Welcome to the 2021/22 Season of the KSCCC

As hot, humid days of August make way for hopefully cooler days of September, the Kanata Seniors’ Centre Camera Club (KSCCC) is busy getting organized for our 2021/22 season.

With the ongoing restrictions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be meeting virtually for the foreseeable future. We hope that as soon as it is safe to do so, we will reconvene our in-person meetings.

Our upcoming season promises to be interesting for all our Club members, with presentations by a range of external speakers and Club members, monthly photo challenges, special photographic topics and plenty of opportunities to share our experiences, as well as learn and practice new photographic and photo editing techniques.

Here are some details for our first meeting of the new season:

Date and Time: Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 9:15 a.m.
Venue: Virtual using the Google Meet platform
Presenter: Javier Frutos, Creative Director, Photographer and Photo Editor at Canadian Geographic & The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Don’t forget to send in your photos for the KSCCC Summer Challenge “Canada, eh!”.  Your submissions are due by noon, September 3rd, 2021.

Additional details of the meeting on September 10th will be sent out shortly.

Ron Pierce

2021 Spring Photo Challenge Results

Spring stars – Bloodroot by Ann Williams

Members of the KSCCC had a successful year with the 2021 Spring Photo Challenge. This year we challenged ourselves to create a photographic project focused on “Spring: A time of New Beginnings”. Each photographer submitted a short portfolio of 4-6 images. A total of 12 photographers submitted approximately 70 photographs on topics ranging from Canada geese keeping a close watch on their newborn goslings to spring flowers and landscapes. Congratulations to all photographers!

Here’s slideshow of the photographic projects:

The galleries of all photographs are here.

Ron Pierce

Link for June Meeting

Click here to join our June Meeting.

The dial in link is ‪(CA) +1 226-317-5524‬ PIN: ‪968 550 477‬#.  This is a southern Ontario area code so long distance charges may apply.

The Google Meet “room” will be opened shortly after 8:45 a.m. on Friday morning if you need to check your equipment and 9:00 a.m. to sign in for the meeting which starts at 9:15 a.m.

During the online meeting the presenter will show a presentation to all members. To review instructions on how to view a presentation full screen click here.

If you have any issues email us at contact@ksccc.ca and we’ll try to help

June Camera Club Meeting

Carp River Bridge under over by Ted Timmons

The monthly meeting will be held online on June 4th at 9:15 a.m. using Google Meet. For information on how to use Google Meet for our meetings go here. A link to the meeting will be posted on our website the morning of June 3rd.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  • Review online meeting procedures
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the April assignment on Wet/Water
  • Overview of Monthly Challenges 2021/22
  • Member Slideshow Part 1
  • Spring Challenge Slideshow
  • Project Challenge on Camera Techniques – Introduction
  • Member Slideshow Part 2
  • Concluding Remarks
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iPhone Camera Apps

This article The Best iPhone Camera Apps of 2021 from the PetaPixel blog details 7 of the best photography apps in the following categories:

  • Professional iPhone Camera App
  • All-in-One iPhone Camera App
  • Free iPhone Camera App
  • iPhone Camera App for Filters
  • iPhone Photo Editing App
  • iPhone Accessory App for Stills and Video
  • iPhone Camera App for Filmmaking

Club member Anne Jones agrees that these are all useful apps but says:

I have looked up each of the apps in the App Store. It’s not a pretty picture. Almost all the reviews are poor, not because of the app itself but because of the ever increasing Subscription model. This is what I have found also. I guess this is why I go less and less to the outside apps. You are either constantly bothered with ads or features won’t work unless you PAY UP!!

Monthly Challenges 2021/22 – A Sneak Peek

With our current season winding down, we are busy planning for our new 2021/22 season. This includes identifying interesting and challenging topics for our monthly challenges, as well as searching for speakers who are willing to give presentations to our members at our monthly meetings.

With the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, planning for our new season is proving to be challenging. It is too soon to know if we will have in-person meetings starting this September or whether we will need to continue with virtual meetings.

However, we thought that members would like to have a “sneak peek” at the topics for our monthly challenges for the new season. For those photographers who like to get a jump start on their photography, the following is the list of topics.

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