KPAC Events past: 2018 – Recent

Events added to The Events Calendar will automatically show on the Frontpage and Monthly Calendar. In addition, KPAC Events Past (since 2018) will display here. “Other Events” are not included. For reference, earlier events (2010-2017), are available in PDF format. See KPAC Event Archives under INFORMATION > DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS

Apr 14 – The Macro Universe

Apr 14 – The Macro Universe

Don Komarechka – “Macro Photography: The Universe at Our Feet”. Many thanks to CAPA, the Canadian Association for Photographic Arts, for sharing this special presentation with KPAC.  It is part of a series that Henry Schnell, CAPA VP has been organizing for the national/inter-national organization. Explore the creativity of the Macro Universe with Don Komarechka … Continue reading Apr 14 – The Macro Universe

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14 April 2021
APR 7 – MY PHOTO | YOUR EDIT 2

APR 7 – MY PHOTO | YOUR EDIT 2

Members very much enjoyed our first 'My Photo |Your Edit' program March 3. Thanks so much to the Photographers that submitted images and the editors who edited them. For Session 2 we are combining the two roles of photographer and editor.  You submit your RAW file along with your JPEG edit.  Three other members will … Continue reading APR 7 – MY PHOTO | YOUR EDIT 2

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07 April 2021
Mar 31 – Showcase “Perspectives”

Mar 31 – Showcase “Perspectives”

The time has almost come to wrap up the year for Showcase. We have March 31st with the theme of Perspectives. Get your camera out and shoot what you wish, but get creative with how you compose it. Maybe you'll choose one item and take 6 images from 6 different perspectives 🙂 Finally, we have April … Continue reading Mar 31 – Showcase “Perspectives”

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31 March 2021
Mar 24 – KPAC Annual General Meeting

Mar 24 – KPAC Annual General Meeting

Our 2021 AGM is a time to express our appreciation to past and future leadership. Last September they were put to the test. With no end in sight to the pandemic a skeleton crew of Executive and Board members decided virtual meetings were the Club’s only option. Members agreed and here we are in 2021 … Continue reading Mar 24 – KPAC Annual General Meeting

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24 March 2021
Mar 17 – Print, Proof, Positive

Mar 17 – Print, Proof, Positive

When is an image a photograph? Join KPAC members Angelina Brooymans with Carrie and Norm Dougan as they discuss their experiences of commercial versus custom photo prints, and why they print their own images. In tonight’s program they’ll also talk about what you need to know for optimum quality prints when preparing your own images. … Continue reading Mar 17 – Print, Proof, Positive

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17 March 2021
Mar 10 – Travelogue: Newfoundland

Mar 10 – Travelogue: Newfoundland

If Ken Gray has one message for travel photographers regarding Newfoundland it is “Go as soon as possible.” This historic island province abounds with musical, cultural and photographic opportunities. Whether rugged shorelines, historic glimpses into the traditional fishery, or marvelous North Atlantic Architecture, every day is a new and constantly changing experience. Following as in … Continue reading Mar 10 – Travelogue: Newfoundland

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10 March 2021
Mar 3 – My Photo | Your Edit

Mar 3 – My Photo | Your Edit

For a program with a difference, click into KPAC’s March 3rd zoom meeting. Brian Mitchell and Dave Whiting have pulled together a new program format “My Photo: Your Edit”. It is an exercise where (8) members have shared pictures in unedited RAW format. The photos were then distributed to other club members for editing. The selected photographers … Continue reading Mar 3 – My Photo | Your Edit

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03 March 2021
Feb 24 – SHOWCASE ‘Show Me Sound’

Feb 24 – SHOWCASE ‘Show Me Sound’

Tonight’s Zoom program is KPAC’s monthly SHOWCASE where members share up to 6 images on a theme. The theme challenge this month is ‘Show Me Sound’. Submit your images by midnight, Sunday Feb. 21st. For submission details check under the Information tab drop down menu Photo Submissions. Looking forward to hearing your photos LOL.

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24 February 2021
Feb 17 – Interactive Photo Critique

Feb 17 – Interactive Photo Critique

Cri~tique kri-tek’ (transitive verb) to review, discuss or comment on something such as a creative work, the execution of a problem, event, strategy etc. giving an assessment of what worked and what didn’t. KPAC’s president Bob Lewis leads off this Zoom program where members get to exercise their critique skills on anonymously submitted photos.

