Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    Composition: TrianglesCompleted Feb 7, 2018

    One of the first things in photography you learn is composition so we are going back to basics to start off the new year - triangles in your composition. In construction, triangles are one of the strongest shapes because any force is evenly spread throughout all three sides. Subconsciously our brains associate triangles with strength. When presented base down they give an impression of stability and upended, an impression of instability.

    This month's challenge is to submit up to three images that best show triangles in your composition - either showing strength and stability or instability. I have included a couple of articles to explain triangular composition and examples.

    https://expertphotography.com/triangles-improve-your-composition/

    http://photographycourse.net/use-triangles-improve-composition/

     

    10 members made a total of 162 comments on 43 submissions.

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


    Top Ranked Images

    Shona L
    Nancy M
  2. Meeting

    Most of us are fascinated by macro images.  There is something magical about seeing a subject up close and personal. This can make close-up photography, or macro photography, a very rewarding form of photographic expression. Possible subjects are endless.  Results can be hyper realistic or completely abstract.  Join us for an intro to macro photography,

    Agenda:

    • Theme Results: Composition-Triangles

      We will see the top-ten images from the most recently closed theme.

    • Presentation: Up Close and Personal - An Overview of Macro Photography
      (Eric Massarelli and Nancy Matheson)

      Macro photography can be tricky and fiddly. Macro newbies can be put off, fearing they need really special gear and skills to make close-up images. While one can certainly go down this path, you can start making close-up images with less daunting gear.

      Nancy and Eric are going to provide an overview of close-up photography.  Nancy will talk about how to make close-up images using your compact camera or even cell phone.  Eric will introduce us to the tools and techniques that can be used with your DSLR gear.

      At the meeting on March 6, we will workshop some close-up photography, letting everyone practice.

    Meeting Location:

    Feb 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)
  3. Theme
    Conceptual Photography - LOVESubmissions due Feb 28, 2018

    Conceptual photography is the art of getting your idea or "concept" across the mind of the viewer using just the contents of your photograph. It is one of the least technically demanding types of photography to get into as it is the emphasis on the concept rather than F-stops or exposure that is important. Valentines Day is around the corner so this month's challenge is to come up with images that portray "LOVE". This could be with lighting, colour, or subject.

    Concepts are looked for constantly by advertising agenices  so Stock Image sites are always  wanting new and different images. Check out Shutterstock, IStock, Dreamstime, and others to see some ideas.

    February is a short month so don't delay. Good luck.

  4. Meeting

    A workshop meeting where participants will practice their close-up photography skills.

    Agenda:

    • Workshop: Close-up photography

      A number of subjects will be provided for participants to practice close-up techniques.

    • Crescent Beach print submissions due

      Members, you may bring up to two (2) prints to this meeting to submit for consideration in the NWPC's club entry to the Crescent Beach Black and White Print Competition, which is held April 12.

      For further information, see the competition guide.

    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For: Workshop: Close-up photography

      Bring your camera and tripod and any other equipment you feel you may need.

    • For: Crescent Beach print submissions due

      Members, bring your matted prints to this meeting, remember you must also supply a digital copy to go with your print by March 3rd via our dropbox page.

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 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)
  5. Outing

    We will be walking  a portion of the  "South Pitt River"  section of the Traboulay Trail in Port Coquitlam.  The total trail is a 25.3 kilometer route that encircles the community.  The trail is flat and suitable for exploring at any time of the year.  We will assemble in the parking lot on Argue Street (just south of the Mary Hill Bypass and Shaughnessy Street.).   

    This section of the Traboulay Poco Trail winds past the CPR freight and repair yard, Pitt River Bridge, and other river-based industry.  Peace Park and the Citadel Landing boardwalk are other features of this stretch of trail, which offer scenic views of the river and Douglas Island as well as the resident birds and plantlife.

     


    Details:

    We will meet in the parking lot on Argue Street (just south of Shaughnessy and the Mary Hill Bypass) between 900am and 930am.  There is no physical address for the lot but anyone using Google Maps or another map app, punch in 2387 Argue St, Port Coquitlam and you will arrive at the lot before you arrive at the physical address used. Anyone travelling by transit will arrive closer to 930am. 

