New Photo Club for Calgary
On September 5, 2012 a new camera club will be starting up in Calgary. The name of the club will be “Calgary Camera Club”.
Every first and third Wednesday of the month the club will meet at the McKenzie Towne Hall in the Prestwick Room at 6:30 pm. Please see the Calgary Camera Club website for more details on how to become a member and sign up: calgarycameraclub.org. The Calgary Camera Club will have a limit of 100 members.
There four different types of membership:
1. Corporate membership at $75.00 is mostly for businesses. Corporate members receive one membership, one advertisement on the front page, and get mentioned and promoted at club events.
2. Family membership at $65.00.
3. Individual membership at $50.00.
4. Student membership at $40.00.
Over the last few months a group of organizers have been busy laying the foundation of the club.
“Myself and David Lilly dreamed up the idea of a new camera club for Calgary”, said Ian Neilson, volunteer President and chief organizer. “David and myself and other volunteers have been working on a location for meetings, setting up a bank account/paypal and getting a great website on the Internet.”
The Calgary Camera Club’s emphases will be on learning concepts of modern Digital Single Lens Cameras and how to process the photograph after capture. The club will accomplish this by forming special Interest groups (SIGs), holding field trips, bring in speakers, and fellow members helping fellow members. Also, the club will depend on its members for ideas and follow up.
The club will hold some photography competitions during the year and the judging will be done by all members. Judging by the members is a new concept the Calgary camera Club will perfect over the course of the first year. “We are looking for each member to participate to make the judging as fair and unbiased as possible”, said David Lilly, volunteer Vice President. “The judging will be based on wether you like the photograph or not.”