Take your photography to the next level!

Wednesday, December 14 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Hall C at the KSC 

Presented by Ross Laing with Manfred Mueller

This presentation will focus on the distinction between taking pictures vs. making pictures.

During the approximately 1-hour presentation, attendees will review images which illustrate 10 common photography mistakes to be avoided, followed by 20 ways and techniques to improve their images.

The presentation will be of particular interest to KSCCC members new to photography or more experienced photographers looking to refresh their picture making skills.

The wearing of masks and physical distancing is recommended during the presentation.

 Signup for this presentation at the December 2 meeting, or at contact@ksccc.ca


Urgent: Pictures Needed for the Display Case at the Library in January

As mentioned at the November club meeting, the KSCCC will be promoting the club with a display of our work in the display case at the entrance to the Beaverbrook Library (next door), in January. We are looking for a few (5 or 6) 8” x 10” framed pictures for the display. This article explains what kind of pictures are needed, and how members can participate. We don’t have a lot of time to get the display ready, so please have a read below and, if you can help, let us know as soon as possible.

The theme for the January display is: “Winter: A Great Time to Create Pictures”. The display will promote getting outside to take winter pictures, as well as being creative in taking pictures and post-processing of pictures, inside. We are looking for a couple of good outdoor winter pictures, a couple of good indoor compositions, as well as a couple of artistic post-processing examples. The pictures need to be 8” x 10” inches in size in landscape format, and framed without matting in a fairly plain black or silver frame.

We are looking for very good pictures, which KSCCC members are proud to display and which showcase the great work produced by the club. We encourage all KSCCC members to participate. Pictures will be considered in the order submitted. We will be choosing a combination of pictures that complement each other, and best promotes the theme. To submit your picture for consideration please send an electronic copy of it in an email to contact@ksccc.ca, with the Subject line “Library display in January“ and put Attention: Jan & Bruce Turner in the text.

To meet the January date, we need to receive your submissions as soon as possible and certainly by the end of November. This will allow us time to select pictures and notify participants so that they can print and frame their pictures by mid-December.

We know there are lots of great pictures out there, so please take a few minutes to consider helping the KSCCC promote the club.

Jan & Bruce Turner

Replacing Pictures in the Seniors’ Centre

The KSCCC has six pictures hanging in the Seniors’ Centre. Because of the Covid shut down the current pictures have been hanging since January 2020. Historically, the KSCCC has swapped pictures out every four or so months to allow more of our great work to be displayed. We would like to get that process started again beginning in January 2023. This blog post explains how members can submit their pictures for display at the Seniors’ Centre.

Our current 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 off their work. Currently, we are not planning to curate the pictures or propose themes. We’re looking for pictures of broad interest (P.G. of course!) Travel, nature, wildlife, landscapes, architecture, people, creative, macro, all would be good ideas for pictures.

We encourage all KSCCC members to participate. This is not a competition and we are not looking for the “best” pictures. We are looking for good pictures, which KSCCC members are proud to display and that Seniors’ Centre members would enjoy seeing. To support participation, we will be tracking how many times members have had their pictures hung at the Centre. Generally, pictures will be accepted in the order submitted; however, from time-to-time we will choose pictures from members who have not yet had a picture displayed over those who have had several pictures hung. Also, if the particular mix of pictures in the order submitted, leans too heavily in one direction (for example, pets), we may choose other submitted pictures for variety. All submitted pictures will remain in the Queue until displayed. We will update KSCCC members on the need for pictures at the regular monthly meeting, as necessary, and will email you to let you know when your picture will be displayed.

Submission Process and Requirements

Due to framing and matting limitations, all pictures should be cropped to an 8×10 aspect ratio (portrait or landscape) and be printed at 8”x10” (portrait or landscape). The visible part of the picture will be about 7.6”x9.6”.

The pictures should be printed with a glossy finish, as opposed to a matt finish. To submit your picture, we ask that you first submit your picture through the regular monthly meeting process for viewing and reviewing pictures as explained here. If necessary you can use the “General” category. Please note in the body of your email, that you are submitting the picture for display in the Seniors’ Centre. Anytime after the review, you can have your picture printed and drop it off in an envelope, at the front desk at the Seniors’ Centre. The envelope should be addressed as follows:

From:Your Name
Date:The date you drop the picture off
To:KSC Camera Club
Attention:Jan & Bruce Turner

When the pictures come down

When pictures come down, we will place them in a binder which will be available at camera club meetings and other events for viewing. If any members want their pictures back they can simply retrieve them from the binder.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to contact@ksccc.ca 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

RicharD Murphy To Speak November 4th

The speaker at our November meeting will be local photographer RicharD Murphy. He says his presentation will explore:

who I am, what I’ve done, what I do, and why I do it

Having lived in Kanata since his early childhood, RicharD first began in photography while attending the Earl of March S.S. where he was encouraged by his very patient art teachers. To further his photographic education, RicharD moved to London, Ontario and studied at Fanshawe College where he specialized in large-format, commercial product photography.

RicharD has worked in Ottawa’s photographic industry for over twenty-five years in such areas as custom darkroom printing, artwork reproduction, corporate portraiture, commercial magazine photography, and technical imaging for national heritage organizations such as Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

A technical photographer by day, and a fine art photographer by night, RicharD takes equal pleasure photographing computer network equipment as he does the undersides of mushrooms. 

To see examples of RicharD’s work, check out his website.

Four Valley Friends Pandemic Project

At the September 9th meeting our 4 members from up the valley presented this great summary of what they’ve been up to during the pandemic.

Thanks to:

  • Barrie Nichols (Calabogie) (upper right)
  • Gary Hollingworth (Springtown) (lower right)
  • Paul Lamoureux (Springtown) (upper left)
  • Ian Bartlett (Arnprior) (lower left)

for sharing what they’ve been up to.