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North Shore Challenge
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Basic Lightroom with Cindy Stephenson and Ed Moniz (7:00 PM PST)
The is the 3rd of 6 sessions. Evaluating an Image – what was your intent with this image and did you manage to capture that? what are your options and next steps in terms of post processing? Global versus local adjustments. Ed’s suggested workflow in the Develop module. delete
*CHANGE OF PLANS* Night Photography: supermoon and light painting with steelwool (6:00 PM PST)
Night photography: Supermoon & low tide light painting DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR WEDNESDAY, WE HAVE CANCELLED THE WEDNESDAY PLAN. THE NEW PLAN IS TO MEET TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AT 6PM - WE WILL PARK AT THE WOODEN BRIDGE END OF ESQUIMALT LAGOON.  WE ARE SKIPPING THE FULL MOON RISE PORTION AND MAKING THE LIGHTPAINTING WITH STEELWOOL OUR FOCUS.  THERE WILL ALSO BE TIME TO GET LANDSCAPE SHOTS OF THE BEACH AND LIGHTHOUSE.  THIS FIELD TRIP WILL BE REPEATED IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT MAKE IT TONIGHT ON SHORT NOTICE. *If you saw the email notification later in the day and need some extra time to get there, please feel free to show up whenever you can make it.  It will be easy enough to find the group of photographers on the beach. This trip will be hosted by Dan and Gail Takahashi. The supermoon will be lighting up the beach for most of our time there and our goal will be to do some light painting on the beach as the tide drops down. There’s a super low tide that reaches its maximum of 0.75ft by 8:27 pm. The main technique presented will be light painting with steel wool. We recommend that you have a basic grasp of switching over to the manual settings on your camera (Full manual mode, bulb mode, and manual focus). Bring your shutter remotes or cable releases!  Wide angle lenses are recommended, but bring other options if you want to experiment.  We can give some recommendations about which settings to use and how to focus in the dark but you must know how to change the settings on your camera.  It is also very important that people dress warmly enough to be out for a few hours at night time and wear proper waterproof footwear for walking on wet tide flats. Rubber boots or waterproof hikers would be a good idea - itt is easy to get a soaker.  Bring a flashlight or headlamp for getting around safely in the dark. delete
Competition Night & Submissions Deadline (7:30 PM PST)
Competition results for the January 2018 print and digital competitions will be announced and images shown. Deadline for the submission of prints and digital submissions for the February 2018 internal competitions. Digital Theme: Monochrome Landscape (no restrictions concerning hand-of-man) Entries Due: February 1st, 2018 Return of Results:  March 1st delete
Basic Lightroom with Cindy Stephenson and Ed Moniz (7:00 PM PST)
Session 4 of 6. Basic panel sliders and Develop module tools (cropping/straightening and adjusting the aspect ratio; spot removal; graduated filter; radial filter; and adjustment brush) If there’s time – Detail panel (sharpening and noise reduction), Transform panel and Effects delete
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip - Ogden Point Area (10:00 AM PST)
Photoshoot: Ogden Point Area.  Meet up at the Breakwater Cafe (the one by the breakwater entry) at 0930 for coffee prior to the shoot.  This is always a busy area with a lot happening:  People, pelagic birds, ships and boats, float planes and of course landscapes.  Lunch will be at noon at the Heron Rock Bistro, 435 Simcoe St. in James Bay.  Please register and refer to this calendar in case of weather related cancellations. delete
Basic Digital Photography with Pam Irvine (7:00 PM PST)
This basic digital photography workshop will be led by Pam Irvine. This is a workshop for people new, or less experienced in digital photography. It will be four sessions on Tuesday evenings. Pam will be presenting material to make it most relevant for today. She will be covering basic camera functions, when to use what camera setting including manual, basic composition which will assist you to make some better photographic choices. Brief overview of the 4 sessions: SESSION 1  Feb 6th -  The relationship between ISO / Aperture / Shutter speed ; How to use Histograms; Changing auto focus and auto exposure settings; Focus assist settings SESSION 2  Feb 13th - Aperture Priority setting; Depth of Field, macro photography:  Experiment with Aperture Priority Setting – Tripod will be useful but not mandatory Feb 20th - No Class SESSION 3  Feb 27th - Shutter Priority setting on camera;  Experiment with Low light  & slow shutter speed situations, Motion, Panning, Painting with light                                        A tripod will be useful for this class – but not mandatory SESSION 4 March 6th -  The most important of the sessions - Good  Composition is critical for good images  ( Great technical knowledge will not help a poorly composed photo)                                          Elements of Design; Aspect ratio If you are a member of VCC there is not a charge for the workshop. When you register for the first session, you are registered for the four sessions. delete
Nature SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PST)
We have another exciting Nature SIG planned this month! Rea Casey is going to do a demonstration of a birding app. Dan Takahashi is sharing information on HDR photography his way.  A live demonstration on processing some landscape images and a short powerpoint on HDR in general. There have been several nature related field trips lately and we would love to see your images from them. Please bring in any images you would like to share. delete
Presenters Night (7:30 PM PST)
Guest Speaker: Janet Dwyer Topic: Scanography Website: www.photoscanography.com Details: Janet will be discussing imaging with a flatbed scanner (scanography), its inherent challenges and attributes by looking at work she has produced over the past 15 years using this technique. delete
Englishman River Falls
UPDATE: THIS FIELD TRIP WAS INITIALLY SCHEDULED FOR FEB 3rd BUT WE POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  IF YOU HAD REGISTERED BUT CANNOT MAKE IT FOR THE NEW DATE PLEASE DE-REGISTER IN THE CALENDAR OR LET US KNOW SO WE CAN MAKE ROOM FOR OTHERS. 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. There might even be some snow this time of the year. 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 5:20 pm 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 2 hours.  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/. delete
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Colour (10:30 AM PST)
Theme: Colour - capture any subject with a splash of vibrant colour. Join in for coffee and socializing at 10 Bay Center Food Court - Shooting starts at 10:30 Lunch at Bartholomews Pub - 777 Douglas St at Humbolt Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. delete
