William Notman

Five Men Curling by William Notman

The Canadian Museum of History is presenting an exhibition on William Notman from November 23, 2018 – April 14, 2019. Quoting from their website:

Experience 19th century Canada through the lens of a pioneer of photography. See the iconic images produced by William Notman (1826–1891), the first Canadian photographer to gain an international reputation.

Introducing a modern approach to photography, Notman created some of our most stunning windows onto the past. Through 300 vintage prints and objects from the McCord Museum, this exhibition presents a comprehensive portrait of Victorian Canada and celebrates the innovation and artistry of the man who captured it.

Details on how to register for a tour of the exhibition, lead by Notman experts, can be found here.

For more information on William Notman, start with this Wikipedia article and this 2 part documentary produced by CBC Ideas: Part 1 and Part 2.



Links Page Update

Broad chain closeup by Toni Lozano Wikimedia

The links page of our website is a list of online resources submitted by club members.

It has been reorganized, several new links have been added,  and all links have been verified.

If you have any online photography resources that you find useful why not share them with the rest of the club? Email a link to us here.

New Exhibition

Diane Helmus, Thomas Illing, Qing Mao and Pat Newton are exhibiting their photographs for the next couple of months at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre.

Sue Cary

November Camera Club Meeting

Yellow and Blue by Ron Pierce

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, November 2nd at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Dominant Colours Assignment
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Photography under Adverse Conditions
  • Presentation by Sandra Sharkey on Horses Wild and Free
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner – Slideshow by Mary Milito
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, October 26th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Wet and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the December 7th meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Sandy Sharkey

The featured speaker at our meeting on November 2nd will be Sandy Sharkey.

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Sandy is a former Ottawa radio announcer who is now pursuing her favourite passion:  photographing wild horses.  She has photographed horses in Mongolia, Costa Rica, and France.  In 2018 Sandy embarked on a 67 day road trip to capture images of wild mustangs in the American southwest.  She is immensely proud of our Canadian wild horses, having visited Sable Island five times to photograph the iconic horses off the coast of Nova Scotia.  In conjunction with Help Alberta Wildies, Sandy documented the magnificent horses living wild and free in Alberta’s Rocky Mountain foothills.

Sandy’s limited edition prints of wild horses can be found in homes and businesses throughout North America, and can be custom ordered at her website. You can also follow Sandy on social media at Facebook, Twitter  (@sandysharkey), and Instagram  (sandysharkeyphotography).


Beaverbrook Library Showcase October 2018

A note of thanks to the following Kanata Seniors Centre Camera Club members  for submitting some great photos for our October 2018 Library Showcase: Anne Walsh, Ian Buchanan, Qing Mao,  and Georgia Dale Crichton.

I received a very nice email from the Library saying how beautiful they found the display.

This a great way to promote the club. Also it allows our members to see their photos out there for public viewing.

The display is at the inside entrance to the Beaverbrook Library in the Mlacak Centre  and will be on view until October 15th.

Lib Showcase Rev 1

The Camera Club will be providing a new display requiring about 5 photos (8 by 10 framed ) in October and June of each year .

The display will be available for viewing for a two week period each time. We encourage everyone to consider submitting for the June display . We’ll ensure that different members have a chance to display each time.

Of course , there is a on-going need for photos for display  throughout the KSC and photos can be submitted to Sue Carey for that purpose.

Thanks to everyone for your recent library showcase submissions ,

Library Ed

Monthly Meeting October 5th

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday,October 5th at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, September 28th to be included in the slide show. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go to our How to Submit page.

The next assignment is  Dominant Colours and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the November 2nd meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

10th Annual Geoheritage Day

Ottawa Sand Dune

The 10th annual Geoheritage Day will take place on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Pinhey Sand Dunes. To get there, drive south on Woodroffe Avenue, and turn left two blocks south of the Nepean Sportsplex onto Pineland Avenue. Park on the south shoulder beside the signed entry gate near the end of the road (T-junction with Vaan Drive).

You will have the chance to learn how geological processes have shaped the regional landscape, given us a glimpse into past environments and life forms and provided resources for our use.

Volunteers from Carleton University’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project will be on hand to explain what there is to see and how each site fits into the local geological history. The Pinhey Sand Dunes will be on the program.

For more information, please contact Joanne Hakkaku at the Biodiversity Conservancy:




Beaverbrook Library Digital Lab

Recently, a few camera club members had a sneak peak at the soon-to-be announced Beaverbrook Library Digital Lab. Gillian Johnson showed us the equipment we’ll be able to use to digitize slides and negatives:


to transcribe VHS tapes to DVD:


and to to transcribe 8 mm and Super-8 mm movies to mp4. She explained that there will also be a digital camera and light box available for use in the lab.

We’ve invited the library to our meeting on October 5th to give all the members more details on the new lab including how to sign up and costs.

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For more details including availability and sign-up procedure, please contact Gillian Johnson the Beaverbrook Library: