Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    Guilty PleasuresCompleted Jan 7, 2021

    We all have our own Guilty Pleasures which we indulge from time to time.

    They come in many shapes and sizes such as a piece of chocolate (or two), a cold beer or even a burger.

    This challenge is all about sharing those Guilty Pleasures that give you a pick-me-up in those crucial moments.


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    5 members made a total of 42 comments on 25 submissions.

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


  2. Theme
    Recent Work #4 (voting)Voting ends Jan 21, 2021

    Open - no specific topic.  Any image you may have taken within the last two months.

  3. Competition

    Competition date: Mar 6, 2021

    The date of the 2021 North Shore Photographic Challenge is Saturday, March 6th, 2021.

    The competition is for digital images, open theme, but may not include an image that has been submitted to a previous North Shore Photographic Challenge.  NWPC Members may submit images for consideration by the selection committee to be part of the NWPC CLUB Entry; and may also submit up to three images direct to the North Shore Photographic Society as an INDIVIDUAL Entry.

    Instructions:

    NWPC CLUB ENTRIES

    Members may upload up to three images to be considered by the club selection committee to be part of the NWPC Club Entry. Your digital files must meet the following specifications: 

    • Working space of sRGB standard.
    • The horizontal size can be up to a maximum of 1400 pixels,
    • The vertical size can be up to a maximum of 1050 pixels.
    • Choose the format that best presents your image.
    • The image may not have been submitted to a previous North Shore Photographic Society competition.
    • The image must be the original work of the entrant

     

    INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES

    Members may also enter up to three (3) images for consideration as an individual entry.  Please refer to the North Shore Photographic Society Website for the uploading and Entry Fee Payment details. 

    https://www.nsps.ca/https://nsps.ca/2021-north-shore-challenge/ ( North Shore Photographic Society)

    Image files must meet the specifications outlined for Club Entries.

    Do not submit the same image you are entered for consideration as a NWPC Club Entry.

     


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  4. Theme
    Smoke, Clouds & FogSubmissions due Jan 31, 2021

    An indoor learning challenge for this winter month.  Incense works great for creating smoke along with some good lighting for capturing it.

  5. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Feb 1, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  6. Meeting

    Member sharing and discussion regarding how they display their photography, digitally or in print. We will explore various photosharing platforms, as well as options for using your photography for everyday items, and to create meaningful gifts.

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 2, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  7. Competition
    CAPA 2021 Monochrome (External)Submissions due: Feb 13, 2021

    Competition date: Feb 28, 2021

    The Canadian Association of Photographic Arts (CAPA) 2021 Monochrome competition is being held in February 2021.  As a club  we can to submit 6 images from 6 different artists to this competition.

    Members will be able to vote on the selection of images and selection of images wll based on the members scoring of images. In the event of a tie, the selection committee wil make the final decision about images to be submitted.

    Closing date for submissions: February 12, 2021

    More details can be found on the CAPA site CAPA 2021 Monochrome

     

    Note: Member image selection runs:
    Sun, Feb 14, 2021 - 12:41PM to Sat, Feb 20, 2021 - 12:41PM

    Instructions:

     

    File Naming

    The naming convention for submissions is: Artist Name-Image Name

    Image Size – Dimensions

    You must ensure your image is re-sized to meet the following two parameters:

    1. Saved as a jpg image with a maximum file size of 1.8 MB.
    2. Dimensions: Maximum horizontal size: 1400 pixels and maximum vertical size: 1050 pixels.
  8. Theme
    Recent Work #5Submissions due Feb 14, 2021

    Open - no specific topic.  Any image you may have taken within the last two months.

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    New Theme OpensOpens Feb 15, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  10. Meeting

    Try out your new editing skills from Elizabeth Gray's January 12th session, and apply your own vision to provided images. We will share and discuss the edits during the meeting. 

    **Dropbox will be updated shortly for you to access the images for editing**

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 16, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
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    New Theme OpensOpens Mar 1, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  12. Meeting

    Join acclaimed photographer Rick Hulbert for an exploration of Black and White Photography

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy


    • Top 10 Themes - Nathan/Rick


    • The Lure of Luminance . . . Why Black & White Photography is, at times, so compelling
      (Rick Hulbert)
       
      Rick Hulbert's March 2, 2021 presentation on Black and White Photography will briefly explore the following notions:
       
      - Commonly held reasons why photographers convey scenes in Black and White
      - Rick's personal search for a rationale for Black and White photography
      - How to achieve data rich files for B&W monitor display, projection, and printing
      - Why Black and White photography is at times, so compelling
      About Rick Hulbert

      Rick is a "Life Member" of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts,

      and a “Fellow" of The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

      He is a teacher of photography at Simon Fraser University in BC, and leads multi-day photo-workshops throughout Europe and North America.

