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Barry Brady – Photo Trips 2017

2017 Phototrips: Check them out Here

2017 Phototrips by month:

June 2017

1. Alberta Badlands Spring Vistas and Prairie Landscapes
June 5 – 8, 2017 – From $1580.00 CAD – 4 days
Within a small radius of Drumheller, Alberta you will find contrasting landscapes rich in diversity. These natural-scapes in the form of wafer-thin horizons and undulating, arid rock formations provide dramatic subject matter for photographers. Join us on this exciting four day journey through the Canadian Badlands.
2. Waterton Lakes Spring Flowers, Macro and Landscapes
June 11 – 14, 2017 – From $1500 CAD – 4 days
Did you know that Waterton Lakes National Park is known as the wildflower capital of Canada? In the south-west pocket of Alberta lies this little gem which is also home to more than half of the province’s plant species. Spring is the perfect time to be here to photograph this living landscape in full bloom. Sept 2017

Sept 2017

1. Broughton Archipelago Marine Wildlife and Seascapes
Sept 16 – 19, 2017 – From $2400 CAD – 4 days
From the moment we arrived at our pick up point in Telegraph Cove the world felt a million miles away. The boat trip to our camp, located on a small island on the edge of Blackney Pass, was exhilarating. Accommodations are in spacious safari tents with real beds and cozy duvets and wool blankets. Lying in bed at night we could hear the blow of the whales and the seals splashing in the little bay just outside our tent. We had so much fun putting this photo trip together and we are looking so forward to sharing this little piece of paradise with you.

2. Yukon Northern Lights and Landscapes
Sept 24 – 28, 2017 – From $2450 CAD – 5 days
The Yukon in the Fall is magnificent. The vibrant colours of the foliage are only overshadowed by the size and vastness of the mountains, rivers and valleys. The Yukon is a land of contrasts. From the incredible stark beauty of the Tundra to the awe inspiring Northern Lights, it is a jewel in the natural world. This photo trip will inspire and excite you as a photographer and a nature lover. Join us on a truly spectacular journey into a true wilderness.

Oct 2017

1. Gabriola Island Creative Meditative Photography Retreat
Oct 27 – 29, 2017 – From $1220 CAD – 3 days
Are you perhaps wondering what a meditative photography retreat is all about? Simply put, meditation is the ”act of giving your attention to only one thing” and we’ve found the perfect spot on Gabriola Island to do just that. With nothing to distract us, we’re going to spend three days developing our senses in the art of photography. Through innovative techniques, we’re going to lift you out of your photography rut. You’ll be challenged to see familiar subjects with fresh eyes and discover how to use your photography as a form of artful expression.

A grave subject

Our photo theme this Monday is Cemetaries, so we ask you to travel back to some of your old haunts, be it a nice quiet neighborhood or more of a ghost town, to collect your best images of these “cities of the dead”. After Monday we can allow this theme to Rest In Peace.

See you there.

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

Hello Folks,

Fall is in the air and Carol has kindly arranged for our October 16th Field Trip to take us to the Hazelmere Pumpkin patch. The trip begins at 10am and concludes at 2pm.

It is a family event but there are lots of photo ops here. Maybe a occasion to practice some street/ field photography?

They have, in the past, also sold Honey and Jams.

Admission is $5 cash only at the entrance.

Parking available on the street.

Orpheum Theatre Photo Shoot – Aug 6th

We have a rare opportunity to photograph inside the Orpheum Theatre!

There is limited attendance (30 people only) so you must let Carol Jackson know if you will be going. You must be at the doors no later than 12:45pm. We are allowed inside from 1-3 pm only.

Parking is where you can find it. Carpooling is good.
You will need $10 for a donation to BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Payment is due at the door.

Randall has had the opportunity to shoot here before. Questions about lenses and lighting can be directed to him.

Altered Format for Scavenger Hunt Images

Hello Folks,

August 8th will be the results night for our Tynehead Park Scavenger Hunt images after a short presentation from Ken North on the work that the “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” association does. For anyone who was not present last year for the altered format (or just has limited recall) here is the outline of how the evening will work:

  • Submit your images to Radyk on a USB as usual.
  • To help speed up the viewing and judging process, name your images with the number of the clue first followed by your chosen image title (it does not have to be the clue name – be creative).
  1. People walk on me, wheels roll under me
  2. Around this place we’ll gather for vittles and drink, relax and chat or play a game if you think
  3. Speeders
  4. High or low, it covers a lot of ground
  5. Go out on a limb
  6. When it is dark enough you can see me light up
  7. Pretty colour and smelling sweet, look down and find one near your feet
  8. I can keep you in or keep you out, if my gate is closed you may be locked out
  • Finish up with your name. (You want credit, right?)
  • You DO NOT need to submit an image for each clue. (A missing image will affect your final score however.)
  • Each image will be judged by a panel of our CAPA trained members. (We will not be doing our normal critique for these images.)
  • The scores will be totaled and the member with the highest score will receive the bragging rights.

Following the judging we will have our typical theme image discussion on Forced Perspective.

Happy Snapping

Field Trip to Barnston Island

Join us on our return trip to Barnson Island on July 25th at 7pm. Meet up will be the parking lot at the ferry terminal.

Reminder * You may appreciate some bug spray 🙂

July 11th – Photo Scavenger Hunt- Tynehead Park

Natalie has lined up for us an entertaining evening at the Tynehead Regional Park. We will be participating in a Photo Scavenger Hunt. Bring your thinking caps and try to creatively interpret the clues she will be providing.

Check the calendar for a map to the park.

Happy snapping!

New Lightroom class offered by Rick Hulbert and Barbara Cameron – June 11-12

Saturday, June 11, 9 am – 5 pm*
Sunday, June 12, 9 am – 4 pm
Douglas College, New Westminster, BC
*plus optional late afternoon/dusk field photography

Join Rick Hulbert and Barbara Cameron for a two-day intensive weekend hands-on photography workshop that will propel your image making to the next level.

Enjoy the benefit of two enthusiastic instructors and delve into one of the most popular software programs designed specifically for photographers.

Click here for instructor bios, full agenda details and to buy tickets.

April 25th – Image Discussion – Motion Blur

IMAGE DISCUSSION with the THEME:  Motion Blur

How will you interpret this month’s theme? Will it be sports? Maybe wild life? Or will it be an impressionistic still photo?

Remember to bring your images on a thumb drive for upload at the meeting.

Rufous Hummingbird Male by 21 Mpix Photography-8970