About NWPC Meetings

When and Where?

Unless there is a notice otherwise, our meetings are at the same time and place:

When:
Meetings start at 7:30PM on the first and fourth Tuesday of the month, September to early June
Length:
Meetings usually last around 1.5 to 2 hours.
Where:
Centennial Lodge in Queens Park
New Westminster
Enter from McBride or 1st St at 3rd Ave

Information about upcoming meetings can be found on our Activities page.

What can I expect at a meeting?

Each NWPC meeting is a little different. We pride ourselves on our open, informal and friendly atmosphere — at NWPC you actually get to know the other members! This doesn't always happen in clubs with 100+ members and which follow formal meeting protocols.

Meetings will have a short coffee break about mid-way. This is a chance to stretch your legs and also an opportunity to talk to other members.

Meetings are often a mix of content, but there are some common formats we follow at meetings:

Member Sharing
This is where members will bring in a photo or two for group critiquing (don't worry, we're friendly!). This helps you learn the strengths in your images, as well as get ideas and suggestions for improving them -- all opinions are helpful, you don't have to be an "old pro" to have an idea! We typically review one media type at a sharing night, e.g. digital or print. Usually the subject matter is open, but on occasion we will ask for images that follow some kind of theme (e.g "Winter" or "Black and White")
Competition
A few times a year the club holds internal competitions. This is a chance to submit your work to be judged against other members. It's more formal than "Member Sharing" but less formal than a CAPA judged event. It's a chance to get feedback from judges on how they perceive your images.
Workshop
This is where a speaker (a member or an outside guest) talks about a specific technique that can be practiced during the meeting. For these kinds of meetings, members bring their camera equipment to the meeting.
Seminar
These meetings will have one or more speakers who will talk in-depth about a photography related subject.
Member Teaching
These meetings are where members share a particular topic of interest to them with the rest of the club. Often they are short: 5 to 15 minutes. This gives you a chance at speaking to the club in an informal manner without the stress of having to prepare a lot of material. You can just talk, or illustrate your points with Powerpoint, prints, digital images or whatever visual aides you want to use.

We strive for a mix of topic material so that all experience levels and formats can find something of interest.





About Us

NWPC is a group of people who are keen to improve their photographic skills. Most of our members are from the greater Metro Vancouver area, British Columbia, Canada.

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