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**POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***Delta/Richnond Snow Geese and more! (7:00 AM PST)
Take part in a full day trip to Delta/Richmond to photograph Snow Geese, ducks, shorebirds and others. Thousands of birds arrive in the Fraser Delta at this time of year, so there's lots on offer for wildlife photography enthusiasts.  Locations will depend on where the birds seem to be and may include Terra Nova (Richmond), Iona (Sea Island), Brunswick Point and Boundary Bay. Reifel requires advance reservation so will not be included in this trip. Long lenses of min 300 mm focal length recommended.  Travel on the 7 am and 5 pm ferries. Reservations strongly recommended. As this trip is under Covid restrictions, we will not be organising car pooling or eating communally on the ferry. At the locations please respect the min 2 m distancing guidelines. Please bring your signed participation form with you. This field trip will be hosted by Richard James.  Registration is required on the website, by Oct 30. Please dress warmly with good waterproof footwear and windproof jacket/pants. Please pack a lunch and enough snacks and water for a full day trip. *This trip is weather dependent, please check your email for updates and cancellation notices the night before.
Simplicity in Chaos with Adam Gibbs (7:00 PM PST)
Purpose Light and Composition. The purpose of this workshop is to inspire participants and help them to recognize how important light is in photography and how composition is a way of guiding the viewers eye to the most important elements of the photograph. Focus The presentation is primarily directed towards those that enjoy both nature and landscape photography. Audience All skill levels. No prior knowledge required although some fundamental photography skills would be an asset. Photoshop or Lightroom knowledge would be beneficial but not necessary.  ADAM GIBBS Quiet Light Photo Adventures https://quietlightphotoadventures.com I enjoy photography, and I especially cherish the opportunity to experience the subjects that I  Photograph.  The act of hiking to a location and merely setting up a camera and taking a few Images is what I enjoy about photography.  To watch the beautiful light on a snowbound peak or camp in an alpine meadow surrounded by wildflowers are the things that draw me to photography, not the other way around.  For me, photography is an  extension of the outdoor experience, nothing more, nothing less. YouTube: www.youtube.com/adamgibbsphotography If you have any questions or require further information please contact Adam Gibbs Email:  agibbsphotography@gmail.com THANK YOU TO ALL THAT REGISTERED - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED You will receive email zoom links this afternoon. We hope you enjoy the presentation!
Rithet's Bog CANCELLED due to forecast of rain for Tuesday morning. (10:00 AM PST)
Photoshoot:  LOCATION CHANGE:  the shoot at Esquimalt Gorge Park had to be changed due to construction and closure of the parking lot.  We will now meet at Rithet's Bog.  Park on Dalewood Lane, just off of Chatterton Way.  This may be your last chance to catch fall leaves and berries.  The trail is an easy walk.  Parts are dead flat;  there are small hills if you go all the way around.  Social distancing is still required, and lunch is out of the question. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related or Covid-19-related cancellation is required.  Be sure to bring your Covid-19 consent form to every Tuesday shoot.  A new form is needed each time, as they are date specific.
Competition Night (7:00 PM PST)
NOTE NEW START TIME FOR MEETING: 7:00 pm Digital Theme: Still Life Entries Due: November Return of Results: October
Mushrooms at Royal Roads (10:00 AM PST)
Rich Mably is a local experienced and published mushroom photographer. He has offered to lead us in this field trip with instruction and information about the different mushrooms. COVID 19 Protocol- Social distancing we will have to take turns  looking closely at small mushrooms.  ***NEW***VCC COVID 19 Participation agreement that must be printed and filled out and handed in. Please read the VCC COVID 19 Safety plan Rich would like us to know the following;  No dogs or other pets. Bring your camera and macro lens Bring a tripod. Even a Gorillapod or equivalent can be used.  Some plastic or foam to kneel upon is helpful – the ground will be cold and probably damp.  Wear boots for going through wet grass and over forest obstacles. Meet at the Royal Roads tennis courts parking area at 10:00 AM This trip is weather dependent. Your group leaders are Rich Mably and Rilla Ballantyne
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Leaves (10:00 AM PST)
Theme: Leaves -Falling leaves - blur or freeze the motion, backlight to define the shape and textures or capture colour of autumn. 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.
