Happy New Year !!!!!

Photography Club Minutes

 January 14, 2015

Happy New Year !!!

 

1.  Opening:   Wendy Rosier opened the meeting with a Happy New Year to all…

We have a new member Michelle Barszcz – welcome to our playgroup… come on out and join the fun…

Susan Cogan is a returning member, nice to have you among us again…

We also had a couple of young visitors – Pat Page’s grandsons… we hope you learn to enjoy photography as much as we all do… your Grandmother will be a great teacher…

2.  Announcements: 

       GISS Mentoring program:  Bob Fenske outlined for us the approach that the new GISS mentoring program will take and he is asking for anyone with interest in mentoring to contact him…

The program basically will be offering a student a selection of photography content areas, for example; Macro, Street shooting, Portraiture, Post production, camera skills, lighting and anything else that the mentors have to offer… Each student will have 32 hours, which will be broken up into units or blocks according to their interest/passion… A mentor or mentors will work with students in areas of their interest or passion…

Wendy Rosier and Bob will be sending out a full description of the program and the mentor requirements in the near future… so keep an eye open… it is a wonderful opportunity not only teach someone, but also to develop your own skills…  

GISS is offering a program on how to mentor for those interesting in working with students on various projects… if you are interested contact Wendy Rosier at wrosier@gmail.com 

 

       Eclectic Visions:  Well it is time to start thinking about Eclectic Visions again… our annual Showcase… It is time to start the planning and looking at the lessons learned and the new vision for the show… remember this year it is an entirely new setting… Gallery 8 in Grace Point…   Volunteer to be part of the process it is lots of fun and you will be working together with great people to put on a terrific show…

Also think about the work you want to Showcase…

Avril will be sending out information soon and calling for volunteers… so jump in, get involved…

 

       Wendy’s Call for Spring:  Wendy Rosier is getting into the production of the CD for Spring… she will be sending out an email with a request for submissions soon… so start collecting your best island Spring images…  Spring on our island is so special… let’s show the world just how beautiful it is…

These CD’s are now shown at 4 locations on the island:  Harbour House, Fritz Movie Theatre, two locations within Lady Minto and they are being sold at 2 locations in town… Harbour House and TJ’s

This is a particularly good time to send island images to your friends back East… they love it…

 

       Membership Dues:  are now due for 2015 - $20 – best investment on the island, great entertainment and great people  … please send them to Pat Page or give them to her at the meeting in Feb. 

 

       Free Series on the Art of Photography:  Gregg Klassen will be offering a new series “ Why Photography “…  the 2nd Sunday of each month --- 2-3:30 at the Library…

If the last series was any indication it promises to be thought provoking and stimulate your views of Art and of Photography…

 

3. Now Showing: 

 

      ArtSpring Lobby Show: Maggie Argiro, Bob Rogers and Wendy Rosier did a wonderful job of hanging the ArtSpring Lobby Show --- it looks Great!!!!   The work submitted by the club members is first class, imaginative and beautifully presented… Be sure to drop by for a look…

Please don’t forget to pick up your work Sunday, Feb. 1, 10 am to 12 noon… 

      

       TJ’s: Judy McPhee is showing at TJ’s this month, so be sure to drop by for a warm cuppa and enjoy her work… always something beautiful…

       Special note:  TJ’s sells our Club CD so if you are looking for a gift to send to friends off island… why not show them our island home at its finest as taken by your friends…

       Harbour House:  Presently Peter Oosterweghel is showing at HH… It is a show that makes you look at things just a little differently and wonder how does he do that… Go have a look it is fun and very, very interesting…

       Country Grocer Café Gallery:  January show features the work of our own Cliff Kelly… It is a lovely show of Cliff’s birds… boy does he do birds beautifully… drop by for a look next time you are in the deli area…  

Cliff will be sending out a notice of the openings available for 2015 or you can give him a call/email if you are interested… CG is always fun because they have very participatory viewers… do your own show or team up with someone… it is fun…

       Fernwood Café: The café is closed until mid January… call Jennifer after that if you are interested in reserving some show time for 2015/16… it is a great venue…

If you know of other shows in town… add them on to this blog or better yet post it on the event section of our website… Let us all know what you have found and enjoyed…. 

 

4. Educational Segment:  Doug McMillin did a wonderful presentation “Mirrorless Camera: A Small Revolution “ Doug’s talk took us on a historical journey through the advent of the camera and the introduction of the mirror, right through todays technologies which are swinging back again to the Mirrorless Camera… The presentation was wonderfully clear as Doug used lots of simple clear illustrations to demonstrate the progression/development… Doug has also posted Blog on our website covering the evenings presentation…   Thanks Doug…

 

5.  Evening Show/Challenge…  the theme for the evening was “Adventure, Excitement or Chaos” and boy did we bring it to the screen… what fun… lots of energy in the evenings images… If you would like to see them again they are posted on the website under Blogs “January Slideshow” … enjoy… 

 

6.  Next Meeting:  Wednesday, February 11, 2015

                           Harbour House…  7:00 pm

 

7.  The Challenge for next month:  “ First Light” – okay !!! the first challenge here is to get up early enough to capture “First Light”… the second challenge is to get a great image for your efforts… Doug has posted a great description of this challenge on our website… have a read… or create your own interpretation… have at it, have a good time playing with the light… and get your images in to Doug preferably a day or two before the deadline... let's be fair Doug needs some time to do his magic to pull together a show that always makes us all look pretty darn good... so try and get you images to him at least on time... 

 

Editorial aside: If you have any comments, corrections or additions please feel free --- all help is welcome…

I would like to encourage all club members to take part in the conversations on the website --- they are interesting and endlessly informative…  Share your pictures with the club on the site – you know we all love to look at images and it would give us a chance to get to know a little bit about you …  let’s participate…

Thanks 

Cheers… MCB 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Curt Firestone on January 22, 2015 at 3:12pm

All that in one meeting....wow.

Thanks

Comment by Avril Kirby on January 22, 2015 at 1:42pm

Thanks, Marg--encouraging and light-hearted as usual.

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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