Ottawa is blessed with a wide variety of habitats and natural and man-made environments. You can find wetlands, rivers, lakes, ponds, forests and farm land. This allows many species of wildlife to abound here.Continue reading “Wildlife of Ottawa”
In Manfred’s presentation he mentioned this paper on Evaluating the Rule of Thirds in Photographs and Paintings.
Sue Carey sent along this excerpt from Freeman Patterson’s newsletter:
I’d also like to draw your attention to www.earthisourwitness.com, produced by Parimal Deshpande and hosted by him and the internationally-renowned photographer, Art Wolfe, both from Seattle. This is a series of stimulating conversations with photographers from around the world, selected by Art and centred on some of their images. The series is a work-in-progress; you can view those already filmed and there are more to come. Don’t miss the compelling conversation with Wade Davis, the Canadian anthropologist and photographer, who was explorer-in-residence at National Geographic for several years. (My conversation on SYMBOLS and MEANING will be recorded March 2. View live on http://www.facebook.com/earthisourwitness, on http://www.instagram.com/earthisourwitness, and live or for up to a year on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EARTHISOURWITNESS.)
We are lucky to have photography as our hobby. During this difficult time we still can use our cameras to express ourselves by capturing images we see in our minds. Composition plays a big role in making our photos most appealing. This video gives a great summary of some major composition forms. May you enjoy it as I do. Be safe.
On our daily walks in our neighbourhood , we find stones some residents painted and distributed along paths…
… to thank health care workers …
… to cheer you up …
… to make sure you do not feel alone …
… to make you feel strong …
… to make you happy.
Peter von Moos
For the first time since opening in 1950, the famous Keukenhof flower garden, whose 7 million bulbs attract about 1.5 million visitors from all over world each year, is closed due to the Covid19 pandemic. Fortunately Albert Dros, a Dutch photographer was able to gain access to the garden and spent a day capturing these images of the beautiful flower fields, without people.
While we’re all cooped up at home, we might want to try some macro photography.
Sandy Sharkey, who presented her brilliant images of wild horses at our club in November 2018, has an exhibition at the LaLande + Doyle exhibition space in the lower lobby area at Shenkman Arts Centre until February 23rd. You can meet Sandy there on Sunday afternoon February 16 from 1-3 pm. More information here.
The School of Photographic Arts of Ottawa is showing Meditations on Black Lake by internationally acclaimed Montreal-based artist Nadia Myre at their gallery located at 77 Pamilla Street just east of Preston Street. This exhibition continues Monday-Saturday 12-5 until March 6. More information here.
Congratulations to Kanata Seniors Centre Camera Club member Debbie Pinard whose image:
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.
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.
You can contact Freeman at:
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.
For more on Henry be sure to check out his website, his facebook page, and his latest eBook You Are Here: A Mindfulness Guide to Travel and Photography.
Added December 6
After Henry’s excellent presentation, he offered us free access to his eBook “Vision 365” available here.