    We will walk the trail from the Argue Street parking lot to the Peace Park and return.  One way will be just over an hour.  If the group wants to continue closer to the Pitt River Bridge, we can do that as well. On our way back, we can stop for lunch or a coffee at the Gilnetter Pub if we choose to. The pub opens at 11am.  Dress for the conditions and there appears to be no washrooms along this section of the trail.

     

    Transit Users:  From New Westminster Station, board an Eastbound "Train to Production Way" by no later than 845am.  Exit the train at Braid Station and board the "159 Coquitlam Central Station" bus from Bay #4.  Exit the bus at the N/B stop on Shaughnessy St once the bus turns left from the Mary Hill Bypass.  Walk south through the traffic light and follow the sidewalk until you arrive at the parking lot which will be on your left. 


    Logistics:

    The foundation for Port Coquitlam’s trail network is the Traboulay PoCo Trail, a 25.3 kilometre route that encircles the community. This flat walking and cycling trail is suitable for exploring at any time of the year.

    The trail traverses a varied landscape that includes forest and creek, meadow and marsh, riverfront and urban development:

    • Downtown: This paved section winds through areas where local residents live, play and work. It’s well used by recreational users as well as bicycle commuters.
    • Colony Farm: Walk or cycle through serene and historic Colony Farm, which features more than 150 bird species and is one of the most biodiverse parts of the region.
    • South Pitt River: The trail winds past the Citadel Landing boardwalk, Peace Park and river-based industry, while offering views of the river and Douglas Island.
    • Deboville Slough and north Pitt River: Featuring splendid views of farmland and the mountains.
    • Coquitlam River and Hyde Creek: Enjoy the cool shade from the tall trees along the Coquitlam River and Hyde Creek sections – particularly refreshing on a hot day.
  6. Meeting
    Program TBAMar 27, 2018

    Meeting Location:

    Mar 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)
  7. Meeting

    We have a wealth expertise among our Club members, and a long history of sharing that wealth.  Tonight we will enjoy some very interesting “short and snappy” talks from members sharing something of their photography experience and expertise. 

     

    Agenda:

    • Member Presentations

    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For: Member Presentations

      If you are a presenting member, and need materials to be projected at the meeting, use the appropriate dropbox to submit your items to our projectionist by March 31st.

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 3, 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)
  8. Meeting

    A new kind of member sharing to encourage thinking about images working together.  Not slideshows, but rather a small series of images that work when seen together.

    Agenda:

    • Theme Results - Top Ten Images

    • Images Working Together - Member Sharing

      This is a new kind of member sharing.  Members are encouraged to think about their images as a series.  Perhaps a small fine art series that might hang on a gallery wall together. Perhaps a short reportage or a small portfolio collection. The objective is to encourage us all to think about what would make images work together.  Do they share a subject or theme?  Do they share a colour palette or treatement?  Are they the same size and shape?

       

    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For: Images Working Together - Member Sharing

      Check back for detailed guidelines for this member sharing.

      Use our dropbox page to submit your images for projection by April 21st — image filenames should be prefixed with a number to help projectionist know your viewing order.

    Meeting Location:

    Apr 24, 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. Outing

    Early Morning access to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival. 

    Arrive at the festival at 7am so we have access before the public arrives at 9am 


    Details:

     

    TBA


    Logistics:

     

    TBA

  10. Meeting

    Back by popular request – The Editing Challenge.

    For those who weren’t with us in previous years, the Challenge is to take 1 or 2 of six pre-selected, not-so-wonderful shots, and use your editing skills to turn them into something better, or different altogether, and then share your techniques with the rest of the group.  So, warm up your favourite editing tools and your imagination.

    Detailed information and links to the base images will be coming your way soon.

    Agenda:

    • Edit Challenge Image Review

    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For: Edit Challenge Image Review

      Source images will be published soon.

      Submit your edited images to the appropriate dropbox by April 28th.

    Meeting Location:

    May 1, 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)
  11. Meeting

    Meeting Location:

    May 22, 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

    Meeting Location:

    Jun 5, 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)

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