CANCELLED — Full Moon at Pinhey Dunes

From Biodiversity Conservancy International:

Mother Nature is sending her apologies!
The Full Moon Pinhey Sand Dunes Tour will be cancelled due to the weather. With Mother Natures’s Cooperation, the next Full Moon Pinhey Sand Dunes Tour will be the August Full Moon! Thank you so much for your interest and support!

Full Moon at Pinhey Dunes

Biodiversity Conservancy International are organizing a night tour at Pinhey Dunes. This might be a good opportunity for club members to get some interesting full moon images.

For more about Pinhey Dunes including images and maps, see these past posts.

Beaverbrook Library Showcase : May 2019

The Kanata Seniors Center Camera Club would like to thank the following members for their recent submissions:

  • Ian Buchanan
  • Karen Haddon
  • Mary Welsh
  • Doug McCrady
  • Manfred Mueller

Their photos were on display from May 11th for a 2 week period in the Library Showcase at the entrance to the Beaverbrook Library.

A special thank you to Marilyn Martin who helped with the Set Up (need that woman’s touch).  

This is a great way to promote our club  and we have a standing arrangement with the Library for a Spring and Fall Display.

We encourage you to consider submitting your photos (framed, no larger than 10 by 12 please) for the October 2019 Fall Display. A sign up sheet will be available at the September meeting.

Thanks again,

Library Ed (Lascelle)

June Camera Club Meeting

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, June 7th at 9:15 a.m.

YES, THAT BRIDGE by Catherine Easton
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Bridges Assignment
  • Member’s Day – Workshops, including Simple Lighting, Macro Photography, Photographing Water and Basic Lightroom
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Monthly Photo Assignments for Next Year
  • Member’s Corner
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, May 31st to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

Our assignment for the summer will be Earth, Wind, Fire and Water and these images will be shown at the meeting on September 6th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Insect Seminar

If you are interested in the “critters” that Dr. Pete Dang introduced us to at the Pinhey Sand dunes in 2017, his organization — Biodiversity Conservancy International — is hosting a free one day seminar titled:

Insects, An Indispensable Component Of Life On Earth

It takes place on 1-5 PM, Saturday May 4th at the Central Experimental Farm. For more details, refer to the event poster.

Naked Santas and Pillow Fights!

If you want to find out what this blog post title is all about you’ll have to come and hear Robin Andrew, the featured speaker at our meeting on May 3rd. She titled her presentation:

Naked Santas and Pillow Fights
My journey from engineer to owner of a photography company

Robin left a career as an electrical engineer to start Unposed photography in 2006. Her unique, fun, high energy approach to photography has resulted in Unposed growing to a team of 8 providing family, commercial and event photography in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and even internationally. Unposed was the selected photographers for the 2017 Juno Awards Gala and were also awarded 2017 West Ottawa Small business of the year. She is also currently nominated for 2019 Supplier of the year in the events industry.

May Camera Club Meeting

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, May 3rd at 9:15 a.m.

Cedar Solitude by Barrie Nicols
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Solitude Assignment
  • Unposed – Non-traditional Portrait Photography by Robin Andrew
  • Member’s Corner
  • Marg’s Joke of the Day
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, April 26th to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Bridges and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the June 7th meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Orchid Show

This is a reminder that the Ottawa Orchid Society annual show is coming up on April 27th and 28th. They allow the use of tripods Sunday morning from 9:00-11:00.

This is a great opportunity to shoot some amazing flowers.

For more details, check out their website.

Danielle Barabé-Bussières

The featured speaker at our meeting on April 5th will be Danielle Barabé-Bussières

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Danielle Barabé-Bussières learns photography every day by watching tutorials, researching photography projects and gets some of her inspiration from great photographers. Danielle likes to explore nature, flowers, wildlife and is very passionate about macro photography.
In the recent years, her images have earned several awards in Provincial and National competitions with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). Recently, Danielle has participated in the National Image competition and is a “finalist” for the prestigious title of Photographic artist of the year with the PPOC. She is very devoted to photography and she worked hard to achieve a professional level.   She is also very involved with artists’ associations and takes every opportunity offered to her to display her art in the Ottawa area and surroundings. 

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To learn more about Danielle and to see more of her beautiful images, visit her website. To see the slides she showed describing her equipment, settings, software, tips, and contact information, click here.

Beaverbrook Library Digitization Lab

Last fall some members of our Executive were  provided an early tour of the Beaverbrook Library’s new Digitization Lab and were most impressed . The Kanata  Library has the first such capability in the city of Ottawa.

The facility is now open for business  and the library will be scheduling a special group tour for camera club members in the near future.

You may sign up for one of their monthly tours, by registering here.

In the meantime, you are welcome to start using the equipment in the lab by booking on their website.