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The Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club (KSCCC) normally meets once a month at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre in Kanata, Ontario.  To find out more about the club and how to join click on About Us

Henry’s Camera Presenting in November

Chuck Desjardins and Vanessa Bradley from Henry’s Camera are presenting “New and Coming Soon Photo Gear” on Friday, November, 6, 2020.

Presentation Overview

  • Introduction
  • New Photo Gear “New and coming Soon”
  • Product Announcements “Sigma new lenses + Olympus News”
  • Mirrorless “Mirrorless VS DSLR”
  • Improving Virtual Meetings “Zoom, Facetime, Microsoft Teams”
  • Eye Focus “it’s a big deal”
  • Pro Tips & Tricks “wildlife, landscape”
  • Help + Gear Insurance
  • Question period

Chuck and Vanessa’s biographies follow:

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Facebook Group

KSCCC Facebook Announcements page

With the KSCCC having shut down live meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one feature that we have been unable to offer our members is comments and critiques on their images.  The KSCCC website is not a particularly good platform for this, so a few KSCCC members have been testing using a Facebook Group as a place to post images for review.  This is an approach other photo clubs and photo sites are using.

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November Camera Club Meeting

Street Photography by Rex Rowsell

The November meeting will be held online using Google Meet. For updated information on how to use Google Meet for our meetings go here.

A link to the meeting will be posted on our website the morning of November 5th. If you’re new to online meetings sign in at 8:45 a.m. to allow you to test your setup, otherwise sign in at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will start at 9:15 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

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Online Meeting Best Practices

To get the most out of a virtual online meeting:

  • Mute your microphone unless you are speaking to the group. If your microphone is on, avoid sound playing in room, especially music
  • Disable your camera to minimize bandwidth requirements. If your camera is on avoid backgrounds with a lot of motion (ceiling fans, traffic out a window, etc.)
  • If you have a question type it into the chat box
  • Log in 30 minutes before the meeting starts if you need to test your set-up, otherwise log in 5-15 minutes before the meeting
  • Notify the host using chat if something is not working
  • To get the hosts attention try holding up a white card in front of your camera
  • Use a headset/earphones/ear buds if you have them. The echo cancellers will thank you
  • Use a headset with a microphone if you have one. Everyone will hear you much better than if you use the microphone built into your device or webcam

Online Monthly Meetings

With the cases of Covid-19 still a concern, the Executive of the Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club have decided to continue to have the monthly meetings online using Google Meet.

The website has been updated to include information on Google Meet including Requirements for Google Meet Video Calls, How to Access a Meeting and How to Use Google Meet. For information on Google Meet go to the menu item Get Help/Online Meetings and our blog posts with the Article Tag “Online Meeting”

Send an email to contact@ksccc.ca if you:

  • have any questions or problems with Google Meet;
  • have any suggestions regarding meeting topics or format; or
  • wish to present a slideshow during a future meeting.

Black and White Photography Slideshow Now Online

Because we’re still meeting online in October, we are sharing the slideshow of images from our September Black and White Photography challenge online.

In order to view the slideshow full screen, please click Play (above) then on the word YouTube or click on this link.

Thanks again to Catherine Easton for creating this slideshow of our images and for her patience in dealing with all the technology challenges involved.

Please accept our apologies for displaying the wrong slideshow during the meeting. The version we played cropped some of the images. The above slideshow displays the images as submitted by our club members.

Link to October Meeting

Click here to join our October Meeting.

The dial in link is   +1 289-434-9046‬ PIN: ‪353 790 904‬#   This is a southern Ontario area code so long distance charges may apply.

The Google Meet “room” will be opened at 8:45 a.m. on Friday morning if you need to check your equipment and 9:00 a.m. to sign in for the meeting which starts at 9:15 a.m.

If you have any issues email us here and we’ll try to help.

Rod MacIvor Presenting in October

Rod MacIvor  is presenting “From Photojournalist to Photographer” on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.

The KSCCC welcomes Rod MacIvor, an internationally-recognized photojournalist, who will take us on a photographic journey of his long career as an award-winning photojournalist to his current passion as a photographer.

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Camera Club Monthly Meeting on October 2nd at 9:15 a.m.

Deep Love by M. Faber

The October meeting will be held online using Google Meet. A link to the meeting will be posted on our website the morning of October 1st. For details on how to use Google Meet go here. If you’re new to online meetings, you may sign in at 8:45 a.m. to allow you to test your setup, otherwise you may sign in at 9:00 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  • Review of online meeting procedures
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the September assignment “Black & White Photography
  • Presentation from Rod MacIvor, “From Photojournalist to Photographer”
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Sunday, September 27th to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Street Photography and these images will be shown at the meeting on November 6th.

“See” you at the meeting.