Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    The 12 Days of ChristmasCompleted Jan 7, 2019

    Have some fun with this one.
    It might be hard to find eight maids a milking or ten lords a leaping so let your creative juices flow and see where it takes you.
    Mix and match, if you need to make your own: 7 crows a crowing, 5 kids a crying , I could go on.
    Although inspired by a Christmas song, it does not need to include any seasonal elements.

    Twelve drummers drumming
    Eleven pipers piping
    Ten lords a-leaping
    Nine ladies dancing
    Eight maids a-milking
    Seven swans a-laying
    Six geese a-laying
    Five gold rings
    Four colly birds
    Three french hens
    Two turtle doves
    And a partridge in a pear tree.



    10 members made a total of 117 comments on 35 submissions.

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


  2. Outing

    **Outing Date Has Changed to Sunday January 20, 2019**

    Happy New Year all.   We will start out 2019 with a nautical theme for the first outing of the year.  

    We will check out the many exhibits of the Vancouver Maritime Museum. As an additional treat, we will use the False Creek Ferry water taxi as a mini sightseeing cruise  to show a different perspective while travelling to the museum. We will walk the museum for 1.5-2 hours. Once a month, the museum holds a behind-the-scenes tour, of one of the engine rooms, and we will be able to take advantage of this tour while we are there.  Once we are done at the museum, we can take the water taxi back to Granville Island for a lunch stop. 

    **The museum has asked that flash not be used and no backpacks are to be worn while viewing the exhibits.  Backpacks can be checked at the front desk.  Tripods can be used but they cannot interfere with the exhibits and other customers visiting the museum** Thanks in advance with this. 

    Since there will be no signup sheet available for this outing, I need to know who is attending. Please email outings@nwphoto.org to RSVP by January 12th thanks.  There is a group rate admission which lowers the rate from $13.50 to $7.50 if we get enough people attending.  Don't delay, email me today.....


    Details:

    Located at 1905 Odgen Avenue in Vanier Park in Vancouver. 

    The hours of the museum is 10am-5pm

    Admission Rates

    $13.50 for adults     

    $11.00 for seniors

    There is a group rate available which lowers the admission rate from $13.50 to $7.50 if enough members join us. This rate needs to be paid in one payment, so the sooner I know how many people are attending, the better. 

    Some of the exhibits available for viewing:

    The Franklin Exploration

    St. Roch National Historic Site

    The Lost Fleet Exhibition

     


    Logistics:

    Let's assemble in the plaza at Science World at 9am. Once we are together, we can walk to the dock and board the False Creek Ferry water taxi for the mini sightseeing cruise to Granville Island and then transfer to the water taxi to the museum. 

    Purchase a day pass when you board the first ferry ($16.00) to eliminate the multiple zones and separate fares. 

     

    Transit Users: From New West Station, please board a Westbound Train to Waterfront by no later than 830am. Ride the train and get off at Main Street  - Science World station and use the Quebec exit. Cross the street and meet the group in the plaza. 

    Anyone who is attending the museum by transit, but not doing the water taxi portion of the outing, board a Westbound train to Waterfront by no later than 0900am. Ride the train and get off at Burrard Station and board the "2 Macdonald" bus from Bay #1 on Burrard Street. Get off the bus at Cornwall and Cypress and walk North. It is a short walk to the museum. 


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    • Meeting

      For our first meeting of 2019, we have member sharing, with a twist.  At this meeting we are going to have a Show & Tell.  Everyone is encouraged to bring anything "physical" you have created with one of your photographs, from a framed print to greeting cards; books of all formats; any novelty item or décor.  Share with everyone how you share your photos.  Hopefully we will all be inspired to take some time to get our photos off the screen and into the world.

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

      Agenda:

      • Top 10 Themes

        We will share the top-10 results for the Themes that have closed since the last December meeting.

      • Non-Digital Creations - Member Show & Tell

        With much of photography’s attention being devoted to the sole creation of the image, and more recently the virtual and instant sharing of those images, the art and practice of physically producing prints is becoming less of a requirement than in the past.   But is this a good thing?  How many of us have GBs of images languishing on our hard drives, and nothing more?

        Many commentators will tell you that printing your work can help you grow as a photographer.  Printing photographs can ground your work and forces you to take time to be with and work with the image. Sharing your images in a physical form also brings value to your work and are also a more special means for sharing your images with others than viewing them on an LCD screen.

