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December 31, 2006

The deadline for submissions for the 2007 WPGphoto club calendar has been extended as I know the first deadline was very short. The new deadline is January 7th at 5pm. Hopefully this will allow you more time to submit your photos and help us make a really great calendar which will be available for download as of January 8th. (See December 22nd news item for more details.)
December 30, 2006

WPGphoto Studio lighting intro seminar today at 12noon, 448 Hargrave - PrairieView

December 25, 2006

Happy holidays and merry Christmas to everyone from WPGphoto!
Remember to both drive and shoot safely!
December 22, 2006

Hey all, it's time once again for the WPGphoto club calendar!

For last year's calendar please see here: 2006 WPGphoto club calendar - 9.5 megs (acrobat required)

WPGphoto club calendar 2007 information:
-The WPGphoto club calendar is produced by the club in order to have a locally created calendar as well as to give exposure of it's members and to bring more awareness to the club.
-All photos are taken by club members and 36 photos are used per year: 1 large photo and 2 smaller ones per month.
-The calendar was not printed last year and won't likely be this year however we still ask for commercial release for all the photos because it's always a possibility.
-You are allowed to make copies for yourself and even friends but may not distribute them for sale. You may not even charge people for the paper, ink, printing etc.

-First and foremost you retain all rights to your photo(s). You only give WPGphoto the right for a one time commercial usage for the 2007 calendar (including the thumbnail on the web site). In this case, commercial release means that WPGphoto can sell the calendar with your photo in it without compensating you. If the calendar is sold publicly proceeds go to paying for the web site, events and prizes for club meetings.
-Photos must be resized to horizontal, 11x8.5 @ 200 DPI (minimum, 300 preferred) in JPF format at about 90% quality (this corresponds to about an 11 out of 12 quality in Photoshop)(no TIFF or other formats please)
-Photos should already be processed to the photographer's liking. Any type of retouching is allowed.
-You may submit up to 5 photos maximum.
-Please include your full name for credit in the calendar.
-Send your photos to and include in the text: "I hereby release commercial rights to these photos without compensation for a one time usage in the 2007 club calendar." After photos have been submitted with the release and the calendar has been released you may not revoke your release. Submissions without this release will be disregarded.

Selection process:
-Myself and the other moderators on the forum: Warren, Jay and Dave choose the best submissions that will then appear in the calendar.
-Photos of Manitoba are preferred however you may submit any photo from anytime and any location.

-The calendar is put on the web site as of January 1, 2007 for free download by anyone.

Submissions where slow last year as the club was smaller so I'm looking forward to getting lots this year! Thanks everyone!
December 7, 2006

A photo from the WPGphoto - Don's pre-Christmas extravaganza:

(Click to enlarge)

HUGE thanks go out to Chris and the staff at Don's Photo Portage for all their help and hospitality (including snacks!). Several members where on hand to chat about gear, general photography and give others tips as well as to buy buy buy: cameras and other accessories as well as several 8x10s and frames where snapped up by members.

Also a huge thanks to Lindsay the local Nikon Rep who was at the store to chat to all the Nikon fanatics about new cameras and gear. Lindsay and Tim, the Canon Rep (who sadly couldn't attend) where extremely generous with the free schwag which included several lens wipes, a bunch of coffee mugs, CD holders, lens wipes, pens and more so that every member in attendance walked away with something cool!

Thanks to everyone! We're already planning the next one!
December 3, 2006

A group photo from the Museum club shoot:
(Click to enlarge)

November 22, 2006

***Four new events have been planned for WPGphoto members in December:***
1) WPGphoto Manitoba Museum - Science exhibit club shoot - December 2nd, Saturday, 12pm
2) WPGphoto online meeting - December 4th, Monday, 7pm
3) WPGphoto Don's Pre-Christmas gathering - December 7th, Thursday, 7-8pm
4) WPGphoto Studio Lighting seminar - December 30th, Saturday, 12-3pm

For availability and more information about these events please see the Events area.
November 17, 2006

Don't forget that November 21st, 2006 is our monthly meeting at the standard place and time: 7pm (6pm to join us for dinner) at the Pony Corral Downtown (444 St Mary).

This month is an image critique where we are looking for three volunteers to bring photos for critique. If you have an image that you would like help with and would like to bring to be critiqued, please contact Dan or see the Events area on the forum.

November 1, 2006

Thanks to everyone who came out to the October monthly meeting, despite having to brave a snowstorm. Although a smaller turn out due to weather all the mods made it as well as a couple of new girls. Thanks for all the suggestions from everyone, hopefully we'll have time to implement them all.

Here is a shot from the meeting:

October 30, 2006

Reminder: Tonight is our monthly meeting at the Pony Corral downtown (444 St Mary) at 7pm (6pm to join us for dinner)
There is no theme for tonight's meeting so be sure to bring your newest photos as prints or on your laptops to show.

I have been given several photo cubes, donated by Sony Canada and will be giving some away as prizes tonight. (A photo cube is basically a photo frame in the form of a box with magnets that you put 4 or 6 photos in)

Hope to see you all there!
October 26, 2006

Don't forget that WPGphoto will be going to BOO @ the Zoo tonight! (Thursday, October 26th 2006)
Officially we will be meeting at 6:30 PM October 26th INSIDE the zoo entrance because some of us will be there earlier (5:30pm) to shoot the animals and you're welcome to join us. Well...not SHOOT them, just shoot know what I mean!

You can see this link to get an idea of what it will look like: Boo at the Zoo pics 2006
October 21, 2006

Due to cloud cover that doesn't look like it will lift any time soon, the starscape shoot for tonight has been cancelled. However, several members will still be meeting at the St Boniface Cathedral at 3:30 and going to Grand Beach (West Beach area) for some landscape shots. Don't forget to dress warm!
October 16, 2006

Thanks to JT for planning the WPGphoto shoot at Birds Hill Park. It was a lot of fun shooting some great nature shots with all those who came out.

