From September through June we meet twice monthly, usually on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 7.00-9.00 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (to the side of the Science Centre), 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC. Members are invited to arrive a few minutes early to socialize before meetings begin.

The first meeting of the month is our evaluation night. Members submit images on set themes for constructive feedback and evaluation by fellow club members. Having images evaluated helps you develop and improve as a photographer; learn what makes a good image great so you can apply these insights to your own efforts. Please see Image Submission Guidelines for details of our new image naming requirements.

Our second meeting comprises guest presentations, slide shows, photo workshops, hands on projects and photo challenges.

*Please note our December meeting is a members' showcase and pot luck supper which is held at the Vernon Library starting at 6:30pm.

Upcoming meetings:

November 23, 2017          Education meeting: Workshop - You Auto try Manual Mode

December 7, 2017            Annual Christmas Pot Luck and Members' Showcase Vernon Library*

January 11, 2018              Evaluation topics: Chiaroscuro and Moody

February 8, 2018              Evaluation topics: Complementary Colour and Shallow Focus

March 8 2018                   Evaluation topics: Slow Down and Ice

April 12, 2018                   Evaluation topics: Composites and Patterns

May 10, 2018                    Evaluation topics: Fences and Old Timers

June 14, 2018                   Evaluation topics: Opposites Attract and Portrait

For evaluation nights members may submit up to 4 images with at least 2 images on theme, up to 2 images may be in the open category. Landscape images must be resized to 1400 pixels horizontally, and portrait or square images to 1050 pixels vertically. Each image must include the name of the photographer, title of the image and topic(s) or open in the filename. If you preface the file name with an A it will be given a more in-depth evaluation.

Please see Image Submission Guidelines for details of our new image naming requirements.

The submission deadline is midnight on the Sunday before the Thursday evaluation meeting.

Send your submissions to: vernoncamera@yahoo.com

Join us for the November Education night "You Auto Try Manual Mode"

This evening will be a hands on education night to help you get more familiar with the manual mode (and live view) on your camera. This is an excellent way to help you understand the 3 settings (ISO, aperture and shutter speed) and their relationship to each other. You may already have a good grasp of this concept but still are not using Manual mode so come out on Thursday and get a little more comfortable with it.

We will provide various photography challenges for you using manual mode and live view. Are you already an expert in using the manual mode on your camera? Come and share your expertise and knowledge with other members! Make sure you bring your camera, a charged battery, camera card and tripod. Your homework before Thursday evening is to find out how to set your camera in manual mode, turn on live view (if you have it) and make adjustments to your aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Your manual is a great place to start if you need help or try a You Tube video of your camera. We will not have time to view the images on Thursday evening but everyone will be able to submit a couple of their favourites to Ian Bull ianbull@telus.net for a slide show at the December event. Hope to see you at both these events! (Please note that if your camera does not have all or any of these options you will still be able to participate in the challenges)

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Christmas Social/Party/Members Showcase:

There are no club meetings at the Arts Centre during December but we will be having our annual pot luck Christmas get together and members showcase at the Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch, 2800 30th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2L8 main floor meeting room on December 7th, starting at 6:30.

There is on street parking available (free) or underground parking at the library ($.50 per hour)

Bring a plate of food for the pot luck, either sweet or savoury, and send in your best two images for the showcase by midnight December 3rd at the latest. 

We’d love to see ALL members to send in images. Size them the same as for evaluation night. Send them to vernoncamera@yahoo.com. All the members in attendance will vote on their favorites and we’ll have prizes for the top favorites. It’s a great evening for meeting and getting to know other club members, viewing lots of GREAT images, looking at some slideshows and enjoying some delicious food.

A fun social evening with lots of pictures, food and prizes!!

Hope to see you there.

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