Photo Shoot – Date Change – Oct 26

Note the date change for the photo shoot to Sunday, October 26.

Topic: Long Exposure Photography – The Basics

Description: Ever wondered how to get that really “smooth” look to your waterfall photos? Join Ron Mullins and fellow COPS members as together we learn about the practice of Long Exposure Photography. See the attached brochure for further details.

Revised Long Exposure Photography Invite

21 October 2014 – Guest Speaker – Lynda Miller

Lynda Miller is District Rep for the South Interior Pacific Zone of CAPA.

TOPIC: An overview of what the CAPA organization is, outlining what the services offered to photo clubs and individuals.

Lynda will also be discussing the CAPA Photo Expo in Vancouver that is scheduled for next summer.   Lynda will speak about what is happening and what to expect so that we can all think about and possibly plan on spending a weekend at the UBC campus and filling up on everything photographic!

IMPORTANT – BECAUSE THERE IS NO MEETING OCT 28 – ‘PRINTS’ FOR EVALUATION ON NOVEMBER 4TH WILL BE DUE AT THE OCTOBER 21 MEETING. Please get in touch with Kelly Morris if you have any questions or need any assistance submitting your print images.

Sept. 30 Topics – Photo Project Prep AND Camera Settings – BRING EQUIPMENT

An additional topic has been added to the Sept. 30 meeting – “Experiment and explore how camera settings affect our images”. You will need to bring  your camera(s), tripod, flash/flashlight, and a few small objects to photograph.

Details of the presentations:

  1. Preparing for a photo project
  2. Experiment and explore how camera settings affect our images
  • Program Modes – PASM
  • Metering Modes
  • AF focus modes
  • Lens focal length
  • Aperture – Depth of field
  • Shutter speed – Motion blur
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Picture profiles
  • Sharpening / noise reduction

Hope to see you there for this informative presentation!

CAPA Annual Digital Competition Deadline – September 30

CAPA Individual and Family members in good standing ONLY, who are permanent Canadian residents, at the close of the competition! All submissions will be automatically validated against our Membership database.
All entries must be submitted electronically no later than Midnight (Pacific Standard Time – GMT-8:00) September 30th, 2014, using our online digital submission system, on the CAPA Website. The submission system makes it possible for participants to submit as often as they wish, replacing their previous entries until the final deadline of the competition.
This year’s topic is: Misty Water. There is no general or open category. Each participant can submit a total of two (2) digital slide entries, both on topic. A digital slide is a photograph produced using any of the following: a digital camera; a scanned film slide or negative; or a scanned print. Entries can be enhanced, edited and/or manipulated in Adobe Photoshop or other similar software. Digital illustrations must have originated from a photograph, as proof may be requested.

For further details see

ATTENTION! COPS Season Start Date Change

Dear returning and new COPS members,

Due to unexpected circumstances beyond our control, the Sept. 9th COPS meeting at the EECO Centre is cancelled. We will blend this initial ‘meet and greet’ evening with the events planned for the Sept. 16th meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.


COPS Executive