Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Workshop

Chair: Eric Hackman

Presenter: Frank Pali

Wildlife Essentials 2019

While the goal is to provide information relevant to wildlife photography many of the points can be used for capturing non-wildlife images.

Frank is a professional photographer who has won awards for his wildlife and landscape images. His extensive collections of stock photography are represented by companies such as Getty Images, All Canada Photos and Alamy. Frank’s photos have been featured in books and magazines worldwide. He is a CAPA certified judge and is known for his friendly manner and gentle suggestions for improvement.

Frank conducts workshops for clubs, small groups or individuals on all topics such as “Love your Lightroom” “Digital Enhancement” and “Tips to Win Over Photography Judges”. He also loves helping budding photographers in the field and will accompany individuals and groups to local photo spots.

Following a recent trip to the jungles of Costa Rica, Frank was inspired to share his experiences with photographers and has partnered with an Eco Resort to conduct a series of workshops for 2018 and 2019. Feel free to ask him about this once-in-lifetime opportunity!

Website: https://frankpaliphotography.com

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Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Projected Images

Chair: Paul Bild

Judge: Neil le Nobel

https://www.neillenobel.com


Particisnaption

Theme: Colours of Spring

Host: Ata Safar

We are in the midst of the most colourful time of the year. The weather is interesting so get out and capture the beauty of the season.


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Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Nature Night

Chair: Virginia Hayes

Judge: Jason Kazuta

“I have been an avid photographer since I was a wee lad, taking pictures of family & friends, landscapes & travel photos with my trusty Fujica point & shoot, a family camera, and a Minolta point & shoot gifted to me by an aunt.  It was not until I graduated high school, when I got my first SLR, a Minolta 7xi and a few lenses,  that my passion really took off. In 2005 I bought my very first DSLR, a Minolta 7D, and my first 500mm lens, which thrust me into birds & wildlife photography, and that has become my main focus in the past 12 years.”

Jason has a gallery on the Beau Photo website but it is currently under repair. Meanwhile you can check out his flickr account to view his stunning bird and wildlife images.

You can follow Jason on Instagram: @confusioncircle and on flickr: Confusion_Circle

 

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Projected Images

Chair: Paul Bild

Judge: Robert Ito

Robert is currently volunteer Director of Photographic Imaging for CAPA. He has been involved with CAPA for many years, including two terms as President of NAPA, the predecessor of CAPA.

In his role as Director of Digital Imaging for CAPA he has investigated a number of technical issues related to digital photography, particularly the impact of display quality on image viewing, editing and judging and more recently some of the issues associated with remote judging.

He has been active in photography for many years and has exhibited his work widely. He worked with darkroom printing for many years, but now has largely, but not totally, gone digital. He has judged many photographic salons.

In terms of day job, he is a Professor at UBC and has been involved with digital image processing for industrial applications for more than 20 years.

Particisnaption Theme: Circles

Host: David Wingate

The Theme for this ParticiSNAPtion is "Circles". The world itself is a circle. They naturally occur in nature. Man-made objects are full of them. Your challenge is to look, find, and create an image that represents your vision of the theme.

Images submitted for this ParticiSNAPtion will also be placed in the image pool for possible inclusion in our Club's entry in the Fraser Valley Invitational competition.

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Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Presentation Night

Chair: Andrew Pugh

Slide Show and Images for Discussion

Images for discussion may include images that you may be considering for entry into competition, altered reality images, images that tell a story or convey a strong message, or just about anything else you would like comments on or just to share with your fellow members.

Slideshows can be around 5 minutes in length, and should be on a USB memory stick and can be handed in before 7:20 pm so they can be copied to the laptop.

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Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Nature Night

Chair: Virginia Hayes

Judge: Larry Breitkreutz

Larry Breitkreutz, M.Ed., FCAPA, Hon.FCAPS, Hon.FCAPA, enjoys the inspiration and challenge of all types of artistic images, whether created with the camera, with software, or with brush and paint. With his camera and computer software he creates impressionistic images of a world often overlooked by the casual observer. His photographs have won numerous awards and have been accepted into a number of juried art exhibitions.

Larry is a Certified CAPA Judge and teaches Photography Courses for Surrey Recreation. He currently serves the photographic community as the Past-President of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA).