A shot from the Birds Hill shoot
You can also see photos taken by members at this shoot by viewing the WPGphoto forum posting here.

September 19, 2006

Thanks a lot to one of our newest moderators, Dave B for taking the time to be this month's spotlight. As if he wasn't busy enough planning our most recent events such as the bison at Ft. Whyte Centre and getting this month's club meeting set up, it's extra nice that he took the time to prepare a new spotlight.
September 16, 2006

Don't forget that Sunday, September 17 is the WPGphoto Bison at Ft. Whyte Centre photo shoot. Please see the Events area for more information.
August 25, 2006

A photo showing some of the unique shooting styles from the August club meet (Click to enlarge).

August 24, 2006

Thanks to all those who came out to the shooting meet. It was nice to walk around
the park and see how everyone's shooting styles differed.
The next meet is only a short ways away and again it will be a shooting meeting. Hope to see you there!
August 8, 2006

The next meeting will be a shooting meet at Assinaboine Park. We will meet at 7pm by the duck pond and then walk around and shoot together. Be sure to come out and learn from everyone's different styles while shooting in a group.
July 18, 2006

A photo of the group from the July club meeting (click to enlarge).

June 29, 2006

The next WPGphoto club meeting is July 18th at 7pm (6pm to join us for dinner) at the Pony Corral Downtown, 444 St. Mary.
June 11, 2006

A photo from the Children's Festival Fireworks shoot:

Click to enlarge
June 10, 2006

Two photos from the June club meeting and shoot at the Forks:

May 26, 2006

Two photos from the May meeting. Thanks to John Paul for taking the other picture while testing my 10-20mm.

May 14, 2006

WPGphoto member Brain G. is profiled in the WPGphoto Spotlight.
May 8, 2006

Two new items have been added to the Buy & Sell.
April 7, 2006

The April club meeting photo:

(Click for larger version)

April 2, 2006

Another new item has been added to the Buy & Sell.
March 25, 2006

The most recent WPGphoto event at the Manitoba Museum was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who attended, don't forget to post your photos and photo galleries to the forums.
Here is a photo of most of the group from the shoot:

(Click for larger version)

March 15, 2006

Two new major events have been posted to the Events area including an online meeting on the forum for all members on March 22nd and also a very special event where WPGphoto members will be given free tickets to the Manitoba Museum for a club shoot.
March 14, 2006

Photo from the March club meeting:

Click to enlarge

Thanks to everyone who came out and brought their very impressive large prints.
Thanks also to Don's Photo for donating such great prizes and to Chris G. for donating an even more impressive Photoshop book.
Also a big thanks to the 5-6 newcomers. It's always great to meet and see new faces.

March 13, 2006

Another new item has been added to the Buy & Sell.
March 7, 2006

The WPGphoto March club meeting is tonight, March 7th, 2006 at 6:30pm (you can join us at 6pm for dinner) at the Pony Corral Downtown (444 St. Mary).

Tonight's meeting will start early(6:30) to give everyone the chance to show their prints for this month's theme: "Go big (prints) or go home." No you won't be asked to leave if you didn't get the chance to bring some bigger prints but try your best to bring any larger prints you have from 8x10 and up. As usual be sure to bring your newest prints and any other fun photography related stuff.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there tonight!
March 6, 2006

Two new items have been added to the Buy & Sell.
February 22, 2006

Our next monthly meeting is: March 7, 2006 (Tuesday) 7pm (6pm to join us for dinner) at the Pony Corral Downtown - 444 St Mary.
This is a "Bring your big prints" meeting (ie 8x10 and over but the bigger the better) so get your big shots together and bring them out!

For more complete information on each upcoming even please see the Events section.
February 9, 2006

Thanks to all who came out to the club meeting tonight. It's great to see so many new people and all the regulars. Here is the group shot from the event:

Click for larger version
January 29, 2006

A new item has been added to the Buy & Sell section.

January 28, 2006

The links section has been updated with two local commercial photography companies.
Please e-mail us at to have your site listed for free.

January 25, 2006

The protocol and submission information for WPGphoto contributing members is now online. More information...

January 24, 2006

A photo from the January 2006 WPGphoto club meeting:

(Click for larger version)

January 4, 2006

We now have a new date and meeting location for this month's club meeting:
January 10th (Tuesday) 7pm (6pm to join us for dinner)
NEW LOCATION: Pony Corral Downtown (444 St. Mary)

January door prizes for contributing members: Two Giottos Rocket Blowers

Remember to bring your most recent photos and any fun photography stuff you got for Christmas.

January 2, 2006

Announcing the 2006 WPGphoto club calendar. By members - for everyone!
Showcasing beautiful photos of Winnipeg, Manitoba and the surrounding areas, all taken by local photographers from

WARNING: For personal use only. Distribution or resale of this calendar is absolutely prohibited.
If you would like a printed version of this calendar please e-mail to be put on a pre order list. As soon as we accumulate enough orders we will print a set of calendars and have them for sale.
Large download: 9.5megs
(requires Adobe Reader)

Download the 2006 WPGphoto club calendar here. Right click to download to your computer, otherwise the calendar will open in a new window.

Thanks to all those who contributed and helped make a great calendar!

January 1, 2006

Happy new year from WPGphoto.
The new year will be bringing some great changes and other fun stuff to the club including a 2006 club calendar (available this week), a new meeting location and more shooting events.

Thanks for all the fun in 2005, we hope to have you participate often with us in 2006.
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