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.

A “Sneak Peek”

Until March 17, the West Carleton Arts Society has taken over the Kanata Civic Art Gallery for their Spring Fling group exhibition and sale. The gallery is just down the hall from where we hold our camera club meetings and the show is well worth seeing.

When you check out the show, be sure not to miss the three beautiful photographs by Danielle Barabé-Bussières who will be the featured speaker at our April meeting.

Presentation by Gordon Robertson on March 1st

Gordon Robertson is presenting on the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club – Area Trails and Wildlife. Gordon is a retired professor from the University of Ottawa and now primarily does nature photography and wildlife tours. He chairs the Education and Publicity Committee of the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club and volunteers at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden (FWG). Gordon is also treasurer of the Ottawa Duck Club, which allows one access to the Shirley’s Bay Crown Game Preserve – an excellent and relatively undisturbed wildlife area. He frequently gives tours of the FWG and several other areas such as Petrie Island and Mer Bleue; so he is familiar with the many “wild” areas around Ottawa.

Gordon’s interests in wildlife vary considerably from butterflies and birds to wildflowers and ferns. He is also quite handy with analog and digital photography and digital photo editing. Many of his photos are used in textbooks and in Wikipedia  (>1200) where he is a “Master Editor”.

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You can review Gordon’s excellent presentation here.

March Camera Club Meeting

Flower on Sill by Thomas Illing

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, March 1st at 9:15 a.m.

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Monochrome Assignment
  • Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club Presentation – Area Trails and Wildlife by Gordon Robertson
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Negative Space Composition
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner (if time permits)
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, February 22nd 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 Negative Space and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the April 5th meeting.

Winter 2019 Photo Challenge Silhouette
by Valerie Clement

Don’t forget the Winter 2019 Photo Challenge which has deadlines of March 15th and 29th to submit pictures.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

February Camera Club Meeting

Burst by Ron Pierce

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, February 1st at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the What is It Assignment
  • Portraiture Presentation by Frank Dugal
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Black and White Photography
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, January 25th 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 Monochrome and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the March 1st meeting.

Don’t forget the Winter 2019 Photo Challenge which has deadlines of February 1st and 15th to submit pictures.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Volunteers Needed

The Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club is run completely by volunteers and needs your help.

We are looking for a couple more members to sit on the executive committee, as well as, members that can assist with other club activities.  Many different types of skills and abilities are required, however, for some activities (e.g. backup the webmaster) computer skills are required.  It is not necessary that you be an expert in photography and training can be provided.   

Without volunteers the Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club would not exist.  Please consider volunteering and, depending on the activity, the time commitment can be less than a few hours a month.

If you are interested, or want additional information, please send an email to contact@ksccc.ca, or speak to one of the executive members at the next camera club meeting on February 1st.

Thank you 
The Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club Executive

Total Lunar Eclipse

Robert Allan, a new club member sent along this link about photographing the upcoming total lunar eclipse on Sunday evening January 20th. He also provided a link to this page which shows the local start, maximum and end times.

To plan your photography, remember that The Photographers Ephemeris – available for  web, Android, and iOS – will show you moonrise and set azimuths for your location.

If you get any images of the eclipse that you want to share with the club, email them to us here and we’ll put them on the website.

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Ko Fung sent a link to this Global news item on the eclipse which includes a time lapse video of a lunar eclipse and explains why this is a super blood wolf moon.

 

 

Denis Rule to Speak January 4th

Dennis Rule

The feature speaker at our meeting on January 4th will be Denis Rule who will speak on composition.

Denis’ Biography

For more than 40 years Denis Rule has had a passion for photography.  He started his professional career as an underwater technical photographer in 1980 and now operates a successful commercial studio in the nation capital.  Specializing in advertising, fashion, dance and portraits.  

For the past 10 years Denis, a training partner for Olympus America, has divided his time between photographic assignments and conducting workshops for amateurs and professional photographers alike.

For more on Denis including examples of his photography, take a look at his website.

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The slideshow Dennis presented is here.

January Camera Club Meeting

Oh so sticky by Shirley LeClair
Oh so sticky by Shirley LeClair

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, January 4th at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide show of Member Images from the Kitchen Abstraction Assignment
  • Lighting Presentation by Denis Rule
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Mirrorless Cameras vs. SLRs
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, December 28th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is  What is it and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the February 1st meeting.

The Winter 2019 Photo Challenge begins January 5th with the first images due on January 18th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive