Monthly Archives: May 2018

May Guest Speaker

Jeff Portrait Profile 2018 - SQ

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

TD1 Brent Bromilow

Texture: A winning photo by Brent Bromilow

Here are the highlights from the photos that were submitted in April:

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.