Race to the Pasture


Expanding and Perfecting your Vision as a Photographer

Exploring the why and how we take photographs will help us understand and perfect our vision for our own photography.  This presentation will take you on a journey of exploration with Leah Gray as she shares her vision and ideas when she picks up her camera. Join her for an evening of photography while she explains the creative process that produces her award-winning works.


Photography is the culmination of planning, technique, vision, composition, and perception, brought together in one instant – with a little (or more) editing.     Leah Gray

Leah is a Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) certified judge. She teaches photography and currently works for Seaside Magazine in Sidney, B.C. 

Leah’s interests are diverse. Having begun photographing sports, specifically football, almost 20 years ago, she has since expanded to wildlife, landscape, macro and closeup photography, black and white, portraits and other genres of photography. 

In 2020, Leah was awarded an FCAPA award from the Canadian Association for Photographic Art for her photographic accomplishments.  In 2021, she earned a PPSA distinction and a BPSA honour for her portfolio of horses in France from the Photographic Society of America. She earned an AFIAP distinction that same year from the International Federation of Photographic Art. 

In 2018, Leah’s image “Siblings” was awarded the PSA Nature Image of the Year over the best Nature and best Wildlife images worldwide. She is the only Canadian to accomplish this overall title.

Leah has 17 gold medals, 6 Best in Show, and over 150 other awards in PSA International Salons and other competitions since October 2017. She has over 800 acceptances in International Exhibitions.

Friday, March 22nd, 2024

7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)


Gibson Auditorium (Room 216)

Young Building (#18 on Map Below)

Camosun College (Lansdowne Campus)

3100 Foul Bay, Victoria B.C.


Pay Parking is available after 5:00pm in the P1 Lot accessed from Lansdowne Road.

Price: $15.00 per person. 

Members of the Victoria Camera Club: 

– LogIn to the Victoria Camera Club website.

– Open the Events Calendar and click on the Events link on March 22nd, 2024

– Proceed to the Events Page where you can purchase your ticket via the PayPal link 

(you may purchase in multiples of up to four tickets). You will be contacted for the other names in your party.

– Return to the Events Page to Register.

Non-Members (i.e. the general public): Click Here to Register

Contact: Ian Faris


Join Leah Gray and Steve Smith for a hands-on workshop designed to help you explore your creative side. We will explore the grounds of Government House choosing a variety of subjects. Each chosen subject will provide the basis for a specific project with hands-on assistance in the field. This will be followed by an instructive review of your day’s images in the afternoon. The schedule will be as follows:

Date:   Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 (alternative March 24th if weather is inclement)

Time:   8:30-11:30 shooting at Government House

11:30-1:00 lunch Break (Note: Lunch is not included)

1:30 classroom review at Camosun College (F200) Fisher Building (#8 on Map Above)

Cost: $250 payable to Leah Gray (call 250-361-5417 or email )


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