May 2012 Blog Posts (14)

A Day in the Life of the Photo Club (and Salt Spring)

An opportunity to take part in one of Salt Spring's best-loved photo shoots has been offered to us all this year. Gail Sjuberg, of Driftwood fame, has asked if anyone would like to participate in "A Day in the Life of Salt Spring" which, this year, has been thrown open to us commoners.

The rules are as follows:

Thanks for your interest in the Driftwood’s 2012 Day in the Life of Salt Spring Island project.

The idea behind the DIL publication is to depict island…


Added by Avril Kirby on May 31, 2012 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

Fun Photographic Opportunity

Each year parents of the graduating class from GISS take responsibility for hosting a grad night party.  This year the seniors selected the theme: Hollywood.

We have been asked if photo club members would be interested in forming a Paparazzi.  The hosts said," Three to six people would be ideal. We want the candid, paparazzi like photography but what we want the most is that the photographers adopt the persona and style of…


Added by Curt Firestone on May 29, 2012 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

manipulated images

To see some fantastic images look closely at this work:

The flower series is the one first brought to my attention, but the others are equally wonderful

Added by Patricia Page on May 28, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Curt this one is for you .... and anyone else interested in Beautiful African Photography

These are the most amazing images... I'm not sure if they have been posted on our site before.... enjoy..... cheers... MCB

Added by Margaret C. Benmore on May 20, 2012 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

Great Black and White Photography with a twist....

Another photographer with a very interesting take....  

Enjoy.... MCB 

Added by Margaret C. Benmore on May 19, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Yacht Race Photo Shoot

DON"T FORGET!! - The annual Round SaltSPring Island Yacht race starts at 10:00 AM tomorrow and can be viewed from many places. It starts in front of the Yacht CLub at 10:00 AM but there  is great viewing (and shooting) at Fernwood dock about 4 hours later (depending on thwe wind).

Added by Cliff Kelly on May 18, 2012 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment

Photoshop & a Swedish guru

Does this kid understand PHOTOSHOP software or what?

Erik Johansson - 21 year old Swedish photographer…

Added by Curt Firestone on May 14, 2012 at 7:39am — 3 Comments

Minutes of May 9th meeting

SSI Photo Club

May, 2012  - Minutes


1.  Opening remarks:  

         Curt opened the meeting with a reminder to see Pat Page with your cheque in had for Eclectic Vision’s to ensure your participation…. Come on everyone – it is time to strut your stuff. 

Our student guest this year is Ben Beaver for GISS – recommended by his Art teacher because of his keen interest in photography.  Many of you will…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on May 13, 2012 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

Velo Village guidelines

If you are one of the members participating in the Velo Village photo shows:  We are in three locations:1. Art Spring. 2. TJ Beans. 3. Fernwood cafe.

Please send you photo information to Doug McMillin as he will create the tags.

If you desire to have the same photo in more than one loaction (& made duplicate prints), please tell Doug.

Anna McColm returns from holidays on May 26.  Where there are not duplicates, she will decide in which venue your Velo…


Added by Curt Firestone on May 11, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Wednesday Education Roundtable

After the Club meeting Educational Roundtable discussion, I was asked to provide a link to the article shared on screen.

The topic is: Tips to help with photo sharpness.

Added by Curt Firestone on May 10, 2012 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

New framing studio

Just wanted to let everyone know that Chris Dixon, cabinet maker extraordinaire, has opened a framing shop - Blue Door Custom Framing.   I'm sure his rates are very competitive, and I know from experience that he's a perfectionist when it comes to finishing.  He's also a keen photographer :)

His phone number is 537-2840, and his studio's close to town, on Mansell Road.…


Added by joanne montrichard on May 5, 2012 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Oregon Center for Photographic Arts

Saturday's Times Colonist in an article about Portland, Oregon touts Blue Sky, Portland's headquarters for the Oregon Center for Photographic Arts.  The web site:

I went the site and enjoyed thinking of what can be created in an urban environment.  If only we had the money and population for such an endeavor.

I then looked at the examples from the current exhibition and was not impressed.…


Added by Curt Firestone on May 5, 2012 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

Requests for photos for display at Embe Bakery.

I have received a request from the owners of Embe Bakery for photos to hang in their sub shop. They don't have a HD tv but have a bit of wall space for framed photos if anyone is interested. I said that I would put the word out to the photo club to see if anyone is  interested.

Added by David Bartle on May 4, 2012 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

Photos tell stories

This attachment is an extraordinary 7 minute photo shoot. Click on the first photo and the photo shoot will begin and will illustrate each photograph sequentially. The photographer explains his shots on audio.…


Added by Curt Firestone on May 2, 2012 at 10:35pm — 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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