June 2016 Blog Posts (7)

Content Aware cropping comes to Photoshop

Exciting stuff, here's the LINK

Added by Colton Prevost on June 27, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

8 days until D810 & 70-200 giveaway draw

Entering the draw via > this link < also gives me an additional 5 entries.. ;)
(If you enter be sure to hit the confirmation link they email or it doesn't count)

Good luck! Prize is worth $5000+

Added by Colton Prevost on June 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Minutes, meeting of June 8th 2016

SSI Photography Club


June 8th 2016


Introduction of new members: Jude Oliver; Brenda  Bowes


Current member shows:

Jana Zachariou, Kim Stewart, Bob Rogers at Salt Spring Gallery

Curt Firestone, with former club member Tom Gilligan at Fernwood cafe


Eclectic Visions update by Jana Zachariou:

- Kudos to Maggie…


Added by Gwen McDonald on June 19, 2016 at 10:36pm — 1 Comment

Eclectic Visions - panorama

An interactive panorama of the Eclectic Visions show is at: www.uricogan.com/EV1 or via the link on the Photos page.

For the technically minded - It's taken with 4 shots, 90° apart, Nikon f800e with an 10.5mm shaved fisheye lens on a Nodal Ninja pano head. Each shot taken 5 times with shutter speeds 1/30-1/500 Sec. at f8 and merged to HDR in Photomatix Pro. Stitched in PTGui Pro…


Added by Uri Cogan on June 15, 2016 at 9:07am — 5 Comments

Show sitting

[I  have always sat our eclectic vision shows as often as I could and even asked to be "on call" if someone could not make it, Sadly I will have to vacate the times I had signed up for this year because I have another commitment with my wife who is seriously ill. I thought I had mentioned this to Wendy and Jana but perhaps they did not understand what I was saying. A thousand pardons and I hope there will be coverages in my absence. It is a great experience - even if you do not have images…


Added by Cliff Kelly on June 12, 2016 at 6:48pm — 3 Comments

Power-user tip; Full screen image on mouse hover

I've been using this handy Firefox addon for awhile now. It displays a thumbnail's full size while hovering over with the mouse.


Added by Colton Prevost on June 12, 2016 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Documentary of Erwin Blumenfeld

For those of you who like documentaries on famous photographers, I watched this one last night on TVO.org 'The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women - Erwin Blumenfeld' unbelievable photographs taken in the early part of the 20th century.  His photographs grace 'VOGUE' magazines and Harper's Bazaar.

TVO is a free internet site that shows lots of Documentaries on various subjects.  

Added by Judy H McPhee on June 2, 2016 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

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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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