February Monthly Meeting

Talented Hands by Paula Brown

The next in-person monthly meeting will be held on February 3rd starting at 9:15 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

Your images for the monthly assignment and the Winter Project Challenge must be emailed to contact@ksccc.ca by noon on Friday, January 27th to be included in the slideshow. You may send up to three images for the monthly assignment and one image for the Winter Project Challenge.

If you do not receive an email confirming that your images have been received, send a follow-up email to contact@ksccc.ca. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

We are always looking for slideshows from members which will be shown, when time permits, during our monthly meetings. If you need help putting together a slideshow send an email to contact@ksccc.ca . For a list of all posts on how to make a slideshow refer to our website menu Pictures/Make a Slideshow.

The next monthly assignment is Still Life and the next Winter Challenge is The End of the Beginning. Both of these will be shown at the meeting scheduled for March 3rd.

See you at the meeting

Call for Pictures for the Seniors Centre

This further defines the process explained in the following post.

As a reminder, the KSCCC is looking for pictures to hang in the Seniors Centre.  Our plan is to change the pictures three times a year: at the end of January; the end of May; and, the end of September.  This will keep things fresh for Seniors Centre visitors and give all KSCCC members more opportunities to show their work.  We’re looking for pictures of broad interest (P.G. of course!)  Travel, nature, wildlife, landscapes, architecture, people, creative and macro work, are all good subjects.

If a club member has a picture they would be proud to display at the Seniors Centre, they can submit it by printing an 8” x 10” glossy finish photo, in either portrait or landscape format and dropping it off at the front desk of the Seniors Centre, in an envelope addressed to the KSCCC, Attention Jan and Bruce Turner.

Pictures will generally be accepted on a first come first serve basis, however priority will be given to pictures from new members and members who have not recently had a picture displayed in the centre.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to contact@ksccc.ca, Subject: Attention Jan & Bruce Turner or talk to Jan or Bruce at the next meeting.  We’re looking forward to your participation, and the Seniors Centre is excited to see your new work. 

Jan & Bruce Turner

KSCCC at the Library

Until the end of January, the KSCCC will be promoting the club and showcasing our work in the display case at the entrance to the Ottawa Public Library, Beaverbrook Branch. The theme is: Winter – A great time to create pictures.

Thanks to photographers Bruce Turner, Debbie Pinard, Manfred Mueller, Phil Tughan, Tom Illing, and Ed Lascelle for their contributions to the display. If you are heading to the Seniors Centre, pop by the Library and have a peek at the display.

Jan and Bruce Turner

Ted Timmons Presenting in February

Ted Timmons in Dome Lens

Ted will give a presentation entitled “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Oh, the Things You’ll See!, Oh, the Money You’ll Spend!, Underwater Photography: the Story Behind the Pictures” on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

Based on Ted’s presentation from last year, he will revisit some underwater images telling the story behind the photographs. With examples drawn from wide angle to macro, natural light, artificial light, and night time, he will explore and describe the techniques of lighting and exposure in the underwater world. He also will describe how he sets up his underwater equipment to make the most efficient use of time underwater. After the presentation all club members are invited to have a look at Ted’s gear and try their hand at making a macro image.

January Monthly Meeting

The Amateur Minerologist by Jay-Dee Purdie

The next in-person monthly meeting will be held on January 6th starting at 9:15 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

Your images for the monthly assignment and the Winter Project Challenge must be emailed to contact@ksccc.ca by noon on Friday, December 30th to be included in the slideshow. You may send up to three images for the monthly assignment and one image for the Winter Project Challenge.

If you do not receive an email confirming that your images have been received, send a follow-up email to contact@ksccc.ca. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

We are always looking for slideshows from members which will be shown, when time permits, during our monthly meetings. If you need help putting together a slideshow send an email to contact@ksccc.ca . For a list of all posts on how to make a slideshow refer to our website menu Pictures/Make a Slideshow.

The next monthly assignment is Hands  and the next Winter Challenge is The Beginning. Both of these will be shown at the meeting scheduled for February 6th.

See you at the meeting

Debbie Pinard to Present in January

Debbie Pinard, one of our Camera Club Members, will give a presentation on Find WIld Horses, Find Yourself on Friday, January 6, 2023.

