MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT: LYNNE KELMAN /CRESCENT BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: 2017
Mandate: 2017/ 2018:
To promote and advance photography as both a technical and a creative art form and to mentor those new to photography.
To provide instruction, demonstrations and lectures that will teach and provide encouragement and inspiration, in all forms/workshops/lectures/hands on.
To enjoy photography in a social environment as a meeting place for like minded people:
My goal for the next two years is for us to grow our knowledge of photography, by listening to speakers who will teach us from the basics to beyond, who will provide stimulation and inspiration and who will help us better our photography and teach us to “see”. I hope to provide interesting lecturers as well as demonstrations and hands on learning. We will ask outside judges not only to score, but also to critique/review in depth the photographs that we submit for our theme nights and for competitions, so that we can learn from their expertise and knowledge and can go that step forward in knowing where advancements can be made.
We will welcome new members and strive to share our combined knowledge with them. We will identify our individual strengths and invite those new to photography to ask questions of us.
Our Executive is made up of a team of passionate photographers who are excited to put forth new ideas to help stimulate us. Our theme leader Scott has been working on new ideas for our monthly themes and we will continue with our outings adventures with a lean toward preparing us for upcoming competitions.
One of our changes this year will be to start meetings at 7:15pm rather than 7:30pm—-the doors will be open at 7pm or just before, for you to socialise with friends, but this extra 15 minutes gives us that little extra time to spend on learning about photography.
Our first meeting of the new club year is September 6th and we have a well-known photojournalist, Wendell Phillips, as our speaker that evening, who will help us prepare for the new CAPA competition “Journalism”. He is a must see, his photography is amazing.
****Before our speaker starts on September 6th, I am calling a Special General Meeting of the membership to vote on a special amendment to increase our annual membership fees by a small amount. This increase is due to the fact that our room rental at Camp Alexander has increased this year and will also help cover additional payments to judges and speakers which we expect to have over the next few years. We are still very lucky as a club, to have such an attractive and convenient place to hold our meetings and we feel fortunate that we will be at Camp Alexander for many years to come.
I am looking forward to an exciting time to come and to working with an executive who volunteer their time freely and with passion.
We encourage your involvement, ideas and comments as we try to make this a season that supports your passion and love for photography.
Lynne Kelman/ President CBPC
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. – Irving Penn