Welcome to the Comox Valley Photographic Society
Whether you are just learning about photography, are an enthusiastic amateur or an accomplished professional, there may be something that we can offer you at your skill level.
You too can contribute to the advancement of photographic art. Members of the Society love to share their passion and knowledge with other like-minded photographers all the while making new friends and enjoying social events.
• Education nights give us the opportunity to learn new techniques;
• Image Expressions nights give us occasion to see other members photos with guest judges giving evaluations and tips for improvement; and
• Field Trips take us to a variety of locations, giving members a way to practice their favorite pastime together.
If you want to develop your photography, we encourage you to join us in this adventure to share your knowledge with others and in turn learn along with them.
Originally known as the Comox Valley Camera Club, CVPS was started in 1964 by but a handful of enthusiasts who met in the back room of Studio One on Fifth Street in Courtenay. Over the years the club met in different schools and churches as an increasing membership demanded ever bigger spaces.
On our 50th Anniversary, in 2014, the club was registered as a non-profit society and given a new name – the Comox Valley Photographic Society – in part to emphasize that its purpose is about more than just cameras. A new logo was adopted at that time.
CVPS During The Covid-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives and our Community in so many ways. The CVPS strongly supports efforts to stay safe prevent the spread of this terrible disease in our Club and in our Community.
To mitigate the effects of the Virus we have cancelled all live meetings of our Membership and replaced them with on-line Zoom meetings which provide education and photographic opportunities to our members.
On the 2nd Wednesday of every month we have education night where you can participate to learn more and more about our passion for Photography. Members will lead presentations, Guest speakers and presenters will give us interesting presentations and we will have good opportunities to chat and to socialize safely.
On the 4th Wednesday of every month we will feature our Image Expressions evening where members can see themed images from other members. There will also be presentations from members and guests regarding the latest in Photography.
The CVPS is also arranging outdoor workshops and photo opportunities for members (practiced safely within BC Provincial guidelines).
So please allow the CVPS to assist all of us in thriving and enjoying Photography in these very troubling times.
Stay home, stay safe, save lives…