VICTORIA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 22 June
Downtown Victoria - 10am - 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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$47      
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Oak Bay - 7:30pm - 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.
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$47      
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
    Love it . Ron was great explaining each camera , and information for all our questions for taking types of pictures , landscape sports sunset . Explain the light and speed . Looking forward to taking more lessons . Thank you
    5/5
    Heather
    2024-05-26
    1 Ron rocks 2 size of group -4 was perfect for hands on attention 3 location was great for a variety of subjects plus relatively quiet 4 gave me the confidence as a newby to further explore my camera and photography
    5/5
    Brendan
    2024-05-26
    I enjoy the one on one time with a professional. Spencer is knowledgeable and gets you thinking about what you?re actually trying to achieve from your image and how to make it happen
    5/5
    Denise
    2024-05-14

    It was a great experience! Spencer was helpful and I came away with some good ideas.
    5/5
    Michelle
    2024-05-13
    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

    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
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: Shields Lake, Sooke
    We can walk out our front door and straight through the backyard to go hiking in the backcountry. It's a 12km hike to Shields Lake, and it's worth it! It was a beautiful evening when those rays of light came through.
    Credit: Pascale Navarro

    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: islandview beach

    Credit: Michael Richmond
    Facebook: michaelrichmondphotography
    Instagram: svnamu37
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Friday night, hockey game, cruise ship passengers, and balmy weather
    It's tough at this time of year to find good light. I start work early, and then need to make dinner and clean up after dinner. By the time I get outside in mid-May, the light is already waning, turning a bit blu-ish, particularly in the shadows. This time however I managed to find just the right light.
    Credit: Nevin Thompson
    Instagram: nevin.thompson

    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Leader of the pack.
    Having fun experimenting with panning and a 1/15th of a second shutter speed.
    Credit: Andrew Bell

    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-05-11
    Title or Location: Canoe cove
    Kolb island eagle keeping a watchful eye out for lunch. pic shot at canoe cove.
    Credit: Michael Richmond
    Facebook: michaelrichmondphotography
    Instagram: svnamu37
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: Esquimalt, BC
    One evening my partner and I were out taking photos in Esquimalt. We walked past a skate park and we saw a group of four skateboarders practicing some tricks off a set of stairs. They were fearless, going one after another, just trying to land new tricks. There were some falls but there was also beautiful success. I was inspired to take skateboarding shots, so I approached the group and introduced myself they were open about me photographing them and performed tricks for my camera. I admit I?m
    Credit: Brock Webster
    Instagram: @brockwphotography

    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: RIAT RAF Fairford, Glos
    The RAF Parachute Display Team (The Falcons) are based in Brize Norton.This shot is from the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2009.I managed to catch them coming back over their smoke trails which gave this shot impact and added interest.
    Credit: Steve K
    Facebook: Steve Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558

    Phoenix Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Date Creek Ranch, AZ
    Lone Joshua tree in the Arizona desert. Captured in Date Creek Ranch just off the Joshua Tree Parkway, north of Wickenburg. It's this city's glow causing the light pollution on the horizon.Wickenburg was once called the "Dude Ranch Capital of the World". It still has several ranches and a decidedly western vibe. It's a great place to check out if you wanna get some old west dust in your lungs. Stack of 4, 15" photos. Sony A7RIV, 14mm F1.8, ISO3200.
    Credit: Ed Mitchell
    Instagram: Edward_Mitchell_Photography
    Worcester Photography Group
    2024-05-29
    Title or Location: Barre ,Ma.
    Giving my Bullmastiff puppy some time outside to play. Nikon D850 135 sigma art lens, ISO 400, f2, 1/800
    Credit: Tara Chumsae
    Facebook: Tara Chumsae
    Instagram: Tara Chumsae

    St Albans Photography Group
    2024-05-27
    Title or Location: Night-time at Portland Bill lighthouse
    The weather forecast for the night Friday the 3rd May looked very good and because the last time I went to Portland Bill I didn't manage to get home with anything good, I thought of giving it another go. Even though it was a 4 hour drive from my house, I'm over the moon I went there because I haven't seen the sky so nice and clean in a very, very long time, it was just perfect.I took quite a few photos and this one is the first that I want to show you because I love it to bits.As always, I
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/

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