Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    Architectural photographyCompleted Mar 26, 2017

    Let Rick Hulbert's presentation be the inspiration for this theme. Can't make it to the meeting? Check out his architectural photography at rickhulbertphotography.com.

    11 members made a total of 168 comments on 61 submissions.

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


    Top Ranked Images

  2. Meeting

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

    Agenda:

    • Street Photography
      (Ian MacDonald)

      While he avoids pigeonholing himself, travel and street photography feature large in his online presence. Last year we enjoyed his talk on travel photography, so we are looking forward to his views on street photography.

      Check out some of Ian's work at his web-site.

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 4, 2017 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)
  3. Outing
    Sakura Daze!Apr 8, 2017

    We are planning for a late afternoon walk around the Sakura Days Japan Fair. We can spend the afternoon taking pictures of the various vendors and demonstrations, then stop for a snack or something for dinner and end the day watching the lights, music and dancing of the Lantern Parade from 630 until the end of the day at 7pm.


    Details:

    The Sakura (Japanese Cherry Blossom) has long been a traditional icon in Japanese culture and is a symbol of spring.

    Soak in the wonderful Japanese festival atmosphere and enjoy delicious Japanese food & sake, cultural performances, arts and crafts, and learn about Japanese culture and business.

    Enjoy Taiko drumming, martial arts, dance and singing performances. Participate in a tea ceremony, or learn about Ikebana (flower arranging), Origami (paper folding), Haiku (Japanese poetry), Calligraphy (decorative writing) Koto (Japanese harp), Getting dressed in an authentic Yukata (Japanese Summer kimono).


    Logistics:

    **PLEASE NOTE: This outing date has changed to Sat, APR 8th.**

    We can assemble outside the entrance gate at 2pm so we can catch the Taiko Drummers on the Cherry Stage at 215pm.

    Located at Vandusen Gardens (5251 Oak Street), the festival hours will be Saturday 11-7.

    Parking is very limited so taking transit is recommended.

    Admission prices are available online until April 7
    Adult $12.00
    Senior $9.50
    Group rate of 10+ will be $9.00 per person

    Admission prices at the gate - April 8
    Adult $14.00
    Senior $11.00
    No group rate is available at the gate

    There will likely be a long lineup on the day of the event so it is recommended to pre-purchase your tickets online.

    Online ticket purchase link

    Transit Users: Board a Westbound SkyTrain by no later than 1pm Get off at Joyce-Collingwood Station and board the 41 UBC bus from Bay 4. Get off at 41st and Oak Street and walk North for 4 blocks until you arrive at the Gardens.

  4. Theme
    Arts and CraftsSubmissions due Apr 16, 2017
    For this theme, submit photos of people making art and/or doing crafts or photos that have some sort of intriguing composition involving arts and crafts. (Note that the theme does not pertain to the Arts and Crafts Movement).
  5. Meeting

    Eric Massarelli is going to share some of his experience in working with models.

    Agenda:

    • Fraser Valley Invitational Submission Review

      We will review the images submitted to the selection committee for our club entry in the Fraser Valley Invitational and find out which images were selected.

    • Working with Models
      (Eric Massarelli)

      Anyone following Eric Massarelli on Facebook knows that he is doing some very creative portrait work. Eric will talk about:

      • Finding models;
      • Paid vs free models - expectations and interactions;
      • Preparing for a session;
      • Posing and lighting;
      • Post production.

      Come on out and learn some technique to increase your confidence working with models, even if those models are friends or family.


    In Preparation:

    • Deadline for FVI 2017 image submissions is April 1st. See our dropbox page to get more details and submit your candidates.

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 25, 2017 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. Meeting

    When we share images at a meeting, inevitably, someone will ask, "where is that?" We are all interested in finding new places to explore and make images. Tonight, we will have a member sharing, with a twist. The twist? You invited to share one of your favourite locations to make photographs.

    So come on out and let's all share some inspiration.