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17 February 2021
Feb 10 – Post Processing I

Feb 10 – Post Processing I

KPAC members Dave Whiting and Rick McCutcheon host this first of three sessions – How to get the very best out of your images using post-production techniques. Session ONE: – Intro to Resources for Processing Software and a Basic Workflow Demonstration A program overview includes; a description of the basic workflow from Raw file to … Continue reading Feb 10 – Post Processing I

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10 February 2021
Feb 3 – Selection Night for North Shore Challenge

Feb 3 – Selection Night for North Shore Challenge

Photo Clubs in BC and the Yukon vie for top honours in the 37th Annual North Shore Photographic Challenge, the premiere photo competition in Western Canada. Top level images in all genres are showcased at this live event that is being presented virtually this year, March 6th. Tonight’s KPAC program will select our Club’s entries … Continue reading Feb 3 – Selection Night for North Shore Challenge

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03 February 2021
Jan 31 – WOW Images Wanted for North Shore Challenge

Jan 31 – WOW Images Wanted for North Shore Challenge

KPAC needs your stunning, exemplary, WOW! Evocative images by midnight tonight. Submit a max of 2 images, any genre – landscape, wildlife, portrait, abstract etc. sized . . . . . title first – Name second.jpg. Send to competitions@kamloopsphotoarts.ca . Entries for our Club submission to the North Shore Photographic Challenge will be selected by … Continue reading Jan 31 – WOW Images Wanted for North Shore Challenge

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31 January 2021
Jan 27 – Showcase: Classics

Jan 27 – Showcase: Classics

'Classics' is the creative challenge for January's Showcase. As usual the topic is cryptic - your interpretation of Classic. Have fun! Share your images. Submit up to 6 images sized and titled (Suzy Smith - Title in four words) .jpg.  Look under the Showcase tab for detailed instructions. Deadline for submissions is midnight Sunday, Jan. … Continue reading Jan 27 – Showcase: Classics

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27 January 2021
Jan 20 – Namibia – travelogue with Bonnie Pryce

Jan 20 – Namibia – travelogue with Bonnie Pryce

 Please join us on Wednesday January 20th at 7:00 pm for a photographic journey through Namibia. This Zoom program will be presented by Bonnie Pryce, Kamloops Photographer. In November 2018 Bonnie travelled with a group of Offbeat photographers for 11 days to the diverse and beautiful Namibia in southern Africa. The journey covered a large area … Continue reading Jan 20 – Namibia – travelogue with Bonnie Pryce

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20 January 2021
Jan 13 – Conversation with John Enman

Jan 13 – Conversation with John Enman

This is a night to mine the vast photographic knowledge of John Enman, proprietor of the eclectic little camera store ENMANS MR. CAMERA at 423 Tranquille Road, Kamloops. John’s current passions are B&W Long Exposure & Infrared Photography but Vintage Imaging equipment, Lighting, Portraiture, Sports, Architecture etc. are all fair game. Ask questions and discuss. … Continue reading Jan 13 – Conversation with John Enman

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13 January 2021
Telling a Nature story: Jeffrey Wu

Telling a Nature story: Jeffrey Wu

Wildlife photographer Jeffrey Wu is a master of capturing dramatic, story-telling moments in his award winning photography. This CAPA Pacific Zone Inter-Club presentation leads off KPAC programs for 2021. Jeffrey will showcase how to freeze action, aerial photography, Black & White wildlife images and photographing wildlife in Africa. Register for this Friday, January 8th Zoom … Continue reading Telling a Nature story: Jeffrey Wu

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08 January 2021
Dec 16 – Showcase

Dec 16 – Showcase

The theme for this last Showcase Program of 2020 is 'Time to Unwind'.  The interpretation is yours. Submit a max of 6 images by midnight, Sunday, December 13th. Size and title for the website.  If not able to attend this zoom presentation please also submit comments for each image. Thanks! 

