Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    Numbers (voting)Voting ends Aug 27, 2017

    This month's theme is Numbers. It doesn't matter what else appears in your photo, but there must be at least one number featured prominently. Here's a link to photos to inspire you https://www.theguardian.com/community/gallery/2016/feb/20/it-all-adds-up-readers-photos-on-the-theme-of-numbers 

  2. Meeting

    Welcome new and returning members to another season of photographic fun.

    Agenda:

    • Themes: Top 10

      We had three themes close over the Summer, so will enjoy seeing the top-10 images from:

      • Be Your Self(ie): Creative Self Portraits
      • Places of Worship
      • Numbers
    • Member Sharing: Summer Photographic Adventures

      Keeping with tradition, our first meeting back in September will focus on Member Sharing.  Members are encouraged to share either 3 photos, or a short (up to 3 minutes) slideshow highlighting your photographic adventures since our last meeting in June. Members are encouraged to share stories of their photographic challenges, lessons, epiphanies, or questions that arose from a shoot.  Remember, just images from June, July and August.  Hopefully we can get some lively photographic discussion going.

      Deadline:  You must submit your images or slideshow via the Dropbox on the website before 11Ppm on Saturday, September 1.


    In Preparation:

    • For: Member Sharing: Summer Photographic Adventures

      Format reminder:  Please resize your images to fit the native resolution of our projector: 1920 x 1080.  This is important.  When we don’t resize our images correctly, our hardworking projectionist has to do it.  So, take a moment and get it right.

    Meeting Location:

    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
    Centennial Lodge in Queens Park
    New Westminster
    Enter from McBride or 1st St at 3rd Ave
    (Google Maps, New Westminster Queen's Park Map)
  3. Outing
    Burns Bog TourSep 16, 2017

    We will go on an interpretive nature walk and explore the beautiful Delta Nature Reserve - A public park on the border of Burns Bog. We will then continue for a tour of the unique ecosystem that is Burns Bog.

    Learn about:

    • The importance of bogs and peatlands
    • The History of Burns Bog - What a bog really is
    • The story behind the infamous sunken tractor
    • What is capable of surviving the harsh conditions of a bog
    • Adapted flora and fauna First Nations use of the land Threats and Conservation

    Details:

    SInce we will not be having any club meetings until  early September, I will be sending out a reminder email at the beginning of August. to guage interest.    I have to put down a deposit to secure the tour time and a guide, so I am looking for a minimum of 10 people to join us. The price per person is $7.50.  The price lowers a little bit if we get  10+ people , but the maximum tour size is 20.

    I need to know in advance how many people are joining us so please RSVP to outings@nwphoto.org by no later than Sunday August 13th, since the bog needs 4 weeks notice for the booking.  Once you have secured a spot, I ask that you bring your payment to the first meeting of the season in September.

    The tour will be 2.5 hours in length and we will be walking around 3 kms through the reserve.  This is a friendly reminder to make sure you are dressing for the conditions and wearing appropriate footwear.  If you bring a tripod, please stay on the boardwalk to protect the sensitive plants growing in the bog.

     

     

     


    Logistics:

    The meetup spot is located at the front entrance of Planet Ice Delta 10389 Nordel Court. We will be securing the first tour of the day - 0930. 

    Transit Users:From New West Station, board an Eastbound "Expo Line Train to King George" by no later than 830am. Exit the train at Scott Road Station. Board the "640 Ladner Exchange" bus from Bay #7. Get off at Nordel Way and River Way and walk east on Nordel Court until you get to the main doors of Planet Ice. 

  4. Theme
    The Long and Winding RoadSubmissions due Sep 17, 2017

    This theme seemed fitting for my final month as themes manager. The title is self-explanatory, but remember to look at it from various perpectives: a long and winding road for a semi truck is quite a bit different from a slug's long and winding road. Thanks for participating, and happy shooting! 

  5. Outing

    We will participate in a tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery to take advantage of the Parks Canada Pass that gives a reduced price during 2017 for the Canada 150 celebration.


    Details:

    We can shoot at the cannery for 1.5-2.0 hours.  THe tour will be approximately 45 minutes to an hour.  We can then go and grab some fish and chips or something along the waterfront for lunch and then continue to shoot arount the waterfront before returning home. 


    Logistics:

    Located at 12138 4th Ave in Steveston. The hours for the Cannery is 10-5. We can gather outside the Cannery at 9am. We will have a little under an hour to wander the waterfront before the doors open at 10am.  We will have the first tour of the day at 10am.

    The Cannery Coordinator had some information that she wanted to pass along to anyone who is going to join us.  If you are bringing a tripod, they need to remain with the photographer at all times.  They can not be left unattended.  The Coordinator also wants us to be mindful of the general public (Do not photograph them or block passageways).  Also a reminder to dress warmly.  The building is built over the Fraser River and can be about 5 degrees cooler than outdoors.  

    Admission for the tour will be $3.90 per person.  The fee is charged so there is someone available to lead the tour.  The fee is reduced during the Canada 150 celebrations through the Park Canada Pass.

    Transit Users:

    • From New West Station, board a Westbound SkyTrain for Waterfront by no later than 745am.
    • Exit the train at 22nd Street Station and board a "410 Railway" bus at Bay #7. The bus departs at 808am.
    • get off the bus in Steveston at 4th avenue and Chatham Street
    • it is a short walk to the Cannery.

    Since you will arrive at 9am, you will have some early morning time to wander Steveston and the waterfront before the Cannery opens at 10am.

  6. Outing
    Fort Langley 2.0Nov 5, 2017
    TBA

    Details:
    TBA
    Logistics:
    TBA
  7. Outing

    The Lights @ LaFarge outing will be updated as information is posted on the City of Coquitlam's website.

    The lights will be turned on November 25, 2017 and stay on until early 2018..... 


    Details:

    TBA


    Logistics:

    TBA


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