Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Meeting

    Ian, an Official Fujifilm X Photographer and educator living in Vancouver B.C., will be sharing his photographic journey and discussing growth as an artist. Of course, his presentation will be chock full of his amazing images!

    Agenda:

    • (Ian McDonald)
      About Ian McDonald

      Ian MacDonald is an Official Fuji 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, Ian has been teaching for over twenty years and currently offers group street photography workshops, private one on one photography 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.


    Links:

    Meeting Location:

    Sep 25, 2018 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)
  2. Theme
    The World is Black, The World is White.Submissions due Sep 30, 2018

    Let's work on some dramatic high contrast black and white images and conversions.
    Whether you are editing in Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik Silver Efex or another photo editor try to get the most out of your B&W images by first reviewing some great tips:
    - shoot in RAW (or RAW & jpg) and convert your colour images to get the most control from the conversion.
    - use monochrome view on your camera when possible to "see" the contrast in your image.
    - look for contrast, shape and texture
    - use filters 
    - explore the colour sliders in the B&W converter to see how the different colours can be changed to add contrast.
    - add some dodging and burning to accentuate the contrast in post processing

    For those who would like to explore an excellent 3+ hour course offered free via Lynda.com (accessible via most local libraries) please check out Ben Long at: Foundations of Black and White Photography


    Let's see some drama and contrast.

  3. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Oct 1, 2018
    Details announced when theme opens
  4. Meeting

    We invite members to share their favourite locations that are within a 3 hr drive/ferry ride with the group.

    Agenda:

    • Member Sharing: Favorite Locations

      We all have locations that have become our favorites. Maybe they are dynamic, changing with the weather or season, or maybe there are fabulous lines or light, or maybe it's just a little magic that draws you back!  

      This is your chance to share the magic with other members!


    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For: Member Sharing: Favorite Locations
      Members are invited to share up to 3 images, or a short (under 3 minutes) slideshow, and be prepared to give a short talk about your location. 
       
      Let us know a few details like:
      • How do you get there, ie, is the location accessible by transit?
      • What’s the best time of day/season to go?
      • Is there an admission or other fee?
      • Any other details that might be interesting or important 
       
      Just a reminder:  Your images should fit inside a box that is not more than 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels tall for best projection.

    Meeting Location:

    Oct 2, 2018 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

    Will the third time be the charm?? We will try for an early morning long exposure photowalk with club member Glenn Marcus. We will be walking through False Creek trying out the techniques that Glenn discussed during his previous talk.


    Details:

    Tips from Glenn on what to bring with you:

    • Any camera that has the manual setting for Bulb. 
    • Any lens that you enjoy using for landscape pictures. But you can experiment and bring any other lens you feel comfortable working with.
    • A tripod. You must have a tripod to shoot long exposure.
    • A shutter release with timer.  If you have the shutter release with no timer, then have a watch with a second hand etc.
    • The eyepiece cover that came with your camera.  If you do not have the cover for the eyepiece, bring some black tape.  If you have mirrorless, then you will use your back View Panel.  

    If you have ND filters, bring them. Glenn will have a set available depending on lens sizes that people bring with them.


    Logistics:

    We will assemple outside Science World at 830am.  

    When we get together, we can decide as a group how long we want to stay in False Creek (probably 1.5-2.0 hours) and then get together for a lunch stop or coffee.

    Transit Users:  From New Westminster Station, board a Westbound Expo Line Train towards Waterfront by no later than 800am.  Exit the train at Main Street - Science World Station.  Exit on the westside of the station using the Terminal St exit. Not the side with the Pacific Central Station. Turn right and walk towards Science World.  Cross the street and we can assemble in the plaza in front of Science World at the corner of Quebec and Terminal.

  6. Meeting

    Sharon Tenenbaum is an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, with a body of work that spans from sharp and crisp black and white photography to colourful hand painted multi-media images.

    Agenda:

    • (Sharon Tetenbaum)
      About Sharon Tetenbaum

      Sharon Tenenbaum is an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer. 

      Sharon has a body of work that spans from sharp and crisp black and white photography to colourful hand painted multi-media images.  She teaches photography workshops around the world as well as courses at Langara College in Vancouver, BC.


    Links:

    Meeting Location:

    Oct 23, 2018 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. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Nov 1, 2018
    Details announced when theme opens
  8. Meeting

    A hands on workshop to practice table top still-life and lighting, well in time to make images you can use for Christmas cards, or other holiday festivities! 

    Agenda:

    • Workshop: Christmas Tabletop Still-Life Workshop

      Have you ever received a handmade Christmas card and taken a moment to appreciate the time and thought that went into making it? Here is your chance to make images you can use to make Christmas cards, or other festive crafts for others to appreciate that same way!

      We will set up stations and bring  holiday-themed props, lights and other odds and ends for creating festive still-life vingettes for you to photograph.  If you have props, decorations, backgrounds or lights that would be helpful, please do bring them. 

      Volunteers will be on hand to assist with ideas, lighting technical questions etc.

      If' you don't wish to participate in the Christmas theme, but still want to practice still-life photography, please bring items you would like to photograph. 

    Meeting Location:

    Nov 6, 2018 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

    Judging and moderated commentary from the judges as well as Club members on your submitted images. This is a great opportunity to receive feedback on your work within the comfort of the club meeting.

    Agenda:

    • Black & White Competition

      We will judge and review our member submissions.


    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For: Black & White Competition

      Members must submit their Black & White images for the competition no later than November 24th, 11PM PDT.

      Images should be sized for our projector, maximum dimensions: 1920x1080 pixels.

       

    Meeting Location:

    Nov 27, 2018 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. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Dec 1, 2018
    Details announced when theme opens
  11. Meeting

    Food, fun & entertainment for all members and their guests.

    Meeting Location:

    Dec 4, 2018 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)
  12. Meeting

    Tonight we launch into 2019!  (Program TBA)

    (NO MEETING on Tues, January 1st - New Year's Day)

    Meeting Location:

    Jan 22, 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. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Feb 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  14. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingFeb 5, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 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)
  15. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingFeb 26, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 26, 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)
  16. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingMar 5, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 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)
  17. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingMar 26, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 26, 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)
  18. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingApr 2, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 2, 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)
  19. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingApr 23, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 23, 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)
  20. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingMay 7, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    May 7, 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)
  21. Meeting
    NWPC MeetingMay 28, 2019

    Program TBA

    Meeting Location:

    May 28, 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)
  22. Meeting

    A great way to wind up the club year; guests are always welcome!

    Monthly Outings and online Themes contnue throughout the summer.  Next NWPC meeting: Tues, September 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

     

    Meeting Location:

    Jun 4, 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)

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NWPC is a group of people who are keen to improve their photographic skills. Most of our members are from the greater Metro Vancouver area, British Columbia, Canada.

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