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16 December 2020
Oct 28: Showcase – Glass Half Full

Oct 28: Showcase – Glass Half Full

Our next showcase is set for October 28th via Zoom. The theme is Glass Half Full. My thought with this theme was to find the good or upside in a not so ideal situation. Examples maybe you got some spectacular shots during the fires or floods. An unfortunate circumstance, but looking at the glass half … Continue reading Oct 28: Showcase – Glass Half Full

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28 October 2020
Oct 21: Gear Talk – Stabilizing Devices

Oct 21: Gear Talk – Stabilizing Devices

 What’s out there re Stabilizing Devices AKA Tripods?  For the first part on Wednesday, Rick McCutcheon will facilitate a conversation with club members about stabilization in general and tripods in particular. There is a wealth of rich experience in this club. Rick will start the conversation off with his recent research about tripods garnered while picking out … Continue reading Oct 21: Gear Talk – Stabilizing Devices

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21 October 2020
Oct 14: Walking with Wolves

Oct 14: Walking with Wolves

 Fascinated by the illusive wolf, Bryan Hunt fulfilled his fantasy of walking with wolves in the fall of 2019. See Bryan’s photos and hear all about his adventure of getting up close and personal with the predators. These beautiful dog-like animals are a key element maintaining a balance in nature. KPAC’s Zoom meeting Oct. 14 … Continue reading Oct 14: Walking with Wolves

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14 October 2020
Oct 10: Field Trip to Tranquille River

Oct 10: Field Trip to Tranquille River

Take your camera for a ‘socially distanced’ hike. Capture fall colour along/above the Tranquille River. This mini KPAC field trip is lead by Dave Whiting.  Meet at the parking lot at 3 PM to sign waivers, then stroll along the “double track” trail toward the old camp cottages and picnic shelter (about 1 km). Photo … Continue reading Oct 10: Field Trip to Tranquille River

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10 October 2020
Oct 07: Showcase – On the Move

Oct 07: Showcase – On the Move

Could be the full moon effect. We've had to postpone the scheduled Sept 30  KPAC meeting one week to Oct 7th.  See you then. The first Showcase  program of the season is 'On the Move'. Get your images in by midnight Sunday Sept. 27th, preferably sooner as we'll first present them via Zoom format before … Continue reading Oct 07: Showcase – On the Move

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07 October 2020
Aug 30: KPAC Barbecue Cancelled

Aug 30: KPAC Barbecue Cancelled

Unfortunately COVID-19 is still hanging around.  With gatherings of 5 max decreed by Health Authorities at the moment, KPAC has regretfully cancelled our annual summer get together that was slated for August 30.  Chicken Little has concurred. "Pecking BBQ wearing a mask just doesn't work," she says.Photo – Doug Clemis

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30 August 2020
May 10: Showcase – Sunlight

May 10: Showcase – Sunlight

Photo by Al Fedorak... WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN PERSON FOR THIS EVENT. Sunlight - a life giving force that can cheer us up, cause us to gaze in awe or just plain want to make us lie down and bask in it on the nearest beach or lawn. What's your favorite sunlight photo? … Continue reading May 10: Showcase – Sunlight

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10 May 2020
Apr 19: Showcase – Mist

Apr 19: Showcase – Mist

Photo by Al Fedorak... WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN PERSON FOR THIS EVENT. How many different ways can mist be created? Which creation is your favorite? Submit as per usual instructions: INFORMATION > SHOWCASE GUIDE >  SHOWCASE SUBMISSIONS. Deadline is Sunday, April 19, 2020. Photos will be posted on our website for your viewing … Continue reading Apr 19: Showcase – Mist

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19 April 2020
Mar 22: SHOWCASE – Tell a Story

Mar 22: SHOWCASE – Tell a Story

Photo by Bob Lewis. WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN PERSON FOR THIS EVENT. Showcase: Can you tell a story in a single shot? Give it a try and share it with us. Submit as per usual instructions: INFORMATION > SHOWCASE GUIDE >  SHOWCASE SUBMISSIONS. Deadline is Sunday, Mar 22, 2020. Photos will be posted … Continue reading Mar 22: SHOWCASE – Tell a Story

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22 March 2020
Mar 7: Field Trip – 2141 Roundhouse

Mar 7: Field Trip – 2141 Roundhouse

Photo "2141 Ghosts" by K. Pape. Here's your opportunity to see the inside of our own Heritage Railway Roundhouse! Meet at the west end of Pioneer Park. Led by Bob Lewis.

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07 March 2020
Feb 26: Showcase – Traffic

Feb 26: Showcase – Traffic

Photo by Al Fedorak... Traffic: We all have an opinion about it. Let's express that opinion in a photo and share!

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26 February 2020
Feb 19: Light Painting & Burning Steel Wool

Feb 19: Light Painting & Burning Steel Wool

Photo by Bob Lewis. Ahhhh the wonders of light! Led by Bob Lewis, we'll meet at the tennis courts in Riverside Park at 7:00 pm. We'll walk to the area where we will create our photographic event!

