Explore Your Camera Workshop

Sue helping out

Many camera club members got together on January 13th and had a great time learning more about their cameras.

Under the guidance of Sue Carey, and with the assistance of members of the Camera Club Executive, topics included aperture priority, shutter priority, manual fixed focus, lighting, portraits, spot versus matrix metering, and exposure compensation.

More pictures of participants and some of their results are in this gallery. The handouts are here.

Special thanks to Sue Carey for coming up with the idea for the workshop and for making it happen.

 

Henry’s Kanata Event: February 14

Alexandra from Henry’s in Kanata passed along this:

we’re running an event here at Henry’s Kanata on February 14th from 9am-noon, and we are extending the invitation to you guys and the Lanark camera club first. The whole event is centered around education, not selling (there wont be a till open, but there may be something offered to attendees that they can take and use at a later date).

 The idea is that the store will be divided in to 6 sections (Action Cameras, Nikon, Canon, sigma/tamron/3rd party lenses, mirrorless, and lighting) and there will be little presentations going on in each section. Since not all the attendees will be interested rotating through all the stations to hear all the presentations we are bringing in a bunch of gear to create a “play”/demo section in the middle of the store.

                 Do you think this is something that your club would be interested in? And would you perhaps be able to connect me with the best person to help us get the word out and confirm who would like to come? (We do unfortunately have limited spot available)

For more details, and/or to register please email Henry’s in Kanata or call them at 613-836-1016.

Shoot People?

Fraser Campbell found this one for photographers who take themselves too seriously. You don’t have to buy the mug to appreciate the joke 🙂

The Big Picture

About once a week, the photo editors at the Boston Globe put together a collection of brilliant images from around the world that they call The Big Picture.

Sometimes they focus on a single story for example: Perseid meteor shower. Sometimes the images are a collection like this story: 2015 Year in Pictures: Animals. Often they cover news events like: Paris attacks.

If you’re looking for inspiration take a look at this blog.

 

Sale at Henrys!

Ken Wilson passed along news about this sale:

I noticed a sale advertisement in today’s Citizen that Henry’s Orleans Location (613-830-8500) is closing Jan 23, 2016, and “everything must go”.  I just thought I’d pass this information along in case camera club members may be interested.

In case you missed it

In case you missed the excellent “play with your camera” exercise session organized by Sue Carey (WAY TO GO SUE !!!) aided by several members of the camera club executive,  this recent post from Digital Photography School titled “Do These 5 Quick Exercises to Learn What Your New Camera Can Do” will help you fill in the gaps.

It’s part of their series of posts for beginning photographers which also included:

Play with your Camera

Come to the Centre Wednesday afternoon January 13th from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Program Room. Bring your camera, its manual, and your tripod (if you have one).

Visit our several “learning stations” where  you’ll be able  to experiment with:

  • aperture priority
  • shutter priority
  • manually fix focus
  • lighting
  • portraits
  • spot metering
  • exposure compensation
  • using a soft box