Members Tip Of The Day — Instructions

You can make any sort of presentation, on any photography subject that you like which might be educational for our membership. You should plan for a presentation of no longer than 20 minutes, as we are time limited on the availability of the hall.

If you decide to put together a presentation supported by your selection of YouTube videos, as I have done over the last 2 years, here is how to put together the document to attach to our website once your meeting presentation is finished:

  • Create a blank word document to which you can attach your chosen videos links
  • Type your subject into the search window in YouTube
  • Look at a lot of the videos on that subject
  • As you watch a video that you think does a good job of providing instruction on your topic, copy the video address link over to your word document. Repeat this process until you have a list of list of 3 to 5 good videos.
  • With each video address, you should show the name that the video was given by the video presenter and make sure to name the presenter for credit.

Your document should look something like this:

Motion Photography.

Videos to watch as suggested by <insert your name here>

Digital Photography 1 on 1:Episode 15: Panning by Mark Wallace from Adorama TV

Shutterspeed – Easy Explained. Photography Tutorial for Beginner by Benjamin Jaworskyj

Canon: Tips for Shooting Vehicles in Motion with Kevin Wing

Have one of your chosen videos be fairly short (3-7 minutes), if you plan to have it shown as an introduction to your presentation. Place this video at the top of your list. Bill or Amy usually download that video to a USB storage device so that it can be played on the club projector.

Forward the document to the club email account one week prior to the meeting.

If have any questions or you would like to put your name forward to do the presentation for a particular month, please get in touch with me as I will be coordinating the program. Remember, it’s all about having fun and learning with photography. My email address is

Phil Tughan

Fix My Pic

Fix My Pic Sample for September

In order to encourage members to tune up their editing skills, the Club has started a new program.  Download the picture here, edit it any way you want and send one version of your final image to  Prior to sending, rename the image to:

Forest by (your name).jpg

We will show all of the images at the following meeting and we will also present the version of the photographer. 

No rules, edit it any way you want, and submit one image to the email address above.

Ontario PPOC New Members Event

Danielle Barabé-Bussières, who spoke at our April 5th meeting, has invited any interested club members to attend the New Members Reception of the Eastern Ontario Branch of the PPOC to be held September 5th from 7 until 9 PM at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata.

Danielle says:

Just want to ask if you could kindly inform your photo club members and people you know who might be interested of this event we are organizing. I will be present, as I am a member of the executive committee and would be thrilled to see some familiar and new faces. It is mostly an event to answer questions people might have regarding PPOC etc.

If you’re interested, go online to eventbrite and register for a free admission.

September Camera Club Meeting

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

Blowing in the Wind by Amy Lo

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 30th to be included in the slideshow. You may submit one photograph of each element, for a total of FOUR photographs. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Abstraction and these images will be shown at the meeting on October 4th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Glenn Bloodworth to Present on September 6th

The featured speaker at the first meeting of out 2019/2020 season will be Glenn Bloodworth:

A retired senior executive from the federal public service and the private sector, Glenn is a visual artist employing medium-format film & composite digital media. He holds a Diploma in Photographic Arts and Production from the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa [SPAO], and a Certificate in Photography Techniques from Algonquin College. Thematically driven by David Thoreau’s observation “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” and influenced by Hiroshi Sugimoto’s sense of ‘time exposed’, Walker Evan’s optic, and the aesthetic of the Düsseldorf School artists like Thomas Struth and Candida Höfer, Glenn’s art centers on visuals tonally and metaphysically textured, presenting the over-looked familiar and vernacular, encouraging viewers to comprehension and challenging them to insight, not only of what they are seeing but how they see. Glenn’s works are held in several public and private collections in Canada and abroad, including the City of Ottawa Art Collection. 

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CANCELLED — Full Moon at Pinhey Dunes

From Biodiversity Conservancy International:

Mother Nature is sending her apologies!
The Full Moon Pinhey Sand Dunes Tour will be cancelled due to the weather. With Mother Natures’s Cooperation, the next Full Moon Pinhey Sand Dunes Tour will be the August Full Moon! Thank you so much for your interest and support!

Full Moon at Pinhey Dunes

Biodiversity Conservancy International are organizing a night tour at Pinhey Dunes. This might be a good opportunity for club members to get some interesting full moon images.

For more about Pinhey Dunes including images and maps, see these past posts.

Adobe Lightroom Free Tutorial Videos

There are thousands of these and I would encourage you to do your own searches and look until you find a site where the tutorials and presentation are to your interests.

  1. PetaPixel: This Free Masterclass Teaches Adobe Lightroom in Just 30 Minutes
  2. FixThePhoto: Free Lightroom Tutorials
  3. PhotoTraces: Top Free Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners
  4. Adobe: Lightroom and Photoshop – Creative Cloud Photography
  5. Adobe: Edit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere

John Williamson