Monthly Archives: March 2018

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.

14-Jim Fly snowbirds

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:

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