2018 – 2019 Executives

About our Volunteers

All the executives are volunteers. They do a tremendous amount of work to make the club better. If you need any photography help. or just want to talk to someone about the club, how to make it better or just have recommendations or ideas, here they are.

Some of our executives have posted their favorite photography quotes that can be found on the right-hand side of the page. Some of these members also have personal websites. Just click on their portrait (the cursor will change to a hand when you hover over their portrait) and you will be brought to their site.

Become a Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer for a position this year (or next year) please talk to one of the two presidents or the past president.

We are always looking for help in various forms from setting up for Coffe and Tea to Publicity. There is even the opportunity to help out part-time.

Executive

Robin Bains

Co-President


Robin loves to take pictures and aspires to learn how other photographers see the world around us. Immediately after joining the Delta Photo Club, he has been inspired by the work of his fellow club members and presenters who visit the club. When Robin isn’t glued to the computer screen, he likes to increase his knowledge of photography through club workshops and seminars and follows numerous photographers on the internet.

Robin believes that a good photograph should make a connection with the viewer. He tries to bring the viewer into the picture and hopefully convey what his thoughts and feelings were at the time the photo was taken. He feels if that can be done, it’s a good photograph.

Robin loves working with computers and software and is always happy to help members with any questions or problems they may be having. He may not have all the answers, but Google is his best friend.

George Pierce

Co-President


Photography was always an interest for George but it wasn’t until he got his first digital SLR camera in 2008 that he started to significantly improve and learn. The ability to make many mistakes and learn from them as well as getting instant feedback helped greatly. After making many thousands of mistakes, it is starting to sink in how to make the photograph that he envisions.

George has learned most of his photography skills from the Delta Photo Club (DPC) after joining in 2009, either directly from workshops and other members or from practicing and researching more information because of topics raised at the club. DPC has many members with knowledge and skills worth learning, also many members who make inspiring photographs. He has learned the most from Greg Schurman and Francois Cleroux but many others have added their enlightenment also.

There is more to learn and more to photograph...
“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” – John Berger

Roger Lasell

Vice-President


Roger was a firefighter for 30 years and retired in Delta as a deputy fire chief.

He has been interested in photography since 1970. His main focus has been landscape photography but more recently street photography has captured his interest. Roger was originally a Nikon photographer but has become more interested in mirrorless cameras specially the Fuji X-T2.

Photography is a skill that in time improves and belonging to the DPC has truly enhanced that photographic knowledge.

Karoline Cullen

Past President


I love taking photos! I am an eclectic photographer and while I enjoy many genres, nature, and wildlife, as well as gymnastics and dance, are favourite subjects. Once in a while, my photos win awards or are published in my freelance travel or photography articles. I have been a member of the DPC since 2009, currently co-chair the Workshop, Publicity, and Cameras & Coffee portfolios, and have held the President, VP, and Handbook Chairs. I look forward to seeing returning DPC members, meeting new ones, and learning more.

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” - Imogen Cunningham

Ernst Sternberg

Secretary


Photography has been a lifelong hobby. Still learning, still enjoying it.

Larry Leslie

Treasurer


Larry became interested in photography in high school where he learned to take photos as well as the darkroom procedures to develop them.

There was a long period before he became active again in photography by joining the Delta Photo Club. He began learning the technical aspects of cameras and how to use the many features to take technically correct photos.

He continues to learn and to work on creating artistic style photographs. He enjoys the social atmosphere of the club as well as the many group outings.

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Francis Dorsemaine

Membership


Was born in ​Central France and moved to Paris in 1965. ​After working as a news photographer for 2 years, he started a career in shipping which brought him to Canada 37 years ago​. His work here also encompassed lumber shipping/trading and later computer software development. The advent of digital photography rekindled his interest in photography and during the last decade, he has perfected his photographic skills and pushed through many boundaries. He retired a year ago and he now spends more time photographing and post-processing his pictures of​ landscape, travel and street photography.

Club Night Hosts

Holly Egan

Digital Image Night Chair


Holly is new to the world as a photographer but has a long history of working with digital images. As a computer instructor of many years and with a love of art it didn’t take much to branch out and combine the two skill sets. Holly has a good knowledge of Adobe products and in particular Photoshop. Holly has taught webpage design, illustration and Photoshop to high school students with a focus not only on learning the programs but on using the tools within the programs to create visually appealing digital art. Holly sees digital images as a means of artistic expression. With her love of travel, her passion for natural panoramas and the architectural form is what she will focus on with her camera, but look out when she’s at a computer because it’s the visual art that can be created from photographs that she will be focused on.
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” —Matt Hardy

Francois Cleroux

Print Night Chair

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Francois Cleroux has held the positions of President and Past President and is currently in his fourth year as Print Chair. He was a CAPA trained and certified Judge and has Judged at most clubs and many competitions all over BC including Victoria. Francois also teaches classes and workshops and has taught photography abroad in New York and Paris.

