October 8: Lessons in shooting waterfalls with Dave & Frank

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September 14, 2014; 150 km on gravel road, a 10 km quad ride, a 2 km hike . . . and getting lost four times . We finally arrived at Red Deer Falls. It is now noon. The Sun is shining directly into my camera lens giving me nothing but sun flares. There’s a little island in the middle of the river that is shaded. That’s where I need to be. Water looks deep and cold. No spare shoes or clothing. It’s going to be a cold trip home. Welcome to Waterfall Photography.
Dave Bennewith

Learn from Dave, what it takes and how to capture those amazing waterfall images. Hear Frank Dwyer’s tales of chasing waterfall images along the Ice-field Parkway to Jasper & Prince George. October 8th, 2014 @ Henry Grube, Room 1B. 7-9 PM

Instagram – October 1st, 2014 @ Henry Grube Rm. 1B

InstagramThe first KPAC  Wednesday meeting of October will include a presentation by Brock Nanson on Instagram, cell phone photography and editing.

Instagram is a social media platform, exclusively for the use of mobile devices, designed to allow the sharing of images on an ‘instant’ basis.  As mobile technology has improved and matured, the quality of cell phone cameras has also improved and on-device editing software has become commonplace.  Instagram brings an audience into the equation, allowing images to be uploaded and shared instantly with the rest of the connected world.

In addition to plenty of before/after examples, the presentation will touch on the Instagram platform and Continue reading


VR_3332 Editing 4 Culture DaysDIGITAL DARKROOM DEMOS @ Exposure with KPAC
Fri. September 26, 2014, 7-9 PM & Sat. September 27 2-4 PM
Exposure Gallery: 351 Victoria St.
(Secret location next to the Lingerie Shop)

Come see the magic that can happen in the ‘Digital Darkroom’. Members of the Kamloops Photo Arts Club have teamed up with the staff at Exposure Photo Gallery to give you an inside look at the amazing transformation, awesome enhancements and total artistic license possible in this age of cyber dodge and burn tools. See live Demos on a tethered screen.
Two Sessions: Fri. Sept. 26 7-9 PM
Sat. Sept 27 2-4 PM
*Note: Exposure closes for lunch between 1&2 PM Continue reading


OCTOBER 4TH is the date. Field Trip Director, Dave Bennewith has been keeping the phone lines hot with calls to Mark at the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum, Sorrento, Vance, a little further along the road in Tappen at the White Post Auto Museum and Robin at Sprokkets Café adjacent to Dreamcycle.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 4th.  It promises to be a fun day getting up close & personal with sculptural pieces called motorcycles and reversing through the years remembering old cars you wish you’d had.

As in any museum the artifacts are fragile so you’ll need to get staff to adjust or move any item if needed for a better angle etc.  In the same vein only a few photographers and tripods will be allowed inside the venues at any one time, so we’ll float between the two venues meeting at Sprokkets Café for lunch. The Soup & Sandwich Special ($11.98) looks awesome on the website.  Times will be divvied up depending on how many members participate so mind your manners and abide by the allotted time. If you want more time you’ll just have to come back.  I hear photographers are routinely charged $50.  Both venues are giving KPAC a reduced entrance fee of $5 plus taxes per member, and are offering prizes for the best pictures submitted. Any commercial use of images taken needs to be worked out with Mark and Vance.

Departure time is slated for 9 a.m. from the parking lot at Princess Auto, Valleyview, waivers signed, entrance fees collected and car-pooling encouraged.  We’ll have a sign-up sheet at our September meetings.