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Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Print Night

Chair: Wes Bergen

Judge: Sharon Tenenbaum

Sharon Tenenbaum has a background in civil engineering but set that career aside to pursue her passion for photography. Her fine art prints are available for viewing and for sale at her studio in Richmond (by appointment) as well as on her website.

Sharon gives fine art photography workshops in many parts of the world and has previously presented workshops at LGCC. She is most noted for her work in monochrome, architectural and long exposure genres.

Please have a look at the galleries on her website!

www.sharontenenbaum.com

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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Projected Images

Chair: Paul Bild

Judge: Heather Latondresse

Heather has been a camera club member for 17 years with the  Lions Gate Camera Club and the past 12 years with the Delta Photo Club.

For 5 years Heather was responsible for reengineering the selection process of images for external competitions which brought the Delta Photo Club's standings up within the top 3 Nationally, occasionally coming 1st.  She has been a CAPA certified judge for over 14 years, traveling throughout the Lower Mainland to judge at other clubs.

Travel photography is her key interest and she has participated in photography tours in France, India, Nepal, Myanmar (or Burma), Central Asia and Peru as well as organizing several small group photo tours to Turkey.  She has been invited to give travel presentations at Senior Centres, Libraries, Elder College as well as other camera clubs.  Backroads travel is what appeals to her!

Heather’s images hang in private homes, in corporate offices in Canada and the US, and she has been featured in a few national photo magazines.

Particisnaption Theme: “Food”

Host: Margaret Hyslop

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Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Workshop

Chair: Eric Hackman

Presenter: Francois Cleroux

The Color of Light:
A White Balance Primer

This month Francois Cleroux returns. Francois has been a regular at the club as a workshop presenter and as a judge. Several times while judging, Francois has commented that the colour in an image was "not right" or what it should be. Francois' presentation will be on The Colour of Light: A White Balance Primer. Color Management from start to finish. Tools used including White Balance Cards, Color Checker Passport, Spyder Colour Calibration Units and others. Custom vs Auto WB. Tips and Tricks. The importance of WB, WB in B&W Photography, Workflow, Color Calibration including discussions on Monitors and ColorSpace.

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Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Presentation Night

Altered Reality

Chair: Andrew Pugh

For the Presentation Night portion, members are invited to submit images for discussion and also to try their hand at Altered Reality. I would like to see Altered Reality take a larger part in our club's entries and so I invite you all to visit the CAPA webpage on altered reality in order to see where I would like to take this.

https://capacanada.ca/altered-reality-manipulation/

The Altered Reality images should depict something totally out of the ordinary and not within the realm of normal. Members can submit up to 3 images for discussion and 2 Altered Reality images. Show us what you can do!

“Groups of Four”

Chair: David Wingate

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Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Print Night

Chair: Wes Bergen

Judge: Michael Easton

Michael Easton has a PhD in ecological genetics from the University of Liverpool in England and specializes in genetic ecotoxicology which translates into the genetic impacts of contaminants and pollutants on plants and animals. He is an internationally recognized photographer whose beautiful nature subjects have been displayed worldwide. The proceeds from the sale of his photography help support his environmental research and advocacy work. Check out Michael’s photography at http://www.naturphoto.com

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Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

Projected Images

Chair: tony keen

Judge: allen bargen

I am a lifelong proponent of the belief that to succeed in life, one needs to dedicate a fair portion of it in service to your community and country. We all have personal interests, where we find the greatest opportunities to give back. This is certainly true of photography.

A large part of my professional life is dedicated to the art of photography, and therefore to the agencies, clubs and people who involve themselves with it. On the national and international level, I have devoted countless hours to the support and growth of CAPA, the Canadian Association for Photographic Art. It is my privilege to have worked on the National executive where I served as President of the Association.

It is my pleasure to be deeply involved with ongoing training and education in CAPA, and have written and present several different lectures, courses and educational topics across Canada to support CAPA’s goals. I have been awarded their highest honours, FCAPA and Hon FCAPA for service and photographic achievement. I am a CAPA Certified Judge (CCJ), a Canon CPS photographer and an Honorary Life Member of Lions Gate Camera Club.

My photography is mainly about the natural world and my ongoing travels have taken me to many exotic locations in the world. I am frequently invited to lecture on photographic topics locally and abroad.

While Nature occupies most of my attention, I am also very much involved in Sport Photography and People. You can see samples of these principle areas of my work here, www.allenbargen.com, or follow me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllenBargen.

