June 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Camping & Photography workshop

The SS Photo Club has received an announcement of the Photo Workshop & camping outing near Kamloops.  End of August.  $395.  

If you are interested in more information; send me a note and I will forward the email to you.


Added by Curt Firestone on June 30, 2012 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

Mini Train Photo Shoot

Mr. Benson has confirmed our Sunday Photo Shoot of his Mini Train Display. The times will be the same as last week - meet at Moby's parking lot at 12:30 PM and then proceed to is facility. Car pooling would probably make things more convenient, and will the people who are still interested e-mail me to re-confirm their presence. I need to let Mr. Benson know about how many to expect as his wife has offered to provise "refeshments".


As stated last week - if you don't have a…


Added by Cliff Kelly on June 25, 2012 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

New Mini Train Date Shoot

I am arranging for our Mini Train shoot to be on next Sunday - Canada Day _ at the suggestion of the train proprietor and feedback from some of our members. Please wtach these  blogs for confirmation.

Added by Cliff Kelly on June 24, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

FYI Sigma lens Day announcement

Greetings all

My name is John and I am the manager of the Kerrisdale Cameras here in Victoria, and we have an event coming up that some of your members might be interested in attending on Saturday July 28th from 1-5pm that I would like for you to all share with your membership if you could please. 

We will be hosting a a demo day on most of the Pro-Sigma Lenses, and we will have a bunch of them along with the Sigma sales reps in to show you the lenses and tell you about them…


Added by Curt Firestone on June 23, 2012 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Mini Train Shoot

Mr. Benson has just contacted me to request a postponement of our shoot tomorrow beause of predicted inclement weather. He suggests that we postpone to next weekend. I am okay with that right now but that is July1 - Canada Day and I need to know how the remainder of the shoot members feel. Perhaps we can postpone to a futre Sunday? - maybe two weeks??



Added by Cliff Kelly on June 23, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Mini Railroad Shoot Sunday June 24, 2012

I just received confirmation from Phillip Benson for our mini railroad shoot on Sunday. He also added that the washroom is in his home and that his wife would be providing "refreshments". I think that inclement weather would not be too much of a challenge so we should be prepared to go in in any event.


The people I have listed to go are:

Rachel Page

Patty Page


Ernie Westlund and Spouse

Heather Webb

Spouses/companions are welcome…


Added by Cliff Kelly on June 19, 2012 at 3:25pm — 3 Comments

Minutes of June 13 meeting...

SSI Photo Club

June 13, 2012  - Minutes


1.  Opening remarks: Curt gave some quick comments on the EV – things are going very well and it is being received by the viewers with a great deal of enthusiasm and delight.  It is varied and wonderful…. Everyone should be proud….

2.  New Members were introduced and welcomed:  Marguerite Lee, Gerardine Charlton, Monika Huser, Juliana Slomka, Douglas Wahisten…


Added by Margaret C. Benmore on June 17, 2012 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Erroneous e-mails

I am just recovering from a gigantic computer glitch and scam with the help pf MSN. If anyone received an unusual e-mail from me during that time please disregard. I did correspond with a few of you about photo shoots- but - again - if any of the information you received from me is weird - that's not me.

Added by Cliff Kelly on June 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Mini Railroad Photo Shoot

Our newest opportunity to go to a shoot here on the island at a very unique and easy to access site.

Mr. Philllip Benson, the creator of this site has kindly offered us, fee free, an opprtunity to photo his unique model train layout. His trains go from an inside display to a very creative outdoor environment and should be very photographable and offer some unusual shooting. We can go almost any time - but he thinks that maybe Sundays would be better beause his display is open six days…


Added by Cliff Kelly on June 15, 2012 at 6:21pm — 2 Comments

Raptor Center Photo Shoot

Now that the weather is getting a little better I would like to re-establish a list of interested persons to go off-island to Duncan to the Raptor center for a shoot. PLease e-mail me your name and preference of times - week days or weekends. Projecting ahead - this weekend is Father's day not a good time for me),next weekend is Velo Village time, the weekend after that will be Canada DAy with the 4th of July to follow so I think we will be looking a time after the 4th of July  so please…


Added by Cliff Kelly on June 15, 2012 at 6:05pm — 3 Comments

Country Grocer August, 2012

It is our turn again at the Country Grocer Deli and ANna McColm has asked for three of the available spots so we now have three left. Please let me know as soon as you can and if anyone has any questions about protocol please e-mail me also.We usually hang our images on the night before the first of the month at about  7:00 PM.


Added by Cliff Kelly on June 15, 2012 at 5:58pm — 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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