        The most usual way to “print” your images is on a flat piece of photo paper for framing and hanging on the wall, or a collection of images in a book.  Printing technology makes this easier and cheaper with each passing day.  That technology also offers us other media on which to print.  A quick scan of various online printers discloses that you can print on almost anything, including:

        • Mugs
        • Calendars
        • T-shirts
        • Pillows & blankets
        • Cases for electronics
        • Placemats
        • Ornaments
        • Tiles
        • Coasters
        • Piggy banks

         

        Well, you get the idea

        At this meeting we are going to have a Show & Tell.  Everyone is encouraged to bring anything you have created with one of your photographs, from a framed print to greeting cards; books of all formats; any novelty item or décor.  Share with everyone how you share your photos.  Hopefully we will all be inspired to take some time to get our photos off the screen and into the world.


      In Preparation:

      • For: Non-Digital Creations - Member Show & Tell

        Pick a one or two or a few things you have created with your photos and bring them to share.

      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)
    • Theme
      Just My ImaginationSubmissions due Jan 31, 2019

      Timed to coincide with the annual editing challenge this theme is about composite images. Whether creating composites in your editing program or using multiple exposure done in your camera, this theme is about using multiple images to create something new.  
      At least one image in each composite should be your own and imagination is the key. 
      There are several links provided to help with your creation.

    • Theme
      New Theme OpensOpens Feb 1, 2019
      Details announced when theme opens
    • Competition

      Competition date: Mar 2, 2019

      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.

      Instructions:

      NWPC CLUB ENTRIES

      Members may upload up to three images to be considered  to be part of the NWPC Club Entry. Your digital files must meet the following specifications: 

      • Working space of sRGB standard.
      • The horizontal size can be up to a maximum of 1400 pixels,
      • The vertical size can be up to a maximum of 1050 pixels.
      • Choose the format that best presents your image.
      • The image may not have been submitted to a previous North Shore Photographic Society competition.
      • The image must be the original work of the entrant

       

      Upload your image(s) via the NWPC Dropbox Link by 11:00 pm on Saturday, February 2nd. Ensure your files are sized properly.

       

      INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES

      Members may also enter up to three (3) images for consideration as an individual entry.  Please refer to the North Shore Photographic Society Website for the uploading and Entry Fee Payment details. 

      https://www.nsps.ca/ ( North Shore Photographic Society)

      Image files must meet the specifications outlined for Club Entries.

      • Do not submit the same image you are entered for consideration as a NWPC Club Entry.
      • Files must be uploaded to NSPS by February 12, 2019

       

    • Meeting

      The Editing Challenge – Back by popular demand.  For those who weren’t with us for previous challenges, the Challenge is to take 1 or 2 of  8 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. 

      See the links below for where to get the source images and link to dropbox to submit your edits for projection.

      Agenda:

      • Edit Challenge 2019 Image Review


      Links:


      In Preparation:

      • For: Edit Challenge 2019 Image Review

        1. Getting the Images

        Get the images from the link above which has 8 images for you to choose from.  You may do more if you wish, but as I repeat below, there may not be time to discuss more than two images at the meeting. 

        PLEASE NOTE: The different file types will have different download times.  The JPGs are the smallest files and will download fastest.  The DNG are larger and will take 15 – 30 seconds to download.  The TIFF files are the largest (80+ megabytes). Expect them to take a minute or more to download.   

        2. Editing the Images - The Sky is the Limit

        There are no limits on what you can do.  Consider everything from basic edits to make the image better, (e.g. straightening horizons, correcting brightness, contrast, clarity, white balance, or saturation etc.) to full-fledged artistic creations using all of your creative filters and other tools. 

        There is one RULE to the challenge.  At the meeting when we share the images, you must be able to tell us what you did to create your final image.  So, please, make notes, and be prepared to share

        3. Sharing Your Creations

        You are invited to submit your 2 favourite images before 11:00 PM on Saturday February 2nd, so Nathan has time to organize them for the meeting.  This is a hard deadline, people.

        Submitting Your Creations: To submit your images, go to the Member Uploads, Dropbox tab and choose the Editing Challenge 2019 Dropbox.

        So that Nathan’s computer can sort the images for projection, there is a very specific naming protocol. Please name your files as follows:

         --

        For example:  EC1-NancyMatheson-p1

        (i.e. this image is my 1st priority of the three I sent)

        Of course, your final image files should be resized for our projector, 1920x1080. [The width no more than 1920 and the height no more than 1080].

      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)
    • 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)
    • Theme
      New Theme OpensOpens Mar 1, 2019
      Details announced when theme opens
    • 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)
    • 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.

    • 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)
    • Theme
      New Theme OpensOpens Apr 1, 2019
      Details announced when theme opens
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • Theme
      New Theme OpensOpens May 1, 2019
      Details announced when theme opens
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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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