Camera Club Monthly Meeting on October 2nd at 9:15 a.m.

Deep Love by M. Faber

The October meeting will be held online using Google Meet. A link to the meeting will be posted on our website the morning of October 1st. For details on how to use Google Meet go here. If you’re new to online meetings, you may sign in at 8:45 a.m. to allow you to test your setup, otherwise you may sign in at 9:00 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  • Review of online meeting procedures
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the September assignment “Black & White Photography
  • Presentation from Rod MacIvor, “From Photojournalist to Photographer”
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Sunday, September 27th 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 Street Photography and these images will be shown at the meeting on November 6th.

“See” you at the meeting.

Change to the September Monthly Challenge

The Monthly Challenge for September has been changed from Celebrations to Black & White Photography. Pictures should be submitted by September 25th for the meeting on October 2nd.

This change to the Monthly Challenge will allow members to practice B&W photography tips presented by Manfred Mueller in our virtual members’ meeting of September 4th. The Celebrations Monthly Challenge has been moved to December.

When you take pictures of people it may be advisable to get their permission before it being put on our club website.

A complete list of Monthly Challenges can be found here.

Results are in for the KSCCC Member Survey!!

Thank you to all those KSCCC members who participated in our online survey. The overwhelming majority of our members are interested in continuing with our Club activities via online “virtual” meetings. Our Club members continue to be interested in learning and sharing ideas about photography and are especially interested in hearing speakers discuss interesting photographic topics, showcasing members’ photographs and learning about specific photographic tips and techniques.

Many members have told us that they are already familiar with the online meeting technology and either had no technical issues with it or were able to work through their problems themselves.  Most found that the audio and video of these online delivery products was good.

Stay tuned for more announcements on our website about our upcoming fall 2020 season.

Some of the key results from the survey are:

September Camera Club Meeting

Photographer at Work by Amy Lo

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

Because the Seniors’ Centre is still closed our meeting will be held online using Google Meet. A link to the meeting will be posted to our website the morning of the 4th. For details on how to use Google Meet go here. If you’re new to online meetings, we will start at 8:45 a.m. to allow you to test your setup.

The meeting will be shorter than our normal meetings and will consist of:

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 28th 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 Celebrations and these images will be shown at the meeting on October 2nd.

“See” you at the meeting.

Survey Reminder

Reminder:  KSCCC Online Survey Closes Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

This is a reminder to please fill out the KSCCC Online Survey that was posted on our Website on August 10th, 2020. Thank you to those Club members that have already done so.

The closing date for our Online Survey is Thursday, August 20th at 5:00 p.m. It is very important that we have as many Club members as possible participate in this Survey. It will only take a few minutes of your time.

The future direction of our Club depends on you.

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

Your KSCCC Executive

Member Survey

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the KSCCC will not be able to hold our regular monthly meetings at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre in the foreseeable future.  The other photo clubs in the area find themselves in a similar situation and some of them are planning to hold internet based “virtual meetings”.  The KSCCC Executive would like to ask club members to see if they would be interested in attending online meetings. Attending the meeting will be as simple as clicking on a link that will be posted to our website and emailed to club members.

We are using an online survey tool to ask you some questions.  It should not take more than a few minutes to complete.

There are questions on your knowledge of web meetings, the hardware you would use to attend a web meeting and question on the type of content you would like to see presented. 

Please click here, complete the survey, and submit it as soon as you can.  We will be keeping it open for about a week.

The survey does allow you to go forwards and backwards, should you wish to change an answer.  Once you have completed the survey, please click on the “Submit” button.

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

Your KSCCC Executive

Future Meetings

Just to give you a quick update on plans for future club meetings under the restrictions of COVID-19. As you know it is unfortunately not possible to meet in person, so your club executive is hoping to try online virtual meetings, if the membership interest is there. Other photography clubs have done this, so we hope to use this format to help our registered KSCCC members stay connected with each other and improve their photography skills through regular monthly meetings.

To that end, we have prepared a survey to be distributed soon to our membership via the website. Please take the time to complete the survey and return it promptly, as time is growing short to prepare for a possible September 4th meeting.

Monthly Challenges for the 2020/21 Season

The Monthly Challenges for 2020/21 are posted here. Your Monthly Challenge for the summer is Photograph that Song and photos for this challenge must be submitted by August 28th.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Because of the current and potentially on-going restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, it may be difficult for KSCCC members to take photographs within our usual six-month assignment timeline. In those cases where you are unable take photos in public spaces, you may submit previously-taken photos.

The only requirements are that your submitted photos are in line with the monthly assignment, and you perform some form of post-processing on your photos in that particular month.

Special thank you to Ron Pierce and other members of the executive for putting these challenges together.

Have a safe summer and we hope to be able to meet again in September.