Sunshine Coast Camera Club

Supporting the photographic arts on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

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From Sunshine Coast to Sunshine Coast

Over the last few weeks, the Sunshine Coast Camera Club has been in discussion with the Caloundra Camera Group (from Australia) to arrange a Zoom joint club meeting to bring together our respective Sunshine Coasts!  The purpose of this meeting is to share photos of our respective communities with the possibility of future joint meetings.

While not all SCCC members have participated in the Sunshine Coast Camera Club Zoom meetings, most have attended one or more meetings.  The club plans to continue to use Zoom technology until pandemic regulations permit the club to resume in-person meetings.  The use of Zoom could allow us to develop a “Twin Club” or “Sister Club” relationship with another camera club.  The meeting of the two Sunshine Coast camera clubs provide a perfect opportunity.

A first meeting, scheduled for Thursday evening, April 22nd (Pacific time) will allow each club to share a slide show of approximately 20 photos to reflect our respective communities. The slides should represent a wide range of topics that could include local schools, business, land/seascapes, local folks, environment, etc. The photographer responsible for each slide will be given up to one minutes to describe what the image represents. An opportunity for informal conversation will follow.

This should be a fun and interesting evening for both clubs’ members.  Who knew that a pandemic could result in a unique international relationship between two camera clubs!

February 4th meeting – Guest Speaker Andy Clark

(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Andy Clark has spent the last 45 years travelling extensively around the globe photographing famines, disasters, world summits, major sporting events, the first Gulf War and conflicts in the Balkans. His honours include twice being named the Canadian Photojournalist of the Year.

As a photojournalist, Andy will be sharing his knowledge, insights and experience at taking photographs from this perspective.  The nature of Andy’s work is to capture dramatic images, in both black & white as well as colour.  During his presentation, Andy will also share with us some of his current work in the form of short slide shows.

October 15th Open Theme Photo Review

The October 15th SCCC meeting will be a member photo review. This means that each member may contribute three photos to the evening. Images will receive (hopefully) helpful feedback from club members. Open theme means that the image may be of any subject, however we are challenging photographers to demonstrate design elements discussed in the Design mini workshop provided during the September 3rd. meeting. The handout provided at the workshop can be viewed here.

The session focused on the use of shapes, lines, textures and perspective in creating an image. For example, the image of the mountains above shows perspective through the gradations of blue in the mountains, while the image below makes excellent use of rectangular shapes and textures in the three textured colour blocks.

Images for the photo review should be brought to the club meeting in jpeg format on a flash drive and should be of medium size in order to be viewed on the projector.

CAPA Photo Walk a Success

On Saturday, September 21st Canadian Association for the Photographic Arts District Rep, Janet Slater, hosted a themed walk focusing on long exposures. Ten photographers attended and were assisted in mastering the art of long exposure images of waterfalls and other moving bodies of water. To see images of a few of the participants check out the gallery.

Thank you, Janet!

For those who might be interested in other Sunshine Coast Camera Club activities, the next club meeting is October 1st when Duane Sept will be presenting on Macro Photography. For information on meeting locations please contact us using the contact form.