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Fostering the appreciation & sharing of the photographic arts in the greater Ladysmith, British Columbia area.

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How to submit photos (for members only)

What’s Coming Up!

Christmas Meeting ~ Tuesday December 13th 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 books, gear, or magazines that you want to sell or share or give away – bring them along.

AGM – This will be very brief  but necessary to fulfill our obligations now that we are a registered society and to obtain feedback and ideas from you, our members to meet your expectations for 2017.

The AGM agenda:

President opens meeting

Invitation for members to introduce items to be included in AGM

Vice President what the Club accomplished last year, and what proposed for next year

Program Committee describe the program for next year

Treasurer’s report and the proposed budget for next year

Election of Officers

Your Club Needs Your Help.  Our Club like many others is searching for members to help manage and organize the Club. We would encourage you to join the Executive. The AGM is a great time for you to volunteer.

Remember it is time to renew for the coming year.  The single membership is still at the reduced rate this year of $35 and a family membership is $45.

Slide Show Entertainment:  Photos for the slide show will include the Open, Theme and Photo Shoot Images over the past year.

“Photo Rescue” ~ Pat Haugen ~ Tuesday November 22nd at 7pm

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Photo Rescue”. Don’t delete those photos—rescue them! In this hands-on demonstration, see how Ladysmith-based photographer Pat Haugen rescues photos that many photographers might have deleted, with adjustments that recover what was envisioned when they were taken. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

ThemeHigh Dynamic Range.  One image may be submitted.                                                                           
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday November 20th, 2016, 5 pm. Do not forget that you may also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

“Creating Seasonal Cards” ~ Bruce Whittington ~ Tuesday October 25th at 7pm

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Creating Seasonal Cards” with Bruce Whittington, author, naturalist, photographer and owner of Bayview Framing in Ladysmith. Come learn how to make cards for resale, or personalized cards for holidays or special occasions and find out how photo cards can be a rewarding new outlet for your creative efforts. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

ThemeDepth of Field.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday October 23rd, 2016, 5 pm. Do not forget that you may also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

“Cuba Adelante” ~ Marshall Soules ~ Tuesday September 27th at 7pm

Ladysmith Camera Club is delighted to host “Cuba Adelante”, a photographic essay of Cuba’s visual culture by Dr. Marshall Soules, distinguished Ladysmith-based author, educator and photographer. This unique presentation will expand the skills and perception of photographers of all levels.

Fidel: The revolution will continue forward (Havana 2016)

Fidel: The Revolution will continue Forward

 Cuba, 2016. Fidel and Raul Castro continue to promote the values of their 1959 Revolution through widespread use of billboards (murales). The heroic struggle by the people has seen troubles and setbacks. Besides the withdrawal of support from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s, the crippling US economic embargo is seen as a noose around Cuba’s neck.

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Blockade: The longest genocide in history

During the presidency of George W. Bush (2000-2008), Cuban propaganda was merciless in its criticism as shown in the billboards from one end of the island to the other. The election of Barack Obama in 2008 ushered in a new era and style of propaganda: less critical of the US administration, more focused on global cooperation and solidarity; popular contribution through the arts, education, and sports; and increasingly, tourism. Cubans expressed hope for Obama’s visit in March 2016 and more relaxed travel for Americans. Tourist destinations are replacing revolutionary slogans. Everywhere there is speculation about the changes to come. But one thing is certain: Cuba will move forward.

The revolution is invincible

The revolution is invincible

 The presentation will conclude with an update from 2016 and a glimpse of the changing visual landscape. Citizen street art – most noticeable in Havana – adds a powerful voice of expression to compete with government propaganda. While it avoids direct criticism of the state, coded visual messages suggest the vibrant mood of change as Cuba moves forward.

Julier, Havana’s prolific street artist (2016)

Julier, Havana’s prolific street artist (2016)

Dr. Marshall Soules is an honorary research associate at VIU and former Chair of the Media Studies program. He began documenting Cuban visual culture in 2006, received a SSHRC grant in 2007 to continue his research, and returned to Cuba in 2008-09 for the 50th anniversary of the Revolution. In 2015, he published Media, Persuasion and Propaganda (Edinburgh UP) and returned to Cuba in February 2016 for another look at that country’s visual landscape.

 Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

ThemeWildlife.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday September 25th, 2016, 5 pm. Do not forget that you may also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

“Improve Your Wildlife Photography” ~ Bruce Whittington ~ Tuesday August 23rd at 7pm

Ladysmith Camera Club presents Bruce Whittington, renowned west coast naturalist, author, and wildlife photographer, who will share his extensive experience from numerous land and sea excursions on how you can improve your wildlife photography. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

ThemeAltered Reality.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday August 21st, 2016, 5 pm. Do not forget that you may also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

Compositional Techniques” ~ Brian Clemens ~ Tuesday July 26th at 7pm

Ladysmith Camera Club presents Brian Clemens, an avid and talented Nanaimo-based photographer who will discuss compositional techniques to improve your photography. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

ThemeBlack and White.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday July 24th, 2016, 5 pm. Do not forget that you may also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

“Thoughts on Composition” ~ Carol Sowerby ~ Tuesday June 28th at 7pm

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Ladysmith Camera Club is pleased to present “Thoughts on Composition.” Thetis Island-based photographer and teacher Carol Sowerby will help you improve your photography by taking a look at how we make decisions about composition and the ways we can improve those decisions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. 

ThemeMotion.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday June 26th, 2016, 5 pm. Do not forget that you may also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

“The Art of Composition in Landscape Photography” ~ Brad Powell ~ Tuesday May 24th at 7pm

Alert Bay Cannery © Brad Powell

Alert Bay Cannery © Brad Powell

Ladysmith Camera Club is pleased to present “The Art Of Composition In Landscape Photography”. Learn why good composition is so important to landscape photography with highly-acclaimed Nanaimo photographer Brad Powell. Mr. Powell will present the elements of good composition and discuss how learning these “rules” will give you the confidence and knowledge to break them and strengthen you own artistic vision.

Tuesday, May24, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

ThemeColour.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday May 22nd, 2016, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

“Colour – When to ‘Use, Choose or Lose’ It” ~ Kevin McGuinness ~ Tuesday April 26th at 7pm

Along Highway 287 © Kevin McGuinness

Along Highway 287 © Kevin McGuinness

Ladysmith Camera Club is pleased to present “Colour – When To ‘Use, Choose, or Lose’ It”, a unique opportunity to hone your photographic skills with veteran Nanoose Bay photographer Kevin McGuinness. 

Mr. McGuinness will explore how the use of colour in digital photography is one element that artists can use in their interpretations.  He will discuss how colour intensity can be a choice and how it can enhance or diminish the photographer’s vision.  He’ll also explore how the over-use of colour often distracts from the image. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Theme: Macro.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday April 24th, 2016, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

 

March 2016

Ladysmith Camera Club is delighted to present “International Marine Life of Ladysmith Harbour”, a photo essay by Dr. Rick Harbo, noted marine biologist, diver, teacher, multiple bestselling author and one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading marine photographers. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro

Theme: Long Exposure.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday March 20th, 2016, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

“Fine Art Photography – the emotional response to lines” ~ Cim MacDonald ~ Tuesday February 23rd at 7pm

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Fine art photography – the emotional response to lines”, an opportunity to evolve your photography with Cim MacDonald, artist, curator of the Chemainus Murals, author, teacher and award-winning photographer. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Theme: Shapes and Lines.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your Theme image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday February 21st, 2016, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

Royal BC Museum Exhibition until April 4, 2016

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Three Canadian photographers were honoured in this year’s competition, including Dr. Don Gutoski, of London, ON, who was named the competition’s overall winner for his photograph, Tale of two foxes, taken at Wapusk National Park in Cape Churchill, MB.

Connor Stefanison of Burnaby, BC received the Rising Star Portfolio Award for a collection of six photographs. This is the second time Stefanison has won this particular award, having also received it in 2013.

Ten-year old Albertan Josiah Launstein is a finalist in the 10 Years and under category for two photographs: Goose attack, taken at Burnaby Lake in BC, and Snowy scene, a photo of a snowy owl taken in Calgary.

“Buying/Upgrading a Photo Editing Computer” ~ Brad Grigor ~ Tuesday January 26th at 7pm

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Buying/Upgrading a Photo Editing Computer”, a smart shopper’s guide to choosing the right hardware by Brad Grigor of Turning Point Arts in Saltair. Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

ThemeVisual Mass.  One image may be submitted. Please indicate whether you wish your image discussed when submitting.                                                                          
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday January 24th, 2016, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 2 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

Christmas Meeting ~ Tuesday December 15th 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 books, gear, or magazines that you want to sell or share or give away – bring them along.

AGM – This will be very brief  but necessary to fulfill our obligations now that we are a registered society and to obtain feedback and ideas from you, our members to meet your expectations for 2016.

The AGM agenda:

President opens meeting

Invitation for members to introduce items to be included in AGM

Vice President what the Club accomplished last year, and what proposed for next year

Program Committee describe the program for next year

Treasurer’s report and the proposed budget for next year

Election of Officers

Your Club Needs Your Help.  Our Club like many others is searching for members to help manage and organize the Club. We would encourage you to join the Executive. The AGM is a great time for you to volunteer.

Remember it is time to renew for the coming year.  The single membership is still at the reduced rate this year of $35 and a family membership is $45.

Slide Show Entertainment:  Photos for the slide show will include the Open, Challenge and Photo Shoot Images over the past year.

“The Naturalist as Photographer” ~ Bruce Whittington ~ November 24th 2015

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “The Naturalist as Photographer” with acclaimed Ladysmith-based naturalist, author and photographer Bruce Whittington. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Bruce has a new article in British Columbia Field Ornithologists “Birding with a Purpose…” just follow the link  here…

Following Bruce’s presentation, Shirley was lucky to spot M28 a tagged Trumpeter Swan at Big Qualicum estuary and reported her sighting as Bruce suggested in his notes posted under “Resources” and then “Downloads”.

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Theme: Emotions  (up to 3 images)                                                                             Monthly Challenge:  On the Water  (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday November 22nd, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

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“Portrait Photography” ~ Kurt Knock ~ Tuesday October 27th 2015

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Portrait Photography” with Duncan-based commercial portrait photographer Kurt Knock. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro.

Theme: Machinery  (up to 3 images)                                                                             Monthly Challenge: Through a Window (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday October 25th, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category. Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how). 

“Splashworks” ~ Brian Clemens & Brad Grigor ~ Tuesday September 22nd 2015

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Splashworks”, a demonstration of creative studio photography by capturing water in motion, by Brian Clemens and Brad Grigor of the Ladysmith Camera Club. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro.

Theme: Motion  (up to 3 images)                                                                             Monthly Challenge: Take a Walk with Me (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday September 20th, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

“Flash Photography” ~ Boomer Jerritt ~ Tuesday August 25th 2015

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Flash Photography” with Boomer Jerritt, widely-published Courtenay-based commercial and fine-art photographer. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Theme: Silhouettes  (up to 3 images)                                                                             Monthly Challenge: Historical Places (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday August 23rd, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

“Putting Together a Slide Show” ~ Pat Haugen ~ Tuesday July 28th 2015

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Putting Together a Slide Show” a how-to guide by Patricia Haugen, accomplished Saltair-based photographer. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Theme: Low Tide  (up to 3 images)                                                                             Monthly Challenge: Silence (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday June 21st, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

SEEKING ARTISTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS TO PARTICIPATE IN 18th Annual Heritage Paint Out / Shoot Out ON JULY 26, 2015

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An artistic race against time to bring heritage to life. 

The Nanaimo Arts Council & City of Nanaimo are seeking artists and photographers to participate in the 2015 Heritage Paint Out / Shoot Out to be held in downtown Nanaimo on July 26, 2015.  The purpose of the event is to challenge and showcase the talents of local artists and photographers, while promoting Nanaimo’s heritage buildings.  The event is open to artists of all skill levels with CASH PRIZES to be awarded to the top submissions in both painting and photography.

How it works:

  1. Participants meet at 10:00 am at #4 Commercial Street, where they are randomly assigned a downtown heritage building to become the subject of their painting or photograph.
  2. Participants are given a limited amount of time to complete their work, before returning to #4 Commercial Street for judging at 2:00 pm.
  3. The works will be reviewed by a Nanaimo Arts Council-appointed judge with CASH PRIZES awarded to the top submissions in both painting and photography.

The entry fee is $10 for NAC members; and $12 for non-members.  Poster attached.

