oceanside photographers

always something to learn

Inge Riis McDonald sent in a number of recent Fall images.  Thank you for participating.

We are always interested in receiving photos from any of your journeys. If there are any panorama shots in your archives, send them along for another display soon.  If any member has some images they would like to share in the next round of changes, please email them to technical.opc@gmail.com


The club membership consists of over 120 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 $50 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.


February Meeting
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are pleased to have Dave Hutchison, an Accredited Nature and Pictoral / Scenic Photographer for a seminar on “Beyond the Basics of Wildlife Photography”.  Dave will share his experience from recent trips to The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, Yellowstone NP, Tetons NP, etc.  Check Dave’s website here.

Topics will include: composition, planning & research, and interactions we have with our equipment and environment.

Photography is a vast field that encompasses a wide variety of techniques to create that unique captivating image. Add to that the complicated camera gear and post processing techniques in today’s technology age.

Dave can help you make efficient use of your time and quickly learn techniques to tap into your creativity, figure out your camera gear, and create wonderful images.

With over 20 years of business experience, Dave has over 40 images published in books, magazines, calendars, art cards, and various gift products. Dave is continuously inspired by both landscape and wildlife photography and has photographed across Western Canada and the Yukon, eight Western US states and recently Europe.

We’ll start with the club business, then see the results of the assignment, the field trip and our favourite shots from January.

There will be coffee and tea at $1 but bring your own popcorn!

loonie for coffee