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Novice Image Review (7:00 PM PDT)
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 djclow2020@gmail.com 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 - Ubiquitous Brands - Sept 27th (10:00 AM PDT)
Theme: Ubiquitous brands  - some examples are as follows: band-aid, kleenex, popsicle. For more examples see  https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/brand-names-generic-terms/ or https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/56667/41-brand-names-people-use-generic-terms 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.
Macaulay Point Park Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Macaulay Point Park Drive to the southernmost end of Lampson Street, turn onto Munro and park in the boat launch parking lot.  Photograph the two wharves, follow the paths and climb up to the old Fort to find the gun positions and other remnants of coastal defences from the last century.  Grasses, Garry Oaks and great views of the straight. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Competition Night (7:00 PM PDT)
Digital Theme: Beautiful BC Entries Due: October Return of Results: September
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Nautical - Oct 11th (10:00 AM PDT)
Theme: Nautical -  Images of ships or boats, their operational equipment or gear (navigational charts, anchors, eg.) and/or the people that operate them (sailors, outrigger crews, eg.) this is a VCC Comp theme 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.
Novice Image Review (7:00 PM PDT)
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 djclow2020@gmail.com 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
Sooke Potholes Regional Park Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot:  Sooke Potholes Regional Park Take the Sooke River Road north from Sooke Road, to parking lot #2.  From there you can explore the old concrete remains, the river and, assuming we will have had some rain, mushrooms and fall leaves on your way up to the potholes themselves.  Want some textures for your photoshop montages?  Want stone steps leading nowhere?  Is the graffiti graphic and colourful enough for you?  There is lots here if you care to look around. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Urban Abstract Photography (7:00 PM PDT)
Urban Abstract Photography by Rick Lawrence  Maximum # of participants: 20  Rick has become well known for his urban abstract photography, with abstract and minimal images produced from photographs taken in his immediate environs and on his travels in Canada, South America and Europe.  He will discuss his approach to seeing and taking photographs and will demonstrate how many of his images are produced in post-processing.    A basic understanding of Lightroom and Photoshop would be useful but not essential.   Rick will use primarily Lightroom and Photoshop in post-processing demonstrations.  Participants will be welcome to use their own computers/laptops.  There will probably be an opportunity to work on images provided by the workshop leader. Rick Lawrence was born in England but has lived in Canada since 1975.  Rick started developing his urban abstract and minimal photography style about 20 years ago during frequent trips to Mexico and South America, although a large part of his body of urban abstract work has been based in Vancouver, where he lived until his relocation to Mill Bay on Vancouver Island in 2016.  Here, he has been developing different photographic styles, in both colour and black and white, responding to the change from a city to a more rural environment.  He is, however, always on the lookout for abstract photographic opportunities.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Shoot Through - Oct 25th (10:00 AM PDT)
Theme:  Shoot through - something that's transparent or semi-transparent or frame your subject. 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.
Intermediate/Advanced Image Review (6:45 PM PDT)
Hosted by Nick and Kathryn Delany Who: The invitation and attendance is to all VCC Intermediate and Advanced members regardless whether you submit an image.   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, (this session it's Bill Cubitt), 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 ● 6 images will be reviewed in a session. (This number will be subject to a longer session if we find more people wish to participate) ● Image submission due 1 week prior to the Zoom session to allow panel to prep. Email to kdelany@colorsplashes.com ● Include a brief description of your objective - 1 to 2 sentences max. ● Image size - same as for competition submission - 1400 px x 1080px, jpeg ● Image title should include your name + title (kathryn-delany-birds-in-flight.jpg) ● During the session each panel member will spend about 2 minutes per image and provide their PSA based scores and explain why they scored that way, plus add in additional opinions as to how a piece may po
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. I am suggesting that we have lunch at 12:00 at Floyds Diner at 332 Menzies St. not far from the Parliament Buildings. If you would like to join us please respond with "Yes" so I can confirm space with them.
Competition Night (7:00 PM PDT)
Digital Theme: Nautical Entries Due: November Return of Results: October


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