Membership

Why Join the Delta Photo Club?

Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional photographer, joining a photography club is one of the best ways to improve your skills. A photography club can also be a good venue for meeting people who share the same interest as yours and where you can meet popular and well-respected photographers and industry leaders. You will not only form new friendships, you’ll also have fun while learning new things about a craft that you love. Here are some of the benefits of joining the Delta Photo Club (DPC).

Membership Benefits

Experience: The Delta Photo Club was established in 1970 and has a rich history of tradition and competitive success in the Canadian photographic community.

Education: We offer workshops, seminars and speakers to help you advance your career or hobby to new levels. If you are a new photographer, you may not initially understand many of the terms and advanced techniques more skilled practitioners of the craft use. At the DPC you can often find someone who is willing to assist, explain, and help you along in the process.

Networking: You will have the opportunity to meet & network with other like minded people and speak about business, photography, art, travel and other interests.

Photo Walks & Outings: These social events combined with photo shoots are a great deal of fun. They provide the opportunity to visit different locations and events, learn new things, and meet new people. They are also a great way to share your skills and knowledge.

Inspiration & Motivation: Writers get writers block, but photographers get into slumps as well. Being around other members that are highly energized helps pull you out of a "slump". Many hobbyists get inspiration from other photographers in the group to try something new or just get up off the couch.

Competition: Although not for everyone, the DPC partakes in both Digital and Print competitions. Club members have won numerous local and national competitions and can offer advice, coaching, critique and feedback to get you ready. Competitions are a great way to give you that little “push” you need to get better.

Ideas: Seeing all kinds of great photography can be inspiring and spark new ideas. Gaining exposure to new techniques and ideas are definite benefits of membership. You will find others shooting subjects that never occurred to you or maybe subjects you do shoot, but in ways you never tried.

Equipment Advice: At “Show and Tell” sessions, members bring new equipment and gadgets to introduce to others. You can also approach members that have similar equipment and ask them for their input and advice. There may be the opportunity to buy, sell or trade used equipment.

Common Shared Interests: Members like to share their talents, mentor novices, learn new skills, and discuss their photographic choices, genres, techniques and styles.

Mentoring & Sharing: Being a member connects you with our diverse photographic community. Sharing your knowledge will help other members grow in their journey.

Enrichment: Being a part of the Delta Photo Club is an enriching experience. Join us and see for yourself!

Exposure: The DPC will expose you to practical experiences such as model shoots, sporting shoots, street photography, fine art and other directions that you may want to pursue but have not had the opportunity. It also opens doors to meeting members from whom you may learn more about your craft.

Growth: DPC members will be encouraging and supportive of your personal growth and goals. Some may even take you under their wing and mentor you.

Learn to See: One of the intangible skills of a great photographer is the art of seeing things others miss. Seeing the light, working the angle or rearranging the composition are just a few of the many things that can make the difference between a good shot and a great photo. Learning how others see is something you will never gain shooting solo.

Social: The DPC is a friendly club where you can meet new people and have a lot of fun at the same time. Join us for outings, Coffee Cameras, Cocktails & Cameras, or one of our day trips or weekend excursions.

Program Nights: The DPC offers monthly Workshops, Print Nights, Digital Nights, Competition Nights and Special Interest Group (SIG) Nights.

The DPC offers weekly events, meetings and outings but remember that you can choose which evening programs or outings you want to participate in. Do not feel compelled to commit to all the events. Even if all you join up for is the many workshops that are offered, the membership fee is still a great value.

Other Benefits

Our website not only shows the objectives of our club but also gives you constant local photography news, updates, tips and advice from photography experts and a current calendar of events. The website also showcases some of our members’ works.

Bonus: Get discounts on Printing Services at Photo Expert in Delta and other special event discounts when made available to club members.

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates from the Club and other photography related information. Members are encouraged to share photos from outings on our Facebook page.

Link: DPC Facebook Page

Membership Types

Full Membership: $70.00/Year

Family Membership: A full member and his or her immediate family - $120.00/Year

Junior Member: Under the age of 18 (ID Required) - $50.00

Be Our Guest!

First time visitors are invited as our guests for one night on a regular non-workshop night. Please join us for an evening of photography and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee.

Workshop Nights are $10.00 and if you choose to become a member, the workshop fee will be credited to your membership fee.

Becoming a Member

Membership is open to everyone. The Club runs Wednesday Evenings from September to the end of May, 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm and runs outings through the summer months. Please check our Calendar for further information. Membership payments along with a membership form can be dropped off on most club nights. Please see any of the executive members who will direct you to our membership chairperson.

Membership Form

Here is the Delta Photo Club Application Form in Adobe PDF format: DPC Membership Form PDF