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.


November Meeting
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every photograph tells a story; capturing a moment in time in order to preserve and honour it.  A photograph can be a tangible connection to our past, to our family, and to our own unique experience. Dirk Heydemann, our November speaker, is a successful Nanaimo based photographer who specializes in family and corporate photography.

His talk will be going over his family portrait business, from planning, consolations, shooting and presentations and pricing of the art work that is created. Since he took on this approach to his family portrait sessions, his sales had substantial increases in value.

We will be showing our Favourites from October, our field trip outing to Stamp Falls and the “Anything Orange” assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

December Meeting
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our December meeting will have Olivia Mah from London Drugs in Nanaimo.  It is the season for gift giving and Olivia will be talking to us some new items that have come to her store for Christmas shoppers,  You can never have too many camera bags…

More details will be added as the club’s management reviews the plans for the evening.

We will be showing our ‘Best of 2018’ images and the results of our field trip, assignment and November favourites.

January Meeting – Slideshow Night
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

slideshownightSlideshow Night – The new year meeting is going to be quite exciting with slideshows from many of our members.  This past year our members have traveled and will be sharing their memories.  The last slideshow night was a huge success.

If you are planning to add a slideshow, please contact Jack Harynuk – technical.opc@gmail.com

You can send your slideshow in using wetransfer.com

To submit a slideshow, you pick the + sign to locate the file, fill in the fields and click Transfer.  It can take up to 10 minutes to send the show, depending on its size and your upload speed to the Internet.

Before the show gets going, we’ll get the club business out of the way, then see the results of the assignment, the field trip and our favourite shots from December.

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

loonie for coffee