Presenters Night with Barbara Cameron ... Memorable Flavours (7:30 PM PST)
Barbara Cameron will be our guest presenter tonight. Barbara is a long-time member of the Langley Camera Club. After almost 10 years working in the Greater Vancouver area as a professional corporate & editorial photographer, Barb switched directions in 2018 to embark on a new path as a travel photographer and writer. From September 2018 to September 2019, Barb travelled around the world capturing photographs while visiting 17 countries over 6 continents. While travelling she also wrote and photographed articles for Edible Vancouver Magazine. Tonight she will reveal some of the back stories behind those magazine stories.
Witty's Lagoon and Sitting Lady Falls (10:00 AM PST)
Come out to explore and photograph Witty’s Lagoon and Sitting Lady Falls. The trail leads down to the Lagoon and a sandy beach. A trail winds though the forest to a viewing platform to photograph Sitting Lady Falls. There is a great variety of things to photograph in this park. Including wildlife. Meet at 10:00 AM in the parking lot off Metchosin Road on November 14th. 4115 Metchosin Road This field trip is weather dependent watch your inbox for updates. COVID 19 Social Distancing.   ***NEW***VCC COVID 19 Participation agreement that must be printed and filled out and handed in. Please read the VCC COVID 19 Safety plan Your group leader is Bob Law.
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
Photoshoot: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse is a national historic site.  The lighthouse and historical buildings will be closed, but the grounds are open.  Please note there is an entry fee of $7.90 for adults or $6.60 for seniors.  Since we are photographing outside only during the current pandemic, the building closures should not matter.  Great access to the waterfront with the lighthouse as a center-piece, there are also the various fortifications higher up the hill.  Early-birds please note that they open at 10:00 a.m. this time of the year, so you cannot get in early. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather or covid-19 related cancellation is required.  Bring your covid form, available from our website.
Creative SIG Meeting
PLEASE NOTE: This meeting has been rebooked from the 11th to the 18th. 1) Exploring Creativity Beyond Lightroom using an iPad with Kathryn Delany Club member Kathryn Delany invites you to join us to explore some powerful apps for the iPad (or mobile devices) for creating images with more of an artistic flair to them.  Kathryn has been working creatively with IOS and mobile devices since 2010. As an early adopter she has explored many apps and, in this presentation, will focus on two or three of her favourites in order to demonstrate the power of this new way of processing your photos. Follow along as Kathryn walks you through how to build a composite with different apps that can help achieve similar results. There will be three sections.  Section 1 - we will cover Adobe apps (available for both IOS and Android), you will be shown the flexibility of workflows that you are probably already familiar with.   Section 2 - Non-Adobe apps that will achieve similar results as those using Adobe. Kathryn will demo a couple of comparable non-Adobe apps that can help you get similar results. Where possible Android alternatives are identified. Section 3 - To wind up the presentation you will be encouraged to participate in a quick DIY and create a quick 5 minute composite with artistic effects, textures and layers at which we can share. To participate in this section, you are encouraged to pre-select two images you would like to work on as a composite, plus maybe one or two images that are simply a texture that you can use to add interest to the final result. Apps to be explored. (Kathryn will not be able to address processes or technicalities of the Android apps as she works with IOS.) Section 1 - IOS and ANDROID devices - Adobe apps •      Adobe Mix - cut out backgrounds or objects, blend layers, and some blend modes, •      Adobe Fix - photo retouching, restoring, healing and adjustments. •      PS Express - a photo editing app with adjustments, effects
Members' Night (7:00 PM PST)
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.
