Fostering the appreciation & sharing of the photographic arts in the greater Ladysmith, British Columbia area.
What’s Coming Up!
2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year ~ Exhibition at the Royal BC Museum
November 29, 2013 to April 6, 2014
Presented for a third year with all new photographs, this visually striking exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London, showcases the world’s best wildlife and nature images. With 100 new photographs found in 18 categories, enjoy the wonders of nature through the lenses of prize-winning photographers. Beautifully displayed in sleek backlit installations, each photo and accompanying caption tells the inspirational, astonishing and sometimes humorous stories of our fascinating natural world.
Christmas Meeting ~ Tuesday December 10th at 7pm
Club tradition is to hold a Pot Luck Social Evening. Please bring along a favourite dish of finger food. Also if you have some books, gear, or magazines that you want to sell or share – bring them along.
Your Club Needs Your Help. Please volunteer ~ Your Executive, Brent and Pat, are getting very lonely and cannot do it all. Positions that need to be filled are Vice President, Director at Large, Club Secretary, Program Chair and a helper for putting together the pictures for each meeting. Please volunteer your time, to take on a position, or perhaps to share the work with a friend.
Remember it is time to renew for the coming year. The single membership is reduced this year to $35.
The Theme shoot for December is Ladysmith Light Up! Please send in your pictures as soon as possible, we will be displaying them at the December meeting in two weeks! Submission deadline is Friday December 6th to email@example.com
November 26th Meeting – Portraits II
Art and Daphne Caryle are returning to the November Club meeting and will give a talk about portraits. Last June they led Club members in a Hands On Portrait Session. During the July session they passed on a number of tips for shooting portraits. Their presentation this month will be a good follow up for members to get ‘up to speed’ for taking family photos during the Christmas season.
Art and Daphne will critique some of your photos that you submitted from the July shoot as examples of composition at the meeting.
The theme for November is the Photos taken at the October “Hands On Session”. Please remember to submit your photographs by Friday November 22nd to firstname.lastname@example.org
Third “Hands On” Night Planned for October 22nd
Bring your camera, tripod, filters, flash, lenses and any extra toys and aids you wish to the October meeting. This will be another one of those “self teach – practise” sessions. Charlie has people bringing “objects” to be photographed.
The theme for October is Junk to Treasure. Please remember to submit your photographs by Friday October 18th to email@example.com
Evaluating Your Own Photography ~ Cim MacDonald
A guide to improving your photography will be presented by Cim MacDonald, award-winning photographer, artist, teacher and curator of the Chemainus Murals. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee.
How to Print Like a Pro ~ Brad Grigor
Join us Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith when Brad Grigor, Saltair-based digital artist presents “How to Print Like A Pro” with easy-to-use tips for making great photo prints. Brad will be looking at choice of papers, inks and printer driver settings. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee.
Victoria Camera Club Hosting Steve Simon
Tuesday August 27th 7:30
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take an exciting odyssey through the imagery of Steve Simon, Canadian-born photographer and author of international renown. http://www.stevesimonphoto.com
Steve Simon’s presentation combines humor and poignancy and this lively and informative presentation is guaranteed to inspire photo enthusiasts of all levels to take their photography to a new level.
Join Steve as he takes you on an inspiration journey through all his work. From the emotional impact of 9/11 to a dazzling road trip across America. From the stark often ruefully funny images in his coverage of American politics; to the unexpected photographs of strength, courage and the innate vitality of human warmth and resilience under pressure. His presentation is full of surprises and tips for pushing your photographic limits to take you to the next step in your photographic journey.
Register online at: http://www.victoriacameraclub.org/SteveSimon Tickets $7.50 for VCC Members $15.00 for the General Public.
23rd July ~ How to Tell a Story ~ Kurt Knock
Kent Knock will be presenting how to set up, and create the ‘sense’ you want in your photos. Kent’s presentation centers on what to do before actually taking your photograph, going out into the field, scouting locations and the best time for the light you want to create your image. The take away from Kent’s presentation is making the story you want to present come out in your pictures. Check out his site: http://www.kurtknock.com/
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Where: Michael J Fox Theatre, Burnaby, BC
Registration: Register by August 31st and save $5
Registration Link: http://www.apac.bc.ca/Seminar%202013/Seminar%202013.html
“Hands On” Night Planned for June 25th
Bring your camera, tripod, filters, flash, lenses and any extra toys and aids you wish to the June meeting. There will be a 30 minute presentation at 6:30pm on portraits by Daphne and Art Carlyle. They are professional award-winning people photographers. After the presentation, Charlie has arranged for some models to practice what you have learned. It will be great opportunity to challenge your skills and hopefully learn some new techniques plus basically have fun. See You There at our second Hands On Night of the Year.
Inter Club Shoot with Victoria ~ June 15th
You are invited to participate in this event. The schedule is:
- 10:00 meet at the Thetis Lake main parking lot (see map –parking lot is on the Six Mile Rd.) Thetis Lake Regional Park Map http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/documents/map5_thetis.pdf or http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/documents/RP_website_TL_CLR.pdf
- Lunch – Planned for the 6-Mile Pub say 1:00 +/- We would appreciate receiving an indication of how many people will be attending the inter club shoot so that we can reserve seating at the restaurant, so please RSVP. (the 6-Mile House is on the corner of Six Mile Road and the Old Island Highway).
- 2:30-3:00 Meet at Main Parking lot at Goldstream. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/goldstream/goldstream_park_map.pdf
- We plan to have an interclub competition as well and we are looking for some judges from a few of the clubs to act in this capacity. A gallery will be created on the Victoria Camera Club website for individuals to upload their images and we will provide a login and password for this purpose.
May 28th ~ Bruce Whittington:
Store It, Save It, Share It, Sell It
You got the shot, and you’re proud of it. What do you do now? Bruce will take a look at storing your images, protecting them for the long term and sharing them with friends, photo enthusiasts and prospective buyers.
Bruce’s presentation notes are available under the Resources Heading then choose Save-It-Store-It-Share-It-Sell-It-Presentation-Notes.pdf
Check Out Our New Field Trip Page
Just click Field Trips at the top next to Home. There is an upcoming field trip planned to the Ladysmith Downtown Sunday May 5th at 6pm. Read more by clicking on the page.
New Submissions Category ~ Field Trip
Now there is a new category added to Photo Submissions which will be viewed at the regular monthly meetings. Field Trip submissions will follow the same format and criteria for naming and sizing as the Open and Theme categories.
April 23rd What Makes a Slide Show ~ Pat Haugen
Wondering what to do with all those images you love which are on your computer? Attend out April meeting for inspiration and ideas.
March 26th Adobe Camera RAW ~ Andreas Berglund
Andreas is a local nature photographer from Maple Bay. He has 144 galleries with over 8700 images which can be accessed at http://www.pbase.com/andreasb/profile His images reveal the power of photographing in RAW and using Adobe software to bring out the best. To view or save Andreas’ power point slides select the Post Processing Camera RAW under the Recent Posts column on the right.
January 22, Brian Nicol
For the information on Brian’s presentation go to the Download area where you will find a PDF “Understanding the Tools of Expression” available to download onto your computer for future reference.
Come To A Meeting!
When: 7:00 pm, 4th Tuesday every month, except December, which is the annual social pot-luck dinner. For 2012, the dinner will be on December 11. NOTE: There is a drop-in fee of $5/meeting for non-members, except for December.
Where: Hardwick Hall of First United Church, High St.@3rd Ave., Ladysmith, BC, Canada. Map
PUBLIC ALWAYS WELCOME!
What we do: Each month we often have guest speakers, plus photography discussions and member photo reviews. The top choice in the monthly theme is published by the Ladysmith Chronicle as the “Photo of the Month”. We also arrange photo outings in the region.