Two Workshops from the Mississauga Camera Club

Audiovisual Presentation Workshop aka Slideshow Workshop – February 5, 2022

This workshop will focus on how to enhance your AudioVisual (AV) presentation, (the term used by the OCCC). This workshop will look at the guidelines that the OCCC uses to judge AV presentations: quality, production, purpose, and audience appeal. It will also look at how to do a presentation in the ZOOM world with PowerPoint and minimal use of video.

There will be AV examples for demonstrations, critiquing, and discussion.

A sample of some areas that will be covered are:

  • The OCCC guidelines and judging criteria
  • Best practices in creating a presentation
  • Tips and tricks on how to enhance your storytelling theory and techniques
  • The correct usage of Ken Burns and other transition features
  • The dilemma of which comes first: the music or the images
  • How to add meaningful music
  • How to do this in an animated and static presentation format such as PowerPoint, with or without music
  • Questions and Answers

Time: 9:00 am until Noon

Date: February 5, 2022 (Saturday)

About your instructor: Ursula Tweddle is an award-winning amateur photographer, who has a love for all types of photography, the digital darkroom, and most especially the creative genre.  Ursula is a past Competition Chair for the Mississauga Camera Club. More recently, along with giving travel presentations, she has embraced the storytelling opportunities of the AV world, taught an AV workshop, as well as run a year-long Mac Special Interest Group/Workshop on helping users enhance their post-processing abilities by understanding their computers. Becoming an OCCC competition judge has also helped her hone her design and composition skills.

Avoiding the Recycling Bin – March 5, 2022

In this workshop, we will highlight the amazing ways to optimize digital images. (Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.)

  • Editing is improving
  • Time is on your side
  • Save your rejects

Time: 9:00 am until Noon

Date: March 5, 2022

About your instructor: Peter  Van Rhijn has taught the Art of Photography since 1974.

Peter’s interest in photography was fueled early on by his interest in the production of AV presentations. His 3-projector, medium-format shows were seen in many places in North America.

His show ‘Strength in Beauty” was presented to round out the very first meeting of the North American Nature Photography Association in Fort Meyers FL.

Peter is an associate of the New England Council of Camera Clubs (ANEC). Peter was sponsored by Fujifilm USA and was a member of their Talent team.

Peter’s work was/is marketed by Superstock, All Canada Photos, Design Pics, and his own domain: For more details see

Guests are welcome to attend our Workshops at the cost of $20. Register here.
Once payment has been received, a ZOOM link will be provided within 24 hours. Please ensure your email address is correct. If you do not receive the link within a day, please check your spam folder and if you still don’t have it, please contact us. 

If you have any questions or issues, please reach out to:

Holly Lumley

Workshop Coordinator

Mississauga Camera Club

April Camera Club Meeting

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

Smokin Cornpipe by Shirley LeClair
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Negative Space Assignment
  • Nature/Macro Photography by Danielle Barabé-Bussières
  • Winter Challenge Slide Presentation by Ron Pierce
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on Motion Photography
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, March 29th 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 Solitude and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the May 3rd meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Photo Editing Courses

The Hazeldean branch of the Ottawa Public Library is offering two introductory courses on photo editing that may be of interest to some of our camera club members.

The first is Basic Digital Photo Editing (Demo Only) on March 4th from 6-8 PM

The second is Basic Digital Photo Editing (Hands On) on March 25th from 6-8 PM

Both courses require registration with the library as described in the links above.

Frank Dugal on Portraiture

At the February 1st meeting, club member Frank Dugal will give a presentation on portraiture.

Frank is a self-taught life-long photographer.  He was the founding co-leader of the RA Photo Club Digital Group, President of the Orléans Photo Club and the leader of its Digital Group.  He is a member of the Kanata Seniors Centre Camera Club and the Arnprior Photo Club.  He has been shooting digital since 1998 when he bought his first Digital Camera.  Now, his cameras of choice are the mirrorless Fuji XT1 and his iPhone.

For a number of years, he was a weekend warrior and photographed weddings and special events.  People photography is his first love.

Frank believes Photography is a school from which you never graduate.  It is a continual learning process.

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You can review Frank’s presentation here.

Monthly Meeting December 1st

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

Our meeting will include:

  • Slide show of Member Images from the “Stormy Weather” Assignment
  • Phil’s Tip of the Day on “Getting out of Auto Mode”
  • Presentation on Wild Life Photography by Joe Silverman
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Announcements and Closing Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, November 24th to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos including formats and titles go here on our website Galleries page.

The next assignment is  “Picture that Tells a Story” and pictures from this assignment will be shown at the January 5th meeting.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Digital Cameras Have Come a Long Way

From the IEEE Spectrum article 25 Microchips That Shook the World

Kodak KAF-1300 Image Sensor (1986)

Launched in 1991, the Kodak DCS 100 digital camera cost as much as US $13 000 and required a 5-kilogram external data storage unit that users had to carry on a shoulder strap. The sight of a person lugging the contraption? Not a Kodak moment. Still, the camera’s electronics—housed inside a Nikon F3 body—included one impressive piece of hardware: a thumbnail-size chip that could capture images at a resolution of 1.3 megapixels, enough for sharp 5-by-7-inch prints. “At the time, 1 megapixel was a magic number,” says Eric Stevens, the chip’s lead designer, who still works for Kodak. The chip—a true two-phase charge-coupled device—became the basis for future CCD sensors, helping to kick-start the digital photography revolution. What, by the way, was the very first photo made with the KAF-1300? “Uh,” says Stevens, “we just pointed the sensor at the wall of the laboratory.”

Monthly Photo Topic Change

To take full advantage of a soon to be announced special event, the monthly photo topics for April and May have been interchanged and now are:

Shooting Month Submit by Meeting
Apr – Best Ever Apr 28 May 5
May – Nature May 26 Jun 2