Photo show marks club’s 25th anniversary

The West Kootenay Camera Club has been active since 1989, and will be celebrating its 25th annual photo show this year.

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The West Kootenay Camera Club has been active since 1989, and will be celebrating its 25th annual photo show this year which in conjunction with Castlegar’s annual Sunfest celebrations, June 5 to 7.

The club meets every second Monday at the Castlegar Public Library at 7 p.m.

Each meeting incorporates an educational segment which can include information ranging from how to operate your camera to discussions on composition. These segments allow more experienced photographers to share their knowledge with the less experienced, resulting in the improvement of resulting photographs.

Various activities are held throughout the year.  Once a month, there is a monthly competition where members present a photograph in a category chosen by the members.

These photographs are critiqued by three club judges and the winner chooses the next monthly category. Another competition is the yearly turkey shoot which is held during the club’s Christmas party. This requires participating members to submit 10 photos from pre-selected categories and is both challenging and fun for all. Members have one year to take these photos.

One of the club’s favourite activities is taking field trips to various parts of the Kootenays. As well, the club has a travelling exhibition, which exhibits members’ photos at venues in Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, and Nelson. Members are free to participate in one or more activities as they choose.

The annual photo show is the biggest event the club sponsors, and members and non-members are encouraged to enter. The photo show this year will be the best ever, with a special youth competition section dedicated to children who can enter for free.

New members are always welcome to join and to enter the photo show as well. For more information on membership, the upcoming photo show, and to view beautiful photographs, many of which are local scenes, visit westkootenaycameraclub.com.

 

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