Sunshine Coast Camera Club

Supporting the photographic arts on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

BC Camera Clubs Host High Profile Photographers

Due to the Covid Pandemic, BC camera clubs are not meeting in person. A number are meeting virtually via Zoom, while others are not meeting at all. To support club members, with the financial and organizational support of the Canadian Association of the Photographic Arts (CAPA), BC clubs have banded together to share the costs of hosting high profile and world class photographers on Zoom webinars and to provide access to these Zoom sessions to all member clubs’ members. This allows smaller clubs to have access to speakers who normally would not be available to them.

The BC Camera Club collaboration will host a series of four speakers. They will be held in November, January, February/March and later in the Spring. The first two sessions have been announced, with SCCC hosting the January session with Jeffrey Wu.

November 23, 2020 Richard MartinLines and Curves”

January 8, 2021 Jeffrey Wu, “Wildlife Photography“.

Members will be expected to register for each session ahead of time. Registration links will be forwarded to members by the clubs.

Additionally, a number of larger clubs are opening up their educational Zoom sessions to members of other camera clubs. SCC members have the opportunity to register for:

November 2, 2020 Adam Gibbs “Simplicity in Chaos

November 30th, 2020 Lisa Langell, “The New Nature Photography: Trends for the Future”

Registration links will be sent to SCCC members by the club.

Astro – Photography Session November 3, 2020

On November 3, 2020 the Sunshine Coast Camera Club will have Michael Bradley as our speaker regarding Astro-Photography. Michael is the Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club’s resident expert on the subject. Below is his Bio.

Michael Bradley was educated in the U.K., and is a passionate believer in trying to bring understanding to complex environmental and ecological challenges. Before retiring, he was responsible for the Technology & Sustainability activities of a major Canadian pulp, paper and forest products producer for over two decades.

Since retiring he has remained active in a number of scientific societies, sustainability programs and the local Astronomy Club. He is also a member of the Sunshine Coast Elder College program and frequently facilitates and presents for them.

His hobbies include microscopy, astronomy,  silversmithing & electronics.

He has lived in Roberts Creek for the past 15 years where his small observatory is ringed by trees.

Barry J. Brady, August 4th Speaker on Street Photography

Barry is a Fine Art Landscape and commercial photographer based in Vancouver, BC. He has photographed international hotels across Canada, as Far East as St Johns, Nova Scotia and pretty much in every province between there and British Columbia. Some of his clients include Sandman Hotels, Moxies, Dennys, Sutton Place Hotels, Best Western and Hilton Hotels. He as also photographed for Aston Martin International and was the official photographer when Prince Edward visited Vancouver. He is an addicted traveller and loves travelling to far off places and capturing their essence. 

Barry is an entertaining and experienced photography teacher and public speaker. He loves nothing more than being behind his camera or showing other photographers how to get the most out of their camera. To see more of his work, visit his site at www.barryjbrady.com. You can also read his photography writing on Digital Photography school here: https://digital-photography-school.com/author/barryjbrady/

He runs regular Photography Workshops (Which will resume once normal travel is possible) You can also join Barry on a photography workshop in Canada (Shooting the Northern Lights in the Yukon) and is planning some International photography workshop destinations (Morocco and Namibia are in the works). 

To see his work, click HERE.

SCCC Meetings Resume Using Zoom

Due to ongoing concerns about personal safety and the spread of the Corona virus, the Sunshine Coast Camera Club has suspended in-person meetings until further notice. The club continues to meet via Zoom meetings and, during the summer, will be holding outdoor activities that support social distancing. We hope to see you on Zoom or at our photo walks etc. To keep in touch with our activities watch for posts about outings or check out our meeting page.

SCCC Meetings Canceled due to Coronavirus

Given the general health concerns raised by the Provincial Medical Health Officer and in the media, we will regretfully cancel the next two meetings (March 17 & April 7). We tentatively plan on resuming our meetings on April 21.

Over the next month we will continue to be advised by the Provincial Medical Health Officer in making the decision to resume meetings.

We will re-evaluate our club meeting schedule and planned activities as we move forward. Stay tuned for updates.

Stay well, everyone!

March 3rd Meeting – Composites with Jim Hatch

Jim Hatch, a professional photographer from Surrey, began his photographic journey at a very young age when he did his own processing in a dark room and printed his own photos.  He enjoys photographing sporting events, portraits, and many other genres of photography, but is mostly known for his creative photography composites. (hence his mantra “Rather than a Photographer, I consider myself more of an Artist with a Camera “

Jim joined the Langley Camera Club in 2001 and in 2003 joined CAPA (Canadian Association of Photographic Arts). He has won numerous awards and medals through competitions and national contests. He has been published in the Canadian Camera Magazine and the Surrey Arts magazine and has displayed his photos in art shows at the Surrey Cultural Centre and ABC Art Gallery.

His photos can be viewed at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jim.hatch.125

Fine Art America,http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jim-hatch.html

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimo66

Jim can be reached at:  email: jimohatch@gmail.com; cell: 604-258-8070

February 4th meeting – Guest Speaker Andy Clark

(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Andy Clark has spent the last 45 years travelling extensively around the globe photographing famines, disasters, world summits, major sporting events, the first Gulf War and conflicts in the Balkans. His honours include twice being named the Canadian Photojournalist of the Year.

As a photojournalist, Andy will be sharing his knowledge, insights and experience at taking photographs from this perspective.  The nature of Andy’s work is to capture dramatic images, in both black & white as well as colour.  During his presentation, Andy will also share with us some of his current work in the form of short slide shows.