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Welcome to the Victoria Camera Club Workshop (7:00 PM PDT)
Welcome to the Victoria Camera Club.  This session is designed for new members and will introduce you to the various programs such as workshops and field trips that are available through the club to members.  We will walk through the website to show you how to access the various resources that can be found there, and we will step through how to  upload images into a gallery or competition. delete
Introduction to Lightroom, Session 3 of 3, with Cindy Stephensen (7:00 PM PDT)
Workshop Presenter - Cindy Stephenson This is session 3 of 3 for August 29th. When you register for the first session, you are registered for all 3. Adobe Lightroom was developed specifically for photographers and is an all-in-one program for organizing, editing, enhancing and sharing your images. This workshop is designed for participants who are new to Lightroom and who are interested in learning a step-by-step workflow for managing and processing their images using Lightroom. It is a prerequisite for the Advanced Lightroom course the club offers. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of how Lightroom works and familiarize participants with the workspace, panels, tools and controls as you explore the Library and Develop Modules. Topics covered include ·         Overview of the Program - How Lightroom Works ·         Tips for organizing images on your computer before you start using Lightroom .         Importing Images from your camera or computer into Lightroom ·         Overview of the Library Module ·         Organizing and Reviewing Images ·         Creating and Using Collections ·         Basic Adjustments in the Quick Develop Panel  ·         Introduction to the Develop Module and its tools Learning Outcomes: Participants will acquire a basic knowledge of digital image workflow using Lightroom and by the end of the four sessions, begin to be able to use it to organize their images, make simple edits, and export them in order to make prints, share them with friends over email or upload them to the competition section of the Victoria Camera Club website. As this is a hands on workshop, please bring your laptop with Lightroom installed on it. Feel free to contact Cindy Stephenson ahead of time if you have questions or if you would like to attend and do not have a laptop. In the first class you will learn how to import images from your camera and from your computer into Lightroom. For that please ensure your l delete
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: ""China Town / Old Town".  There is always a photo waiting to be taken in this older part of the City:  Interesting shops, alleys to explore, old buildings and facias and people going about their daily routines.  Great subjects for street photographers.  Lunch at Swan's Pub/Restaurant.  Registrations are necessary.  Meet at the Chinatown Gate on Fisgard @ Government Streets at 10:00 a.m. delete
Nature SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
This first meeting of the season will be an introduction and review of your summer shots.  We will also talk about our exciting new format for the Nature SIG this year.  Each month we will have a different guest speaker, a Critique Corner, followed by a Show and Tell session.  If you would like more details .... come to the SIG and hear all about it! delete
Season Opener and Print Competition Deadline (7:30 PM PDT)
For the month of September ONLY , prints for the September competition are due on Thursday Sept 7th and digital entries for the September competition are due Sunday September 10th. Digital Theme: Boats & Ships - any watercraft,  all styles & manipulations allowed. Entries Due: September Return of Results: October 5th delete
Basic Digital Photography - Session 1 of 4 with Pam Irvine (7:00 PM PDT)
This is a workshop for people new, or less experienced in digital photography. It will be four sessions on Monday evenings. Pam is re-working her material to make it most relevant for today. Full details will be available later in August. If you are a member of VCC there is not a charge for the workshop. delete
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Solitude (10:30 AM PDT)
Solitude is a state of seclusion, sometimes sadness is associated with solitude alternately there could be peace and quiet found in isolation. This is the October competition theme. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. delete
Basic Photoshop Skills with Lois Burton, session 1 of 3 (7:00 PM PDT)
