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In preparation for retirement, I took up photography in the 90's and joined the Regina Camera Club. My photographic interests at that time was primarily wildflowers.
I moved to Kamloops in '03 and joined KPAC. I resisted the move from film to digital, however, have now succumbed to it.
I currently use both a Sony and a Nikon system. The Sony is an A700 with a 50 mm macro, a 28-105 kit lens and a 50-500 Sigma lens. The Nikon is a D300s with a Sigma 120-300 f2.8 lens My current interests are anything in nature.
Allan “semi-retired” in 2005 from his professional photography business. Since 1968 he has covered assignments ranging from aerial photos to weddings and included operating a commercial colour and B&W lab service. Allan holds a PPOC accreditation in Aerial Photography and a Private Pilots license. Interests such as Photography, KPAC, Skiing, Flying and travelling are now keeping him busy.
Frank is a past club president. He is a long time amateur/enthusiast photographer, who believes that photography should be an avenue for personal expression and for fun. Frank believes that photography should make us pause and think. Not all fine photographs are beautiful or dramatic – some are surprising. He is making the transition from DX to solely full frame –Nikon d700 – and three-fourths, Olympus em-1 and fuji x100. He uses Photo Ninja, silver Efex and Photoshop 7.
I was given my first 35 mm camera in 1972 and was immediately in love. Over the years, I took all the photos I had the money and time for.
My interest in photography really bloomed, however, when I went digital. Each time I shoot and process my images, I learn. It's all just so much fun.
David Snider is a photographer living in Kamloops, B.C. He specializes in Scenery and Floral photography. Dave has lived in B.C. almost all of his life. Born in Vancouver and relocated to Prince George in the early 70's and then relocated again to Kamloops in 1999. Throughout that time Dave has had an ongoing love of the outdoors.
Now Dave is sharing his passion for photography by offering workshops through the City of Kamloops Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities Department and Kamloops Photo Arts Club. Dave is currently the KPAC president.
After buying my first camera years ago I soon noticed that I began to see differently. A simple drive in the car became so much more interesting as I scanned the landscapes looking for the perfect scene, the perfect photo. I have learned a lot with the club and there is so much more to learn.
For me photography is as much the act, as the end result. I still search for that perfect photo, but mostly I am happy just being out there, seeing.
My interest in photography is fueled by my travels. Not possessing a particularly creative mind, a photo opportunity has to stare me in the face before I am able to recognize it. Those moments of inspiration most often come when I am visiting other places. The accompanying images that you will see in my gallery capture some of those moments.
My Nikon photography equipment is getting on the old side but it meets my requirements for the most part. I use a D300 & D700 with three interchangeable lenses. What will be my next purchase? I would love a larger telescopic lens but a 20 or 50 mm prime lens is more practical.
I was a second shooter in Red Deer for about 3 years. Enjoyed the work, but not the pressure! Spent a couple of years in Penticton, followed my grandson’s hockey team around, and took photos of all the players. I have always used Canon, but recently bought an Olympus mirrorless camera and am having fun exploring the city with it. I moved to Kamloops a year ago and Iove to photograph as a hobby.
I have always liked the idea of taking an image from out there and capturing it, being able to store it and then able to view it at any time. The cameras that I use are, Pentax Optio WG-2, Pentax K-5 and a Pentax K-3ii. I enjoy taking pictures of anything that is kind of out of the ordinary, be it old, new, alive, stationary, mineral, vegetable, animal hell I'll take a picture of just about anything now that it cost nothing to view them. I am hoping that KPAC members will help me attain a higher level of photographic skills by sharing their experiences with me. As always keep your eye on the subject before you click.
Became interested in photography about 1958 when given a Brownie camera. Within a couple of years, was “helping” my dad develop B & Ws in a downstairs darkroom. By 1972 owned a Pentax with 3 interchangeable lenses, which I lugged around Europe. Since then I’ve used Epson and Panasonic. “Graduated” to Canon in about 2004. Currently have a T2i with 2 interchangeable lenses and an SX50. For this first gallery, I’m testing images, resolution and colour from old photos - about 2006
The photography bug bit me after using my mother's Kodak Brownie in the early 1960's. I purchased my first 35mm SLR camera, with a couple of lenses in 1972 and learned the basics of photography This knowledge, gleaned from several books, is still relevant in today's world of automatic cameras. In 2001, I bought a Canon Digital Rebel and ceased to worry about the cost of processing. Today, my camera is a Canon EOS 7D with a good assortment of lenses. Now that the work-a-day world is a thing of the past, I have time to play with my camera and improve my photography skills. I enjoy photographing nature and flowers most of all but will grab my camera when any interesting opportunity arises.
