Saturday, 2 March 2013

March Meeting Reminder


Calgary Photographic Society Members,
 
WOW! March 1st already. I hope you haven't been in hibernation and have had the opportunity to get out and take in some of the great photography that has been presented in the month of February for Exposure. Some of the shows are still up, if you haven't had the chance to go see them you may still have time.
 
If you know of any other presentations or shows going on, please let me know and I will let the other members know. I would like to know of members who are putting on a showing of their own work as well. If you are doing a show or presentation of your work, the members would like to know. Please forward any details to me and I will send it out to the members.
 
On that note, we have one of our members, Hiro Kobayashi, just starting a show this coming week. You can check out all the info here:http://www.facebook.com/events/127081924139534/
 
Meeting reminder for this coming Wednesday, March 6th, socializing starts at 7 pm, meeting starts at 7:30 pm. The speaker for the evening is Jordan Drake from The Camera Store. Jordan will be talking on something a little different for our club, but something that may be very useful with today's digital cameras. He will be talking about shooting video with your DSLR. So many cameras are now equipped with the capabilities for shooting video and Jordan will give us a little insight into that. Jordan's Camera Store link can be found here:https://www.thecamerastore.com/users/profile/jordandrake
 
I hope all of you received my email with the print theme for the month. Shoes is our theme. You can bring in one image for the theme and one image in the open category. Put your best foot forward and get those images in for the print critique.
 
Here are the theme categories for the rest of the year and the beginning of next year:



Have a great weekend and we will see you all on Wednesday.
 
Scott Winter
President,
Calgary Photographic Society

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Feb 6 Meeting


Calgary Photographic Society Members,

I hope all of you have been doing well. The winter blues haven't gotten you down. We did get a little warmth and a chance to socialize with our fellow members at our Christmas/New Years brunch. It was nice to see all those that attended and receive some feedback on the club.

Well, since it is the first meeting of the new year, we are going to start off with a great presentation by Keith Logan. Keith has been a photographer for over 30 years and shoots primarily with a 4x5 view camera. He has had his work displayed all over Canada and the US and even in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Keith will be talking about compositional elements in a photograph. 


Thanks to Hiro, we have speakers already lined up for the next couple of months. If you have a speaker/photographer or a topic that you would like to see covered, please let us know and we will do our best to put on a program that will be good for the club.

Speaking of Hiro. PPOC Alberta just had their awards gala on Monday night and Hiro was the winner in the pictorial class. Winning his first and I am sure not his last trophy in the PPOC. Congratulations!

As always we will be having our monthly print critique. The theme for this month is Action. You can bring in one print on the theme and one in the open category. We are in need of new theme topics for the year. I will be asking for suggestions at the meeting or you can send me some suggestions that I can have prepared for the meeting. A few ideas have come my way already. It's going to be a fun year.

The meeting as always is at the University of Calgary in the Kinesiology building in room KNB-133. Socializing starts at 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:30, and as usual we try to have the meeting wrapped up by 9:30.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Scott Winter
President,
Calgary Photographic Society

Friday, 2 November 2012

Nov 7th Meeting


Calgary Photographic Society Members,

The next meeting is this Coming Wednesday November 1st at the University of Calgary in the Kinesiology building room KNB-133. Socializing starts at 7:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:30pm.

The speaker for the month is Joe Desjardins. Joe will be giving us a presentation on wildlife photography. Joe is nationally accredited in Wildlife Photography, Nature Photography, Pictorial/Landscape Photography, Equine Photography, Animal and Animal Portraiture Photography from the Professional Photographers of Canada. You can have a look at some of Joe's images at http://joedesjardins.ca/.

The theme for this month is Fences. This is a easy one. You can bring in one image for the theme and one image in the open category. Get out and get shooting.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Meeting - September 5, 2012


Calgary Photographic Society Members,

Wow! Where has the summer gone.  August 31 already. I hope everyone has had a great summer and have gotten all those great shots that you will share with us in the coming months. I look forward to seeing your images.

Well we're back to our regular meetings at the University of Calgary. The speaker for the month is Nathan Elson. You can check out some of his work at: http://www.nathanelson.com/ . He will be running a workshop at the end of September as well, for those that may be interested. You can get more info here: http://nathanelsonblog.com/workshops/calgary-lighting-workshop-sunday-sept-23-2012/ . Judging by his work, we are in for a good presentation.

Meeting details for this Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30 at the U of C in the Kinesiology building in room KNB-133.

Please bring in your prints for the print critique. This months theme is Waterfall. You can also bring in a print in the open category.

See you all on Wednesday.

Scott Winter
President,
Calgary Photographic Society

Saturday, 28 July 2012

August 1st Outing - Downtown Model Shoot


Calgary Photographic Society Members,

I hope you are all having a great summer. Now that the weather seems to be cooperating, it would be a good time to get out and shoot. This coming Wednesday, August 1st we will be meeting downtown at the McDougall Centre. The address is 455 6 Street SW. Meet on the west side at 7:00pm. I hope to have some models that we can photograph as well as some architecture and whatever else we can find. If it decides to rain that night, we will postpone the meeting for another time.

Make sure you get out and get your image for the Theme Competition for September's meeting. The theme for September is "Waterfall".

See you on Wednesday.

Scott Winter
President
Calgary Photographic Society

Monday, 2 July 2012

July meeting cancelled

Calgary Photographic Society Members,

The outing that generally takes place this Wednesday is cancelled. We will try to have something planned for next month.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

June 2012 Meeting - Shootout!

The next meeting is this Wednesday June 6th at the University of Calgary in the Kinesiology building room KNB-133. Socializing starts at 7:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:30pm.

We're giving this another go. Bring your cameras(Digital) and creativity to the meeting. We are going to have a shoot-out. If the weather is ok, we are going outside to see who has a keen eye. We will then come back inside and pick a winner from the images that were just taken. Help will be provided if needed, but we want to see what you got.

The theme for this month is Flowers. You can bring in one image for the theme and one image in the open category. Get out and get shooting.