Web Site Upgrading

Please be aware that the web site is undergoing some upgrades and hence, will not look the way it has in the past and may not look that way again!  This is a work in progress and may result in some odd behaviour until all is complete.  Don’t worry if some links are broken…

Once the site is where we want it, another post will be made to indicate the work is complete and at that time, any odd behaviour should be reported.

Thank you.

The Management…


Next Wednesday June 11 is the last KPAC meeting of the season. The Program is SHOWCASE with a smorgasbord of themes & challenges. Share your latest work or the two challenges ‘Lets Play’ & ‘Purple’ that we missed in May.

Images from the photo shoot on McArthur Island and the Garden shoot may also be submitted. So far the response has been low, so we may have a chance to see all submissions.  Robert has submitted 4 each in Purple and McArthur Island, and will submit for the photo shoot last Wednesday night, lets show others what you have been doing, a chance for members to submit and get feed back.

Images can be submitted in 1024×768 or the new format of 1400×1050 in preparation of next September.  Instructions can be found on the club web site ( http://www.kamloopsphotoarts.ca/?page_id=156). Your email should include the showcase name eg: Purple showcase. It is important that images be named (firstname lastname[underscore]file name), this assists the receiver in accepting and assembling the images for showcase. If you want your images to show in a particular order then add a 2 digit number and space between the under score and the file name eg. robert nowland_01 file name (jpg is the file type). If new members need help with resizing or submitting, feel free to email Robert.

McArthur Island Park venue for May 28th Night Shoot

After checking various possibilities for Wednesday, May 28th meeting, we are going with a night shoot at McArthur Island Park.  Exploring what is in your own backyard is a current trend so the north shore park fits right in.

Chris Harris has started a 100 Mile Project getting familiar with sights within a hundred miles or at 100 Mile (he lives nearby) . . kind of a photographer’s diet. See his newsletter #106 at www.chrisharris.com and follow his images posted on his blog to see what he’s doing and maybe get inspired to do your own project.

CAPA, Canadian Association for Photo Arts’ latest edition  of Canadian CAMERA magazine has articles with a similar theme talking about getting so wrapped up in the travelling thousands of miles that there is little time to take photos and you end up just grabbing shots.  The thought fits right in with KPAC’s annual Weekend Away where we explore the not so far away.

Meet 7 PM at Moto/bike area McArthur Island Park, Wednesday, May 28th.  Wear long sleeves and trousers.  There are lots of mosquitoes. Bring cameras, gear, tripods etc.

Notice: KPAC Annual General Meeting, May 21, 2014 @ 19:00 Hours

The Kamloops Photo Arts Club Annual General Meeting 2014 is called for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 19:00 hours at Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Crescent, Room 1B, City of Kamloops
- To receive officers annual reports
- To vote on circulated resolution to increase discretionary spending
- To elect officers for the 2014 – 2015 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 Programs (2 members to co-lead), Receiver-of-Images, Competitions, Field Trips, Social (Christmas/Summer BBQ), Director-at-Large (2), Vice President, and President.
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, Don Johnson, Treasurer, Brian Mitchell, President, Valerie Rampone or any of the current Executive. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Valerie Rampone, ACAPA, President, Kamloops Photo Arts Club


A HUGE Thank You goes out to KPAC members who presented, assisted and coordinated another Introduction to D-SLR Cameras course this past Saturday, May 10th.  Dave Snider coordinated this annual one-day intensive for the second year.  He worked closely with the City of Kamloops, Parks & Recreation department who do much of the advertising and administration for the course.  KPAC greatly appreciates having these tasks looked after by the City so we can concentrate on the teaching.

This year’s presenters were Bill Briggs, Al Fedorak, Don Johnson, Linda McRae, Valerie Rampone and Dave Snider. Assistants were Bev Kuzmiuk, Robert Nowland, Cheryl Schmidt, and Don Garrish.  Twenty-one participants absorbed basic photo pointers  and camera function details in the morning (when it was raining) and applied the information with ‘Hands-on’ practice in the afternoon (when the sun shone).  Feedback was awesome.

Thanks so much presenters for organizing your subject and having the courage to share your knowledge. Your time and effort is much appreciated.  The funds raised will go a long way towards paying next year’s rent or updating our projection equipment.