Monthly Meeting December 7th

wet flower by Dennis J Lazowski
Wet Flower by Dennis J Lazowski

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, December 7th at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Winter Photo Challenge by Ron Pierce
  • Swap Shop
  • Slide Show of Member Images from the Wet Assignment
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Christmas Photography
  • Presentation by Ginny Fobert on Photography as Art
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, November 30th 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 Kitchen Abstraction and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the January 4th meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All members must subscribe to the Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club website (ksccc.ca) by January 1, 2019 to receive further emails from the club.  Instructions on how to subscribe can be found on the Get Help page.  If you have any questions or problems send an email to Contact@ksccc.ca.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Ginny Fobert

Ginny Fobert
The featured speaker at our meeting on December 7th will be Ginny Fobert. 

ARTIST BIO
My past has taken me in many different directions. From Real Estate and Interior Design, to desktop publishing, writing and editing, home building, project management, and event organizing to name a few. I have always wanted to be a photographer. One boring rainy day in 2011, I ventured out and purchased my first DSLR and just started pushing the shutter button.

M-Y-N-D in Icelandic means photo or image. ‘MYND’S I’ is the name of my photography site. I like that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and it is slow and considered in its making. I believe that anyone can take a photo, but it takes a discerning eye, a sense of what is around you and a comprehension of how everything is reacting to the surrounding light sources to make a picture. Without light, photography would not exist. In fact light is the true subject of every photograph. Continue reading “Ginny Fobert”

Swap Shop

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Picture by Carol Brown

At our December meeting, we will have tables set-up for members to sell used photography equipment and accessories.

Please indicate the selling price and your name.

If the equipment you’re selling is an accessory please indicate what camera models it works with.

At the break, everyone should stand with their items for sale.

 

Thanks to the Craft Group

Craft Group 20181120The City of Ottawa supports our camera club by providing us with space and equipment.  However, we do not receive any funding from them to support our club.  The club operates on donations from volunteers and other sources.

This year we have had additional expenses to operate our website and image storage costs on our website.  In October we received a donation from the Kanata Seniors Council to operate our website for this fiscal season.  We recently approached the Craft Group in the Seniors Centre and they agreed to pay for image storage costs associated with maintaining the member images on our club website.  We are hoping that the Craft Group will support us yearly with donations to support our website and image storage costs.

We wish to give a big THANK YOU to the Craft Group for their generous donation.

The Craft Group will be having a sale at the Christmas Dinner at the Kanata Seniors Centre on December 13th.  They will have about 6 tables of homemade items, socks, mitts, scarves, hats, sweaters and miscellaneous Christmas items.  Please support the Craft Group by dropping by and you might just find a Christmas present or two.

Flyers for the Craft Sale are available in the front office.

 

William Notman

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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

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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

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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.

Sandy 9782 By Valerie Keeler, Valberg Imaging

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).