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

Volunteers Needed

The Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club is run completely by volunteers and needs your help.

We are looking for a couple more members to sit on the executive committee, as well as, members that can assist with other club activities.  Many different types of skills and abilities are required, however, for some activities (e.g. backup the webmaster) computer skills are required.  It is not necessary that you be an expert in photography and training can be provided.   

Without volunteers the Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club would not exist.  Please consider volunteering and, depending on the activity, the time commitment can be less than a few hours a month.

If you are interested, or want additional information, please send an email to contact@ksccc.ca, or speak to one of the executive members at the next camera club meeting on February 1st.

Thank you 
The Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club Executive

Total Lunar Eclipse

Robert Allan, a new club member sent along this link about photographing the upcoming total lunar eclipse on Sunday evening January 20th. He also provided a link to this page which shows the local start, maximum and end times.

To plan your photography, remember that The Photographers Ephemeris – available for  web, Android, and iOS – will show you moonrise and set azimuths for your location.

If you get any images of the eclipse that you want to share with the club, email them to us here and we’ll put them on the website.

<added 2019-01-16>

Ko Fung sent a link to this Global news item on the eclipse which includes a time lapse video of a lunar eclipse and explains why this is a super blood wolf moon.

 

 

Denis Rule to Speak January 4th

Dennis Rule

The feature speaker at our meeting on January 4th will be Denis Rule who will speak on composition.

Denis’ Biography

For more than 40 years Denis Rule has had a passion for photography.  He started his professional career as an underwater technical photographer in 1980 and now operates a successful commercial studio in the nation capital.  Specializing in advertising, fashion, dance and portraits.  

For the past 10 years Denis, a training partner for Olympus America, has divided his time between photographic assignments and conducting workshops for amateurs and professional photographers alike.

For more on Denis including examples of his photography, take a look at his website.

Added January 4th

The slideshow Dennis presented is here.

January Camera Club Meeting

Oh so sticky by Shirley LeClair
Oh so sticky by Shirley LeClair

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, January 4th at 9:15 a.m.

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide show of Member Images from the Kitchen Abstraction Assignment
  • Lighting Presentation by Denis Rule
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Mirrorless Cameras vs. SLRs
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Member’s Corner
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

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

The next assignment is  What is it and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the February 1st meeting.

The Winter 2019 Photo Challenge begins January 5th with the first images due on January 18th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Winter 2019 Biweekly Photo Challenge

Rhythm by Ron Pierce
Rhythm by Ron Pearce

Now that the winter weather has finally arrived, it’s time to grab your camera, head outside and take some fantastic winter photographs of blowing snow, frozen water and dim light. Maybe not! Perhaps you would rather cozy up to a nice warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Then why not grab your camera and explore the fascinating world of indoor photography.

This year we are offering a Biweekly Photo Challenge. This Challenge is open to all KSCCC Members. You are all encouraged to participate. Any type of camera and any type of post-processing technique can be used.

Topics (see the Winter 2019 Photo Challenge table below) can be photographed either indoors or outdoors.  Each topic addresses a unique subject.  Each topic may inspire you to take a photograph in a different way using different techniques.

All you need to do is photograph one subject in a two-week period and send your one photo to us by the due date. If you can’t send in a photo for a particular two-week period, try to send us what you can during the course of the Challenge. The goal is to try something new that may inspire you.

Submit photos in the regular way using our Club’s e-mail address, with the words:

WINTER 2019 CHALLENGE PHOTO _#

In the subject line (where # is replaced with the appropriate photo number).

Photo challenges are a great way to look at new subjects in unique ways and to try different techniques. Inspiration can often be found in the most mundane subject.

During the Challenge period, all submitted photos will be posted in special galleries linked from the Winter Challenge page under Pictures on our website. At the end of the Challenge, photos will be compiled into a video that will be shown at our meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact  me by email.

Ron Pierce

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TOPIC DUE
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1 Jan 5 Memories Jan 18
2 Jan 19 Silhouette Feb 1
3 Feb 2 Favourite Activity Feb 15
4 Feb 16 Movement Mar 1
5 Mar 2 Minimalist Mar 15
6 Mar 16 Selective Focus Mar 29

Library Digital Lab Open

At the Camera Club’s October 5th meeting Gillian Johnston introduced us to the Beaverbrook Library Digital Lab and said she’d follow up with an announcement when  the lab was available for bookings.

Here’s her recent announcement:

I’m writing to let you know the Digital Lab at the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library is now open for booking. We mentioned this room during our last visit, or, you joined us for a tour. The room focuses on preserving and/or converting your memories.

We have more information on our website, including details about the equipment and bookings.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at this email.

You can see pictures of some of the gear available at the lab here.