oceanside photographers

always something to learn


Jack Harynuk visited his sister down on Florida’s Gulf coast and found time to get out with his camera. Enjoy the photos.  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. 

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.

Dave Courtice

We are sad to announce Dave’s passing, click on the photo for more

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.


December Meeting @ Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

santa1This month is our Christmas social evening. We are taking a different approach this year,  we are going to buy cookies/food items and will ensure that we have some Gluten free and peanut free items BUT we are instead asking something from you. 

You know that we are trying to be more connected to the community and with that in mind we are asking that you, if you are able, bring a food item or two for the Food Bank

Most needed food bank items
    Pasta (canned or dry) and pasta sauces.
    Canned meats and fish.
    Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts)
    Canned goods (beans, soups, and stews)
    Dairy (canned, and powdered milk)
    Canned vegetables and fruit.
    Whole grain cereals.
    Infant foods and baby formula

Coffee and tea will be available so bring your loonie!!

We do not have a speaker and will have a short business review followed by slideshows of the field trip to the Shelter Point Distillery, the Old Buildings assignment.  If we have received sufficient images, we will the Best of 2016 images from our members.