For more information, please contact the Nanaimo Arts Council at admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca or 250-729-3947 or check out:

Harbour Living Event Listing:  http://www.harbourliving.ca/event/2015-heritage-paint-out-shoot-out/2015-07-26/

Post-Processing featuring On 1 Perfect Photo Suite ~ Pat Haugen ~ Tuesday June 23rd 2015

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Post-Processing” a how-to presentation by Pat Haugen, Saltair-area photographer who will enhance submissions from club members using Perfect Photo Suite 9 then demonstrate some approaches using the software to create artistic images Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Theme: Long Exposure  (up to 3 images)                                                                             Monthly Challenge: Out of This World (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday June 21st, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

“Dogs in Motion” ~ Doug Bell ~ Tuesday May 26th 2015

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Dogs in Motion” a how-to presentation by Doug Bell, Saltair-area photographer who will show his methods & techniques for creating captivating animal action sequences. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Theme: Opposites  (up to 3 images)                                                                             Monthly Challenge: Nature’s Art (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday May 24th, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

Nanaimo Arts Council 2nd Annual Photography Showcase

“Forensic Photography” ~ Cpl. Dave Giles ~ Tuesday April 28th 2015

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Theme: Macro  (up to 3 images)                                                                             Monthly Challenge: Night Shots (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday April 26th, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery announces a Photo Contest ~ Entry Deadline June 1st.

For the contest details and entry requirements See…

“How to Photograph Smoke” with Sean Sherstone and Brad Grigor ~ Tuesday, March 24th 2015

“How to Photograph Smoke” with tips and demonstrations by Sean Sherstone and Brad Grigor, both of the Island LEAP photography group. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Theme: Black and White  (up to 3 images)                                                         Monthly Challenge: Openings (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday March 22nd, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

“Night Photography” with Sean Sherstone ~ Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Improve your “Night Photography” with tips and techniques presented by acclaimed Ladysmith photographer Sean Sherstone at the Ladysmith Camera Club. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro.

 “Become A Better Photographer” ~ Tuesday January 27th 2015

Award-winning Nanaimo-based photographers Inge Riis McDonald and Ken Meisner  will show you how to evaluate your own photographs. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Theme: Street Photography  (up to 3 images)                                                   Monthly Challenge: Faces – Real & Imagined (1 image)
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday January 25, 2015, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Please resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

Christmas Meeting ~ Tuesday December 16th 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 or give away – bring them along.

AGM – This will be very brief  but necessary to fulfill our obligations now that we are a registered society and to obtain feedback and ideas from you, our members to meet your expectations for 2015.

The AGM agenda:

President opens meeting

Invitation for members to introduce items to be included in AGM

Vice President what the Club accomplished last year, and what proposed for next year

Program Committee describe the program for next year

Treasurer report presenting a budget for next year along with Club dues

Election of Officers

Your Club Needs Your Help.  Our Club like many others is searching for members to help manage and organize the Club. We would encourage you to join the Executive. The AGM is a great time for you to volunteer.

Remember it is time to renew for the coming year.  The single membership is still at the reduced rate this year of $35 and a family membership is $45.

Slide Show Entertainment:  Photos for the slide show: 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 Sunday December 14th at 5pm to:  submissions@ladysmithcameraclub.com

November Meeting:

Theme: Mist and Fog   
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday November 23, 2014, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Don’t forget to resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

Street Photography ~  J. Evan Kreider ~ Tuesday November 25th

Café near Bastille © 2014 J. Evan Kreider.

Café near Bastille © 2014 J. Evan Kreider.

LADYSMITH, BC. The Ladysmith Camera Club is pleased to announce a special opportunity for local photographers to expand their photography into the challenging and furtive world of street photography. Vancouver-based street photographer and educator Evan Kreider will be sharing his methods and techniques for obtaining stylish and evocative images of people, places and things in a presentation at the Ladysmith Camera Club in November.
“We are delighted to host Evan Kreider at our November meeting. Our goal is to provide a forum for photographic education and street photography has been a popular request in our club,” says Brent Browning, president of the Ladysmith Camera Club. See more of Evan Kreider’s phtographs…
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting which will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith.

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It is often said that a good photograph captures “a moment in time.” But does it? That is the question being explored by a group of seven Vancouver Island-based photographers known as IslandLEAP (long exposure art photographers). The ambition of IslandLEAP is to expose the fascinating world of the 4th dimension through images that are more than just moments in time. ” Most photographers use shutter speed to ‘freeze’ a small bit of time. Our approach is just the opposite. We use different techniques to collect and compress large spans of time into each image,” says Sucha Ollek, co-founder of IslandLEAP, “which often involves much more than just shutter speed.”  “Some of the images are very deep and powerful, while others are delicate and spiritual, but they all evoke wonder in the viewer,” says Willow Friday, owner of Iron Oxide Art Supplies in Nanaimo, who will be hosting the group’s first exhibition. “This show is sure to delight all who see it.”

