February 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Photographing Yosemite's Firefall


This URL describes photography and its passion in Yosemite.  I took some early 1970s photos there and still believe that it is one of the most photographic environments in the world.

Added by Curt Firestone on February 26, 2013 at 5:21am — 2 Comments

Transition Salt Spring seeks Photographer

Transition Salt Spring is holding Resilience Fair on March 23 at Mahon Hall form 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

"Transition Salt Spring (TSS) is a local group within the Salt Spring Island community, committed to working together with all existing groups to address the urgent and critical issues of global climate change and declining fossil fuel supplies. Climate change makes carbon reduction essential and peak oil makes it inevitable. Transition Salt Spring is part…


Added by Curt Firestone on February 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tips for better built in flash photos

This article has some good tips for those who usually use their built in flash and tend to operate their camera on automatic.


Added by Curt Firestone on February 18, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments

Minutes Feb 13/13 Meeting

Sorry for the delay.... too much going on - the Opera, tennis, just playing around.... but here you are... it was a great meeting.... 


Feb 13, 2013  - Minutes


OPENING REMARKS: No Jambo Jambo tonight Bob was running the show..…

Tonight the Club was…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on February 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Happy Valentine's Day

To all the ladies in our club I wish you a Happy Valentines day today - when I was a child it used to be "will you be my Valentine" and that is my wish also today - we are all so lucky to have you - the prettiest and most talented photographers in all of BC to boot!   

Added by Cliff Kelly on February 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Camera Equipment for Sale

Darryl Snaychuk, a non club member, who is a Vancouver photographer and a Salt Spring resident is selling a variety of equipment.  This is a partial list:

A large high quality library of photo books, a series of 8 30" x 30" custom frames with glass and a shipping crate to fit, lenses for a Mamiya 645 system, light weight travel cases for equipment, lighting, stands, Gitzo carbon tripod, ball heads, Nikon D-90 with lens etc….

If you are interested in his flyer, email him…


Added by Curt Firestone on February 10, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Free Epson 125 cartridges

If anyone would like these they are free to a good home - set of cyan, magenta, yellow.

Added by joanne montrichard on February 4, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

Massive wet plate photos and a giant camera van

Rob Watt, local well know photographer, has sent us this link as a point of interest.

Ian Ruhter is a Los Angeles-based photographer who creates massive wet plate photographs using a giant camera van.



Added by Curt Firestone on February 2, 2013 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Trudy Sloan

Congratulations, Trudy.

The Comox Valley Camera Club publishes an extensive monthly newsletter in four part harmony.  Trudy's photo of her family enjoying the snow at Christmas makes the front page.

If you are interested in seeing the newsletter, let me know and I will forward the PDF file.


Added by Curt Firestone on February 1, 2013 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

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August minutes

Pierre introduced the new team who will help shape the Club in the future.

Simon Henson

Larry Citra

Maggie Vancik

Roger Brooks

Maureen Milburn

Ellen Vesterdal

Justene Tedder

Plus returning executive members:

Pat Page

Kahsia Hartwell

Wendy Rosier

Anna McColm

This group will infuse some new energy and direction into the Club. Feedback from club members indicates that people would like more interactive educational activities (workshops, classes, small field trips etc.) and maybe a schedule of educational opportunities ahead of time so that people can plan to attend.

The Victoria Camera Club has an external speaker every month and are willing to share their list of speakers so we can participate, at a cost of $5 a person. The club has funds to cover this at the moment. This would require using the  Zoom format (which has worked so well during this Pandemic).

Club meetings will resume in October, giving this new group time to work out their ideas for new directions.

Some people are cautious about in person meetings (because of health issues) and others are ready and able to jump back in. Maybe in person meetings and Zoom meetings can co-exist. Something to talk about.

Maureen has offered to look into a monthly newsletter with, possibly, more coverage than the website offers such as emails, using facebook etc.

Avril would like to see an improved use of the website: more posts, more comments, more helpful critiquing. We might need a refresher course to remind us how to give constructive feedback.

Doug has a show about Covid in September at the library -  in the Community Program Room. He will give a talk on September 7th at Noon. This will be previously unseen material, not the triptychs we have seen on the website.

Photosynthesis has a virtual show coming up, starting on August 31st. Some club members also belong to this photography group.

There is no theme yet for the photography challenge in October but when that is decided it will be communicated to everyone.


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