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Aug
1
Wed
August Meeting
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker for August is former club member and President Randy Hall.  Randy will be talking to us about getting more out of your camera.

 

Randy is a Vancouver Island photographer, specializing in landscape and nature photography. A past member of the club, he started into a business venture about 5 years ago, taking part in local markets, craft and artisan shows and in 2016, joined TOSH as a resident artist.

Randy’s photography is described as “his interpretation of works of a true master… Mother Nature”. He firmly believes there are several tools involved in digital photography. Postprocessing software is one of those tools. Depending on the raw image and the desired output, its use could be a minor or major component. The camera is considered more important, in that it’s needed to capture the high quality raw material (image) you start with. Most important however, is the person behind the camera and in front of the computer, for imagination and skill.

 

We will be showing our Favourites from June, our field trip outing and the Lazy Hazy Days assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Sep
5
Wed
September Meeting
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Our speaker this month is member Brad Powell.  Brad has been doing a lot of night photography over the summer and will talk to us about his adventures.  He has some amazing shots and great stories to share.

There have been questions on voting for images and Jack Harynuk will review how that is handled.

We will be showing our Favourites from August, our field trip outing and the Abstract assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Sep
18
Tue
Education Meeting
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
3
Wed
October Meeting
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker this month is Nanaimo photographer, Judy Hancock-Holland.  Judy has presented to the club previously and we received excellent feedback about her spiritual approach to her photography.  Judy has a new presentation and we are looking forward to her visit.  Visit Judy’s website here.

We will be showing our Favourites from September, our field trip outing and the “Fall is in the Air” assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Oct
16
Tue
Education Meeting
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
7
Wed
November Meeting
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every photograph tells a story; capturing a moment in time in order to preserve and honour it.  A photograph can be a tangible connection to our past, to our family, and to our own unique experience. Dirk Heydemann, our November speaker, is a successful Nanaimo based photographer who specializes in family and corporate photography.

His talk will be going over his family portrait business, from planning, consolations, shooting and presentations and pricing of the art work that is created. Since he took on this approach to his family portrait sessions, his sales had substantial increases in value.

We will be showing our Favourites from October, our field trip outing to Stamp Falls and the “Anything Orange” assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Nov
20
Tue
Education Meeting
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
5
Wed
December Meeting
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our December meeting will have Olivia Mah from London Drugs in Nanaimo coming to our club and hosting a mini trade show.   We plan to set up four stations for people to visit. One showcasing the Premium Compacts such as the Nikon P1000 and Sony RX100MKVI;  one with long lenses such as the Sigma 150-600mm, Nikon 200-500mm; one with some equipment from Fujifilm and some of the Instax products. Our Photo Lab will also be present showcasing some of the large format and Fine Art products we carry. There will also be a number of different photo accessories to demonstrate as well.

Bring a guest, it’s the time for Christmas shoppers,  You can never have too many gadgets!!!

More details will be added as the club’s management reviews the plans for the evening.

We will be showing our ‘Best of 2018’ images and the results of our field trip, assignment and November favourites.

Jan
2
Wed
January Meeting – Slideshow Night
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

slideshownightSlideshow Night – The new year meeting is going to be quite exciting with slideshows from many of our members.  This past year our members have traveled and will be sharing their memories.  The last slideshow night was a huge success.

So far, we’ve heard from Wayne Buhr (Street Photography), Ed Dunnett (Asia Trip), Jack Harynuk (Swing), Vivienne Bearder (Art in Rome), Rick Horte  and Brad Powell.  It

If you are planning to add a slideshow, please contact Jack Harynuk – technical.opc@gmail.com

You can bring your slideshow to the meeting or send it in using wetransfer.com

To submit a slideshow, you pick the + sign to locate the file, fill in the fields and click Transfer.  It can take up to 10 minutes to send the show, depending on its size and your upload speed to the Internet.

Before the show gets going, we’ll get the club business out of the way, then see the results of the assignment, the field trip and our favourite shots from December.

There will be coffee and tea at $1 but bring your own popcorn!

loonie for coffee

Jan
15
Tue
Education Meeting
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm