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Welcome Back!

Sept 4, 2018

Believe it or not, our first TCPC meeting of the season is a week away! Remember that our meetings will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday’s of the month this year. That puts the first one on Tuesday, September 11th.
We have a full fall planned. Rick Hulbert will be back in October to talk about Urban Architectural Photography. And, in November we are thrilled to welcome Greg Girard. Greg has photographed for National Geographic and will speak about the time he spent for the magazine in Asia. He is also well known for his images documenting life in Vancouver during the 70’s and 80’s and will talk about those images as well. In addition, we have a mentoring evening planned, a night where we will discuss how to critique images, and an evening on preparing images for printing.

Next Meeting - Summer Image Assignments, Sept 11

For our first meeting bring along five of your favourite summer assignment photographs to share on a USB drive. We want to hear what drew you to that subject and how you captured your images. If you didn’t have an assignment, bring along images taken during your summer holidays.
  • Size your photos 1920 x 1080.
  • Name your photographs: First_Last_summer1.jpg; First_Last_summer2.jpg; etc.
~ See you soon, Judy & Elizabeth

2018 - 2019 Executive

Our executive elections for the 2018/19 club year were held at our last meeting. Continuing on in the main six positions are:


We are thrilled to welcome the following members who will fill the new member-at-large positions.
  • Membership Assistant - Kathy Corbeil and Marie-Claire St. Pierre
  • Newsletter - Doug Moore
  • Treats - Janice Bell and Michelle Clayton
  • New Member Relations - Anne Thompson
  • Field Trips - Alan Wallis/Ellen Ayer

Fall Meeting Schedule

We were able to secure the 2nd and 4th TUESDAYS of the month for our meetings next season. As before, we meet in the Drama Room at Port Moody Senior Secondary School, 300 Albert Street, Port Moody, BC.  Meetings start at 7:30 PM sharp.

Please note: we are booking volunteer speakers and the schedule below is subject to change. If changes are required we will provide you with as much notice as possible.
  • September 11 – Registration. Welcome and Executive introductions. Discussion about what is coming up this fall, TCPC mentors, and summer assignment images.
  • September 25 – Our own Doug Moore will talk about how to critique images. This will be followed by a member image critique.
  • October 9 – Guest speaker Rick Hulbert, will talk about architectural photography. His presentation Urban Architectural Photography … Inside and Out promises to be both educational and entertaining.
  • October 23 – Guest speaker Heidi Benefiel from Opus Coquitlam will be here to talk about printing and framing.
  • November 13 – Mentoring evening. We will set up stations run by some of our mentors on topics such as flash, multiple exposure, extension tubes, and filters.
  • November 27 – Guest speaker Greg Girard will speak about his time as a Nat. Geo. Photographer, his time in Asia, and his photos of Vancouver.
  • December 11 – Christmas social and pot-luck, member images
Do you have a friend interested in photography? Invite them to join us for an evening so they can see what we do. We are a very friendly bunch and guests are always welcome!


At the first meeting we will be collecting dues for the season. Fees are the same as last year, $30 for an individual and $50 for a family. To help make the process as smooth as possible at the door, we are asking that you download the membership form here and fill it out before coming to the meeting. Don't forget to bring it with you! Also, if you have the correct change, or a cheque made out to Tri-City Photography Club, that will really help. Thanks in advance.

To download the file, go to this link. If a pop-up window appears, just dismiss it. Then, in the top right corner of the page, select direct download from the download dropdown menu. Do not try to print the form without downloading it, as the resolution is not large enough to print that way!

Architectural Photography Resources

We are very excited to be welcoming one of our favourite presenters, Rick Hulbert, back to the club for an evening of architectural photography at our October 9th meeting.
While researching some resources to recommend as accompaniments to the presentation, I was reminded of a treasure trove of information on a huge variety of topics, so logged into, an online learning platform. 

If you have a library card with any of the Tri City libraries, that you have unlimited access to all classes on! Yes, that is full access for free! All you need to do is go to the digital content page on either the Port MoodyCoquitlam or Port Coquitlam (Fraser Valley Regional Library) library websites, and click on the link. You will need your library card number and PIN. 
There is a course on Architectural Photography (Exteriors), another on Architectural Photography (Interiors) and a third on Architectural Photography in Chicago, to name a few.
If you try a site and enjoy what you are learning, please share the course with all of us at our next meeting.

