Results are in for the KSCCC Member Survey!!

Thank you to all those KSCCC members who participated in our online survey. The overwhelming majority of our members are interested in continuing with our Club activities via online “virtual” meetings. Our Club members continue to be interested in learning and sharing ideas about photography and are especially interested in hearing speakers discuss interesting photographic topics, showcasing members’ photographs and learning about specific photographic tips and techniques.

Many members have told us that they are already familiar with the online meeting technology and either had no technical issues with it or were able to work through their problems themselves.  Most found that the audio and video of these online delivery products was good.

Stay tuned for more announcements on our website about our upcoming fall 2020 season.

Some of the key results from the survey are:

September Camera Club Meeting

Photographer at Work by Amy Lo

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on September 4th, at 9:15 a.m.

Because the Seniors’ Centre is still closed our meeting will be held online using Google Meet. A link to the meeting will be posted to our website the morning of the 4th. For details on how to use Google Meet go here. If you’re new to online meetings, we will start at 8:45 a.m. to allow you to test your setup.

The meeting will be shorter than our normal meetings and will consist of:

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 28th to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Celebrations and these images will be shown at the meeting on October 2nd.

“See” you at the meeting.

Survey Reminder

Reminder:  KSCCC Online Survey Closes Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

This is a reminder to please fill out the KSCCC Online Survey that was posted on our Website on August 10th, 2020. Thank you to those Club members that have already done so.

The closing date for our Online Survey is Thursday, August 20th at 5:00 p.m. It is very important that we have as many Club members as possible participate in this Survey. It will only take a few minutes of your time.

The future direction of our Club depends on you.

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

Your KSCCC Executive

Recommended Critique and Editing Video

I generally don’t recommend a lot of websites and videos I see on the Internet, but I ran into this one last night and it is particularly good for a couple of reasons; he takes images that were submitted to a well known American photo competition and then discusses what could be improved and then demonstrates how to implement those improvements.  He happens to use Capture One, but that is really more of a detail as these edits can be done with any editing tool.

The person doing the talking is Kevin Raber.  Kevin used to run the highly regarded photography website, Luminous Landscape (LuLa), after its founder, Michael Reichmann died a few years ago.  He seems to have founded and took a number of LuLa contributors with him.  Unlike LuLa, the new website is not a pay site and is free.

I’ve watched his first four edits and he nailed the issues I had with the image (and missed a few, in my view), but regardless, he made significant improvements to each one.  The important lesson is how he identifies the flaws; that in my experience is where most people struggle a bit.

The link to the article and video are here.

It is a long (over 1hr 15min) video, but is easy to watch in small pieces.

Manfred Mueller

Member Survey

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the KSCCC will not be able to hold our regular monthly meetings at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre in the foreseeable future.  The other photo clubs in the area find themselves in a similar situation and some of them are planning to hold internet based “virtual meetings”.  The KSCCC Executive would like to ask club members to see if they would be interested in attending online meetings. Attending the meeting will be as simple as clicking on a link that will be posted to our website and emailed to club members.

We are using an online survey tool to ask you some questions.  It should not take more than a few minutes to complete.

There are questions on your knowledge of web meetings, the hardware you would use to attend a web meeting and question on the type of content you would like to see presented. 

Please click here, complete the survey, and submit it as soon as you can.  We will be keeping it open for about a week.

The survey does allow you to go forwards and backwards, should you wish to change an answer.  Once you have completed the survey, please click on the “Submit” button.

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

Your KSCCC Executive

Future Meetings

Just to give you a quick update on plans for future club meetings under the restrictions of COVID-19. As you know it is unfortunately not possible to meet in person, so your club executive is hoping to try online virtual meetings, if the membership interest is there. Other photography clubs have done this, so we hope to use this format to help our registered KSCCC members stay connected with each other and improve their photography skills through regular monthly meetings.

To that end, we have prepared a survey to be distributed soon to our membership via the website. Please take the time to complete the survey and return it promptly, as time is growing short to prepare for a possible September 4th meeting.