Hi, my name is Susan Ryde. Please visit my Website to learn more about me. I joined the Kamloops Photo Arts Club because I love meeting people who also love photography and I believe we can all learn from each other and grow in our photography skills. The field trips we take are so much fun and I really encourage you to join our group if you are looking for a place to do the same. :o)
A moment captured is yours forever...the rest is water under the bridge. - hjd.
Searching for those moments to capture is what I enjoy most about photography. I currently shoot mostly in RAW with a Pentax K3, 18-135 lens and develop my photos with Lightroom CC. I also enjoy my Panasonic TM900 which takes surprisingly good stills as well as video.
I am an eager snapshooter. I enjoy trying to capture the beauty and learning to see it around me. I am still learning to use my new D80, LR2 and a tripod. My aim is to develop a more creative eye with interesting compositions and more awareness of the qualities of light.
There are many fine photographers in the club to inspire me. I look forward to continuing learning and having fun!
I have dabbled in photography since taking a Black & White SLR college course in the 70s which even included time in the dark room. With the introduction of digital cameras, I began to take photography more seriously and now use a Nikon D5100 to take most of my photos.
I'm a Canadian who has lived most of her life in Kentucky. My husband and I have retired to Lac Le Jeune where I find plenty of inspiration
Kamloops born photographer Valerie Rampone spent her childhood playing along the banks of the South Thompson River absorbing a graphic awareness of the arid, volcanic hills framing the valley. After many years in the flatness of Ontario and some ocean-side on Saltspring Island, Valerie returned to her Kamloops roots in 2001.
She is self-taught in the art of photography and still finds the shift from 35mm to DSLR a very steep learning curve. Her photographic heroes are Karsh and Freeman Patterson.
Catching the dramatic moment in her photo images has become second nature. This comes in part from her extensive work in Community TV and newspaper journalism. Currently she is serving KPAC as their past president.
I have been using Nikon photo equipment since about 1976. I have always had a love of photography
and have been striving to capture that perfect photographic vision ever since.
Joining the KPAC has reopened my eyes to new possibilities and all kinds of support.
My favorite has always been outdoor photography, mixed with my other hobbies, fly-fishing, ATV-ing, camping, etc., etc. I gave up using a gun and now only use my D90 Nikon, whenever and wherever I go.
I am hopeful of sharing my love of photography with my peers, family and friends, and I hope you enjoy viewing these 'Visions by Greg'.
I don't really consider myself an avid photographer but like to take my camera when I go out into the great outdoors. I originally purchased a Minolta SLR XG9 film camera with several lens and used them all. I then purchased an Olmpus C-730 digital which
took decent pictures. Next a Kodak Z612 which took excellent pictures and I used it for a couple of years. I then purchased my existing D90 Nikon camera with a 28 - 270mm Tamron lens, which produced really good results.
My favorite subjects are landscapes, sunsets and wildlife. I joined KPAC in the fall of 2010. I have learned so much since joining this club. Everyone is so willing to share their photography knowledge with other members.
Over the years I have bought point and shoot cameras for holiday photos and family pics and I really started to gain a passion for photography. It wasn't until the early 2001 that I bought my first DSLR camera and a real learning curve took place. I read a lot of books. I had to develop two other qualities I felt where necessary: patience and perseverance to help me stay at it. I also needed visual lessons to move forward to learn more of the craft of photography.
My new found friends within the photo club have helped me by sharing there abundance of experience to keep me in the game and progressing. I enjoy wildlife and landscape photography and sports, but I love to pickup my camera at any sign of interesting images.
MY biggest challenge coming on now is to learn to use photo shop and hopefully produce some unique images.