Debbie has been taking photographs for about 40 years, first starting out with film, and then switching to digital with a Canon Powershot and then a Canon Rebel.  She currently uses a Canon 6D Mark 2, and a Canon t2i converted to infrared.  

She does not specialize in any particular type of photography, and loves to experiment (as long as it doesn’t include a tripod!).  Awards include top 10 in the Flickr Your Best Shot 2019 and she won the 2018 EyeEm Award for “The Traveler”.  She has also had a picture chosen to create Christmas Cards for the Canadian Wildlife Federation and for a calendar in the 2010  “Nature in the City” David Suzuki Foundation photo contest.  You can see some of her images at https://deborahpinard.com/.

Winter Project Challenge

Favorite Activity-PHOTOGRAPHY!! by Ron Pierce

Winter is soon upon us and for interested Club members a special challenge. Starting in December and till the end of April seek out and take pictures that represent your individual winter experiences. There are no set topics, but as an example:

  • December – December/Christmas celebrations
    • Submit by December 30th
  • January – The Beginning
    • The dead of winter things
    • Winter reflections
    • Epiphany, Hannukah
    • Robbie Burns
    • Submit by January 27th
  • February – The end of the Beginning
    • Valentines/things red
    • Cold days – Hot Nights
    • Submit by February 24th
  • March – The Beginning of the End
    • Saint Patrick’s Day, green things
    • Melting Snow/Ice patterns
    • Maple Syrup!
    • Submit by April 7th
  • April – THE END (We hope)
    • Ready to Grow
    • winter tires/potholes, garden sales
    • Easter things
    • New Beginnings
    • Submit by April 28th

Again, these are examples to get your thoughts going. We each experience winter in different ways and the images you submit should reflect your unique experience. It could be a good one. Or a bad one. (Potholes anyone?)


When selecting an image for submission, think that you are writing a newsletter with one image for each month. Submit on the same dates as the regular monthly assignments. Select one image that is your story and submit it as:

  • Winter challenge December by <your name>.jpg

Club Member Wins!

Congratulations to club member and presenter Manfred Mueller.

On Thursday, he received an email from CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) that one of his images had taken 1st place in a national B&W competition.

On Friday, he received another email, this one from the Toronto Salon, which is the most prestigious photographic competition in the country, that he had received two major international awards for his work.  The Toronto Salon is the oldest photographic salon in the Americas and the second oldest in the world.  The 129th running of the salon has just been finished.  There were 4796 entries from 434 photographers that came from 58 different countries. 

He won the prestigious IAAF Gold Medal for one image and the FIAP Blue Ribbon for another.  The IAAF is the International Association of Art Photographers and FIAP is the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique.

December Monthly Meeting

Warm and Cool Colours by Jay-Dee Purdie

The next in-person monthly meeting will be held on December 2nd starting at 9:15 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

Your images for the monthly assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, November 25th to be included in the slideshow.

If you do not receive an email confirming that your images have been received, send a follow-up email to contact@ksccc.ca. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

We are always looking for slideshows from members which will be shown, when time permits, during our monthly meetings. If you need help putting together a slideshow send an email to contact@ksccc.ca . For a list of all posts on how to make a slideshow refer to our website menu Pictures/Make a Slideshow.

Prior to the pandemic, we would sometimes provide a Free Table where members could bring in their surplus equipment, magazines and books which were offered free to other club members.  At the December 2nd meeting, we will provide a Free Table where members can set aside their free items.  If you bring an item to this table you must take it away if not claimed during the meeting. If the Free Table is successful we will repeat the effort at subsequent meetings.

The next assignment is Portrait without a Person and images will be shown at the meeting scheduled for January 6th.

See you at the meeting

Manfred Mueller to Present in December

Manfred Mueller

Manfred Mueller will give a presentation on Just Add Light – Small Flash Photography on Friday, December 2, 2022.

Manfred is an award-winning, Kanata-based photographer who uses flash in much of his work.  His Speedlight always sits in his camera bag ready to be pulled out when he needs additional light.

The talk will deal with the practical aspects of speedlight / small flash photography.  It will cover approaches that can be used to get strong and effective images.  Common mistakes made with flash photography are also demonstrated and discussed. These techniques will be demonstrated during the presentation.

For anyone interested in acquiring small flash for their own work, various options for the small flash and accessories will be discussed.