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Tuesday AM Field Trip - Wide Angle Everything (10:00 AM PDT)
Theme: Wide Angle Everything - A wide angle lens can be a powerful tool for exaggerating depth and relative size in a photo. A wide angle lens is special because it has a wide angle of view — but what does this actually do? A wide angle of view means that both the relative size and distance is exaggerated when comparing near and far objects. This causes nearby objects to appear gigantic, and far away objects to appear unusually tiny and distant. 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.
Abkhazi Garden Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot:  Abkhazi Garden is a remarkable tribute to an amazing love story.  The rhododendrons should be at their peak.  Certain restrictions are in place:  members must mask if unable to maintain the two meter distance.  Although there is a tea garden, club rules for now preclude any "indoor" dining arrangement, and we are limited to 10 members for this shoot.  Members are still required to provide the group leader with their completed disclosure form.  Any members with covid-like symptoms, or with recent known contact with covid cases, should not attend.  A donation of $10 is requested per person. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather or covid-related cancellation is required.
Making Great Bird Photos (5:00 PM PDT)
Please join Matt for a 75 minute live webcast on improving your bird photography for photographers of all levels. You’ll even get a free PDF “Bird Photography Field” guide, that you can keep on your phone, for a quick reference while out shooting. In this webcast, we’ll talk about how bird photography can be one of the hardest types of photography, but also incredibly rewarding to have a fun look in to one of natures most interesting animals. During this session we'll dive in to the various gear, tips, tricks and settings to help make your bird photos stand out from the crowd. You'll even learn some photo editing tips to help with light, noise and distractions, so that you end up with beautiful razor sharp bird photos to share. PS: Yes, this will be recorded :-) Instructions to attend: 1. Sign up link:  May 4 : 8pm EDT: https://alphauniverse.com/alpha-workshops/bird7/ 2. Every individual member will create an account when they register for the session. 3. Once the account is created you are registered. You will not receive a confirmation from the webpage but will receive an email confirmation. 4. You will receive automatic emails and the link prior to the live session. https://alphauniverse.com/alpha-workshops/bird7/
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.
Year-End Competition and Award Night (7:00 PM PDT)
Return of Results: Year-End Frank Turner Award Presentation
Tuesday AM Field Trip - High Key (10:00 AM PDT)
Theme: High Key - High-key photography is the result of letting too much light into the camera (having the shutter open for longer than the light conditions would normally require). Although overexposure usually occurs by accident, this can be used as a deliberate stylistic technique. A high-key photograph is typically taken in a bright location (extreme sunshine or under special photography lighting) with a white background or surroundings. A high-key photo often has a minimal, sleek and/or futuristic appearance: smooth flawless surfaces, pale shadows, few minor details, and light areas ‘blown out’ (whitened). 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.
Esquimalt Lagoon Alt Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PDT)
Photoshoot:  Esquimalt Lagoon This world-famous bird sanctuary is a good location to spread out.  Especially loved by birders, there is plenty of opportunity for landscapes and people in public, too.  Meet at the parking lot at the west end of the lagoon, near the public washrooms, to hand in your covid participation agreement.  Lunches are still not allowed.  Please do not gather in groups of more than 10.  This location offers ample room to spread out to keep contact to a minimum.  If you just want to socialize, join the Tuesday Zoom meeting two Tuesdays a month.  Hopefully we will be able to return to full participation soon. Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather or covid-related cancellation is required.
Tuesday AM Field Trip - Seeds or New Life (10:00 AM PDT)
Theme: Seeds or New Life - Spring is here and the beginnings of all things new. Starting from seeds to new growth in our gardens or nature or new life, babies, birds  or all thing new. 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.
"Macro Photography: The Universe at Our Feet", with Don Komarechka (7:00 PM PDT)
Don Komarechka is a nature, macro and landscape photographer located in Barrie, Ontario. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer. Always science-minded but never formally trained, Don uses photography as a way to explore and understand the world around him. Photographing something unusual or unknown is the perfect excuse to learn something new. Don’s work often pushes up against the  technical limitations of modern camera equipment and the physical limitations of light itself.  https://www.donkom.ca This presentation is appropriate for photographers of all levels. Note: The Zoom room will open at 6:40 pm and the Workshop will begin at 7:00 pm promptly.
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.


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