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Close-Up is available for free download by clicking on the front cover (left) or from the Documents & Files section of this website, including both the most recent issue and earlier issues and editions.
Close-Up, the magazine of the Victoria Camera Club, has been published since 1946. It has won numerous awards over the years, including:
- PSA 2017 HM in the Large Club Category
- PSA 2016 HM in the Large Club Category plus:
- Best Cover Special Award January 2016 edition
- CAPA 2015 Club Newsletter - Gold Certificate 1st Place
- PSA 2014 HM in the large-club newsletter competition plus:
- 1st place and runner-up in the "How-to" category.
PSA 2013 HM in the large-club newsletter competition plus:
- PSA 2012 HM in the large-club newsletter competition plus:
- Best Variety of Material
- Best Travel Article
- Best Opinion Article
PSA 2011 3rd place in the large-club newsletter competition
- CAPA 2002 award for best large-club newsletter.
In our printed and on-line editions, Close-Up reaches over 650 people every month.
Publication of the printed edition of Close-Up is supported by ads from local photo-related businesses. Copy deadline is the 5th of the month preceding publication.
View the on-line Close-Up Ad Rates/Specifications (.pdf) sheet for detailed information.
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Close-Up, in print form, is distributed to the magazine's advertisers. Close-Up is also available by postal subscription, at cost. Annual subscription (9 issues) is $52 (within BC only*) payable by cash, cheque, or via PayPal (below) to subscribe.
*Please contact the editor for out-of-province subscription rates.
An index is available of all digital published editions of Close-up since 2005 (plus June, Aug, Sept 1946 and March 1947) Please e-mail the Newsletter Editor to have it e-mailed to you.
Close-Up content is entirely the work of Victoria Camera Club members!
The Close-up team consists of four volunteers, editor, assistant editor, image editor and print distribution.
The editor is responsible for production, soliciting advertising, and overall content. The assistant editor solicits material and is also the proofreader. The image editor prepares black-and-white versions of images as appropriate and the print distributor delivers the printed copies to our advertisers, and currently also solicits material for the “How I did it” column.
We invite all members of the club to provide material so if you have an idea for an article please contact Richard to discuss what is needed (content and layout).
If you’re interested in the production side there is an opportunity to split production between two people or to assist with proofreading and image-editing. If you are interested in this please contact Richard.