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Information and links for some of our past guest speakers.

Ian MacDonald


Ian describes himself as an Official Fujifilm X Photographer, as well as an educator, wanderer, dreamer, musician, and paramedic living in Vancouver.


Rick Hulbert


Rick Hulbert is an International Award winning and published Architect, Urban Designer, and Photographer. He has been a frequent Lecturer, Teacher and Seminar Panel Participant on four continents. These days, his passion has turned to teaching Photography, with his workshop schedule taking him throughout North America and Europe.

Rick's artistic talents have earned him a membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. As well, Rick is not only a Past President of the Architectural Institute of BC, but he has also been named a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

In 2015, Rick was selected as one of only two Photographers in North America to attend and exhibit at the World Art Games held in Bratislava, Slovakia.


Adam Gibbs


Adam has been a professional photographer since 1991. His work has been used extensively internationally both as fine art and within commercial applications.

Most notably Adam's photographs can be found in four gardening magazines published nine times a year by Cornwall Publishing. To date Adam has had thousands of images published in Gardens West, Gardens East and Gardens Central, and has also had his work featured on over two hundred covers of these periodicals.

Other notable publication credits include the highly celebrated book "Planet Earth" published by the BBC, Nature's Best and Outdoor Photographer magazines and most recently Canada’s National Parks : A Celebration.


Gerry Hiebert


Gerry Hiebert is a highly recommended guest speaker who presented the topic: “Photo Impressionism—or how I found my voice and learned to see what wasn’t there.” By sharing a number of techniques and processes, Gerry challenges his audience members to think outside the box and discover their own personal worlds of experimentation.

Gerry began shooting film 20 years ago, but got serious when he joined APAC (Abbotsford Photo Arts Club) about 10 years ago. This helped him to understand the basics of photography, but he also found adherence to compositional rules and technical emphasis frustrating and restrictive. Upon switching to digital, Gerry began experimenting and developing an impressionistic style.

Although he continues to shoot traditional street and landscape scenes (or anything else that catches his eye), the surrender of control found with camera motion is a siren's call, drawing Gerry to the impressionistic values of light, colour and motion, primarily through in-camera captures. He also enjoys creating alternative realities and abstracts in post-process.

Gerry's strengths are his ability to simplify compositions, minimize distractions to enhance narrative, create unique interpretations of familiar subjects, and constantly push the boundaries of his experience and imagination.


John Gordon


John Gordon is a nature photojournalist. John has photographed a wide variety of subjects and since 2010, has focused primarily on avifauna in Canada and the UK.


Russel & Wendy Kwan


Wendy & Russel Kwan are fine art photographers, photography instructors at Langara College, and independently operate their eccentric Photography MicroSchool in Vancouver.


Bill Fowle


Bill Fowle has been a photographer since 1978. He started Fowle Foto in Kitimat, BC while still in high school. He has a knack for putting people at ease and getting them to be themselves in front of the camera. Bill trained at Ryerson in Toronto as well as numerous courses and seminars. He teaches photography and gives lectures.


Some links to "community" sites where members can share information about photographs and photography. This may take the form of public galleries, online forums, reviews and contests.

Links to pages that have tips and tutorials about various photography related subjects.

Some videos on various photographic techniques you might find useful.

Some links to informational web sites. These sites have information that may be useful to photographers, even if they're not directly related to photography.

Some links to photography and image related software web sites.

Some links to miscellaneous, but interesting, web sites.

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