Lynne Kelman will be holding the first of a
special interest group for CBPC members on Monday March 11th at 7:15
pm (the second Monday in March) and proposes holding a meeting every second
Monday of each month—(unless a different day works out better). The topic of
these SIGs will be —current interest in photography—-bring a print(s) that
you want to discuss, a topic about photography you want to discuss or
share, a question about photography that can be answered by other members——-and
let us see where the first few meetings lead us. (please note there will be no
projector or viewing apparatus at these meetings as they are meant as general
Unfortunately due to space restrictions SIGS will be
limited to a maximum of 15 people—the first 15 to email the coordinator are
it—-if we find that demand is more then the coordinator will discuss an
alternative (larger) meeting space and there may be a small donation at the
( These first few meeting will be held at Lynne’s
clubhouse in South Surrey, address will
be given to first fifteen participants:)
Please see below for rules and regulations:
SIG meetings will be held in
member’s homes and will not be scheduled at the same time as club meetings or
Members attending a SIG
meeting will be required to participate.
As seating will generally be
limited, a maximum of 15 people to begin—members wishing to attend a SIG
meeting must register with the SIG Coordinator in advance.
All Club members will be
notified of the formation of a SIG and its meeting place and time on the club
web site or by email.
A SIG will continue to exist
only as long as the participants feel that it meets a need.
We had a full and varied program this year with a number of excellent external speakers including Nick Didlick (twice), on news and Olympic photography, and video; John Gordon, on bird photography; Allen Bargen on the philosophy of judging; Francois Cleroux on the history of photography; Rick Church on aerial photography; Adam Gibbs on landscape photography; and Ursula Easterbrook on her trip across Canada. In addition we had presentations by members, including Lynne Kelman on Topaz; Karen Kroeker on embroidered photos; Brian Palmer on video; and Thomas Dethlefsen on his trip to Tanzania.
We had outings, field trips or workshops by Deb Reny to Granville Island and Downtown Christmas lights; an inter-club trip to Point Roberts to photograph eagles, arranged by John Ostaf of the Delta club; and a landscape workshop to Golden Ears Park with landscape photography professional Adam Gibbs. I have been personally disappointed by a relatively low level of member participation in these excellent opportunities and hope to encourage more members to participate next year.
We entered many external competitions, both local and CAPA arranged, and hosted the fall 2013 CAPA Print Competition. And we had a successful Black and White Print Competition, something for which our club is well known. Many members assisted with this to make the evening a success, and I thank them all. Thanks to digital chair Thomas Dethlefsen, print chair Geoff Hayes, and CAPA competitions chair Geoff Milne. Finally we had many intra-club theme competitions; thanks to Glenis Lyttek for looking after those.
We also took part in an project and exhibition at the White Rock Museum, pairing member-taken photos with archival photos from the museum’s collection to create “Then and Now” pairs to be displayed and then sold to help the museum.