Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Outing

    A great place for hiking or walking while taking photos of picturesque scenery and nature.

    A bit of history before you go,

    Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since.

    The Park has grown from 12 acres in its early years to 617 acres today. Lynn Canyon Park contains second growth forest with most of the trees aged approximately 80 to 100 years old.

    Also the Park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon, it also connects to other parks in the region such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park.


    Meetup: Lynn Canyon Park 3690 Park Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3K2  at 9.30am.


    Getting there is around 40 mins from Vancouver by car, public transport is also an option. 

    Traveling by Car

    If you are driving, take upper levels Trans Canada Highway 1 until you reach exit 19. Follow Lynn Valley Road North East past the Mountain Highway intersection, and then continue to Lynn Valley Road.

    Watch for Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre sign on the right hand side of the road. Turn right onto Peters Road, and you will find the main entrance at the end. Parking is available off Park Rd.


    Traveling by Bus

    Lynn Canyon Park is located East of North Vancouver in Lynn Valley. The park is easy to find and accessible by bus.

    Traveling by bus there are various routes to take depending on your location.

    From Downtown Vancouver take the sea bus across to the Lonsdale Quay bus loop and take either bus #228, or #229.

    Bus #228 will take you to Lynn Valley Center, which is about a 15 minute walk from Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance. Bus #229 will also take you to Lynn Valley Centre. You then have to transfer to Bus #227 to be taken directly to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

    It is suggested to walk the 15 minutes to the park entrance as Bus #227 is a smaller community shuttle.

    If you are traveling from East Vancouver, Burnaby, or Metro Town area take any bus to Phibbs Exchange. The most common busses are #130 via Metro Town, #28 via Joyce Station, #210 via Downtown Vancouver.

    From Phibbs Exchange take bus #227 which will take you to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.



  2. Theme
    Fine ArtSubmissions due Feb 29, 2020

    The most important aspect of fine art photography is the photographer’s vision. It is not about the reality or what is in front of the camera. It is all about the message or emotion that the photographer wants to evoke when someone is looking at that image.

    Photographic techniques to consider:  Long Exposure, Post Processing, B&W.

  3. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Mar 1, 2020
    Details announced when theme opens
  4. Meeting

    We will have an evening of education and inspiration as members share information and images with the group.


    • Share your Shots - Volume 4

      An ongoing slideshow series featuring the works of NWPC members.

      Members are encouraged to submit up to 3 images of their choosing.

      See the links and preparation  sections below for more details. 

    • The Benefits of Membership
      (Derek Carlin)

      We will take a short tour through the club's website, looking at some features and functions that members may be overlooking that allow you to interact with the club more effectively. There are several areas that are for members only!

    • Member Sharing

      The member sharing portion of the evening is open to pretty much anything. It does not need to be a fancy Powerpoint presentation.

      Below is a short list of suggestions to get you thinking. 

      • A 5 – 10 minute talk on anything photography related that will inform, interest or inspire.
      • A slideshow (max 7 minutes please)
      • Some of your favourite images in print (max 5 images, and matted please)
      • Your favourite bit of gear or software
      • A new camera technique you've been experimenting with
      • Your favourite photographic subject or location
      • A photographic success (or failure) story
      • Your favourite photography Vlogger(s), website(s), book(s)



      Please contact Bill, no later than March 1, 2020, at: president@nwphoto.org if you wish to share something so we can plan the evening appropriately.


    In Preparation:

    • For: Share your Shots - Volume 4

      Members may submit up to 3 images to the Dropbox (see links) by Feb 28th.

      You do not have to resize them, as they will be compiled into a slideshow. Submit using the dropbox on the Uploads page.

    • For: Member Sharing

      Upload any materials you need projected (images, text, video, etc.) to the Dropbox (see links) for this meeting by no later than Feb 28th, 11PM.

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 3, 2020 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. Competition

    North Shore Photography Challenge
    7:00 pm March 7, 2020
    Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts
    West Vancouver, BC. 


    • Advance Tickes $20 -  call the Kay Meek Centre (604-981-6335 - or on-line prior to Mar 7 at the Kay Meek Centre website
    • At the door Tickets $22.

    Members can enter a submission to be part of the club entry; and as well can enter a photograph as an individual entry.  

    Instructions on the View & Discuss and Submission for the Club Entry below...

    Note: Member submissions closed on Feb 1, 2020.
    Note: Member image selection runs:
    Sun, Feb 02, 2020 - 12:00AM to Sat, Feb 08, 2020 - 11:00PM
  6. Outing
    Festival Du BoisMar 7, 2020

    Dig out your plaid, mark your calendars and join us at the 31st annual Festival Du Bois in Mackin Park, Maillardville.






