The featured speaker at our meeting on November 1st will be club member Manfred Mueller. His presentation will be on creativity.
Manfred is an award-winning
Kanata based photographer. In addition
to being a member of the KSCCC executive, he is currently the Chair of the RA
Photo Club. He teaches at various Ottawa photo clubs and has been a guest
speaker at Ottawa’s La Cité Community College photography program for the past few
He has studied
photography at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Algonquin College and the School
of Photographic Arts – Ottawa (SPAO). He is a member of Canadian Association for
Photographic Art (CAPA) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). His work has been published in Canadian
Geographic and the Ottawa Business Journal.
Manfred is a photographic judge and has recently completed his national
level CAPA certification requirements.
As an avid travel photographer and has
visited almost 60 different countries, often in very remote or challenging
locations. When he is not on the road,
he shoots local landscapes, urban scenes and people. He works in the photo studio and uses studio
lighting during on-location shoots.
Manfred is a retired professional
engineer who spent several decades leading design teams in Canada and abroad. While most people will not see the work that
engineers, architects and industrial designers as art, creativity is a critical
factor in ensuring their projects are successful. In his talk will demonstrate how a workflow
that is commonly used by design professionals translates into successful
photographic projects. A project can be
as simple as a KSCCC Monthly Challenge to planning and executing a shoot in
challenging and exotic locations around the world.
It seems like the company Photodex Corporation, which produces the popular slide show software ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer, is having some problems. Internet reports plus my and a friends attempts to contact customer support verify they are not functioning at they have in the past. Rumors are they are trying to restructure and may re-introduce to the marketplace. They have great and popular products, but until the company’s situation clarifies I would suggest our members not purchase the software.
A Canadian Association for Photographic Arts (CAPA) Judging Workshop will be held November 23, 2019, RA Centre, Ottawa. There is space available so you can still register! The RA Photo Club is the sponsoring club for this CAPA workshop.
You can register here. Payment can be made on-line during the registration. This judging workshop is of interest and use to those who wish to know more about what it is that judges look for in competitions; not merely individuals interested in becoming certified CAPA judges. In fact the vast majority of attendees at these workshops are people who solely wish to learn how to evaluate their work and do better in competitions, and have no interest in becoming judges themselves. The course takes the attendees through a series of modules on each of the various types of competitions: nature, wildlife, landscape, photo-journalism, etc. It is designed to allow lots of time for discussion and practice in evaluating images, judging, and scoring. CAPA’s comprehensive judging manual is provided to each attendee. All that is required is a pen and open mind.
Garry Black will be the featured speaker at our October meeting with a presentation on travel photography.
For 30 plus years, Garry has been leading photographic workshops to some of the most inspiring locations around the world. He also teaches a variety of classes ranging from Impressionist Photography to Fashion Model Photo Shoot Workshops here in Ottawa and across Canada and the Caribbean. He frequently gives seminars and instructional programs to camera clubs and at photo conferences. Garry was chosen as one of Canada’s Distinguished Professional Photographers by CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art). He has been selected as a Manfrotto, Phottix and Sigma Canada Pro Photographer.
Garry’s images have been extensively published in numerous national and international publications where they have been used in advertisements, books, magazines, and websites. They have appeared in National Geographic, Air Canada, Holland America, ELLE, and O – The Oprah Magazine.
Danielle Barabé-Bussières, who spoke at our April 5th meeting, has invited any interested club members to attend the New Members Reception of the Eastern Ontario Branch of the PPOC to be held September 5th from 7 until 9 PM at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata.
Just want to ask if you could kindly inform your photo club members and people you know who might be interested of this event we are organizing. I will be present, as I am a member of the executive committee and would be thrilled to see some familiar and new faces. It is mostly an event to answer questions people might have regarding PPOC etc.
If you’re interested, go online to eventbrite and register for a free admission.
Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 30th to be included in the slideshow. You may submit one photograph of each element, for a total of FOUR photographs. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.
The next assignment is Abstraction and these images will be shown at the meeting on October 4th.
The featured speaker at the first meeting of out 2019/2020 season will be Glenn Bloodworth:
A retired senior executive from the federal public service and the private sector, Glenn is a visual artist employing medium-format film & composite digital media. He holds a Diploma in Photographic Arts and Production from the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa [SPAO], and a Certificate in Photography Techniques from Algonquin College. Thematically driven by David Thoreau’s observation “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” and influenced by Hiroshi Sugimoto’s sense of ‘time exposed’, Walker Evan’s optic, and the aesthetic of the Düsseldorf School artists like Thomas Struth and Candida Höfer, Glenn’s art centers on visuals tonally and metaphysically textured, presenting the over-looked familiar and vernacular, encouraging viewers to comprehension and challenging them to insight, not only of what they are seeing but how they see. Glenn’s works are held in several public and private collections in Canada and abroad, including the City of Ottawa Art Collection.