Learn Photoshop Elements

During this period of social isolation due to the COVID-19 virus, why not learn to use Photoshop Elements? You can download a fully functional 30 day trial copy of the latest version of Photoshop Elements here using your Google, Facebook or Apple sign-in or by creating a free Adobe account.

Once you have Photoshop Elements downloaded and installed, take advantage of the free tutorials from Adobe, the many useful YouTube tutorials, and the free instruction on Lynda.com available through the Ottawa Public Library (as described in this earlier blog post).

Until the Centre re-opens, if you need help with any of this and if you are running Windows 10, I’ll be glad to schedule one-on-one remote tutorial sessions. Send an email to contact@ksccc.ca to arrange a time.

As always, if you have questions about photography, send them to contact@ksccc.ca and we’ll try and find you an answer.

Bill Robertson

Manfred Mueller at SPAO

Dancers by Manfred Mueller

Unfortunate timing, but the A+ Exhibition, at the SPAO Gallery (77 Pamilla St, in Little Italy) opened on Saturday March 14 and runs until April 9th. The gallery is normally open from noon until 5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.

Two of my images are part of this curated exhibition; one print and one digital image. Three highly qualified external curators selected the images that are on display.

Holi Boy by Manfred Mueller

The image of the dancers is one of the prints hanging on the wall and the portrait of the boy is shown on the 75″ screen. This is my first venture into the world of modern fine art photography, so I was pleasantly surprised when these two works were selected.

Manfred Mueller

Kanata Seniors Centre Closed

This afternoon (Friday March 13) the City of Ottawa announced that all recreation and cultural facilities including the Kanata Seniors Centre will be closed from March 16th to April 5th. Our meeting scheduled for April 5 is cancelled.

Any updates to this information will be posted here.

March Camera Club Meeting

Sculpted by Carol Brown

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on March 6th, at 9:15 a.m.

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Detail Assignment
  • Member’s Travel Videos
    • 2019 Rainbow Mountain by Amy Lo
    • Cuba by Carol Brown
    • This Land of Ours by Frank Knor
    • Yungang Grottoes by Ko Fung
    • Holi by Manfred Mueller
    • Italy, Sicily & Venice by Marg Jackman
    • The Camargue Part 1 by Debbie Pinard
    • Barbados by Valerie Clement
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Tip of the Day “How to Get a Better Picture” by Manfred Mueller
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, February 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.

Don’t forget about the 2020 Winter Photo Challenge to “Create a Photography Project”. Images for this challenge must also be submitted by noon on Friday, February 28th.

The next assignment is High/Low/Odd Angles and these images will be shown at the meeting on April 3rd.

See you at the meeting.

Congratulations to Debbie Pinard

Congratulations to Kanata Seniors Centre Camera Club member Debbie Pinard whose image:

Anticipation by Debbie Pinard

was selected by flicker as a nominee in the Your Best Shot 2019 competition.

In addition to the images Debbie has submitted to our club, you can see more her work in her flickr albums. Debbie has also submitted a couple of slideshows which will be show at our March meeting.

February Camera Club Meeting

Dancing in the Cold by Xiao-wei Sima

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

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Motion Assignment
  • Editing Demonstration by John Williamson
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, January 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.

Don’t forget about the 2020 Winter Photo Challenge to “Create a Photography Project”. Images for this challenge must be submitted by noon on Friday, February 28th.

The next assignment is Detail and these images will be shown at the meeting on March 6th.

See you at the meeting.

New Member Images On Display

Our Camera Club displays pictures in the Kanata Seniors Centre, as a way to promote the club and show off the great work of our members.  In early January, we replaced five of the pictures, so be sure to check out the new pictures the next time you are in the Centre. The pictures will be changed again in May and September.   At the April meeting, we will explain how all members can submit pictures for display.  In the meantime, please keep in mind that we are currently restricted to 8″ x 10″ format (portrait or landscape) due to frame and matting limitations, as you take pictures this winter. 

Thanks to the following photographers, whose pictures are now on display:

  • Debbie Pinard – “Danger”
  • Lynn Haggarty – “Calgary Library”
  • Jeff Card – “Shirley’s Bay in Winter”
  • Lynn Dion – “Upholstery Store”
  • Bruce Turner – “Soweto 2017”

Bruce Turner

January Camera Club Meeting

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Harmony by Xiao-wei Sima

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

Your images for the assignment and Fix my Pic must be emailed by noon on Friday, December 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 Motion and these images will be shown at the meeting on February 7th.

See you at the meeting.

Freeman Keats on Project Photography

The featured presenter at our January 3rd meeting will be Freeman Keats speaking on “Project Photography”.

Freeman Keats is a photographer living in Carp, Ontario, Canada.

Freeman has studied at Algonquin College, graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, and has participated in the Master Class offerings at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa.

Freeman did teach photography classes through the City Of Ottawa and his work has appeared in several local newspapers and magazines.

Freeman is a member of Studio Zone V –  a group of seven retired former executives who have now recreated themselves as fine art photographers.

His work has been exhibited at the Ottawa International Airport, The Balderson Gallery,  a number of Canada’s Embassies,  as well as several business establishments in the Ottawa area.

Freeman’s photographs have been shown in a solo exhibition at Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, and also in Studio Zone V group exhibits at Spiral Gallery, Centrepointe Gallery,  Atrium Gallery, and Exposure Gallery, in Ottawa and as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto in May, 2017 and 2018.

His work has been purchased by the City Of Ottawa, and these have been exhibited in a number of group exhibitions at the Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa’s City Hall.

Freeman is also an active member of  the West Carleton Arts Society and regularly participates in the group’s exhibitions as well as curating the artwork for one of its exhibition locations.

To see some of his work, check out his website, his instagram page or his almay page.

You can contact Freeman at:

  • freeman@freemankeatsphotography
  • 613-266-6416