Pictures at an Exhibition

Sue Carey thought some club members might need help finding the club images in the 6 locations they are on display around the Centre. With Catherine Easton’s assistance, she produced this short video:

(apologies to Modest Mussorgsky)

Photo Walk Postponed

From Ken Wilson:

Regret due to heavy snowfall we will have to postpone the photowalk planned for the Old Quarry Trail on Fri, 19 Feb.
We will discuss in committee and select a new date based on available weather forecast information. Regret postponement. 
Stay tuned here for a new date and time.

New Photofocus Podcasts

The Photofocus Podcast “network” has changed their monthly schedule to the following:

  • Questions and Answers with Rich Harrington & Scott Bourne to air on the 7th
  • Inspiration with Scott Bourne and Marco Larousse to air on the 14th
  • Photographer Interviews with Ann Barry to air on the 21st
  • Photography gear with Scott Bourne and Marco Larousse to air on the 28th

Download them and listen while you’re doing housework, stuck in traffic, at the gym …

Between the podcasts listed above they also have frequent blog postings.

Google Kills Picasa

Google announced today that effective May 1 they will no longer develop the desktop version of Picasa, their photo editor and cataloguer. Pictures stored in Picasa albums will be moved to Google Photos. More details in this TechCrunch article.

Old Quarry Trail Photo Walk

Were you inspired by Phil Tughan and Ian Buchanan’s wildlife pictures from the Old Quarry Trail? Want to try your hand at taking some of your own? Want to do it in the company of folks who know where to find the local wildlife?

The Camera Club is holding a photo walk on Friday February 19th at 08:00 AM.

Meet at The Old Quarry Trail parking lot (NCC Parking Lot P5) on Eagleson just south of the intersection with Hazeldean.


At the last meeting, Phil Suggested you bring carrots to hand feed to the deer and seeds to feed the birds. Phil says “It is also a good idea to bring some bird seed as the small birds will eat out of your hand and provide some good photo opportunities. The birds seem to like sunflower seeds the best, but you can get general wild bird seed at Bulk Barn.”.

If we have to reschedule due to issues with the weather, come to the blog for updates.

Ginny Fobert

At the May 6th meeting of the Camera Club, Ginny Fobert will make a presentation on her approach to making photographs versus just taking them. If you know you won’t be able to make it to our May meeting or if you’d just like to see Ginny’s presentation earlier,  she’ll be at:

West Carleton Arts Society
Wednesday February 17 – 7PM
St. Paul’s United Church,
3760 Carp Road, Ottawa

Members free, Guests $5

There’s a map here.

For more about Ginny and her work, take a look at her web site.


Explore Your Camera Workshop

Sue helping out

Many camera club members got together on January 13th and had a great time learning more about their cameras.

Under the guidance of Sue Carey, and with the assistance of members of the Camera Club Executive, topics included aperture priority, shutter priority, manual fixed focus, lighting, portraits, spot versus matrix metering, and exposure compensation.

More pictures of participants and some of their results are in this gallery. The handouts are here.

Special thanks to Sue Carey for coming up with the idea for the workshop and for making it happen.