Annual Awards Night

It is time again for our Annual Awards Night, May 28 2016. The evening will consist of awards, door prizes, food (pot luck) and slide shows. Bring a food dish (and a warming tray for any hot dish), dishes and cutlery. Optionally, short slide shows and door prize donations would be appreciated.

Tickets will be available for purchase @ $5.00 per person. (Spouses/partners are welcome to purchase a ticket as well). They are available from Bill Locke at club meetings or at the door the night of the event. If you plan on paying at the door, please RSVP to Caroline at cbleackley@hotmail.com so we can know the numbers to expect.

The location for Awards Night is the First Lutheran Church at 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna. It is located east of the lakeshore bridge. Watch for a fire lane on your right just before Lakeshore Rd. This lane is the easiest access to the back door of the church with lots of parking. If you miss the turn, then turn right onto Lakeshore and then another right hand turn into the front of the church area and then proceed around to the back of the church for parking.

Our evening will consist in addition to the awards, door prizes, food and slide shows.

If you have an article you wish to donate for a door prize please contact Suzanne Williams.

The time is from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. It would be appreciated if volunteers could help out setting up tables and chairs as close to 7:00 as possible. The tables are round and will seat 6 to 8 people depending upon our turnout. You will need to bring a warming tray if you are bringing a hot dish. Although paper plates will be available it is recommended that you bring your own plates along with your cutlery.

If you have any questions or can assist that evening, please contact Caroline, Bill, Joan or Frank.

Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone there
Caroline

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April Gallery Available

The gallery of Award of Merit and Honorable Mention images from the April evaluation is available here.

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Photography Gear Swap

Exciting news! On Tuesday, April 5th COPS will be hosting a #photography gear swap at the #Kelowna ECCO Centre at Mission Creek Park, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Dust off whatever you have that you’re not using and bring it! Everyone sets their own prices and makes their own deals. Cameras, bags, lenses, tripods, light stands, lights, triggers, backdrops, modifiers, books, filters,…anything photography-related.
You do not need to be a member to participate!

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Reminder – No Club Meeting March 29

There will be an executive meeting March 29. There will be no club meeting that night.

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Portraits Presentation at the Film Factory

Tonight’s presentation will be at the Film Factory. Learn how to take a portrait indoors using basic equipment. Do you need a new photo of yourself? We need a few models for this presentation – just show up and volunteer!

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Theme for April 12 Evaluation Changed to “Open”

Note that the theme category for the April 12th evaluation has been changed to “Open”. Formerly, the theme was listed as “Macro”. Macro image submissions are still welcome (as always), but the theme will not be restricted to that type.

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March Photo Gallery Available

The gallery of Award of Merit and Honorable Mention images from the March evaluation is available here.

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New! Mentoring Program!

If you would like to be a mentor or be mentored, send Laura an email with this information:

  • To be a mentor – what brand of camera you know, how much time you can spend (could be as little as 1 hour a month), and what kind of photography you can help with (camera basics, people, nature, night photography,  landscapes, sports, events etc)
  • To be mentored – what brand of camera you have, how much time you would like, and what kind of photography you want to learn (camera basics, people, nature, night photography, landscapes, sports, events etc)

Once Laura has a list, she will send you and your mentor an introductory email – after that you make plans between you.

Contact the COPS president via Facebook or by email to president@copsphotography.org

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Mini Workshops at the Film Factory Feb 23

Don’t forget! Tuesday’s meeting will be at the Film Factory, 1126 Richter St., across from Calona Wines. The meeting will start at 7PM. There will be mini workshops. Here’s the description from the Program Director:

Multiple workshops will be running concurrently in separate spaces, each running 30 minutes. You will be asked to remain at your chosen workshop until it is time to switch. Each member can attend 3 workshops. PARTICIPATION REQUIRED!

1) Print Transferring – by Lynda Miller. Learn how to transfer your images onto anything you want! … $5 materials fee for this workshop – everything will be provided.

2) Everything you always wanted to know about editing but were afraid to ask! – by Onno Kok
– bring your images on a memory stick, and ask your specific questions about editing in Photoshop Elements and Lightroom. For example: How do I use the Gradient Filter? How can I take the unwanted twig out of this image? How can I change the colour of this dress?

3) You be the judge! – lead by Laura Carbonneau. Are you interested in learning how to be a member judge at our Image Critique nights but too nervous to make the plunge? At this workshop, you will practice judging an image, with support from the other potential judges. You must bring three images on a memory stick (for someone else to judge) to participate in this workshop.

4) Shoot an awesome abstract! – leader TBA. Bring your camera and have some fun shooting oil and soap, creating cool abstract effects.

5) Show off! – by Joan Dolson. Learn how to create a slideshow of your awesome images (using Lightroom) to wow your family and friends.

Bring
• your camera
• $5.00
• 3 images on a stick for practice judging, and
• images on a stick for editing questions.

Please note – we will NOT be meeting at the EECO Center as we usually do for this event. Guests are welcome!

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February Photo Gallery Available

The gallery of Award of Merit and Honorable Mention images from the February evaluation is available here.

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