The IslandLEAP images will be exhibited and available for purchase at Iron Oxide, #5 Victoria Street in Nanaimo, from November 14 to 20, 2014. Meet the artists at the opening reception on November 14 from 6 to 8 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Jurgen Schwerdt ~ Macro Photography

October 2014

Jurgen has been photographing since 1972 and very quickly realized macro photography was to become a passion. Moving to Nanaimo  in 2002 he became an active member of the Harbour City Photo Club. In 2007 very reluctantly he switched from film to digital.  He soon realized digital gave so much more control of his macro photography and the ability to shoot often. He has trained himself to see things that most of us walk past and never enjoy. Macro photography is also versatile and can be done at home in any weather or on outings near and far.

Theme: Out of Place   
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday October 26, 2014, 5 pm. Don’t forget that you can also submit 3 images of your choice to the Open Category.
Don’t forget to resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

Bruce Whittington Exhibiting

LCC member Bruce Whittington, http://www.strayfeathers.ca/ has an exhibit of fourteen photographs in the Waiting Room Gallery at the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (formerly the hospital) at Fourth and Symonds. This is a satellite gallery of the Arts Council, and LAS members can sign up for an exhibit here or in the window at Coast Realty.

Discover Underwater Photography with Guillermo Ferrero

Next Meeting: Tuesday September 23 , 2014 at 7pm Hardwick Hall, Ladysmith
Theme: Hot Stuff
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday September 21, 2014, 5 pm.
Don’t forget to resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

The Ladysmith Arts Council is Hosting a Photography Show October 2014 in the Waterfront Gallery

October poster 2014

This show will be open to all photographers.

The First 85 photos will be hung in the show.  Limit 2 per artist.  Size limit is 3 x 4 ft.  Photos must be ready to be hung on intake days September 30 & October 1st.  No late or early entries   Photo’s  accepted between 12 noon and 4pm only on September 30 and October 1st

Opening night and Peoples Choice on Saturday October 4th.

Entry Fee is $15/image

People Choice Sweepstake  Prizes 3 categories:   Landscape; Figurative; & Imagination 50% of entry fee will be divided between the three people choice winners. Peoples choice voting takes place during the opening on October 4th from 7 to 8 pm. The winners will be announced as soon as votes are counted. For more information contact The Waterfront Gallery at 250-245-1252.

Photo Journalism ~ Lindsay Chung, Editor and Reporter, Ladysmith Chronicle

Next Meeting: Tuesday August 26, 2014 at 7pm Hardwick Hall, Ladysmith
Theme: What Is It?
Submission deadline for Members: Sunday August 24, 2014, 5 pm.
Don’t forget to resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

Just Announced: Photo Week 2014
September 15-20 on Creative Live

6 days of FREE non-stop photography education from gear demos to master classes 

Once a year CreativeLive convenes the world’s best and brightest photographers to bring you the industry’s most epic online photography conference: Photo Week.

Featuring engaging master classes, gear and software demos and informative how-tos – across three live channels, CreativeLive Photo Week has classes that appeal to everyone from the enthusiast to the veteran pro.

RSVP…

Next Meeting: Tuesday July 22, 2014.
Theme: Frozen in Time.
Submission deadline: Sunday July 20, 2014, 5 pm.
Don’t forget to resize and rename your files before emailing them (here’s how).

Special Guest Speaker: Pat Haugen, well-known Ladysmith photographer (who is just back from a 2-month photo shoot of the Canadian Maritime Provinces) will be giving an informative and educational talk on the ins and outs of successful travel photography, featuring images of Iceland. You won’t want to miss this!

Camera Bags I have 2 bags that I use.  A Lowe Pro Dry Zone 200 which is a water proof type of bag which holds the bulk of my cameras and lenses all the time. This bag is essential for ground travel either in an RV or Boat but loaded too heavy to be carried. The second bag is the one I carry, Lowe Pro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW which has a rain cover.  This bag will hold my essentials a DSLR and my Bridge camera.

