Link for June Meeting

Click here to join our June Meeting

The dial-in link is (CA) +1 289-949-1930‬ PIN: ‪600 167 295‬#. 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

MONTHLY CHALLENGES FOR 2022/23—A Sneak Peek

With our current season winding down, we are busy planning for our new 2022/23 season. Thank you to all our club members who identified interesting and ambitious topics for our monthly challenges.

Results from our 2022 Members’ Survey indicate that you would like to extend the time for taking photographs to 12 months. Of course, if you are unable to take photographs in this time, please use photographs from your archive that relate to the monthly challenge.

We are hoping to reconvene in-person monthly meetings at the Kanata Seniors Centre starting in September 2022.

We thought that members would like to get a “sneak peek” at the topics for our monthly challenges for the new season.

So, for those photographers who like to get a jump start on their photography, here is the list of topics. Keep an eye on our website for a full listing of topic descriptions and due dates that will be posted shortly after our June meeting.

Summer Challenge

It’s summer: get outside!!  (Around Ottawa/Gatineau and the Ottawa Valley)

  • Summer has finally arrived! It is time to get outside! There are so many things to see and do in and around Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Grab your camera and take some photographs of your favourite location, subject or activity. Perhaps you want to get creative and take a photograph that has a unique perspective or is somewhat ambiguous. Try to stump our club members by having them guess what the photograph actually is about.

Monthly Challenges

  • Animals, Pets
  • Circles
  • Contrast
  • Hands
  • Out of Place, Outliers (what does not belong), Unexpected
  • Pareidolia
  • Still Life
  • Self-Portrait without Self (without your face)
  • Transportation

Ron Pierce

June Camera Club Meeting

Last Train to Carleton Place by Carol Brown

The monthly meeting will be held online on June 3rd 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 before the meeting.

The agenda for the meeting is:

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Lunar Eclipse

Club member Ted Timmons shot the recent “blood moon” lunar eclipse and shared his experience and images.

Eclipsed “Blood” Moon

 It was a bit of an adventure to sort out how to go about getting the shots. The weather cooperated enough to let me make a few images of the moon. The image of just the moon is straight out of the camera with minimal post-processing.

Equipment:

  • For the moon: Sigma 50-500 with a 1.4 teleconverter
  • For the foreground in the composite images: Sigma 50-500
  • Tripod with a gimbal head
  • Cable release
  • Mosquito repellent!

This one is a composite image. Not possible with the location, my gear, and especially my skill level to get the epic image of a very large moon with the background. Had to mask, copy, resize the moon to composite in the other image.

Composite

Taken in the area just across the street from where I live – Carp River

This image shows the phases of the moon entering eclipse:

Phases Entering Eclipse

Great images! Thanks for sharing Ted.

May Monthly Challenge

Wall Art in Almonte by Marilyn Martin

The Monthly Challenge for May is Wall Art/Building Decorations/Graffiti. The following websites list a few locations, in and around Ottawa, where you can find murals and wall art:

Ottawa Tourism Urban Arts Scene
House of Paint – Ottawa / Gatineau Mural & Graffiti Map
Carleton Place Murals Everywhere
Pembroke Heritage Murals

Pictures from this monthly challenge will be presented at our meeting on June 3, 2022.

In-Camera Project Challenge Reminder

Grainy Twirl by Paula Brown

Your pictures for the In-Camera Project Challenges for April (Black and White or monotone, Exposure Creativity, Embrace the Grain) and May (Extreme Perspective, Worm’s Eye View) must be emailed by noon on May 20th.

Please send separate emails for the April and May Challenges. When you submit, include in the subject line if the picture is for the April or May Challenge Also, indicate if you wish to speak about your picture at the next meeting.

For additional information on the In-Camera Project Challenge and How to Submit click here. If you do not receive an email confirming that your image has been received, send a follow-up email to contact@ksccc.ca.

Pictures for the April and May In-Camera Project Challenge will be shown at the meeting on Friday, June 3rd.