Now that the winter weather has finally arrived, it’s time to grab your camera, head outside and take some fantastic winter photographs of blowing snow, frozen water and dim light. Maybe not! Perhaps you would rather cozy up to a nice warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Then why not grab your camera and explore the fascinating world of indoor photography.
This year we are offering a Biweekly Photo Challenge. This Challenge is open to all KSCCC Members. You are all encouraged to participate. Any type of camera and any type of post-processing technique can be used.
Topics (see the Winter 2019 Photo Challenge table below) can be photographed either indoors or outdoors. Each topic addresses a unique subject. Each topic may inspire you to take a photograph in a different way using different techniques.
All you need to do is photograph one subject in a two-week period and send your one photo to us by the due date. If you can’t send in a photo for a particular two-week period, try to send us what you can during the course of the Challenge. The goal is to try something new that may inspire you.
In the subject line (where # is replaced with the appropriate photo number).
Photo challenges are a great way to look at new subjects in unique ways and to try different techniques. Inspiration can often be found in the most mundane subject.
During the Challenge period, all submitted photos will be posted in special galleries linked from the Winter Challenge page under Pictures on our website. At the end of the Challenge, photos will be compiled into a video that will be shown at our meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact me by email.
At the Camera Club’s October 5th meeting Gillian Johnston introduced us to the Beaverbrook Library Digital Lab and said she’d follow up with an announcement when the lab was available for bookings.
Here’s her recent announcement:
I’m writing to let you know the Digital Lab at the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library is now open for booking. We mentioned this room during our last visit, or, you joined us for a tour. The room focuses on preserving and/or converting your memories.
We have more information on our website, including details about the equipment and bookings.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at this email.
You can see pictures of some of the gear available at the lab here.
Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, November 30th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our How to Submit page.
The next assignment is Kitchen Abstraction and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the January 4th meeting.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All members must subscribe to the Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club website (ksccc.ca) by January 1, 2019 to receive further emails from the club. Instructions on how to subscribe can be found on the Get Help page. If you have any questions or problems send an email to Contact@ksccc.ca.
The City of Ottawa supports our camera club by providing us with space and equipment. However, we do not receive any funding from them to support our club. The club operates on donations from volunteers and other sources.
This year we have had additional expenses to operate our website and image storage costs on our website. In October we received a donation from the Kanata Seniors Council to operate our website for this fiscal season. We recently approached the Craft Group in the Seniors Centre and they agreed to pay for image storage costs associated with maintaining the member images on our club website. We are hoping that the Craft Group will support us yearly with donations to support our website and image storage costs.
We wish to give a big THANK YOU to the Craft Group for their generous donation.
The Craft Group will be having a sale at the Christmas Dinner at the Kanata Seniors Centre on December 13th. They will have about 6 tables of homemade items, socks, mitts, scarves, hats, sweaters and miscellaneous Christmas items. Please support the Craft Group by dropping by and you might just find a Christmas present or two.
Flyers for the Craft Sale are available in the front office.
The Canadian Museum of History is presenting an exhibition on William Notman from November 23, 2018 – April 14, 2019. Quoting from their website:
Experience 19th century Canada through the lens of a pioneer of photography. See the iconic images produced by William Notman (1826–1891), the first Canadian photographer to gain an international reputation.
Introducing a modern approach to photography, Notman created some of our most stunning windows onto the past. Through 300 vintage prints and objects from the McCord Museum, this exhibition presents a comprehensive portrait of Victorian Canada and celebrates the innovation and artistry of the man who captured it.
Details on how to register for a tour of the exhibition, lead by Notman experts, can be found here.