Particisnaption: “Groups of Four”

Chair: David Wingate

You are invited to submit in partnership with other members a series of four images that are placed in a specific order to tell a progression of events, emotions, concepts or themes. Your group submissions should not include more than 2 images from a single member. Members may participate in as many groups as they choose, but not submit more than two images in any one group.

For this ParticiSNAPtion members may also submit up to two non theme images that are not part of a group of four images.

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Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Workshop with Rick Hulbert

Chair: Eric Hackman

Presenter: Rick Hulbert

Travel Photography . . .
10 days in the The Czech Republic

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My presentation will include images focusing on Travel Photography, Landscape Photography, and Architectural Photography, with a very brief look at Urban Street Photography.

Collaborations in Photography can lead to some otherwise unobtainable results, and will be noted.

While the majority of images portray “reality,” I will also explore a bit of “reality re-imagined.”

The arsenal of gear employed includes the use of a recently announced Nikon Z7 and Sony a7RIII mirrorless cameras as well as a Nikon D850 SLR along with 10 lenses ranging in focal lengths from an 8mm circular fisheye to the recently announced Nikkor 500mm f/5,6E PF ED VR “compact” telephoto lens. —Rick Hulbert

As you can see this workshop will have something for everyone whether you travel the world or around the lower mainland.

For more information about Rick's photography explore his site at https://www.rickhulbertphotography.com/

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Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Nature Night

Chair: Virginia Hayes

Judge: Lynne Kelman

Lynne studied photography in the 60’s at the Berkshire College of Art in England and later, after moving to Vancouver, worked in the arts administration at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design and as curatorial assistant at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Lynne is now retired and continues to pursue her love of photography with the Crescent Beach Photography Club of which she is president. Lynne is also an active member of CAPA, The Canadian Association for Photographic Art. Lynne judges for local camera clubs as well as providing instruction to small groups.

Her photographic style is varied, with particular emphasis on landscape and travel photography. Her images have appeared in local and British magazines and, as well, have been exhibited at the Surrey Art Gallery, the Beaumont Gallery in Vancouver, The Portland Blue Sky Gallery and others.

We are happy to have Ms Kelman judge tonight’s images. You can see her images on her website: https://lynnekelmanphotography.weebly.com

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Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Print Night

Chair: Wes Bergen

Judge: Frank Pali

https://frankpaliphotography.com

Frank is a professional photographer who has won awards for his wildlife and landscape images. His extensive collections of stock photography are represented by companies such as Getty Images, All Canada Photos and Alamy. Frank’s photos have been featured in books and magazines worldwide. He is a CAPA certified judge and is known for his friendly manner and gentle suggestions for improvement.

Frank conducts workshops for clubs, small groups or individuals on all topics such as “Love your Lightroom” “Digital Enhancement” and “Tips to Win Over Photography Judges”. He also loves helping budding photographers in the field and will accompany individuals and groups to local photo spots.

Following a recent trip to the jungles of Costa Rica, Frank was inspired to share his experiences with photographers and has partnered with an Eco Resort to conduct a series of workshops for 2019 and 2020. Feel free to ask him about this once-in-lifetime opportunity!

For Costa Rica Workshop information:

https://www.crocodilebay.com/eco-tours/packages-and-expeditions/photography-workshops/

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Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Party

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The Old Bavaria Haus

233 6th Street, New Westminster
Thursday December 20th @ 6:00 pm

Tickets are $38.50 (includes your meal, tax and gratuity).
Tickets can be obtained from Wes Bergen (Nov 22 until Dec 13th).

Parking — There is limited parking behind the restaurant. 6th Street has metered parking in effect until 8 pm. If you park on any side streets check carefully for any restrictions. Public transit is also an option.

MenuGroup Menu #4 — view at http://www.oldbavariahaus.com/menu.html# you may have to scroll down to find #4. Vegetarian dishes are available.

Drinks — Not included.

Gift Exchange — Participation is optional. Bring a gift suitable for either gender, maximum value $20. The gift will be placed into a gift pile, when your turn comes you may either choose from the gift pile or from someone who picked before you. More rules at the dinner.

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Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Print Night

Chair: Wes Bergen

Judge: Larry Breitkreutz

Larry Breitkreutz, M.Ed., FCAPA, Hon.FCAPS, Hon.FCAPA, enjoys the inspiration and challenge of all types of artistic images, whether created with the camera, with software, or with brush and paint. With his camera and computer software he creates impressionistic images of a world often overlooked by the casual observer. His photographs have won numerous awards and have been accepted into a number of juried art exhibitions.

