All photos in this article provided by John Vanveen
Thanks to the St. Albert Inn and to fundraising efforts, we had a delicious and well-attended banquet.
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.
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!
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.
An opportunity that may be of interest to some:
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A few changes to note on the website!
Just a reminder that this Wednesday night (Nov 12th) is our next workshop. As usual, it begins at 7:00pm at the St. Albert Inn.
From Ralph ~ There is no specific topic for the workshop. We thought we’d try an open forum where we can discuss any concerns, issues, problems you might have. If you have any questions, concerns, etc. bring them to the meeting it’s your chance to get some great feedback. For those who sat in on the camera fundamentals workshop, save the photos you took for the homework assignment on a memory stick in jpeg format so we can review your work.
A reminder from Ken about our field trip to Rutherford House…Please let Ken know if you are planning to attend.
I have arranged a photo shoot at Rutherford House for Saturday, December 6 from 10:00am till noon.
Rutherford house is at 11153 Saskatchewan Drive. It is a provincial museum. There is a $5.00 admission fee. We will have the place to ourselves.
I suggest bringing a tripod.
If people are interested in going out for lunch afterwards they need to let me know they are coming so I can arrange a place.
If people can let me know if they are coming I can let them know how many to expect.
My email is:
Hey everyone, here’s a reminder from Ralph about our club’s workshops for this coming Wednesday (October 15).
- Jill will be facilitating a Family Photography workshop just in time to help you get some great Christmas photos of your family & friends. Bring your camera along.
- Wally & I will be presenting a Basic Camera Familiarity workshop.
- If you are still trying to figure out your camera, if you are still shooting in mostly Automatic mode or if you are just getting started in photography this workshop is for you.
- If you know someone who is interested in taking up the art, invite them out.
- Bring your camera & user manual.
We had a great start to our first submissions night of our new season. The theme was “Standing Out in a Crowd” and there were many interpretations and creative thoughts. That’s what we like to see.
Our winners tonight are (insert drumroll…)
1st – Queen Among Coins – Doug Petry
2nd – Autumn Leaf – Barry Ryziuk
3rd – Lily – Al Popil
1st – Tranquility in Iceland – Bill Adamosky
2nd – Aboriginal Dancer – Al Girard
3rd – Wolf Regalia – Al Popil
1st – Green with Envy – David Oman
2nd – Chasing the Pig – Al Popil
2nd – Red Rock – Don Durand
3rd – Ain’t Nobody Got Time – Eva Riley
3rd – Charlie Chaplin – Barry Ryziuk
3rd – Smirk – John Van Veen
Winners – You are reminded to send your winning photos to Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org to be showcased in our Galleries tab.
Next month’s theme is “Street, Hipshot – No looking through the lens”.
Barry Ryziuk will be leading the Scott Kelby PhotoWalk in St. Albert this year. October is a great time for colour and autumn light. It should be a great time had by all.
October 11 @ 5pm Meet in front of St. Albert Place. Check out the link below, and be sure to sign up.
St. Albert Further Education provides after hours training in a wide variety of subjects, including photography. They offer three courses, two of which are quite basic and would be a good starting point for someone just getting into photography. “Beginner Digital Cameras” is conducted over two evenings with an objective to help attendees “Learn how to use your digital camera more effectively and efficiently!” The second course, “Beginner Photography” is slightly more advanced and is conducted over four evenings.
The third course offered by Further Education is “Night Photography” which is getting more advanced and might even be of interest to some of our more experienced club members.
St. Albert Further Education issues course calendars three times a year outlining all of their courses. These are distributed with the St. Albert Gazette and other outlets, including their web page. They can also be contacted by telephone at 780-460-2207 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Further information is also provided on their web page at www.stalbertfurthered.com.
If you are relatively new to photography, want to progress beyond shooting in Automatic mode or know someone who is, check them out.