Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    The Long and Winding RoadCompleted Sep 24, 2017

    This theme seemed fitting for my final month as themes manager. The title is self-explanatory, but remember to look at it from various perpectives: a long and winding road for a semi truck is quite a bit different from a slug's long and winding road. Thanks for participating, and happy shooting! 

    7 members made a total of 84 comments on 51 submissions.

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  2. Meeting

    You know he was a championship swimmer. You may know that he is an entrepreneur and motivational speaker.  But did you know that Brent Hayden is also a photographer?  Well, he is, and he is coming to speak to us.

    Agenda:

    • Guest Speaker
      (Brent Hayden)

      Renowned for his international swimming success, Brent  will be speaking to us about his photography.  Hopefully sharing some insights into his love of making images and his road to becoming an exhibited fine art photographer. 

      About Brent Hayden

      Born and raised in Maple Ridge, Brent swam his way to fame as an Olympic medalist and world champion.  After putting his competitive swimming career behind him, Brent has moved on to new endeavours including the entrepreneurial challenges of running swim camps, launching a line of athletic gear and motivational speaking.  As if that wasn’t enough, Brent is also becoming known as a photographer.  Brent has held two successful solo art exhibitions for his photography, the first titled “Nothing Witty” at the Mission Arts Centre in his hometown, and the second at the Cassera – Foot Of Main Gallery in Vancouver.  You can check out his work at: http://www.brenthayden.com/photography.html

    Meeting Location:

    Sep 26, 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. Theme
    Back to School, FoolSubmissions due Sep 30, 2017

    A new season for our club - a new year for students. Try to think beyond a group of kids entering a school and show your creativity. It could be shopping for supplies or waiting for a bus or anything that says it's back to school time. Good luck.

  4. Meeting

    All camera systems offer a dizzying selection of lenses for their cameras. Our own Eric Massarelli will offer some insights into how to make lens choice part of your creative process.

    Agenda:

    • Talk: Which Lens Shall I Use?
      (Eric Masssarelli)

      All camera systems (cameras with changeable lenses) offer a dizzying selection of lenses for their cameras. These range from fisheyes that give a 180° field of view, to telephoto lenses up to 800mm or more. You’ve got zooms, primes, macro, super telephoto, and of course, tilt-shift lenses as well.  The choice of lens can make a tremendous difference to end result of your shoot.  

      Our own, Eric Massarelli is going to walk us through the implications of different lens choices, and hopefully leave us making more conscious and artful choices the next time we go out with our cameras. 

      Point and shoot users, don’t miss the talk.  Much of what will be covered will apply to the choice of focal length you choose on your super-zoom.

    Meeting Location:

    Oct 3, 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)
  5. Outing

    We will participate in a tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery to take advantage of the Parks Canada Pass that gives a reduced price during 2017 for the Canada 150 celebration.


    Details:

    We can shoot at the cannery for 1.5-2.0 hours.  THe tour will be approximately 45 minutes to an hour.  We can then go and grab some fish and chips or something along the waterfront for lunch and then continue to shoot arount the waterfront before returning home. 


    Logistics:

    Located at 12138 4th Ave in Steveston. The hours for the Cannery is 10-5. We can gather outside the Cannery at 9am. We will have a little under an hour to wander the waterfront before the doors open at 10am.  We will have the first tour of the day at 10am.

    The Cannery Coordinator had some information that she wanted to pass along to anyone who is going to join us.  If you are bringing a tripod, they need to remain with the photographer at all times.  They can not be left unattended.  The Coordinator also wants us to be mindful of the general public (Do not photograph them or block passageways).  Also a reminder to dress warmly.  The building is built over the Fraser River and can be about 5 degrees cooler than outdoors.  

    Admission for the tour will be $3.90 per person.  The fee is charged so there is someone available to lead the tour.  The fee is reduced during the Canada 150 celebrations through the Park Canada Pass.

    Transit Users:

    • From New West Station, board a Westbound SkyTrain for Waterfront by no later than 745am.
    • Exit the train at 22nd Street Station and board a "410 Railway" bus at Bay #7. The bus departs at 808am.
    • get off the bus in Steveston at 4th avenue and Chatham Street
    • it is a short walk to the Cannery.

    Since you will arrive at 9am, you will have some early morning time to wander Steveston and the waterfront before the Cannery opens at 10am.

  6. Outing
    Fort Langley 2.0Nov 5, 2017
    TBA

    Details:
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    Logistics:
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  7. Outing

    The Lights @ LaFarge outing will be updated as information is posted on the City of Coquitlam's website.

    The lights will be turned on November 25, 2017 and stay on until early 2018..... 


    Details:

    TBA


    Logistics:

    TBA


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