Welcome to the New Westminster Photography Club

We are a group of photographers keen to improve our skills through club activities and involvement with other photography enthusiasts. Our members hold a wide range of photography interests and skills and member sharing is an ongoing aspect of the club. Most of our members are from the greater Metro Vancouver area, in British Columbia, Canada. Our club meetings are held in New Westminster, BC on the first and third Tuesdays, from September to early June (meetings vary in December and June). Some meetings are held in person and others using ZOOM or other platforms. Our club activities include educational programs through workshops and speakers, photography outings, and a range of internal and external photography competitions as well as exhibitions in the community.

Join Us! New members are always welcomed, please check out Membership Information under About Us.

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2023 Click*  Fraser River Photography

Once again, the NWPC has accepted an invitation to participate in this year’s Click* Photos of the Fraser River Exhibition at the Fraser River Discovery Centre (FRDC).   The theme for this year is Dynamics of Magnitude, with two categories: 1. Interconnectedness and 2, Community of Care.  You should have received an email from Tim Stewart including all the details of the competition.  You can also find a copy of the details and submission form on the website.

Atrium Gallery in Queensborough – Travel Through New Westminster

Our Exhibitions Coordinator, Anna, has succeeded is booking the Club for an exhibit at the Atrium Gallery in Queensborough for December 2023-January 2024.  Watch for details to come.

Special Interest Groups(SIG)

Many clubs use special interest groups to encourage sub-sets of the membership to pursue shared interests.  This year we are launching an two groups:

New to Photography (leader to be announced).  Details will be coming soon.

Night Photography (leaders: Peter Eisenbock and Geoff Griffiths):  They will be organizing various outings starting locally to practice shooting at night.  Peter and Geoff have already scheduled a couple of meetings, and you can find the details on the Club website.  The first meeting of the Night Photography SIG is set for October 19th.  Details will follow in an email.

At a Glance - Upcoming Events (Check our Calendar for details and to see all activities)

THE CURRENT THEME – Shaped by Nature:  Wind and water can shape the natural environment in fascinating ways. Look for windswept trees, erosion patterns in landforms, sand dunes shaped by the wind or beach sand shaped by the tides. For inspiration:

https://www.treehugger.com/treescapes-dramatically-shaped-by-wind-4867666  |  https://www.pinterest.ca/ysnitzer/wind-swept-trees/   |  https://eos.org/editors-vox/a-landscape-shaped-by-wind/  |  https://greatlakes.guide/ideas/recognize-how-water-shapes-the-land/  |  https://geologictimepics.com/2018/11/30/shaping-of-landscape-a-primer-on-weathering-and-erosion/

Our Themes Coordinators, Deb Nelson and Chi Chi Rasmussens have been hard at work planning the themes for the year.  If you are the sort of photographer who likes to have assignments in your pocket, check out the schedule of themes and other competitions on the website.  Further down on that same page you will find the Competition Archive, listing last years’ themes and competitions with links to the images.

  • September 19:  The Heart of the Photograph - David DuChemin:  Many of you will have been following BC photographer, David DuChemin for years.  He is a prolific blogger and vlogger, and has created and delivered a number of very popular courses.   At this Zoom meeting we will be viewing a video David has created to share with camera Clubs.  Through his 70-minute high-energy presentation David will walk us through techniques and ways of thinking about the creation of images designed to engage human imagination and emotion, and creating images that are more than just visual but visceral.
  • September 23: Outing - Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival:  WE will be visiting the Twilight Lantern Procession from Slocan Park (just behind the 29th Ave Skytrain Station) to Renfrew Community Park. The procession will end at Renfrew Community Park where Streamside Lantern Installation will take place. Think event photography, street photography and night photography.
  • September 30Theme – Shaped by Nature, closes at 11:30 PM  Scoring and commenting open the next morning.  Please take a few minutes to look over the image that your Club-mates have shared, and give them some feedback.
  • October 3: Meeting -  Black and White as a Deliberate Choice - Speaker: Elizabeth Gray.  Our good friend, Elizabeth will be returning to share her insights into the creation of B&W images.  Elizabeth’s talks have always been tremendously popular, so you won’t want to miss this one.
  • October 7:  Theme – Shaped by Nature – voting closes at 11:30 PM.  The results will be available a few days later.

MEMBERSHIP - New or Renew

Current members should have received an email from our Treasurer encouraging you to renew your Club membership.  If you haven’t received that email, reach out to Ian at treasurer@nwphoto.org .  We always welcome new member.  Details about the new rates can be found on the Membership page.

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