Visual Rhythm: Lines and Curves by Richard Martin (7:00 PM PST)
Registration Open Now! - Click to REGISTER The Visual Language of Line  This presentation will examine the visual language of lines from straight to the sensuous qualities of curved lines. The shape of a line and its orientation or direction within the photo evokes certain emotional responses among viewers.  We will explore the impact that length, position and direction can have on the expressive possibilities established in the final image. A well-designed photograph, is the best possible visual expression of the essence of ‘something’, whether it is representational or simply to convey a particular message or theme. The presentation will highlight lines, one of the building blocks of design with examples to help develop your eye and improve your ability to combine various graphic elements into your photographs. The shape of a line and its orientation or direction within the picture space evokes certain emotional responses among viewers. This presentation will examine the visual language of lines from straight to the sensuous qualities of curved lines. Examine the visual impact that length, position and direction can have on the expressive possibilities established in the final image. Lines that imply rest or lack of motion, in addition to lines that imply movement, dynamics or action. Curvilinear lines, rounded, wavy or curved, reflect natural elements having organic qualities found in nature.  Sensuous qualities of curved lines − slow gentle curves, fast sharp curves or directional curves like spirals. A line generally conveys the feeling of thinness. It has length but no width. It also has position (orientation in the picture space) and direction, referring to its general appearance − described as being either straight, curved, bent, or irregular. We can consider line to be a conceptual element of visual design; generally speaking, lines do not actually exist in a photograph but seem to be present. For instance, a tree is not bounded by long thin
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Roads (10:00 AM PST)
Theme: Roads -Any road or path, from highways, city streets to back roads and trails https://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/road_photography.html 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.
My Photo Your Edit (6:40 PM PST)
MY PHOTO/YOUR EDIT - a virtual ZOOM Meeting To Join the Meeting: The link will be posted under the Members Only tab the day prior to the event. Meeting door will open at 6:40pm Meeting will start at 7:00 pm WHAT IS THIS EVENT? Using supplied RAW images, members are asked to do their own editing.  See Guidelines below. REGISTRATION IS OPEN  This fun event is open to all members: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced. Guidelines for Preparing 'My Photo, Your Edit" Definition of terms: Editing: “Techniques that enhance the presentation of the image without changing the nature story or the pictorial content or without altering the contents of the original scene are permitted.”https://capacanada.ca/category/competition-news/ Compositing:“All post-processing techniques can be used.  This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image.” https://capacanada.ca/category/competition-news/  New Guidelines: Three candidate images will be provided. Please use these images only. We ask that you do not add your own images (unless of course one of your images was chosen as a candidate image). We ask that all participants edit one image.  It is optional if a participant chooses to submit a second image. This second image must be a composite of two or more of the images provided. Candidate Images will be chosen - with permission - from VCC website Featured Gallery Page Images. Submit your final image before DEADLINE: November 24th via (Free) WeTransfer.com to mpye@victoriacameraclub.ca Any questions? Kindly contact Kevin Keliher mpye@victoriacameraclub.ca.  Phone: 250-384-7850.
Novice Image Review (7:00 PM PST)
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.
The New Nature Photography: Trends for the Future, with Lisa Langell (7:00 PM PST)
THE NEW NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: TRENDS FOR THE FUTURE VCC Members can register for this FREE WEBINAR by clicking on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-nature-photographytrends-for-the-future-victoria-camera-club-tickets-118041965697 Do you recognize these scenarios today? Nature photographers put their photography on their website, in coffee shops, in galleries, art exhibits, art shows, or online --but often struggle selling it. People LOVE a beautiful image of nature -- but aren't compelled to buy it for their home. Nature photographers crave creating something different—but often aren’t sure how to execute new looks. Did you know there are interior design concepts that are unfamiliar to many nature photographers when we set out to make photographs?  Photographers venture out seeking the right light, action, moment, and composition—but often do not think first about the differing “criteria” for creating work appropriate for the various design elements of home or office interiors versus the classic criteria for magazines and calendars.  Get in-the-know! This live, interactive and fun webinar  will help you to better understand how to differentiate photography markets and shoot for them in order to create modern nature photography that is desirable to consumers looking to adorn their interiors. You will learn to: Identify the difference between "Classic Nature Photography" and the new nature photography for today's artistic decorative trends.  Spot the right photographic compositions for modern decorative art.  Identify and apply photographic techniques that elevates your work from traditional to art-worthy for of today’s interior trends. Incorporate mixed-media and “found objects” into your creations.  Apply simple—but impactful post-processing techniques. Discover images in your archives that, with a few tweaks, can be translated into the New Nature Photography. LISA LANGELL BIO Lisa Langell is a full-time, award-winning ph
Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
Photoshoot:  All field trips are suspended until there is an improvement in the covid restrictions.


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