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Christ Church Cathedral Alt Tuesday Photo Shoot (10:00 AM PST)
930 Burdett Ave. Christ Church Cathedral is a Landmark 20th-century Anglican Cathedral featuring a Gothic façade. Pipe organ, labyrinth, and beautiful stained glass. The engineering inside is breathtaking and eerily quiet.
Competition Night (7:00 PM PST)
Digital Theme: Monochrome Street Scenes Entries Due: January Return of Results: November
Downtown architectures - Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
Downtown architectures Theme: The buildings in Victoria's downtown span over 150 years of architectural styles. Can you capture some of the flavour of these styles and how they mix to create a unique cityscape? Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
CAPA Digital Photojournalism (11:30 PM PST)
Status: Closed Closed: January 15, 2023 11:30 PM
Novice Image Review (7:00 PM PST)
Presented by David Clow. VCC Novice members can get some feedback on their favourite images from Dave Clow, one of the VCC Advanced members (see  bio).  All images will be reviewed while maintaining the submitters’ anonymity. Whenever possible, Dave will display a 'before & after'  comparison, to illustrate techniques that might improve the image.  These Reviews are meant to provide Novice photographers with some common photography tools to assist them in planning, capturing and editing their own photography.  VCC  wants to encourage novice members’ enthusiasm for taking pictures, and sharing their pictures with fellow photographers. Any Novice VCC member may attend any Review session, even if they have not submitted any images  to Dave. However, you must be registered for the Zoom link each month.  Please send up to 3 images (RAW plus jpeg) to Dave, at djclow2020@gmail.com by Friday midnight prior to a scheduled Review session (see VCC Calendar) Remember, the Review is not a competition.  I am looking forward to seeing your pictures! Happy shooting, Dave Clow
Government House Alt Tuesday Photo Shoot (10:00 AM PST)
The interior event has been CANCELLED, but members are welcome to join several of us who will be shooting on the Grounds. Although many of the flowers are not up yet, the grounds are kept up and are open to the public all year. This maybe a different perspective. The Gallery will be open as well. Government House is the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. The house has just had several millions of dollars of renovations done. The house is located on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, in the heart of the Rockland neighborhood in Victoria, British Columbia. The VCC will be one of the first groups through since the renovations.
VCC Website Orientation (7:00 PM PST)
VCC WEBSITE ORIENTATION:                Techniques, Tips and Tabs   Presenters: Greg Blaney, Website Administrator        Richard Letourneau, (Interim) Website Manager In this approximately one hour Zoom presentation you will learn about the intricacies of Victoria Camera Club’s extensive website.  This workshop will allow you to see first-hand and to learn more about the navigational tools and shortcuts, as well as hidden gems of information. There are approximately 130 pages on the website in total.  Come and learn which are the most valuable to you. This workshop is open to all VCC members, including those new to the Club and to those more experienced, who would enjoy a refresher. Questions are welcome throughout the demonstration.  We’re looking forward to seeing you on January 17th.
Lightroom Tips and Tricks - Part 1 (7:00 PM PST)
Presented by Elizabeth Gray This series of 3 Lightroom workshops is aimed at current LR users of all skill levels.    This Workshop is a 3-part series, you only need to Register ONCE.   A basic understanding of LR is beneficial.  Questions will be welcome!  January 23rd - Lightroom Tips and Tricks   In this workshop, Elizabeth will give you pointers to help you with your Lightroom workflow. Geared at both beginner and more advanced users, you will learn tips for importing photographs and customizing Lightroom’s Library module. In addition, several ways to keyword will be discussed. There will also be lots of time for your questions. Elizabeth uses the subscription based Lightroom Classic. However, many of these tips and tricks will apply to most versions of Lightroom. January 30th - Lightroom Tips and Tricks Part 2 In this continuation of last week's session, Elizabeth will dive into the ins and outs of customizing the Develop Module, using presets, global editing adjustments tips (local adjustments using masks will be covered in next week's session), and the Export Module. In addition, Elizabeth will talk about collections, and how to use them effectively. Again, there will also be lots of time for your questions. Elizabeth uses the subscription based Lightroom Classic. However, many of these tips and tricks will apply to most versions of Lightroom. February 6th - How to Use Lightroom’s New Masking Tools  In October 2021, Adobe announced a completely redesigned and reimagined way to make selective adjustments using the masking tools. The new masking tool improves the layout and functionality of the local adjustments, adds some powerful new selection tools, and allows you to combine tools in almost unlimited ways to create exactly the selection you want. However, these more robust masking features come at a cost. They are much more complicated to use. This evening Elizabeth will talk about how to use these new tools effectively. You will learn how
Delicate - Tuesday AM Field Trip (10:00 AM PST)
Photoshoot: Delicate Theme: What conveys delicacy in an image - fine details, fragility, subtle colours, precarious balance, or ... Please register to receive follow-up information on any changes and to receive notification if a weather-related cancellation is required.
