Curt Firestone's Blog – January 2014 Archive (2)

Chamber to buy Club Photos

The SSI Chamber is in the process of purchasing four DVDs (in USB form) from the Club.  They are purchasing one for each season.

It is their intent to go through the images to see if they want any of them for their Visitor's Guide.  They print 50,000 copies of the guide for wide distribution.   Since each club member owns their own images and since the DVD images are not in proper resolution for printing, the Chamber of Commerce (Janet Clouston, manager) will contact you with…


Added by Curt Firestone on January 24, 2014 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments

Photo editing programs

In today's internet world, there are many different photo editing programs.  Photoshop has become the common name for all of them.  How do they differ?  What are their strengths? weaknesses?  Some cost more; some are free?  Some have more bells and whistles and some are bare bones.

While photo editing program do you use?  

Would you enjoy presenting your program to club members at a regular meeting?

Based on conversations at coffee and locales, we thought…


Added by Curt Firestone on January 21, 2014 at 3:20pm — 3 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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