Speaker: Fashion photographer Christina Lezar-Schuler

A self-proclaimed “seriously un-serious person” Christina’s unique portrait and fashion photographs are as fresh, vibrant, and creative as anything you’ll find in the top fashion/lifestyle magazines.  Check out her videos on YouTube and her photographs on her website:  http://www.christinalazarschuler.com

Speaker: Connor Stephanison

Well known BC nature and landscape photographer Connor Stefanison has graciously agreed to speak to us about his amazing wildlife and landscape photography.  An avid outdoorsman, Connor goes where most of us would never dare to go.  If you like wildlife and nature untouched by the hand of man, you’re in for a real treat.  Check out his website at http://www.connorstefanison.com/

Group voting on the entries to Rob’s Scavenger Hunt & Presentation by

Here’s your chance to see all the entries to the scavenger hunt, and to play judge and jury by voting on them.  If you recall from the last scavenger hunt, this will  take up the whole meeting.

However, at the start of the meeting Alisha Martin of the MS Society will give a short presentation on the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the fund raisers it organizes.  Some of our club members have photographed the MS Run and MS Bike Ride in the past and hopefully a few more members will be inspired to photograph future events for the MS Society.

Pot Luck and Image Discussion Theme: Food Photography

IMAGE DISCUSSION with the THEME: Food Photography

Once a month, we hold an Image Discussion evening where members from ALL photography levels from Beginner to Advanced submit photos for discussion. Check under RESOURCES for upcoming Monthly Themes.

This month the theme is to challenge you to make your home cooked or restaurant meal look good.

    • Food photography is a whole discipline on it’s own, and it’s not always easy making even the best tasting food look appealing.  Bring your photos of either prepared dishes at home or in restaurants, or raw food found at the markets.  Anything edible qualifies.

You can also submit any photo in the Open Theme. Discussion offers different interpretations, suggestions for improvement or enhancement as well as what judges look for in competitions.

Halfway through the meeting, we break for coffee and treats.

Please bring your photos on a memory stick so that Radek can upload them onto the club computer before the meeting starts.

Hope to see you there!

Speaker – Dennis Ducklow – “Be a more creative photographer”

A return visit from the well-known photographer, teacher, CAPA representative, and integral part of the Langley Camera Club, Dennis Ducklow will be speaking on “How to be a more creative photographer.”   If you take a look at his website you’ll quickly discover why he’s the perfect person for this topic.  http://www.doubleexposure.ca/

 

Image Discussion with Theme: Establishing Scale in Your Photo

IMAGE DISCUSSION with the THEME: Establishing Scale in Your Photo

Once a month, we hold an Image Discussion evening where members from ALL photography levels from Beginner to Advanced submit photos for discussion. Check under RESOURCES for upcoming Monthly Themes.

This month the theme is to challenge you to think about creating a sense of scale in your photo.

    • It’s all about size.  A shot of a hundred foot waterfall by itself might be attractive, but probably won’t let the viewer know how impressive it is, until you include a person at the base of the falls.  We need something within the frame for us to give it scale.  Perspective, the lens you choose, the angle from which you shoot, and composition all play a part in determining the scale of your subject.  If you photograph a distant, solitary person walking on a beach surrounded by nothing but vast areas of sky, water and sand, you’re not only going to demonstrate scale, but also express a feeling of loneliness or solitude.  Photograph a 100 kg pumpkin on a concrete surface with a blurred background and you’ll have no idea how big it is.  Photograph that same pumpkin on a flatbed trailer with a child sitting beside it and it’s going to be impressive.  You can also use scale to fool the eye.  Photograph a grape and a watermelon on a table but move the grape forward and the watermelon back until their the same size (with enough depth of field to bring them both into focus) and you’re either going to have a very large grape or a very small watermelon.  Submit one or more of your photos that demonstrate how you’ve established a sense of scale in you shot.

You can also submit any photo in the Open Theme. Discussion offers different interpretations, suggestions for improvement or enhancement as well as what judges look for in competitions.

Halfway through the meeting, we break for coffee and treats.

Please bring your photos on a memory stick so that Radek can upload them onto the club computer before the meeting starts.

Hope to see you there!

Guest Speaker: Dr Christian Sasse and Open theme image discussion

Well known photographer Christian Sasse has been published in both the National Geographic and Canadian Outdoor Photography.  He will be treating us to a presentation on two different topics:  Eagle photography in Alaska  and his unique Marching Milky Way photographs shot in Australia.

https://cosmicclock.space/

We will also have time to discuss images.  The theme is open so bring your latest and greatest on a flash drive for Radek to download so we can all see and discuss them.

Image Discussion with Theme: Unfocus

IMAGE DISCUSSION with the THEME: Unfocus

Once a month, we hold an Image Discussion evening where members from ALL photography levels from Beginner to Advanced submit photos for discussion. Check under RESOURCES for upcoming Monthly Themes.

This month the theme is to challenge you to think about whether colour adds to or detracts from the subject of your photo.

  • Switch off your autofocus and “unfocus” your lens (or use intentional motion blur) so you end up with an abstract.  Spectral highlights like street lamps, candles, Christmas lights, etc make for great bokeh.  Use colour, pattern and composition to make your unfocused abstract interesting and appealing.

You can also submit any photo in the Open Theme. Discussion offers different interpretations, suggestions for improvement or enhancement as well as what judges look for in competitions.

Halfway through the meeting, we break for coffee and treats.

Please bring your photos on a memory stick so that Radek can upload them onto the club computer before the meeting starts.

Hope to see you there!

Speaker – Aaron von Hagen

He does it all.  He works in the film industry, but also is a professional still photographer.  He does astral photography, landscape photography,  portraits, wedding photography, and travel photography.  Check out Aaron’s website at http://www.aaronvonhagen.com to see some of his amazing images.

Intro to Rob’s new Scavenger Hunt, and Image review from the TAKE 35 shoot, as well as Discussion with the Theme: Remove the Colour

NEW SCAVENGER HUNT – Rob Hebden will be giving us an intro to the next Scavenger Hunt which will run until the end of December.  We’ll be voting on the entries on January 8th, and get the results on January 22nd.

IMAGE DISCUSSIONS

  1.  Review of the images shot during the August 18th TAKE 35 shoot in Crescent Beach, and
  2. Review of images with the THEME: Remove the Colour

Once a month, we hold an Image Discussion evening where members from ALL photography levels from Beginner to Advanced submit photos for discussion. Check under RESOURCES for upcoming Monthly Themes.

This month the theme is to challenge you to think about whether colour adds to, or detracts from the subject of your photo.

  • Choose three or more photos where removing the colour improves the intent or strength of the photo.  Submit the pairs of photos so that we can see both the colour version and the B&W version

You can also submit any photo in the Open Theme. Discussion offers different interpretations, suggestions for improvement or enhancement as well as what judges look for in competitions.

Halfway through the meeting, we break for coffee and treats.

Please bring your photos on a USB memory stick so that Radek can upload them onto the club computer before the meeting starts.

Hope to see you there!