March 2016 Blog Posts (10)

Ross away for 4 Mondays

For the next 4 Mondays I'm not going to be available to organize the pre Monday morning photo shoots. Colton has agreed to do this for me while I'm away. Stay tuned for the next Mystery Monday Morning photo shoot with Colton. 


Added by Ross McLeod on March 23, 2016 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Canadian photography equipment price hike, April 1st.

To those of you unaware and have your eye on a shiny new piece of equipment, be warned that prices in Canada are due to increase up to 30% April 1st, following the low dollar.

I recommend using to find the best deals on new gear.

Added by Colton Prevost on March 22, 2016 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

For Sale: Tokina 12-28 Lens (for Nikon) ~ $500 (Reduced)

Mint condition; has taken under 500 pictures. Upgraded to FX soon after buying so didn’t get much use.

Comes with box, unused warranty (3 months remaining), front/back caps, hood, and 77mm Hoya HMC UV filter. Was not used without filter so element is pristine. Paid $740.

May consider trade for current version Nikon 1.4x teleconverter (TC-14E…


Added by Colton Prevost on March 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Lenses 4 sale (for Nikon)

Nikon 18:200  $400

Sigma150-500 (for Nikon) $450 

Tokina 11:16 (for Nikon)  $500…


Added by Ross McLeod on March 17, 2016 at 10:46am — No Comments

Minutes for March 9, 2016

Photo Club Minutes

March 9, 2016


Opening: It was a Dark and Stormy night... a few hardy souls managed to swim their way in...  a small but significant group... Man was it ugly out there... Wendy has a new bell for calling order... it’s pretty cute... but who could get order with this group.... think herding cats, noisy cats... lovable cats...   Bigger Bell !!!!


New Members: no new…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on March 13, 2016 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

March 9 Presentation - Jana

March 9, Regular Club meeting presentation

Jana Zachariou

How does Jana, our latest prize winning photographer do it?  Turns out that she has a wealth of skills and methods to share.  We all have had the opportunity to witness her love of Sunrise/Sunset photos plus vivid landscapes on this website.

From: Fiddler on the Roof

Sunrise, sunset

Sunrise, sunset

Swiftly fly the years...."photograph…


Added by Curt Firestone on March 3, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Field trip opportunity with Simon

Camera uses, tripods, flash and ambient lighting in the outdoors


A Simon Henson led field trip on Salt Spring Island.  This educational experience will focus on technical aspects of outdoor photography.


Date:  Saturday 28 May

Time:  9-11:30 AM

Fee: $20


Maximum number of participants:  eight SS Photo Club members


If the weather necessitates cancelling the field trip, there will be no substitute offered, so…


Added by Curt Firestone on March 3, 2016 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Two good articles worth reading

Going to photo an event: wedding, sports, party, any group activity

Want to photo through a window?…


Added by Curt Firestone on March 3, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments

are you an artist?

roger ballen

Added by timothy gibbon on March 1, 2016 at 7:57pm — 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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