Get to Know Your Camera

Friday, February 24, 2023
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Hall C, Kanata Seniors Centre

The Get to Know Your Camera presentation/workshop is designed for KSCCC members who are new to photography or for intermediate-level photographers who have a new camera or want to brush up on some of the main features of their camera. This session includes hands-on activities with your camera; therefore, attendance is limited to 25 participants.

It is necessary to bring your camera to this workshop. It may be helpful to bring your camera manual as well.

Topics explored include:

  • Types of Digital Cameras (DSLR vs. Mirrorless vs. Compact)
  • Main parts of your camera
  • Key buttons and features (ex. shooting modes, metering modes,
    focus points, JPEG vs. RAW, etc.)
  • Sensor sizes
  • Camera & Lens Care
  • “Next step” photo accessories (ex. tripod, filters, etc.)

The presentation and activities will take approximately 1.5 hours.

If you want to attend this workshop, either email or fill in the signup sheet at our meeting on February 3rd.

Winter Project Challenge

Favorite Activity-PHOTOGRAPHY!! by Ron Pierce

Winter is soon upon us and for interested Club members a special challenge. Starting in December and till the end of April seek out and take pictures that represent your individual winter experiences. There are no set topics, but as an example:

  • December – December/Christmas celebrations
    • Submit by December 30th
  • January – The Beginning
    • The dead of winter things
    • Winter reflections
    • Epiphany, Hannukah
    • Robbie Burns
    • Submit by January 27th
  • February – The end of the Beginning
    • Valentines/things red
    • Cold days – Hot Nights
    • Submit by February 24th
  • March – The Beginning of the End
    • Saint Patrick’s Day, green things
    • Melting Snow/Ice patterns
    • Maple Syrup!
    • Submit by April 7th
  • April – THE END (We hope)
    • Ready to Grow
    • winter tires/potholes, garden sales
    • Easter things
    • New Beginnings
    • Submit by April 28th

Again, these are examples to get your thoughts going. We each experience winter in different ways and the images you submit should reflect your unique experience. It could be a good one. Or a bad one. (Potholes anyone?)

When selecting an image for submission, think that you are writing a newsletter with one image for each month. Submit on the same dates as the regular monthly assignments. Select one image that is your story and submit it as:

  • Winter challenge December by <your name>.jpg

Club Member Wins!

Congratulations to club member and presenter Manfred Mueller.

On Thursday, he received an email from CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) that one of his images had taken 1st place in a national B&W competition.

On Friday, he received another email, this one from the Toronto Salon, which is the most prestigious photographic competition in the country, that he had received two major international awards for his work.  The Toronto Salon is the oldest photographic salon in the Americas and the second oldest in the world.  The 129th running of the salon has just been finished.  There were 4796 entries from 434 photographers that came from 58 different countries. 

He won the prestigious IAAF Gold Medal for one image and the FIAP Blue Ribbon for another.  The IAAF is the International Association of Art Photographers and FIAP is the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique.