Colton Prevost's Blog (8)

Handy free flash diffuser

Added by Colton Prevost on December 29, 2016 at 11:05am — 2 Comments

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

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.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/imagus/

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

Canadian photography equipment price hike, April 1st.

To those of you unaware and have your eye on a shiny new piece of equipment, be warned that prices in Canada are due to increase up to 30% April 1st, following the low dollar.

I recommend using http://www.photoprice.ca/ to find the best deals on new gear.

Added by Colton Prevost on March 22, 2016 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

For Sale: Tokina 12-28 Lens (for Nikon) ~ $500 (Reduced)





Mint condition; has taken under 500 pictures. Upgraded to FX soon after buying so didn’t get much use.

Comes with box, unused warranty (3 months remaining), front/back caps, hood, and 77mm Hoya HMC UV filter. Was not used without filter so element is pristine. Paid $740.

May consider trade for current version Nikon 1.4x teleconverter (TC-14E…

Continue

Added by Colton Prevost on March 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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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