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The Final Touches (7:00 PM PST)
With Neil Boyle Monday March 01, 2021, 7pm to 9:30pm You’ve finished the before-camera cleanup of the scene, chosen all the perfect camera settings and options, done the in-camera process of making the capture perfect and made the image with no unintentional camera shake, worked the scene some more, and gone back to do it again because you forgot some important detail. Now comes post-processing. Covid-19 has changed the way we do so much, and this workshop has evolved along with it. Instead of reviewing the software as we’ve done in the past, we’ll concentrate on how to make your image better. We’ll look at some of the simple things that improve almost all images and many of the specific things that apply only to some. And maybe find some unexpected things we can do to make your image pop. Software will be Lightroom and maybe Photoshop and the Nik suite, but all the modern photo-processing software can do what we will be doing. Email neilboyle2013@gmail.com two or three images that you think would benefit from post-processing. The best files to work with are RAW, but we will treat all comers equally. Preferably choose the largest file possible. Neil started taking pictures with a Kodak Brownie when he was six. He used all the major and many minor makes of cameras, shot film for forty years, and quit photography in 2000. The kids left home, the dog died, they moved from Calgary to Victoria, digital came along, and he took up the craft again. This time he learned it properly, getting instant feedback on a camera LCD screen, taking courses and reading books. Neil joined the Victoria Camera Club in 2007.
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
All field trips remain cancelled.  Alternate Tuesday field shoots will resume when the club executive gives field trips the go-ahead.
Nature SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PST)
Theme: Details: As always, nature images on any topic are welcome to be shown at our meetings, that's the way we can learn from one another. For more information contact the coordinators.
Competition Night (7:00 PM PST)
Digital Theme: Night Photography Entries Due: March Return of Results: February
Fundamentals of Black and White Photography (10:00 AM PST)
This workshop will be a series of 4 Saturday mornings - February 6th, February 13th, February 27th  and March 6th 2020.  Register for the 1st session only and you will be registered for all 4.  Please do not register unless you can attend all 4.  It would be appreciated if those who have previously attended Ed's B&W course wait 3 days to register to allow those who have not attended to do so.  It may be full but it would allow others who have not had this opportunity, to expand their skills as well.  Thank you for your consideration. This workshop is for everyone who wants 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 understanding it will enhance your colour photography as well. Creating an excellent black and white image will challenge your skills and requires a specific focus starting 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 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 and participants will be 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 take this class. 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 and recommend having Terry Zlot print your image.  This is not mandatory but will be a good exercise to increase y
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Part of a Sign (10:00 AM PST)
Theme: Part of a Sign - an abstract of a sign, a piece of a whole sign or a piece of what's left of a battered sign Due to the COVID19 virus and the need to practice Social Distancing, Tuesday Group will not be meeting but we can capture images in our homes and neighbourhoods. As always, please share you 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.
Creative SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PST)
The Creative SIG for March 10th, 2021 has four parts. 1) We will start off with Jackye Mills. Jackye has been a member of the Victoria Camera Club since the fall of 2015. She will give us a demonstration of her detailed work with Topaz Studio Software. This will be followed with question and answer period. She writes: “If sometimes your edited photograph just isn’t enough perhaps trying a new look is just what is needed. I will take you through one way to experiment with creating a watercolour or painterly look for your photographs”. 2) Normand Marcotte will treat us with Part Two of his Dynamic Symmetry Presentation. 3) After the break will be our chance to share our current creative digital projects and the results of our February Creative Challenge "Intentional Camera Movement." Please have your images ready to go using Share Screen. Maximum of 8 images please.  4) Normand with then lead us through this coming month’s Creative Challenge - TBA Hope to see you then, Kevin and Normand
Presenters Night with Lee Nordbye (7:00 PM PST)
Guest Speaker: Lee Nordbye from Calgary Topic: Bold Black and White Landscape Photography Details: Lee is a photographer based in Calgary with a passion to capture bold stories of the Canadian Rockies and roads less travelled. He is excited and enjoys shooting multiple genres, but the one genre that excites him most is capturing bold black and white stories.  For Lee, stripping visual storytelling down to the fundamental elements, and capturing the essence of the story without colour is a big thrill. Lee says "I have become a much better color photographer by better understanding the essential elements of storytelling beyond color.  So to me, there is only benefit to all photographers from learning and practising the basics of black and white photography. Visit his Website Photo Credit: Amy Liu Photography
Finding the Extraordinary in Everyday Photography (7:00 PM PDT)
Finding the Extraordinary in Everyday Photography  with Brenda Tharp  This event will be held March 15, 2021 starting at 7pm, with a 1 hour presentation, with Q&A to follow. A Zoom Presentation by Brenda Tharp about vision and creative thinking vs technique. In this presentation, I will share my approach to photographing a variety of subjects and scenes, and talk about how I find images to make, or rather how they may find me. I will also share insights to help viewers find a fresh vision and approach. It is essential to continue to keep our eyes wide open and our skills well oiled, as it’s the perfect time to get out and find the extraordinary in the everyday world around us. Like photographers the world over, my life has been radically — if not temporarily changed with Covid restrictions, and the freedom I had to travel and photograph my beloved landscapes and wildlife has been seriously throttled. Having to stay closer to home has been a challenge for many of us, but we can use this restriction and turn it into a creative challenge and grow as photographers.  Like the late Ernst Haas, and contemporaries such as Freeman Patterson, I am drawn to light, shape, pattern, and gesture, no matter what the subject may be, so I have no excuse but to keep on! I am continuing to turn my lens towards scenes and things that are right around me.  Brenda Tharp is an acclaimed photographer, teacher, author and speaker. She is an international tour leader and photography workshop instructor. She loves sharing her own passion for the world around her with others, and is driven to help people see creatively and open up to what is around them. She guides students to express a personal vision through their own photography.  https://www.brendatharp.com/ Brenda co-authored Extraordinary Everyday Photography with her partner, and also authored Expressive Nature Photography. Her fine art images are in private collections across the USA. She maintains an extensive online
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
All Club field trips remain cancelled.  Alternate Tuesdays will resume when the executive decides it is safe to do so.