Landscape Photographers, Mark Your Calendar: Tuesday June 24th

Ladysmith Camera Club presents “Landscape Photography” by well-known Nanaimo-based photographer Brad Powell. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Monthly Themes for the Year

May’s Theme is “3 of a Kind.”  For the Themes for the remainder of the year, click here (PDF, 434 KB) or go to the Resources Tab and select Downloads then select the blue link under LCC 2014 Program & ABC Challenge open it and save to your computer.  Alternatively you can just check back under the Resources Tab.

Victoria Camera Club Workshop with Lilo Binakaj

Location and Date: Nellie McClung Library (downstairs meeting room), 3950 Cedar Hill Road (see map).  May 10th, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Fees: $50 for the day, which includes lunch.

Registration required by May 2nd: with workshops@victoriacameraclub.org – limited to 40 participants.

How to Pay: You can either pay via Pay Pal, by cheque at any of the upcoming club meetings, or at the door. Please indicate your preference when you register. If by Pay Pal, you will receive an email with instructions.

Details: Lilo Binakaj is a nationally accredited professional photographer with over 30 years experience learning and producing world class images. In 2007 he started teaching at Pacific Design Academy where his photography class has become one of the most popular subjects taught there. He has won numerous national and international awards for photography.  The day will include sessions on rules of composition, how to compose with light, raw processing with ACR, Photoshop and Photoshop plug-ins.

May 27th, Tuesday ~ Sean Sherstone is Back!

Ladysmith Camera Club presents an interactive still-life workshop with Sean Sherstone, awarding-winning Ladysmith photographer. Photography equipment will be provided, but attendees can bring their own objects to shoot! May 27, 2014 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Take the ABC Challenge ~ Have Fun

Every week, submit a photograph that somehow relates to the letter of the alphabet for that week. For example, the first submission deadline is May 4th for the letter “A”.  Submit a picture of an aardvark, or an airplane, or be creative and surprise us all.  The submission deadlines are shown under the Resources Tab and select Downloads.  Print it off and keep it with you – there is even a space to write down ideas for future shots.

The rules are simple:   2014 Photos only

1. One photo per week (letter of the alphabet)

2. You can only submit for the current letter of the week (e.g., no badgers during the “A” week)

3. You don’t have to submit every week

4. Submit to submissions@ladysmithcameraclub.com by the dates shown on the sheet posted under Resources then Downloads.

5. Name your photos using the following convention – photo name-your name-alpha.jpg

6. Photos will be added to the website under ABC Challenge.

There may be a prize for the most regular contributor, so submit often. The point of the challenge is to get out shooting and looking for different subjects.

 Tuesday April 22nd ~  Pot-Pourri from a Happy Snapper (Permission to Enjoy Your Hobby) ~   Pat Haugen

Pat Haugen, a prolific Ladysmith photographer will take an eclectic approach with the object of inspiring photographers to experiment, obtain the most from their photographs,  and generally have fun with your hobby. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Tuesday, March 25 ~ Lighting Options for Enhanced Photography ~ Sean Sherstone

With an excellent understanding of light, Sean demonstrated very simple and inexpensive ways to solve lighting problems in order to bring out the best in photographing objects.  All the members and guests appreciated his very practical approach with Sean answering many one on one questions.

Sean, an awarding-winning Ladysmith photographer, will show how lighting options with everyday items can enhance your photography at the Ladysmith Camera Club on March 25, 2014 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. www.LadysmithCameraClub.com

Have three resolves for 2014…have fun, take more photos and submit for others to view. The theme for March will be Motion.

Members: The final day to send in your pictures is Friday March 21st. Please use the following format for naming your photos:

PictureTitle-YourName-Theme

PictureTitle-YourName-Open

The easiest way to do this is to right click on the photo and select ‘rename’ in the drop down menu. Thank you, it helps

Also your photos will show best on our large screen if the dimensions are larger than 1920 by 1080 pixels.

Send your photos as email attachments to: submissions@ladysmithcameraclub.com

February 25th Presentation ~ “Control the Blur” by Brad Grigor

Ladysmith was hit with one of Vancouver Island’s rare snowstorms which kept most of our membership at home but those who braved the elements were rewarded with an informative talk by Brad Grigor , “Control the Blur ~ Introduction to Depth of Field” followed by a lively Q and A session.  Brad has provided his talk visuals in PDF posted under the ‘Resources’  tab then ‘Downloads’ plus he has taken extra time to further research the questions posed and submitted a second PDF of in depth information.

February Theme ~ Winter

Feb 2014