oceanside photographers

always something to learn


Vivienne Bearder sent in a group of images for us to enjoy this month. If any member has some images they would like to see in the next round of changes, please send them to technical.opc@gmail.com


Our club has recently incorporated and we are 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. 

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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.


April Meeting
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker for April is Larry Breitkreutz, his topic for his presentation is Creating Compelling Compositions.  Larry has been an avid photo enthusiast for over 30 years. He enjoys the inspiration and challenge of all types of artistic images, whether created with the camera, with software, or with brush and paint. With his camera and computer software he creates impressionistic images of a world often overlooked by the casual observer.

Larry is a Certified CAPA Judge and is called upon frequently to critique and judge images in various competitions, both local as well as international. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for photography and teaches Level One and Level Two Photography Courses for the City of Surrey, Parks and Recreation.

He has been honoured with the CAPA Fellowship (FCAPA) designation, and is actively involved in promoting photography throughout the region. He serves the photographic community as the President of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA).

Larry is visiting with his wife Hazel who is an accomplished artist and photographer.  You can view a recent article they wrote for the CAPA Magazine (here).

Following our regular business for the meeting we will have the slideshows from the Wildlife assignment, the March favourites and the field trip to the North Island Wildlife Centre.

Bring that loonie for the coffee break –

loonie for coffee