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

May 20 Showcase: ‘Around BC’

Not Getting Around Much Anymore
Not Getting Around Much Anymore

Celebrate our photogenic province. ‘Around BC’ is this month’s challenge.  KPAC members; please submit your images by Monday midnight May 18th.  Remember to put your name first_underscore then title. Look under the SHOWCASE tab for sizing instructions.  Looking forward to seeing what you’ve seen and captured with your camera.

photo images aid autistic PROGRAM for May 13, 2015

A  photo preview of public spaces greatly reduces the stress level for a child with autism when making a visit to places such as the Canada Games Swimming Pool, a park or arena.  The preview makes that activity accessible and a real possibility to enjoy.

To that end, Ben Chobator, Community Development Coordinator with the City of Kamloops connected with KPAC photographer *Kelly Pape, to document a few public places in the City.  Tonight we get a preview of the project slated for completion in September.

*Kelly Pape is an award winning photographer who shoots many genres including Real Estate. Besides sharing the adventure in making ‘Kamloops Shine’ Kelly will share tips for capturing shots of architecture be it wide street views or tight interiors. Good to know when sending mom shots of your new house.

Visitors are very welcome to this special KPAC Program.

Assistants Needed – May 9th

D-SLR Hands-On Exercises in MacDonald Park 2008
D-SLR Hands-On Exercises in MacDonald Park 2008: Photo V Rampone

KPAC Members!   . . .  Here’s your chance to share your digital-SLR knowledge, be surprised at what you already know and learn a lot more.  Join KPAC’s lead team instructing our 8th annual one-day intensive “Intro to Digital-SLR Cameras” at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 River Street on Saturday May 9th.

Come for the whole day (9-4) or join us at noon to assist with the favourite part of the day, the afternoon hands-on exercises. It is always fun and so rewarding to see the light go on.  For more details talk to coordinator Dave Snider or President Valerie.  Friends and colleagues wishing to register for the course (#234232) can do so through Parks & Rec 250-828-3500 or   Intro to Digital-SLR and other photography courses are listed on page 47 of the current Kamloops Activity Guide. F 8 & Be There!