Larry is a Certified CAPA Judge and teaches Photography Courses for Surrey Recreation. He currently serves the photographic community as the Past-President of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA).

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Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Workshop

Chair: Eric Hackman

Presenter: Wes Bergen

Wes will present an intermediate/advanced workshop on Layers in Photoshop. Many of the methods discussed can also be used in Elements or other editing software. This workshop will be of interest to everyone, regardless of level, who is interested in improving their post processing skills. The ability to understand and work with layers is essential for anyone who wishes to use Photoshop effectively.

Working with layers allows you to:

• easily apply tone and colour adjustments to individual elements
• move or resize elements in the image
• create composite images and montages
• change opacity and blending modes for portions of the image
• use layer masking to control which parts of the image will be affected by editing
• use adjustment layers to non-destructively edit your images.

Wes will also demonstrate a method of creating and applying a watermark using layers.

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Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Discussion Night + Groups of Four

Chair: Andrew Pugh

The first part of the evening will be to discuss images submitted by members. This will be your chance to have your images commented on and to receive constructive comments from your fellow Club members. Members submitting images for discussion must be in attendance and should participate in the discussion.

The second part of the evening is to help the Club prepare to enter The Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) Series of Four Competition. For this competition CAPA defines a photo series as a collection of four images placed in a specific order to tell a progression of events, emotions, concepts or themes. It is expected that the whole is greater than each part. Images can be colour or black and white. Each photo needs to complement each other. Members are encouraged to submit Series of Four images individually or as groups of two, three, or four. However, to be considered for entry into the CAPA competition Series of Four, groups must not contain more than two images by a single photographer.

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Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Nature Night

Chair: Virginia Hayes

Judge: Allen Bargen

I am a lifelong proponent of the belief that to succeed in life, one needs to dedicate a fair portion of it in service to your community and country. We all have personal interests, where we find the greatest opportunities to give back. This is certainly true of photography.

A large part of my professional life is dedicated to the art of photography, and therefore to the agencies, clubs and people who involve themselves with it. On the national and international level, I have devoted countless hours to the support and growth of CAPA, the Canadian Association for Photographic Art. It is my privilege to have worked on the National executive where I served as President of the Association.

It is my pleasure to be deeply involved with ongoing training and education in CAPA, and have written and present several different lectures, courses and educational topics across Canada to support CAPA’s goals. I have been awarded their highest honours, FCAPA and Hon FCAPA for service and photographic achievement. I am a CAPA Certified Judge (CCJ), a Canon CPS photographer and an Honorary Life Member of Lions Gate Camera Club.

My photography is mainly about the natural world and my ongoing travels have taken me to many exotic locations in the world. I am frequently invited to lecture on photographic topics locally and abroad.

While Nature occupies most of my attention, I am also very much involved in Sport Photography and People. You can see samples of these principle areas of my work here, www.allenbargen.com, or follow me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllenBargen.

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Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Print Night

Chair: Wes Bergen

Judge: Francois Cleroux

Francois Cleroux is a member and past-president of the Delta Photo Club. He is a frequent judge and workshop presenter at Lions Gate Camera Club as well as at many other photo clubs and venues. His last visit to our club was his workshop on Sept 27th.

For more information about Francois visit his website at http://www.eyesonphoto.com/p/about-francois-cleroux.html where you can also view his image galleries.

Just a reminder… Francois will be selling a selection of print mats for $8 each. All mats have an outside dimension of 16” x 20”, and come in a variety of interior cut out sizes and are available in either black or white. They come complete with backing board and clear protective sleeve. Come prepared to pay cash.

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Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Projected Images

Chair: Paul Bild

Judge: Kerri-Jo Stewart

Kerri-Jo Stewart is an award winning artist and photographer whose work has been published in a variety of newspapers and books and in International Exhibitions. She is always seeking new ways to capture the outside world through her camera and is adventurous in her exploration into long exposure, pinhole and other techniques to create imagery. Kerri-Jo also enjoys sharing her skills by mentoring aspiring photographers and was judge at our club a couple of years ago. In addition, she was a judge at last year’s North Shore Challenge.

Check out her website at http://KJ.studio

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