final editing in Photoshop. There will be no laptop necessary to bring to this workshop. Session one will include a photo session (outdoors, rain or shine) so please bring your camera. Our goal will be for each participant to produce a black and white print. Printing will not be done in class, but we will make arrangements with Terry Zlot to print your image. You will need to take/send your image to Terry's shop and pay the associated cost. This is not mandatory but will be a good exercise to increase your confidence and skill. Printing an image is the truest way to evaluate your skill delete
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Geometric Shapes (10:30 AM PST)
Theme: Geometric Shapes - The geometric shape/pattern can be made of anything. Lines, circles, squares, triangles, etc. This is the January Competition Theme. Lunch at Darcy's Pub, 1127 Wharf St. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. delete
Fundamentals of Black and White Photography, Session 3 with Ed Moniz (9:00 AM PST)
Fundamentals of Black and White Photography With Workshop Leader Ed Moniz This will be the 3rd of three classroom sessions, including a shooting assignment, to take place on Saturdays November 18th, 25th and December 2nd. The sessions will be 3 hours each. Please be able to attend all 3 sessions before you make a commitment to register. If you are registered for the 1st session you are register for all three. This workshop is for members who want to take their photography to the next level.  Learning how to produce a great black and white image will require you to truly understand all the fundamentals. Black and White photography has been at the core of photography since its inception and an understanding of it will enhance your colour photography. Creating an excellent black and white image will challenge your skills because it requires a specific focus, beginning with the visualization of the image, taking the image and finally editing to a final print. In this workshop we will cover the following topics: 1. How to see in monochrome 2. Exposure for good data captures 3. Tone mapping for monochrome 4. What images work best in monochrome 5. Raw Conversion of monochrome images 6. Editing techniques for monochrome 7. Preparing an image for printing This workshop will be presented as a lecture series with participants expected to complete assigned homework. In class demonstrations will include RAW conversion in Lightroom and final editing in Photoshop. There will be no laptop necessary to bring to this workshop. Session one will include a photo session (outdoors, rain or shine) so please bring your camera. Our goal will be for each participant to produce a black and white print. Printing will not be done in class, but we will make arrangements with Terry Zlot to print your image. You will need to take/send your image to Terry's shop and pay the associated cost. This is not mandatory but will be a good exercise to increase your confidence a delete


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