Basic Photoshop Skills Workshop presented by Lois Burton … Over three consecutive weeks (2 hour sessions) Lois will introduce you to the basics of Adobe Photoshop. This workshop will provide knowledge about how this software can be used to edit and enhance any of your images. (Photoshop has been available for many years, and is different than but complementary to Lightroom). The workshop will include how to: ·      Understand the “Photoshop Interface” including the menu bar, options bar, arranging panels, control of the workspace, and choice of screen modes. ·      Setting up your Photoshop “Preferences”. ·      Opening image files in Photoshop from Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom etc. ·      Saving image files, with an appropriate file format, such as JPEG, PSD or TIFF.  ·      Tools and Tool selections. Making Selections. Keyboard shortcuts. ·      Image cropping, sizing, orientation, and colour workspace basics. ·      Make colour and tonal adjustments. ·      Make layer adjustments (one of most important aspects of Photoshop). Change the opacity of a layer adjustment; copying, deleting, moving & renaming layers. If you have wondered “what a non destructive layer” is, or what changing a “blend mode” does, you will learn this with Lois. Lois will provide a handout to participants. You will need to have at least CS6, and preferably latest Creative Cloud edition of Photoshop running on your laptop to take this class. You can download a trial version of this Adobe software from their website. delete
Creative SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
To all creative and curious minds. The Creative SIG is starting up this Wednesday at CDI and we are looking for creative minds to help format an inspirlational season of sharing and learning. Penny Codding has volunteered to take lead but needs to know what creative topics and processes you want to learn or are willing to share. In order to keep the Creative SIG vibrant, alive, exciting and educational, we need your input.  Come and be a part of "how the heck did you do that" group. delete
Presenters Night (7:30 PM PDT)
Guest Speaker: Vladimir Kostka Topic: Selective Colour Website: www.vladimirkostka.com Details: Vlad will discuss how to use colour with black and white images to create a certain mood or feelling. An international fine art and landscape photographer from Vancouver captures beauty in unexpected places through his selective use of colour. He evokes a sense of connection with his subject. As a child growing up in Czechoslovakia, he learned to view the world through a camera lens and developed a love of black and white prints. Since then, he has travelled the world honing his skills as a creative photographer capturing the feeling in landscapes, which range in size from majestic views to the details of a leaf. His talents have led him to teaching photography, publishing his work in several magazines, and selling prints in several galleries and art stores. Vlad prints the majority of his prints at his studio. delete
Summer 2017 Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt-Member Vote delete
Basic Digital Photography - Session 2 of 4 with Pam Irvine (7:00 PM PDT)
This is a basic digital photography workshop. More specific details will be posted in August. When you register for the first session of this workshop, you will be registered for all four sessions. delete
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: ""Westsong Walkway - Songhees Point to West Bay"" - This waterfront walk always provides interesting subjects to photograph.  It is a busy harbour with a variety of vessels and float planes coming and going.  Wildlife is often available as are the people that stroll along its length.  Lunch: Spinnaker's Pub.   Registration necessary.  Meet by Spinnaker's (308 Catherine St.) at 10:00 am.  Please refer to the site prior to our meeting in case of weather related cancellation. delete
Basic Photoshop Skills with Lois Burton, session 2 0f 3 (7:00 PM PDT)
Basic Photoshop Skills Workshop presented by Lois Burton … Over three consecutive weeks (2 hour sessions) Lois will introduce you to the basics of Adobe Photoshop. This workshop will provide knowledge about how this software can be used to edit and enhance any of your images. (Photoshop has been available for many years, and is different than but complementary to Lightroom). The workshop will include how to: ·      Understand the “Photoshop Interface” including the menu bar, options bar, arranging panels, control of the workspace, and choice of screen modes. ·      Setting up your Photoshop “Preferences”. ·      Opening image files in Photoshop from Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom etc. ·      Saving image files, with an appropriate file format, such as JPEG, PSD or TIFF.  ·      Tools and Tool selections. Making Selections. Keyboard shortcuts. ·      Image cropping, sizing, orientation, and colour workspace basics. ·      Make colour and tonal adjustments. ·      Make layer adjustments (one of most important aspects of Photoshop). Change the opacity of a layer adjustment; copying, deleting, moving & renaming layers. If you have wondered “what a non destructive layer” is, or what changing a “blend mode” does, you will learn this with Lois. Lois will provide a handout to participants. You will need to have at least CS6, and preferably latest Creative Cloud edition of Photoshop running on your laptop to take this class. You can download a trial version of this Adobe software from their website. If you are registered for session 1, you are registered for the 3 sessions. delete
