Minutes from June 10th SS Photo Club Meeting

Salt Spring Photography Club Minutes June 10th, 2015

minutes taken by Judy 

7:00 pm

18 people attended meeting.

Wendy opened meeting with welcoming new member Colleen Barnes Horel.

also welcomed guest visitor Roger Brunt

Reminder that new or recent members without photo of themselves on website, please post photo so we can recognize you.

This months member photo shows:

June 1 - 28 - at Barbs Buns - Ramona Lam

June 1 - 30 - Harbour House - Sam Lightman & Maureen Milburn

June 14 - July 11 - Fernwood Cafe - Denise Okan

June 24 - 30  ArtSpring - 'Two Lads and a Lady'  Curt Firestone, Tom Gilligan, Maggie Argiro

An email went around a few weeks ago requesting the club to submit photos of flowers to put up around town. Wendy has not heard from the organizers, she will request for more information.

Brian Hartley will host it's 3rd 'Cycle of Life Tour' in support of hospice care.  There will be a overnight stay on SSI at the farmers institute and there might be a chance for photographers to take photos during the event.  See post of website 'Cycle of Life Tour'

watched a short from youtube - College Humor episode 'Look at this instagram' a parody by Nickelback 

Curt Firestone - talked on 'What we want in Education'

Curt handed out a survey to be filled out to get ideas from members on what we would like to have as presenters or workshops for meetings.  Please fill out ASAP and return by email, the box at the Apple Photo, coffee mornings, or at EV.

Group discussed examples of workshops/presentations ie) photoshop, difference between RAW and JPG, Question panel forum, specific photographers discussing their talents, etc.

THEME for JULY - DRY

Avril reminded everyone of Eclectic Visions reception is at 5 - 8 at Gallery 8 upstairs, please bring finger food for reception, set up is between 4 - 5 pm.    If you bring a plate, please put your name on them and remember to take your plates by the end of the night.  There will be platers from Country Grocer and Local Wine supplied by Uptown Liquor Store.

The slide show 'Experimental' was shown and meeting adjourned at 8:30pm

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Comment by Avril Kirby on June 14, 2015 at 7:39am

Well done, Judy.

Comment by Curt Firestone on June 12, 2015 at 7:26am

One add on...if you put the survey in the Apple Photo box please let me know so I can pick it up.

Thanks, Judy.

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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