The next meeting is
April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our speaker will be Bob Belhouse, an artistic photographer from Ladysmith. Below is a link to his Website. Bob ‘s presentation should be both inspirational and educational.
Here is a little bit about Bob:
Bob has been shooting photographs seriously for about 60 years; beginning in his early teens. He began drawing and painting earlier than that. After many years of struggling with painting (mainly oil on canvass) he gave it up about 30 years ago and paid full attention to his photography.
In 2003, he made the quantum leap from film to digital photography. While having spent many, many enjoyable hours toiling in the darkroom refining techniques and experimenting with media to create the perfect image, he finds the almost infinite flexibility of the “computer darkroom” to be exhilarating as well as challenging.
When shooting photos, he often already knows how he wants the finished product to look. His computer hosts a digital palette of about 400 programs (Photoshop-compatible plugin filters) that can enhance an image in one way or another and combines a few to as many as 25 to 30 such techniques in layers to achieve the result he is looking for. Often, he tries to make an image appear to be a painting… what he calls PhotoImpressionism.
In order to capture the “artistic reality” of what he felt when he took the picture, Bob believes he reserves the right to use the tools at his disposal to creatively enhance the image to achieve the feeling he is trying to express.
Time permitting, we will show Geri Reamer’s presentation from her Iceland trip.
April 18th, 2017.
An evening of learning all about Astro Photography. Chris Boar, president of the Nanaimo Astronomy Club and Tony Puerzer (vice president) will once again teach us about this interesting and challenging topic.
May 2nd, 2017.
Wally Chinn and his wife Alison will be presenting a very interesting travelogue and education about the polar bear domain in Churchill, Manitoba.
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