Cariboo Camera Club members Pat Teti (left) and Gord Stevenson present Thompson Rivers University director Dr. Ray Sanders with a photograph taken by Stevenson to thank TRU for providing the club with a space for its monthly meetings.

Cariboo Camera Club members Pat Teti (left) and Gord Stevenson present Thompson Rivers University director Dr. Ray Sanders with a photograph taken by Stevenson to thank TRU for providing the club with a space for its monthly meetings.

Camera club donates winning photo to TRU

In 2010, a group of photography enthusiasts came together to discuss forming what would eventually become the Cariboo Camera Club.

In 2010, a group of photography enthusiasts came together to discuss forming what would eventually become the Cariboo Camera Club.

Ever since then the club has been meeting once a month at the Williams Lake campus of Thompson Rivers University for either an “educational night” or a “critique night,” alternating from one meeting to the next, said club member Pat Teti.

Earlier this year the club held a photography competition among members to select an image that reflected the distinctive character of Williams Lake or the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

The winner, judged by Geoff Moore of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, was Gord Stevenson’s image of a loaded logging truck passing through the colourful arid landscape of Farwell Canyon.

“The truck is a small but important part of the composition, like the forest industry in the Cariboo-Chilcotin,” Teti said of Stevenson’s photo.

In appreciation for the use of a venue for their meetings, the club presented TRU with a framed and matted print of the photo.

The printing was done by Speedpro Signs and the matting and framing were done by Frame Creations by Bruce, both in Williams Lake.

People wanting to see the print will find it hanging in the reception area of the university’s administration office.

Teti invites anyone interested in photography to come to one of the Cariboo Camera Club’s meetings.

“They’re keen and they have fun,” Teti  said.

Meetings are at TRU on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. New members of all ages and skill levels are welcome.