Editing in Photoshop Elements

At the February 7th meeting, John Williamson gave a presentation on Photoshop Elements. He explained some of the tools and keyboard shortcuts then edited an image removing a birdhouse, enhancing the colour and adding clouds to what was a boring sky. You can review John’s notes here.

Congratulations to Debbie Pinard

Congratulations to Kanata Seniors Centre Camera Club member Debbie Pinard whose image:

Anticipation by Debbie Pinard

was selected by flicker as a nominee in the Your Best Shot 2019 competition.

In addition to the images Debbie has submitted to our club, you can see more her work in her flickr albums. Debbie has also submitted a couple of slideshows which will be show at our March meeting.

New Member Images On Display

Our Camera Club displays pictures in the Kanata Seniors Centre, as a way to promote the club and show off the great work of our members.  In early January, we replaced five of the pictures, so be sure to check out the new pictures the next time you are in the Centre. The pictures will be changed again in May and September.   At the April meeting, we will explain how all members can submit pictures for display.  In the meantime, please keep in mind that we are currently restricted to 8″ x 10″ format (portrait or landscape) due to frame and matting limitations, as you take pictures this winter. 

Thanks to the following photographers, whose pictures are now on display:

  • Debbie Pinard – “Danger”
  • Lynn Haggarty – “Calgary Library”
  • Jeff Card – “Shirley’s Bay in Winter”
  • Lynn Dion – “Upholstery Store”
  • Bruce Turner – “Soweto 2017”

Bruce Turner

2020 Winter Photo Challenge

It’s time to get ready for the KSCCC 2020 Winter Photo Challenge !!

This year we will be trying something a little different.  Rather than taking a number of photographs of different subjects, we will be challenging ourselves to “Create a Photography Project”.

The challenge is simple. Here are the guidelines:

  • Prior to setting out on your photographic mission, select a specific topic that interests you or perhaps challenges you.
  • The subject matter is up to you; HOWEVER, all photographs that you take must be related to the specific topic that you have chosen.
  • Each photo project can include between 4 and 6 individual photographs.

Here is the timeline:

  • All photographs must be taken between January 4th, 2020 and noon, February 28th, 2020. That’s two months to take 4-6 photos. Lots of time to get creative!!
  • Photographs can be taken all in one day or over multiple days or weeks.
  • All photos must be submitted by noon, February 28th, 2020.
  • The title for your project is also submitted by noon, February 28th, 2020.
  • Submit photos and project title to the usual KSCCC email address. Make sure to identify your project as part of the 2020 Winter Photo Challenge. Number your photos in the order that you wish them to be presented.

Once all project titles and photos have been submitted, we will prepare a slide show to be presented at a KSCCC meeting this spring.

Ron Pierce

Freeman Keats on Project Photography

The featured presenter at our January 3rd meeting will be Freeman Keats speaking on “Project Photography”.

Freeman Keats is a photographer living in Carp, Ontario, Canada.

Freeman has studied at Algonquin College, graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, and has participated in the Master Class offerings at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa.

Freeman did teach photography classes through the City Of Ottawa and his work has appeared in several local newspapers and magazines.

Freeman is a member of Studio Zone V –  a group of seven retired former executives who have now recreated themselves as fine art photographers.

His work has been exhibited at the Ottawa International Airport, The Balderson Gallery,  a number of Canada’s Embassies,  as well as several business establishments in the Ottawa area.

Freeman’s photographs have been shown in a solo exhibition at Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, and also in Studio Zone V group exhibits at Spiral Gallery, Centrepointe Gallery,  Atrium Gallery, and Exposure Gallery, in Ottawa and as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto in May, 2017 and 2018.

His work has been purchased by the City Of Ottawa, and these have been exhibited in a number of group exhibitions at the Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa’s City Hall.

Freeman is also an active member of  the West Carleton Arts Society and regularly participates in the group’s exhibitions as well as curating the artwork for one of its exhibition locations.

To see some of his work, check out his website, his instagram page or his almay page.

You can contact Freeman at:

  • freeman@freemankeatsphotography
  • 613-266-6416