SSI PHOTO CLUB

April 10, 2013  - Minutes

 

OPENING REMARKS: Curt Firestone (el Presidente) is back from South and again has things hopping… thanks Curt we need a wrangler…  Though things did move along in his absence so he can feel free to take a break… 

 

NEW MEMBERS:  Pat Page - reported that we have between 85-90 renewals in membership for this new year…  which is like 85% of last years Club want to come out play some more…. That is just wonderful….  It is just great to have so many people playing .  

Welcome to our most recent new member…  Patricia Riverroll, Ross McLeod, tomas a. walker   

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:  Pat Page - brought good news… we don’t have any outstanding debts and we have $1700 in the bank…  Immediately there are about a million creative ways to spend it came up for discussion.  But cooler heads prevailed and there is discussion of an improved screen for our shows… 

 

BUSINESS ITEMS: 

Club Screen Options…  Bob Rogers -  spoke to the options available to us ( buy our own or rent from Parks or library).  He outlined the pro’s and con’s of each…. There was a lively discussion and the consensus seemed to be – yes let’s buy it  and it needs to be portable to travel with us--- but  ---  lets look a bit deeper and run some comparison tests….  So that will continue at the May meeting…  Thanks you guys for all of the research and analysis --- it is nice to have those techy folk.. bless them… from a technically challenged user…

 

Fundraising Idea:  Wendy Rosier – presented to the group a thought for consideration – she has been asked repeatedly for copies of the video show shows she produces which play at Harbour House and Lady Minto  --- people would like our taste of SaltSpring… 

If you haven’t seen them drop into Lady Minto waiting room or Harbour House to see them… they are lovely island photographers by many of the members of the PhotoClub… they are really beautiful…

She put forward the idea of selling these as a fundraiser for the PhotoClub… there seemed to be a great deal of interest in the idea and … Of course - again no shortage of what to spend the funds on --- scholarships for members, youth or community in general for Photographically oriented educational experiences was one of the ideas… there were many others… all of them good and interesting to discuss…

Wendy will take the project another level and bring it to the membership again… and let’s see where it goes…  It is a wonderful opportunity to show off our Island and as an aside the Photography talent that is available here….   Thanks Wendy --- let’s do it…

 

Eclectic Visions:  Curt Firestone reminded us that it was that time of year again…. time to think of Big Time show for the Club…

The show will be at ArtSpring from June 27th to July 7th…  Curt has posted everything on the site --- all the requirements for registration and for hanging… the when’s where’s and how’s…. Come on out and let’s show the world what we can do…. The previous Club shows have always been wonderful and getting better each year --- so lets really take it out there this year….  Everyone is welcome to participate in this show…

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS/OPPORTUNITIES:

 

New Venue --- Pemberton Holmes Reality is looking for images to hang in their conference room for the months of May/June -  it is a great captive audience making the decisions of their lives… we are thinking SSI images that will interest people in the island and its unique culture…  Patti Speed is the contact person there patti@pattispeed.com

 

 “All Things SaltSpring” Website  jOnsei tells us that it is still going strong and that he now also has his SaltSpring Treats Baskets available at the Saturday Market…  they are wonderful and varied --- a great opportunity to share the bounty of the islands with those special people in your life…. Or you guests…   It is a lovely way to meet and experience the Island… well done jOnesi…

 

Embe’s  Bakery Café:

Doug McMillin and Avril Kirby are here again –  More People….   These guys have an endless supply of wonderful people shots --- so keep dropping in - the show changes and new characters are brought to centre stage…   Both Doug and Avril are very talented in capturing a very human and compassionate soul in their portraits… well done guys…

 

Fernwood Cafe:   is presently showing Rob Corbin until the 13th and then it will be  GISS student and FRC employee extraordinaire, Tatjana Horucki will be presenting her work.  Her reception will be from 2-4 on Sunday   Good Luck Tatjana --- we can’t wait to see what you are doing… 

 

Great opportunity in a lovely location, wonderful coffee and goodies…

Contact Jennifer Shaw info@fernwoodcafe.co  or drop by the Fernwood Café corner of Fernwood, N. Beach and Walker Hook – treat yourself…

 

Roasters Café:  (Country Grocers)  Cliff looking for contributor’s for  the coming months…  so take this opportunity to show those coffee shop folk just what our world looks like…   it is really interesting to listen to people talking about the work on the walls… there is no end of opinions and discussion going on…

 

If you are interested in showing in this venue contact Cliff Kelly  gykelly2@hotmail.com – he is interested in lining up participants for next years calendar  – it takes about 6 - 8 images and can be a solo or combined show….  So come on out and try it…

 

Penny’s Pantry:

Penny’s is funky and very busy location offering space to our Club members.  Drop in and check out the goodies Good high traffic to see your work and believe me, people there do look at the work very carefully and talk about it …

 

Gallery of Fine Arts:  LeeAnn Norgard upcoming show -Friday, April 26th-May 5th.  LeeAnn Norgard is a new artist in the gallery.