Intermediate/Advanced Image Review (6:45 PM PST)
Hosted by Nick and Kathryn Delany Guest Reviewer: Wendi Donaldson Laird (Click HERE to visit Wendi's website) Who: The invitation and attendance is to all VCC Intermediate and Advanced members regardless whether you submit an image.   Objective: The objective with the workshop is to help Intermediate and Advanced members learn what makes a strong image and how to take it to the next level - whether for internal competitions, external competitions or simply for your own enjoyment. Along with constructive review/criticism, we will use the PSA study group scoring criteria to help members better understand how competition images are judged.  Review Panel: Each month we will have 3 mentors, Nick and Kathryn Delany and one guest VCC member, who will: ● Provide a score for the image to PSA study group standards (you will have 3 scores for your image, and 3 reviews) ● Provide their opinions based on those PSA score guidelines ● Recommend processing/compositions tips to help everyone understand what is needed to improve the image under discussion.  As group leaders we feel that scoring an image is helpful and is intended to be an aid in evaluating the images and a way to measure improvement opportunities as skills increase.  Details: ● Open to all Intermediate and Advanced members whether you submit an image or not ● 6 images will be reviewed in a session. (This number will be subject to a longer session if we find more people wish to participate) ● Image submission due 1 week prior to the Zoom session to allow panel to prep. Email to kdelany@colorsplashes.com ● Include a brief description of your objective - 1 to 2 sentences max. ● Image size - same as for competition submission - 1400 px x 1080px, jpeg ● Image title should include your name + title (kathryn-delany-birds-in-flight.jpg) ● During the session each panel member will spend about 2 minutes per image and provide their PSA based scores and explain why they scored that way, plus add in a
Lightroom Tips and Tricks Part 2 (7:00 PM PST)
Presented by Elizabeth Gray This is Part 2 of a series of 3 Lightroom workshops that is aimed at current LR users of all skill levels.  A basic understanding of LR is beneficial.  Questions will be welcome! Please note that registration for the complete series is required. Register for all  sessions on the January 23rd workshop outline. January 23rd - Lightroom Tips and Tricks   In this workshop, Elizabeth will give you pointers to help you with your Lightroom workflow. Geared at both beginner and more advanced users, you will learn tips for importing photographs and customizing Lightroom’s Library module. In addition, several ways to keyword will be discussed. There will also be lots of time for your questions. Elizabeth uses the subscription based Lightroom Classic. However, many of these tips and tricks will apply to most versions of Lightroom. January 30th - Lightroom Tips and Tricks Part 2 In this continuation of last week's session, Elizabeth will dive into the ins and outs of customizing the Develop Module, using presets, global editing adjustments tips (local adjustments using masks will be covered in next week's session), and the Export Module. In addition, Elizabeth will talk about collections, and how to use them effectively. Again, there will also be lots of time for your questions. Elizabeth uses the subscription based Lightroom Classic. However, many of these tips and tricks will apply to most versions of Lightroom. February 6th - How to Use Lightroom’s New Masking Tools  In October 2021, Adobe announced a completely redesigned and reimagined way to make selective adjustments using the masking tools. The new masking tool improves the layout and functionality of the local adjustments, adds some powerful new selection tools, and allows you to combine tools in almost unlimited ways to create exactly the selection you want. However, these more robust masking features come at a cost. They are much more complicated to use. This evening Eliza
Competition Night (7:30 PM PST)
Digital Theme: Weather Entries Due: February Return of Results: January
Fundamentals of Black and White Photography (10:00 AM PST)
Presented by Ed Moniz This workshop will be a series of 4 Saturday mornings - February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2023.   Each session will run for three hours, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Register for the 1st session only and you will be registered for all four.  Please do not register unless you can attend all four. This is an in-person workshop.  The meeting location is Camosun College, Landsdowne Campus Room F200. Please recognize that COVID protocols may be put in place, depending on conditions at the time. Maximum number of participants:  20 Minimum number of participants:  5 Purpose of the Workshop: This workshop is for everyone who wants to take their photography (colour or black and white) to the next level.  Learning how to produce a great black and white image will require you to truly understand all the fundamentals of digital capture and editing.  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, lastly, editing to a final print. In this workshop we will cover the following topics:     How to see in monochrome     Exposure for good data captures     Tone mapping for monochrome     What images work in monochrome     Raw Conversion of monochrome images     Editing techniques for monochrome     Preparing an image for printing This workshop will be presented as a lecture/discussion series and participants will be expected to complete assigned homework.  In class demonstrations will include RAW conversion in Lightroom and final editing in Photoshop.  Basic knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop will be beneficial in this workshop.  There will be no requirement to bring a laptop to the classes as all assignments will be completed on your own and submitted electronically. Our goal


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