To be known as a photography club that enables all members to achieve success and have fun in their chosen areas of photography.
To provide a friendly, supportive venue for the free sharing of ideas in pursuit of photographic excellence, and to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of photography in the wider community.
To foster the joy of photography through inspiration, education, special interest groups,  workshops, outings, photo challenges and competitions, and by showcasing our images in the club and in the community.


Next Meeting for the 2019-2020 season is March 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

“The HCPC has emailed a survey to all members and is looking forward to a good response.  The survey takes approximately 3 minutes.  Complete and hit “Submit”.  Thank you.”

Please note that the March 3rd meeting is replaced by our annual scavenger hunt, as outlined below.

Tuesday, March 3 is the date of our annual Scavenger Hunt. Always good fun.
We will meet at the Old City Station Pub at 5:30 (for those who wish to have dinner there), or 6:45 (for those who just want to go on the scavenger hunt). We will proceed out at 7:00 pm for an hour and a half or so, then return to the pub for a social time.
Photos will be processed into a slideshow that we will view at our regular meeting on Tuesday, March 17th.
If you wish to go on the scavenger hunt you can let Bill Saffin know by email, (president@hcpclub.ca or bsaffin@gmail.com) that you are attending, and whether you will be there for dinner.


On Tuesday, March 17 th , we welcome the return of Chris Boar and Tony Puerzer from the Nanaimo Astronomy Club.
Capturing the Universe – Night Sky and Long Exposure Photography

Take your landscape photography  to a whole new level – reach for
the stars. Using traditional landscape photography as a“departure point” this presentation will take you on an amazing journey through time and space to craft breathtaking images. If you are looking for a way to invigorate your passion for photography and add some stunning images to
your portfolio this talk is for you!
Chris is a full time Wedding photographer, and President of the Nanaimo Astronomy Society. Chris’s personal passion is Astrophotography, and you can see some of his work here : www.chrisboar.com/astrophotography.
Tony is a professional photographer living in Nanaimo. His life-long interest in astrophotography has taken him from remote mountaintops in BC to the high-desert in the US and around the globe to Iceland. He is the author of a regular “how to” column on the subject in SkyNews Magazine. Please check out this website link for a sample of his astrophotography and writing ( http://brightideaphotography.com/astrophotography ).


Please remember that membership fees are due at this time. Accepted means of payment is cash or cheque. Single is $50.00, family is $65.00 and student is $10.00. All those who are not members, but wish to drop by, we are asking for a donation of $5.00.  


Board of Directors:

President – Bill Saffin
Vice President – Ian Warren
Secretary – Dianne Busch
Treasurer – Maggie Tilley
Membership – Sue Nurmi
Program Director- Rooney Dumler