The featured presenter at our December 6th meeting will be Henry Fernando speaking on “Contemplative Photography”.
From Henry’s website:
Henry Fernando is a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada. His two great passions in life are travel and photography. He believes that travel helps him discover a lot about himself. It provides him with a whole new perspective and understanding of this phenomenal world that we live in. Travel provides him not only with a sense of adventure, but it also opens doors to culture that do not revolve around fast food and social media.
Though originally trained in Biochemistry and later as an IT manager, he was always interested in photography. He experienced a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for photography after taking a workshop in Contemplative Photography. The workshop opened his eyes to the rich and vivid colour and texture of the world around us.
Henry is trained in Contemplative Photography and studied Zen, Miksang, and Tao contemplative photography.
The featured speaker at our meeting on November 1st will be club member Manfred Mueller. His presentation will be on creativity.
Manfred is an award-winning
Kanata based photographer. In addition
to being a member of the KSCCC executive, he is currently the Chair of the RA
Photo Club. He teaches at various Ottawa photo clubs and has been a guest
speaker at Ottawa’s La Cité Community College photography program for the past few
He has studied
photography at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Algonquin College and the School
of Photographic Arts – Ottawa (SPAO). He is a member of Canadian Association for
Photographic Art (CAPA) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). His work has been published in Canadian
Geographic and the Ottawa Business Journal.
Manfred is a photographic judge and has recently completed his national
level CAPA certification requirements.
As an avid travel photographer and has
visited almost 60 different countries, often in very remote or challenging
locations. When he is not on the road,
he shoots local landscapes, urban scenes and people. He works in the photo studio and uses studio
lighting during on-location shoots.
Manfred is a retired professional
engineer who spent several decades leading design teams in Canada and abroad. While most people will not see the work that
engineers, architects and industrial designers as art, creativity is a critical
factor in ensuring their projects are successful. In his talk will demonstrate how a workflow
that is commonly used by design professionals translates into successful
photographic projects. A project can be
as simple as a KSCCC Monthly Challenge to planning and executing a shoot in
challenging and exotic locations around the world.
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.