Looking for Mentor Volunteers

This year at TCPC we want to make it easier for members to link up with others that have a bit more experience. We need folks who can answer questions for those newer to cameras and photography when they arise. In the next couple of weeks, keep an eye out for our electronic survey. If you have some expertise that you would like to share with the club, please take a few minutes to fill in the survey. We are looking for members who can answer questions about post-processing, genres of photography, camera settings, and flash. You don’t have to be an expert in all areas! Thanks in advance for making our club an even better learning environment.

Upcoming Local Events

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival 
Explore over 5 acres of sunflowers in 17 different varieties.  Get lost among the 3 acres of giant Mammoth sunflowers reaching up to 12 feet tall.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll along one of our many paths through 1.5 acres of Suntastic Orange. Snap that perfect selfie in our 1 acre show garden displaying 15 different varieties of this gorgeous flower. Stargazing at Poirier Branch
Join astronomer Bill Burnyeat for a chance to view the heavens through a telescope, and learn about the night sky. For children, teens and adults. Families welcome. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we will move indoors to the Nancy Bennett Room, where Bill will provide a talk and slide-show. The Lind Prize
The Polygon Gallery opens a showcase of work by finalists of Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist  Prize. The prize is awarded to artists currently enrolled in programs in BC working in mediums of film, photography or video. Tours of the Lind Prize will be hosted every Sat. at 2pm. 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Van. 7th Vancouver International Photography Festival
Brand booths, seminars, workshops, photography contest exhibitions, and more! CapFest
Capilano U is celebrating it's 50th anniversary and as part of the festivities there will be a mural tour (nine murals across campus), live music, Indigenous performances/workshops, film & animation open house and 60's style street party. Darts Hill Garden Park
A 22.5 acre property in South Surrey. In the autumn the garden is ablaze with colour and full of interesting late flowers, fruits, nuts and berries. There are paths winding through densely vegetated forested-style gardens. Rivers and Trails Festival
Celebrate Port Coquitlam’s rivers and trails and enjoy a day of music, art and culture Feel the Beat: BC Culture Days
Everyone is invited to enjoy an afternoon of drumming performances in celebration of BC Culture Days. Performances will include Korean and Chinese drummers. All ages are welcome. Kids can also enjoy interactive First Nations drumming workshops.  11th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk
Photographers from around the world meet up at designated locations in their town to walk around and take photographs, socialize, make new friends, win prizes and be a part of a great cause during Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk.
  • October 6th
  • Local walks are planned in New Westminster, Chinatown, Granville Island and Squamish.
  • Registration is free, but you must sign up.
Van Dusen Glow in the Garden Event
with the highlight being the many beautifully hand carved jack o lanterns by award winning master carvers. Accompanying various displays of artwork are illuminations among the trees, colourful lights and pumpkins lining the trails. Ignite Photography Workshop, Lower Mainland BC
The IGNITE Sessions are not-for-profit photography workshops sponsored by the Professional Photographers of Canada – BC Region. The Workshops are designed to guide emerging professional photographers towards success, as well as inspire experienced professionals towards greater creativity and productivity. Master photographers lead educational programs that refresh fundamental skills, discuss industry standards, exchange business ideas, review pricing and marketing strategies.

A Few Images from the FaceBook Group

Here is a glimpse of what a few of our members have been up to this summer.
© Cory Anne Blyth
© Anita Niven
© Michele Dupont 
© Michele Dupont
© Steve Kazemir
© Shannon Campbell
© Loui Smit
© Loui Smit
© Elaine Dove
© Anne Thompson
© Anne Thompson
© Kristina Marlene
© Ellen Ayer
© Steve Kazemir
© Deborah Stevenson
© Kim Gaucher
© Alan Wallis
© Gabe Retei
© Ron Grender
© Ellen Ayer
© Kristina Marlene
© Maggie Huang
© Kim Gaucher
© Ron Grender
© Maggie Huang
© Antoinette Lebrun
© Elizabeth Gray
© Elizabeth Gray
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