November 2023 Newsletter

      SaltSpring Photography Club

         November 2023  Newsletter





Members’ shows:

Pat Page is showing photos at the Country Grocer Cafe this month.

Howard Fry is showing some of his work at SS Roasting Company until the end of the month


Gallery 8's Xmas Exhibition has an opening on Nov 24th. At least one member of the club (Avril Kirby) is part of this.


WinterCraft:  at Mahon Hall, also opens on Nov 24th. The Opening event is from 5 - 7pm. Several members show their work here - framed photos on the wall, as well as cards and calendars.


BC/Yukon series:

Friday, Nov 17th - John Barclay talking on the topic of 'Through the lens of love'.

This is free for members as the Club has paid to join but you have to register on line to access the workshop.

Please sign up at  (copy/paste)


December's Club meeting:  (Dec 13th) will be a social, 'in person' get-together in the library programme room from 7 - 9 pm. Members of Photosynthesis (another photographic group on the Island) have been invited to come and mingle as well as contribute to the slide show. 

Feel free to bring something snack-ish to the potluck - this is optional as there will be some food and sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic) provided.

The theme for the slide show is 'Eclectic'. Something you love, something you're proud of, maybe something seasonal - your choice.


January Lobby Show at ArtSpring: Wendy is sending us details of the. You can submit 2 photos and don't forget to prioritize them in case there is only room to hang one of them. This will depend on how many people participate as well as the sizes of the photos. This is a great opportunity for newcomers to print, frame and display their photos. 


Tutorial Links:

How to mat and frame your work

Stu-Art Supplies does a 'How to Mat a Picture - Tutorial


Matting and Framing Tutorial by Robert Rodriquez jr


Studio 74 Fine Art Printer - How to Correctly mount prints using archival materials


Newsletters with lots of great information with tips and tutorials - some free some cost $ - Digital Photography School


Next year's speakers;

So far - Liron Gertsman is giving a talk in January. He is a 21-year-old BC nature photographer who has already won some awards for his work.

link for January’s speaker -Liron Gertsman


Claudia is giving a talk in April, the first of next year's in-person meetings.


November’s Featured Speaker:

We watched a video of David DuChemin (of Nanoose Bay)  talking on 'The Heart of the Photograph'. Some wonderful photos relating to choosing the right moment to press the shutter to express the feeling of the subject. He encourages photographers to get clear about what exactly it is that they want to share and express. If you take several pictures of a subject one photo will usually stand out as 'the one'. Hopefully, we can see more of his talk at another meeting. Several people expressed how much they enjoyed it.


Then we watched the slideshow of the 'Patterns' theme. As usual - an interesting and varied show.


Theme for December: Open – anything that makes you happy – even the season but not limited to it.


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