Lighting SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
Details: The Fundamental Characteristics of Light delete
Members' Night (7:30 PM PDT)
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 Digital Photography - Session 3 of 4 with Pam Irvine (7:00 PM PDT)
This is a basic digital photography workshop, with more specific details to be posted in August. When you register for session 1, you will be registered for the four Monday night sessions. delete
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Art (10:30 AM PDT)
Art -  Be it Street, Body, Performing or Public Art . Capture the essence of our community in the art that surrounds us. Lunch at Swan's Pub - 506 Pandora Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required. delete
Basic Photoshop Skills with Lois Burton (session 3) (7:00 PM PDT)
Basic Photoshop Skills Workshop presented by Lois Burton … Over three consecutive weeks (2 hour sessions) Lois will introduce you to the basics of Adobe Photoshop. This workshop will provide knowledge about how this software can be used to edit and enhance any of your images. (Photoshop has been available for many years, and is different than but complementary to Lightroom). The workshop will include how to: ·      Understand the “Photoshop Interface” including the menu bar, options bar, arranging panels, control of the workspace, and choice of screen modes. ·      Setting up your Photoshop “Preferences”. ·      Opening image files in Photoshop from Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom etc. ·      Saving image files, with an appropriate file format, such as JPEG, PSD or TIFF.  ·      Tools and Tool selections. Making Selections. Keyboard shortcuts. ·      Image cropping, sizing, orientation, and colour workspace basics. ·      Make colour and tonal adjustments. ·      Make layer adjustments (one of most important aspects of Photoshop). Change the opacity of a layer adjustment; copying, deleting, moving & renaming layers. If you have wondered “what a non destructive layer” is, or what changing a “blend mode” does, you will learn this with Lois. Lois will provide a handout to participants. You will need to have at least CS6, and preferably latest Creative Cloud edition of Photoshop running on your laptop to take this class. You can download a trial version of this Adobe software from their website. You are registered for this session if you are registered for session 1. delete
Novice Image Review hosted by Pam Irvine (7:00 PM PDT)
Novice image review on Wed Sept 27th and Wed Oct 25th This is an opportunity for Novice members to get a few of their images reviewed by some of the more experienced members of the club.  This is NOT a competition.  The mages will be viewed and discussed by a team of 3 reviewers and additional input will be requested from the other attendees as well.  You can be anonymous if you wish,  but our intention to is create a safe place to honestly discuss your images and help  you to improve your photography. Priority will be given to novice members who submit their images ahead of time to give the reviewers a chance to prepare some comments.  If time permits, we will review images brought that evening.  You are welcome to attend to learn from the discussions even if you do not have an image being reviewed.  Registration is not required. Please email 1 – 3 images to Pam Irvine at pam.irvine@shaw.ca at least a day before the scheduled session. delete
Learning to See Creatively - with photographer Bryan Peterson (7:00 PM PDT)
Bryan Peterson is an award winning professional photographer, best selling author, internationally known instructor, Adorama TV series "You Keep Shooting" host, and founder of the Bryan Peterson School of Photography. His easy-to-understand and entertaining writing and teaching stye routinely results in 'aha' moments from his students as he breaks down the often complex and sometimes confusing world of photography. He is a sought after speaker and his location workshops sell out many months in advance. Bryan's slide talk lectures always place the emphasis on exposure, composition, seeing and flashing covering subjects from People, to Landscape, to Street Photography, to the Abstract, based in large part on the written material in his nine books. Registration includes instructional sessions on Friday evening (7-9 pm) AND Saturday (9-5) in the Charlie White Theatre, a box lunch on Saturday, and a trade show. Bryan's books will also be available for sale. Tickets for the Friday/Saturday event are $99 and include lunch on Saturday (if purchased online until Sept 24). Tickets on the day of are $20 (Friday) and $120 (Saturday) and do not include lunch.  To purchase your tickets, click on the following link to go directly to the registration page for this event at Karelo.com. You can also register by visiting the information table at VCC meetings. For more info on seminar and trade show, click here. delete


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