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Oct
3
Wed
October Meeting
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker this month is Nanaimo photographer, Judy Hancock-Holland.  Judy has presented to the club previously and we received excellent feedback about her spiritual approach to her photography.  Judy has a new presentation and we are looking forward to her visit.  Visit Judy’s website here.

We will be showing our Favourites from September, our field trip outing and the “Fall is in the Air” assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee

Nov
7
Wed
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

Nov
20
Tue
Education Meeting
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BRING YOUR CAMERA and a tripod !!

The first half of the meeting we will finally be going over the submissions for cropping and critique.  Open discussion.

The second half of the meeting will be hands on with our cameras.   Candlelight displays will be set up.

 

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

Our December meeting will have Olivia Mah from London Drugs in Nanaimo coming to our club and hosting a mini trade show.   We plan to set up four stations for people to visit. One showcasing the Premium Compacts such as the Nikon P1000 and Sony RX100MKVI;  one with long lenses such as the Sigma 150-600mm, Nikon 200-500mm; one with some equipment from Fujifilm and some of the Instax products. Our Photo Lab will also be present showcasing some of the large format and Fine Art products we carry. There will also be a number of different photo accessories to demonstrate as well.

Bring a guest, it’s the time for Christmas shoppers,  You can never have too many gadgets!!!

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.

Jan
2
Wed
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.

So far, we’ve heard from Wayne Buhr (Street Photography), Ed Dunnett (Asia Trip), Jack Harynuk (Swing), Vivienne Bearder (Art in Rome), Rick Horte  and Brad Powell.  It

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

You can bring your slideshow to the meeting or send it 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

Feb
6
Wed
February Meeting
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our meeting will feature a Taz Tally workshop which we have downloaded from Lynda.com.  The workshop is entitled Exploring Composition.  Andy Lessard has offered to guide us through the portions that several club members have found relevant in a Lightroom interest group.

This link is to the document that is Andy’s summary of the course that could be used as a quick reference.

 

Our speaker Dave Hutchinson had to cancel due to the weather and road conditions.  He has offered to come back in the next few months.

We are pleased to have Dave Hutchison, an Accredited Nature and Pictoral / Scenic Photographer for a seminar on “Beyond the Basics of Wildlife Photography”.  Dave will share his experience from recent trips to The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, Yellowstone NP, Tetons NP, etc.  Check Dave’s website here.

Topics will include: composition, planning & research, and interactions we have with our equipment and environment.

Photography is a vast field that encompasses a wide variety of techniques to create that unique captivating image. Add to that the complicated camera gear and post processing techniques in today’s technology age.

Dave can help you make efficient use of your time and quickly learn techniques to tap into your creativity, figure out your camera gear, and create wonderful images.

With over 20 years of business experience, Dave has over 40 images published in books, magazines, calendars, art cards, and various gift products. Dave is continuously inspired by both landscape and wildlife photography and has photographed across Western Canada and the Yukon, eight Western US states and recently Europe.

We’ll start with the club business, then see the results of the assignment, the field trip and our favourite shots from January.

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

loonie for coffee

Mar
6
Wed
March Meeting
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our meeting will feature Tofino photographer Christopher Pouget.  More info will be added when it is received.

Check Christopher’s fabulous website at this link

We’ll start with the club business, then see the results of the Motion assignment, the field trip to DemXX and our favourite shots from February.

There will be coffee and tea at $1!

loonie for coffee

Apr
3
Wed
April Meeting
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker for this month is TJ Watt , an award-winning nature and conservation photographer from Victoria, BC. He combines his passion for rainforest conservation with professional photography, TJ sheds light on BC’s endangered old-growth forests in an effort to help see them saved.  A self-described ‘big-tree hunter’, he can often be found driving rough backroads and exploring remote regions of Vancouver Island in search of the last old-growth giants. TJ is also a co-founder, campaigner, and photographer with the Ancient Forest Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to protect BC’s old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable second-growth forest industry.

TJ will present an overview of the ecology and politics of BC’s endangered old-growth growth forests and the role conservation photography plays in the fight to protect them. He will include photographs from across Vancouver Island and BC, including the spectacular Great Bear Rainforest.  Click here for TJ’s website.  Click here for the Ancient Forest Alliance.

We will show the slideshows from our field trip in Nanaimo, the texture assignment and our March favuorites.

There will be coffee and tea at $1!

loonie for coffee

May
1
Wed
May Meeting – Annual General
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Our Annual General Meeting night is on Wednesday May 1st.

Elections for our new management team will be held at this meeting. Kathy will offer her final message and we will hear from each of the management team. Our slideshows from the month of April will be run and then Kathhy will announce our photographer of the year and conduct the elections.

Remember that all positions are open, we are all volunteers on the board and we all welcome the opportunity for new members to join us and bring their new ideas.  Once the new team has been voted in,  announced and introduced we will have a social evening.

As a BC Society, we are required to review the rules under which we operate (check here). Take this opportunity to meet with the new group and discuss any changes that you think would offer improvements to any aspect of the club’s activities.

There will be coffee and tea at $1!

loonie for coffee

Jun
5
Wed
June 2019 Meeting
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our speaker this month is Nanaimo photographer, Judy Hancock-Holland.  Judy has presented to the club previously and we received excellent feedback about her spiritual approach to her photography.  Judy has a new presentation and we are looking forward to her visit.  Visit Judy’s website here.

We will be showing our favourites, field trip outing and the monthly assignment.

Bring your loonie for a coffee.

loonie for coffee