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Great shape small fixed lens camera for sale.

A victoria photographer friend of mine has a great Nikon Coolpix P900 for sale on Used Victoria.

Check it out if you are interested.

Added by David Bartle on July 15, 2018 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Minutes for the June Photoclub meeting

Pierre started the meeting by welcoming our two newest members. Maureen Clarke, who has already posted two photos on the website, and Derek Wilkinson.

Anna McColm gave a brief update on the REVolutionSS show , June 22nd - 24th. Please bring your photos to the barn (at the Farmer's Institute) on Friday 22nd, 9am - 11am as the show will be hung on Friday. Please pick them up on Sunday at 2pm. If you can't get there to pick them up get in touch with Anna ( and she…


Added by anna mccolm on June 16, 2018 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Wedding Photographers wanted

A friend of mine, Martha Taylor, is Salt Spring Island's newest marriage commissioner.  She would like to have a list of wedding photographers and their contact information to provide to couples planning a Salt Spring wedding.  She cannot accept a fee for referral, but would appreciate a thank you.

If you are interested: email Martha Taylor.

Please do do answer this blog posting as I am not monitoring…


Added by Curt Firestone on June 1, 2018 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Minutes for May Photoclub meeting

Pierre broke through the chatty rabble and started the meeting.

He welcomed two new Club members - Richard Dick (who was at the meeting) and Caleb Huntington (who has something ready for the Electric Vehicle show already). He also welcomed Ann, a visitor.

Anna McColm has taken on the position of Secretary and Gwen, Margaret Benmore and Colleen Barnes have all offered to take the minutes if Anna is away so the position is well covered.

Jana gave the Club an update on the…


Added by anna mccolm on May 11, 2018 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Minutes for April 11th Photoclub meeting

Avril opened the meeting and welcomed Gwen and Curt back from Mexico.

She introduced Julian Bruce, our newest club member, to the group. Welcome Julian.

New Business:

                      Judy reminded everyone of the artist's sale at Mahon Hall April 21 - 22. This is organized by Amy Melious; 20 vendors will be selling left over studio equipment, brushes, mats, frames etc. as well as some original Art. Mahon Hall 10am - 4pm both…


Added by anna mccolm on April 12, 2018 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Minutes March 14,2018

Photo Club Minutes

March 14, 2018


Opening: Avril Kirby opened the meeting... about 25 folks came out to play... and learn about scanography from Janet Dwyer... a woman outstanding in her field...

The gathering was lovely full of chatter and laughter... always a good sign... it really sounded like a group of…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on March 24, 2018 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Eclectic Visions 2018 - Dates & Rules

In the past few days I had several requests regarding the dates & rules for EV 2018.  Attached is the file which includes all the details.  I would encourage everyone who is planning on participating in this year's EV to attend our next monthly meeting.  It is so much easier to answer your questions in person than through the email. Cheers, J.…


Added by Jana Zachariou on March 2, 2018 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Feb. 14, 2018 Michael Wall's presentation

Presentation:      SHADOWS & REFLECTIONS      by  Michael Wall

Mr. Wall worked as an industrial designer for 40 years. He has been photographing continuously during that time. Among many interests in imagery have been shadows and  reflections. He showed some scans of B&W prints he made 34 years ago using 35mm SLR and Rolleiflex cameras:

Imaginary Landscape                                      1984

Over the years he has…


Added by Colleen Barnes Horel on February 25, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Feb. 14, 2018 Photography Club Minutes

Feb. 14, 2018 Salt Spring Island Photography Club Minutes.

Feb. 14, 2018 Salt Spring Island Photography Club Minutes

Presented by: Colleen Barnes Horel

This Month’s Presentation is Shadows and Reflections by Michael Wall

New member: Fred Fredeen

Current shows: Judy McPhee at TJ beans

Bruce McPhee at Fernwood

Jana: The art show in Ladysmith is ongoing; several members…


Added by Colleen Barnes Horel on February 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

5 day sea otter photo workshop opportunity

For club members from two years ago you will remember the excellent educational program by Isabelle Groc.  Isabelle is a world famous wildlife photographer and naturalist who lives in Vancouver and on SSI.

