Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    Just My ImaginationSubmissions due Jan 31, 2019

    Timed to coincide with the annual editing challenge this theme is about composite images. Whether creating composites in your editing program or using multiple exposure done in your camera, this theme is about using multiple images to create something new.  
    At least one image in each composite should be your own and imagination is the key. 
    There are several links provided to help with your creation.

  2. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Feb 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  3. Competition

    Competition date: Mar 2, 2019

    The date of the 2019 North Shore Photographic Challenge is Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.

    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 to be part of the NWPC CLUB Entry; and may also submit upto 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  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

     

    Upload your image(s) via the NWPC Dropbox Link by 11:00 pm on Saturday, February 2nd. Ensure your files are sized properly.

     

    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/ ( 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.
    • Files must be uploaded to NSPS by February 12, 2019

     

  4. Meeting

    The Editing Challenge – Back by popular demand.  For those who weren’t with us for previous challenges, the Challenge is to take 1 or 2 of  8 pre-selected, not-so-wonderful shots, and use your editing skills to turn them into something better, or different altogether, and then share your techniques with the rest of the group. 

    See the links below for where to get the source images and link to dropbox to submit your edits for projection.

    Agenda:

    • Edit Challenge 2019 Image Review


    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For: Edit Challenge 2019 Image Review

      1. Getting the Images

      Get the images from the link above which has 8 images for you to choose from.  You may do more if you wish, but as I repeat below, there may not be time to discuss more than two images at the meeting. 

      PLEASE NOTE: The different file types will have different download times.  The JPGs are the smallest files and will download fastest.  The DNG are larger and will take 15 – 30 seconds to download.  The TIFF files are the largest (80+ megabytes). Expect them to take a minute or more to download.   

      2. Editing the Images - The Sky is the Limit

      There are no limits on what you can do.  Consider everything from basic edits to make the image better, (e.g. straightening horizons, correcting brightness, contrast, clarity, white balance, or saturation etc.) to full-fledged artistic creations using all of your creative filters and other tools. 

      There is one RULE to the challenge.  At the meeting when we share the images, you must be able to tell us what you did to create your final image.  So, please, make notes, and be prepared to share

      3. Sharing Your Creations

      You are invited to submit your 2 favourite images before 11:00 PM on Saturday February 2nd, so Nathan has time to organize them for the meeting.  This is a hard deadline, people.

      Submitting Your Creations: To submit your images, go to the Member Uploads, Dropbox tab and choose the Editing Challenge 2019 Dropbox.

      So that Nathan’s computer can sort the images for projection, there is a very specific naming protocol. Please name your files as follows:

       --

      For example:  EC1-NancyMatheson-p1

      (i.e. this image is my 1st priority of the three I sent)

      Of course, your final image files should be resized for our projector, 1920x1080. [The width no more than 1920 and the height no more than 1080].

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 5, 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)
  5. Meeting

    Are you curious to learn how to take better  photos of people? Join guest speaker Eric Stewart as he takes us through the basics of taking great images of people.

     

     

    Agenda:

    • (Eric Stewart)
      About Eric Stewart

      Eric is the Department Chair and a Professional Photography Program instructor at Langara College in Vancouver. With both teaching and photography experience, he draws on his diverse background to provide students with the skills, support and direction they need to enter the photographic industry. Outside his teaching role, Eric is a photographer, assistant, and retoucher at Kalem Photography. He is also a contributer to PhotoNews Magazine.

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 26, 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)
  6. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Mar 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  7. Meeting

    Eric Stewart will be back to help us put the information we learned on February 26th to use! We will have several stations with lighting gear, and some models to photograph.  Bring your cameras!

    Agenda:

    • (Eric Stewart)
      About Eric Stewart

      Eric is the department chair and a Professional Photography Program instructor at Langara College in Vancouver. With both teaching and photography experience, he draws on his diverse background to provide students with the skills, support and direction they need to enter the photographic industry. Outside his teaching role, Eric is a photographer, assistant and retoucher at Kalem Photography. He is also a contributor to PhotoNews Magazine.


    In Preparation:

    • For:

      Please bring your cameras!  

      If you have friends or family who would be interested in volunteering as models, please let Kathy know ASAP (kharms@moebius8.ca)

      Eric Stewart, and our own Eric Massarelli will be on hand to help make sure it's a great learning experience, and everyone gets a chance to practice photographing portraits!

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 5, 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)
  8. Competition

    Competition date: Apr 27, 2019

    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.

     

    Instructions:

    1. Prints must be true black and white.  When having your work printed, specifically state:  true black and white.
    2. The only limitation is that your photograph must never have won or placed in a previous competition.
    3. Subject matter is open.  Explicitly sexual images will not be acepted.
    4. Any type of paper is okay, as well as formats such as polytchs, circular or octagonal shapes.
    5. The print must be matted with single white or black material.
    6. The print and mat is mounted on a single ply 16x20" board. Attach the mat to the board firmly. They are handled quite a lot.
    7. Maximum size is 16x20", minimum size is 8x10".
    8. No scripts or markings on the photo.

     

    Members can upload submission(s) to our dropbox up to the deadline of 11:00 pm Saturday March 23.  Don't wait till the end. If your digital file is not uploaded by the cut-off your submission will not be acccepted. I repeat. Do not risk waiting until the last few hours. Something always goes wrong!

    The digital file can have a  maximum dimension of 1400 wide by 1050 high pixels.  Take note. This is a different size than we use for our club submissions.

    You may upload and print up to three images.

    Bring the printed photo, matted on 16x20, single mat board, with a protective cello cover, to the Club meeting on Tuesday March 26. If you know you will not be attending the meeting on Tuesday the 26th of March send me an email to arrange to drop it off before the 26th.

  9. Meeting

    Bring your camera and a tripod (if you have one) and come prepared to shoot some cool and abstract nighttime images using light in creative ways!

    Agenda:

    • Light Painting - Hands on Workshop

      Club member Eric Massarelli will lead us through a hands on evening of creativity with a variety of light sources and techniques. 

      Bring your camera, a tripod, and light sources (flashlights, Christmas lights, any other lights you think might be interesting. 

      Dress for the weather, as we will be heading outside to the area near the band shelter (just across the street from the meeting space) to experiment with light.




    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For:

      Dress for the weather, we will be outside!

      Bring your camera, a tripod, and any light sources you think will create interesting light.

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 26, 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)
  10. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Apr 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  11. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingApr 2, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 2, 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)
  12. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingApr 23, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 23, 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)
  13. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens May 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  14. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingMay 7, 2019

    Program TBA

    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)
  15. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingMay 28, 2019

    Program TBA

    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)
  16. 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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