To Edit or Not?

Here’s an interesting video that refutes some of the arguments against editing the images we create.

Sean Tucker on whether or not to edit your images

Club member Manfred Mueller pointed out these two images as a counter argument to the evils of post-processing.

This is Ansel Adam’s iconic Moonlight – Hernandez, New Mexico (which he made at least 1,300 prints of)…

Then of course, there is always the contact print of the original negative…

December Camera Club Meeting

Pavement Tool by Ko Fung

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, December 6th, at 9:15 a.m.

  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Tools of the Trade Assignment
  • Presentation on Contemplative Photography by Henry Fernando
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Tip of the Day on Image Sharpening
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, November 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 Contemplative and these images will be shown at the meeting on January 3rd.

See you at the meeting.

Henry Fernando on Contemplative Photography

The featured presenter at our December 6th meeting will be Henry Fernando speaking on “Contemplative Photography”.

From Henry’s website:

Henry Fernando is a photographer based in Ottawa, Canada. His two great passions in life are travel and photography. He believes that travel helps him discover a lot about himself. It provides him with a whole new perspective and understanding of this phenomenal world that we live in. Travel provides him not only with a sense of adventure, but it also opens doors to culture that do not revolve around fast food and social media.

Though originally trained in Biochemistry and later as an IT manager, he was always interested in photography. He experienced a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for photography after taking a workshop in Contemplative Photography. The workshop opened his eyes to the rich and vivid colour and texture of the world around us.

Henry is trained in Contemplative Photography and studied Zen, Miksang, and Tao contemplative photography.

For more on Henry be sure to check out his website, his facebook page, and his latest eBook You Are Here: A Mindfulness Guide to Travel and Photography.

Added December 6

After Henry’s excellent presentation, he offered us free access to his eBook “Vision 365” available here.

Beaverbrook Library Showcase

The club has now placed our photos in the library showcase (at entrance to Library ). They will be on display until Saturday November 9th .

This is a great way to promote the club and showcase our great photos.

A big thank you to the following club members for their submissions: Ann Williams, Marg Jackman, Shirley Ann George, Deb Bisaillion, Xiao-wei Sima, and Richard Lacey.

Photos will be returned at our December 6th club meeting unless otherwise arranged.

Special thanks to Marilyn Martin and Amy Lo for helping out.

Library “ Ed”

“On Creativity” by Manfred Mueller

The featured speaker at our meeting on November 1st will be club member Manfred Mueller. His presentation will be on creativity.

Manfred Mueller

Manfred is an award-winning Kanata based photographer.  In addition to being a member of the KSCCC executive, he is currently the Chair of the RA Photo Club. He teaches at various Ottawa photo clubs and has been a guest speaker at Ottawa’s La Cité Community College photography program for the past few years. 

He has studied photography at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Algonquin College and the School of Photographic Arts – Ottawa (SPAO). He is a member of Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).  His work has been published in Canadian Geographic and the Ottawa Business Journal.  Manfred is a photographic judge and has recently completed his national level CAPA certification requirements. 

As an avid travel photographer and has visited almost 60 different countries, often in very remote or challenging locations.  When he is not on the road, he shoots local landscapes, urban scenes and people.  He works in the photo studio and uses studio lighting during on-location shoots.

Manfred is a retired professional engineer who spent several decades leading design teams in Canada and abroad.  While most people will not see the work that engineers, architects and industrial designers as art, creativity is a critical factor in ensuring their projects are successful.  In his talk will demonstrate how a workflow that is commonly used by design professionals translates into successful photographic projects.  A project can be as simple as a KSCCC Monthly Challenge to planning and executing a shoot in challenging and exotic locations around the world.

Manfred Mueller celebrating Holi

November Camera Club Meeting

Danger by Debbie Pinard

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

Your images for the assignment and Fix my Pic must be emailed by noon on Friday, October 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 Tools of the Trade and these images will be shown at the meeting on December 6th.

See you at the meeting.

ProShow Gold & Producer

It seems like the company Photodex Corporation, which produces the popular slide show software ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer, is having some problems. Internet reports plus my and a friends attempts to contact customer support verify they are not functioning at they have in the past.  Rumors are they are trying to restructure and may re-introduce to the marketplace. They have great and popular products, but until the company’s situation clarifies I would suggest our members not purchase the software.   

Frank Knor