oceanside photographers

always something to learn



The club membership consists of over 80 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 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. During the two hour meeting we feature a guest speaker discussing a variety of photographic subjects. We present slide shows from club members’ submissions from the previous month’s Favourites, Field Trips and Monthly Activities. We also have a critique of the top voted images from the Activities and a great time socializing during a coffee break.

We have a dedicated education meeting once a month. Experienced individuals from our club lead the group through hands on, practical exercises. Members bring their cameras and tripods to work on the theme offered.

Field trips are organized once a month to various locations, both indoors or outdoors, throughout the year. These provide great opportunities for learning from others or sharing your knowledge, no matter what your photographic skill level may be.

The goal of the club is to promote learning, sharing and the enjoyment of photography in a convivial atmosphere. We welcome new members no matter if they are beginners or more experienced photographers. We encourage all members to share their photographic knowledge with each other. This includes image capture, the use of camera equipment and post processing. 

We have a Coffee Klatch twice monthly where members drop in to socialize and get to know each other better. During the summer we meet at Morningstar Farms, Parksville and winter at “A Step Above” at Quality Foods in Parksville. Discussions about photography are often on the menu.

Membership is $40 per person per year. Membership is open to anyone interested in photography. New members can also purchase a personalized name badge for an additional $14.00. The membership fee is prorated between June and April.   Membership renewal fees may be paid by e-transfer to treasure.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 both a membership form and our liability waiver (waiver pdf0001) before participating in any club activities.



To look at what has happened in our previous meetings click this link or the LookBack.