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This page updated May 29, 2022

  • The Vernon Photography Club organizes field trips and outings throughout the year to enable members to visit and photograph interesting and unusual locations.
  • Our Outings Committee seeks out local and regional locations for our members to visit as a group.
  • Outings and field trips are a unique opportunity to experiment, share knowledge and learn in a fun and supportive group.
  • See our Outing Galleries for some of the images captured by members on previous outings.
  • Please note that club outings are for current, dues paid members in good standing only, except immediate family who are accompanying a member on an outing.
  • Outings may be to places that require extra fees paid by the members who attend.
    EG: - Park entrance fees, Entry fees to a business site or private area.

     
  • * COVID HEALTH PROTOCOLS*

    Attendance at outings will require vaccination consistent with the BC Vaccine Card.
    Thank you for your understanding in keeping us all safe and healthy.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

  Please share 3 or 4 of your favourite images from each trip to our outings committee chair - Bob Johnson ([email protected]).
Bob will put together a slide show for display at a future meeting.
Images will also be posted in the outings gallery here on our website.
  2022 Outings

Outing News - Keep Those Images Coming!
The outings have been completed for this year.  It is not too late, however, to submit a few images for inclusion in the Outing Slideshow at the June 9 Evaluation Meeting.
If you have not already done so, please submit your images from the Armstrong Tulip Festival and the Salmon Arm outing (Waterfront and Haney Heritage Village) to [email protected] by Sunday, June 5.

June 23 2022

Year End Wrap-Up – June 23
Join us for the final meeting prior to the summer break at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  A fun evening has been planned, with photographic opportunities, games, and a chance to visit with other Club members.
Bring your own meal and refreshments (alcoholic beverages are not permitted).

Date – Thursday, June 23, 2022
Time – 6:30 PM
Location – Allan Brooks Nature Centre, 250 Allan Brooks Way, Vernon

What to Bring – supper and refreshments (no alcohol please), plates & cutlery

Photography Gear to Bring – During the evening there will be a photographic challenge –“Life at Allan Brooks”.  This is a broad theme so bring your camera, tripod, and assortment of lens (wide angle, macro, long lens, etc.) so that you can capture those special images.  As usual, don’t forget the charged spare batteries.

Sunday May 29

Our last outing prior to the summer break was to Salmon Arm on Sunday, May 29. 

Although the Grebes were a no-show today it was still an enjoyable gathering of about 12 members at the wharf and shoreline park area.  We then went to the Haney Historical Village and Museum for a great visit.
Members who attended are asked to please submit images to the outing committee.

May 14, 2022

Tulip Festival Outing

We were disappointed that, due to ticketing issues at the Armstrong Tulip Festival, not all interested members were able to attend the May 14th outing.  If you were able to attend, or if you ventured out to the Festival on another date, we would love to get some images from you for the next Outing Slideshow (on June 9).  Please send your photos to [email protected] by Sunday June 5, 2022.

 

April 21, 2022

Our outing to Spallumcheen, Falkland, and Pillar Lake was enjoyed by 13 members.  We photographed a collection of old cars in a farm setting 13 km NW of Armstrong.  Next, we will visited the Falkland Heritage Park and Museum - Thank you to the Museum staff to doing a special early season opening for us.
 Then we finished at Pillar Lake (including the famous pillar), 13 km north of Falkland.

Images from Spallumcheen Old Cars

Images from Falkland Heritage Park

Images from Pillar Lake Provincial Park

March 14, 2022
 

Church Architecture was the theme for this outing on Monday, March 14, 2022. 
Images from this enjoyable evening in this link

February 2022

FEBRUARY – OUTING CHALLENGE – “CELEBRATE WINTER”

The theme for the February Outing was a Challenge is “Celebrate Winter”. 
Great images were submitted and are posted on the site in this link.

January 16 2022

The first outing of 2022 was at Dave Guscott’s residence at the top of McLennon Road.  A great time was had by the 18 members that attended.  There was plenty of opportunity for winter photography including some night shots after the sun sets.
SNOW SHOE OUTING Images here

  2021 Outings
July 10 2021 Our July outing was to Silver Star Mountain
Images from Silver Star Mountain

August 10 2021

Our August outing was to Sparrow Grass Field & Flower, a U-Pick flower farm in Armstrong (5050 Knob Hill Rd) and Fieldstone Organic Farm.
Images from Fieldstone Organic Farm

Images from Sparrow Grass Field and Flower

August 18 2021

Our August 18th outing was a great success -

This outing included stops at the Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town, Crazy Creek Falls & Suspension Bridge, and the Malakwa Suspension Bridge.
An enjoyable time was had by all that attended and many look forward to going back on individual tours.
Images from Crazy Creek Falls

Images From Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town

August 26 2021

Our August 26 outing to Allan Brooks was a huge success with almost 20 masked members joining in.  Images will be posted soon.

September 15, 2021

Images from Dee/Island Lake - Another successful outing.

This outing took us to the Dee / Island Lake area.  A chain of four inter-connected lakes that are great for paddling, fishing, and boating (from north to south the lakes are – Dee, Island, Deer, and Crooked).  There was lots of practice of on-the-water nature photography skills – birds, insects, wetlands, fall colours, etc.

Oct 30, 2021

We had a very successful Milky Way Night Photography at Kekuli Bay park just off Hiway 97.  Many people attended in the -4c weather and clear skies.  Great time had by all and lots of new things were experienced by many.

October 23, 2021

LIGHT TRAILS & LIGHT PAINTING - Meeting Location – Kalamalka Lookout, Kalamalka Lakeview Drive
12 members attended for a very enjoyable evening that lasted until about 10PM.
Light-painting with LED lights and globes along with the ever popular flaming steel wool in a whisk.
 

November 13 2021

Vernon Photography Club is hosted the 2021 CAPA Judging Course
Date:  November 13, 2021   8:45 am to 5 pm
An informative time was had by all 20+ attendees.

November 18, 2021

Our outing was am evening at the O’Keefe Ranch to find some phantoms using long exposures. We will also be able to light paint some of the old buildings and heritage farm equipment found at the Ranch. Our thanks also go to Patrick McIvor from Dancing Scot Forge for staying late and running the forge for us.  It was a fun evening and the Ranch is an interesting place to shoot at night – not just for ghost images.