Sandy Sharkey

The featured speaker at our meeting on November 2nd will be Sandy Sharkey.

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Sandy is a former Ottawa radio announcer who is now pursuing her favourite passion:  photographing wild horses.  She has photographed horses in Mongolia, Costa Rica, and France.  In 2018 Sandy embarked on a 67 day road trip to capture images of wild mustangs in the American southwest.  She is immensely proud of our Canadian wild horses, having visited Sable Island five times to photograph the iconic horses off the coast of Nova Scotia.  In conjunction with Help Alberta Wildies, Sandy documented the magnificent horses living wild and free in Alberta’s Rocky Mountain foothills.

Sandy’s limited edition prints of wild horses can be found in homes and businesses throughout North America, and can be custom ordered at her website. You can also follow Sandy on social media at Facebook, Twitter  (@sandysharkey), and Instagram  (sandysharkeyphotography).


Beaverbrook Library Showcase October 2018

A note of thanks to the following Kanata Seniors Centre Camera Club members  for submitting some great photos for our October 2018 Library Showcase: Anne Walsh, Ian Buchanan, Qing Mao,  and Georgia Dale Crichton.

I received a very nice email from the Library saying how beautiful they found the display.

This a great way to promote the club. Also it allows our members to see their photos out there for public viewing.

The display is at the inside entrance to the Beaverbrook Library in the Mlacak Centre  and will be on view until October 15th.

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The Camera Club will be providing a new display requiring about 5 photos (8 by 10 framed ) in October and June of each year .

The display will be available for viewing for a two week period each time. We encourage everyone to consider submitting for the June display . We’ll ensure that different members have a chance to display each time.

Of course , there is a on-going need for photos for display  throughout the KSC and photos can be submitted to Sue Carey for that purpose.

Thanks to everyone for your recent library showcase submissions ,

Library Ed

Monthly Meeting October 5th

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday,October 5th at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, September 28th 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  Dominant Colours and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the November 2nd meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

10th Annual Geoheritage Day

Ottawa Sand Dune

The 10th annual Geoheritage Day will take place on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Pinhey Sand Dunes. To get there, drive south on Woodroffe Avenue, and turn left two blocks south of the Nepean Sportsplex onto Pineland Avenue. Park on the south shoulder beside the signed entry gate near the end of the road (T-junction with Vaan Drive).

You will have the chance to learn how geological processes have shaped the regional landscape, given us a glimpse into past environments and life forms and provided resources for our use.

Volunteers from Carleton University’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project will be on hand to explain what there is to see and how each site fits into the local geological history. The Pinhey Sand Dunes will be on the program.

For more information, please contact Joanne Hakkaku at the Biodiversity Conservancy:



Beaverbrook Library Digital Lab

Recently, a few camera club members had a sneak peak at the soon-to-be announced Beaverbrook Library Digital Lab. Gillian Johnson showed us the equipment we’ll be able to use to digitize slides and negatives:


to transcribe VHS tapes to DVD:


and to to transcribe 8 mm and Super-8 mm movies to mp4. She explained that there will also be a digital camera and light box available for use in the lab.

We’ve invited the library to our meeting on October 5th to give all the members more details on the new lab including how to sign up and costs.

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For more details including availability and sign-up procedure, please contact Gillian Johnson the Beaverbrook Library:

Mounting and Framing Photos

The guest speaker at our meeting on October 5th will be Jim Walker of Walkerworks Picture Framing who will speak on:

“Photograph-Specific Mounting and Framing: Finishing Your Photo using High-Quality Mounting and Framing Techniques”

Jim Walker headshot

Jim, a partner in Walkerworks Picture Framing located in Stittsville, Ontario, has been an avid photography professional, enthusiast and educator for many years. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence College of Visual Arts and has also studied photography at the University of Ottawa. Jim holds the designation of Certified Picture Framer (CPF) and his business belongs to the North American Professional Picture Framing Association (PPFA). Jim has taught numerous seminars and classes on picture framing. He has given many hands-on workshops at various camera clubs, continuing education programs and community groups.

Jim brings a unique perspective to creating works of visual art through the combination of elements of design, colour and texture, and computer technology, as well as hand craftsmanship and woodworking skills.

Monthly Meeting September 7th

Favourite summer activity. Bugs and Insects. by Marg Jackman
Favourite summer activity – Bugs and Insects – by Marg Jackman

The first Camera Club meeting of the 2018/2019 season will be held on Friday, September 7th at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Presentation on Our New Website by Marilyn Martin and Bill Robertson
  • Slide show of Member Images from the Summertime Favourites and Tabletop Photography Assignments and the Portrait Workshops
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Improving Your Photography
  • Travel Photography by Frank Knor
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignments must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 31st to be included in the slide shows. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our How To Sumbit page.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

A FILM Photo Walk


If you’re interested in a free chance to try shooting with film, Alexandra at Henry’s Kanata has asked us to pass along this invitation:

I promised I’d keep you all appraised of any events going on here at Kanata. We’ve got a fun one (I think anyways) coming up that some of your members might be interested in. A film photo walk!

It’s going to be on August 11th, 9am to ~ noon, at the Carp Farmers market. Like I said it’s free and Henry’s will be providing everyone with a free roll of film. We also have a few film cameras to lend out if someone wants to attend but doesn’t have, or no longer has, their own gear. Spots are slightly limited so people interested in attending should RSVP either to me through this email ( or by calling the store at 613-836-1016.

We think it’s going to be fun. It’s definitely going to be something different!



Website Updates

You may have noticed some changes we’ve made to your website. Hopefully we’ve made it easier to navigate and easier to search.

We’ll be changing the banner image periodically so members are encouraged to submit images cropped 1200 x 280.

We’ve changed our email address to:

If you find any broken links, please let us know so we can fix them.

There will be a presentation on the website at the September meeting.

Feedback is always appreciated.

Portrait Workshop Reminder

A new day is dawning. The Portrait Workshop will be held Thursday, 31, May, at the Kanata Senior’s Centre, starting at 9:30 or before, if you are able to help with setup. We will be there from 9:00 – 2:30.

It is open to all camera club members either to help, to photograph or to take portraits. Timing is at your convenience; registration is not necessary; bring your camera; practice, learn, have fun, meet new friends

There will be five different portrait areas set up with different equipment. Come and experiment and see what works best for you.

Hope to see you there.

Sue Carey