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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

TIPS FOR FOREST AND FOLIAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Submitted by Dave Hutchison I have been photographing and exploring the forest on Vancouver Island for over ten years.  Like any genre within photography, there are some tips and tricks that are valuable for the getting the best possible images from the forest.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

TIPS FOR LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY - THE ART OF SEEING WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE

Submitted by Dave Hutchison Over the past six years, I have produced dozens of long exposure seascape images in part to living minutes from the BC coast on Vancouver Island. There are lots of applications for long exposure photography to communicate motion, drama, and just something that is artistic.  The subject could be clouds passing through mountain passes, people in a busy courtyard, car headlights in a traffic circle and the list goes on.  My specialty within Long Exposure Photography is seascapes.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

ACCREDITATION GIVES YOU WINGS - MARK LAURIE

Submitted by Mona D’Amours in collaboration with Mark Laurie: I was intrigued by Mark who has 37 accreditations. Since I struggled with accreditations, I wanted to know his secret. How did he do it? Why did he do it? What were the benefits? When I approached him, I wanted an S.O.S. plan, Secrets, Opportunities, Success with accreditation.

Monday, October 4, 2021

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP (WPC) - WHAT IS IT, AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?

Submitted by Gerald (Gerry) David In 2019, I was approached with the unique opportunity to be Team Captain for the team that Canada enters into the World Photographic Cup. I didn’t know anything about it, but the person who approached me had an enthusiasm that was rather infectious. Maybe it was the delta variant of enthusiasm. So I agreed to be part of it, with help. And that is how I became Co-Captain of Team Canada! Joining me on my journey was the inimitable Jillian Chateauneuf, well known to many at PPOC. You can call us Gerr-illian.

Friday, September 24, 2021

WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG?

Submitted by Gerald (Gerry) David Photographers think about this a lot. As a matter of fact, I have lists of what needs to be in my bag for different types of off-site sessions. I can usually remember everything important without the list… and then I get dust on my lens. And I forgot the cleaning kit. Or I find a cat hair on my sensor. And I forgot my blower. You get the idea. I did the same thing as a musician. Lists. They work.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

LIGHTMATTERS 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

DON'T BRING YOUR CAMERA

Submitted by Mona D’Amours. Summer is over. Back to school. Lessons to learn. NEVER BRING A CAMERA if you go white water rafting. I survived Class 5 rapids on the Thompson River, BC after our zodiac flipped on the "Frog" August 15, 2021. I was trapped under the boat with no air pocket. The only man beside me who was also caught under the zodiac, but had an air pocket, grabbed my life jacket. We were both swept underwater by the rapids, and ended up 50 metres away from the zodiac. That was the longest 6 seconds of my life. Feeling helpless underwater with rapids swirling in all directions was terrifying even though I was a lifeguard and qualified scuba diver in my youth. My buddy and I held on to our oars, and tried to swim to our zodiac, but couldn’t. The current was too strong. We had no choice, but to succumb to the rapids until we were pulled on board by a motorized zodiac further downstream. Without the rescue, I wouldn’t be here writing this story since I would have been swallowed up by 18 rapids. It was the perfect storm with low water levels exposing more rocks than normal, compounded by the heat wave, drought conditions, and fierce winds that literally flipped the boat upside down, not once, but almost twice.

Friday, August 20, 2021

CATALOGS - CAPTURE ONE - GET ORGANIZED!

Submitted by Bill Booth How many times have you asked yourself "Where is that image? I know it is on some drive or other, but exactly where?" Since the advent of digital photography, a huge issue has been the DAM - Digital Asset Management. Programs have come and gone. DAM systems have consumed hours of setup. Computer operating systems have changed, and files have grown larger by several magnitudes. My Nikon D3 files are 12 MPX, while my new Nikon D7II produces 45 MPX files.