Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Outing

    We will take a morning walk through the Shaughnessy neighborhood in Vancouver. 

    The tour will take close to two hours to complete. Once finished, we can find a restaurant closeby or move over to the Broadway area (about a 10 minute walk) to make a stop for coffee or a snack. 


    Details:

    This walking tour will introduce you to Shaughnessy's history and architecture. 

    The Shaughnessy neighborhood was created by the Canadian Pacific Railway. 

    More info to come.....


    Logistics:

    Please assemble at the corner of Granville and W 16th Avenue at 8am.  If you can't find parking, our first stop will be at 3351 Granville Street (Granville & Marpole)  which is a 3 minute walk.  Please park on Marpole and meet us at the meeting spot to receive your tour information.  

     

    Transit Users:  Board a "Westbound to Waterfront" train by no later than 7am.  Exit the train at 29th Avenue Station and transfer to the "33 UBC" bus at Bay #1. The bus leaves at 730am. Get off at w 16th ave and Granville and meet the group at the intersection. 

  2. Meeting

    Are you curious to learn how to take better  photos of people? Join guest speaker Eric Stewart as he takes us through the basics of taking great images of people.

     

     

    Agenda:

    • (Eric Stewart)
      About Eric Stewart

      Eric is the Department Chair and a Professional Photography Program instructor at Langara College in Vancouver. With both teaching and photography experience, he draws on his diverse background to provide students with the skills, support and direction they need to enter the photographic industry. Outside his teaching role, Eric is a photographer, assistant, and retoucher at Kalem Photography. He is also a contributer to PhotoNews Magazine.

    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)
  3. Theme
    TimeSubmissions due Feb 28, 2019

    Not about clocks or watches but about things associated with Time.
    We all have time related activities, coffee time, bed time, happy hour, in the blink of an eye etc.
    To borrow from a well known song, how do you measure a year?:
    In daylights, in sunsets
    In midnights, in cups of coffee
    In inches, in miles
    In laughter, in strife
    I would suggest that the title should really fit the photo and it is only limtited by your imagination, be creative and have fun with it.  This theme will work well with so many types of photography, time to go!

  4. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Mar 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  5. Competition

    The date of the 2019 North Shore Photographic Challenge is Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.

    The competition is for digital images, open theme, but may not include an image that has been submitted to a previous North Shore Photographic Challenge.  NWPC Members may submit images for consideration to be part of the NWPC CLUB Entry; and may also submit upto three images direct to the North Shore Photographic Society as an INDIVIDUAL Entry.

    Note:
    Member submissions for this competition closed on Feb 2, 2019.
  6. Meeting

    Eric Stewart will be back to help us put the information we learned on February 26th to use! We will have several stations with lighting gear, and some models to photograph.  Bring your cameras!

    Agenda:

    • (Eric Stewart)
      About Eric Stewart

      Eric is the department chair and a Professional Photography Program instructor at Langara College in Vancouver. With both teaching and photography experience, he draws on his diverse background to provide students with the skills, support and direction they need to enter the photographic industry. Outside his teaching role, Eric is a photographer, assistant and retoucher at Kalem Photography. He is also a contributor to PhotoNews Magazine.


    In Preparation:

    • For:

      Please bring your cameras!  

      If you have friends or family who would be interested in volunteering as models, please let Kathy know ASAP (kharms@moebius8.ca)

      Eric Stewart, and our own Eric Massarelli will be on hand to help make sure it's a great learning experience, and everyone gets a chance to practice photographing portraits!

    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)
  7. Competition

    Competition date: Apr 27, 2019

    The 2019 Crescent Beach Photography Club Invitational Black and White Print Competition takes place on Saturday, April 27th. Printing is part of the photography experience.  This competition is an excellent way to participate in the full spectrum - the vision, the creation of the digital photogrqph in camera, the post production to finalize the digital file, and the printing.

     

    Instructions:

    1. Prints must be true black and white.  When having your work printed, specifically state:  true black and white.
    2. The only limitation is that your photograph must never have won or placed in a previous competition.
    3. Subject matter is open.  Explicitly sexual images will not be acepted.
    4. Any type of paper is okay, as well as formats such as polytchs, circular or octagonal shapes.
    5. The print must be matted with single white or black material.
    6. The print and mat is mounted on a single ply 16x20" board. Attach the mat to the board firmly. They are handled quite a lot.
    7. Maximum size is 16x20", minimum size is 8x10".
    8. No scripts or markings on the photo.

