Wrapping up another year!

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All photos in this article provided by John Vanveen

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Thanks to the St. Albert Inn and to fundraising efforts, we had a delicious and well-attended banquet.

 

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Our annual general meeting provided information about our financial status and some ideas for the upcoming year.  Elections resulted in some new and some returning executive volunteers.

 

 

Al Popil won the trophy for the Digital Open category, adding his name once again.

 

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HQ Ly was our leader for the Digital Theme category.

 

 

 

Brent Bromilow took the trophy for Print Open.

 

 

 

 

Finally, Italo Pino added up the points month by month to take the Print Theme category. Congrats to all!

May Submissions Night: Wet!

 

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A winning digital submission by member Dave Rodwell

For the last Submissions Night of the season, Wet! was the theme. Here are the winners from the photos that were submitted in May: http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print
1st place: Brent Bromilow
2nd place: Italo Pino
3rd place: Italo Pino

Open Print
1st place: Brent Bromilow
2nd place: Barry Ryziuk
3rd place: HQ Ly and Brent Bromilow

Theme Digital
1st place: Mary Wagner
2nd place: Barry Ryziuk
3rd place: Dave Rodwell

Open Digital
1st place: Ken Collett
2nd place:  Peter Pankiw
3rd place: Carla Wagner, Hedy Bach, Al Popil

 

 

 

May Guest Speaker

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This week our guest speaker is Jeff Day.  Until he began running, Jeff discovered that he had never truly seen the beauty of our cities.  During his last five years spent running in and around the Edmonton area and Western Canada, he realized that his passion of photography and running can and do go hand in hand.  He felt compelled to capture it.  Jeff has coined his work as “Runtography”; a labor of love as he has run over 9,500 kilometres with a camera in tow.

Jeff Day - Mary - Snow StormJeff Day - Black and White Building

This Wednesday, Jeff will provide us with an overview of some of his favourite imagery that he has captured during his runs.  It will be a treat to see what he has lined up for us!  Jeff can be found online at his website, through Instagram, and via his Flickr account.

 Jeff Day - Landscape Jeff Day - Pigeon Girder

April Submissions Night: Texture

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Texture: A winning photo by Brent Bromilow

Here are the highlights from the photos that were submitted in April: http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print
1st place: Brent Bromilow
2nd place: Dawn Kawahara, Barry Ryziuk
3rd place: Italo Pino

Open Print
1st place: Sylvia Labelle
2nd place: Italo Pino
3rd place: Italo Pino

Theme Digital
1st place: Brent Bromilow
2nd place: Al Popil
3rd place: Barry Ryziuk

Open Digital
1st place: Mary Wagner
2nd place:  Al Popil, Brent Bromilow, HQ Ly
3rd place:  Sylvia Labelle

April Guest Speaker

Our April guest speaker was Vancouver’s Rick Hulbert.  He was a dynamic speaker who intertwined humour with education.  His discussion on architectural photography was not just entertaining, but very insightful as he shared tips and perceptions from his background as an architect as it relates to his photography.  Rick commented in his discussion that there are commonalities between architecture and photography.  Architects look at spaces first, then edges (lines), and finally light, whereas photographers see the same but just in a different order.  Photographers look at light, then edges (lines), and finally spaces.

When approaching an image, Rick was sure to emphasize that vertical edges need to be portrayed as vertical, so when composing your image, ensure that the top of your vertical line is directly above the bottom; the best way to do so is to keep your camera level.  He says that if you can keep your verticals vertical, everything else will fall into place.  Rick also commented on creating edges that breathe.  He suggested that no two edges of any element or object should align exactly in order to keep the image appearing as natural as possible.

Rick provided tons of examples and encouragement for us to get to the point where we love our photography just as he does his own.  He was full of encouragement, and was truly enjoyable to listen to.  It is with much appreciation to Images Camera Club that we were collectively able to bring such a dynamic speaker to our club.

Rick Hulbert provides workshops, and has some amazing content on his website so please be sure to check him out.

