Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    Urban DecayCompleted Oct 7, 2019

    You don't have to go far to find a run down part of the city.  An image can be as simple as a rusted lock to a sprawling abandoned building.  Run down may mean physical obstacles for a photoshoot so be careful amd aware of your your surroundings.  Be safe!

    Photographic techniques to consider:  Low Light, B&W.


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    11 members made a total of 154 comments on 52 submissions.

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  2. Outing

    An evening shoot of star trails was a very popular comment on the club survey.  I will give it a try and hope you will join me. 


    Details:

    A suggestion came in to shoot at Porteau Cove, so let's give it a try.

    Let's assemble in the main parking lot of the Porteau Cove Provincial Park by 630pm.  This will give us a small window of time to find a spot to set up (hopefully away from much of the  lighting) before it gets dark.  Don't forget to bring your red headlamp that Bill found at Costco and sold to a few of you.  Also please remember to dress for the conditions.  It might be chilly and damp out once the sun goes down.

    I found some info from Dave Morrow Photography (davemorrowphotography.com) who had a guide on star trails and had a list of requirements:

    Tripod

    Camera with Manual Mode functionality

    Camera timer or intervalometer

    Fully charged batteries

    Wide angle lens (optional).  A "fast"lens is recommended (number under the "f" is small. f4 and less is recommended.  The smaller the number under the "f", the wider the aperture in your lens will open, allowing the most light to propogate through it in the least amount of time.  

       


    Logistics:

    Let's assemble in the main parking lot of the Porteau Cove Provincial Park by 630pm.  This will give us a small window of time to find a spot to set up (hopefully away from much of the  lighting) before it gets dark.  Don't forget to bring your red headlamp that Bill found at Costco and sold to a few of you.  Also please remember to dress for the conditions.  It might be chilly and damp out once the sun goes down.  

    Porteau Cove Provincial Park is located on the Howe Sound, the most southerly fjord in North America, 38 km north of Vancouver on the Sea-to-sky Highway, 20 km south of Squamish.  The park is 50 hectares in size, and offers  picnicingcampingswimmingwindsurfing, and a boat launch. Porteau Cove is a very popular area for scuba diving, with a series of artificial reefs including two sunken vessels. It has 44 drive-in campsites and 16 walk-in sites. 80% of the campsite may be reserved through Discover Camping, April through September. The park is maintained and operated by Sea To Sky Parks, based in Mount Seymour in North Vancouver, BC.

    A ferry terminal exists at the park for emergency use. If ever a landslide or avalanche occurs between Porteau Cove and Vancouver or Porteau Cove and Squamish, the BC Government could send in a ferry to detour cars around the slide to Darrell Bay Terminal in Squamish or to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Since slides occur so rarely on the Sea-to-sky Highway, the dock is open to the public as a promenade wharf.[2] The pier is owned by BC Parks, but the ferry ramp and accessories is owned by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

    Transit Users:  Sorry, but there aren’t any convenient transit options available for this 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.  SInce it will take a little over an hour to get to the park, it is recommended to be on the road by no later than 5pm.      


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  3. Theme
    ComplicatedSubmissions due Oct 31, 2019

    Images of complex items contain substantial information – more than can be conveyed in a short phrase or sentence.  From the very small (macro) to the very large (wide angle).  

    Examples: inside a mechanical watch, electronic circuitry, industrial piping, even some roadsigns.

    Photographic techniques to consider:  Macro, Wide Angle, DOF.

  4. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Nov 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  5. Meeting

    If you've ever been interested in photographing food or small products (think jewelry, coins, miniature models) then this two part workshop series will be for you.

    Agenda:

    • "Share Your Shots"

      Here's an opportunity to share a couple of your recent images with the rest of the club. We will compile the images into a slideshow and start our meeting with a viewing. 

    • Food and Product Photography - Part 1

      We will watch some instructional videos, have a Q&A session and prepare a checklist of items required for Part Two.


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    In Preparation:

    • For: "Share Your Shots"

      Please submit up to 2 images to the Dropbox folder for this meeting.

      They do not need to be resized but please use the format shown below when submitting so we know who to credit when creating the slideshow.

      image_title-your_name.jpg

      Jpeg file format is preferred.

      Image titles would be appreciated, but are not required.

