New Website Theme

This is a test copy of the website demonstrating a new theme. This theme works better for  displaying the calendar and displays better on the mobile version for displaying on cell phones.

This is a test for discussion by executive members only. Do not share as it will disappear when testing is complete.

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Annual Award Night 2017

Award Night will happened May 30  at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, time 7pm-9pm. If you havent pay already, you can pay at the door, please contact Marty, Frank or Jerry to let them know if you coming (member +significant other). The cost is 5$per person. Please bring dishes ready to serve. I hope to see you all there.

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CAPA Judging Course

Develop Your Critical Eye: CAPA Judging Course
Presenters: Michael Breakey & Allen Bargen

Kamloops, Saturday April 29

Thompson Rivers University

We invite you to join us for this intensive one-day course that teaches how to identify the strengths and weaknesses in any image be it yours, a friend’s or in a competition. A comprehensive 120-page resource manual outlining major genres (i.e. Landscape, Portrait, Abstract etc.) and what Judges look for in each; how to score, comment and give feedback, is included. This manual is invaluable for your next shoot or Judging gig. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Kamloops April 29th for this renowned CAPA Judging Course. 

Attached is a poster with all of the pertinent information.
Additional information is available on the KPAC (Kamloops Photo Arts Club) website:


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As evenings are long, come check out what’s interesting happening in the club

Tuesday, November 22nd
Marty Marchyshyn will present on Exposure… it’s importance and
how it affects your photographs and how to use it to your advantage.
Tuesday, November 29th
An very special evening with renowned BC landscape and nature
photographer Chris Harris. Chis will no doubt be presenting his latest book, British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. A Photographers Journey.
Tuesday, December 6th
Learn how to have your cake and ‘picture’ it as well. This is an
opportunity to learn some of the ‘tricks’ of food photography.
This evening is also the deadline to have your photos prepared and submitted for the next Photo Evaluation evening.
Saturday, December 10th.
The annual COPS Christmas Celebration will be held at The
Club House of Ed and Cheryl Bramble. It is a lovely facility and has all the amenities we
could possibly want. In order to keep costs down, the potluck will remain and a $5
charge for those who attend will go towards the party. Spouses or significant others, are
invited to attend. As well, spirits are allowed so attendees can bring what they fancy.
There will be non-alcoholic beverages provided. As parking is limited, or you may want to
have a designated driver, car pooling might be the answer.
Tuesday, December 13th
The 3rd Photo Evaluation evening of the year. Theme is Light Painting.


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Fall events in the club

October 25th

GOAS which means go out and shoot, grab your camera, dress warm, and try to catch on the camera amazing effects created by light painting

November 1st

You can’t miss that, Nikki Harrison will be our guest speaker .She will reveal some secrets about portrait photography.  Check her wonderful work here

November 8th

Image evaluation night-theme this month is low angle. Come see beautiful pictures created by members of the club.

November 15th

Review night.On the meeting images submitted for evaluation this month will be reviewed. You can ask questions about your image, what can be improved, what can be changed, what can be done  while editing etc.

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Start of 2016/2017 club season

The first meeting of the exciting 2016/17 club Season is Tuesday 13th, at 7:00 p.m, at EECO Centre, 2363 Springfield Road (at Durnin Road). There is lots of free parking and good public transit nearby.
Topic: If you would like to enter your photographs in any of the monthly evaluation evenings,
tomorrow is a ‘must attend’ meeting. The club’s Evaluations Director, Marty Marchyshyn has put countless hours into revising the photo categories and the evaluation procedure for the new season. He will be presenting this information in detail on Tuesday evening.
This will also be an opportunity to renew or get  membership for the upcoming season. You are also encouraged to bring a friend to the meeting. As the club grows it will be able to entertain bigger and better presentations. Membership fees remain the same as last year and are annual.
Tuesday, September 20th. GOAS (Get Out and Shoot).
Everyone will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Sails Fountain in downtown Kelowna.
Bring your camera and a tripod. This is a special evening where you will have an opportunity to meet other club members and ask any questions you may have about your camera or how to take that next BIG AWARD WINNING photo.
Tuesday, September 27. Summer digital photo exhibition.
The meeting will be back at the EECO Centre and you are encouraged to bring several of the
photos you have taken over the summer. This will be a casual evening and no evaluations
judging will take place. However, if you have a question about how your photo or photos could be improved, you are welcome to ask… there is always someone with the ‘right’ answer.
All photos should be in JPEG (JPG) file format and sized to the standard digital club submission of 1400 x 1050 pixels. Record them on a memory stick and bring them along. This will be a fun evening of participation.
Tuesday, October 4th. Night Photography Presentation.
We will meet at the EECO Centre on Springfield Road at the usual time of 7:00 p.m.
This presentation will be lead by renowned local photographer Caillum Smith. This is your

opportunity to learn how to take a Shot In The Dark…

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Award Winners for 2015 – 2016

The 2015 – 2016 Award Winners have been posted here. Great job, photographers!

See you in September!

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Annual Awards Night

It is time again for our Annual Awards Night, May 28 2016. The evening will consist of awards, door prizes, food (pot luck) and slide shows. Bring a food dish (and a warming tray for any hot dish), dishes and cutlery. Optionally, short slide shows and door prize donations would be appreciated.

Tickets will be available for purchase @ $5.00 per person. (Spouses/partners are welcome to purchase a ticket as well). They are available from Bill Locke at club meetings or at the door the night of the event. If you plan on paying at the door, please RSVP to Caroline at so we can know the numbers to expect.

The location for Awards Night is the First Lutheran Church at 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna. It is located east of the lakeshore bridge. Watch for a fire lane on your right just before Lakeshore Rd. This lane is the easiest access to the back door of the church with lots of parking. If you miss the turn, then turn right onto Lakeshore and then another right hand turn into the front of the church area and then proceed around to the back of the church for parking.

Our evening will consist in addition to the awards, door prizes, food and slide shows.

If you have an article you wish to donate for a door prize please contact Suzanne Williams.

The time is from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. It would be appreciated if volunteers could help out setting up tables and chairs as close to 7:00 as possible. The tables are round and will seat 6 to 8 people depending upon our turnout. You will need to bring a warming tray if you are bringing a hot dish. Although paper plates will be available it is recommended that you bring your own plates along with your cutlery.

If you have any questions or can assist that evening, please contact Caroline, Bill, Joan or Frank.

Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone there

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April Gallery Available

The gallery of Award of Merit and Honorable Mention images from the April evaluation is available here.

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Photography Gear Swap

Exciting news! On Tuesday, April 5th COPS will be hosting a #photography gear swap at the #Kelowna ECCO Centre at Mission Creek Park, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Dust off whatever you have that you’re not using and bring it! Everyone sets their own prices and makes their own deals. Cameras, bags, lenses, tripods, light stands, lights, triggers, backdrops, modifiers, books, filters,…anything photography-related.
You do not need to be a member to participate!

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