Basic Photography with Pam Irvine Session 2 (7:00 PM PST)
This basic digital photography workshop will be led by Pam Irvine. This is a workshop for people new, or less experienced in digital photography. It will be four sessions on Tuesday evenings. Pam will be presenting material to make it most relevant for today.  Pam will cover basic camera operations, composition, exposure, shutter speeds,  and when to set your camera on the dreaded manual function! SESSION 2  Feb 13th - Aperture Priority setting; Depth of Field, macro photography:  Experiment with Aperture Priority Setting – Tripod will be useful but not mandatory Feb 20th - No Class SESSION 3  Feb 27th - Shutter Priority setting on camera;  Experiment with Low light  & slow shutter speed situations, Motion, Panning, Painting with light                                        A tripod will be useful for this class – but not mandatory SESSION 4 March 6th -  The most important of the sessions - Good  Composition is critical for good images  ( Great technical knowledge will not help a poorly composed photo)                                          Elements of Design; Aspect ratio If you are a member of VCC there is not a charge for the workshop. When you register for the first session, you are registered for the four sessions. delete
Creative SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PST)
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CAPA Digital Creative Altered Reality Competition
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George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon 2018
PSA-Digital delete
PSA Digital Open Round 3
PSA-Digital delete
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
Basic Lightroom with Cindy Stephenson and Ed Moniz (7:00 PM PST)
This is the 5th of 6 workshop sessions. Ed to demo edits on a series of images – either his own or one’s students have supplied. delete
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip - The Fernwood Neighbourhood (10:00 AM PST)
Photoshoot:  The Fernwood neighbourhood is an area of eclectic little shops and Edwardian period houses some of which have been wonderfully maintained and have interesting architectural details.  This is a great spot for 'street and people photography'.  Meet in the 'Square' by the Belfrey Theatre. Lunch will be at the Fernwood Inn on Gladstone Street beginning at 11:30.   The NEW Parsonage Cafe has just opened across from the Pub for those who wish to nosh prior to the shoot which will start at 10:00. Registration is required for this event.  Check this website for weather related cancellations.  Please note that the temperature is forecast to be well below normal for Tuesday morning. delete
Lighting SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PST)
Details: Portrait lighting demo by Gregg Eligh delete
Basic Lightroom with Cindy Stephenson and Ed Moniz (7:00 PM PST)
This is the 6th and last date for the workshop. Details to follow. HDR images and Panoramas. Exporting your Images. Working with other programs (usually called Plug-ins) such as Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CC, NIK, Topaz, etc. delete
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Blur, Zoom, Special Effects (10:30 AM PST)
Theme:  Blur, Zoom, Special Effects – Blurs are fun, pan side to side with subject to blur the background or hold the camera still while the subject is moving. Zoom burst – turn or zoom your lens while you are exposing the image. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. delete
Basic Digital Photography with Pam Irvine, Session 3 (7:00 PM PST)
This basic digital photography workshop will be led by Pam Irvine. This is a workshop for people new, or less experienced in digital photography. It will be four sessions on Tuesday evenings. Pam will be presenting material to make it most relevant for today.Pam will be covering basic camera functions, when to use what camera setting including manual, basic composition which will assist you to make some better photographic choices. SESSION 3  Feb 27th - Shutter Priority setting on camera;  Experiment with Low light  & slow shutter speed situations, Motion, Panning, Painting with light                                        A tripod will be useful for this class – but not mandatory SESSION 4 March 6th -  The most important of the sessions - Good  Composition is critical for good images  ( Great technical knowledge will not help a poorly composed photo)                                          Elements of Design; Aspect ratio If you are a member of VCC there is not a charge for the workshop. When you register for the first session, you are registered for the four sessions. delete
Competition Night & Submissions Deadline (7:30 PM PST)
Competition results for the February 2018 print and digital competitions will be announced and images shown. Deadline for the submission of prints and digital submissions for the March 2018 internal competitions. Digital Theme:  Portrait of a Person Working in Their Environment Entries Due: March 1st, 2018 Return of Results: April delete
Sooke Potholes and Mary Vine Falls (9:00 AM PST)
The Sooke Potholes Park features a river canyon with a series of deep, polished rock pools and potholes carved by glacial action into the bedrock of the Sooke River. This will be a great trip for anyone who enjoys photographing flowing sections of river, waterfalls and geological formations. Mary Vine Falls is quite a spectacular attraction and is about a 30-45  minute walk from the 3rd parking lot along a rugged footpath.  For those waterfall fans who are not in the "mountain goat" category, there is another waterfall at Todd Creek which is visible & accessible from the main road. We will aim to split off into two main groups once at the park, those who wish to hike to the waterfall and those who want to stay close to the Potholes canyon and photograph the more readily accessible areas. Come prepared with your tripod, wide angle lens, shutter remote or cable release, ND filters, polarizer etc…  This location will be ideal for trying out some long exposures of flowing water. Nature photographers may also find some wildlife photography opportunities. We will spend the morning exploring the Sooke Potholes Park and Mary Vine Falls.  After that, we will plan to stop in at 17 Mile Pub for a meal and social time (optional) Remember to dress warmly, bring enough snacks and water and wear proper footwear for hiking.  This trip will be weather permitting, please check your email the night before the trip, in case of cancellation. Meet at the Helmcken Park and ride at 9 am.  We can arrange carpool there for anyone that needs it. Your group leader is Bob Law (photo of Mary Vine Falls is courtesy of Bob) delete


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