    Agenda:

    • Where did you take that?

      At the meeting, members will share briefly about the location:

      • What you love about making images there
      • Where it is, and how to get there (bonus for transit instructions)
      • A bit of history / description about the significance of the site
      • What planning / preparation is needed
      • Entry fees / costs
      • What else should people know?
      • Any links to information about the location.

      So come on out and let's all share some inspiration.


    In Preparation:

    • The site you choose should be within a 1.5-hour travel radius of New Westminster. (If this goes well, we may broaden the radius at future meetings.)

      Send in up to 3 images of your chosen location, or a short slideshow (1 - 2 minutes). Please upload your images or slideshow to the Dropbox by no later than 11pm, Saturday, April 29.

      At the meeting, be prepared to talk briefly about the location with the above mentioned guidelines

      Please email your presentation notes to programs@nwphoto.org  or give your written notes to Nancy M at the meeting. The plan is to create a PDF document of “Favourite Places to Make Images” that we can share on the web site and in the newsletter.

    Meeting Location:

    May 2, 2017 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

    The NWPC will be meeting up with members of the Bowen Island Photo Club and they will show us around.

    This is a great opportunity to meet other club members.

    Fun fact: Bowen Island was named after Rear Admiral James Bowen by Captain George Henry Richards in 1860.


    Details:

    Please RSVP to outings@nwphoto.org if you are planning on attending this outing.

    Please make sure carpooling arrangements are made ahead of time. Don’t wait until the last minute to find transportation.


    Logistics:

    **Be aware that the date for this outing has been changed From May 28 to May 21**

    We need to be on the ferry leaving Horseshoe Bay at 10:05am. Anyone driving for the outing will need to be on the road before 9am, as it takes a minimum of 45 minutes to travel to the terminal.

    We will meet the Bowen folks once we are off the ferry around 10:30am. They will show us around and we can shoot for 2+ hours if desired.

    Once we have finished shooting, we can grab some lunch at one of the great pubs or restaurants or look around the various shops while waiting for our return ferry at 3:10pm. (There are ferries after that, too, for those who might like to linger on the island a bit longer.)

    For the people who do not wish to stay for lunch or look around, there is a return ferry at 12:45pm. If you miss this ferry, there is no return service to Horseshoe Bay until the sailing at 3:10pm.

    Ferry fare: $12.35 walk-on. **There is no debit available at the ferry terminal as payment**

    Transit Users: Board a Westbound SkyTrain by no later than 9:00am. Exit the train at Granville Station and use the Seymour Street exit. Walk to the bus stop at W. Georgia and Seymour (stop 58504) and board the 257 Horseshoe Bay Express bus. The bus drops off at the ferry terminal. Anyone travelling by bus needs to have arrangements made with the people driving to Bowen so you have a way to get around while on the island.

    My car fills up fast so please don’t wait until the last minute to find transportation. Please talk it up at upcoming club meetings.

  8. Meeting
    AGMMay 23, 2017

    Annual General Meeting, with Program (TBA) to follow.

    Meeting Location:

    May 23, 2017 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)
  9. Meeting

    It's time for our annual Year-End Pot Luck & Evening of Entertainment!

    Timing: The hall is available early, so if you are able to help with set-up, much appreciated if you can come by 5:30 pm. Otherwise, please arrive with your pot luck dish by 6:00, allowing time to mingle with your fellow members and set out/serve your food in readiness for dinner at 6:30 pm.

    Feel free to bring a guest (or more than one!)

    PLEASE NOTE: There are no further NWPC meetings until Tuesday, September 5, 2017 -- but club Outings and online Themes continue throughout the summer. Happy snapping!

    Meeting Location:

    Jun 6, 2017 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. Outing

    The opening reception for our exhibit at The Gallery at Queen's Park is on Wednesday, JULY 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

    As well, club members will be staffing the gallery on weekends throughout the month. We'll "focus" on this in lieu of a separate July outing.


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