March 3 – Landscape Photography by Landon Hemmes

Landon Hemmes will present Landscape Photography. See https://www.landonhemmesphoto.ca/about for more information about Landon.

Reminder – Submission Deadline

  • Bring your print submissions to the meeting.     
  • Email your digital copies of your prints and your digital image submissions by midnight.

COPS Monthly Challenge: Less is More

Upcoming CAPA Challenge

February 4 – Wonders of Patagonia

Dr. Andrew Farquhar will present “The Wonders of Patagonia”

  •  Check out Dr. Farquhar’s website here.

Reminder – Submission Deadline

  • Bring your print submissions to the meeting.    
  • Email your digital copies of your prints and your digital image submissions by midnight.   

COPS Monthly Challenge: Monochrome Landscape 

Upcoming CAPA Challenge

November 26 – Moving to Mirrorless

Program

  • Robin Hoffman from London Drugs photography department will talk to us about moving to mirrorless cameras.
  • Greg Dean will give a presentation on depth of field

Time and Location

  • 7 – 9 PM
  • Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre, 2429 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna

Reminder: Submission Deadline is next week – December 3

November 5 – Abstract Photography – Lynda Miller

Lynda Miller will lead us in applying some of the learning from the previous presentation on abstract art to the world of photography. This will be both a presentation and a hands-on workshop. Be sure to bring your cameras, tripods, etc.

Time and Location

  • Time: 7 – 9 PM
  • Location: Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre, 2429 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna

Reminder – Submission Deadline

October 1 – Meeting Location Change!!

New Meeting Location

Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre, 2429 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna

Time: 7 – 9 PM

Program

Introduction to “Basics and Beyond” Mentoring Initiative – Tom Fulton

Introduction to Image Evaluation – Tom Fulton

  • There will be a short presentation about the process of image evaluation, judging and the experience of having your images critiqued.

Main Topic – Post Processing – Onno Kok

  •  A presentation and discussion of post processing focussing on whether everyone should post process and how much.

March 5 – Photoshop Workshop by Lynda Miller

Lynda Miller will do an introductory Photoshop workshop. Members who wish to do hands-on can bring their laptops, otherwise, members can watch and learn as Photoshop editing will be projected on the screen.

  • Time – 7 to 9 PM
  • Location – EECO Centre located at 2363A Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1X 7N7

REMINDER: March 5th is the submission deadline for image evaluation.

Monthly Challenge: Genuine Emotions

CAPA Challenge: Portrait

December 4 – Chris Harris Presentation

Chris Harris, along with his partner Rita Giesbrecht, will present a spectacular audio-visual presentation titled: Cariboo Chilcotin: A Story of Resiliency and Beauty. The show is based on Chris’ most recent books and the just released Blu Ray Disk™ documentary which includes two feature documentaries; The Wildfire Summer of 2017: A Photographer’s Journey and The Chilcotin Ark.
‘Last year’s wildfires changed but did not destroy the regions natural beauty. We will explore wildfire as part of the life-cycle of the land, and as forces of regeneration and resilience. By exploring photography as an art form, I will share how I transformed my evacuation experience into art. Based on our most recent books, we will also explore the natural beauty of the grasslands, volcanoes, and Coast Mountains as part of the Chilcotin Ark story; a story of international significance. We invite you to share and understand these powerful phenomena for yourselves. By embracing natural cycles, we inform our lives and our very nature; we embrace our Sense of Place, and we invite the world to do the same.’

Chris Harris is one of Canada’s most renown wilderness and narrative photographers; and successful independent publishers. For over 40 years he has dedicated his talent and work to the Cariboo Chilcotin region of central British Columbia; the only photographer and chronicler to have extensively explored this region and presented it to the world. His work, in pioneering wilderness tourism as an operator; photographing and publishing 13 books that illustrate, educate, and inspire; presenting illustrated lectures and touring with his publications to audiences in BC and much further afield; providing the tourism industry with countless spectacular images and stories; operating a destination gallery of his work; has contributed to the economic and cultural well-being of the Cariboo Chilcotin since 1982. Most recently, Chris Harris continues to produce innovative and engaging documentary productions on video for online release, as part of Harris & Marshall Media; and to tour widely on behalf of the region in partnership with the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Assoc. as an ambassador for the visitor economy. Chris Harris has been recognized and awarded nationally and internationally for his work and maintains a vigorous and creative schedule of innovating in photographic art, teaching, and touring. He dedicates his photography to bringing awareness and reverence to the value of nature, biodiversity, and the beauty of his home region of British Columbia.