West Kootenay Camera Club rolls out 30th show

Runs from June 5 to June 12

It is still winter, but photographers in the West Kootenay are getting ready for the 30th Annual Photo Show by the West Kootenay Camera Club (WKCC).

The West Kootenay Camera Club began in February 1990 with 12 members.

Cameras may have gone to digital and darkrooms replaced by computer editing, but the camera club has stayed true to the goal of members taking better photos.

Education, including practical demonstrations, monthly field trips, and slide shows, all have kept the group fresh and growing.

Current membership is close to 50 members.

Meetings are held every second Monday at 7 p.m. in the Castlegar and District Public Library.

The WKCC photo show is held at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar and this year runs from June 5 to June 12.

The show is a popular venue at Sunfest and draws visitors from all over the West Kootenay. Visitors get a chance to vote for their favourite photo and those attending from June 5 to June 7 can enter the Loonie Prize Draw for a framed West Kootenay landscape.

This year has brought changes to the minimum size of photos entered and the number of photos that photographers can enter. Minimum size is now 11 x 14, maximum size is 16 x 20.

Members of WKCC can now enter six photos, non members are limited to four.

Cost for non-members is $8 per entry, members pay $6 per entry.

Categories are wildlife, landscape, flowers, human interest, creative images, portrait, architecture, urban and open.

For more information go to the clubs’s website at westkootenaycameraclub.com or, via email, contact Ken Ferch at ferch5@telus.net, Debbie Thiem at dthiem@telus.net, or Ellen Vallie, at lnvallie@gmail.com.

Arts and cultureArts and EntertainmentCommunityPhotography

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Know a candidate for Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year?

Nomination period for the annual award is open until April 9

Grand Forks company donates to emergency department campaign

Construction now underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Casting on the Columbia

West Kootenay Fishing Report is in today’s Trail Times

Air quality advisory in effect for West Kootenay

The special statement was issued Wednesday afternoon

RDKB submits second request for treatment plant funding

Cost for sewer treatment plant modernization rises to $63M

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, so barricades should come down

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Federal minister pledges to meet Wet’suwet’en chiefs in B.C. over natural gas pipeline

The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say they are visiting Mohawk territory

2010 leader John Furlong urges Vancouver to bid for 2030 Winter Games

VANOC said the 2010 games broke even financially

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

Canadians aboard coronavirus-ridden cruise ship to return home tonight

Among the infected are 47 Canadians who will have to remain in Japan for treatment

Galchenyuk nets shootout winner as Wild edge Canucks 4-3

Vancouver tied with Calgary for second spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

B.C.’s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

Dr. Tom Warshawski says studies show sugary drinks contribute to obesity

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

Most Read