The featured speaker at our meeting on November 1st will be club member Manfred Mueller. His presentation will be on creativity.
Manfred is an award-winning Kanata based photographer. In addition to being a member of the KSCCC executive, he is currently the Chair of the RA Photo Club. He teaches at various Ottawa photo clubs and has been a guest speaker at Ottawa’s La Cité Community College photography program for the past few years.
He has studied photography at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Algonquin College and the School of Photographic Arts – Ottawa (SPAO). He is a member of Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). His work has been published in Canadian Geographic and the Ottawa Business Journal. Manfred is a photographic judge and has recently completed his national level CAPA certification requirements.
As an avid travel photographer and has visited almost 60 different countries, often in very remote or challenging locations. When he is not on the road, he shoots local landscapes, urban scenes and people. He works in the photo studio and uses studio lighting during on-location shoots.
Manfred is a retired professional engineer who spent several decades leading design teams in Canada and abroad. While most people will not see the work that engineers, architects and industrial designers as art, creativity is a critical factor in ensuring their projects are successful. In his talk will demonstrate how a workflow that is commonly used by design professionals translates into successful photographic projects. A project can be as simple as a KSCCC Monthly Challenge to planning and executing a shoot in challenging and exotic locations around the world.