On our site you will find a wealth of information, such as: news about the activities of the group, samples of members’ images, current photo assignments, meeting dates and reports, topics for discussion and links to interesting photo related sites.
Click on any photo on this site and you will be treated to an enlarged version. You are most welcome to wander through our pages, enjoying what we have to offer. Feel free to leave comments – that tells us you’ve been here (and, we hope, enjoyed your visit). You can also Share our site on Facebook. And for a real treat, select one of our slide shows, sit back and enjoy.
We are constantly adding photos, so visit often. If you’d like to be kept informed of the changes to the site – new images, subjects, topics etc – complete the section, at the foot of the right hand column on this page, that invites you to Follow via email. We will never use your email address for any other purpose.
About The Bridge Lake Photo Group
Bridge Lake is located on Highway 24, in the Interlakes region of the South Cariboo, in British Columbia, Canada.
The Bridge Lake Photo Group meets at 7:00 PM on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Our main goals are to learn more about the creative and technical aspects of the art of photography and to improve our image making techniques. At present, because of the threat of Covid, our meetings are virtual, via the conferencing software Zoom.
At our meetings we view and critique images provided by members, helping each other to better understand the creative process of photography and to improve our practice of the craft. The most experienced of our members give generously of their advice and encouragement. In addition we frequently view training videos focusing on a single technique and then discuss how we might make use of it in our future photographs.
Often we will agree upon a theme – perhaps seasonal photos or photos acquired using a particular technique – to give structure and impetus to our photography efforts during the following month. Upon completion of the allocated time period, members are invited to submit images. These are put together into a slide show whose review then becomes the focus of a meeting. We often post the results on this website.
At least once a year, we’ll organize a field trip to a particularly scenic area and then present the images at a following meeting. Once again, the experienced photographers give freely of their advice, which is particularly valuable when one is setting up in the field and selecting the view and perspective for our images.
The Bridge Lake Photo Exhibition
Annually, usually in the early Spring, we mount a show of the best photographs made by members of our group, and invite the public to view. Always heavily attended, this event showcases the creative accomplishments of the BLPG to a greatly appreciative audience. A story about the 2012 show can be read here. The 5th Annual Photo Exhibition was held on Sunday, April 7, 2013, the 6th Annual Photo Exhibition on Sunday, April 13, 2014, the 7th Annual Photo Exhibition on Sunday, May 3, 2015, the 8th Annual Photo Exhibition was held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, the 9th Annual Photo Exhibition was held on Sunday, April 30, 2017, and the 10th Annual Photo Exhibition was held on April 29, 2018. The 11th Annual Photo Exhibition was to be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 but unfortunately has had to be cancelled for 2019.
The next Photo Exhibition will not be held until it is safe to do so..
We welcome new members and cordially invite anyone interested in photography to attend our meetings and join the group.
You can get in touch with us by completing this form.