Two Photographers

One of the best sources of inspiration is to look at art and in particular to look at other photographer’s work. The same building that houses the Kanata Seniors Centre also houses the Kanata Civic Gallery which displays the excellent work of many local artists (including camera club member and Mentor Ann Williams). Two of the artists are photographers.

Karen Bell


Karen is new to the gallery and has 3 large pieces hanging in the show currently on display. To see more of her work, go to her personal web site.

RicharD Murphy


RicharD is a resident of Beaverbrook and participates in the Kanata Artists Studio tour to be held April 30th and May 1st. To see more of RicharD’s work go to his personal web site.


Old Quarry Trail by Ian Buchanan

If you enjoyed the beautiful images in the album Ian Buchanan showed off at the February 5th Camera Club meeting, you can see more by going to his web site. Hopefully they’ll inspire you to come out to the Old Quarry Trail club “shoot out” later in February. Stay tuned here for the date and time (and a map).

The Big Picture

About once a week, the photo editors at the Boston Globe put together a collection of brilliant images from around the world that they call The Big Picture.

Sometimes they focus on a single story for example: Perseid meteor shower. Sometimes the images are a collection like this story: 2015 Year in Pictures: Animals. Often they cover news events like: Paris attacks.

If you’re looking for inspiration take a look at this blog.


Play with your Camera

Come to the Centre Wednesday afternoon January 13th from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Program Room. Bring your camera, its manual, and your tripod (if you have one).

Visit our several “learning stations” where¬† you’ll be able¬† to experiment with:

  • aperture priority
  • shutter priority
  • manually fix focus
  • lighting
  • portraits
  • spot metering
  • exposure compensation
  • using a soft box