Photography Club Minutes

MARCH 11, 2015

 

1.  Opening:   Wendy opened the meeting trying to get the attention of the rabble… what a group (approx. 27) of enthusiastic and friendly people… it makes for a fun evening…

We welcomed another new member Patricia Calvert and had a young visitor… Reign Ackerley…  nice to have you come, we look forward to having you come and play with us…

Simon Henson our evening’s guest speaker has had to beg off for the evening for health reasons… but hopefully he will be able to do the presentation on lens and Macro’s in the future…    Get well Simon, we are all sending our best wishes and love your way…

 

2.  Announcements: 

       GISS Mentoring program:  several of the club members have reported that the program is going well and that they are having fun and it sounds like the student is too… keep up the good work all…

 

       SaltSpring Cultural Round Table:  Wendy Rosier will be representing the Photographers and the Club at this discussion forum on the future of the island’s cultural scene… it is on March 19th… she will report back to us at the April meeting… stay tuned this could be lots of fun…

 

       Club Website:  Wendy informs us that the application used on our website “Ning” will be doing a major overhaul/update and the site has an opportunity to change with it… She is asking for any ideas, suggestions, wants, needs… and if possible help… Interested ???  Get involved !!!!  Help out !!!  She will be sending out an email next month so stay tuned…

  

       Eclectic Visions 2015:  Time: June 11-24

                                           Place:  Gallery 8, Grace Sq.

Avril reported that there are 30 participants signed up for EV 2015…  that is so great…  largest showing to date…

Avril has posted all of the EV 2015 Guidelines in the Forums section of our website… it is very clear and simple,  but if you have questions you can reach Avril at avek@telus.net

Dave Bartle has generously volunteered to construct some sandwich boards for the Clubs EV Publicity…  Thanks Dave you are super…

Bob, Wendy, Elehna and Bernadette volunteered easels if they are necessary… possibly for in front of windows…

Doug Wahlston has stepped up to the task for PR… thanks so much Doug…

EV 2015 Opening Reception will be similar to last years, managed by the ever capable Fifi and contributions from all... don’t forget we are known for the Best Opening Reception on the Island… so we have a tradition to uphold…

Wine service… Avril will be talking with the Uptown Liguor store who worked with us last year so generously…

Wendy briefly spoke about pricing your work – reminding us that our images/experience and labours are WORTH something, so DO NOT undersell yourself or your work…  Her rule of thumb is…  Costs X 2 or 3 or 4 depending on what you are comfortable with…

 

       Membership Dues:  are now due for 2015 - $20 – best investment on the island, great entertainment and great people  … please get them to Pat Page as soon as possible…

 

       Free Series on the Art of Photography:  Gregg Klassen will be offering “ Why Photography “…  on the 2nd Sunday of each month --- 2-3:30 at the Library… next one will be April 12 … tentatively, on the “ connection between experimentation with camera controls and experimentation with artistic intentions “...

These sessions are really thought provoking and start you thinking about why you do photography and why you like to capture or create images… he challenges us to examine the subject from different perspective

 

3. Now Showing: 

       ArtSpring:   Here’s Looking at You…  until March 29th, be sure to stop by and check it out several of our members are showing…    Late Breaking news:   Congratulations!!!  Doug McMillin who won the $1000 prize at the Here’s Looking at You exhibition…   cookies are on your Doug at the next month’s meeting…  Maggie Argiro who got an honourable mention! 

Well done all Photo Club members who entered and were accepted, your works are a fine representation of our club's many talented Photographers.   It is a good show and well worth seeing.

       Pemberton Holmes:  now showing the work of Larry Melious – wonderful island photographer, Larry plays with light in a most extraordinary way… drop by to view his images of the island…   

       Country Grocer Café Gallery: Judy McPhee is showing a riot of floral, sort of a CanCan of images… … beautiful… until March 31…

Cliff still has the November slot empty for anyone who is interested… one or two people… speak up, this is your opportunity to show in the big leagues on SaltSpring… a very decerning audience at Country Grocers… contact Cliff at  gykelly@hotmail.com   

       TJ Beans:  will be featuring the work of Avril Kirby in April…  she will be  showing work from her recent trip to China… Do drop in for a treat and peak… her work is always worth a viewing…

       Fernwood Café:  Bill Underwood is showing from March 15 to April 11 The show is a snapshot for Prairie architecture and the disappearing small town…  A lovely sensitive show with a very soft pallet… so venture out to the far north for a cuppa/treat… and a look at his work…

Elehna de Sousa will be showing April 12 to May 16

Tatjana will be showing from May 17 to June 13…  

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: Due to ill health Simon’s presentation on Lens has been postponed to a later date…

Doug McMillin presented a short overview of the club slide management system and the workings of our wonderful new HH screen… he even made it work without his computer – just from a USB stick… Wow isn’t technology wonderful… isn’t he wonderful too…  So now Doug can rest assured that we have him covered if he can’t make it… well sort of…

 

5.  Evening Show/Challenge…   The Challenge of the month was multi-faceted “ Feet/Macro/Kitchen” and somehow “ Reflections “ got thrown into the equation… so it was a challenging mix that harvested some wonderfully imaginative work... The prize for the most inclusive image of the evening has to go to Doug McMillin as he managed to have Feet, Reflection and his Kitchen floor all in one image… not bad…

It is wonderful to see the work shown by the members…   it just seems to get more and more striking… and we can certainly raise to ANY challenge… well done all !!!   Let’s see what you can do next month…

If you would like to see the evening’s show again…  Doug has posted it on our website… show your friends and families… it is super…

 

6.  Next Meeting:  Wednesday, April 8, 2015

                           Harbour House…  7:00 pm

 

7.  The Challenge for next month:  “ Challenging Your Creativity… “   the challenge was hijacked by Margaret Benmore… presenting an approach to exercising your Creative juices… stretching your imagination and flexing your visual boundaries…  The instructions for this challenge are on the website under Blog Posts “April’s Challenge”…  Props were given out, and others chose to get their own props…   Go out there and just have fun, play, and really enjoy your own private shoot….  Go for it…  

 

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 for your patience...

Cheers… MCB 

 

 

 

 

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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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