December 11 – Image Evaluation

Come and learn from feedback about submitted images.
Time: 7 PM until done ( around 9PM).
Location: EECO Centre located at 2363A Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1X 7N7

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December 4 – Chris Harris Presentation

Chris Harris, along with his partner Rita Giesbrecht, will present a spectacular audio-visual presentation titled: Cariboo Chilcotin: A Story of Resiliency and Beauty.

The show is based on Chris’ most recent books and the just released Blu Ray Disk™ documentary which includes two feature documentaries; The Wildfire Summer of 2017: A Photographer’s Journey and The Chilcotin Ark.

‘Last year’s wildfires changed but did not destroy the regions natural beauty. We will explore wildfire as part of the life-cycle of the land, and as forces of regeneration and resilience. By exploring photography as an art form, I will share how I transformed my evacuation experience into art. Based on our most recent books, we will also explore the natural beauty of the grasslands, volcanoes, and Coast Mountains as part of the Chilcotin Ark story; a story of international significance. We invite you to share and understand these powerful phenomena for yourselves. By embracing natural cycles, we inform our lives and our very nature; we embrace our Sense of Place, and we invite the world to do the same.’

Chris Harris is one of Canada’s most renown wilderness and narrative photographers; and successful independent publishers. For over 40 years he has dedicated his talent and work to the Cariboo Chilcotin region of central British Columbia; the only photographer and chronicler to have extensively explored this region and presented it to the world. His work, in pioneering wilderness tourism as an operator; photographing and publishing 13 books that illustrate, educate, and inspire; presenting illustrated lectures and touring with his publications to audiences in BC and much further afield; providing the tourism industry with countless spectacular images and stories; operating a destination gallery of his work; has contributed to the economic and cultural well-being of the Cariboo Chilcotin since 1982. Most recently, Chris Harris continues to produce innovative and engaging documentary productions on video for online release, as part of Harris & Marshall Media; and to tour widely on behalf of the region in partnership with the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Assoc. as an ambassador for the visitor economy. Chris Harris has been recognized and awarded nationally and internationally for his work and maintains a vigorous and creative schedule of innovating in photographic art, teaching, and touring. He dedicates his photography to bringing awareness and reverence to the value of nature, biodiversity, and the beauty of his home region of British Columbia.

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November 27 – Portraits by Carly Slater

Carly Slater will present portrait photography with emphasis on topics requested by members.

Time: 7 to 9 PM
Location: EECO Centre located at 2363A Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1X 7N7

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November 20 – Africa Tour Presentation & Review Night

Darrin Clark will give a presentation on SABLE photography tours of Africa. SABLE is part of Mercy Mandate Foundation, a non-profit through which they are building an adoption village in Zimbabwe. SABLE simply provides the funds for this project, by leading photography safaris to Southern Africa.

Darrin will present the history of the humanitarian work and how they got involved in the photography world, what their photography trips entail, and finally, what they have to offer prospective clients for 2019. Built into that are some of the valuable photography lessons which they have learned along the way.

Following that and if we have time, we will review some images from last week’s image evaluation and learn how to improve our photos pre and post processing. If you wish to review your image(s), it may be helpful to know what camera settings you used, what you were trying to achieve and what in camera or post processing you performed. Maybe your photo is great and doesn’t need improvement! Help the rest of us by sharing some tips and basking in admiration of your fellow photographers.

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November 13 – Image Evaluation

Come and learn from feedback about submitted images.
Time: 7 PM until done ( around 9PM).
Location: EECO Centre located at 2363A Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1X 7N7

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November 6 – GOAS Light Trails

Go Out and Shoot light trails of cars at the overpass at Parkinson Recreation Centre.

Dress warm. For those not familiar with this type of shooting, information regarding camera settings will be provided and we can buddy up. Equipment needed will be tripod, camera, remote shutter (if you have one) and if it is raining bring an umbrella. If you have questions regarding the evening’s activities please contact Barb Charlton: barbaracharlton51@gmail.com

Also, prints for submissions for the November 13 Evaluation Night can be given to Barb Charlton at the same place, Parkinson Rec Center overpass. Digital submissions must be made online before midnight.

  • Monthly Challenge: Long Exposure
  • CAPA Challenge: Photo Journalism

There will be no meeting at the EECO Centre because the EECO Centre is closed all week for renovations

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October 30 – No Meeting

There will be no regular meeting October 30th. The COPS executive will meet to fine tune plans for the upcoming meetings. Members are welcome to come and observe the executive meeting, which will take  place at the EECO Centre.

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October 23 – Colour Diet Image Review by André Cabuche

André Cabuche will review selected photos from the colour diet assignment to give us practical examples of last year’s presentation, “A Colour ‘Diet’ for Creating Better Photographs”.

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October 16 – Image Review

Attend the image review and learn how to improve your photos pre and post processing.

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October 9th – Image Evaluation

Come and learn from feedback about submitted images.

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