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Gabriola Island Camera Club Presentation – Lou Coetzer

Lou is well known for his ability to capture fantastic wildlife shots and for leading wildlife tours in South Africa. He has a well-developed technique for getting the best from our cameras. It may well challenge you to look at things and operate in a new way!

 

Lou will be presenting on his photography and photographic techniques on Wednesday January 6th at 10:00 AM. 

 

Lou’s son is an expert on post processing and will be presenting on the DxO PhotoLab4 program which their company uses. This will be interesting to watch and to compare with the editing systems we use such as Lightroom and Photoshop.   This presentation will take place on Wednesday, January 20th 10:00 AM.

 

Gabriola has invited our members to attend both these presentation but they have limited spaces available so if you are interested please contact Diane directly at [email protected]. 

 

If you are interested in seeing more information on Lou and to view his work his photography website is http://www.loucoetzer.com or his tour company website is https://www.cnpsafaris.com/lou-coetzer/. 

CAPA – Creative – Due Date

This competitions promotes the manipulation of photograph(s) in both in-camera and post processing for artistic purposes. to create a fictional or conceptual images of photographic art. 

 

For the purpose of balancing out the judging for this competitions,  you are asked to submit your images into one or more of the following themes: 

 

Abstract – does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of reality and where colour and form make up the subject of the images rather than it representing tangible objects or people. Examples are – bokeh, double exposure, blurred image, intentional camera movements panning, patterns, light painting, lines, macro image, oil & water, high-speed water drops, shapes, simplicity, spinning, smoke, texture, etc. 

 

Altered Reality – using real world environment and elements to create a realistic or unrealistic fictional image. Ideally, the intention is to create an image that conveys a message or tells a story. 

 

Creative – conveys a mood, a feeling, a beautiful arrangement or elements; they could be expressive and can be aesthetically pleasing or promotes an emotional response to shapes lines and colours. Image should be beyond a pictorial rendering of a scene. 

 

Any subject or topic is acceptable in the competition provided that the original captured images is the work of the photographer. 

 

The entrant must have captured the source images and they must hold the copyright to the source images. The entrant must have taken all components of the final image. 

 

Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer. Non-creative images are not eligible for this category. 

 

To have your images considered as part of  the Harbour City Photography Club submission to CAPA they must be emailed to [email protected] by January 8. 

 

Note: This competition is limited to club members only. 

Virtual Outing – Movie Titles – Posting Date

Due to the effects of COVID19 still restricting our physical outings, the outing for January are going to be virtual outings, twice in January you will be given a challenge and the final results are to be posted on Facebook. 

 

The first challenge is “Movie Titles”. Be creative, it can be any movie title you like, you can shoot on location or on a tabletop setup. It is your choice whether you include the title of the movie or let the views guess based on your image. 

 

Post your image on our Facebook page on January 15. 

 

NSPS Presents: Cole Thompson – Why Black and White

This presentation is sponsored by the North Shore Photographic Society (NSPS) and takes place via Zoom. It is available to non-NSPS members for $10.00; contact [email protected] to arrange payment and Zoom access. For information on the North Shore Photographic Society go to www.nsps.ca.

 

Presentation will start at 7:30PM, with access available from 7:00PM. page1image11567680 

 

Cole Thompson fell in love with photography at age 14 while reading George Eastman’s biography. He explains, “Before I had finished the book, before I had taken a photograph or had seen a print come up in the darkroom, I knew that I was destined to be a photographer.” Photography was Cole’s focus in life for the next 10 years. However, he decided against pursing photography as a career because he feared that he’d lose his passion for it. Instead, he earned a degree and went into business so that photography could remain a passion and not a profession. Now a retired empty-nester, photography has a more prominent place in his life. Cole lives with his wife Dyan, on a ranch in Northern Colorado. Find out more about Cole’s work at www.colethompsonphotography.com

Challenge – A Year in Reflection

An advantage of being a member of our club is that it pushes us to keep our cameras close at hand; complete with memory card and charged battery. As I wandered about looking for images for the Christmas Scavenger Hunt and now for “Island Winter”, I recognized the “push” the Club has offered me and I appreciate it. I wouldn’t have learned about “orbs”, or gone on a whale watching shoot. With the travel restrictions and fewer “Kodak” events this year, I wonder how ofter I would have lifted my camera off the shelf.  I daresay, not often.

 

Saying that, and over the coming weeks of long grey days, I am going to under take new project. 

 

I challenge other Club members, if they wish, to do the same. 

Look back and select one favourite from month (12) of the year. Share your collection of images by posting it on our Facebook page. You may want to include thought on each image; what makes that image a favourite. 

 

And if you want to go totally over-the-top, include what your goals for photography may be, in the coming new year. 

 

As this challenge leads nicely into our presentation on Creativity from Freeman Patterson’s presentation on January 19th, post your collection any time before then

HCPC Meeting – A Call to Creativity

Presenter: Freeman Patterson

A world acclaimed author and photographer,  the HCPC is both honored and privileged to host a presentation from Freeman Patterson.  Due to the overwhelming response from other clubs throughout BC and Canada, 100 plus, this meeting will be in the form of a webinar.  

 

 HCPC members are not required to purchase a ticket and, like our regular Zoom meetings, you will receive a link prior to the event.  However, for this meeting attendees will see only our hosts for the evening, Sue Nurmi and Maurice Henri, and our presenter, Freeman Patterson.   Our speaker will have full and centre stage. 

 

For further information about Freeman, his website is   www.freemanpatterson.com

 

This 90 minute long presentation is comprised of an opening talk followed by images and a commentary and is designed for photographers, painters, and to teachers of every sort.

 

Non-members are welcome to join this presentation for a charge of $10.00, ticket can be purchased via Eventbrite.com – A Call to Creativity

 

Gabriola Island Camera Club Presentation – Lou Coetzer

This is the follow-up the January 6th meeting from Gabriola Island Camera Club featuring Lou Coetzer and his son. 

 

Lou’s son is an expert on post processing and will be presenting on the DxO PhotoLab4 program which their company uses. This will be interesting to watch and to compare with the editing systems we use such as Lightroom and Photoshop.   This presentation will take place on Wednesday, January 20th 10:00 AM. 

 

Gabriola has invited our members to attend both these presentation but they have limited spaces available so if you are interested please contact Diane directly at [email protected]. 

 

If you are interested in seeing more information on Lou and to view his work his photography website is http://www.loucoetzer.com or his tour company website is https://www.cnpsafaris.com/lou-coetzer/

Victoria Camera Club Presents: Trusting and Honouring Your Vision with John Barclay

The Victoria Camera Club has the privilege to host a workshop,  “Trusting and honouring your vision” – from capture to print on January 26th at 7:00, led by well known photographer, John Barclay.   You and your club Members are welcome to register and join ushttps://tinyurl.com/y3vk3bqq

 

John Barclay is an award winning photographer based in Bucks County, PA.  He is a passionate photographer, enthusiastic workshop leader and inspirational speaker, presenting his programs to audiences around the world.  John is an Ambassador for Singh-Ray filters, Lensbaby, and well known, for his Topaz Webinars.  His work has been published in a number of books and magazines and is treasured by a number of private collectors.  Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine and was chosen by Dewitt Jones to participate in his www.healingimages.org program. 

 

According to John….” This evening will focus on Vision first and foremost and then use it to inform your process throughout”.

 

AUDIENCE: Novice to Advance Photographers.  No specific skill set required, just a passion for photography and learning.