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19 February 2020
Feb 12: CAPA Selection Night & critique session

Feb 12: CAPA Selection Night & critique session

Photo by A. Brooymans. CAPA Monochrome Competition will include 5 categories: Portrait, Landscape, Man made Structures/Objects, Flowers/Plants and Animals/Birds/Insects. For more information go to: https://capacanada.ca/2020-monochrome/ If time permits we will also run a critique session for our members. If you are interested in participating, please submit 1 - 2 photos prepped in the same way as … Continue reading Feb 12: CAPA Selection Night & critique session

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12 February 2020
Jan 22: Showcase – Pets

Jan 22: Showcase – Pets

Photo by Al Fedorak... Pets: Beautiful, endearing, loving, great entertainment... Rascals, often in trouble, frustrating... Oh my! This kind of sounds like children! Bring and share your best shots and stories. If time allows we will also have a presentation on "Sizing Images" with Robert Nowland and Al Fedorak.

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22 January 2020
Jan 18: Field trip – Macro Photography

Jan 18: Field trip – Macro Photography

Time to put in action what you learned on Wednesday! We'll meet at TRU - House 10 before we head out. This field trip is restricted to the participants of the class held January 15th.

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18 January 2020
Jan 15: Education: Macro photography techniques

Jan 15: Education: Macro photography techniques

This event will be held at TRU in House 10 which is to the left of the Horticultural Gardens across from the Student Residence - North Tower. Techniques for macro photography will be explored in class with a follow up field trip on January 18th. This class is limited to 12 people. Please register in … Continue reading Jan 15: Education: Macro photography techniques

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15 January 2020
Jan 8: Slaying the travel photography demons

Jan 8: Slaying the travel photography demons

Photo by Frank Dwyer - In  the spring of last year, Frank and his wife Jan traveled to Japan by way of a magnificent ship. Most of his photography aspirations were wrecked, as often can happen with world travel, but the outcome was an epic experience, with many lessons learned. Frank is so undaunted – … Continue reading Jan 8: Slaying the travel photography demons

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08 January 2020
Dec 15: Christmas Party

Dec 15: Christmas Party

Who would have believed this year has gone so fast! Christmas again! And that means our annual Christmas get together! Who: You, members of your family or a friend. What: Full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, dessert, coffee and tea.  Alcoholic drinks can be purchased. When:   December 15th starting at 5:30pm with dinner served … Continue reading Dec 15: Christmas Party

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15 December 2019
Dec 11: Showcase – Finding Faces in Everyday Things

Dec 11: Showcase – Finding Faces in Everyday Things

Photo by Barb Klie... Ever look at something like a cloud, tree branches or cracks in the ice and swear that Mother Nature just drew a face? Capture the image and share it with us….

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11 December 2019
Nov 27: 3 Events

Nov 27: 3 Events

There are 3 events this evening: LYNDA MILLER, Pacific Zone Director CAPA Lynda is the CAPA representative for the Pacific Zone which includes all of BC and the Yukon. She will give a short presentation providing a perspective about where CAPA fits in to the photographic community for both individuals and clubs. She will also explain … Continue reading Nov 27: 3 Events

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27 November 2019
Nov 20: Executive Meeting

Nov 20: Executive Meeting

Agenda and previous minutes will be fanned out to the Executive closer to the meeting.

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20 November 2019
Nov 13: GUEST SPEAKER

Nov 13: GUEST SPEAKER

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 … Continue reading Nov 13: GUEST SPEAKER

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13 November 2019
Oct 23: CAPA & Lions Gate Camera Club Selection Night and SHOWCASE

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

CAPA SELECTION NIGHT "NATURE/WILDLIFE" 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 … Continue reading Oct 23: CAPA & Lions Gate Camera Club Selection Night and SHOWCASE

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23 October 2019
Oct 19: Saturday Workshop

Oct 19: Saturday Workshop

WORKSHOP: COMPOSITION FOR IMAGES THAT STAND OUT with Colleen Foucault 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 … Continue reading Oct 19: Saturday Workshop

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19 October 2019
Oct 9: Travels with Sigi White and Brian Mitchell

