December 8 – KPAC Christmas Party
• Non-Alcohol Pot Luck
• 5pm to 9ish – Dinner at 6pm
• Location – Heritage House – 100 Lorne St. Kamloops
• Friends and Family are welcome, an email will be sent for RSVP and Pot Luck suggestions at a later date
• Volunteers will be needed for set-up and clean up
• Further information will be sent out to members in November
PROGRAM: Wed. December 4th. 2013 - 7:00 pm @ Henry Grube Education Centre
“Life Through a Lens” is a profile of Annie Leibovitz’, one of the world’s leading portrait photographers, her style is marked by a close collaboration between the photographer and the subject. Her distinctive portraits have been appearing on magazine covers for more than 30 years. Considered one of America’s best portrait photographers, she developed her trademark use of bold colors and poses while at Rolling Stone Magazine.
Note: This documentary is 90 minutes in length. It will basically fill the evening. A follow-up discussion of the film and portraiture in general will happen after the SHOWCASE program Dec. 11th, time permitting. Bring your own popcorn & cushion. Sit where it’s easy to stand-up and move about if you need to. See you at the Movie!
I’m looking forward to seeing KPAC members’ interpretation of our November SHOWCASE theme ‘Wild & Free’. Submit up to four images per member sized to fit in a 1024 pixel horizontal by a 768 pixel tall box. Remember to indicate the Showcase in the subject line and to put your name first in the title. That saves the Receiver of Images a lot of guesswork.
MAC users; please check that you are following the new protocol for submitting images. The information is under the HOW TO tab on this website. The new method will result in a better transcribing of your images and also save the Receiver of Images extra work.
ALL: Submit your images by midnight Monday Nov. 25/13 . Next SHOWCASE is just two weeks away December 11th. Theme: ‘Mad for Hats’.
Frank’s paper about Monitor settings and Calibration is now posted on our webpages on the Downloads tab. It’s as simple or complex as you might want.
The KPAC Program for November 13th is small group discussions on the merits of printed photo images. This is an opportunity for individuals to try out their critique skills around a table with 7-8 colleagues. Each table will have a facilitator to lead the discussion during the first half of the meeting with the results being shared after the break. Please bring in a few prints - your own photos or others from magazines/ calendars etc. that have struck you as being good, mediocre or plain bad. Find out what others think of them.
With selection for the CAPA Altered Reality competition coming in a couple of months, it’s time to get your creative impulses going. Frank, in a recent club program, contends that everyone can become more creative. The key in photography is to learn to see in ways different from the conventional (including to draw diverse meaning from what we see) and to realize that we make photographs - not take them. The former implies that we are artists (if arguably) while the latter suggest that we are mere recorders. We can draw inspiration in all kinds of ways. The German artist Uli Staiger, creator of fantastic photo collages, asserts that there are three steps involved in the creative process. One is to find inspiration, two is to visualize and find tune the idea (this can be through positioning items, trial photographs or sketching) and then finally the actual process of working with the camera and computer. While the result is very far from some of these amazing montages, Frank applied the same principles in making “Visible Minority” a photograph he created from some unusual, even odd silicon kitchen implements (the one being a rack devil for pulling hot oven racks out - who knew we needed this!). You can see the result on his gallery within this website. Meanwhile, look for inspiration to guide your efforts, which should also turn out to be a lot of fun.