oceanside photographers

always something to learn


This month we have a group of images from Paul Edelenbos and Wayne Duke. 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. 

Rick Hulbert

Rick Hulbert is coming back very soon!

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.


February Meeting @ Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


We are going to have an exciting evening.  Wally Chinn and his wife Alison will be offering his photo-travelogue presentation on exploring the polar bear domain in the Churchill, Manitoba region.

As the marquis animal or symbol for Canada’s northern wildlife, the Polar Bear has little rival. As the largest land carnivore in the world, Canada is home to more than 60% of the world’s polar bears, an animal species that has attracted much interest, curiosity and concern.  Wally & Alison have made a few presentations to the OPS in the past, and through another of their narrated photo presentations, they will focus on their recent experiences in northern Manitoba.  As opposed to their previous presentations that were directed at distant lands such as Africa, Antarctica or the Galapagos Islands, this showing will be directed somewhat closer to home, examining wildlife and geography with a particularly Canadian perspective, including the realities of polar bear life and some of the lighter sides of their behaviour.

The club business will get underway first and we will review the Table Top assignment, the field trip to Rathtrevor and our January favourites.