    Expect a festival full of lively music and dance featuring some of the finest artists from across the country in concerts and workshops for the whole family. 

    Come hear a wealth of French Canadian and francophone folk, world, and original music - both traditional and new.

    Have fun at on-site activities, sample delicious food, and revel in an ambiance of warmth and welcome. 

    The festival invites you to Maillardville, the cradle of francophone culture in BC.

    Attached is the program guide for reference. 


    Mackin Park is located at 1046 Brunette Ave in Maillardville, Coquitlam. Let's meet at the festival entrance at the corner of Brunette and King Edward at 1100am. Please RSVP to outings@nwphoto.org if you haven't signed up on the sheet and wish to join us so we dont miss you at the meeting spot. 

    Festival Hours are 1100am-830pm

    Admission Prices:

    Adult: $20.00 online $22.00 at the door

    Senior: $13.00 online $15.00 at the door

    Please go to www.festivaldubois.ca and look for the "Buy Tickets" button. You will be re-directed to the TicketZone website to purchase your tickets.

    On-street parking is extremely limited.  People who opt to drive are asked to park at IKEA (1000 Lougheed Highway). Please park in sections J or K (south west corner of lot). There is a shuttle bus that operates every 15 minutes from 1030-900 or it is a short 10 minute walk by walking northeast to the corner of King Edward and Lougheed Highway and walking north on King Edward to the festival entrance. There is a map to show how to get there under the attachments tab. 

    Transit Users: From New West Station, board an Eastbound "Expo Line to Production Way" train by no later than 1030am. Exit at Braid Station and board the "156 Lougheed Station" bus from Bay #5. The bus departs at 10:50. Exit the bus at Brunette and Nelson to the left and it is a short walk to the festival entrance.


  7. Competition

    Competition date: Apr 18, 2020


    2020 Invitational Black and White Print Challenge
    Saturday April 18, 2020
    Doors Open 6:00 PM | Presentation & Judging 6:30 pm
    2020 at St. Mark’s Church Hall, 12953 – 20th Avenue, Surrey


    Related meeting:

      Crescent Beach B&W Competition - Image Selection on Mar 17, 2020


    NWPC Members upload up the three (3) digital images using our Drop Box link by 11 pm Saturday March 14th and bring up to three (3) printed photographs, matted, as describe below to the Tueday March 17th meeting.  At that meeting, prints will be displayed and members will  complete a voting card.  Six (6) images from six (6) different photographers will be submitted to represent the NW Photography Club.

    • The subject matter is open theme, however, you may not submit a photography that has won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award in any previous photography competition. 
    • Your photography must be true black and white, with tint or colour tones. When printing your images, specify black and white. 
    • If a photographer is a member of more than one club they may participate in only one club’s entry.
    • Photo graphs may be printed on any type of paper, and in any size or shape provided the photograph is at least 8 x 10" and no larger than 16 x 20".

    Matt Requirements:

    • With the exception of 16”x 20” edge to edge prints, all prints should be matted using only single,
      white or black window mats.
    • All prints must be mounted on a 16” x 20” mat board and firmed up with suitable backing.
    • Prints should be firmly attached to the back mounting in order to survive frequent handling.
    • Anything larger or smaller than 16” x 20” will not be accepted.
    • Prints must not be framed. Minimum print size is 8” X 10”, Maximum is 16” X 20”.
    • There should be no script on the front of the prints.
    • All entries must indicate on the top back right hand corner of the print:
      Photographers Name……………………………
      Club Name & Address..............................................
    • In order to allow the images to be viewed by the audience a jpg file of the print entry is to be uploaded. The size of the digital upload is 1400 x 1050 pixels.


  8. Meeting

    This evening we will view black and white prints as submitted by our members, and choose those to represent our club at the Crescent Beach B&W competition.

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 17, 2020 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)
  9. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Apr 1, 2020
    Details announced when theme opens
  10. Meeting

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 7, 2020 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)
  11. Meeting
    Light PaintingApr 21, 2020

    Our popular light painting evening. Hopefully the weather will be dry and we get to play outdoors with different light instruments to create some cool images. Details to follow.

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 21, 2020 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)
  12. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens May 1, 2020
    Details announced when theme opens
  13. Meeting

    Meeting Location:

    May 5, 2020 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)
  14. Meeting

    We will spilt this evening into a member sharing session followed by the AGM. 

    Meeting Location:

    May 19, 2020 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)
  15. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Jun 1, 2020
    Details announced when theme opens
  16. Meeting

    Early start to the evening.

    Next meetng after this:  Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

    Meeting Location:

    Jun 2, 2020 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)
  17. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Jul 1, 2020
    Details announced when theme opens
  18. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Aug 1, 2020
    Details announced when theme opens

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