September 22, 2014 – Light painting. We brought our cameras, tripods, flashlights and learned how to “paint.”
October 27, 2014 – Presentation by Clive Lunn on Landscape photography. How to plan, capture, and process.
November 10, 2014 – School closed
November 24, 2014 – Presentation by Grant Munnion. On/Off camera flash.
December 8, 2014 – Print night. Projection of Running Water and Landscape challenges and slideshows from the Scavenger Hunt. Issued a new challenge, Restaurant Food, with projected images in May 2015.
December 22, 2014 – School closed.
January 12, 2015 – Critique night from the 2 challenges, Running Water and Landscapes.
January 26, 2015 – Presentation by Lewis Kennett on Product Photography for the web, commercial, publication, or contest entry. A new challenge was issued, Faceless Portraits.
February 23, 2015 – Guest Speaker: Donna Milburn Topic: Using the LENSBABY to give your images a different perspective.
March 9, 2015 – School closed.
March 23, 2015 – Guest Speaker: John Gordon Topic: Birds of the Lower Mainland. Visit his website @ John Gordon Photography, John Gordon – Listening to Birds or his Flickr page.
April 13, 2015 – Guest Speaker: Gaetan Royer and Tracy Riddell Topic: Pecha Kucha – The Sound of Conversation and Hands that Shape the Community Project.
April 27, 2015 – The stage area was set for flash/strobe portraits and a station for continuous lighting of still life. Grant and Marlene were incredibly helpful and versatile in assisting members to create portraits with just the right lighting!
The back of the room had 4 stations. With 15 minutes per station, there was a maximum of 7 sessions per station.
Station 1: Landscape and Black & White forum. Clive kindly agreed to host this station. First person to sign up for each session had exclusive Q&A opportunities and could bring images for conversion to B&W.
Station 2: Discussion/demonstration on Post-processing Techniques was hosted by Terry. Terry has lots of experience in post processing, many members learned specific techniques. Many of these techniques were made available by Terry and can be found under Resources on the homepage.
Station 3: Macro and Close up photography with John, our guru in this field. John demonstrated 5-6 macro/close-up techniques and answered questions.
Station 4: One on One Critique. Members brought up to 3 images for Lewis to critique private and very constructive way. (Lewis has taken CAPA courses in image critique).
This evening was an incredible opportunity to learn and to practice!! Thanks again to Harry for organizing this event and to Grant, Marlene, Clive, Lewis and Terry for sharing your knowledge and expertise.
May 11, 2015 – Projection of images from the two latest challenges – Restaurant Food (no tripods and no lights) and Faceless Portraits. Maximum of 6 images per person were submitted. You can view these images in the Challenges Gallery.
May 25, 2015 – Critique Night – Restaurant Food and Faceless Portraits were critiqued by club members. Club elections (volunteers) for the 2015-2016 year: President Harry, Vice President Brenda, Treasurer Catherine, Competitions Steve, Membership Brenda, and Webmaster Diane.
June 8, 2015 – Projection of Slideshows and Six Favourite Images from this year.
June 22, 2015 – Print Night and Summer Assignments. Membership dues would be most welcome tonight to cover the 2015-2016 rental fee for the Port Moody Senior Secondary Drama Room.