Reception Friday April 26th 5:00-7:00 pm – come out.

 

Lady Minto, and Harbour House Slideshows: Wendy Rosier reminded us that she is looking for images that show “ Summer ” on the island…  so start sorting through your thousand of SaltSpring summer images and forward you best to her… and she will do her magic…

 

Harbour House Wall Space

There is an opportunity for anyone interested in exhibiting their work at Harbour House (Lobby and Restaurant) they should contact Tanya at Harbour House for details and information

 

TJ Bean’s: if you are interested in showing in new venue for photographers please contact the manager… Dave Bartle announces in is Forum note that June, July, Oct and November are open at the moment… Thanks Dave for the heads up…  

 

Collaboration with the SaltSpring Tennis Association…. MCB       ( yours truly) …. would like to invite all of the members of the Photo Club to partake in a Fashion Shoot --- date yet to be determined – probably sometime in April/May ---

The plan is to have the Tennis Club members showing Tennis Fashion SSI style (which can be anything from traditional tennis gear, street tennis gear, punk, glamour, western… you name it – it will be totally unpredictable…

The Photo Club members –  are invited practice their people shooting to create images of this fashion extravaganza…. Some traditional but mostly as creative and lively as you can make them…  this is chance to play with a Fashion shoot… Honing Paparazzi skills…

The end goal is to produce a fundraising vehicles (notebook, jigsaw puzzles, or whatever for SSTA to help raise money for repaying the debt of Centre Court…( by the way if you haven’t seen Centre Court –it is a Community Court up at the Golf Course – Drop by and have a look or better yet come play some tennis with us…. It is amazing --- it makes even me look like a reasonable player…

Anyway I think it might be fun Shoot… promise tasties of some sort… I always feed my Playmates…   Stay tuned for further information and updates… if you would like to participate just let me know…. Or if you have any suggestions or questions  just email me at mcbenmore@saltspring.com   Thanks… MCB 

 

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

With the success of his March workshop Greg Klassen is doing another offering… stay tuned for further information about the where’s when’s and stuff….  This is the stuff that makes you really think  - that is in a fun way…   Chris Dixon will be happy to provide any information …

 

EVENING’S EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT….

 “ Colour Management “---- Brad Grigor from Turning Point Arts Gallery and Studio in Ladysmith and also an active member of the Ladysmith Photo Club was our guest speaker.  His website is  www.turningpointarts.com.  

Brad was discussing Colour Management  - the need for synchronizing the colour systems between:  your eye, your camera, your screen your printer, paper and inks… It was a fascinating presentation of the level of detail that has to be considered in each facet of the process – I really admire people who can do that and can think like that.  It was interesting and informative presentation...   Thanks  well done and thanks for coming to SSI Brad…

 

EVENING’S MEMBER’S SLIDE SHOW

Black & White Images

The images put forward were once again wonderful --- what a group of creative, thoughtful individuals… Some how being in black and white the images spoke in a softer wiser tones – they spoke of age, simplicity and majesty…  You have to go to the site to review or see for the first time the work of you fellow club members…  it is magic….  Well done all who submitted it was a beautiful show…

Oh!!!!   Simon the magic of your image was breathtaking… it only needed a Unicorn horn --- of maybe that is best in the imagination too … Great job… it is fun to see you playing…

 

NEXT MEETING:

Wed.  May 9, 2013   7-9 pm

  Portlock  Portable…

 

The Next Educational Component:   Sam Lightman will be the guest speaker --- a very talented and creative Islander and Club member who has shown extensively…   His work is the realm of creative artistry -  in that he takes his wonderful photographic images and uses a masterly light touch of technical skill to produce a very illusionary vision …. He will be inspiring to hear I am sure…. Come on out and see what you too can do with your images and the available computer assistance and a lot of patience/talent…   I am sure.. …. It is magic and lots of fun…

 

The Next Evening Slide Presentation 

“ PHOTOGRAPHS THAT HAVE WORDS “

Words either within their composition/subject or applied by the magic of technology…. See Bill Gardam’s explanation on the Club site --- he captures the whole idea very well….. or do whatever you want and share it…. Have fun and show us what you did…..  

Send your images to our Club funny man and techno wizard…. Doug McMillin djmcmouse@gmail.com

 

JUST A REMINDER:

As always if you find mistakes/omissions and such --- just speak up –post it for all to see in the comments area… it is totally unintentional and certainly not meant to offend anyone… all additions Welcome… Sometimes there is a slippage in memory and/or hearing…    

 

Cheers…    MCB

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Comment by Avril Kirby on April 18, 2013 at 6:38pm

Love your minutes--you write like you speak and I can hear them loud and clear in your voice.

Comment by Curt Firestone on April 13, 2013 at 8:20am

And to think...all that happened in just 2 hours.  WOW.

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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