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Oct 23 – Living Photography on the Edge

The Shuswap Photo Arts Club presents adventure photographer Mike Biden Monday Oct. 23rd 7 PM at the Fifth Avenue Seniors Centre, Salmon Arm. Carpool and explore Salmon Arm. Admission is by Donation.
Mike is a man who likes living on the edge! He has had the privilege of parachuting, riding in hot-air balloons, tanks, jet fighters, World War II vintage airplanes, aircraft carriers and even submarines.
Mike has contributed to magazines and newspaper articles including Canadian Geographic, WestJet Magazine, Comox Search and Rescue, Okanagan Life Magazine, Okanagan Women Magazine and Canadian Aviator Magazine.
His photography skills were self-taught while he was becoming the self-published author of five books. His love of life is contagious! Mike’s favorite saying is, “If you’re not living on the edge . . . you’re taking up too much space!” Mike BidenPoster

Oct 25 – Showcase: Fungus

Courtesy Clip Art

Fungus varieties are astounding! And they can be found everywhere – even in places you don’t want to find them! If you haven’t submitted any photos yet this year, here is another opportunity to “expose” yourself….

Please review  Showcase Submissions instructions.


Oct 28 – Portrait Workshop

The Shuswap Photo Arts Club hosts this Saturday morning (10-1pm) Portrait Workshop with professional portrait photographer, Lee Watkins. The RJ Haney Heritage Village (closed for the season) is the venue for this small group photography workshop that will include costumed models. Cost $50. Contact Len lenlazz@shaw.ca to register.

Lee Watkins is a Vernon B.C. based Portrait and Wedding photographer offering a unique perspective and providing services to clients all over Canada. Lee successfully graduated from the Digital Photography Program at The Centre For Arts & Tech in Kelowna BC in 2011. Since then he has continued to build his business in the beautiful Okanagan valley. Taking on just about any project and working with a wide range of clients over the last few years, his portfolio offers a large variety of work from weddings to family portraits to artist promo. Growing up in the Okanagan he is continually inspired by the beautiful landscapes, crystal blue lakes and sun filled days incorporating them into each of his portraits.Lee Watkins Poster

Nov 1 – Ken Gray: The Maritimes

Courtesy Ken Gray

Join Ken and Kathie Gray as they take us across Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with images made this past July. Part travelogue, part music quest, part photo adventure, their photo montage will inspire you to visit this magical part of Canada. From Halifax to Antigonish, from Baddeck to Peggy’s Cove, images will be supplemented by the music and spirit of Cape Breton, dubbed “Canada’s Musical Coast.”

Ken will comment on photographic challenges and opportunities alike.


Nov 26 – John Marriott at Salmon Arm

John E. Marriott is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers, with images published worldwide in magazines such as National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker, Canadian Geographic, McLean’s, and Reader’s Digest. His stock photography is represented internationally by Getty Images, Corbis, and All Canada Photos, and he is a contributing editor for Outdoor Photography Canada magazine.
John has produced four coffee table books, including two Canadian bestsellers and has sold more than 30,000 books and 130,000 greeting cards nationwide.
John prides himself on photographing wilderness scenes and wild, free-roaming animals in their natural habitats. Come hear John speak and present his photography Sunday afternoon November 26th at 2pm, Fifth Avenue Seniors Centre, Salmon Arm. Admission by Donation. John Marriott Poster