      Rick‘s photography is informed from his background as a professional Architect and Urban Designer.

      His teachings reflect his knowledge of both the History of the 2-Dimensional Arts of Drawing and Painting along with the Science of Human Vision.

      Rick’s presentation is designed to appeal to all photographers regardless of their level of experience and expertise.

       



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    Meeting Location:

    Mar 2, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  13. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Mar 15, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  14. Meeting
    Rick Hulbert's March 16, 2021 presentation  will briefly explore the following notions:
     
    - Colour as the most “relative” medium in art
    - Examples of how and why colour can be deceptive
    - The lack of a justification for Colour Wheels as a tool for harmonizing colours
    - How an understanding of colour can can benefit your digital photography

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy


    • Top 10 Themes - Nathan/Rick


    • The Complexity, Contradiction, and Confusion over Colour
      (Rick Hulbert)
      Rick Hulbert's March 16, 2021 presentation  will briefly explore the following notions:
       
      - Colour as the most “relative” medium in art
      - Examples of how and why colour can be deceptive
      - The lack of a justification for Colour Wheels as a tool for harmonizing colours
      - How an understanding of colour can can benefit your digital photography
      About Rick Hulbert

      Rick is a "Life Member" of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts,

      and a “Fellow" of The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

      He is a teacher of photography at Simon Fraser University in BC, and leads multi-day photo-workshops throughout Europe and North America.

      Rick‘s photography is informed from his background as a professional Architect and Urban Designer.

      His teachings reflect his knowledge of both the History of the 2-Dimensional Arts of Drawing and Painting along with the Science of Human Vision.

      Rick’s presentation is designed to appeal to all photographers regardless of their level of experience and expertise.



    Links:

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 16, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  15. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Apr 1, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  16. Meeting

    It is once again time to share your best images for a friendly in-club competition. The prize? Gracing the Spring issue of the NWPC Newsletter, of course!

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy


    • Themes Top 10


    • In-house Photo Competition - Peter Eisenbock


    Meeting Location:

    Apr 6, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  17. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Apr 15, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  18. Meeting
    TBDApr 20, 2021

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  19. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens May 1, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  20. Meeting

    Introduction to Street Photography: In this workshop, Elizabeth will introduce you to the genre of street photography. She will talk about what street photography is and introduce us to some of the masters for inspiration. As well as talking about gear, the ethics of street photography, and techniques for shooting different street photography styles, she will show us ways to get over the fear of photographing strangers.

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy


    • Themes - Top 10


    • Introduction to Street Photography - Elizabeth Gray

      Introduction to Street Photography: In this workshop, Elizabeth will introduce you to the genre of street photography. She will talk about what street photography is and introduce us to some of the masters for inspiration. As well as talking about gear, the ethics of street photography, and techniques for shooting different street photography styles, she will show us ways to get over the fear of photographing strangers.


    Meeting Location:

    May 4, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  21. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens May 15, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  22. Meeting

    Street Photography - The Power of Story: In this session, Elizabeth will talk about creating street images that tell a compelling story. After a brief review of what street photography is, she will talk about the elements that make captivating storytelling images. Through examples and discussion, you will learn how to create street photographs that go beyond candid snapshots, and the technical aspects of capturing them.

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy


    • Themes - Top 10


    • Street Photography : The Power of Story - Elizabeth Gray

      Street Photography - The Power of Story: In this session, Elizabeth will talk about creating street images that tell a compelling story. After a brief review of what street photography is, she will talk about the elements that make captivating storytelling images. Through examples and discussion, you will learn how to create street photographs that go beyond candid snapshots, and the technical aspects of capturing them.


    Meeting Location:

    May 18, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
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    New Theme OpensOpens Jun 1, 2021
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    New Theme OpensOpens Jun 15, 2021
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    New Theme OpensOpens Jul 1, 2021
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    New Theme OpensOpens Jul 15, 2021
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    New Theme OpensOpens Aug 1, 2021
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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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