About Us

The Inland Outlook Photo Club is located in the greater Spokane area of the beautiful Inland Pacific Northwest. We are a group of photo enthusiasts who love photography and want to share that passion with others.


If you are interested in knowing more about IOPC or would like to attend one of our meetings, view the links below for more information.

Meetings

Learn what our Club Meetings are like.

Calendar

Event Schedule and Photo Subjects

Guidelines

Guidelines on how to Submit Photos

Location

Where we meet and how to find us


Mission

  • To serve our members by encouraging the development of their photographic skills through education, friendship with others who share a love of photography, and exhibition of photographic accomplishments.
  • To serve the greater community by sharing our talents with individuals and organizations.
  • To provide an environment where people of all ages and interest levels from professionals to amateurs and even non-photographers can feel welcome.

Membership

  • Any person (even non-members) are welcome to attend our meetings at any time.
  • If however you want to participate in the club meeting presentations, we ask that you fill out a application form and pay a $30.00 yearly fee ($50 for a family, 2 adults, 2 children). Our meeting year is from Sept to May.
  • We also ask that you request and read a copy of the bylaws.

History

The Inland Outlook Photo club was started in 2007 after a series of conversations between Palmer Halvorson (www.palmerhalvorson.com) and Kent Jones. They decided to look for other founding members and found Dean Huggins who was very passionate about photography and also wanted to start a club. The very first organization meeting was at the Jones residence with Palmer Halvorson, Kent & Cheryl Jones, Dean Huggins, and Fawn Manning. After a great deal of conversation they decided on the name “Inland Outlook Photo Club” (Fawn’s suggestion) to reflect the fact that they wanted this club to have a different outlook than traditional photo clubs. Soon after Dean recruited Mark Anthony to join the board. Dean was a driving force of club growth, recruiting many other valued members who have contributed to this club and the board in many ways. Palmer Halvorson was the first President of the club, followed by Dean Huggins, Paddy Hoy, Alicia Anthony and most recently, Dannette Taylor.

The club founders wanted this club to be family friendly, open, and especially welcoming to photographers who were just learning. They wanted an emphasis on education and growth in a fun atmosphere.
After those humble beginnings the club has grown significantly with many contributions by many members.

Initially the club met at a local business, Ink to Media (www.inktomedia.com), then moved to Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building. After growing larger than capacity and on a suggestion by Deke Cloyd they moved to a local church community hall in Otis Orchards.