Insect Seminar

If you are interested in the “critters” that Dr. Pete Dang introduced us to at the Pinhey Sand dunes in 2017, his organization — Biodiversity Conservancy International — is hosting a free one day seminar titled:

Insects, An Indispensable Component Of Life On Earth

It takes place on 1-5 PM, Saturday May 4th at the Central Experimental Farm. For more details, refer to the event poster.

Naked Santas and Pillow Fights!

If you want to find out what this blog post title is all about you’ll have to come and hear Robin Andrew, the featured speaker at our meeting on May 3rd. She titled her presentation:

Naked Santas and Pillow Fights
My journey from engineer to owner of a photography company

Robin left a career as an electrical engineer to start Unposed photography in 2006. Her unique, fun, high energy approach to photography has resulted in Unposed growing to a team of 8 providing family, commercial and event photography in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and even internationally. Unposed was the selected photographers for the 2017 Juno Awards Gala and were also awarded 2017 West Ottawa Small business of the year. She is also currently nominated for 2019 Supplier of the year in the events industry.

One-On-One Training!


In addition to your membership in the Kanata Seniors Centre and Camera Club, you are able to take advantage of the one-on-one training available.

Need help on figuring out your digital camera, how to download images to your computer or network, how to improve them with Photoshop, how to manage your digital assets, including backup and recovery, how to protect your personal data?  All of these and more is available with the Tech Tutors at the Kanata Seniors Centre. 

Learn about your computer, tablet, phone or e-reader from these experienced instructors in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Using Kanata Seniors Council computers, or your own laptop or device, they can help you get things going and keep them working right.

These sessions cost $8.00 per hour or you can book three one-hour sessions for $20.00.  If you want to book a session, check in at the Reception Desk at the Kanata Seniors Centre to see what times are available.

For more information you can go to the Seniors Council web site and check out the Technology Help link.

John Williamson

Orchid Show

This is a reminder that the Ottawa Orchid Society annual show is coming up on April 27th and 28th. They allow the use of tripods Sunday morning from 9:00-11:00.

This is a great opportunity to shoot some amazing flowers.

For more details, check out their website.

Member’s Corner – Request for Member Submissions

This is a call to all KSCCC members to submit short slide shows or videos of their work for presentation to the KSCCC membership at one of our monthly meetings.

We are looking for either images, slide shows or videos that you have put together on a theme that you would like to show to the club members.  These presentations should run for between two and four minutes and can include a sound track with a voice over and / or background music.  A good rule of thumb is that each slide should be shown for no more than around 7 seconds, excluding any transitions.  If you wish you can include a picture of yourself at the end of the presentation, so people can identify who you are.

Please resize your images so that they are a maximum of 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high.   Any videos submitted should also adhere to these same maximum dimensions.   If you are submitting images, rather than a prepared slide show or video, please the following naming convention to ensure that the images are shown in the correct order:

ImageNumber PresentationName by Photographer Name.jpg

for example:

  • 01 Winter by John Doe.jpg
  • 02 Winter by John Doe.jpg
  • 03 Winter by John Doe.jpg

Please send your submissions to:  contact@ksccc.ca

Victorian Fashion Show

The Kanata Seniors Centre needs our help. Janet Baigent asks:

The Centre is having a Victorian Fashion Show and Tea and I am searching for a willing photographer!  Event is on Thursday, April 18 from 1-3pm.  I would ask that the photographer arrive at 12:45pm, take pictures of fashion show and attendees having a great time throughout event.

If you’re interested in being their photographer, please contact Janet at the Centre by calling 613-580-2980 or by email.

Club members Phil Tughan, Ed Lascelle and Bill Robertson have all shot fashion shows like this in the past. They’re lots of fun.

Here are some images from the fashion show Phil shot a couple of years ago.

Motion Photography

Here are five videos on Motion Photography which were presented at the April 5th 2019 meeting.


Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 15: Panning by Mark Wallace from Adorama TV


Shutterspeed – Easy Explained. Photography Tutorial for Beginner by Benjamin Jaworskyj


Canon: Tips for Shooting Vehicles in Motion with Kevin Wing


How to Photograph Motion at Night by Ryan Visima from Black’s


Capture Motion Blur Ep 105: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: Adorama Photography TV


Phil Tughan