Announcements

September 22 – Online Image Evaluation

Image evaluation will be done online by judges and the results will be reported to members. The session will be broadcast on Zoom so that members can connect via the Internet and watch. Zoom credentials will be distributed by email and will be posted on the COPS Members Facebook page. If you do not receive the email or if you are a potential new member, send an email to the COPS Communication Director requesting admission to the meeting.

Submission Deadline September 17

Email your digital submissions by midnight, September 17th.

Note: Membership fees need to be submitted prior to September 18th for e-transfers or before September 21st for cheques for photo submissions to be evaluated. (Note: The COPS bank will be upgrading their systems between September 18th and 21st and will not be accepting e-transfers during that time.) See the COPS Membership Fees & Applications page on the website for application information.

COPS Monthly Challenge: Flora & Fauna of Scenic Canyon Park

Upcoming CAPA Competition:Nature – Wildlife (October 15)

September 15 – Online Meet & Greet

Our first meeting of the season will be a meet and greet using the Zoom platform. Past and current members should receive an email with the login credentials in the morning of September 15. If you do not receive the email or if you are a potential new member, send an email to the COPS Communication Director requesting admission to the meeting.

To learn more about using Zoom on your networked device, see https://youtu.be/ygZ96J_z4AY . Don’t worry if you don’t have a webcam. As long as you have earphones or speakers, you can listen in and see what’s going on. However, you will need to have a microphone to contribute.

So please join us on Tuesday evening to virtually meet with you fellow members, hear about last year’s category winners, quickly review the submission guidelines and see a presentation on “Africa” by Robert Conchie.

August 20 – Online Workshop

Key to Better Photos by Blake Rudis

COPS has engaged famed photographer, author, lecturer & teacher, Blake Rudis, to conduct a workshop for us. You are invited to participate via Zoom at no charge. Blake has an engaging teaching style & we are sure you will appreciate his approach to photography. 

For further details and webinar registration, see: https://www.bigmarker.com/f64-academy/Key-to-Better-Photo-Aug20th

Time: 5 to 7 PM

Field Trip – Scenic Canyon Park

Peter Downward will lead a field trip of Scenic Canyon Park. Meet at the Hollywood Road South entrance to the park at 8:00 am.

If you haven’t already confirmed your intent to attend, please check the email that was sent to all members or the latest Snapshots newsletter. You must call the phone number given to register.

The Monthly Challenge for September will be nature images from Scenic Canyon Park, so this will be  a great opportunity to take images to enter or to become familiar with the park for planning your own photo excursion there.

Meetings Cancelled

COPS meetings are suspended until further notice (until Public Health indicates it’s safe for people to gather in person again). Check here often for changes or notices of Zoom meetings. All going well, we will resume meetings in September. Have a good summer and stay safe!