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TCPC Club ZOOM Meeting: JP Stones, creating travel photographs that focus on the culture and people of a place.

Oct 11th, 2022
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 TCPC Club Meeting 7:00 PM, ZOOM Doors open at 6:30 PM
Topic: TCPC - Club Meeting – JP Stones, creating travel photographs that focus on the culture and people of a place.
  • JP has spent the last 5 years photographing the same group of Mexica, or Aztec, dancers connecting with the Mexica and their mythology.
  • He will detail how storytelling can help your audience connect emotionally with your images.
Carla Hamilton – a short information session on CAPA

Note: the Zoom Link will be sent in a separate email the day before the meeting and is also posted on our Facebook TCPC Members Group

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

October 25th, 2022
  • Meeting in person
  • Voting on final 6 images to be submitted to LGCC competition
  • CAPA Judge Sue Olsen will be going through an image evaluation
  • Fun Photo Challenge to our Members
    • We have borrowed an idea from DPS (Digital Photography School)
    • “Singular, non plural. ‘Shoe’
    • When given a very simple object, can we stop and think about a way to photograph that object with some extra interest, some interesting lighting, a very random perspective? Photograph a shoe in a way that it’s not been photographed before?
    • “Shoe” It’s likely most of us have one or two (or a load more!) but how will we photograph it? (Just one, not the pair)”
    • Bring to the meeting on a USB drive
Sue Olsen – October 25th
  • Prepare 2 or 3 images you would consider submitting to a competition.
  • It is not that you will submit them but if you were.
  • They can be similar or totally different.
  • It is feedback to help you choose between photographs.
  • Sue will look at the photos and prepare her critique before the October 25th meeting.
  • Submit the photographs of your choice to Steve Kazemir before midnight October 21st.
November 8th, 2022
  • Meeting on Zoom
  • Dennis Ducklow
  • Multiply Your Creativity with Double Exposure
November 22th, 2022
  • Meeting in person
  • Members bring in 2 or 3 images they might consider to submit for a competition or simply a few images where they can’t decide which is better. 
  • Club members will view the images, compare and give feedback on which might be the stronger image and reasons they think this to be the case.
December 13th, 2022


Congratulations to all those who had their images chosen to advance to the CAPA Pacific Zone Competition!
Let’s keep the momentum going for the Lions Gate Nature Competition
The 17th annual Lions Gate Nature Competition is coming up!!
This event is restricted to clubs in British Columbia and the Yukon.  Each club may submit up to six images (one per photographer).  The images are evaluated by a panel of three judges who are independent of the Lions Gate Photography Club.  The judging criteria will follow the CAPA established guidelines for nature and wildlife photography.
The four competition categories are Botanical, Nature, Wildlife and Landscape.
For all images basic post processing techniques are permitted.  
Techniques which are not permitted include the following:
  • long exposure clouds (and I would presume water) as well as no star trails
  • composites
  • adding or removing elements of any kind - including that annoying branch in the corner, you will either have to leave it or crop it out.
  • panoramas and/or stitching together images
  • creative filters, including infrared
  • anything that implies ‘hand of man’ - this includes cut stumps, man made paths, cultivated plants and fields, cut grass etc.
  • vignettes or finishing borders
Rules specific to genres
  • Botanical - must be photographed in the wild.
  • Nature - can be a wild or controlled environment as long as there is no evidence of human elements.  The exception to this is if the human element contributes to the image story and is less than 10% of the image.
  • Wildlife - must be living free and not under direct control of humans.  Wildlife photographed in natural parks are permitted because they are not reliant on humans for care and food.  Animals in game farms are excluded from the wildlife category but are permissible in the nature category so long as it meets the aforementioned criteria.
  • Because of this specification please identify your submitted images as either nature or wildlife.
For both the nature and wildlife categories the birds or animals may have scientific bands or tags but may not have tethers.
  • The deadline for submissions for the club to vote on which images to advance is October 21st at midnight. 
  • Submit your images with the usual dimensions of 1920 X 1080 to Steve at  
  • The images will be voted on at the club meeting on October 25th.
If you are uncertain on how to submit images to TCP or how to name the image file the information along with the video links is always available on the TriCity webpage in the drop down menu under the Resources tab.
We did very well in last year’s competition and have the talent to do it again!

CAPA Judge's Course

Langley Camera Club is hosting a CAPA Judge's Course
  • October 22, 2022, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.  There is limited registration, so please register early.
  • The course will take place at the Eureka Temple Society Hall (Masonic Hall), 20701 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC.
  • The costs for the course are as follows:
    • Non CAPA Members - $175.00
    • CAPA Individual Members - $125.00
    • Recertification for existing CAPA Judges (Must be on current Judge's list) - $75.00
  • The link for registration is as follows:
  • Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at
Please visit the CAPA area of our Members Only section on our website to access the latest CAPA magazine and CAPA Newsletter.

Cheers, TCPC Executive Committee
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