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Tuesday AM Field Trip - Trash or Discarded (10:30 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Trash or Discarded Theme: Trash or Discarded -  We discard everything around us, from clothes to food wrappers, personal or commercial. Capture what has been discarded. Please capture images in your homes and neighbourhood anytime during the week. 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.
Artistic Expression - Photography as Art (7:00 PM PDT)
With CHRIS HARRIS The workshop is appropriate for photographers at all levels. Workshop Description Chris Harris, an award-winning Canadian photographer, has presented and taught workshops across Canada and the U.S.A.  Chris is known for his extensive work exploring, photographing, and publishing 13 books on the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region of BC. READ DETAILS & CHRIS HARRIS BIO
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 up to 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.
Royal Roads Park CANCELLED due to anticipated rain. (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Royal Roads Park.  This park is filled with a variety of tree species.  Fall is here, and it is time to catch the changing colours.  With any luck, the rain will have raised a few mushrooms.  The Esquimalt Lagoon is there, too.  Remember to purchase a parking ticket.  Meet in the parking lot near the ticket machine.  Your leader will bring a consent form for signature.  All participants should be double-vaccinated and adhere to covid distancing rules. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather or covid-related cancellation is required.
Nature SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
Autumn is upon us and offering new opportunities for nature photography. As always, nature images, both new and old, on any topic are welcome to be shown at Nature SIG meetings. Our meetings provide an informal and non-competitive venue for participants of all levels of expertise and experience to share and discuss images. Meetings also offer opportunities to learn about and discuss local and regional photographic locations. Please consider sharing images at our October 6 meeting either from your own screen or by forwarding them to the coordinators. In either case, please let the coordinators know in advance of the meeting at naturesig@victoriacameraclub.ca. Questions also are welcome at the same address.
Competition Night (7:00 PM PDT)
Digital Theme: Shadows or Reflections Entries Due: October Return of Results: September
Tuesday AM Field Trip -Water Life (10:30 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Water Life Theme: Water Life - Think about nature photographs around water, images of sea mammals, fish, or birds that live primarily around water or people that work or play on the water or watercraft Please capture images in your homes and neighbourhood anytime during the week. 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 PDT)
Hello, The Creative SIG fall schedule has been changed. The OCTOBER meeting will now feature Kathryn Delany. The presenter for the NOVEMBER meeting will be Merrilee Soberg.  Please check out Kathryn’s website: https://www.colorsplashes.com PLEASE NOTE: Kathryn will again gift us with the opportunity to have our creative images critiqued by her. She did this in the spring and demonstrated the depth of her knowledge, supportive attitude, and technical expertise in the field of digital art.   1)    Two images maximum per participant  2)    Largest dimension (e.g., Width or Length) 1400 pixels maximum  3)    JEPGs format, no larger than 2MB 4)    Please use exact naming protocol: First Name - Last Name-Imagetitle.jpeg 5)    Use WeTransfer to send Kathryn your images. https://wetransfer.com 6)    Once at WeTransfer use Kathryn’s email address: kdelany@colorsplashes.com 7)    Deadline for getting your images sent to Kathryn is Tuesday, October 12th at midnight. This is an amazing opportunity for us all to have Kathryn’s refined eye look at our lastest creative projects. See you on October 13th, Kevin and Normand
Presenter's Night (7:00 PM PDT)
Guest Speaker: Rob Stimpson Topic: The Challenges (and Rewards) of Travel Photography Website: https://robstimpson.com/workshops/ About the Presentation: Rob Stimpson is an internationally published, award-winning photographer. His travels and work assignments have taken him to some of the most remote places on the planet. Through his stories, he will give us a light-hearted look at travel photography as well as cover some of the technical aspects of the related challenges. From travelling in polar climates as well as to Europe, North America, Central and South America – lots of tips and images that can help us with our future adventures.
Street Photography (7:00 PM PDT)
Street Photography with Joseph Finkelman PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2 DAY EVENT: OCTOBER 18, 2021 AND NOVEMBER 1, 2021 - 7 PM TO 9 PM. ** PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE OCTOBER 18TH DATE AND YOU WILL BE REGISTERED FOR BOTH SESSIONS. This workshop is for photographers of all skill levels with an interest in street photography. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants should be familiar with the operation of their cameras. In the first session, Joseph will discuss and explore what constitutes Street Photography. He will outline the pros and cons of the 3 main approaches to photographing people on the street. Story telling is an essential element of street photography, and different approaches to story telling will be analyzed and examined. One’s attitude and state of mind are important elements in street photography. Finally some technical camera settings and  functions and some composition elements will be considered. Sample images will be used throughout the presentation to illustrate the concepts and matters discussed. Participants will then have an opportunity to do some street photography and submit images for Joseph to review and comment on in the second session. Joseph will review as many images as possible in this second session. Joseph is a member of the Club. He has been a serious photographer for 6 decades. He sold his first print at 12 years of age. He has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Joseph has shown his work in over 100 exhibitions and has had a solo exhibition in a museum. He has decades of experience as a commercial photographer and training and experience in teaching.
