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Introduction to Lightroom 3 of 5 (7:00 PM PST)
Introduction to Lightroom – Presented by Cindy Stephenson Lightroom is a software program from Adobe that enables you to organize your images, create virtual collections of images along specific topics (travel, events, types of photography, etc.) quickly search for images that match specific criteria, and make non-destructive edits and enhancements to your images. Before using Lightroom, you should have a good understanding of where your images are stored on your computer, and ideally, have them set up in a folder structure that makes sense to you. Being fairly comfortable with files and folders and computers, in general, helps as well. Over five two-hour sessions, Cindy will cover the following topics: File and Folder Management: organizing your images, folders versus collections, how Lightroom works as a Catalog, your ideal folder and collection structure, backing up your images and Lightroom Catalog Getting Started: bringing images into Lightroom from your computer and from your camera Lightroom’s Library Module: organizing images into folders and collections, evaluating your images, searching for images, applying keywords, and exporting images  Editing Your Images: making global and local adjustments, sample digital workflow, how Lightroom works with other programs such as Photoshop, or NIK. Image Review: participants will submit two images they have edited using some of the techniques covered in class Registration is required. Please sign up for the January 14th date and you will be registered for all five sessions. Each session will build on information provided in previous sessions, and for that reason, it is important that participants be able to attend all five prior to registering. FYI – Subject to interest from club members, this workshop will be offered again later this spring. Based on feedback from the last time we ran this course, the classes will be taught as a lecture style, rather than hands on. You will also receive written mate
North Shore Challenge (11:30 PM PST)
Status: Judged Competition Type: North Shore Photographic Society
Introduction to Lightroom 4 of 5 (7:00 PM PST)
Introduction to Lightroom – Presented by Cindy Stephenson Lightroom is a software program from Adobe that enables you to organize your images, create virtual collections of images along specific topics (travel, events, types of photography, etc.) quickly search for images that match specific criteria, and make non-destructive edits and enhancements to your images. Before using Lightroom, you should have a good understanding of where your images are stored on your computer, and ideally, have them set up in a folder structure that makes sense to you. Being fairly comfortable with files and folders and computers, in general, helps as well. Over five two-hour sessions, Cindy will cover the following topics: File and Folder Management: organizing your images, folders versus collections, how Lightroom works as a Catalog, your ideal folder and collection structure, backing up your images and Lightroom Catalog Getting Started: bringing images into Lightroom from your computer and from your camera Lightroom’s Library Module: organizing images into folders and collections, evaluating your images, searching for images, applying keywords, and exporting images  Editing Your Images: making global and local adjustments, sample digital workflow, how Lightroom works with other programs such as Photoshop, or NIK. Image Review: participants will submit two images they have edited using some of the techniques covered in class Registration is required. Please sign up for the January 14th date and you will be registered for all five sessions. Each session will build on information provided in previous sessions, and for that reason, it is important that participants be able to attend all five prior to registering. FYI – Subject to interest from club members, this workshop will be offered again later this spring. Based on feedback from the last time we ran this course, the classes will be taught as a lecture style, rather than hands on. You will also receive written mate
Witty's Lagoon Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
Meet at the main entrance parking lot of this regional park in Metchosin.  It is across the street from the Metchosin Golf Club, just before St. Mary's Anglican Church.  From there you have the choice of the north side trail past Sitting Lady Falls and on down to the lagoon, or take the south side trail to Witty's Beach.  Opportunities include a variety of vegetation, birds, the falls, the lagoon and the beach.  Trails can be slippery and muddy when wet, and they should be wet this time of year.  Lunch at Forrester's Cafe at the Olympic View Gold Course. 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 PST)
Neil Boyle - guest speaker On a guided wildlife photography trip into the SE Arizona deserts, including Chiricahua Mountains, Neil collected photos and stories. Come see the photos and hear the techniques behind them, how to avoid the complications of photographing venomous wildlife and the disaster that happens when the expedition leader doesn't get travel insurance. For more information contact the coordinators.
Competition Night (7:30 PM PST)
Digital Theme: Tradition Entries Due: February 7th Return of Results: January competition results will be available at this February 7th Club meeting
Tuesday AM Field Trip - One Colour - Feb 12th (10:30 AM PST)
Cancelled due to icy conditions and snow in the forecast. The gallery is up, so please shoot at home or outside - white on white-(?) and upload your photos Theme: One Colour  - An image predominantly in one colour.  Make an appealing composition built around a dominant single colour.   This is the VCC March Competition Theme.  Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Creative SIG Meeting - CANCELLED (7:00 PM PST)
Meeting cancelled due to the weather. Craig Harris has kindly agreed to make his presentation at the March meeting.
