Club Field Trip to Buttertubs Marsh, April 13th

Gabriola Photography Club members – and other photographers considering joining our club – are invited to take part in our first field trip of 2023.

When & where:
We’re heading to Buttertubs Marsh Park in Nanaimo, on Thursday afternoon, April 13.

Why there?
Buttertubs is a lovely, accessible bird and wildlife sanctuary, encircled by an easy 2-km trail. The field trip will provide an opportunity to connect face-to-face with other club photographers, and the destination is perfect for honing your skills in nature photography: nesting birds, waterfowl, and the marsh habitat.

Timing & travel:
We plan to catch the 1:30pm ferry off Gabriola. For seniors, it’s a ride-free day on the ferry, and if desired we can arrange car pooling to reduce the number of vehicles going over. After two hours at the Park (approximately 2 to 4 pm), we’ll return to the Nanaimo ferry terminal to catch the 4:35pm or 5:05pm ferry back to Gabriola.

To join in:
Please contact Sally Bullas

What to bring:
You might want to bring along a folding stool or light-weight lawn chair, water bottle, thermos of tea/coffee, and perhaps a snack.  In addition, we recommend that you wear layered clothing, walking shoes or boots, and a light all-weather jacket in case of rain. 

Come one, come all, it will be a grand excursion!   

A scenic image of Buttertubs Marsh with trees and shrubs in the foreground, on a bright spring day.

Develop Your Creative Vision – this summer on Gabriola (Last Chance!)

June 26 – July 2 or August 30 – September 5, 2023

Join Chris Harris and Dennis Ducklow on Gabriola Island, for a dynamic and inspirational experience that will push you far beyond the familiar – changing the way you use your camera, to express yourself in new and exciting ways.

Six days of illustrated instructional talks and in-the-field art projects, hosted at The Haven, a beautiful beachfront retreat, and with a plethora of photographic opportunities awaiting you on Gabriola Island.

Space is limited so be sure to register early.

An important update: this will be the final year that Dennis and Chris are offering their Develop Your Creative Vision workshops.

PhotoPills – 3 session webinar series with Brenda Petrella

Gabriola Photography Club members are invited by the Victoria Camera Club to join this 3-part series, on Zoom at 7 pm – March 27, April 3, & April 17, 2023. The fee is $30.

Over the course of the sessions you’ll learn how to use PhotoPills in planning compositions of the sun, moon, or Milky Way, and how to use additional tools within the app including depth of field, field of view, augmented reality, hyperfocal distance, etc.

Brenda Petrella is a Vermont-based landscape and nature photographer, the founder of Outdoor Photography School, and the host of the Outdoor Photography Podcast.  Her successful tutorial YouTube channel recently surpassed 34,000 subscribers, and her videos have been recommended by Imaging-Resource, Shutterbug, Photography Talk, Capture Landscapes, Picture Correct, and others.

Here’s the link for more information & to register for the sessions.