Royal Roads Park Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Royal Roads Park photoshoot.  This shoot was rescheduled from October 5th due to the incoming rain. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Nanook Lodge 2022 Q&A (7:00 PM PDT)
Nick and Kathryn Delany will be giving a Q & A about the Nanook Lodge 2022 Trip opportunity. Please join them if you have any questions about the trip. See below for trip details. Due to the successful 2021 trips, Victoria Camera Club is offering its members an opportunity to participate in two 4-day/3-night wildlife photography trips to photograph bald eagles, bears, whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, and sundry birdlife.  Based at Nanook Lodge on Stuart Island, we will be in unique wildlife zones, all within a short boat ride from the lodge.  Stuart Island partially blocks the entrance to Bute Inlet and its significant daily tides create 14-knot sea/ocean rapids. In the springtime, returning hake and herring have to navigate this hazard and can find themselves with disrupted air bladders, floating on the surface of the water. Annually, flocks of 200 - 300+ bald eagles gather to feast on the hake. This creates a unique opportunity to photograph constant and dynamic bald eagle action.  While the 2nd half of the day is normally spent photographing eagle action, the mornings leave us free to search for black and brown bears, dolphins, sea lions, and whales. And even try your hand at fishing if you wish to. Please visit https://www.nanookwildlifephototours.com/ for more details about the Lodge and the area. Trip Details Dates Trip 1: May 30th - June 2nd, 2022 Trip 2: June 3rd - June 6th, 2022 Group size: minimum 5 people, up to 10 rooms available (single or shared accommodation) Trip length: 4- days/3-nights, all-inclusive. Includes Departure point in Campbell River, water taxi round trip, all photography tours, 3 meals a day, snacks, standard beer and wine, soft drinks, and accommodation.  Cost: CAD $4,000.00 + GST per person. 50% Non-refundable deposit payable on the reservation confirmation. Once the groups are confirmed, Nanook Lodge will issue an invoice to you by email for direct payment. Balance is due April 30th, 2022. Reservations an
Mobile Photography SIG Meeting (7:00 PM PDT)
Theme: Guest Presenter Details:  Ken Lee Teaches Us To See Visit Ken Lee's Website Click photo below to view larger version.
Members' Night (7:00 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.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Kids were here (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: Kids were here Theme: Kids were here - no people in pics, just evidence that kids were in a place Please capture images in your homes and neighbourhood anytime during the week. 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.
Crafting Your Images with Topaz - with John Barclay (7:00 PM PDT)
Crafting Your Images with Topaz John is a passionate freelance photographer and inspirational workshop leader.  He is an accomplished photographer, musician and artist.  John’s work has been published in a number of books and magazines. John’s learning and photographic journey has included work with numerous great photographers.   One of John’s greatest learnings is the importance of following and being true to your own vision. Over time his photographic journey freed him to create what is uniquely his.  John uses a number of tools such as Topaz to assist him in bringing his vision to reality.  Join John in learning more about Topaz and how it may support you in achieving your vision and improving your photography. VIEW some of John's images
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 up to 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.
Street Photography (7:00 PM PDT)
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - PRESENTED BY JOSEPH  FINKELMAN PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2 DAY EVENT: OCTOBER 18, 2021 AND NOVEMBER 1, 2021 - 7 PM TO 9 PM. ** PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE OCTOBER 18TH DATE AND YOU WILL BE REGISTERED FOR BOTH SESSIONS. This workshop is for photographers of all skill levels with an interest in street photography. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants should be familiar with the operation of their cameras. In the first session, Joseph will discuss and explore what constitutes Street Photography. He will outline the pros and cons of the 3 main approaches to photographing people on the street. Story telling is an essential element of street photography, and different approaches to story telling will be analyzed and examined. One’s attitude and state of mind are important elements in street photography. Finally some technical camera settings and  functions and some composition elements will be considered. Sample images will be used throughout the presentation to illustrate the concepts and matters discussed. Participants will then have an opportunity to do some street photography and submit images for Joseph to review and comment on in the second session. Joseph will review as many images as possible in this second session. Joseph is a member of the Club. He has been a serious photographer for 6 decades. He sold his first print at 12 years of age. He has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Joseph has shown his work in over 100 exhibitions and has had a solo exhibition in a museum. He has decades of experience as a commercial photographer and training and experience in teaching.
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot: ""to be announced"" 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 PDT)
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 PDT)
Digital Theme: Water Life Entries Due: November Return of Results: October


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