Wednesday, October 5th
1:00 – 5:00 PM Registration
5:00 – 6:30 PM Informal Gathering in Hotel Bar
6:30 PM Dinner on Your Own
Thursday, October 6th
8:00 – 1:00 PM Registration
8:30-12:00 PM Photo Walk – Granville Island with Michael Levy
Vancouver’s Granville Island is a lively and bustling place, popular with both tourists and locals, especially those locals lucky enough to live in one of the many condos on the south shore of False Creek.
This walk will start at the Canada Line Vancouver City Centre station. We will take a 1-stop ride to the Yaletown/Roundhouse station. After a short walk past the historic Roundhouse, we will walk down to a pier on False Creek to take a short ride on a water taxi to Granville Island. There are many interesting buildings and activities on the Island, including an indoor market. At the conclusion of the walk, we will retrace our steps – the water taxi to Yaletown, and then the Canada Line subway back to the hotel
12:00 – 1:0 0 PM Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 PM Dinner on Your Own
Friday, October 7th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Registration
8:00 – 8:30 AM Leica on Loan
Try out the newest Leica cameras and lenses.
9:00 – 12:00 PM Photo Walk – TBA
9:00 – 12:00 PM Private Bus Tour of Vancouver – (Spouses & Members: extra cost – registration required)
Join us for an unforgettable private tour of Vancouver! With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live. This three-hour will take you through Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver Harbor, the Olympic Cauldron, Stanley Park (including scenic stops at the Totem Poles and Prospect Point) and English Bay. Pickup is at 9:00 AM in front of the Vancouver Hyatt.
12:00 -1:00 PM Lunch on Your Own
1:00-1:50 PM Deeper Into Adobe Lightroom – Bill Royce
In this session, Bill Royce will take you through a series of processes designed to increase your workflow and make it more efficient. Bill is a certified expert in Adobe Lightroom. Topics of discussion include:
2:00-2:50 PM Better Photographs Using Filters – Bradley Weeks
Join Bradley Weeks in this practical and interesting session on the use and behavior of filters. In the digital age where more and more photographers rely on post production manipulation, Bradley will demonstrate how using filters creates the best images at the moment of capture.
3:00 – 3:50 PM Beyond the Street with Cradoc Bagshaw
Cradoc will show photos that explore the humanistic tradition of street and documentary photography and will discuss opportunities and techniques of making images that go beyond simple one-dimensional snapshots. He’ll discuss issues that come up when working in the street like trust and vulnerability, both of the subject and the photographer, and how good street photography reveals as much about the photographer as it does about the subject. Cradoc will also talk about his personal working style; repeating themes in a body of work, the relationships between people and their environment, and how the best street photography can tell a complete story in a single image.
4:00 – 4:30 Collecting and Shooting Vintage Leicas with Richard Chalfan
Join Richard Chalfan as he discusses the type collection he has assembled and his shooting experiences with the various models focusing on photography with models A, B , D and OLEYO.
5:00 – 6:00 PM Dinner on Your Own
6:30 – 7:30 PM Back to the Future: Rediscovering Classic Rangefinder Lenses in the Digital Era – Ashwin Rao
Leica’s rangefinder mount is capable of accepting a wide array of lenses designed over the past 60 years. The immediacy of today’s digital world has allowed photographers the ability to explore “classic” lenses on digital rangefinders, with surprising and often satisfying results. Ashwin Rao will review his experience in using vintage lenses from the Leitz, Nippon-Kogaku, and Canon rangefinder lens stables on today’s digital rangefinders. He will emphasize the incredible results that these cameras often produce on the Leica M Monochrom series cameras.
Saturday, October 8th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Registration
8:00-8:30 AM Leica on Loan
8:15 -9:00 AM LHSA Business Meeting & Election
8:00 – 9:00AM Trade Fair Setup
9:00 -11:00 AM Trade Fair
Exhibitors from within the LHSA membership and beyond will display their photography related items. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to find some great deals!
11:00 -11:50 AM Walther Benser and the SLR Avalanche – Bill Rosauer & Jim Lager
Bill Rosauer and Jim Lager will give a presentation of Walther Benser’s December 1957 letter warning of the coming SLR avalanche and Leitz’s response. Bill will give a presentation on the life and times of Walther Benser, who early on sounded the alarm to the management at Leitz of the coming threat to Leica of the SLR cameras which have dominated photography to this day. Jim will explore the various models of SLR on the market years before the Nikon F, which put the final nail in the coffin of Leitz’s supremacy in the 35mm camera field.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch on Your Own
1:00 – 1:50 PM The Long Term Photographic Book Project: A Deeper Perspective – Anna Mia Davidson
Photographer Anna Mia Davidson will show work from her two books Cuba Black And White (Steidl) and Human Nature: Sustainable Farming in the Pacific Northwest (Minor Matters Books) and will discuss her personal process of working on long term book projects from start to the final product. She will also discuss the element of writing as a photographer as much of the writing in both of her books is her own prose. Come ready to be inspired to take on a long term photographic project of your own or to take your current long term project to the next level.
2:00 – 2:50 PM Fall Photo Judging with John Lehman
In this session, John Lehmann will comment on and judge images submitted for the 2016 LHSA Photo Contest. Winners will be revealed at the LHSA Reception.
3:00 – 3:50 PM Photography Footwear: The New Frontier – grEGORy Simpson
Mr. Simpson will read several essays from the ULTRAsomething blog, answer questions, and willingly discuss any topics normally avoided by photographers who actually have something to lose. Through the miracle of osmosis, participants will gain valuable insight into using one of their most important, yet oft-overlooked photographic tools — the cerebral cortex. With “10” being defined as “motivational and wildly entertaining,” and “1” being “awkward and downright tedious,” Photography Footwear promises to be a solid “3.”
4:00 – 5:30 PM Keynote Address with John Lehman
Like any good journalist you need a nose for news, but you also need an artist’s eye to get your message across. Photojournalists are visual story tellers and my Number One rule is content. I will talk about my philosophy of the three C’s — content, composition and creativity — while I show examples of past work that speaks to viewers
6:00 – 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception
Enjoy drinks and hors d’ouevres as we close out the 48th annual LHSA – International Leica Society meeting. Don’t miss the announcement of the 2016 Photo Contest Winners, and don’t miss the opportunity to visit with fellow LHSA members and make new friends.