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What we have

 

Sep
8
Sat
Lions Gate Nature Competition – 2018
Sep 8 @ 12:00 am – Oct 27 @ 10:00 pm

We are participating again this year.  Upload your best image, pay close attention to the rules.  Voting will be open until early November and you will be permitted to vote for your own image.   There may be some additional judging to choose the top 8 images.

The categories are:

  1. – Birds
  2. – Mammals
  3. – General (not 1 or 2)

Look through your shots and be certain there is no ‘hand of man’ in the image.  Images have a maximum width of 1400 pixels and maximum height of 1050 pixels.  Images have to be uploaded by October 17th.

Lions Gate Camera Club of Vancouver, British Columbia

When the current year rules are prepared, they will be added.  Click on the image or here to see the rules

This is a unique opportunity for the photography produced by your members to be judged by some of the best nature photographers in Canada.

Sep
28
Fri
Coffee Meeting
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Our coffee meeting is the last Friday of the month.

Please check with the last email or our Social director for this month’s destination.

Hope to see you.

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

Oct
26
Fri
Coffee Meeting
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Our coffee meeting is the last Friday of the month.

Please check with the last email or our Social director for this month’s destination.

Hope to see you.

Oct
27
Sat
Foto Fun Fair 2018
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Our friends from the Nanaimo club are hosting an all-day event of sharing / learning / friendships.  Our experienced and excellent members will teach and share exciting topics.

Presenters 2018:

  • Brad Powell:    Exploring Dance through stroboscopic photography
  • John Young:    How to prepare for travel and sharing your experiences in a blog.
  • Wally Roth:     Playing with Panoramas
  • Doug Bell:        Exploring Creative Opportunities with Intentional Camera Movement and Multiple Exposures    
  • Wayne Buhr:   Travel photography          
  • Bill Saffin:        Digital Photography Basics for Beginners         
  • Sucha Sollik:    Luminosity Masks    

Each presentation will be 75 minutes except Brad’s, which will be a full morning (covering two time slots). You will be able to choose between presentations. I am attaching the sign-up sheet so you can pick your sessions and let us know.

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
30
Fri
Coffee Meeting
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Our coffee meeting is the last Friday of the month.

Please check with the last email or our Social director for this month’s destination.

Hope to see you.

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.

Dec
28
Fri
Coffee Meeting
Dec 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Our coffee meeting is the last Friday of the month.

Please check with the last email or our Social director for this month’s destination.

Hope to see you.

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