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Digital projector and screen for sale

Here is a limited-time offer as described by Gwen McDonald:

1. HIgh end projector, NEC-MP60. Plugs into a computer, Brand new, hardly used. New $1320.00.  She is asking $400.00. 
2. Screen that sits on the floor and pulls up for viewing. DA-Lite, 60 inch deluxe screen with carrying case. Also hardly used. New $367 (screen) and $80 for case. Asking $180 for both.  
If interested, contact…

Added by Doug McMillin on August 17, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

August Slideshow





Added by Doug McMillin on August 12, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Fall Fair: Call for Volunteers

From Judy McPhee

To all photo club members and friends,

The Fall Fair dates this year are September 18th & 19th (Sat/Sun) and the theme is "Past, Present and Future... A Focus on Agriculture". Alane Lalonde is my co-coordinator this year and we both will be there all week setting up and all weekend monitoring the photography section. 

It would be great to get to…


Added by Doug McMillin on August 12, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

July Meeting

There were 19 participants at the July Zoom meeting.

Judy McPhee talked about photography club participation in this year's Fall Fair, happening on Sept. 18 and 19. There will be some changes from previous years. There will be no people's choice award to eliminate touching pens, etc. No word as to wearing masks will be required.

Please contact Judy at if you can help with any of the following times:

Wed. 15th-- 3-5, 5-7:30 to receive photos



Added by Doug McMillin on July 17, 2021 at 6:21pm — 2 Comments

June Meeting

June Slideshow: Macro Photography…


Added by Doug McMillin on June 10, 2021 at 1:30pm — No Comments

About Close-up Lenses

One of the simplest approaches to macro photography is the close-up lens, a lens that fastens to the front of a regular camera lens. A close-up lens allows one to get closer to a subject, closer than the camera could otherwise focus at. The subject then appears larger. 

Below is an example using two close-up lenses: a Canon 500D and a Cinevate…


Added by Doug McMillin on May 18, 2021 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

May Meeting

Member Slideshow

"Black and White"…


Added by Doug McMillin on May 13, 2021 at 1:22pm — No Comments

April Meeting

Member Slideshow

Composite Images

Multiple exposures, overlays, ICM…


Added by Doug McMillin on February 12, 2021 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

May Meeting

May 12 Meeting Minutes

(Anna McColm)

There were 20 participants for may's zoom Club meeting.

The deadline for submitting photos to this year's Eclectic Visions virtual show has come and gone! It was May 15th but I'm sure there's still time to beg an entry if the dates slipped your…


Added by Doug McMillin on January 14, 2021 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments


Fernwood Dock Diamonds (Doug McMillin)    

A letter posted in early…


Added by Doug McMillin on September 22, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Photographic Events in the Time of COVID (2021)


Social restrictions moved local photographers onto the internet more than ever to exhibit their work. The Salt Spring Photography Club's annual June event, Eclectic Visions, was first held online in 2020. Click below to visit:



Added by Doug McMillin on September 22, 2020 at 12:00pm — 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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