Harbour City Photography Club Foto Fun Fair

Here is the program for the 2019 Foto Fun Fair.
When: October 26, 2019 – 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Alliance Church

1609 Meredith Rd (corner of Meredith and Boundary)

Cost: $ 25 for HCPC Members, $ 35 for non-members

Tickets are now available from our treasurer
Maggie Tilley (email:  treasurer@hcpclub.ca)

To bring: Books, magazines, equipment that you want to share or sell. Bring a  lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

8:30 – 9:00 Set-up and prep (committee and helpers)
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, orientation, coffee/tea, set up items to share/sell
9:30 – 10:45 Session I (75 min)

Room 1 – Foto Fun: Critters in the Clouds (Bill)
Room 2 – The Passenger Photographer (Sonja)

10:45 – 11:05 Break (20 min)
11:05 – 12:20 Session II (75 min)

Room 1 – An Introduction  To The Pep Ventosa Technique  (Brad)
Room 2 – Urban Photography – Focus on Montreal (Brian)

12:20 – 13:00 Lunch break / share/ sell / visit
13:00 – 14:15 Session III (75 min)

Room 1 – Abstract Madness (David)
Room 2 – NIK Software (Irene)

14:15 – 14:25 Break (20 min)
14:25 – 15:40 Session IV (75 min)

Room 1 – Black and White (Sucha)
Room 2 – “An Introduction to Macro Photograph” (John)

15:40 – 17:00 Wrap-up/feedback/Visiting and Clean-up

John Anderson
Title: “An Introduction to Macro Photograph”
There’s many uses for macro photography, including the thrill of enlarging things (e.g.,
flowers, insects, feathers, coins, stamps) to show unnoticed features, but also in the
photographic work of hobbyists and product marketing. Don’t have a macro lens?
There’s more than one way to create macros – especially for subjects to which you’d
rather not have close encounters. Come and learn some tips and tricks in this exciting
area of photography.
John can’t recall a time in his childhood when his father wasn’t taking pictures and
developing them in a darkroom in the family’s basement. Perhaps that’s why his
interest in photography surfaced in 2002 when digital cameras reached the consumer
After retiring in 2013 from 25 years of teaching and administrative duties in the
Criminology Department at Vancouver Island University, he devoted more time to
seeing the world through the lens. His main interests today are capturing birds in flight,
landscape images that touch the soul, and more recently, portrait photography.

David Andrews
Title: “Abstract Madness”
To be presented in 2 parts.
First part, creating your own abstract in camera; ICM, macro, mixed subject matter.
Second part, editing a regular shot that meets the criteria for a good abstract, in
Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.
I purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D5300 in 2015.
Joined the HCPC in 2017
Participated in a number of in house competitions/challenges. Enjoy all avenues of photography, macro, animals, landscape, etc., not nailed down to
one aspect of photography.
Discovered abstract about 8 months ago, when playing around with newly acquired
Photoshop. Found it fun and challenging.

Brian Clemens
Title: “Urban Photography —Focus on Montreal”

We regularly visit Montreal (my wife’s home town) and it is one of my favourite sub-
jects. I have had the opportunity to do two night photography workshops in Montreal with professional photographer Marko Kulik, and some of the images shown today
come from those sessions.
The format of the presentation will be to show some of my images of Montreal, and
talk about them in the context of Architecture, Night Photography, Street Photography,
Travel, etc. Audience participation will be encouraged.


I have been taking pictures (on and of) for most of my adult life, starting with an Olym-
pus OM-1 in 1979. I joined my first photography club as a founding member of the

Harbour City Photography Club in the early 1990’s, have been president of the Lady-
smith Camera Club, and have now returned to the HCPC.

I don’t concentrate on any one particular area of photography. My wife and I like to hike and travel, so many of my best images come when when doing one of those activities
 Some also come right of my back deck.

Sonja MacDougall
Title: “The Passenger Photographer”

Have you ever been stuck in vehicle watching the beautiful scenery go by thinking wow I wish I could take a picture or just bored of sitting there …Passenger photography will offer techniques to capture those moments as they fly by you., as well offer ideas to pass the time and use different methods of capturing pictures, taking advantage of having your own personal driver. You may not want to drive again or may just encourage people to take you for drives so you can sit and click away!!!
Outline of what you may learn:
1. What manual setting you use when driving down the road at 120km to capture still/focus landscape.
2. slow shutter speed effect when driving 120km hour
3. Technique for taking pictures while the windows open
4. How to do zoom in and out giving your picture the feel of the speed of the car
5. Blurred pictures
6. How to decide when to take a picture of and the benefits of continuous frames when taking road pictures.
7. Idea session between other attendees, so the next time your stuck in car you will
have so many of ideas to keep you busy that you may need a road trip across
Canada to capture everything.

Hello, I am Sonja MacDougall and since high school I have been interested in
photography but didn’t really get involved until I took my first sports photography
picture, then I was hooked for 6 years. Then 2 years ago I changed it up and took up
landscape photography and was hooked again…I have spent many hours wandering
around this island in the good and nasty weather, to capture the beauty of this wonderful
Island. Over the last 2 years I have learned so much but realize that photography is
never ending learning process, which keeps us photographers on our toes, and our lives
full of excitement.

Sucha Ollek

Title: “Black and White”

In this presentation, Sucha will demonstrate how to process an image in several
different ways, to produce different photographs.
Sucha is a long time member of the Harbour City Photography Club and an avid
amateur photographer.

Irene Peinhopf
Title: “Let’s Go Analogue: Post-Processing with NIK Analog Efex”
1. Introduction:
1. About Me
2. Inspiration
2. Let’s show some Photos done with NIK
1. Landscapes
2. Portraits
3. Time to dig into NIK (Analog Efex)
1. UI Layout – what are all these buttons
2. Overview of Presets
3. Customization – sliders and control points
4. Build Your Own
5. Do a quick edit on a photo
4. Questions
Irene Peinhopf is a writer and photographer based in Nanaimo, B.C. She holds a BA
(2009) and MA (2013) from the University of Victoria, focusing on English and Germanic
Studies. Her MA studies, in particular, have influenced her artistic vision with their focus
on German Romanticism and early Expressionist cinema. Photo Salon has honoured her
with a CAPA bronze medal (2018) for her portrait Red Riding Hood, and an honourable
mention (2019) for Fragmented. Both of these photographs were edited with NIK. You
can find her at htps://www.throughmonstrouseyes.com/ or on Instagram
(throughmonstrouseyes) and Facebook (Through Monstrous Eyes Photography).

Brad Powell

Title: “An Introduction To The Pep Ventosa Technique”
Pep Ventosa is a photographer from Barcelona, Spain, who has perfected and
popularized a unique style of creating breathtaking impressionistic composite images.
This technique of photographing subjects multiple time and editing the images in layer
stacks gives the photographer a whole new way of depicting the flow of time with their
camera and computer. You will see the same old subjects in a completely new way once
you are hooked on “Ventosa’s” like I am!
I am an avid amateur photographer and a member of 2 photography clubs. I like to
keep my passion for photography alive by exploring new subjects and photography

Bill Saffin

Title: “Foto Fun: Critters in the Clouds”
Foto Fun: Everybody at one time or another has seen something in a cloud – a person,
an animal, or maybe a plant. That’s our imagination at work. This presentation looks at
combining those shapes we see in the clouds, photography, and digital
drawing/painting to have some serious fun (if that isn’t an oxymoron).All you need is a
digital photograph and some software. There are free programs available that are
perfectly adequate for this type of art production. A drawing table of some kind is
recommended, though you could make do with just a mouse. you won’t have the same
control over your lines and paint as you would with a drawing tablet.

Bill came to photography late in life, about eight years ago, but did not approach it very
seriously until about four years ago. He has long had an interest in drawing, particularly
cartooning, but has never practiced seriously.