• April 23 - Image Critiques with John Enman

    Posted On: April 10, 2014

    Linda Davidson has invited John Enman to speak at our meeting on April 23rd .  When Linda was a student at TRU he was her photography instructor.  He inspired in her, and all his students, a love and appreciation of the art of photography.  He is the owner of Enman’s Camera and has over thirty years of photographic experience with an artists understanding of the use of light and composition. 

    You are invited to submit one photo for John to critique. Please submit your image to photos@kamloopsphotoarts.ca and put “critique” in the subject line.

  • WORKSHOP: Intro to Digital SLR Cameras - May 10th

    Posted On: April 7, 2014

    Kamloops Photo Arts Club is again offering its popular one-day intensive workshop: Introduction to Digital SLR Cameras Saturday, May 10th 9AM - 4PM at the Old Yacht Club on River Street.
    This is a novice level program instructed by several Club members with additional ‘Hands-On’ support from Club members for the practical exercises. The goal of the day is to help participants get their camera off the auto function and learn a variety of their camera’s features and controls to enhance their photographic abilities. The course also serves as a great refresher for photographers who have been practicing for a while.
    Registration is through Kamloops Parks & Rec at Kamloops.ca/ezreg or by phone 250-828-3500. Course number is #222782. Cost $68. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea supplied. This course routinely sells out so it is best to register soon.


    Posted On: April 7, 2014

    KPAC member Ben Anders kindly brought in his diving suit and gear to show what’s needed to capture images at a depth in the waters of BC and in his many travel locations, this past January. Wednesday, April 9th’s program Ben leaves the gear at home and focuses on the destination sharing his adventures in capturing images in a variety of watery realms.

  • IMPORTANT: Two Executive Positions to be filled next club year

    Posted On: April 7, 2014

    The positions of Receiver of Images and Competition Director need to be filled for the next club year. These positions will be voted on at the General Meeting on May 21. The job description for Receiver of Images and a summary of the Competition Director’s position are on the links below. A detailed job description for Competition Director is available on request.
    Receiver of Images job description
    Competition Director (summary)
    Please see Bill Briggs if you have questions about these positions.

  • Brush with Nature @ TRU: KPAC Program - Wed. April 2, 2014

    Posted On: March 29, 2014

    Wildlife Photographer and Biologist, Jared Hobbs of Victoria www.hobbsphotos.com will be one of the speakers at ’Brush with Nature’ , a benefit for Napier Lake this coming Wednesday. The reception starts at 6:30 and the speakers at 7:30 at the Irving K Barber BC Centre/ House of Learning at TRU. The round building is #21 on the map of TRU, Thompson Rivers University. This unique building is worth a visit in itself. I believe you actually enter through bldg#25. Parking lots A, H, & P are your best bets, and free at this time of night. This is KPAC’s program for April 2nd.
    Contribute what you can. This is our Heritage and a fabulous eco-system for our wildlife photography subjects to live. As Agnes Jackson says “We can’t make more Grasslands.” I personally feel it is imperative to act while we still can, and will be contributing. To learn more follow the links in the blurb below.
    *Please advise the Nature Conservancy or KPAC President if you plan to attend and did not sign the list Wednesday night. This helps the organizers plan the night. Thanks.
    Join the Nature Conservancy on April 2nd, in Kamloops to learn more about Napier Lake Ranch and how you can help protect this incredible grassland property. All funds raised at this event will go towards the conservation and stewardship of Napier Lake Ranch and the Heritage Grasslands Natural Area. Please let us know if you can join us! bcoffice@natureconservancy.ca or 1-888-404-8428. Details can be found here: http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/where-we-work/british-columbia/stories/brush-with-nature-napier.html


    Posted On: March 29, 2014

    There’s still an opportunity to purchase your ticket to learn with André Gallant …Be Inspired! Check out his 52 week Challenge at www.andregallant.com WOW!
    Andre is a master at ‘Photographic Expressionism’, has written and/or illustrated a number of books and co-teaches photo workshops with Freeman Patterson. It would be well worth a little jaunt to Burnaby to hear him. Anyone up for organizing a carload to go? Let Valerie know and she’ll put the word out.

    CAPA, the Canadian Association for Photographic Art, would very much appreciate your support to fill the theatre for André’s presentations. André will be presenting work and great images from his latest book, INSPIRATION, Creative Photography Projects and will provide tips and techniques that will guide you to becoming an improved and inspired photographer!

    André presents Saturday, April 5th in Victoria at the David Lam Theatre at the UVIC. André presents Sunday, April 6th in Burnaby at the Shadbolt Theatre in Burnaby. Books will be for sale with André available to sign them for you.
    Tickets at http://capacanada.ca/presentingandregallant/ Pass the word along. Thanks!