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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.

February Monthly Meeting

Talented Hands by Paula Brown

The next in-person monthly meeting will be held on February 3rd starting at 9:15 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

Your images for the monthly assignment and the Winter Project Challenge must be emailed to contact@ksccc.ca by noon on Friday, January 27th to be included in the slideshow. You may send up to three images for the monthly assignment and one image for the Winter Project Challenge.

If you do not receive an email confirming that your images have been received, send a follow-up email to contact@ksccc.ca. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

We are always looking for slideshows from members which will be shown, when time permits, during our monthly meetings. If you need help putting together a slideshow send an email to contact@ksccc.ca . For a list of all posts on how to make a slideshow refer to our website menu Pictures/Make a Slideshow.

The next monthly assignment is Still Life and the next Winter Challenge is The End of the Beginning. Both of these will be shown at the meeting scheduled for March 3rd.

See you at the meeting

Call for Pictures for the Seniors Centre

This further defines the process explained in the following post.

As a reminder, the KSCCC is looking for pictures to hang in the Seniors Centre.  Our plan is to change the pictures three times a year: at the end of January; the end of May; and, the end of September.  This will keep things fresh for Seniors Centre visitors and give all KSCCC members more opportunities to show their work.  We’re looking for pictures of broad interest (P.G. of course!)  Travel, nature, wildlife, landscapes, architecture, people, creative and macro work, are all good subjects.

If a club member has a picture they would be proud to display at the Seniors Centre, they can submit it by printing an 8” x 10” glossy finish photo, in either portrait or landscape format and dropping it off at the front desk of the Seniors Centre, in an envelope addressed to the KSCCC, Attention Jan and Bruce Turner.

Pictures will generally be accepted on a first come first serve basis, however priority will be given to pictures from new members and members who have not recently had a picture displayed in the centre.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to contact@ksccc.ca, Subject: Attention Jan & Bruce Turner or talk to Jan or Bruce at the next meeting.  We’re looking forward to your participation, and the Seniors Centre is excited to see your new work. 

Jan & Bruce Turner

KSCCC at the Library

Until the end of January, the KSCCC will be promoting the club and showcasing our work in the display case at the entrance to the Ottawa Public Library, Beaverbrook Branch. The theme is: Winter – A great time to create pictures.

Thanks to photographers Bruce Turner, Debbie Pinard, Manfred Mueller, Phil Tughan, Tom Illing, and Ed Lascelle for their contributions to the display. If you are heading to the Seniors Centre, pop by the Library and have a peek at the display.

Jan and Bruce Turner

Ted Timmons Presenting in February

Ted Timmons in Dome Lens

Ted will give a presentation entitled “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Oh, the Things You’ll See!, Oh, the Money You’ll Spend!, Underwater Photography: the Story Behind the Pictures” on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

Based on Ted’s presentation from last year, he will revisit some underwater images telling the story behind the photographs. With examples drawn from wide angle to macro, natural light, artificial light, and night time, he will explore and describe the techniques of lighting and exposure in the underwater world. He also will describe how he sets up his underwater equipment to make the most efficient use of time underwater. After the presentation all club members are invited to have a look at Ted’s gear and try their hand at making a macro image.

January Monthly Meeting

The Amateur Minerologist by Jay-Dee Purdie

The next in-person monthly meeting will be held on January 6th starting at 9:15 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

Your images for the monthly assignment and the Winter Project Challenge must be emailed to contact@ksccc.ca by noon on Friday, December 30th to be included in the slideshow. You may send up to three images for the monthly assignment and one image for the Winter Project Challenge.

If you do not receive an email confirming that your images have been received, send a follow-up email to contact@ksccc.ca. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

We are always looking for slideshows from members which will be shown, when time permits, during our monthly meetings. If you need help putting together a slideshow send an email to contact@ksccc.ca . For a list of all posts on how to make a slideshow refer to our website menu Pictures/Make a Slideshow.

The next monthly assignment is Hands  and the next Winter Challenge is The Beginning. Both of these will be shown at the meeting scheduled for February 6th.

See you at the meeting

Debbie Pinard to Present in January

Debbie Pinard, one of our Camera Club Members, will give a presentation on Find WIld Horses, Find Yourself on Friday, January 6, 2023.

Debbie has been taking photographs for about 40 years, first starting out with film, and then switching to digital with a Canon Powershot and then a Canon Rebel.  She currently uses a Canon 6D Mark 2, and a Canon t2i converted to infrared.  

She does not specialize in any particular type of photography, and loves to experiment (as long as it doesn’t include a tripod!).  Awards include top 10 in the Flickr Your Best Shot 2019 and she won the 2018 EyeEm Award for “The Traveler”.  She has also had a picture chosen to create Christmas Cards for the Canadian Wildlife Federation and for a calendar in the 2010  “Nature in the City” David Suzuki Foundation photo contest.  You can see some of her images at https://deborahpinard.com/.