January Camera Club Meeting

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Harmony by Xiao-wei Sima

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on January 3rd, at 9:15 a.m.

Your images for the assignment and Fix my Pic must be emailed by noon on Friday, December 27th 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 Motion and these images will be shown at the meeting on February 7th.

See you at the meeting.

2020 Winter Photo Challenge

It’s time to get ready for the KSCCC 2020 Winter Photo Challenge !!

This year we will be trying something a little different.  Rather than taking a number of photographs of different subjects, we will be challenging ourselves to “Create a Photography Project”.

The challenge is simple. Here are the guidelines:

  • Prior to setting out on your photographic mission, select a specific topic that interests you or perhaps challenges you.
  • The subject matter is up to you; HOWEVER, all photographs that you take must be related to the specific topic that you have chosen.
  • Each photo project can include between 4 and 6 individual photographs.

Here is the timeline:

  • All photographs must be taken between January 4th, 2020 and noon, February 28th, 2020. That’s two months to take 4-6 photos. Lots of time to get creative!!
  • Photographs can be taken all in one day or over multiple days or weeks.
  • All photos must be submitted by noon, February 28th, 2020.
  • The title for your project is also submitted by noon, February 28th, 2020.
  • Submit photos and project title to the usual KSCCC email address. Make sure to identify your project as part of the 2020 Winter Photo Challenge. Number your photos in the order that you wish them to be presented.

Once all project titles and photos have been submitted, we will prepare a slide show to be presented at a KSCCC meeting this spring.

Ron Pierce

Freeman Keats on Project Photography

The featured presenter at our January 3rd meeting will be Freeman Keats speaking on “Project Photography”.

Freeman Keats is a photographer living in Carp, Ontario, Canada.

Freeman has studied at Algonquin College, graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, and has participated in the Master Class offerings at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa.

Freeman did teach photography classes through the City Of Ottawa and his work has appeared in several local newspapers and magazines.

Freeman is a member of Studio Zone V –  a group of seven retired former executives who have now recreated themselves as fine art photographers.

His work has been exhibited at the Ottawa International Airport, The Balderson Gallery,  a number of Canada’s Embassies,  as well as several business establishments in the Ottawa area.

Freeman’s photographs have been shown in a solo exhibition at Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, and also in Studio Zone V group exhibits at Spiral Gallery, Centrepointe Gallery,  Atrium Gallery, and Exposure Gallery, in Ottawa and as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto in May, 2017 and 2018.

His work has been purchased by the City Of Ottawa, and these have been exhibited in a number of group exhibitions at the Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa’s City Hall.

Freeman is also an active member of  the West Carleton Arts Society and regularly participates in the group’s exhibitions as well as curating the artwork for one of its exhibition locations.

To see some of his work, check out his website, his instagram page or his almay page.

You can contact Freeman at:

  • freeman@freemankeatsphotography
  • 613-266-6416

Fix My Pic for January Meeting

Fix My Pic Sample for January Meeting

The image for Fix My Pic is now available here or, if you prefer to work from a raw file, here.

The cut off date for submissions is the same date as for the Monthly Challenge – in this case – Friday, December 27th.

Images must be emailed to the regular club email address: contact@ksccc.ca

Members submitting images will be asked during the meeting to share their reasons for why they made a change and how they made the changes.

Submissions should be renamed to:

Deer by {your name}.jpg

Fix My Pic will be every 2 months, alternating with the Tip of the Day.

John Williamson

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.