Oct 9: Travels with Sigi White and Brian Mitchell

Summertime Sojourn to Clayoquot Sound Sigi loves the outdoors and has been to many wonderful places in the world. One of her sojourns was a hiking trip in Clayoquot Sound which started in Ahousaht (Flores Island north of Tofino) and ended in Cow Bay. This remote trail is mystical, quiet, awe inspiring, with a plethora … Continue reading Oct 9: Travels with Sigi White and Brian Mitchell

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09 October 2019
Sep 29: FIELD TRIP – Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge

Sep 29: FIELD TRIP – Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge

Did you know that donkeys can live to over 50 years? Although they are closed for the season, the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge has opened their doors to us on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  Join us for a fun field trip and take the opportunity to learn more about these wonderful animals! We will meet … Continue reading Sep 29: FIELD TRIP – Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge

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29 September 2019
Sep 25: Showcase – Aquatic Animals

Sep 25: Showcase – Aquatic Animals

We will be meeting at the Henry Grube Center this evening. So which of our aquatic friends did you swim, sail or have a conversation with recently? Share an image with us and tell us about them!

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25 September 2019
Sep 11: Favorite Summer Photo

Sep 11: Favorite Summer Photo

WELCOME BACK! ** NOTE DATE CHANGE: TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 **  ** ALERT! PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE ** And what were you up to this summer? What was your favorite adventure? Share your photos and stories with us on the first meeting back from summer holidays and we'll all get caught up with each other's … Continue reading Sep 11: Favorite Summer Photo

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11 September 2019
Jun 23: Summer BBQ

Jun 23: Summer BBQ

Bring food! Bring chairs! Bring your best gregarious self! It's BBQ time! You'll need a dish to share, your own meat, your own chair and your own plate and cutlery. You'll notice this is scheduled earlier than usual. Hopefully we won't have the wildfires of last year but if we do we wanted to beat … Continue reading Jun 23: Summer BBQ

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23 June 2019
May 31: Weekend Away

May 31: Weekend Away

We will be headed for Revelstoke this year. For those who are able to leave Friday we will meet in the Sandman Hotel parking lot at 1901 Laforme Blvd in Revelstoke for a photoshoot of the town. We have a block reservation at the Sandman Hotel (phone: 250-837-5271 to make your reservation). Saturday the itinerary … Continue reading May 31: Weekend Away

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31 May 2019
May 15: Gallery Night

May 15: Gallery Night

It's a time to share what we do with each other and family and friends. Invite them!  This will be a social evening of sharing and 'ooooing' and 'ahhhing'. It's also intended to stretch your imagination to framing techniques.  Bring your framed photo along with a stand (or person to hold it) so it can be … Continue reading May 15: Gallery Night

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15 May 2019
May 8: Annual General Meeting

May 8: Annual General Meeting

Another year in KPAC is coming to an end which means it’s time to review club business and hold elections for the club executive positions. Consider how you might contribute in 2019 - 2020:• Stand for an elected executive position• Organize a day trip or workshop• Help with an event or work on a committee• … Continue reading May 8: Annual General Meeting

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08 May 2019
May 1: Guest Speaker

May 1: Guest Speaker

Ever set up your photos in an event where you hoped to sell your photo? Join us with Ula-Erin Chauvet who will share her Exhibition Tips and Tricks.

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01 May 2019
Apr 24: Showcase – Macro / Micro / Closeup

Apr 24: Showcase – Macro / Micro / Closeup

Come and share your tiny and closeup worlds with us! Please review Showcase Submissions.

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24 April 2019
Apr 17: CAPA Competition – Canada My Country

Apr 17: CAPA Competition – Canada My Country

CAPA 2019 Canada My Country Competition This evening we will be judging photos submitted by our members and determine which ones will be sent on to CAPA for national judging. Looking your best image(s) which symbolizes our unique Canadian identity and the natural beauty of our country. As such, the images should have been taken … Continue reading Apr 17: CAPA Competition – Canada My Country

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17 April 2019
Apr 10: Slideshow

Apr 10: Slideshow

Remember that field trip a couple weeks ago to the Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm? Well this is your chance to see what it was like. The photos have been arranged in a slide show (courtesy Robert) for our viewing pleasure. Come, sit back, enjoy and be inspired!

