Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    TransportationCompleted Sep 7, 2020

    Planes, Trains and  Automobiles (or bus, bicycle, motorcycle, boat, scooter, sailboat, cruise ship, skateboard, rollerblades, feet, etc.).

    Photographic techniques to consider:  Whatever it takes!


    5 members made a total of 37 comments on 44 submissions.

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

  2. Outing

    Many of us are familiar with “The Original Downtown” of New Westminster, which started in 1858, predating downtown Vancouver. Photographic opportunities abound as it is full of heritage and culture, old and new, rundown and lovingly restored. Whether it is architecture or art, vistas or close-ups, abstract or photo journalistic scenes, there is plenty to explore.

    The outing is a Photo Scavenger Hunt. The challenge is to photograph things and places in the Downtown to meet a list of twenty different topics. The limits are Carnarvon Street to Front Street and 10th Street to Elliot Street. Prizes will be awarded to those of you who complete a photo for every topic.


    Topics for the Photo Scavenger Hunt:

    1.    Architectural Detail.
    2.    Weddings, Weddings, Weddings (this is not a hard one).
    3.    The Colour of Murals.
    4.    Getting it Done – (workers, construction, etc.).
    5.    Struggling Business – (empty storefronts, closures, etc.).
    6.    Taking Care of Business – (busy storefronts, sales, action).
    7.    Things on Wheels (cars, trucks, bikes, skateboards, scooters, etc.).
    8.    Lawyers, Courtrooms, Police, oh my!
    9.    Numbers, Numbers, Numbers.
    10.  Signs of the Past – (faded advertising, old plaques, etc.).
    11.   Making it Work – (cables, pipes, wires, lights, etc.).
    12.   Doorways / Passages.
    13.   Public Art.
    14.   Climbing Up / Climbing Down.
    15.   Urban Nature.
    16.   Looking Up – (second stories, rooftops, etc.).
    17.   Compare and Contrast – (two styles in one photo).
    18.   Reflections.
    19.   Masks.
    20.  Made of Metal.


    Good Photo Shooting!



    Time:     9:00 am to 11:00 am

    We will meet at Hyack Square, near the “Wait for Me Daddy” statue on Columbia Street, at the foot of 8th Street. This has easy access from the New Westminster Skytrain station, as well as other bus loops and parking in the Parkade.

    We will, of course, be practicing physical distancing, thus it is recommended that you also bring a face mask and hand sanitizer.

    Afterward, for those who wish to meet up, we could grab a coffee/tea and gather in the outdoor seating area in front of the Quay.


  3. Theme
    PeacefulSubmissions due Sep 30, 2020

    Given these unsettled times, there are still peaceful moments that we can seek out and capture.

  4. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Oct 1, 2020
    Details announced when theme opens
  5. Meeting
    In photography, exposure is the amount of light falling on the camera's film or sensor. However, there are practically limitless combinations of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, which produce a "correct" exposure. So how do we determine which of these is the "best" exposure?
    In this evening's presentation, we will answer that question.
    This session will be conducted using Zoom. Log in details, as well as general instructions for using Zoom will be sent out prior to the session.


    • Welcome and Announcements
      (Nancy - President)

    • Member Sharing — Intentional Exposure Choices
      (Michal Fedeles — moderator)

      We will look at images where you were intentional about exposure to create a mood or effect.

      Michal will moderate a discussion about the images. 

    • Choosing the "Best" Exposure
      (Elizabeth Gray)

      You will learn not only the relationships between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO but also how each one influences the look and feel of a photograph.

      Once these relationships and influences are understood, you will have the skills to create photographs that match your artistic visions.

      About Elizabeth Gray

      Elizabeth Gray is a professional photographer living in Coquitlam. After 25 years of teaching structural engineering at BCIT, she and her husband moved to the southern US for five years. While in the States, she combined her two passions, photography and teaching, and started her photography education business.

      Elizabeth shoots a variety of genres, including birds and wildlife, landscapes, and architecture. Most recently, she has been concentrating on street photography and documentary wedding photography. To see her work, read her blog, and for links to articles she has written for Photography Life, check out her website.


    In Preparation:

    • For: Member Sharing — Intentional Exposure Choices

      Please share an image where you were intentional with the exposure to create a particular mood or effect.

      Note: Upload submissions to the dropbox by Fri, Oct 09, 2020 - 11:59PM

    Meeting Location:

    Oct 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  6. Theme
    Open Theme - Sept 15th to Oct 14thSubmissions due Oct 14, 2020

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

  7. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Oct 15, 2020
    Details announced when theme opens
  8. Meeting

    In photography, composition refers to the way the various elements work together to form a final image. There are some rules and some times when those rules should be broken.  Are you a rule follower or a rule breaker when it comes to composition?

    This meeting will be conducted on Zoom. Log in information will be sent out prior to the meeting. 


    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy (President)

    • Member Sharing - Michal Fedeles (Moderator)

      Members will share and discuss images where they were intentional with composition to portray a mood or a story. 

      Please upload your images to the Dropbox folder by October 16th if you would like to share (we hope you do!).

    • Composition Principles - Guest Presentation
      (Ian MacDonald)

      Enjoy Ian's beautiful photography as he shares some of his pearls of wisdom with us on the subject of composition.

      About Ian MacDonald

      Ian MacDonald is an Official Fujifilm X Photographer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His work is candid and documentary in nature, with a focus on street, travel and wedding photography. A university trained educator, with over twenty five years of teaching experience, Ian currently offers group street photography workshops, private one on one workshops and photography education online with students from around the world. Collaborating with others and building relationships within the photography community are central themes for Ian. He loves the process of photography as much as he does the work that he creates.


    In Preparation:

    • For: Member Sharing - Michal Fedeles (Moderator)
      Note: Dropbox opens for submissions: Thu, Oct 01, 2020 - 7:44PM

    Meeting Location:

    Oct 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  9. Meeting

    Have you ever wondered what a judge considers when they evaluate a photograph in a competition? This is your chance to find out, and put yourself in the judge's seat as we learn about critiquing photographs, and have a little practice at it!

    This meeting will be held on Zoom, meeting link and log in information will be sent out prior to the meeting.


    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy (President)

    • Overview of Judging Criteria - Glenn Marcus

      Glenn will share the basics of judging criteria, then we will get a chance to practice judging images submitted by members. This is a good chance to get feedback on images you may be considering for submission into competitions, or simply to help you grow as a photographer.

    In Preparation:

    • For: Overview of Judging Criteria - Glenn Marcus
      Note: Dropbox opens for submissions: Thu, Oct 15, 2020 - 9:07PM

    Meeting Location:

    Nov 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA

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