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.

Photo Road Trip

On April 18th Jennifer Jones and Barb Charlton are planning Photography Road trip Treasure hunt. The adventure will be starting at 9 am in Kelowna at the ECCO Center 2363 Springfield road.

We will head South down Hwy 33 to Rock Creek, then West on Hwy 3 to Osoyoos, North on Hwy 97 back to Kelowna.

There will be many fun stops for Photography along the way plus some fun things to do and look for. See some new places you have never seen and take some amazing photos! This is open to everyone, team up with some photography friends or bring the family. We would suggest 3 – 4 people per team. It will be a fairly long day. But lots of fun!

Each team will receive a list of stops and things to look for and do along the way when we meet in the morning of the 18th.

We will stop for a picnic lunch around noon so bring a basket of goodies or there are yummy Subs/Kaisers at the Rock Creek store, but sometimes a line up. Also if you like throw in a lawn chair for each of you. The usual hats, water. Don’t forget your CAMERA!!

Please email BarbCharlton@shaw.ca if you are planning to attend so we can have an idea of how many people will be coming. The more the merrier! Let the FUN BEGIN!!!

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