CANCELLED — Full Moon at Pinhey Dunes

From Biodiversity Conservancy International:

Mother Nature is sending her apologies!
The Full Moon Pinhey Sand Dunes Tour will be cancelled due to the weather. With Mother Natures’s Cooperation, the next Full Moon Pinhey Sand Dunes Tour will be the August Full Moon! Thank you so much for your interest and support!

Full Moon at Pinhey Dunes

Biodiversity Conservancy International are organizing a night tour at Pinhey Dunes. This might be a good opportunity for club members to get some interesting full moon images.

For more about Pinhey Dunes including images and maps, see these past posts.

Adobe Lightroom Free Tutorial Videos

There are thousands of these and I would encourage you to do your own searches and look until you find a site where the tutorials and presentation are to your interests.

  1. PetaPixel: This Free Masterclass Teaches Adobe Lightroom in Just 30 Minutes
  2. FixThePhoto: Free Lightroom Tutorials
  3. PhotoTraces: Top Free Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners
  4. Adobe: Lightroom and Photoshop – Creative Cloud Photography
  5. Adobe: Edit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere

John Williamson

Beaverbrook Library Showcase : May 2019

The Kanata Seniors Center Camera Club would like to thank the following members for their recent submissions:

  • Ian Buchanan
  • Karen Haddon
  • Mary Welsh
  • Doug McCrady
  • Manfred Mueller

Their photos were on display from May 11th for a 2 week period in the Library Showcase at the entrance to the Beaverbrook Library.

A special thank you to Marilyn Martin who helped with the Set Up (need that woman’s touch).  

This is a great way to promote our club  and we have a standing arrangement with the Library for a Spring and Fall Display.

We encourage you to consider submitting your photos (framed, no larger than 10 by 12 please) for the October 2019 Fall Display. A sign up sheet will be available at the September meeting.

Thanks again,

Library Ed (Lascelle)

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