Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    On The Road AgainCompleted Sep 7, 2019

    Road Trip! 
    Yes we have all done them and taken the shots that fill up our photo albums.  What says Road Trip to you, a winding mountain road, a flat praire landscape or a quintessential small town? Share your vision and enjoy the trip.



    8 members made a total of 69 comments on 35 submissions.

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


  2. Outing

    After our September 17th meeting talk about panning, this outing will take us back to Hastings Park racecourse to shoot a few of the horse races. 

    Races start at 1:50pm.  We can assemble at the racetrack by 1200pm and grab a snack/coffee or lunch before we go out and start shooting the races and check out the stables. 


    Details:

    The racecourse is located at 188 N. Renfrew St (just north of the PNE fairgrounds. Access is through gate 6 (north of the Pacific Coliseum) or gate 9 (off of McGill and Bridgeway Street) Parking on the grounds is $13.00.  Anyone using transit and getting off at Renfrew and Hastings, should walk north on Renfrew to the gate just past the Pacific Coliseum. 

     

     


    Logistics:

    Let's assemble at the entrance to the racecourse at 1200pm.  We can grab a snack or lunch before the races start at 150pm. 

    Admission is free. 

    Transit Users: Board a "Westbound to Waterfront" train by no later than 1045. Exit the train at 29th Avenue Station and transfer to the "16 Arbutus" bus at Bay #3. The bus leaves at 11:26. Exit the bus at Renfrew and Hastings, cross Hastings St, and walk north on Renfrew past the Pacific Coliseum to Gate 6.

  3. Theme
    Urban DecaySubmissions due Sep 30, 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.

  4. Meeting

    This evening is all about sharing and discussing our images in a friendly and non-intimidating environment.

    Agenda:

    • Image Exploration

      Have you recently tried a new photographic genre or technique? Maybe you're new to photography. No matter how long we've been making photographs we can still learn from each other.

      Images will be displayed and the maker will be given an opportunity to share their thought process in creating the image. The floor will then be open for member discussion. The goal is to go beyond the simple "critique" and explore what works and maybe what doesn't within each image.


    In Preparation:

    • For: Image Exploration

      Members may submit up to two digital images for this evening. Your image(s) MUST have a title. Please label your files using the following format: your name_image title. Image size should not exceed 1920x1080 resolution.

      Please submit to the meeting Dropbox no later than Sept. 28 @ 11pm.

      The Dropbox can be found under the "Members" sections under the "My Uploads" tab.

    Meeting Location:

    Oct 1, 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. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Oct 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  6. Meeting
    Travel PhotographyOct 15, 2019

    We will have a small panel of photographers with extensive travel photography experience share their knowledge and images. They will also provide some insight in regards to what gear to bring along, how to scout potential locations and how to beat the crowds as often as possible.

    Meeting Location:

    Oct 15, 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

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

    More info to come when available. Stay tuned.....

  8. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Nov 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  9. 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:

    • 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.

    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)
  10. Meeting

    Tonight we roll up our sleeves, prep our stations and get busy making some professional looking images.

    Agenda:

    • Food and Product Photography - Part 2

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

      We will also be working on having a professional food photographer join us for this evening to provide tips, tricks and feedback.  


    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)
  11. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Dec 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)
  16. 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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