MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT:
LYNNE KELMAN /CRESCENT BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: 2018/19
Here is the run down for the first couple of months for our Crescent Beach Photo Club—–some events could change—not all is written in stone—-your executive is meeting this week to go over the upcoming year—-but I wanted to keep you abreast of what is happening—IT’S YOUR CLUB——any suggestions for speakers/activities/workshops—please contact me—-Lynne Kelman/President
At the end of August / early September look for our first “Photo Outing of the club year—-out toward Abbotsford—more to be announced—–
September 5th—-our first night back—invite guests/friends—there will be an article in the newspaper inviting possible new members /guests for this one—–
Crescent Beach Photography Club welcomes members and guests alike to our first meeting of the fall season—The date is Wednesday September 5th—-doors open at 7pm, evening starts at 7:15pm—-Our presenter for this first night will be Ian MacDonald—Vancouver based photographer, writer, educator & speaker and Fujifilm Brand Ambassador. Ian will share with us his knowledge and images of “Street Photography”—– A street photographer understands that street photography is about people, not camera settings. It is about moments, not perfect exposures. A well crafted street photograph tells a story. Come learn from Ian as he takes us through the steps to telling your own street stories.
September 19th—–We will be showing and discussing our Summer Theme and catching up with what’s happening——Scott and Karen will be away for this and so our Derek Hayes will be in charge of the evening—–see note from Scott on submitting on the website:
We will also “catch up” this evening on what is going to be happening over the club year—–
At a date TBA in October we will be judging our CAPA FINE ART images from you, our own club members “off sight”—-submission info: and why off site to be discussed at the Sept 19th meeting—–
October 3rd—-TBA—either a speaker or a Members Night—-
October 17th—–Bring your submissions for the Surrey Art Gallery Print Exhibition by Crescent Beach Photographers—–more about the how’s at the Sept.19th meeting–—
October 31st—–We will be showing our September theme “Machinery”—-and will have an outside guest to discuss and evaluate the images—–
More information on the year to follow——-Lynne Kelman
Mandate: 2018/ 2019:
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.