Uri Cogan's Blog (14)

High quality paper rolls

For health and other reasons I got rid of my my 17" Epson printer and have some High Quality inkjet paper rolls, 17" wide, wanting to be put to good use.

1. Red River Polar Pearl Metallic 1770 app. 20ft.            $25.00

2. Epson Exhibition Canvas Satin app. 16 ft.                 $30.00

3. Epson enhanced Matt Paper…


Added by Uri Cogan on August 6, 2021 at 10:31am — No Comments

Eclectic Visions Panorama

See the entire (almost) show in an interactive panorama at:

Also right-click or hit Option on a Mac to see alternate views of that panorama.

Added by Uri Cogan on June 19, 2017 at 4:35pm — 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

Beyond the ordinary

I've been following the work of the French photographer Jean Fracois Rauzier for some years now. He creates very detailed photo-collage panoramas that you can navigate with the mouse or by pressing buttons.

Link to his 'City Never Sleeps':


His website:…


Added by Uri Cogan on February 23, 2016 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

THE LAB: DECOY - A portrait session with a twist

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it.
To prove this we invited six photographers to a portrait session with a twist. ‘Decoy’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens.

Click to see Video

Added by Uri Cogan on February 13, 2016 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments

Super bird photos

Stunning photos of birds, with edited backgrounds - from National Geographic

Link: http://tinyurl.com/or2l4yz

Added by Uri Cogan on July 12, 2015 at 12:02pm — 2 Comments

Amazing photographer.

Thousands of negatives bought at an auction reveal the work of Vivian Maier, a woman who worked as a caregiver and left a legacy of app. 100,000 negatives from New York and Chicago in the 1950's and 60's.

Link to her site:


Added by Uri Cogan on July 7, 2015 at 11:41pm — 1 Comment

Town without faces

What happens when the faces are obscured to direct attention to the surroundings?


See: Hide and Seek

Added by Uri Cogan on May 4, 2015 at 5:52pm — 2 Comments

National Geographic Seminar in Seattle!



Added by Uri Cogan on January 29, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

How to Choose the Right Image File Format for Print

Excellent article, perhaps more than what you need to know, but still, excellent.



Added by Uri Cogan on April 2, 2014 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Susan Cogan Performs!

Susan Cogan, a club member, will be performing at the Salt Spring Vineyards on Friday, Sept 13 between 2-4pm.   151 Lee Road at the 1700 block Fulford Ganges Rd.

Added by Uri Cogan on September 10, 2013 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

Vacation photo project

Zoe Grindea, an Israeli Photographer facing school holidays, engaged her children in a project to create one photo a day that will express that day's experience. The children took to it enthusiastically, devising props and contributing ideas.  

The project can be seen it two parts. The text is in Hebrew that may look weird on your screen; just ignore it and scroll down to see the photos.

Part 1: …


Added by Uri Cogan on September 5, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Giga-pixel view from Mt. Bruce

On Saturday I went to Bruce Peak (where the antenna farms are located) and shot a 184° panorama of the vista, from Gabriola Island to the north to Sidney Island to the South, with Salt Spring Island in the foreground and the Coast Mountains and Vancouver in the background.

Play with the control buttons, zoom in and out. Use the Full-Screen button


Click HERE to see the panorama




Added by Uri Cogan on July 11, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Foggy Day, Ganges Harbour


Added by Uri Cogan on March 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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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