March Submissions Night – “At Work”

We explored the theme of work this month. Tamara talked about the practice of taking a photo a day for a year, and we also heard from four more club members as we get to know each other’s work better.

Here are the highlights from the photos that were submitted: http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print
1st place: Catherine Page
2nd place: Italo Pino
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

Open Print
1st place: Brent Bromilow
2nd place: Francois Noel
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

Theme Digital
1st place: HQ Ly
2nd place: Steve Pedersen
3rd place: Ken Collett, Jay Mann, Laurice Block

Open Digital
1st place: Italo Pino
2nd place:  Mary Wagner
3rd place:  Al Popil, Steve Pedersen

March Guest Speaker

Jim Fly231On Wednesday, March 14th, we will have the pleasure of listening to Jim Cochrane as he takes the spotlight for our March guest speaker night. Jim has had a unique and undoubtedly exciting career in photography.
As a photographer for the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces for 24 years, Jim spent the last 15 years of that time with Public Relations. His experiences are rich, having participated in NATO tours in France and Germany, and in United Nations Peacekeeping in Cyprus. In addition, he had also participated in Search and Rescue, and was a photographer for the infamous Snowbirds as some of the highlights of his photography career with the Canadian Forces.

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Upon his retirement, he joined the Edmonton Journal for another two decades as a photographer, then as the Chief Photographer. Jim has since retired from the Journal, and now spends his time travelling and keeping up with his photography.

Please join us on Wednesday evening for an undoubtedly interesting and unique perspective on photography with Jim!

Lightpainting by Richard Gagne

On Wednesday, February 21st, we had the pleasure of having Richard Gagne come out to the group. He gave us a breakdown on the basics of lightpainting, the equipment, and demonstrated some techniques live during the evening.
Richard is a former member of the club, and it was a pleasure to have him out to speak. His energy and passion for lightpainting was evident and infectious! It was interesting to see the number of different items that he uses for creating effects in his images. Richard clearly has great insight and imagination as many of the props he uses have been custom made out of ordinary, easily accessible items.

Richard has provided us with a list of lightpainting groups, both locally and abroad.
If you’re interested, check out these links that he has provided!  Richard is one of the founders of the Edmonton Lightpainters Group.

Facebook groups:
Edmonton Lightpainters Group
Fiberoptic Lightpainting
LightPainting Brushes Tips and Tricks
Eric Pare
Lightpainters United
DNA of Light

Thank you, Richard, for coming out and sharing your knowledge and passion with the group.  It was a great evening!

February “Friends” Submissions Night

February’s submissions night gave us the opportunity to hear from John Vanveen about the interesting lenses he uses. We also got to meet three more club members, Chelsea, HQ, and Sylvia, who gave us a little insight into their photography interests.

See all the winning photos here, as they get posted: http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print
1st place: Italo Pino
2nd place: Italo Pino
3rd place: Cory Brenneis

Open Print
1st place: Brent Bromilow
2nd place: HQ Ly (twice, for two prints)
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

Theme Digital
1st place: Jay Mann
2nd place: Brent Bromilow, Italo Pino
3rd place: Hedy Bach

Open Digital
1st place: Al Popil
2nd place:  Brent Bromilow, HQ Ly
3rd place: Mary Wagner, Sylvia Labelle, Al Popil

January’s Submissions Night

January’s submissions night saw record numbers, with over 80 digital submissions! Maybe “Night Photography” was a popular theme, or maybe people are just getting a lot of out of the process. We heard about three club members in a sort of special spotlight on getting to know each other. We also had a brief, info-packed presentation from Jeff Wallace on astrophotography.

See the winning photos here, as they get posted: http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print
1st place: HQ Ly
2nd place: JDawn Kawahara
3rd place: Italo Pino, Barry Ryziuk

Open Print
1st place: Barry Ryziuk
2nd place: Al Girard, Jill Routhier
3rd place: Barry Ryziuk

Theme Digital
1st place: Carla Wagner
2nd place: Catherine Page
3rd place: HQ Ly

Open Digital
1st place: Al Popil
2nd place:  Mary Wagner
3rd place: Hedy Bach, Al Popil