Francois has won numerous awards and has been published in various Photographic Magazines in Canada, the USA, England, and India.

He loves helping people out with their photography. Need help? Find him on club nights!

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” - David Alan Harvey

Gerry Alston

Print Night Chair Assistant


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Val Hider

Learning Committee


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Karoline Cullen

Learning Committee


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Lien Ho

Digital Competitions Chair


In late 2012 Lien decided she wanted to learn more about photography. On advice from a neighbour, a Delta Photo Club member, she decided to attend a meeting where she was made to feel very welcome. She joined the club and hasn’t looked back!

She has learned a great deal and continues to do so. She has found the meetings, workshops & outings to be invaluable in furthering her knowledge & inspiring her to try different things.

But, more than that she has met a wonderful & friendly group of people with whom she can share her enjoyment of photography with!

George Pierce

Digital Competitions Chair


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Robert (Bob) Grand-Scrutton

Print Competitions Chair


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David Friederich

Print Competitions Chair


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David Francis

Outings Co-ordinator


Dave Francis, a Nikon enthusiast, is in his third year with the club and is co-coordinator of outings for 2018/19. Retired in 2016 from a career in public service, Dave sought renewal and rejuvenation by reconnecting with a lifelong obsession: photography--or the endless quest of capturing truth, beauty, and humanity in a well-rendered image.

His interests range from street photography and wildlife to outdoor portraitures, long exposures (night and day), airshows, car racing, sports, and weddings. He has taken courses in Lightroom and composition and belongs to a street photography meetup group called Streets I Have Walked.

To Dave, a good image is more than a snapshot. It should intrigue and inspire the viewer, stimulating a unique, personal response; it should be compelling and instructive, pulling you in and through, connecting you, making you care.

"First, become a good photographer. Then, buy good equipment." - Unknown

David Egan

Outings Co-ordinator


David Egan has been a member of Delta Photo Club for two years. Last year he was responsible for Digital Night along with his wife Holly. This coming year he and David Francis are responsible for DPC outings. He has been playing with his camera for about ten years loves taking pictures of wildlife and nature. I take pictures purely for the pleasure it gives me and the ability to be creative in some small way.
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." Elliott Erwitt

CLUB CO-ORDINATORS

Francois Cleroux

CAPA Representative


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George Pierce

CAPA Representative


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Sara Roxburgh

Coffee Services


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Ernst Stjernberg

Coffee Services


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Ian Logie

Equipment Co-ordinator


Born Scotland 1945, immigrated to Canada 1948 and grew up in Saskatchewan and now resides in Delta B.C. Ian has had interests in photography for some years but has become more serious about photography since the year 2000. His photographic interests are varied which include abstract, landscape, floral, bird, nature and impressionist type subject matter. His photography is shot in various locations on the prairies; in BC and include some international locations. He continues to develop a repertoire of photographs to build up his portfolio. Ian is a member of the Delta Photo Club and was voted Novice Photographer of the Year for 2003/2004. Ian’s impressionist photography is becoming recognizable and one of his photos was displayed in Pacific Zone - CAPA Photographic Exhibition in 2004. His photo was chosen for its unique style and as one of those works representing Photo Clubs of BC

Ian has had further recognition by being in the top 10 winners in the Delta Arts Council’s all BC “Artshots” juried competition. In the 2010 Artshots competition he won the CAPA Gold medal for his Black and White entry. In the 2011 Delta Photo Club Inspirations Competition he took third for his entry in the Bird category. . Ian also placed first in the adult category of the 2011 Delta “Earthday” photo contest . One of his pictures “Heron Dance” is on the front of the Delta Tourism’s Free Activities Map for 2015. Ian continues to expand his interest in photography and continues to keep his subject matter varied.

He is currently a member of the Watershed Artworks Society at 11415 84 Ave. North Delta Rec. Centre where his works are displayed. In the past Ian has served two years as a Director on the Delta Arts Council and has co-shared the presidency of the Delta Photo Guild for two years . He currently remains as an active member of the Delta Photo Club.

Mike Aird

Equipment Co-ordinator


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Larry Leslie

Equipment Co-ordinator


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Sara Roxburgh

Newsletter Editor


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Sara Roxburg

Publicity


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Bryan Kelly

Publicity


Trained as photo-journalist by Photo Directorate at the University of Alberta. Interested in capturing people photos and the technical aspects of photography.

Rita Chan

Web Development


Rita is always at awe with the expanse and beauty of our natural environment. In cherished moments she happened to experience on location, those feelings of wonderment, vastness and tranquility are hard for her to describe verbally, and so she turns to visual captures.

Its those moments that got her to pick up a camera in 2007 and walk the trails to experience landscapes contextually. Having photography in mind motivates her to learn more about the subject and environment she visits. It drives her to slow down for views from various perspectives and through different lenses in finding that image which best delivers what’s in her mind’s eye.

The Club provides a wonderful platform for sharing and expanding scope, knowledge and perspectives.

Robin Bains

Web Development


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Francois Cleroux

Web Development


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