Category Archives: Meetings & Events

2017 Rob’s Big Scavenger Hunt

All the details!  Here in the link

SPC Scavenger Hunt Mar 13, 2017 to May 31, 2017


The Categories are:
1 Silhouette
2 Something that floats
3 At work
4 Motion (at night)
5 Community Event
6 Portrait (3 people or more)
7 Black and White
8 Young
9 Bus Stop scene
10 Dilapidated
11 Legs
12 Heritage
13 Paint with light
14 Orange
15 Low Key
16 Panning
17 Candlelight
18 Reflection
19 Hands
20 Complex

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.

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!

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


Photographie Festival 2015



An Invite from London Drugs

Good afternoon, my name is Mike Wallbank and I am the Photo Electronics manager at the London Drugs in Coquitlam Centre. My store is hosting a large photography event on Saturday May 9th and we would love to invite the members of your group. Essentially we will have representatives in the store from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic and London Drugs. There will be special guest speakers, and various presentations and ‘trade-show’ style booths. Please let me know if you have any questions about the event. We would also invite your club to participate in the event by offering a booth so you can show off your member’s work and sign up new members.  I have included a short blurb regarding the event:


May is Photo Month at London Drugs!

On Saturday May 9th London Drugs Coquitlam Centre will be hosting LDFotoCon: a full day dedicated to the celebration of Photography! We will have representatives and presentations from Fuji, Canon, Panasonic, and Sony; as well as special presentations from London Drugs photography experts from the Photo Lab, Camera department and Computer department. This event is FREE TO ATTEND, however we will be providing online registration for the event closer to the big day.


Please let me know if you have any questions about this exciting event, I look forward to seeing you all there!

Guest Speaker – Dennis Ducklow

Looking forward to our next club meeting on January 26th…

Special Guest Speaker is Dennis Ducklow from Double Exposure Photography  –

Here’s a preview of what to expect!

The presentation will consist of two parts – Family Photography and Event Photography.

Part I – Family Photography – Dennis will share with us his knowledge on “all aspects of working with a family to create a photo they want on their wall”.

The presentation will include:

  • Working with Family (relationships)
  • Locations
  • Clothing
  • Posing
  • Post Processing
  • Business Aspects

Many Photo examples will be included.

Part II – Event Photography – Dennis will use many examples to demonstrate how to photograph an event such as Remembrance Day Ceremony

  • Anticipating the needs of the client
  • Identifying key events and elements
  • Overview shots
  • Detail shots

… so that the final presentation tells a story.

Hope to see you there!!!