Replacing Pictures in the Seniors’ Centre

The KSCCC has six pictures hanging in the Seniors’ Centre. Because of the Covid shut down the current pictures have been hanging since January 2020. Historically, the KSCCC has swapped pictures out every four or so months to allow more of our great work to be displayed. We would like to get that process started again beginning in January 2023. This blog post explains how members can submit their pictures for display at the Seniors’ Centre.

Our current plan is to change the pictures three times a year: at the end of January; the end of May; and, the end of September. This will keep things fresh for Seniors’ Centre visitors and give all KSCCC members more opportunities to show off their work. Currently, we are not planning to curate the pictures or propose themes. We’re looking for pictures of broad interest (P.G. of course!) Travel, nature, wildlife, landscapes, architecture, people, creative, macro, all would be good ideas for pictures.

We encourage all KSCCC members to participate. This is not a competition and we are not looking for the “best” pictures. We are looking for good pictures, which KSCCC members are proud to display and that Seniors’ Centre members would enjoy seeing. To support participation, we will be tracking how many times members have had their pictures hung at the Centre. Generally, pictures will be accepted in the order submitted; however, from time-to-time we will choose pictures from members who have not yet had a picture displayed over those who have had several pictures hung. Also, if the particular mix of pictures in the order submitted, leans too heavily in one direction (for example, pets), we may choose other submitted pictures for variety. All submitted pictures will remain in the Queue until displayed. We will update KSCCC members on the need for pictures at the regular monthly meeting, as necessary, and will email you to let you know when your picture will be displayed.

Submission Process and Requirements

Due to framing and matting limitations, all pictures should be cropped to an 8×10 aspect ratio (portrait or landscape) and be printed at 8”x10” (portrait or landscape). The visible part of the picture will be about 7.6”x9.6”.

The pictures should be printed with a glossy finish, as opposed to a matt finish. To submit your picture, we ask that you first submit your picture through the regular monthly meeting process for viewing and reviewing pictures as explained here. If necessary you can use the “General” category. Please note in the body of your email, that you are submitting the picture for display in the Seniors’ Centre. Anytime after the review, you can have your picture printed and drop it off in an envelope, at the front desk at the Seniors’ Centre. The envelope should be addressed as follows:

From:Your Name
Date:The date you drop the picture off
To:KSC Camera Club
Attention:Jan & Bruce Turner

When the pictures come down

When pictures come down, we will place them in a binder which will be available at camera club meetings and other events for viewing. If any members want their pictures back they can simply retrieve them from the binder.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to attention Jan & Bruce Turner or talk to Jan or Bruce at the next meeting. We’re looking forward to your participation, and the Seniors’ Centre is excited to see your new work.

Jan & Bruce Turner

RicharD Murphy To Speak November 4th

The speaker at our November meeting will be local photographer RicharD Murphy. He says his presentation will explore:

who I am, what I’ve done, what I do, and why I do it

Having lived in Kanata since his early childhood, RicharD first began in photography while attending the Earl of March S.S. where he was encouraged by his very patient art teachers. To further his photographic education, RicharD moved to London, Ontario and studied at Fanshawe College where he specialized in large-format, commercial product photography.

RicharD has worked in Ottawa’s photographic industry for over twenty-five years in such areas as custom darkroom printing, artwork reproduction, corporate portraiture, commercial magazine photography, and technical imaging for national heritage organizations such as Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

A technical photographer by day, and a fine art photographer by night, RicharD takes equal pleasure photographing computer network equipment as he does the undersides of mushrooms. 

To see examples of RicharD’s work, check out his website.

Presenters 2022/23

The following are the KSCCC Presenters for the 2022/23. This will be updated as new information is received:

NovRicharD Murphy Presenting on Who I am, what I’ve done, what I do, and why I do it
DecManfred Presentation on Flash Photography
JanDebbie Pinard Presentation on Horses
FebTed Timmons Presenting on Underwater Photography: the Story Behind the Pictures
MarNot confirmed yet
AprEd Luninstra Presentation on Macro Photography
MaySteve Cain, South March Studio Photography Presenting
JuneMember’s Meeting

2022-10-19 Edited to update the title of RicharD Murphy’s presentation and correct spelling of Steve Cain’s name.

KSCCC Facebook Page

When the KSCCC meets in person, we invite members to show images that
they would like to have reviewed.  While the Kanata Seniors’ Centre was
shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved to an online meeting
format. This was not really conducive to submitting work for review by
other club members.

In an attempt to provide members with a forum to post images for
review we set up a Facebook page and invited members to post images
for comment and review.  This was not particularly successful and very few people used the page for that purpose. 

The KSCCC Executive discussed the value of having a Facebook page and, as a result of these discussions, it was determined that the site would be shut down immediately.

October Monthly Meeting

Musical Ride by Paula Brown

The next in-person monthly meeting will be held on October 14th starting at 9:15 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  • Opening Remarks
  • Presentation by Lorraine Fernando on Light Painting
  • Photos at the Seniors’ Centre by Jan and Bruce Turner
  • Update on Facebook by Manfred Mueller
  • Slideshow by Ed Lacelle on Birds
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the September assignment on Transportation
  • In-camera June Photo Challenge on Light Painting
  • Photo Review
  • Concluding Remarks
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Lorraine Fernando Presenting in October

Lorraine Fernando

Lorraine Fernando will give a presentation on Painting with Light – Bending Pixels on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Lorraine has been photographing for about ten years, and has spent some time trying to find her photographic voice – what interests her, and what types of images she likes to create.

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