oceanside photographers

always something to learn

A group made the trek up to the Orford Valley in Bute Inlet recently.  With 5 of us pointing at the same bears from close proximity, it took some time to find variety in our shots.  Thanks to Kathy Desjardins, Rick Horte, John Critchley, Shelley Harynuk and Jack Harynuk for sharing.  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


Oceanside Photographers membership consists of over 75 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.


November Meeting – Eiko Jones @ Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ejonesOur November meeting has moved to a different date for this month. We are very pleased to have Eiko Jones come and speak to us about his photography.

At times he is overwhelmed by the beauty of the world around us. He is passionate about sharing this Pacific Northwest environment with everyone. Through artistic and dramatic imagery, he endeavours to offer people a glance of that world, whether they live in a big city condo, or have no ability to experience the world below or out in nature. His work is all about drawing attention to the entire environment and watersheds, from the mountaintops all the way down, and into our vast, but fragile oceans.

Coffee service will be available so bring your loonie.