      Please submit your images by midnight Oct. 31, 2019

       

       

    Meeting Location:

    Nov 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)
  6. Outing

    This will be a bonus outing for the month of November.  Nathan is going to check out the Vancouver Train Expo. Any club members want to join him?   Mark your calendar for Sunday November 10.  Meet him at the main entrance at 11am.  Please RSVP to outings@nwphoto.org if you are going to attend so he doesn't miss you at the meeting spot.


    Details:

    The Vancouver Train Expo - British Columbia's largest train show.

    This annual show, in its 37th year, serves as an exhibition of the great hobby of model railroading, bringing together those with experience and those who are just becoming interested. We welcome all -. whether you have a model railroad empire of your own, a train set or are just hoping to see some cool models.


    Logistics:

    The venue for the Vancouver Train Expo is the Pacific National Exhibition Forum building located at 2901 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC.  The Expo will operate  on Saturday November 9 from 10am-6pm and Sunday November 10 from 10am-5pm

    Fee may be paid with CASH ONLY. An entrance fee entitles an individual to the public display areas of the show. An entrance fee is good only for the day it is purchased.     Seniors (60+) $10.00     Adult  $12.00

    Are you a National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Member? Bring your membership card and your fee is $10.00

    Parking is available at Gate #6 (North of the Pacific Colisuem)  Parking fee is $13 for this event. 

    Transit Users: From New Westminster Station, board a "Westbound to Waterfront" train by no later than 1015am.  Get off at 29th Avenue Station and transfer to the 16 Arbutus bus from Bay #3.  The bus leaves at 10:42.  Exit the bus at Renfrew & Hastings and cross the street and walk North East toward the Forum building.

  7. Meeting

    Tonight we are priviliged to have Vancouver based photographer Airisa Seflere join us and demonstrate her food photography styling and shooting techniques. 

    Agenda:

    • Food and Product Photography - Part 2
      (Airisa Seflere)

      We will have four stations in operation, two for food, one for small product and one for macro product photography.

      About Airisa Seflere
      Airisa Seflere is a Vancouver based freelance photographer with creative view and open minded approach. Airisa follows her passion and specializes in food, product and lifestyle photography.

      Airisa is originally from Europe - Latvia and brings European feel and styling to her natural, rustic looking food photography that highlights healthy and delicious eating. AIRISA's food photography style is best described as rustic, organic, monochromatic, vintage.

      Airisa's product photography brings her creative view and high performance to represent the product in best possible way.

      Airisa's lifestyle photography includes portrait, family, interior and architecture.
       
       
       
       

    In Preparation:

    • For: Food and Product Photography - Part 2

      You are encouraged to bring your camera AND tripod, plus any specialty (macro) lenses if you have them. Each member will be given 5-10 minutes per station.

    Meeting Location:

    Nov 19, 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. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Dec 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  9. Meeting

    Early start to the evening.

    Next meeting after this:  Tuesday, January 7, 2020. 

    Meeting Location:

    Dec 3, 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. Meeting

    This evening's meeting will be all about exploring images we think might be suitable for entry into the North Shore Challenge photo competition. Similar to our Image Exploration evening on October 3, 2019, we will discuss submitted images and give the makers feedback prior to the competition selection on February 4, 2020.

    Agenda:

    • An Evening of Image Exploration

      When photographers hear the words photo competition they often tune out, feel intimidated or even become annoyed. We all have our reasons for pursuing photography and making images and these reasons should be respected. There is no denying that competitions are not everyones cup of tea. Having said that, some photographers wish to put forth their images for judging to see where their photography stands in regards to their peers. It's not so much about "winning" as it challenging ourselves to improve as photographers.


    In Preparation:

    • For: An Evening of Image Exploration

      Details for submitting to come.

    Meeting Location:

    Jan 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
    Pixels to PrinterJan 21, 2020

    At this evening's meeting we will have a guest speaker and members share their knowledge in regards to getting our best images off the computer and onto photographic paper or ???.

    Meeting Location:

    Jan 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. Meeting

    For the "North Shore Challenge 2020" competition we will be selecting the images as a club and not committee. Members in attendence at this meeting will have a chance to view and score the images they think will best represent the club in the competition.

    No discussion of images will take place during this evening as club members will already have had that opportunity at our January 7, 2020 meeting.

    Agenda:



    In Preparation:

    • For:

      Details for submitting images is located in the "Competitions" section under the "Photos" tab.

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 4, 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)
  13. Meeting

    Last season's hands-on Portraiture Worshop proved to be a success. We will be revisiting it again this season.

    Details to come.

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 18, 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)

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