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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

 

 

 

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

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

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

November Submissions Night Winners

November’s theme was Portraits. See the winning photos here, as they get posted:   http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print
1st place: Italo Pino, Cory Brenner
2nd place: Jay Mann
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

Open Print
1st place: Catherine Page
2nd place: Italo Pino
3rd place: Anastasia Kawulych, HQ Ly

Theme Digital
1st place: Hedy Bach
2nd place: Al Popil
3rd place: Catherine Page

Open Digital
1st place: Al Popil
2nd place: Francoise Noel, HQ Ly, Mary Wagner
3rd place: Anastasia Kawulych

October Submissions Night Winners

 

October’s theme was Colour! In November, we’ll focus on portraits. See all the winning photos, in glorious colour, here:   http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

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

Open Print
1st place: Italo Pino
2nd place: Brent Bromilow (for two photos), Barry Ryziuk
3rd place: Al Morrison, Barry Ryziuk

Theme Digital
1st place: HQ Ly
2nd place: Steve Pedersen
3rd place: Brent Bromilow, Brent Beach

Open Digital
1st place: Brent Bromilow
2nd place: Al Popil (for two photos)
3rd place: HQ Ly

 

September Submissions Night: “My Summer”

Kenn Collett's summer photo (1st place digital)

Ken Collett’s summer photo (1st place digital)

Our September theme of “My Summer” brought out a record number of participants, making it hard to choose amongst all the great photos. Looking forward to finding the perfect shot for these upcoming themes! Our themes for 2018-19 have just been chosen!

   October 2017: Colour!
   November 2017: Portraits
   December 2017: Banquet – no contest submissions but bring photos for a slide show
   January 2018: Night Scenes
   February 2018: Friendship
   March 2018: People at Work
   April 2018: Texture
   May 2018: Wet!

September 2018: Flora
October 2018: Out of Place
   November 2018: Landscape
   December 2018: None (Banquet)
   January 2018: Still Life
   February 2018: Doors
   March 2018: Abstract
   April 2018: Fence Line(s)
   May 2018: Reflections

September 2017 winners:

See the photos here:   http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

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

Open Print
1st place: Dawn Kawahara
2nd place: Sylvia Labelle
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

Theme Digital
1st place: Ken Collett
2nd place: Al Popil
3rd place: Gordon Michon (twice!), Hedy Bach

Open Digital
1st place: Al Popil
2nd place: Italo Pino, Wally Kruger
3rd place: Italo Pino, HQ Ly

Summer Update

Hope you are out enjoying the weather! Over the summer, club members might get together a few times for Foto Friday outings, Field Trips, or casual photo outings. Feel free to send a message to the group if you would like to have people join you! You can contact Doug Poon, who will send out an email to the group, or send a message through the Facebook group.

June Banquet, AGM, and this year’s trophy winners

Our June banquet was a pleasant time to get together, go through the AGM, plan for next year, and recognize our Submissions Night winners. It seems like much of the executive will continue on, with some new faces for some of the volunteer roles. Please be in touch if you would like to help with any aspect of the club’s life! Thanks to the St. Albert Inn for their ongoing support, and for preparing the buffet. The 2016/17 category winners were as follows:

  • Print Theme: Barry Ryziuk
  • Print Open: Doug Petry
  • Digital Theme: Barry Ryzuik
  • Digital Open: Al Popil

Change for Submissions

There has been a change to the mat sizes allowed for submissions. The rules will be updated to indicate:   max mat size is 18x 24 inches.  Max size of the printed photos  continues to be 12 x 18.