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West Vancouver Seniors Photography Club

Who we are
Activities
Exhibitions and Competitions
Invitation and Contacts
Gallery of Members' work

 

Who We Are
The West Vancouver Seniors Photography Club is an ongoing activity of members of the West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre, located on 21st St at Marine Drive in West Vancouver. Scheduled meetings are held every Thursday in the Audio-Visual room from 1pm to 3.30pm, beginning in early September and terminating mid June. Our members are mostly retirees with an interest in photography and span the whole spectrum from ex-professional photographers to hobbyists. Our present membership is about 60. We require no previous experience in photography for membership, which is open to any member of the Centre. Our club is a member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA).

Activities
We probably differ from most other local photographic clubs in that we do not have a seniority level of membership based on points obtained in evaluations. This is because formal judging, critique and evaluation are not the main purposes of our club. Many of our members are also members of the North Shore Photographic Society or the Lions Gate Camera Club where these are the main focus. Instead, we have a less formal agenda of activities. These include invited visiting speakers exhibiting their work or talking on a variety of topics; our own members showing their work or travel through slide, print, digital or audio-visual presentations; friendly competitions and scavenger hunts; field trips to interesting places to photograph; workshops; and a Summer Picnic and a winter Christmas Party. We try to foster a friendly atmosphere where everyone can have fun while we learn and enjoy photography and get assistance and advice to enable us all to take better photos and make stimulating presentations---everything from black & white, darkroom, outdoor, nature, studio, digital, and computer manipulation. We have our own darkroom and equipment.

Exhibitions and Competitions
The club has annually submitted entries to the North Shore Challenge and to the CAPA Pacific Zone Print Challenge. 

Each year our members exhibit their prints in the West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival. Individual members have had print exhibitions at places such as the West Vancouver Memorial Library. 

Framed prints by members are displayed in a rotating exhibition at the West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre.

Invitation and Contacts
We warmly welcome visitors to drop in to our meetings to meet us and sample some of our activities. We are always keen to have new members. 

For further information, please contact one of the following: 

Derek Sutton   604-921-8088,  dsutton3@shaw.ca
Les Holroyd     604-922-1793,  lbholroyd@shaw.ca

Gallery of Membersí Work