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Field Trips

The general idea of our field trips is to congregate in a chosen area with our cameras for a few hours and have a chance to discuss photography (or anything else!) with other members. This allows us to watch how others approach a shot, discuss gear and techniques, ask questions and generally get to know each other.  We generally meet at the venue at 10am and shoot until 12 then those who wish to do so gather at the chosen lunch venue. Any queries about our field trips can be sent to assignments.opc@gmail.com

The second purpose of the field trip is to contribute to the slide show at the next general meeting.  Each person attending can send in up to six images taken that day. These don’t necessarily have to be taken within the two hours – some people come earlier and some shoot in the afternoon as well. If you’re unable to attend the field trip you may also send pictures taken at that site a few days before or after. All image submissions are due by the following Sunday. The slide show allows us to enjoy each others efforts in a non-judgmental way.  Play with your images and try out some new post-processing techniques.

When you have your field trip photos ready, upload them through the member database.

To see where our previous field trips have taken us, click on this link or LookBack


March Field Trip
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This month we will be meeting on Sunday



Buckerfields is not just a feed store.  It has so  many items for your home and garden, your pets and yes even the farm.

Come and join with to explore this local store and see how many unique and different photos you can find.

Lunch will be at the British Bobby Restaurant at noon

1209 East Island Highway, Parksville BC

(it is approximately 7 minutes from Buckerfields)


April Field Trip
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

NOTE:  This month the field trip is on a Sunday



Spring at Tiger Lily Farm is such an exciting time with the birth of lambs, calves, pigs, and sheep providing us with fantastic photo opportunities.

Not into the animals?? There are many other things for you to see and photograph from inside the store, the old and new farm machinery and tools plus so much more

This is a field trip that will have something for everyone.

As a special for the photo society they are not going to charge us but ask if there are any photos you that you really like the way they turn out if you could share them with them for their website and Facebook page.  They will give you full credit for your work.  You can make a donation if you would like but it is not compulsory.


Lunch will be at Trees

1385 Alberni Hwy, Parksville BC V9P 2B8

(across the street from the Coop service station on the highway)