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10 April 2019
Apr 3: Field Trip – Landscape Photography

Apr 3: Field Trip – Landscape Photography

Spring has sprung quickly this year! Now that the ice is gone it's time for a field trip. This week we'll visit some viewpoints in Aberdeen for landscape images. As the sun will set at 7:37pm, this evening will run from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. We'll meet at the CityView Plaza (corner of Hwy 5A and … Continue reading Apr 3: Field Trip – Landscape Photography

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03 April 2019
Mar 27: Showcase – Signs / Graffiti / Murals

Mar 27: Showcase – Signs / Graffiti / Murals

 We are surrounded by signs, graffiti and murals. What's your favorite? Please review Showcase Submissions.

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27 March 2019
Mar 16 – Saturday: Icelandic Horses

Mar 16 – Saturday: Icelandic Horses

Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm has kindly opened up their ranch in Merritt to our club for this date only to come and photograph their Icelandic Horses.   Bring cameras, bring tripods and anything else you need for a wonderful photographic opportunity. Don't forget to dress warm as we may encounter snow.... We will meet at Petro-Canada … Continue reading Mar 16 – Saturday: Icelandic Horses

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16 March 2019
Mar 13: CAPA Competition – Portrait

Mar 13: CAPA Competition – Portrait

CAPA 2019 Portrait Competition This evening we will be judging photos submitted by our members and determine which ones will be sent on to CAPA for national judging. The object of the portrait is to capture the person’s personality and mood as the focal point or as a component of moment in time. The image … Continue reading Mar 13: CAPA Competition – Portrait

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13 March 2019
Mar 6: International Day for Women

Mar 6: International Day for Women

New York City: 2010, the United Nations held their annual international conference where consultation on the Status of Women was the focus. 8,000 amazing women attended from every corner of the world. KPAC member, Valerie Rampone was one of them. She had her camera with her and took full photographic advantage of being among the … Continue reading Mar 6: International Day for Women

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06 March 2019
Feb 27: Showcase – Romance

Feb 27: Showcase – Romance

We all have pictures in our mind about what signifies romance. Question is - do you have a photo of it? Please review Showcase Submissions before submitting. Photo by Barb Klie

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27 February 2019
Feb 20: Portraits – What You Need to Get Started

Feb 20: Portraits – What You Need to Get Started

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at portrait photography but thought the equipment was too complex and expensive - this evening is for you. Wyanne is a graphic designer and artist who has incorporated her own portrait photography into her work. She will talk about essential equipment, and what kind of cost you … Continue reading Feb 20: Portraits – What You Need to Get Started

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20 February 2019
Feb 13: CAPA Competition – Open Theme

Feb 13: CAPA Competition – Open Theme

CAPA 2019 Open Theme Competition This evening we will be judging photos submitted by our members and determine which ones will be sent on to CAPA for national judging. The scope of this competition includes abstract, landscape, low light, macro, nature, portrait, still-life, wildlife etc…   For more details click on the following link: CAPA Competition … Continue reading Feb 13: CAPA Competition – Open Theme

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13 February 2019
Feb 06: Nature Backgrounder with Norm Dougan

Feb 06: Nature Backgrounder with Norm Dougan

Award winning Nature Photographer Norm Dougan will screen his nationally and internationally acclaimed photos tonight. In this special presentation Norm will discuss choosing backgrounds, capturing motion and tips on post processing your nature images for optimum impact and picture quality. Come marvel at Norm's Gold Medal owls, Silver placing bears, ribbon scoring landscapes and more. … Continue reading Feb 06: Nature Backgrounder with Norm Dougan

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06 February 2019
Jan 30: Showcase – Whimsical

Jan 30: Showcase – Whimsical

And what captures whimsical for you? Photo by Valerie Rampone

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30 January 2019
Jan 23: Iceland

Jan 23: Iceland

Dr. Blake Farren is an amazingly accomplished individual. Between working as an ER doctor and a Search and Rescue pilot he has found the time to become an excellent photographer as well!  In the Fall of 2018, Dr. Farren went on a trip to Iceland and his incredible photography will be the focus of this … Continue reading Jan 23: Iceland

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23 January 2019
Jan 17: CAPA Competition – Monochrome

Jan 17: CAPA Competition – Monochrome

Note: We are meeting on Thursday, Jan 17th as there are no rooms available on Wednesday. CAPA 2019 Monochrome CompetitionThis evening we will be judging photos submitted by our members and determine which ones will be sent on to CAPA for national judging. There are 5 different themes for this competition:1. Human Individual/Groups (street photography … Continue reading Jan 17: CAPA Competition – Monochrome

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17 January 2019
Jan 09: Guest Speaker – Filters

Jan 09: Guest Speaker – Filters

Demetra Koutsopodiotis-Gauthier will be joining us to talk about filters - why to use them, when to use them,  and how to have fun with them! Join us and bring along your curiosity and your questions!

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09 January 2019
Dec 16: PARTY TIME!

Dec 16: PARTY TIME!

Hard to believe Christmas is here again! We'll get together for our usual potluck celebration at the Heritage House in Riverside Park. We're working out the details for the evening but it will be fun! Look forward to seeing you there!

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16 December 2018
Dec 12: PHOTO GALLERY NIGHT

Dec 12: PHOTO GALLERY NIGHT

It's a time to share what we do with each other and family and friends. Invite them!  This will be a social evening of sharing and 'ooooing' and 'ahhhing'. It's also intended to stretch your imagination to framing techniques.  Bring your framed photo along with a stand (or person to hold it) so it can be … Continue reading Dec 12: PHOTO GALLERY NIGHT

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12 December 2018
Dec 5: France Explored

Dec 5: France Explored

Join us on our armchair trip to France with Henry Schnell, our member from Salmon Arm. Henry lived in France for 8 years. He will share photos of not only the  tourist hot spots but those hidden gems that only locals know about!

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05 December 2018
Nov 28: SHOWCASE – Our Natural World

Nov 28: SHOWCASE – Our Natural World

M van Swieten - Diana Rose We are fortunate to live where we do for a lot of reasons. One is the phenomenal interactions we have with nature everyday. What do you like best about nature? Animals, birds, plants, geology? Share your favourite nature shot with us.

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28 November 2018
Nov 21: Guest Speaker

Nov 21: Guest Speaker

Ever set up your photos in an event where you hoped to sell your photo? Join us with Ula-Erin Chauvet who will share her Exhibition Tips and Tricks. 

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21 November 2018
NOV 14: Photo Critique

NOV 14: Photo Critique

Photography is a visual communication language and photographers submit photos in the spirit of sharing and fellowship. Evaluating someone else’s photography is a privilege and an honour not to be taken lightly. Tonight we will discuss and practice "critiquing" photos.

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14 November 2018
Nov 7: Photoshop

Nov 7: Photoshop

Tonight we'll start a teaching series on Photoshop. We'll talk about other postprocessing programs out there and we'll have someone demo how photoshop actually works. See you there!

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07 November 2018
Oct 31: SHOWCASE – Antiques

Oct 31: SHOWCASE – Antiques

Antique: Defined as a collectible object that has value because of its considerable age. Yes I know we have a number of members who are valuable  and of "considerable age" but remember - we can't collect them -- or can we?  

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31 October 2018
Oct 17: Canadian Association of Photographic Art

Oct 17: Canadian Association of Photographic Art

We have a new Competitions Director! Join us in welcoming Wyanne Chase to this position. Competition choices will be suggested and discussed. In addition we will view winning photos of past CAPA competitions.

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17 October 2018
Oct 10: Photo Critique

Oct 10: Photo Critique

One of our members favorite! Bring a printed photo with a minimum size of 5×7.  We will try out a new method of critiquing that will provide focus and allow the photographers to walk away with a written evaluation. Everyone will have an opportunity to bring a photo and provide a critique. See you there!

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10 October 2018
Oct 3: Night Shoot

Oct 3: Night Shoot

Hopefully our photographer eagle eyes will find something to see and capture it! Bring warm clothes, good shoes and your camera gear. Hopefully it will be a relatively clear night! We will meet at the Henry Grube Center as usual and then head out after announcements. It is an expectation that you will partner up … Continue reading Oct 3: Night Shoot

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03 October 2018
Sep 26: Italy/Sicily Before Your Eyes

Sep 26: Italy/Sicily Before Your Eyes

Ever been to Italy or Sicily?  George Wycherly was fortunate in being able to visit both places this year and will regale us with his photos and stories. Join us in an armchair tourist exploration of one of the most storied countries in the world!

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26 September 2018
Sep 23: Sunday Field Trip

Sep 23: Sunday Field Trip

Did you know that Kamloops has over 25 murals? New ones seem to be added every year. The plan is to take a stroll around town along the Alley Art Mural Walking tour and take pictures of pictures! Bring your cameras, tripods and be prepared to buddy up. We'll meet at 2:00pm at Kamloops Library Square. … Continue reading Sep 23: Sunday Field Trip

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23 September 2018
Sep 19: Instagram It!

Sep 19: Instagram It!

Ever wanted to post your photos on Instagram but are unsure about the how to and possible security dangers of using this app? Caroline Dick, our new Membership Director,  will show us how to post, discuss security features as well as caveats of using Instagram. To gain the most from this instructional session, download the … Continue reading Sep 19: Instagram It!

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19 September 2018
Sep 12: SHOWCASE – Favorite Summer Photo

Sep 12: SHOWCASE – Favorite Summer Photo

WELCOME BACK! And what were you up to this summer? What was your favorite adventure? Share your photos and stories with us on the first meeting back from summer holidays. We'll even provide some goodies and beverages, so we can socialize and get caught up with each other's news! See you there!

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12 September 2018
Aug 19 – KPAC Summer BBQ

Aug 19 – KPAC Summer BBQ

*** ATTENTION *** UPDATE - Aug 18th. 8:40am Hello KPAC and Friends,  Due to the smokey skies the barbeque is cancelled until further notice.  Possibly sometime in September we may decide to have it.  We can talk about it at the first meeting in September.   Until then breathe easy and stay safe. Angelina,  Social … Continue reading Aug 19 – KPAC Summer BBQ

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12 August 2018
Jun 8, 9 and 10 – Farwell Canyon Getaway

Jun 8, 9 and 10 – Farwell Canyon Getaway

Farwell Canyon is best known for the Chilcotin River, hoodoos and Big Horn Sheep. You can also find sand dunes (largest in BC) and pictographs. The Canyon is located about an hour southwest of Williams Lake.  We will be finding some side stops to and from Farwell Canyon to make the road trip more interesting. … Continue reading Jun 8, 9 and 10 – Farwell Canyon Getaway

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08 June 2018
May 30 – Showcase: Bridges

May 30 – Showcase: Bridges

Man made or natural, bridges exist everywhere. Share your favorite photo of one with us tonight. **Please review Showcase Submissions before submitting images. **

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30 May 2018
May 23 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

May 23 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Our Annual General Meeting is fast approaching. Please make plans to be there on Wednesday, May 23rd. This is your opportunity to have some input into shaping the club's future. Please refer to the new KPAC Executive page to learn more about the various executive roles and consider how you might be able to participate … Continue reading May 23 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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23 May 2018
May 16 – CAPA Contests in Review

May 16 – CAPA Contests in Review

Courtesy Rick Jubinville We'll take this opportunity to view the photos we submitted to CAPA competitions for 2017-18 (thanks to Brian Mitchell) and check out the winning photos as well.    CAPA has published the list of competitions being offered for next year. Let's see what challenges we might want to take on.

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16 May 2018
May 9 – India: Wild, Wondrous and Chaotic!

May 9 – India: Wild, Wondrous and Chaotic!

Derek Simpkins is an accomplished photographer from Vancouver. His interest in serious photography began when he opened his Gallery of Tribal Art on Granville Street. Using his camera to capture the work of many well known aboriginal artists, he eventually saw his camera as an artistic tool for his own creative desires.Derek furthered his photographic … Continue reading May 9 – India: Wild, Wondrous and Chaotic!

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09 May 2018
May 2 – Extra Special Awards Night

May 2 – Extra Special Awards Night

What makes tonight’s program extra special besides celebrating our Bronze and Silver medalists is the official donation of ‘A Day in the Life of Kamloops (1985)’ to the Kamloops Museum and Archives. Archivist Jaimie Fedorak will be on hand to accept both the original kodachrome slide material and a scanned (Greg) and digitized (Bill) version … Continue reading May 2 – Extra Special Awards Night

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02 May 2018
Apr 25 – Showcase: Bicycles

Apr 25 – Showcase: Bicycles

Bicycles have changed quite drastically and are used quite differently today than they did 100 years ago. See what catches your fancy and share it with us! Please note that since we usually have better turnouts for our Showcase evenings we will be taking a group photo tonight. Bring your smiles!

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25 April 2018
Apr 18 – BC Winter Games and A Point of View

Apr 18 – BC Winter Games and A Point of View

BC Winter Games - What worked well and what challenges presented themselves. Mary Putnam (photographer organizer for the games) and our members will share photos and comments.     A point of view: 400 block Victoria Street. What captured your eye? Rick Jubinville will share the photos from the Victoria Street evening field trip.

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18 April 2018

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