Members' Night (7:00 PM PDT)
NOTE NEW START TIME FOR MEETING: 7:00 pm 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.
Introduction to Flash Plus Portraiture II (7:00 PM PDT)
Introduction to Flash Plus Portraiture II Presented by Mike Byrne Please note this a 2 day event:  March 22nd and March 29, 2021 – 7pm to 9pm Maximum 12 participants Focus:  This workshop is directed to those with limited experience with flash and is aimed primarily at using external flash units. Prior knowledge required: - how to turn flash on/off - if flash has modes (TTL, Manual...), how to change modes on the flash - if flash has slave/master capabilities, how to set the flash as a slave or a master - if flash has zoom capabilities, how to zoom the flash head There is a requirement to know how to set these, but it is not necessary to know how to use them for the purposes of the workshop. The workshop will cover: How to use a single flash as fill light How to use a single flash as the main light Using flash in manual mode Using flash exposure compensation Zooming the flash head Triggering external flash units with triggers and “master” units Using multiple flashes Please have your camera and lens available (50mm, 85mm, 105mm or zoom) and flash (with fresh batteries).  If possible, have a stand-in to act as a model, hence the focus on portraiture. Mike has worked as an independent photographer and filmmaker for 30 years.   His work has taken him through much of Europe, Africa, South America, and to 48 American states and all 10 Canadian provinces.  He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, watched a sunset from the Acropolis, dodged howler monkeys in Brazil, explored the Ngorongoro Crater, and marched with soldiers in American Civil War re-enactments.   He has worked at two Olympic Games.  Mike has written, directed and produced over 350 short films and documentaries.  Mike also leads photo safaris to locations in Africa, Europe and South America Photographer Clock Tower Images mike@clocktowerimages.com (250) 889-6700 Mike Byrne Photographer **Please sign up for the March 22nd date and you will be registered for BOTH SESSIONS.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Glasses (10:00 AM PDT)
Theme: Glasses -Eyeglasses, sunglasses - being worn or on display or drinking glasses - the glass is always half full! Due to the COVID19 virus and the need to practice Social Distancing, Tuesday Group will not be meeting but we can capture images in our homes and neighbourhoods. As always, please share you 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)
Novice Image Review Presented by Pam Irvine 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 images 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 is to create a safe place to honestly discuss your images and help you to improve your photography. We may play around with your image in Lightroom to illustrate techniques that might improve your image. You are welcome to attend to learn from the discussions even if you do not have an image being reviewed.  Please email up to 5 images to Pam Irvine at pam.irvine@shaw.ca a few days before the scheduled session.
Introduction to Flash Plus Portraiture II (7:00 PM PDT)
Introduction to Flash Plus Portraiture II Presented by Mike Byrne Please note this a 2 day event:  March 22nd and March 29, 2021 – 7pm to 9pm Maximum 12 participants.  **Please sign up for the March 22nd date and you will be registered for BOTH SESSIONS. Focus:   This workshop is directed to those with limited experience with flash and is aimed primarily at using external flash units. Prior knowledge required: - how to turn flash on/off - if flash has modes (TTL, Manual...), how to change modes on the flash - if flash has slave/master capabilities, how to set the flash as a slave or a master - if flash has zoom capabilities, how to zoom the flash head There is a requirement to know how to set these, but it is not necessary to know how to use them for the purposes of the workshop. The workshop will cover: How to use a single flash as fill light How to use a single flash as the main light Using flash in manual mode Using flash exposure compensation Zooming the flash head Triggering external flash units with triggers and “master” units Using multiple flashes Please have your camera and lens available (50mm, 85mm, 105mm or zoom) and flash (with fresh batteries).  If possible, have a stand-in to act as a model, hence the focus on portraiture. Mike has worked as an independent photographer and filmmaker for 30 years.   His work has taken him through much of Europe, Africa, South America, and to 48 American states and all 10 Canadian provinces.  He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, watched a sunset from the Acropolis, dodged howler monkeys in Brazil, explored the Ngorongoro Crater, and marched with soldiers in American Civil War re-enactments.   He has worked at two Olympic Games.  Mike has written, directed and produced over 350 short films and documentaries.  Mike also leads photo safaris to locations in Africa, Europe and South America. Photographer Clock Tower Images mike@clocktowerimages.com (250) 889-6700 Mike Byrne Photographer **P
Competition Night (7:00 PM PDT)
Entries Due: Year-End Return of Results: March
Nanook Lodge Competion: Advanced (11:30 PM PDT)
Status: Open Closes: April 1, 2021 11:30 PM Competition Type: Advanced Digital
Nanook Lodge Competition: Novice & Intermediate (11:30 PM PDT)
Status: Open Closes: April 1, 2021 11:30 PM Competition Type: Nanook Competition: Novice & Intermediate


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