oceanside photographers

always something to learn


This month we have images from the west and from the east.  Cliff Anderson sent in images from travels in the Rockies and Jack Harynuk added a few Newfoundland icebergs and birds. If any member has some images they would like to share in the next round of changes, please send them to technical.opc@gmail.com


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Our club is now the Oceanside Photography Society.  Over the next months there will be changes to reflect our new identity including a new logo and website address. 

The club membership consists of over 95 photographers from novice to professional and everything in between. Our members live, work and play in a photographer’s paradise, the east coast of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

We meet once a month in Qualicum Beach, with half the meeting devoted to education, and the other half covering club business. We also have a dedicated education meeting, optional assignments and one field trip each month, tying into special events in the area as much as possible.

The goal of the club is to promote learning, sharing and the enjoyment of photography in a convivial atmosphere. We welcome new members whether beginners or more experienced photographers. We encourage all members to share their knowledge with each other whether photography or use of their camera and equipment.

Membership is $36 per person per year (May to April incl.) plus a club name badge for a total of $48 and is open to anyone interested in photography. The membership fee is prorated between June and April.  Please contact the membership director for details – membership.opc@gmail.com.

Guests are allowed to come to two meetings at no charge; after which they must pay a membership fee in order to continue attending. Members are required to sign a membership form.



To look at what has happened in our previous meetings click this link or the LookBack.


July Meeting
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker for our July meeting is Judy Holland. 

Artist Statement – Photography, for me, is a spiritual practice, a way of drinking in and celebrating the everyday miracles to be found in the mundane. I travel very little, but rather focus on a deep appreciation of the everyday beauty that my life on Vancouver Island brings me. No matter where I am, I enjoy making photos to delight the eye and move the heart.

I am located in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, and am also available for photography teaching and one-on-one coaching.

– 1st place Canadian Association for Photographic Art gold medal, Harbour City Photography Club Photo Salon 2016, View Gallery at Vancouver Island University, May 2016.

– numerous 1st place awards at club competitions, Harbour City Photography Club, 2014-2016.
– “Voluptueux” published in PhotoNEWS Canada, fall 2016.

– Judy Hancock Holland

Slideshows from our assignment, the field trip and favourites will be shown. And remember to bring your loonie for coffee!

loonie for coffee