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Gerry H.
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Abbotsford, BC
Post #: 11
35th Annual Abbotsford Photo Arts Seminar, Oct 27 & 28, 2012

Don't miss the largest, two-day Photo Seminar in Western Canada, featuring over two dozen workshops, keynote speakers John & Barbara Gerlach (renowned nature and landscape photographers), trade show, great door prizes, an open photo competition (enter your prints and digital images now), and much more! Early bird discounts end July 31.

All the details, registration info and forms can be found at­
user 9831912
Toronto, ON
Post #: 1
Hello fellow photogs,

I have been doing a lot photographing lately, definitely inspired and motivated by this Meetup Group.

I post number of photos on my FB.

If you are interested in viewing Ph So Random Photography, you can Subscribe to my public updates @


Lots of updates daily!

Thank you all and see you there!

A former member
Post #: 7
Hi Everyone, I wanted to share with you all that I am having my first gallery show and the reception is this Sunday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Kariton Art Gallery in Abbotsford. I have attached a recent newspaper article giving a bit more information about my art and the show. I would love it if you could attend.

Thanks, Sandra McMartin

Newspaper Article
Sabrina O.
user 11847469
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 1

I've had the pleasure of getting out with members of this group on a few occasions. I've recently taken an interest in moving my love of photography from a hobby to a home business on the side. I'm hoping there's an opportunity to help some of the more professional members of the group on upcoming shoots they may have. I'm not looking to get paid, but I would like an opportunity that allows me to learn both technique and the business side of things. If you could use a hand, and you think I would be a good fit, please let me know. I have the usual 9-5, but evening and weekends are usually no problem.

I've included links to some of my work below,


Please either message me on, or send me an email via my member page.

Ronald L.
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 104
Here is something for those of you who do photography out in public, or perhaps aspire to become professional photographers. I recently bought photographers insurance for general liability and all my equipment from a friend who is an insurance broker. He looked around a few places for me and found an insurer out of Toronto who has an insurance package specifically for photographers. It was the lowest price for insurance I was quoted, for me it was about $800 for general liability and a lot of high value equipment ($20K+ which they'll insure worldwide). The next closest quotes came in at *several* thousands.

Some of you may not need this, or already have insurance, but for those of you who do, or have gotten it in the past, then you know how important this great deal is. If you are interested in speaking to my friend for your quote (which may be slightly less if you don't have as much equipment), then feel free to email me at Ronald, info@eatvisuals.comNOSPAM.
I'm doing this as gratitude to my friend for hooking me up with it, I thought I'd let you know, as you're in contact with many photographers who should be (thinking of getting) insured.

Best regards, Ronald
Russ K.
user 3929906
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 376

We hope you are well, and your autumn has gotten off to a great start! We have just a little news for you...

This year's advanced creative photography classes start in just 3 weeks! The Saturday morning class is filling and the Tuesday evening is almost full, so this is your last chance to sign up. This year's cohort has some terrific photographers - we can't wait to start working with them. Please note: we will NOT be offering this three-term program next year - it won't return until 2014, so now's the time! Complete details are on our website at: - check out the "Accolades" page to see what our recent students have to say!

Roadtrips are back! Follow along as we post dailies from the road as we explore new offbeat and obscure locations in the American West. Here's the link:

Our friend and colleague, Rita Minichello is, once again, generously hosting Vernissage 2012 at the Northwest Culinary Academy Nov 16-17, 2012 - an evening of food and photography. The exhibition is open to "all Lower Mainland photographers working in any photographic medium including digital, analogue, colour, b/w, alternative process, photograms, mix media, as long as part of the image is photographically created." This year's juror is Ruth Payne, curator at The Ferry Building Gallery. The amazing food is provided by the staff and students of the Northwest Culinary Academy. If you wish to participate in the exhibition or come to the event, please see the Vernissage 2012 website for details:­ .

As always, please feel free to circulate this email to anyone who might appreciate it - we rely almost entirely on word-of-mouth to get our news out, and to keep costs (and therefore prices) down - so thanks in advance for all your help.

Hope to see you soon!

Russ and Wendy­­

Barry J B.
user 33990212
Group Organizer
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 9
Hi All

This is the information about a 1 day seminar I am hosting in Vancouver on March 23rd. Take a look, and if you are interested, sign up!


Barry J Brady

About this event:

Cost $55.00 per person

RSVP link: http://www.eventbrite...­

From the Real Photography

If you are a hobbyist photographer and want to learn how to earn some additional income from your photography or perhaps you are considering making the leap yourself, then this is the place to be. If you have ever wondered how you can make the leap into full time photography, then you NEED to be at this seminar!

Many fulltime photographers started out their career as...well, as something other than a photographer. At some point in their lives, there was a desire or passion to move across to Photography. This event is about 3 photographers who have made that leap of faith and a business manager that helps creatives grow their business. They will tell you about their life before photography and their lives now as a full time photographer.

Their presentations will be exciting, insightful, inspirational and instructional. You will hear from photographers such as David duChemin, once a comedian, now a world and humanitarian assignment photographer. Dan Carr was an aerospace engineer and then left the UK , moved to Whistler and is now a ski and motorsports photographer. Barry J Brady was previously a strategist and marketer for a large international bank and is now a commercial photographer and runs a photography training school in Vancouver.

You will hear how they managed to move from a “normal” career to an “are you crazy” career, you will hear what motivates them, scares them but above all, what makes them do what they do. They will tell you why and how they do it and keep doing it.

It is one thing to take the leap of faith and change your passion or hobby into your career, but it is quite another thing to make a living doing it. That is where the fourth speaker comes in. Corwin Hiebert is a business manager for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs, he will give you insight and tips on how to make that leap from a business perspective, he recently wrote a book on the subject called Living the Dream.

This seminar will motivate, inspire and give you the tools to make the next steps into making your passion your career.

Thanks again


Denis S.
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 31
Canon gear, Lensbaby and miscellaneous for sale

Russ K.
user 3929906
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 391
Hi Denis,

I've passed on your link to a pal who has (and uses!) an Omega D enlarger. :-)

A former member
Post #: 1
Hello! My name is Michelle and I've recently started a new online collaborative photo gallery for Vancouver photographers at : It is a submission-based website, so please---send in your work! It's a great way to get your photos published and get some local exposure. Amateurs and pros welcome. Come check it out! smile
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