Upcoming Events

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Saturday 30 September
Downtown Victoria - 11am - 3 Hours
Ron Pogue
This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their camera settings. We will touch on essential camera functions and the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
Colors of Autumn Meetup

Colors of Autumn Meetup

Saturday 07 October
Tillicum Road - 1pm - 2 Hours
Ron Pogue
Join us for a captivating photography experience as we celebrate the vibrant and enchanting Colors of Autumn! As nature's palette transforms into a mesmerizing array of warm hues, this photography meetup is the perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of the season. During this event, we will explore a vibrant foliage-filled park known for its breathtaking autumn trees. We will embark on a journey to capture the essence of this magical time of year. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this meetup welcomes enthusiasts of all skill levels.
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Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 28 October
Oak Bay - 5pm - 2 Hours
Ron Pogue
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset. Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest. Dress warmly.
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Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Victoria.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Victoria Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    This was a very informative event. I learnt the value of longer shutter speeds and other settings. Therew as an opportunity to be guided on composition and the freedom to also discover your own. As always Ron was helpful and patient.
    This was a great event! I really learned a lot and Ron was a patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am so happy that I can now take photos at night with my DSLR.
    It was a great event, learnt a lot of valuable pieces of information from Ron.

    Ron has expert knowledge. He is a fantastic educator
    I love the hands on and Ron is very patient and knowledgeable with the questions
    As usual this was a pleasure. Ron provided lots of practical advice, talked about influential photographers, pointed out great angles to take shots, and showed us a historical photograph on signage . I had sufficient individual time.

    I really like the opportunity to meet up with some like minded people. As well as having the knowledge of an experienced photographer along to be able to ask questions of. Ron was friendly, easy going and a wealth of knowledge. I look forward to attending more of these meet ups.
    Extremely informed, I was able to get off of the auto mode. I'm green as the grass grows. I love nature and all it's wonders, so being able to finally take a picture in the shades and actually be able to see the picture I see is a huge step in the right direction. So thank for that. Looking forward to more classes. Highly recommend to anyone starting to become a photographer or just a hobby.
    Fantastic event and a great instructor!

    Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Ron is great! I always learn more than I expect to. He shares his knowledge and expertise is easy to follow and understand. Highly recommend
    A great introduction to black and white photography. All new learning which has given me a better appreciation of how black and white photographs work. Useful suggestions on which colours work well in b&w photographs. The group was a nice mix of less experienced and more experienced photographers. Ron does take time to attend to each person in the group individually so no one feels that have not had some learning of particular value to them.
    I enjoyed hearing about the Exposure Triangle and how the different "sides" of the triangle affect the others. Some useful advice on shooting birds in flight. It was also very helpful for Ron to give camera -specific teachings for each participant,

    Ron Pogue
    Ron is a professional photographer living on Vancouver Island and working throughout the pacific northwest. He is a documentary photojournalist seeking the truth of the world in the light of everyday life. Much of his work serves as social commentary in these panoptical times of total media saturation.

    Ron's mission is to render the highest possible visual justice to every subject he encounters, no mater how humble or unseen. He offers fair witness services for all forms of ceremony, event, occurrence, or happening.

    Ron holds a BFA in Photography from ECU.

    Ron Pogue is available for private bookings

    Available Weekends
    Private Tutoring

    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: North of Fort St John 200km
    Shot this picture on my Canon EOS R, with my recently acquired Sigma 14mm f1.8 lens. It was captured at f/1.8, 1600ISO and 8 sec exposure.Having worked in Northern British Columbia and out of town for nearly 10 years, I became accustomed to the spectacular northern lights shows it had to offer! So I finally made the plunge in the last 6 months and got myself a real camera, and just last month picked up the new sigma lens.After getting off a 10 hour work day, I had a quick bite to eat fo
    Credit: Dallas Holness

    Wollongong Photography Group
    Title or Location: King Parrot calling card.
    I spotted this King Parrot feather in my yard after a night of showers. The water droplets only added to its beauty.
    Credit: Bla Andbla
    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Helen McKenzie Lake, Forbidden Plateau, Mount Washington
    Having moved to the island in 2011, Forbidden Plateau had been on my bucket list for over a decade. Although adventures have taken me all over the island, I just had never got around to visiting this spectacular location. It did not disappoint!
    Credit: Pascale Navarro
    Instagram: @pascale_navarro

    St Albans Photography Group
    Title or Location: Milton Keynes
    I took my son to see an old friend because he wanted to play with wire wool and try and get some "cool" pictures. We also took some led masks with us too. Was an eventful night and I'm sure somewhere along the line will see the rest of the results here
    Credit: PhotosByBealsey
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    Instagram: PhotosByBealsey

    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Old Montréal
    This is a digital scan of a medium format film negative. The photo is from a recent trip to my hometown with my 60 year-old used Hasselblad 500c camera and the 80mm f/2.8 lens.
    Credit: Ron Charles
    Instagram: Ron. charles.canada
    Portland Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest
    Portland Photography Group shoot @ Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest (with Ann moving the light stick)
    Credit: Carlton Ward
    Instagram: redjelly39

    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: The Breakwater District at Ogden Point, cruise ship terminal, Victoria, British Columbia
    Taken in the very early hours of Sunday August 27th. There were 3 floating hotels leaving Victoria's port under a very smokey moon due to the forest fires. There were more people taking photos and eagerly waving at passengers on the cruise ships who were waving back as we watched them disappear in the horizon sailing for their next destination leaving behind our beautiful city and taking wonderful memories with them. Probably the most photographed moon of 2023! Simply spectacular
    Credit: Erika Rouby
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    Colchester Photography Group
    Title or Location: Hylands house
    This photo was taken at hylands house back in 2017 at 4.30pm for me its right place right time ...
    Credit: Wayne Fowler
    Facebook: Mr F photos
    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Mt Baker, Washington
    This July me and some friends from work hiked up Mt Baker! This photo was taken at our campsite just below the glacier a few thousand feet from the summit. We set up camp here after our first day and these two goats came down the mountain and spent hours wandering through the campsites eating grass and drinking from the streams nearby, getting as close as 10-20 feet from us! This photo was taken around dusk, just before the clouds cleared out and gave us an amazing view of the mountain range and
    Credit: Jack Zubick
    Instagram: Jackzubick_

    Ocala Photography Group
    Title or Location: Wildwood, Florida - just South of Ocala
    I live near the water. As I worked in my garden, this eagle landed near the water's edge. It stayed long enough for me to grab my good old Cannon Rebel and I was able to capture several images with my 200mm lens. The bird seemed to have no fear of me. I moved slowly peacefully towards it and I ended up about 25' away. I did not want to scare it, so I only captured a few images. When I had finished, the bird remained here for quite some time. It was an amazing experience. I did crop the image to
    Credit: Cathy Popiel
    Victoria Photography Group
    Title or Location: Gorge Park
    A beautiful place to visit specially if you love photography . You will surely enjoy the place even you are alone or with your friends or family.
    Credit: Will Ruiz
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    Instagram: Will Ruiz
    Sacramento Photography Group
    Title or Location: Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver BC, Canada
    The Baron's Green Racer Snakeis a species of rear-fanged venomous snake. The species is endemic to South America. Shot with my Nikon Z8 Z24-120 4.0 processed with Photoshop Topaz
    Credit: John P Simpson

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