Oct 19: Saturday Workshop


Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00 am to Noon at TRU in Old Main Room 2712 (the Photography Lab)

To register: Email grayintheforest@shaw.ca  NOTE: Registration will be capped at 40. 

This workshop on composition is designed for those at an intermediate level, though all KPAC members should feel free to register. There will be several seasoned KPAC veteran members present who will be able to help. Those at a more advanced level will be welcome to join in conversation with Colleen about what works   for them as the workshop unfolds. The goal of this workshop is to learn or refresh some core compositional skills, while having a lot of fun together! Some basic familiarity with Lightroom or Photoshop will be needed and assumed, especially crop and angle tools.

About the Presenter:     

Colleen Foucault is an instructor in TRU’s Journalism, Communications, and New Media program teaching most of their photography classes from beginning to advanced. Off the side, she is a professional working photographer still occasionally shooting dance, charitable events, and weddings.

THINGS TO BRING: USB or SD card with 2 – 3 images you would like to work on. Feel free to bring a camera

THINGS PROVIDED: Workshop is free to current KPAC members.; Coffee and Tea; Free Parking (Closest Lot is A3)

Oct 23: CAPA & Lions Gate Camera Club Selection Night and SHOWCASE

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Club members will choose which photos will be sent onto the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) for entry into this competition.

This year CAPA is combining the Nature and Wildlife competitions by creating 4 separate themes: Botanical, Landscape, Nature and Wildlife

Deadline for entry is Monday, October 21st. One image per photographer. Please submit your image to Wyanne Chase at competitions@kamloopsphotoarts.ca


Club members will choose which photos will be sent to the Lions Gate Camera Club for entry into this competition for all BC and Yukon camera clubs.

There will be 4 categories: Botanical, Landscape, Nature, and Wildlife; and will use CAPA guidelines.  Certificates will be awarded for first, second, third, and honorable mention in each category. One image will be chosen as “Best in Show”, as well as a second and third place. Scoring ties for 1st 2nd or 3rd will be re-judged for placement.

Each photographer may ONLY enter 1 image, and only 8 images will be submitted.


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How many nests did you spot this spring and summer?

Care to share a photo and a story?

Oct: Benjamin Baltzly’s Photos C. 1871


View Camera Photos taken in 1871 juxtaposed with Digital Images of today taken almost 150 years later – same locations. Then and Now: check out the views of the Kamloops and North Thompson, Interior Monologue:Benjamin Baltzly and the Geological Survey of BC is a fascinating exhibit. Kamloops Museum and Archives is open Tues – Sat 10AM – 4:30PM | Closed Sun & Mon | Admission $3

In 1871 Benjamin Baltzly, a Montréal studio photographer, got the gig to document the terrain and resources of the Interior Plateau of BC long before Google Earth was ever thought of. He missed connections, couldn’t find camping gear once in Victoria, nor transport from Yale. He and the survey crew had to walk up the Fraser Canyon to reach Kamloops. Their luck wasn’t much better here but Baltzly would produce some of the most lucid photographs of the area from that period.
Interior Monologues features a range of prints, photos, and excerpts from Baltzly’s log. The exhibit provides glimpses of pastoral life set amid the spectacular topography of BC. Come see amazing pictures from the photo gig with more ups, downs and drama than the mountains Baltzly traversed. This is a world class exhibit.
Kamloops Museum & Archives | 207 Seymour St. at 2nd Ave.| 250-828-3576| www.kamloops.ca

Nov 13: CAPA Selection Night and GUEST SPEAKER


Club members will choose which 6 photos will be sent onto the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) for entry into this competition.

For this competition, photographers are encouraged to submit their best artistic or documentary image that express their interests and passions in photography. Follow this link for more information: CAPA Competition.

Please submit your photos by Sunday, November 9, 2019 by email to competitions@kamloosphotoarts.ca

GUEST SPEAKER: Ernie Kroeger presents Photography Walking

Some photographers have made great photographs because they walked; some have made walking a subject in its own right. In this talk Ernie will present examples of both, discuss how these two approaches have influenced him, and also show examples of his own work.

Ernie Kroeger is an artist and educator. Known primarily as a photo-based artist, he has in recent years explored connections between art and walking. His artwork has been exhibited across Canada and in Europe and is represented in various public art collections including the National Gallery of Canada and the Museo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin, Italy. Publications include The Great Divide and My Morning Walk. Kroeger has taught at the University of Manitoba, Alberta College of Art and Design, the Banff Centre and has recently retired as Associate Professor in Visual Arts at Thompson Rivers University.