Presenters Night (7:30 PM PST)
Guest Speaker: Kerri-Jo Stewart Topic: Creativity and Fine Art Photography Website:https://kj.studio Details: Kerri-Jo Stewart, an imaginative and many times an award winning photographer, will be our guest this evening. Kerri-Jo makes photographs of people, animals, and objects. She uses motion to create abstractions and Photoshop to process her images. Kerri-Jo competes at the national level of CAPA and PPOC, where she has won many awards for her creativity. Kerri-Jo has developed and taught photography programs, including developing your photographic style.  View some of her award winners here
CAPA Digital Open (11:30 PM PST)
Status: Closed Closed: Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:30 PM
George Glennie Memorial Nature Salon (11:30 PM PST)
Status: Closed Closed: Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:30 PM
PSA Interclub Digital Creative Round 2 (11:30 PM PST)
Status: Closed Closed: Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:30 PM
PSA Interclub Digital Open Round 3 (11:30 PM PST)
Status: Closed Closed: Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:30 PM
CAPA Digital Series of Four Photos (3:00 PM PST)
Status: Judged
Pacific Zone Print Challenge (7:00 PM PST)
Status: Judged Competition Type: CAPA Print
Ross Bay Cemetery Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
Park on Dallas Road just west of the Cemetery.  You can choose between the beach along Dallas Road or the Cemetery itself.  Billy Barker, James Douglas and Emily Carr are all buried here.  Wander through this formal park-like setting and capture a variety of monuments and headstones, or focus on the myriad tree varieties planted here.  Lunch will be at the Ross Bay Pub. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
BC Legislature: Art and Architectural Photography (8:20 AM PST)
We have arranged for a FREE one hour long Art and Architectural tour of the BC Legislature building.  It will be scheduled on a weekday, since the Legislature is not open to the public on weekends at this time of year.  This is your chance to hone your architectural photography skills in this beautiful iconic heritage structure, built in the late 1800’s in the Neo-Baroque style.  We plan to access the buildings for the first tour of the morning, which will means we get in there before the crowds. The House will not be meeting until 1:30pm that day, so we will be able to photograph the Legislative chamber in addition to all other public areas. There will be time to self-guide after the official tour in all the public areas of the building.  You may also want to step outside for some exterior shots too, and even hunt down a blossoming cherry tree to include in the frame.   Attendees are allowed to bring their camera bags, lenses, tripods, flash etc... but they have specified no freestanding external lighting equipment is allowed. We recommend bringing a wide-angle or tilt-shift lens option for best results.  Zoom lenses would be handy for close ups of details around the building. We will meet outside on the front steps at the Central Ceremonial Entrance at 8:20 am.  The Parliament Buildings officially open at 8:30 am, so we will go in as a group through the main entrance and clear security.   We are allowed to explore for half and hour before the tour officially starts at 9am, when we will meet our tour guide in the lower rotunda. Your group leader is John Clarke
Members' Night
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.
Christie Falls *New date* (8:30 AM PST)
This field trip offers the opportunity to capture several different waterfalls along a beautiful forested section of river in the Ladysmith area. They are located along a trail that starts near the Bush Creek fish Hatchery. This area is off the beaten track and is less well known, but contains a very spectacular series of falls, each one unique in it’s own way. Bring your polarizers, ND filters, shutter remotes or cable releases as this will be an ideal location for daytime long exposures of flowing water. You can expect good water volume at this time of year. Other nature and wildlife photography opportunities will abound in this wilderness area. Our contacts at the Fish Hatchery will let us in through the newly installed gate, so can park closer to the trail head leading to the falls. You can anticipate 20-30 minutes of hiking along a well-defined, but very rugged trail to reach the waterfalls. *Please note that we would define this hike as 'strenuous'.  There is uneven terrain it's an uphill trek on the way in, so it would not be appropriate for anyone with mobility or other health issues.   Your group leader is Gita McCormick. We will meet at the Helmcken overpass park'n'ride at 8:30am. Ride sharing will be facilitated at the park and ride for those who are interested. Please bring a pack lunch, water, hiking boots or good sturdy shoes, warm layers & rain gear. This trip is rated "Difficult". Please see the Trail Difficulty Rating System on the field trips info page https://www.victoriacameraclub.ca/d/0a8da3df-dede-43d5-b7c6-c7b8a4f27489
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Leading Lines - Feb 26th (10:30 AM PST)
Theme:  Leading Lines are a very important compositional element. Use  lines and curves in your images to guide the viewer through the shot, draw their attention to the main subject or create a sense of depth and perspective. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.


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