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Next Club Meeting
Meetings normally run the second and fourth Monday each month from September to May.
The next meeting is April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Seniors' Fifth Avenue Activity Centre at 170 5th Ave SE in Salmon Arm. Note our new meeting location on by clicking on the following link, click Get Directions and with your left mouse button, pull the map down to show road access from Highway 1 to Shuswap Street.
• Tips and Tricks: Black and White Composition
• Learn from Significant Photo Masters - 6-12 photos for 5-10 minutes - Henry Schnell
• Critiques of members' photos - if requested and time available
• More to follow
To see the Future agenda and future themes, under Club Info - Agenda - Current, click here.
CAPA Pacific Zone News
The Canadian Association for Photographic Art 2014 Spring edition of Pacific Zone News is now available at http://www.capapac.org/pzn/PZNSpring%202014.pdf. Enjoy!
A link to the CAPA website is at: http://capacanada.ca/
From the Camera Store Magazine
From Michelangelo to Arnold Palmer
By: Peter Carroll
There’s a story that when Michelangelo was asked how he created his incredible masterpiece David he responded that he saw David in the marble and just had to cut away everything that didn’t look like David. Regardless of whether the story is true or not, I love the idea behind it. A photographer has some different challenges to a sculptor but the goal is the same - effective expression. As photographers, we are visual storytellers. The first step in effectively telling a story within the frame is figuring out the essence of what will be the photograph. Michelangelo presented the essence of David… nothing more and nothing less. I like to think of essence as the heart of the matter. If you meet me in the field you might very well hear me humming a little of Don Henley’s song “The Heart of the Matter” as I am composing a photograph.
If we are to capture the essence of the subject matter we must begin with careful observation. We have five senses and good seeing is of course a huge part of making engaging photographs but we should connect with our subject matter with all our senses whenever possible. If creating travel photographs, taste the local food. If creating landscape photographs, smell the scent of the pine trees. If creating architecture photographs, feel the materials used in the construction. If creating family portraits, listen to the family stories and get insight into the personalities. Observations made from information gathered from as many of our senses as possible will reveal the essence of the subject matter. Once we know the essence, we see the statue waiting to be released from the marble.
Roberta Bondar's Within the Landscape ~ Art Respecting Life
Discover the breathtaking beauty of our planet and learn about biodiversity by exploring seven biomes through the photography of Dr. Roberta Bondar.
Biomes are communities of plants and wildlife within a particular environment. By looking more closely at biomes, we can begin to understand how intrinsic these ecosystems are to various life forms and, ultimately, the health and wellbeing of human beings.
This limited-time Travelling Exhibition and Learning Experience features fine art photography from The Roberta Bondar Foundation, capturing natural landscapes from forests, lakes and rivers, coastal and marine, desert and semi-desert, grasslands, wetlands and ice across biomes.
This remarkable collection includes 51 major fine art photographic pieces that span Canadian National Parks (such as Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada, Puaskwa National Park of Canada, Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada, and Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada); the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in the USA, Sahara Desert, and the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya.
In addition are a selection of framed student images and their artist statements including winners from Bondar Challenge competitions from elementary and secondary schools, wilderness and summer camps.