Insect Seminar

If you are interested in the “critters” that Dr. Pete Dang introduced us to at the Pinhey Sand dunes in 2017, his organization — Biodiversity Conservancy International — is hosting a free one day seminar titled:

Insects, An Indispensable Component Of Life On Earth

It takes place on 1-5 PM, Saturday May 4th at the Central Experimental Farm. For more details, refer to the event poster.

Naked Santas and Pillow Fights!

If you want to find out what this blog post title is all about you’ll have to come and hear Robin Andrew, the featured speaker at our meeting on May 3rd. She titled her presentation:

Naked Santas and Pillow Fights
My journey from engineer to owner of a photography company

Robin left a career as an electrical engineer to start Unposed photography in 2006. Her unique, fun, high energy approach to photography has resulted in Unposed growing to a team of 8 providing family, commercial and event photography in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and even internationally. Unposed was the selected photographers for the 2017 Juno Awards Gala and were also awarded 2017 West Ottawa Small business of the year. She is also currently nominated for 2019 Supplier of the year in the events industry.

May Camera Club Meeting

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

Cedar Solitude by Barrie Nicols
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Solitude Assignment
  • Unposed – Non-traditional Portrait Photography by Robin Andrew
  • Member’s Corner
  • Marg’s Joke of the Day
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, April 26th 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 Bridges and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the June 7th meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Orchid Show

This is a reminder that the Ottawa Orchid Society annual show is coming up on April 27th and 28th. They allow the use of tripods Sunday morning from 9:00-11:00.

This is a great opportunity to shoot some amazing flowers.

For more details, check out their website.

Danielle Barabé-Bussières

The featured speaker at our meeting on April 5th will be Danielle Barabé-Bussières

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Danielle Barabé-Bussières learns photography every day by watching tutorials, researching photography projects and gets some of her inspiration from great photographers. Danielle likes to explore nature, flowers, wildlife and is very passionate about macro photography.
In the recent years, her images have earned several awards in Provincial and National competitions with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). Recently, Danielle has participated in the National Image competition and is a “finalist” for the prestigious title of Photographic artist of the year with the PPOC. She is very devoted to photography and she worked hard to achieve a professional level.   She is also very involved with artists’ associations and takes every opportunity offered to her to display her art in the Ottawa area and surroundings. 

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To learn more about Danielle and to see more of her beautiful images, visit her website. To see the slides she showed describing her equipment, settings, software, tips, and contact information, click here.

Beaverbrook Library Digitization Lab

Last fall some members of our Executive were  provided an early tour of the Beaverbrook Library’s new Digitization Lab and were most impressed . The Kanata  Library has the first such capability in the city of Ottawa.

The facility is now open for business  and the library will be scheduling a special group tour for camera club members in the near future.

You may sign up for one of their monthly tours, by registering here.

In the meantime, you are welcome to start using the equipment in the lab by booking on their website.

A “Sneak Peek”

Until March 17, the West Carleton Arts Society has taken over the Kanata Civic Art Gallery for their Spring Fling group exhibition and sale. The gallery is just down the hall from where we hold our camera club meetings and the show is well worth seeing.

When you check out the show, be sure not to miss the three beautiful photographs by Danielle Barabé-Bussières who will be the featured speaker at our April meeting.

Presentation by Gordon Robertson on March 1st

Gordon Robertson is presenting on the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club – Area Trails and Wildlife. Gordon is a retired professor from the University of Ottawa and now primarily does nature photography and wildlife tours. He chairs the Education and Publicity Committee of the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club and volunteers at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden (FWG). Gordon is also treasurer of the Ottawa Duck Club, which allows one access to the Shirley’s Bay Crown Game Preserve – an excellent and relatively undisturbed wildlife area. He frequently gives tours of the FWG and several other areas such as Petrie Island and Mer Bleue; so he is familiar with the many “wild” areas around Ottawa.

Gordon’s interests in wildlife vary considerably from butterflies and birds to wildflowers and ferns. He is also quite handy with analog and digital photography and digital photo editing. Many of his photos are used in textbooks and in Wikipedia  (>1200) where he is a “Master Editor”.

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You can review Gordon’s excellent presentation here.

March Camera Club Meeting

Flower on Sill by Thomas Illing

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, March 1st at 9:15 a.m.

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Monochrome Assignment
  • Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club Presentation – Area Trails and Wildlife by Gordon Robertson
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Negative Space Composition
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner (if time permits)
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, February 22nd 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 Negative Space and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the April 5th meeting.

Winter 2019 Photo Challenge Silhouette
by Valerie Clement

Don’t forget the Winter 2019 Photo Challenge which has deadlines of March 15th and 29th to submit pictures.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

February Camera Club Meeting

Burst by Ron Pierce

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, February 1st at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the What is It Assignment
  • Portraiture Presentation by Frank Dugal
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Black and White Photography
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, January 25th 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 Monochrome and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the March 1st meeting.

Don’t forget the Winter 2019 Photo Challenge which has deadlines of February 1st and 15th to submit pictures.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive