October 26 – Field Trip – Gatzke Orchards

Photograph Fall Colours – Led by Carly Slater

Exclusive access for our group to wander around the grounds, orchards, and outbuildings of this local gem! Be prepared to experience about a billion opportunities for photographic capture.

Note – Both members and non-members (or soon to be new club members as I like to think of you) are welcome to attend. Please feel free to share this event, spread the word, and bring a photo buddy along. 🙂

Colour is really starting to change in the orchards, so this should be a wonderful opportunity to capture it in it’s glory.

Please note to dress for the weather, we will only cancel/postpone the event if the weather is really wet and ugly. This includes bringing whatever you need to ensure your equipment stays safe and dry as well as your person.

There will be opportunities to capture everything from landscapes, macros, to still life and maybe even some animals on this tour. There are chickens on site last time I looked, and loads of old farm tractors, farming implements, and neat old rustic buildings, structures, vines and lots of fruit trees. This orchard is also just above the isthmus between Wood and Kal lake, so if you want to capture anything on the lake you are only steps away.

Depending on what you want to capture, I would suggest to bring: (if you have these items available to you): camera, tripod, a range of lenses to capture different focal lengths of subject matter, any filters you may want to bring like a polarizer to enhance colours, and as always a good attitude!

I believe we will have a washroom facility accessible to us, but please note the market is closed for the season.

All Mr. Gatzke has requested in return for our access is that we share any awesome images we capture with him. If you snag a really good one, and don’t mind sharing it, please email him at alan.gatzke@gmail.com

Google Map: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Gatzke+Orchard/@50.1117982,-119.3898506,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x537de646f562e6eb:0x855bacb65e9b08f5!8m2!3d50.1117948!4d-119.3876619

January 8 – Creative Images by Linda Miller

For the first meeting of 2019, Linda Miller, Zone Director for the CAPA Pacific Zone will give us some insight into shooting and processing creative images.

Don’t forget – this is image submission night. Bring your print submissions to the meeting and submit the digital copies of your prints and your digital images by midnight.

  • Monthly Challenge: Water Based Shots in Monochrome or Black and White
  • CAPA Challenge: Monochrome

Field Trip June 24th – Rock Creek Rodeo

Sunday 24th June

Admission $20.00

Meet at Eco Centre 9:00 a.m.

Rodeo starts at 1:00 and will most likely finish between 4:00 and 4:30.

Drive is about 1 hour 45 minutes so we will also have the time to stop and shoot any interesting sights on the journey.

Please sign up on the COPS Members Facebook page if you plan to attend.

If you are willing to drive please indicate, as we will be car pooling.

NO Meeting at EECO Centre November 28th

There will be NO regular meeting at the ECCO Center Tuesday November 28th as we will be attending the “Tall Tales, Long Lenses Wildlife and Nature Photography” presentation by John E. Marriott as a club outing. The presentation takes place at The Innovation Center at 460 Doyle Avenue . Doors open at 6:30 PM and the presentation starts at 7 PM. Be there early to get a good seat. See https://wildernessprints.com/pages/book-signings-events for further details.

Dec 29 Get Out and Shoot

Message from Chris Geistlinger

With no club meeting for the 2 weeks around Christmas, there is no reason to not get together and take some shots! With no Rotary Club lights this year, I thought that we could go shoot the Lights of Christmas Paws, which is set up down in Waterfront Park (The Dolphins). I have contacted the group that has set up the display, and they will waive the entrance fee for our group. It is a fundraiser for the Rock Creek fire victims though, so I would recommend a donation anyway. In addition to the light displays, there are a pair of entertainers from the group Kinshira walking around the grounds in costume and lights.

Things to bring:
Tripod, as the displays are static, and it is very dark, so long shutter speeds will be in effect.
Perhaps some auxiliary lighting to light up the surrounding areas as well, or to light paint (flash, flashlight, etc.).
Bundle up! This is right next to the lake, and if there is a breeze coming off of the water, is is NOT warm.
Last year, a group of us did some steel wool fire spinning out on the marina dock as well. If you have any other ideas for shooting, bring those too!

Meet at the entrance to the display in Waterfront Park (just over the bridge past the dophins) @ 6:00 p.m., Dec 29. Please let me know if you plan to attend, so I have an idea of how many will be coming out, either through facebook, or at fieldtrips@copsphotography.org. See you out there!

As a short notice addition, I just learned that there will be an 8pc brass band, from Manitoba I believe, playing on the stage on Monday the 21st if anyone is interested in shooting that as well. I will probably be out there then too.

Fall Colours and Macro Photo Field Trip

Join Ron Mullins and Chris Geistlinger as they take a walk through Mission Creek Park looking for the last colours of fall and macro photography opportunities.

Date: Sunday, November 1st.

Time: 1:00 p.m. until it is time for coffee at the nearest Tim Horton’s

Meet: Outside the ECCO Centre at Mission Creek Park (where the club meets each week)

This field trip will take place rain or shine so be sure to dress for the weather.

Things to bring:

  • Your enthusiasm for photography and most importantly your creative imagination.
  • Your camera. Any shape, model or brand.
  • A lens suitable for macro photography, if you have one.
  • Your tripod.
  • A cable release, if you have one.
  • Weather protection for your camera if it is wet. (a plastic bag and some elastics work quite well)

Ron and Chris will spend time working with you and answering questions that may arise.

All are welcome. Non COPS members are welcome to join us as well. Come out and see what we do and how we do it.

You may wish to become a member and we would welcome that.

Pre-register by emailing the Field Trip Coordinator.

Road Trip to Tranquille in Kamloops

Barb and Jen have arranged a photography  road trip to Tranquille in Kamloops on the 17th of October. It is a very interesting place and there will be excellent photo opportunities for all. This day is also their Harvest Festival so there will be a lot going on and we will get our own private tour of the tunnels.

We will car pool from Kelowna. It takes just over 2 hours to drive there going through Vernon or going through Merritt. I have added a couple of websites for info. PLease contact Barb Charlton if you have not already and your interested in attending.

You can contact Barbara Charlton on Facebook, post a message on the Tranquille trip entry on the COPS Facebook news feed, speak to Barb at the next meeting or phone at 778 215 6845.