Local photographers Chase the Quiet Light is the subject for images on display at Rhodos Café and Bistro in Courtenay.

In late August, 25 local photographers spent two days with Vancouver Photographer, Adam Gibbs, learning how to use light as the subject of their images. In a workshop sponsored by the Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) time was spent learning how to read the light, especially in the late evening and morning.

The assignment was a new way of working with light;  photographers are always using light when capturing images, but its usually to enhance the subject of the photograph. This assignment was to make light the subject of the photograph no matter what objects are present in the image.

Two shoots were set up for the group, one in the evening at Croteau Beach, and a morning shoot at the Filberg Park in Comox. The group spent the afternoon editing their images, working together to crop and edit their work. The workshop ended with a critique of the images, each photographer having submitted one image for the discussion.

These stunning images have been hung at Rhodo’s Café on 8th Street in Courtenay for the month of October. They range from wide angled landscapes, to close cropped macro images of the beach, in both colour and black and white.

The Comox Valley Photographic Society meets on Wednesdays at the Little Red Church in Comox. More information about the group can be found at www.cvps.ca.


For more information: Christie Jeffers – germanjeffers@gmail.com

Norm Prince

Comox Valley Photographic Society

Beach Grasses in the Golden Hour – Judy Johnston

Quiet Meditations – Tracy Pickton