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 mind.

On May 25th the Victoria Camera Club has organized a talk on macro photography with Don Komarechka. Kahsia highly recommends him and, since Macro is our next month's challenge, it is a pertinent subject to look in to. You have to register and there is a fee attached (probably $5) and it will be from 7pm - 9pm. Once registered you will get a zoom link invitation after noon on the 25th.

For our June meeting Kahsia has invited Cole Thompson to speak to us. He will speak about black and white fine art photography. Pierre suggested extending an invite to members of Photosynthesis for a $5 fee.

Avril Kirby is showing photos (with an umbrella theme) in the Country Grocer cafe for the month of May. Pierre is having a black and white retrospective show in the library room in June.

Timmy Gibbon and Simon Henson presented excellent talks on B&W photography, illustrating their points with interesting photos.

Doug presented the club's 40 slides on B&W photography.

Next month's challenge is Macro.

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Comment by Avril Kirby on May 19, 2021 at 11:25am

Thanks Anna!

Comment by Avril Kirby on January 16, 2021 at 10:24am

Thanks Doug and Anna for posting this, good to go back over it afterwards and I like the slide show being attached to the minutes. Well done.

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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