     

    Members can upload submission(s) to our dropbox up to the deadline of 11:00 pm Saturday March 23.  Don't wait till the end. If your digital file is not uploaded by the cut-off your submission will not be acccepted. I repeat. Do not risk waiting until the last few hours. Something always goes wrong!

    The digital file can have a  maximum dimension of 1400 wide by 1050 high pixels.  Take note. This is a different size than we use for our club submissions.

    You may upload and print up to three images.

    Bring the printed photo, matted on 16x20, single mat board, with a protective cello cover, to the Club meeting on Tuesday March 26. If you know you will not be attending the meeting on Tuesday the 26th of March send me an email to arrange to drop it off before the 26th.

  8. Outing

    Let's check out the new cars and accessories for 2019.

    Taking pictures of all the chrome and shine under bright lights can be challenging so this will be a great opportunity to try some techniques like closeups, reflections, low shots, symmetry, etc. 


    Details:

    Let's assemble at the welcome centre information booth (looks like a giant Canada flag) outside the convention centre at 0900am. This will give you some time to take some shots around the area before we go inside when the show opens at 10am. 

     


    Logistics:

    Located at 1055 Canada Place. 

     

    Transit Users: Board a "Westbound to Waterfront" train by no later than 0830. Exit the train at the end of the line and use the Howe Street exit. Exit the station and keep to the left and meet at the welcome centre info booth. 

    Admission Prices:

    Adults $20.00     

    Seniors $14.00

    Are you a BCAA member? Purchase your tickets online and use your membership # to give you a discount on your admission tickets.  Discount not available at the door. 

     


    Links:

  9. Meeting

    Bring your camera and a tripod (if you have one) and come prepared to shoot some cool and abstract nighttime images using light in creative ways!

    Agenda:

    • Light Painting - Hands on Workshop

      Club member Eric Massarelli will lead us through a hands on evening of creativity with a variety of light sources and techniques. 

      Bring your camera, a tripod, and light sources (flashlights, Christmas lights, any other lights you think might be interesting. 

      Dress for the weather, as we will be heading outside to the area near the band shelter (just across the street from the meeting space) to experiment with light.




    Links:


    In Preparation:

    • For:

      Dress for the weather, we will be outside!

      Bring your camera, a tripod, and any light sources you think will create interesting light.

    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)
  10. Competition
    Fraser Valley Invitational (External)Submissions due: Mar 30, 2019

    Competition date: May 4, 2019

    The 2019 Fraser Valley Invitational will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Clayton Heights Secondary School
    7003 188 Street
    Surrey, BC

    The theme for this year's competition is CIRCLES - the world itself is a circle. They naturally occur in nautre. Man-made objects are full of them. Your challenge is to look, find, and create an image that represents your visition of the theme.

    CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND GUIDELINES

    This is a  digital competition.  Each club may enter a minimum of 4 up to a maximum of 10 images. Only one entry per member is allowed. If you belond to more than one photography club, then you can only  participate in one club entry. Failure to comply will result in all of the individual’s images being disqualified. Images may be in colour, monochromatic, or a combination of both.

    Images must reflect the theme “Circles”. Images not on theme will be disqualified.

    Images that were entered in a previous FVI will not be accepted.

    Images may be created with composites. However, the final image must be comprised of photograph(s) created by the image maker. Post processing enhancements are encouraged as long as the integrity of the photograph(s) remain present and originated with the photographer.

    All images will be reviewed for compliance when received.

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

    • Images must be JPEG format    
    • sized with a  maximum height of 1050 vertical and a maximum width of 1400 horiztonal pixels
    • Square format images must be 1050 X 1050 pixels. 
    • All images must be in sRGB colour space
    • Titles of images  of 5 words or less
    • The file name is with the TITLE followed by your name
    • use a space is to be inserted between each word in the title
    • use a hyphen  with a space on each side  between the title and your namemaker’s name

     Example: LCC Pretty Picture – John Doe.jpeg

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT TO NW PHOTO CLUB

    • Submit images via our DropBox no later than 11:00 pm Saturday March 30

     

    Instructions:

  11. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens Apr 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens May 1, 2019
    Details announced when theme opens
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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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