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The Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club (KSCCC) 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

 

Beaverbrook Library Digital Lab

Recently, a few camera club members had a sneak peak at the soon-to-be announced Beaverbrook Library Digital Lab. Gillian Johnson showed us the equipment we’ll be able to use to digitize slides and negatives:

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to transcribe VHS tapes to DVD:

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and to to transcribe 8 mm and Super-8 mm movies to mp4. She explained that there will also be a digital camera and light box available for use in the lab.

We’ve invited the library to our meeting on October 5th to give all the members more details on the new lab including how to sign up and costs.

Mounting and Framing Photos

The guest speaker at our meeting on October 5th will be Jim Walker of Walkerworks Picture Framing who will speak on:

“Photograph-Specific Mounting and Framing: Finishing Your Photo using High-Quality Mounting and Framing Techniques”

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Jim, a partner in Walkerworks Picture Framing located in Stittsville, Ontario, has been an avid photography professional, enthusiast and educator for many years. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence College of Visual Arts and has also studied photography at the University of Ottawa. Jim holds the designation of Certified Picture Framer (CPF) and his business belongs to the North American Professional Picture Framing Association (PPFA). Jim has taught numerous seminars and classes on picture framing. He has given many hands-on workshops at various camera clubs, continuing education programs and community groups.

Jim brings a unique perspective to creating works of visual art through the combination of elements of design, colour and texture, and computer technology, as well as hand craftsmanship and woodworking skills.

Tiny Planet Image

Beaverbrook Library Tiny Planet by Bill Robertson

For the September meeting slideshow, I submitted an example of a “Tiny Planet” image that I made of the Beaverbrook Library. In the review, I asked for suggestions about other locations that would make good Tiny Planets.

I received a couple of good recommendations but more members asked how I did it.

First I shot a 11 image 360 degree panorama then I followed these steps in Photoshop:

  • File->Automate->photomergebig pano
  • flatten
  • trim one end (cut), paste over other end, align, and delete extra
  • flatten
  • Image->trim->transparent pixels
  • crop off any blank top and bottombig pano cropped
  • make square (use short dimension & make sure aspect ratio unlocked)square
  • Image->Rotate->180 degrees
  • Filter->Distort->Polar coordinates (rectangular to polar)

If you have any questions about how I did this, I’ll be glad to try and answer them.

There’s a great video here by Mike Browne (thanks to Phil Tughan for bringing him to our attention) that demonstrates the whole process.

Bill Robertson

Improve Your Photography.

Here are five videos I chose with tips on how to improve your photography:

This One Thing Will Make You a Better Photographer;

Phil Tughan

Monthly Meeting September 7th

Favourite summer activity. Bugs and Insects. by Marg Jackman
Favourite summer activity – Bugs and Insects – by Marg Jackman

The first Camera Club meeting of the 2018/2019 season will be held on Friday, September 7th at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Presentation on Our New Website by Marilyn Martin and Bill Robertson
  • Slide show of Member Images from the Summertime Favourites and Tabletop Photography Assignments and the Portrait Workshops
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Improving Your Photography
  • Travel Photography by Frank Knor
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignments must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 31st to be included in the slide shows. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our How To Sumbit page.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

A FILM Photo Walk

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If you’re interested in a free chance to try shooting with film, Alexandra at Henry’s Kanata has asked us to pass along this invitation:

I promised I’d keep you all appraised of any events going on here at Kanata. We’ve got a fun one (I think anyways) coming up that some of your members might be interested in. A film photo walk!

It’s going to be on August 11th, 9am to ~ noon, at the Carp Farmers market. Like I said it’s free and Henry’s will be providing everyone with a free roll of film. We also have a few film cameras to lend out if someone wants to attend but doesn’t have, or no longer has, their own gear. Spots are slightly limited so people interested in attending should RSVP either to me through this email (Alexandra.leask@henrys.com) or by calling the store at 613-836-1016.

We think it’s going to be fun. It’s definitely going to be something different!

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Website Updates

You may have noticed some changes we’ve made to your website. Hopefully we’ve made it easier to navigate and easier to search.

We’ll be changing the banner image periodically so members are encouraged to submit images cropped 1200 x 280.

We’ve changed our email address to:

contact@ksccc.ca

If you find any broken links, please let us know so we can fix them.

There will be a presentation on the website at the September meeting.

Feedback is always appreciated.