Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    Simply AutumnCompleted Nov 6, 2017

    I got the inspiration for October's theme from the recent very interesting talk given by Brent Hayden. Although we don't all have the luxury of his equipment to do long exposures, we do have the equipment to do minimalistic imagery. This month's theme is to find an autumn landscape in all its glorious colours and shoot a simple, pared down image.

    I have inserted a web link from a photographer who gives instructions and examples, and here is a PDF from another, and of course, for those who attended the meeting last night, we have the information given to us by Brent.

    Click here for the weblink: www.outdoorphotographer.com/tips-techniques/nature-landscapes/minimalist-landscapes

     

    15 members made a total of 200 comments on 65 submissions.

    See the Theme's gallery comment view for more information.


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  2. Meeting

    Our next In-House Digital Competition will be an event that involves the entire membership and provide insight into what moves us when we view a photograph.

    Agenda:

    • See, Score, Discuss

      Members will be provided a scoring sheet. We will follow the CAPA scoring guidelines. 

      There will be room on the scoring sheet to record a comment on any score of 7 or higher.  That means you though it was very good. A professional critique is not expected. But we see different things about a photograph, so you are encouraged to include at least one thing that made the image a success for you.  We will all learn by the comments shared.  By hearing from each other what aspect of the photograph moved us to use a score of 7 or more we will all come away with greater insight. Not only about our own photograph, but also about all the images shown.

      The call to action. Submit an image.  Come to the meeting with an open mind.  Let’s make this a great learning experience.

    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For: See, Score, Discuss

      Members may submit 1 (one) image for evaluation. Submitted images should fit our projection size: 1920x1080 pixlels. Upload your submissions via our Dropbox. 

      Bring a pen or pencil.

    Meeting Location:

    Nov 28, 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. Theme
    Stormy WeatherSubmissions due Nov 30, 2017

    This is the time of year when we get incredible storms on the coast. High winds, dark skies, massive rain clouds and colourful sunrises. This theme may be a little intimidating being outside but by being creative, beautful photos can be taken. Through windows, under bridges, or anywhere else safe from the elements. I have added a link with lots of info on how to take this kind of image. Good luck.

    www.improvephotography.com/39588/weather-photography

     

  4. Meeting

    It’s time for our Seasonal Pot Luck Dinner and Silent Auction plus Entertainment Galore!

    There’s no pre-set food list – we just wing it in the true spirit of pot luck and it usually works out well. Bring an appetizer, main or veggie dish, salad or dessert… whatever category you like! (Cutlery, serving utensils, plates, bowls, napkins, tablecloths, beverages and ice all are provided, plus silent auction bidding sheets and pens.)

    If you're able to help with set-up, please arrive at 5:30 pm. (Any and all assistance is much appreciated.) 

    If NOT coming early for set-up, members are asked to please arrive by 6:00 pm, in time to put out their shared food and silent auction items. Remember: Auction donations can be new or "gently used" items and don't need to be photography-related. Check your bookshelves, basements, closets and cupboards… for as they say, One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

    Dinner starts at 6:30, and feverish auction bidding carries on throughout the evening... Don't forget to bring some bona fide Canadian currency or a cheque, so you don't miss out on great bargains while helping to beef up the club's equipment fund.  

    Members are always invited to bring guests (friends, spouses, lovers…). Hope to see you there for a fun and relaxing evening with your fellow (and fellowette) photographers! (Note: no meetings after this evening until Tuesday, January 2nd)

    Meeting Location:

    Dec 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)
  5. Outing

    This outing will bring us some Christmas cheer before the hustle and bustle of the holidays set in.  We can walk the park in search of some great festive night shots, some even greater reflections off the lake, and if you are fast enough, we might see good Ole Saint Nick himself.


    Details:

    Located at 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Lights @ LaFarge will feature a display of over 100,000 lights. Visitors can walk through a dazzling 1.2 kilometres of trails with multiple themed zones.  Based on last year's information, the zones will be: (Subject to change)

    • Winter Lights Gate– The entrance off Trevor Wingrove Way features lighted trees that will set the stage for the magical light display to follow.
    • Caterpillar– Walk through the lighted 90-foot framed caterpillar – a seasonal favourite!
    • O Canada– As an ode to everything Canadian on the eve of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, the banks along the northeast side of the lake will be aglow with illuminated maple leafs.
    • Walk on the Wild Side– Look out on the north end of lake for woodland creatures and illuminated flowers guiding the way.
    • Arbour Walk– Meander the lighted archways along the lake’s west side and enjoy their reflection off the water below.
    • Fantasy Forest– This display includes curious creatures and an elfin tree house.
    • Rendezvous at the Pier– The pier will feature a dining table brightened by a chandelier.
    • Woodland Garden– Illuminated by overhead starbursts, enjoy an illuminated garden of more than 500 tulip lights created by community members.
    • Bright Reflections– Home of the Welcome Tent, which will host numerous Park Spark activities.

     

    Please assemble just outside the entrance to the LaFarge-Douglas SkyTrain station at 5pm. The lights are a short walk north of the station.  Admission is free.   Free parking is limited at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, but there are a few other lots close by.  

    We can shoot pictures in the park, walk the holiday market and check out the performers for 1-1.5 hours and then find some festive coffee or hot chocolate at one of the nearby shops or move over to Coquitlam Centre or Pinetree Village for a snack or a larger meal if need be.    

    Transit Users:  From New Westminster Station, board an Eastbound Production Way-University train by no later than 415pm.  Exit the train at Lougheed Town Centre Station, and transfer to the Evergreen Extension Platform (Platform 3).  Board the LaFarge-Douglas train and ride it to the end of the line. Exit the train and assemble downstairs near the exit.  


    Logistics:

    The park is open daily from 430pm-1100pm.

    Experience traditional holiday season entertainment and activities to put you in a festive spirit, such as:

    • Checking out the roving performers
    • Enjoying a free hot chocolate & cookie
    • Getting crafty with all the festive activities
    • Getting ready for a special photo with Santa
    • Buying those special items at the Holiday Market
    • Listening to choirs sing your favorite Christmas carols
    • Taking the opportunity to snap a perfect holiday photo in the photo booth

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