September 9 – Welcome Back! Our first meeting of the season…

Thank you Robert!
Thank you Robert!

What have you been shooting all summer? Tonight’s the night to share your images of what you’ve been up to since our last meeting in June.

Whether it’s climbing Kilimanjaro; entertaining your grand kids at the beach; or travelled to a place you’ve never seen before; we want to see those images.

Put together 4-6 of your images @ 1400 x 1050 resolution.

Label each image in the standard KPAC format “Begood_Johnny_Cold beer on Deck.jpg”

Forward the images to

Deadline is Monday, September 7 @ midnight. You’ve got lots of time!

Important dates to mark on your calendar

With summer in full swing, it is time to plan for some upcoming photography opportunities:

Mark the date on your calendar, September 27. O’Keefe Ranch. Tour of the ranch starting at 10 AM. Flat track motorcycle racing starts at noon. Total cost $15 for the whole day, working on a lunch special will give more information at later date.

Sky gazing –From Chris
Important times for the evening of the 28th
6:07pm   Partial eclipse begins (moon below horizon, not visible)
6:46       Sunset (may happen be a bit earlier in Kamloops)
7:11       Full eclipse beginsLunar eclipse
7:19       Civil twilight begins
7:47      Maximum eclipse
8:23      Full eclipse ends
9:27      Partial eclipse ends

Also September 27th, 2015 is supermoon.

KPAC is taking a Summer Break

KPAC and Shuswap Photo Club members find the right angle. 2013 Weekend Away near Enderby BC. Photo: V. Rampone

As soon as there is a hint of summer KPAC members scatter far and wide searching for photo op’s.  The Club is currently taking a summer break. The first meeting of the new season will be Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at Henry Grube Education Centre . . all being equal.

The first SHOWCASE challenge is ‘Sports’ Sept. 30th.  It is always fun to see Club members’ interpretation of the theme. Stay tuned for possible news of an August BBQ and a September Field Trip.  Rumour has it the Field Trip destination is O’Keefe Ranch on the 27th.

See you in September.

F8 and "Be There!" Vic Hamm grabs the moment at the rural village of Mara, BC. KPAC Weekend Away 2013
F8 and “Be There!” Vic Hamm grabs the moment at the rural village of Mara, BC. KPAC Weekend Away 2013

Program June 3, 2015: Dustin Silvey – From Puffins to Jamaican Gangs


The Great Wall
The Great Wall

Dustin Silvey was born in British Columbia and lived in Kamloops. In recent years he has mastered the digital medium of photography by studying traditional darkroom technique.

Dustin’s appreciation for both the technical and creative properties of photography is evident in his eclectic work. He began his photography career by capturing landscape and wildlife images, and then moved into portraiture and photojournalism.

Dustin aims to capture moments framed amidst their natural settings to tell a story to inspire, draw awareness, and illustrate a cultural way of life. He has enjoyed traveling to photograph Iceland’s majestic landscapes and Vietnam’s immense cave systems. His most recent body of work took him to Southeast Asia to photograph endangered Asiatic Black Bears. His passion to tell a story through photography provides a keen desire to do what it takes to achieve a new perspective for a photograph.

Annual General Meeting called for May 27, 2015

The Kamloops Photo Arts Club Annual General Meeting 2015 is called for Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 19:00 hours at Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Crescent, Room 1B, City of Kamloops

– To receive officers annual reports

– To elect officers for the 2015 – 2016 year

. . . a reminder: KPAC is a Club, a group of people who come together regularly out of a common interest, that being the enjoyment of Photo Arts.  A number of officers have served their terms and are stepping down.  Each position/task is important in itself but integral to the happy and smooth operation of the whole.

All positions are open at each AGM. This year we especially need members to stand for Treasurer, Assistant for Programs, Assistants for Receiver-of-Images, Competitions, Director-at-Large (2).  None are dependent on your photography skills but on taking responsibility for the execution of your particular task in concert with /and help of KPAC members and Executive.

If you are willing and able to stand for office/ have questions or nominations, please contact VP, Dave Snider, President, Valerie Rampone or any of the current Executive. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Valerie Rampone, ACAPA, President, Kamloops Photo Arts Club