When Photo-On-Net was still running in Hong Kong about a decade ago, it had successfully organized more than a hundred photography events and most of them were very well-received. Leveraging my experience in photography events (Link to “About Us”), I tried to build rapport with some local organizations to promote photography soon after I arrived in Canada. Thank you for the invitation of the
Vancouver Shunde Benevolent Association (The Youth Branch), I, as the founder of Photo-on-Net, was given the chance to share about some basic photography skills in their half-day trip to Lynn Canyon. My focus was on basic photo composition and shutter speed control. During the trip, I also tried to give them one-on-one guidance and tips on how to have a good shoot.
The half-day trip was originally scheduled on May 15. However, because of the rainy weather, it had been postponed for a week. Thank you, God, for giving us such an amazing weather when the trip was finally held. The beautiful sunshine was just perfect for hiking and photo taking. We started going northeastern from the entrance of the Lynn Canon Park to the popular destination of Rice Lake in North Vancouver, passing through the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and many other breathtaking destinations.
To add more fun, the Organizer had divided all participants into three groups (yellow, red and blue) when the activities were about to start. Each group was given a digital camera and they had to take photos after arriving at the destination by using different photography techniques and digital effects. Everyone of them could join the on-site photography competition to win great prizes!
It took us almost two hours to the Rice Lake. Overall, this activity was a huge success. I was asked to judge the photo contest and 450 amazing pictures were received.