VICTORIA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 16 March
Downtown Victoria - 11am - 2 Hours
Ron Pogue
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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$43      
On the Road

On the Road

Saturday 13 April
James Bay - 11am - 3 Hours
Ron Pogue
This session will be looking at highways and roads to photograph what is right in front of you every day you travel. We will also combine motion blur with traffic and create some unique street / road scenes.
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$94      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Esquimalt - 10am - 3 Hours
Ron Pogue
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$94      

ABOUT VICTORIA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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.
  • REVIEWS
    Spencer was great at explaining the principles of photography . He was also very skilled at figuring out how our camera worked
    5/5
    Guy
    2024-02-27
    Great experience!
    5/5
    Denise
    2024-02-14
    Spencer is very approachable, and clearly enjoys what he does. He is well prepared and thorough. He provided one to one advice as well as teaching the whole group which is appreciated
    4/5
    David
    2024-02-12

    I liked the technical overview provided ahead of putting it into practice
    5/5
    Denise
    2024-01-30
    Informative and fun to learn about street photography and meet other photographers.
    5/5
    Andrew
    2024-01-30
    Spencer was enthusiastic and clarified my understanding of street photography. Learned some great pointers, and connected with some fellow shutterbugs that I look forward to meeting up with for more experimenting. Thanks for organizing this workshop.
    5/5
    Don
    2024-01-30

    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.
    5/5
    David
    2023-09-18
    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.
    5/5
    Nathalie
    2023-09-18
    It was a great event, learnt a lot of valuable pieces of information from Ron.
    5/5
    Reteka
    2023-07-27

    Ron has expert knowledge. He is a fantastic educator
    5/5
    Kim
    2023-07-26
    I love the hands on and Ron is very patient and knowledgeable with the questions
    5/5
    Denise
    2023-07-25
    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.
    5/5
    David
    2023-07-24

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    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

    Spencer Hay
    Spencer is a photographer and dedicated instructor passionate about sharing the art of photography. Beginning their photographic journey with the goal of spending more time in nature and exploring the possibility of entering film school. Spencer developed a deep appreciation for the technical aspects of photography, particularly enjoying the process of capturing the beauty of landscapes.

    Throughout their photography career, Spencer has gained valuable experience in various fields, including event photography, collaborating with non-profits, capturing compelling portraits, producing music videos, and creating a photography/comedy based coffee table book. This diverse background reflects Spencer's broad interest in the dynamic world of photography. Now, he channels this wealth of experience into their role as a photography instructor. The focus is on teaching the fundamentals of camera operation and helping individuals discover their unique photographic style. Under Spencer's guidance, students not only become proficient with their cameras but also embark on a journey of self-expression through the lens.
    PHOTOS
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: Walled Old City of Jerusalem
    Early Sunday morning in a quiet alleyway in the Jewish Quarter.
    Credit: Andrew Bell
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Sidney, BC
    A March swim in 7.2 Celsius water near Sidney, B.C. Most people just jump in and out. I used this image to talk about jumping into a presentation to the Victoria Camera Club on March 22nd.
    Credit: Leah Gray, Spirithills.ca
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Oak Bay, BC Canada
    I had just moved to the charming town of Oak Bay, filled with excitement I decided to treat myself to a new 16mm f1.4 Fujifilm lens, eager to capture the beauty of my surroundings in vivid detail.One foggy morning, I felt compelled to take my new lens for a test run. With my camera in hand, I stroll toward Queens Park, drawn by the promise of nature's serene allure.Filled with a sense of satisfaction, I couldn't resist sharing my favorite photos on Facebook hoping to share the magic of the m
    Credit: Miriam Stahuliak

    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-04
    Title or Location: Willows Beach
    Infrared 850nm image from converted Nikon D3400
    Credit: Darrell Fleming
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Victoria British Columbia
    The image was taken during a class on Street Photography by the Victoria Camera Group , hosted by Spencer Hay.The class was divided into groups and with Spencer answering our questions and providing tips we hit the streets.By the end of the class new photo friends were sharing our Street photography images and stories.Good times indeed!!
    Credit: Andrew Bell

    Spokane Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: In my basement office/studio
    Working on trying new things! Plucked this Puff out of my front yard flower bed. Used a small compact mirror to create the shot using natural daylight thorough the window. The black and white spoke drama with such a simple subject. Taken with Canon rebel t7 and efs 18-55mm f/3.5-6.6Settings 1/60 f5.6
    Credit: Aleisha Jones

    Westchester Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: At a farm outside of Ponce, PR
    This was a shot among a field of beautiful pineapples in all different stages of growth. I loved the vibrancy of the coloriPhone 13 Pro
    Credit: Ellie K
    Facebook: Ellie Krolian
    Central Coast Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Catherine Hill Bay NSW Australia
    I always love this location to capture the Milky Way. Its very peaceful at 3am. I wanted to get in early for the Milky Way season and was very happy with the way it turned out.
    Credit: Ben Stewart
    Facebook: Beautiful Blue Images Photography
    Instagram: beautifulblueimagesinc

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/

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