Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Competition

    The 2019 Crescent Beach Photography Club Invitational Black and White Print Competition takes place on Saturday, April 27th. Printing is part of the photography experience.  This competition is an excellent way to participate in the full spectrum - the vision, the creation of the digital photogrqph in camera, the post production to finalize the digital file, and the printing.

     

    Note:
    Member submissions for this competition closed on Mar 23, 2019.

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  2. Outing

    Mark your calendars for an early morning trek to the tulip festival in Chilliwack.  

    Let's assemble at the main gate for 9am when the gates open. For anyone who wants to get some earlier shots without the crowds,  you can purchase a sunrise admission ticket.

    Google Maps says it takes an hour to get out to the festival. Drivers should be on the road no later than 8am so we can meet at the gate for 9am. (Of course if you want earlier shots, please plan accordingly). 

     


    Details:

    What started out as a family passion, soon "bloomed" into a wonderful partnership with Onos Greenhouses Ltd., who own and grow the tulips on the 20-acre field.  This yields a bounty of bulbs, and at the end of the blooming season, after many guests have enjoyed their vibrant display, Onos Greenhouses collects the bulbs and then uses them in their greenhouse operation, to produce cut Tulips that are sold throughout western Canada and the Northern States.  Tulips of the Valley is Western Canada’s largest and most recognized Tulip Festival!


    Logistics:

    Located at 41310 Yale Road in Chilliwack. 

    Admission  Prices:     Adults 15.00 at gate 10.00 online     Seniors 10.00 at gate 7.00 online

    Sunrise Tickets (open as early as 6am):     Adults 30.00 at gate 20.00 online  

    **Purchasing sunrise tickets online need to be purchased no later than 10pm the evening before**  

    Directions by car:
    STEP 1: Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) East. Once you pass Abbotsford, take Exit 109 (Yale Road West).
    STEP 2: After the exit, you will turn right onto Yale Road.
    STEP 3: Then turn right once you reach Royalwood Avenue.

    The entrance to the festival fields will be at the corner of Yale Road and Royalwood Avenue.

    Transit Users:  Sorry, but there aren’t any convenient transit options available for such an early outing. This is where arrangements should be made amongst the photo club members to carpool out to the venue.  My car fills up fast, so please don’t wait until the last minute to find transportation.  If anyone who is attending has some extra seats, it would be great to offer them up and make arrangements with someone who needs a seat.  With such an early start, it is recommended to be on the road by no later than 8am.  Of course, if anyone wants to do the sunrise opening, they need to be on the road earlier since it takes around an hour to get to the venue.     


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  3. Theme
    Night MovesSubmissions due Apr 30, 2019

    Night shooting is not always easy or comfortable but can result in some fantastic images.
    This theme is open to all forms of night photography.
    Night shooting becomes even more intense in wet conditons when there are reflections everywhere.
    I've included links to videos and articles to assist with how to get some creative images.
    Find a light source and have fun playing in the dark.

  4. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens May 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  5. Competition

    The 2019 Fraser Valley Invitational will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Clayton Heights Secondary School
    7003 188 Street
    Surrey, BC

    The theme for this year's competition is CIRCLES - the world itself is a circle. They naturally occur in nature. Man-made objects are full of them. Your challenge is to look, find, and create an image that represents your visition of the theme.

     

    Note:
    Member submissions for this competition closed on Mar 30, 2019.

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  6. Meeting

    NWPC Annual General Meeting

     

    After the AGM business is wrapped up, Michal Fedeles will lead a member sharing session where members share some of their images from the 21 Day Awaken Challenge.  They will share their images, talk about their creative process and some of the technical approaches to the images.

    Meeting Location:

    May 7, 2019 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)
  7. Outing

    We will travel back in time when interurban trains ran through the Fraser Valley from New Westminster to Chilliwack.  Let's assemble at the Cloverdale Station for 10am to tour the facility and ride the interurban train.  The BCER 1225 train tour leaves at 1115am.  This will give us time to purchase our tickets first thing when we arrive and have some time to walk the car barn.  The train tour takes 55 minutes round trip.  We can also make a stop for lunch and then walk downtown Cloverdale once we are done if the group wants.


    Details:

    In 2001 the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) was formed to acquire, restore and operate the remaining BC Electric Railway Interurban cars. The original Fraser Valley rail line still exists in the valley from New Westminster as far East as Chilliwack. Some adjustments to the tracks have been made in the past 50 years, but most of the original track is still there. The Fraser Valley interurban line last carried passengers in 1955, a special trip from Chilliwack for Miss J. E. Fowlie and her grade 3 class from Yarrow. The original BCER Fraser Valley line remains a forgotten jewel in the valley.


    Logistics:

    Located at 5554 176 Street (Highway #10 & 176A Street) Behind the Clydesdale Inn

    HOURS: Saturdays and Sundays (May through September)  9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    THE ROUTE:  All trains depart from the Cloverdale Station (Hwy 10 & 176A St); round trip is 55 minutes duration. The route goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station (64 Ave. & 152 St.) and immediately returns to Cloverdale.  Trains start boarding 10 minutes prior to departure and passengers are encouraged to be at the station at least  15 minutes before departure.

    ADMISSION PRICES:  Adults = $20.00     • Seniors 65+/Students  12+ = $15

    SPEEDER & VELOCIPEDE RIDES, & DISCOVERY CENTRE TOURS (Total 1 hour duration)

    Available on return from the Interurban ride  Adults/Seniors = $5

    PAYMENT OPTIONS: Cash, credit & debit cards. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite up to 24 hrs before the train time.  This guarantees that you get a seat. Remaining  tickets are also sold at the ticket office up to 1 hour before departure. Reservations are not accepted.

    Transit Users:  From New West Station, board an "Eastbound to King George" train by no later than 0845am.  Exit the train at Surrey Central Station and transfer to the "320 Langley Ctr" bus at Bay #2.  The bus departs at 0915am. Travel into Clovedale and get off the bus at 58th Avenue and 176street.  Walk south on 176 and arrive at the Cloverdale Sattion. (it is about a 10 minute walk).


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  8. Meeting

    Capturing photos of fast-moving dancers in low and shifting light conditions is a big challenge, but one that can lead to magical results. Chris Wong will walk us through the fundamentals of taking sharp and engaging photos of live dance performances.

    Agenda:

    • (Chris Wong)
      About Chris Wong

      Chris is a photographer who has photographed many performances by Ballet BC and Arts Umbrella Dance Company, and captured images of kids’ dance classes for Chance to Dance Education. Chris is also a communications and marketing consultant who works as a writer, editor, website specialist, and photographer for organizations in healthcare and other sectors. He was inspired to take up dance photography by his daughter, who is beginning her career as a contemporary dancer and choreographer.


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    Meeting Location:

    May 28, 2019 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. Meeting

    A great way to wind up the club year; guests are always welcome!

    Monthly Outings and online Themes contnue throughout the summer.  Next NWPC meeting: Tues, September 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

     

    Meeting Location:

    Jun 4, 2019 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)

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