Category Archives: Photography

2021 Calendars

2021 Calendar Blanks Because of the many requests for the blank calendars, Carole is producing another year of calendars for 2021.   A number of camera club members order them every year, and put in their own 4 x 6 creative/travel/family photographs.  They make excellent gifts. The dimensions of the open calendar are 14″ high and… Read More »

Travel Photography

Travel Photography with Graham Budd and Steve Lustig Workshop held on April 18, 2017 This workshop is available as a PDF here. (Members-only) Most of us enjoy taking photographs when we travel or traveling to take photographs. It is not the intent of this workshop to teach you how to take travel photographs as many of you… Read More »

Novice Portrait Lighting workshop with Gregg Eligh

On March 4th I presented a workshop specifically oriented towards Novice members to introduce them to the use of studio/electronic lighting, using portraiture as the ‘theme’. We looked at the simplicity of the use of artificial strobe lighting and provided the opportunity for each participant to shoot reference images. The majority of VCC members work… Read More »

Live Competition Results

The February competition results are now available through the website. Kelsey Goodwin is a professional photographer here in Victoria and she judged our Advanced Prints for February.  Kelsey made a  video  of herself judging the prints and has posted it on youtube.  She was filming it as a live-feed for her own students and she… Read More »

Lectures on Digital Photography

Stanford is offering a free online lecture series by Mark Levoy, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford. Course description An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, optical effects in nature, perspective and depth of field, sampling and noise, the camera as… Read More »

New Graphic Design Software

A new alternative to Adobe illustrator is now available for Mac and Windows PCs. Affinity Designer is modern graphic design software incorporating strong vector graphics capability. It won the 2015 Apple Design Award. Affinity Designer files are compatible with Affinity Photo files on Mac and Windows platforms. Features include: • a full set of raster… Read More »

New Photographic Software

If you are not married to Photoshop you now have a powerful, fully featured reasonably priced alternative for Mac and Windows PCs. Affinity Photo was chosen by Apple as the best Mac application of 2015 and is now available for Windows PCs Affinity Photo includes the following features: • comprehensive dedicated and very good editing… Read More »