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 (Alexandra.leask@henrys.com) 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

Beaverbrook Library Display

Front Shot rev1Thanks to Ed Lascelle for organizing, to Anne Jones for helping with the setup and the props (lovely glass pedestals), for Sue Carey for loaning the great old cameras, and to all who contributed images. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough space to use them all.

The display will be there until Monday June 11th.

The club has been invited  to provide a display for the fall  (early Oct for 2 weeks).

The library is very pleased with the display . This is great exposure for the club..

Annes Edge Shot

Monthly Meeting June 1st

Back to the Field by Barrie Nichols
Back to the Field by Barrie Nichols

The last Camera Club meeting of the 2017/2018 season will be held on Friday, June 1st at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Introduction to Tabletop Photography by Phil Tughan
  • Simple Lighting Setups by Ron Pierce
  • Macro Setup with Ring Light by Frank Knor
  • Slide show of Member Images from the 3A’s, Aged, Antiqued or Abandoned Assignment
  • Slide show from the Monahan Pond Photowalk
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment and the Monahan Pond Photowalk must be emailed by noon on Friday, May 25th to be included in the slide shows. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our Galleries page.

The next Portrait Workshop is scheduled for May 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  For more information click here.

The Camera Club meeting normally scheduled the first Friday in September has been changed to Friday, August 31st.  The assignment for this meeting is  Summertime Favourites / Tabletop Photography and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the August 31st meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Portrait Session

Camera club members please note the Portrait workshop scheduled for 3 May is postponed and the session scheduled for June 5th is cancelled.


There will be a full day portrait session, Thursday, 31 May at the Kanata Senior’s Centre, 9 – 3:30

There will be an opportunity:

To Help

To photograph


To have your portrait taken.

There will be three lighting locations set up for you to experience. It will be a one-on-one opportunity for 15 – 30 minutes in each location. Each location is different. In two you will be able to use your own camera. The third is a demonstration of what can be done with a particular lighting set-up.

You may sign up for the morning, afternoon, or all day.

As well as taking portrait of each other, there will be Kanata Senior’s Centre members invited to have a free 5×7 portrait.

If you are a photographer you will be asked to email your model, print ready 1-4 of the portraits. Help will be provided.

Help is need with set-up, tear down, meeting and greeting people, organizing name tags and email addresses. There will be lots to do, learn, and time, to meet other camera club members in a fun and supportive environment.

In order to know how many people are interested there will be sign-up time sheets (or by emailing Sue Carey) to help, to photograph, and/or to have your portrait taken. You can sign all three sheets, and enjoy the day.

More information will be available at the May 4th camera club meeting or by contacting Sue Carey: careysj@hotmail.com.

Monthly Meeting May 4th

Trillium in highlight by John Williamson

The next Camera Club meeting with be held on Friday, May 4th at 9:15 AM.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide show of Member Images from the Spring  Assignment
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Focal Length and Choosing the Right Lens
  • Presentation on Nature Photography by Barbara Adams
  • Monthly Assignment Topics for 2018/2019 season by Ron Pierce
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, April 27th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our Galleries page.

The next two  Portrait Workshops are being held at the Kanata Seniors Centre on May 3rd and June 5th.  Phil Tughan has also recommended a few videos on Portrait Photography Tips.

A photowalk to Monahan Pond is planned for May 18th.  Details here.

For additional information on the Camera Club’s activities go to the News Section of our website (the front page).

The next assignment is  The 3 A’s: Aged, Antiqued or Abandoned and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the June 1st meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Photowalk at the Monahan Ponds in Bridlewood

Phil Tughan head shotAs a follow up to the article I wrote for the club last September Anne Jones and I will be leading a photowalk there on May 18th starting at 9:00am. The article tells you about what you can expect to see there (subject to nature’s whims). It is a great area to learn about, right in our back yard. It is an easy 2k walk around the area on a paved path, with park benches along the way. Please dress in protective shoes and long clothing, if you plan to go down to the water’s edge, as there are wild parsnip plants and mosquitoes. Hopefully it will stop snowing by then, but we will be there, rain or shine. We can often get quite close to the birds, but best to bring your longest lens for great bird photos. We are always happy to help with camera settings and suggestions. We will meet on Emerald Meadows Drive, about 200 meters from Eagleson Road to start our walk. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Phil Tughan







Portrait Workshop — Update

There is a slight change in the time of the first session of the Portrait Workshop we announced in February. This Thursday, April 12th we have a room booked from 12:30 pm (not 12 pm) to 5:00 pm

Bring whatever gear you would like to try out, including reflectors, strobes, modifiers, backdrops, …  We will all take turns being models and photographers.

See you on Thursday.

Richard Martin at RA Photo Club


At our April 6th meeting,  David Haggarty mentioned that Richard Martin will be giving a presentation titled:

The Photographer’s Eye: Inspiration by Colour, Texture and Light

at Clark Hall in the RA Centre 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa.

  • Thursday, May 24, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Club Members: $25    non-Members: $30
  • Registration
    • By Phone: (613) 733-5100
    • In Person: RA Centre Member Services Desk
    • Online: www.racentre.com/playra
    • Tickets also available at the door