It seems like the company Photodex Corporation, which produces the popular slide show software ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer, is having some problems. Internet reports plus my and a friends attempts to contact customer support verify they are not functioning at they have in the past. Rumors are they are trying to restructure and may re-introduce to the marketplace. They have great and popular products, but until the company’s situation clarifies I would suggest our members not purchase the software.
A Canadian Association for Photographic Arts (CAPA) Judging Workshop will be held November 23, 2019, RA Centre, Ottawa. There is space available so you can still register! The RA Photo Club is the sponsoring club for this CAPA workshop.
You can register here. Payment can be made on-line during the registration. This judging workshop is of interest and use to those who wish to know more about what it is that judges look for in competitions; not merely individuals interested in becoming certified CAPA judges. In fact the vast majority of attendees at these workshops are people who solely wish to learn how to evaluate their work and do better in competitions, and have no interest in becoming judges themselves. The course takes the attendees through a series of modules on each of the various types of competitions: nature, wildlife, landscape, photo-journalism, etc. It is designed to allow lots of time for discussion and practice in evaluating images, judging, and scoring. CAPA’s comprehensive judging manual is provided to each attendee. All that is required is a pen and open mind.
Garry Black will be the featured speaker at our October meeting with a presentation on travel photography.
For 30 plus years, Garry has been leading photographic workshops to some of the most inspiring locations around the world. He also teaches a variety of classes ranging from Impressionist Photography to Fashion Model Photo Shoot Workshops here in Ottawa and across Canada and the Caribbean. He frequently gives seminars and instructional programs to camera clubs and at photo conferences. Garry was chosen as one of Canada’s Distinguished Professional Photographers by CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art). He has been selected as a Manfrotto, Phottix and Sigma Canada Pro Photographer.
Garry’s images have been extensively published in numerous national and international publications where they have been used in advertisements, books, magazines, and websites. They have appeared in National Geographic, Air Canada, Holland America, ELLE, and O – The Oprah Magazine.
You can make any sort of presentation, on
any photography subject that you like which might be educational for our
membership. You should plan for a presentation of no longer than 20 minutes, as
we are time limited on the availability of the hall.
If you decide to put together a presentation supported by your selection of YouTube videos, as I have done over the last 2 years, here is how to put together the document to attach to our website once your meeting presentation is finished:
Create a blank word document to which you can attach your chosen videos links
Type your subject into the search window in YouTube
Look at a lot of the videos on that subject
As you watch a video that you think does a good job of providing instruction on your topic, copy the video address link over to your word document. Repeat this process until you have a list of list of 3 to 5 good videos.
With each video address, you should show the name that the video was given by the video presenter and make sure to name the presenter for credit.
Your document should look something like this:
Videos to watch as suggested by <insert your name here>
Have one of your chosen videos be fairly short (3-7 minutes), if you plan to have it shown as an introduction to your presentation. Place this video at the top of your list. Bill or Amy usually download that video to a USB storage device so that it can be played on the club projector.
Forward the document to the club email account firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to the meeting.
If have any questions or you would like to
put your name forward to do the presentation for a particular month, please get
in touch with me as I will be coordinating the program. Remember, it’s all
about having fun and learning with photography. My email address is email@example.com