October Workshops

Hello, everyone.  Here are the workshops for October, 2023.  As you can see, we have some exciting offerings for you.

* October 2 – The Power and Benefits of a Creative Fine Art Image Series Workshop with Rick Hulbert (Part 1)
The purpose of this two-part workshop is to introduce the subject of Fine Art Photography in a way that will enhance your photographic expertise, regardless of your current level of experience and expertise. 
Learning Outcomes will include:
    •    A path to and the components of Creative Photography
    •    Becoming aware of the two key characteristics of Fine Art Images
    •    The Nature and Components of an Image Series
Participation in this workshop is limited to the first 20 members who register. Please plan to register early! A waitlist will be created if more than 20 members sign up.

When you register for Part 1 of the workshop on October 2, you will also be registering for the workshop presentation (Part 2) on November 27th.

The Workshop Challenge…A Creative Image Series

  1. Create an image series of 3-5 photos recorded after October 2,2023. Both the series itself, along with each individual image should have titles.
  2. Number order of your images if you have a preference sequence.
  3. Include a 100-200 word artist statement in a digitally editable format with your series. You will be notified with respect to where to send the digital package.
  4. Include your email address and an optional phone number for potential feedback.
  5. If you have any questions, contact me at
  6. All of the above material is due by midnight on Friday October 27th.
  7. If a constructive evaluation is warranted, Rick Hulbert will contact you by November 1st. Any revisions are due by midnight November 13th.


* October 17 – Small Wonders: The Joy of Macro Photography with Judy Hancock Holland
This presentation, open to photographers of all skill levels, will explore the genre of macro photography. No particular knowledge is required in advance, although a rudimentary understanding of aperture will be helpful. Join us to explore the basics of macro, techniques such as selective focus and focus stacking, and various options for gear. You might just discover a whole new world of inspiration.
About Judy Hancock Holland
Judy Hancock Holland is an award winning Canadian photographic artist based on Vancouver Island, BC. She first explored photography and darkroom work as an undergraduate student and returned to photography in earnest upon her retirement from the University of Alberta. A lifelong educator, she approaches photography from a contemplative and spiritual standpoint, and enjoys mentoring other photographers. She is a sought-after teacher and maintains an educational Youtube channel (Click HERE to visit). You can see more of her work on her website (Click HERE to visit).


* October 23 – Novice Image Review with Pam Irvine
This is an opportunity for Novice members to get a few of their images reviewed by some of the more experienced members of the club.  This is NOT a competition.    You can be anonymous if you wish, but our intention to is create a safe place to honestly discuss your images and help you to improve your photography.
Your images will be viewed and discussed by the reviewers and simple suggested edits will be performed live with Lightroom giving the participants a chance to see before and after recommendations and to learn some Lightroom techniques and tricks. You are welcome to attend to learn from the discussions even if you do not have an image being reviewed. 
Please email 1 – 3 images to Pam Irvine at  at least one day before the scheduled session.  Images sent at the last minute (less than an hour before) will not be able to be downloaded and reviewed. Images can be raw or jpgs.   If you have problems sending your images email or phone Pam at 250-479-8152.
Minimum 4, Maximum 20 participants

* October 30 – Understanding and Using Composition Workshop with Jim Fowler – Part 1
NOTE: This is a two-part workshop meeting on Monday, October 30, and Monday, November 6 via Zoom. Registration for Part 1 will enroll you in both sessions.

Join Jim Fowler on an interesting and entertaining journey as we explore techniques and tools to improve composition.  Good composition is an exercise in judgment.  You can improve your composition skills by understanding some basics about how we see, how we look at pictures, and what tools are available.  Learn how to forget what you first saw that captured your attention and think instead about the final image you want to produce. 
In this practical and fun workshop, Jim shows what we can do with composition to improve the visual impact of our photos.  Drawing on information from both scientific and artistic sources, Jim uses his own photos, and some famous photos and paintings to illustrate every tool and technique he talks about.  
All participants will receive Jim’s written notes and select references the day after the presentation.

Remember, registration opens Saturday mornings at 9am, 4 weeks prior to a workshop.

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