We are a fun Photography Club featuring speakers, photo reviews, sharing, teaching, learning, outings. We meet 7 - 9 PM most Tuesdays, September to June. For meetings and events, check out our calendar.
The purpose of the Central Okanagan Photographic Society is to promote interest and proficiency in all phases of photography by:
- Encouraging members to produce more and better photographs.
- Providing instruction to assist members in improving their photographic capabilities.
- Providing opportunities for social contact between members.
- Arranging competitions and/or evaluations among members and/or between the Society and other photographic clubs.
A Very Brief History
- The Kelowna Camera Club was started around 1960 and the club was occasionally mentioned in local newspapers.
- Over the years there was interest in black and white prints, colour prints, slides and occasionally, movies.
- In 1990, the name of the Club was changed to the Central Okanagan Photographic Society.
- With the turn to the 21st century, interest in slides declined and interest in digital photography became more prominent.
- Meetings were held once a week from September to June, with monthly evaluations, reviews of submitted images, speakers and workshops.
- With the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to have weekly meetings from September to June with monthly evaluations, reviews, workshops and speaker presentations. While following current government guidelines, we have resumed in-person meetings for some meetings broadcast these meetings via Zoom if appropriate. We use Zoom only for some meetings (remote speakers connecting via Zoom, for example). We have occasional outings following the current guidelines for prevention of COVID-19 spread.
Visitors are welcome to attend up to 3 regular meetings before joining the club. Some restrictions may apply for special event meetings. If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, please phone John, our Membership Coordinator at 250-979-1439.
Ready to join? Please see the Join the Club page.