Shaw – Life Captured

Shaw Life Captured is a local Shaw Community Access series showcasing approximately 160 images taken by the members of the Harbour City Photography Club. 

These shows, which are 30 minutes long, are aired on Shaw Spotlight, channel 4 (basic cable) and channel 105 (Shaw Blue Curve TV) in both Nanaimo and Parksville.

You can now view the most current episode of Life Captured on the Harbour City Photography Club’s YouTube Channel.

Current Show Times

Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 5:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm, 10:30pm (see note below)

Tuesday / Saturday: 2:00am, 7:30am, 2:00pm, 7:30pm

Thursday / Sunday: 1:00am, 8:00am, 1:00pm, 8:00pm

Note: The Feb – Mar show 5:30pm show on Monday may be pre-empted by VIU Mariners Basketball.

Submitting Images

The producer of Life Captured is Lynda Stevens. Lynda will notify you of the due date for submissions for the next show via email and it will be posted on our Website Calendar, but members can submit images to her at any time. 

Submission Guidelines:

Images can be landscape or portrait format and can be coloured or monochrome. 

Images can be on any subject but images of recognizable people will require a signed model release from. 

There is no restriction on when the images was taken or if it was used in a previous show. 

You may submit up to 6 images, images not used in the current show will be saved for future shows. 

Photographs must be the original work of the person submitting them. 

Please name images with your name first follow by the title of the image, example: John Dow-Nature. If you do not want your name used please mentioned this when sending. Please do not place your name or watermark on the image for uniformity of the presentation, I will add your name and title to the image. 

Images must be in .jpeg or .jpg format and should not exceed 2.0 mb per image. 

Sizing Images: 

The slideshow will be shown on Shaw TV so it is important that, if possible, they fit and fill a TV screen which is 16/9 format. This format does work best with a landscape image which is cropped to the 16/9 (widescreen) format. If a 16/9 crop does not work for your image then follow the instructions below: 

If the image is wider than it is tall, size it to 1920 pixels on the long side. If the image is taller than it is wide, size it 1080 pixels on the tall side. The perfect size for a horizontal image is 1920 X 1080 which will fill the screen and give a nice wide screen view. A portrait image will not fill the screen so size it to 1080 on the tall side. 

When emailing the images after sizing make sure that you send them full size, some email programs will shrink the images and then are too small for the show. You can also send the images using We Transfer and they will come through full size. Images should be sent to Lynda at [email protected]