This page updated  September 19/21

**IMPORTANT** 
We suggest that everyone follow the guide lines and regulations of the local health authority.


We are currently in the process of finalizing our agenda for the upcoming year.
We will be doing our evaluation meetings online using Zoom.
Many of our members have found that the evaluations online give the viewer a much better experience.
Our Education meetings are planned to be a combination of speakers from inside and outside of our local area as both Zoom and in person meetings. 
Hands on in person education gatherings are also being planned.


From September through June we meet twice monthly, usually on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 7:00 - 9.00 pm either on Zoom or in person / Hybrid at the Vernon Community Arts Centre.

The first meeting of each month is our Evaluation night presented using the Zoom platform.
Members submit images on set themes for constructive feedback and evaluation by fellow club members.

Having your images evaluated helps develop and improve as a photographer.
This can help you learn what makes a good image great so you can apply these insights to your own efforts.
Please refer to our Image Submission Guidelines for details.

Our second meeting of the month is our Education night, which comprise guest presentations, photo workshops, hands-on projects and photo challenges, etc.
As life is still in a state of Covid flux, all in person meetings will be subject to health guidelines as suggested at the scheduled meeting times.
Our plan is to try to do a 'Hybrid meeting model'  for our education nights.
The majority of our speakers will do their presentations by Zoom.
There will be an option depending on how many people want to attend in person to meet at the Arts Centre meeting room.

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

Our last meeting in June is normally a gathering at a local location for a photo opportunity and socializing as we head into the summer.

We also have a number of outings - normally once a month.  Details on the outings is posted on out outings page.

2021/2022 Meetings

September 09/21

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Images from - Nature / Wildlife - Decay - Smokin' Hot - Open

September 23/21

Education Night:Zoom
There were 3 speakers tonight.
Bruce Borrowman has done a short write-up on mirror images.  You can download as a PDF here.
This was an in depth presentation on how he makes mirror images.
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2nd Presenter was - Club President David Guscott is well known in the club for producing black and white images of high quality and tonight he will share with us some tips and techniques for selecting and converting images for that perfect Black and White picture that you will be proud to enter in competition or to hang in the next club Gallery exhibit or your own home
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John Gallant gave us a short tutorial on applying a pinstripe border to suitable images
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October 02/21

Vernon Photography Club is hosting the 2021 CAPA Judging Course
Due to lack of participants this is rescheduled to early November.
Watch here for details in the upcoming weeks.

Date:  November ??, 2021   8:45 am to 5 pm

Place:   Emerald Room, Schubert  Centre, Vernon

Cost to VPC members:  $125.00
Contact Gill Kopy ([email protected]) or Ian Bull ([email protected]) for the code to get the discount

Note:   If, due to increased COVID restrictions, the course is cancelled, a full refund will be given - or the funds applied to a postponed course

Deadline for registration :  One week before the course although no one will be turned away unless the course is fully booked.

Register on line at the CAPA website under "Host Club members" .  You'll need the code for the discount. 

Proof of vaccination will be required.   Masks also needed when mixing with participants.

Check out CAPA website and follow the links about 1/2 way down the page on the right side
https://capacanada.ca/judging-courses/

October 14/21

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Fall
Smart Phone
On the Water
Open

October 28/21

Education Night:Hybrid meeting 

Viktoria Haack
More info about Viktoria on her website
Nature and Landscapes.

November 04/21

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
This month's meeting will be 1 week early in order for all to honour our veterans on Nov 11
Curves and Lines "In nature" or "By man"
White on White - High Key
Artistic
Open

November 25/21

Education Night:Zoom

Sharon Tenenbaum:
Sharon will be talking about her journey from transitioning from engineering to photography with an overview of the variety and scope of her work throughout her career.
She will also address the idea of Architectural Photography as Fine Art.

More info on Sharon on her website

December 09/21

Annual Member Showcase
Your favorite image in the last year

January 13/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Spiritual
Monochrome
Perspective
Open

January 27/22

Education Night:

Heath Fletcher
More info on Heath on his website
How to create "WOW" images

February 10/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Mighty Macro
Multiple Exposures
In the Night
Open

February 24/22

Education Night:

This will be a hands on in person education night.
Details to follow.

March 10/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Canada My Country
Motion/Movement OR Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)
Sultry/Emotional
Open

March 24/22

Education Night: Hybrid meeting 

Rachel Jones Ross
More info about Rachel on her website

Night Skies

April 14/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Nothingness
Timeless
Oops - Unexpected
Open

April 28/22

Education Night: Hybrid meeting 

Judy Hancock Holland
More info about Judy on her website
Details to come

May 12/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Violating Rules
Delicious
Strength
Open

May 26/22

Education Night:Hybrid meeting 

Scott Simons
More info about Scott on his website
Light Painting

June 09/22

Evaluation meeting Topics Zoom
Patterns/ Textures
Street Photography
Refraction
Open

June 23/22

Annual wind-up outing
The return of our ever popular and enjoyable
"Scavenger Hunt"