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Reflections by Bruce Prosser

We suggest that everyone follow the guide lines and regulations of the local health authority.

We will be doing our Evaluation meetings online using Zoom.
Many of our members have found that the evaluations online give the viewer a much better experience.
Our Education meetings are planned to be a combination of speakers from inside and outside of our local area as both Zoom and in person meetings
Hands on in person Education gatherings are also being planned.

From September through June we meet twice monthly, usually on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 7:00 - 9.00 pm either on Zoom or in person / Hybrid at the Vernon Community Arts Centre.

The first meeting of each month is our Evaluation night presented using the Zoom platform.
Members submit images on set themes for constructive feedback and evaluation by fellow club members.

Having your images evaluated helps develop and improve as a photographer.
This can help you learn what makes a good image great so you can apply these insights to your own efforts.
Please refer to our Image Submission Guidelines for details.

Please submit your evaluation entries to the club email  -  [email protected] 

Our second meeting of the month is our Education night, which comprise guest presentations, photo workshops, hands-on projects and photo challenges, etc.
As life is still in a state of Covid flux, all in person meetings will be subject to health guidelines as suggested at the scheduled meeting times.
Our plan is to try to do a 'Hybrid meeting model'  for our education nights.
The majority of our speakers will do their presentations by Zoom.
There will be an option depending on how many people want to attend in person to meet at the Arts Centre meeting room.

Our December meeting is a members' showcase and pot luck supper which is held at the Vernon Library starting at 6:30pm.

Our last meeting in June is normally a gathering at a local location for a photo opportunity and socializing as we head into the summer.

We also have a number of outings - normally once a month.  Details on the outings is posted on out outings page.

Other Educational and photographic Opportunities.
We receive offers that VPC members may be interested in taking advantage of - follow this link to the page.

2021/2022 Meetings

September 09/21

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Images from - Nature / Wildlife - Decay - Smokin' Hot - Open

September 23/21

Education Night:Zoom
How to make mirror images.  You can download info as a PDF here.
Club President David Guscott is well known in the club for producing black and white images of high quality.
John Gallant gave us a short tutorial on applying a pinstripe border to suitable images

October 14/21

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Images from ►Fall - Smart Phone - On the Water - Open

October 28/21

Education Night:Zoom

Viktoria Haack - People - Places & Dogs.
A very enlightening evening with many behind the scenes tips from Viktoria.
Viktoria's website

November 04/21

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Images from ►Curves and Lines - White on White - High Key - Artistic - Open

November 25/21

Education Night:Zoom
Sharon Tenenbaum did a great presentation on her career and the idea of Architectural Photography as Fine Art.  Sharon's website

December 09/21

Annual Member Showcase Zoom
A fun time was had by all.  The Members Showcase submitted images are posted in the gallery.  This year we also did a fun/oops showing.

January 13/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
 Images from ►Spiritual - Monochrome - Perspective - Open

January 27/22

Education Night:   Zoom
Heath Fletcher of Sproing Creative in Vernon gave us an interesting overview of his 30+ year journey from wedding photographer using film in the 90's to corporate photography and website images today.
His insights into capturing weddings and portraits will be helpful to all of us.

February 10/22

Evaluation meeting topics
Images From ►
- Mighty Macro - Multiple Exposures - In the Night - Open

February 24/22

Education Night: Zoom

Images from Feb 24/22 Education night.

Editing techniques All members had access to the same images and many edited them - A great way to see how different people see the same thing.

March 10/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Images from - Canada My Country

Motion/Movement OR Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) - Sultry/Emotional - Open

March 24/22

Education Night: Zoom

Rachel Jones Ross - An enjoyable and educational evening by Rachel as she shared her techniques for night images - multiple time images and some of the hazards and 'pitfalls' of image capture in the winter.
More info about Rachel on her website

April 14/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Images from - Nothingness - Timeless - Oops /Unexpected - Open

April 28/22

Education Night: Zoom
Judy Hancock Holland - Another interesting speaker focusing on minimalism in photography.  More info about Judy on her website

May 12/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Violating Rules

May 26/22

Education Night:Hybrid meeting 

**IF all goes well this will be a test of a Hybrid meeting.  Members are invited to come to an in-person meeting at the Arts Centre.  We will also be having a camera setup in order to show the meeting on Zoom.
More details to come closer to the date of the meeting.
Watch this space and for emails from the communication director.**
Scott Simons
More info about Scott on his website
Light Painting

June 09/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Patterns/ Textures
Street Photography

June 23/22

Annual wind-up outing
This will be a Special Year End windup gathering at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.
Details to be announced closer to the date.