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


COPS 2014-2015 Season Start

Welcome to COPS 2014-2015 season. Tuesday September 9th is our first meeting of the new season.  Our meetings will continue to be held in the EECO Centre on Springfield Rd starting at 7:00 p.m.

Early indications are that 2014-2015 promises to be a very exciting and informative year.   Keeping you up to date “here is what’s happening”……

September 9th

This evening will be a “Meet and Greet” night consisting primarily with registration, meeting with your new executive, introducing the new season’s program and introduction of the CAPA Expo project.  The 2014-2015  “registration form” for your completion is available here.  You can print and complete the form before the meeting to speed up the registration process.

September 16th – Evaluation Night

This week will be our first Evaluation Night….Please note this is for digital images only. The theme is “My Summer” and the pictures must be taken between June-September only.  This evening will also be a ‘fun’ introduction to the evaluation process and proper submission procedures.  For this week only images will not be rejected if not submitted properly, instead the opportunity to go over ‘why’ there are submission guidelines will be discussed

September 23rd – Image Review

This will be an in-depth review of images from evaluation night led by Stephen Shoihet.  This is an opportunity to see ‘live’ how postproduction can take our images to the new level of “WOW”.

September 30th – Workshop

This workshop will be on “Photo Project Preparation”.  By the end of this workshop you will have the tools and information to help you better understand how to prepare for a photo project.

COPS Group Photo Opportunity Reminder

This is a reminder about the field trip to Armstrong on Saturday, August 30th. Please email if you plan to attend.

The details document has been updated with a “Permission for Photography” waiver form. See the attached updated form for details.

COPS August 30th Photo Op Reminder

You can find a separate, comprehensive “Model Release Form” here for printing.


Communication Director Position

Joe Williams has let us know that he will have to step down from his role as Communication Director for this year’s executive.

Here is the basic overview of the role.


  • Responsible for internal & external communication
  • Coordinates activities of the Internal Communication Coordinator & the Web Communication Coordinator
  • Provides local media contact
  • Reports to the President and to the Executive

If you are interested in volunteering for this position or have any questions, please contact .