She will be leading a five-day sea otter photo tour on the west coast of Vancouver Island June 24-28.  This is open to a maximum of four people.  A credit to our club that she is inviting Club…


Added by Curt Firestone on February 22, 2018 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

Happy Valentines Day

Wishing all the members of our club a happy and sensuous Valentines Day!  Most of you know me but for everyone - I have always cherished the moments we spend together - the activities we accomplish and the wonderful images we produce. It is a day of admiration and , although I have been tardy as of late (never at our online site) I admire and value all the work we display and envy the outstanding talent produced by our group.

Saluting you with a glass of champagne and a wreath…


Added by Cliff Kelly on February 13, 2018 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

Film Festival needs projectionist volunteers

If anyone is interesting in volunteering at the Film Festival on the first weekend in March as a projectionist, please let me know.  The 4 hour + volunteer time will get you a weekend (Sat/Sun) pass to the festival. 

PLUS you get to see some documentaries while sitting as a projectionist.  Duties are simple, if you can turn on a blu-ray player, adjust the focus on a projector, sit for a few of hours watching a couple of films, then this is for you.  Please send me an email at…


Added by Judy McPhee on January 29, 2018 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Minutes, Jan 10 2018

Salt Spring Photography Club
Minutes - January 10 2018 meeting
• The meeting  opened  with  our  new  president  Pierre  Mineau.
• Pierre encouraged members to contact him directly with feedback or any new  ideas  about  the  club. He can be reached through the club website or directly via email at:
• Pierre pointed out that a big item on the…

Added by Colleen Barnes Horel on January 23, 2018 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

For Street Photography Group and all members - fun read

As most of you may know, PM Trudeau and family were in Revelstoke, BC for New Year holidays.  Here is the local press' efforts at being paparazzi.  Gave me a good chuckle and I wish you the same.

Added by Curt Firestone on January 8, 2018 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

Photo Exhibit at TJ Beans Coffee Shop 2018

I have a photo exhibit of Salt Spring images at TJ Beans until the end of February.

Added by Judy McPhee on January 4, 2018 at 10:24am — 4 Comments

Minutes for Decmber Meeting


  • A Reminder of the ArtSpring Lobby  show being hung on  Jan. 8, 2018. If you want to submit photos it must be done by Jan 4th so that tags can be made up
  • Eclectic Visions,  notice  to  be  sent  out  in  January
  • Festive  show  at  Fernwood,  on  now


Photo Op from Curt Firestone

Jim Standen, former club member and the electric vehicle lead person on SSI, is organizing an Electric Vehicle Jamboree for June 22 to 24,…


Added by Wendy Rosier on December 24, 2017 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

Nov 8 2017 meeting minutes...

Photo Club Minutes

November 8, 2017


My apologies... but life/time have been blasting by at warp speed... in a good way mostly... so the notes slipped under incoming things to do...  MCB...   sorry G&C... lots of hugs...


Opening: Another amazing turnout... there must have been 35-30 friendly folks... the room was a humming and lots of new faces... and young faces too... it was…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on November 22, 2017 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Change to agenda for the November meeting

I've just learned that next month's speaker will be Seth Berkowitz instead of Pierre, who has kindly stepped aside until February. Seth will talk about portraiture and an idea that has come up involving both Photosynthesis and the club.

Added by Gwen McDonald on October 21, 2017 at 10:12pm — 3 Comments

Minutes, October 11, 2017


SSI Photography Club

October 11, 2017


Wendy Rosier chaired the meeting.


No new members this month


Current shows:

     Several Photo club members are represented in SSNAP and the Parallel Show, both of     

     which continue until October 22

     Sylvia Beech will show at Country Grocer in November

     Members are…


Added by Gwen McDonald on October 19, 2017 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

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